There’s still a month to go in the UK before Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens in cinemas here (19th June), but the first part of US publisher IDW’s comic adaptation, written by Transformers supremo Simon Furman, is on sale now in all good comic shops.
“This was my first stab at turning a movie script into a comic book, so I’m eager to hear what people think,” Simon notes on his official blog. “It was actually more of a challenge than I thought it would be, as so much has to be condensed, refined, shuffled or realigned to make it work as a cohesive, coherent panel-to-panel comic book.
“All the key plot points need to be front and centre and some stuff, inevitably, has to be almost sidelined or skipped over…But it was fun too. And I was pleased with the end product, especially as artist Jon Davis-Hunt made it all look so damn good!”
• Revenge of the Fallen: The Official Movie Adaptation #1 is on sale now, with #2-4 following in quick succession thereafter. For more details of all IDW Transformers releases, check out their website here.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.