Dave's Transformers Page

Transformers "Artifacts": Paper

Books, comics, trading cards...don't get it wet!

Last Updated 6/9/16
with a couple of really bad How To Draws.


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Paper Stuff

    If it's Transformers-related and mostly made of paper, it'll probably be here. Games in general will be in Plastic, but simple trading cards or playing cards here.


Comics

    Initially, Dreamwave got the license to bring Transformers back to the comic shop, and all seemed fine for a while. However, overextension and some horrible business decisions drove Dreamwave into the ground. IDW, a company with a few years' experience in licensed properties (such as the Buffyverse books) picked up the license, and started their own G1 continuity while also picking up some of the stuff Dreamwave dropped.
    Meanwhile, Devil's Due had the GI Joe license, and got permission to do GIJoe/TF crossover comics, something they kept doing even after Dreamwave tanked. And UK publisher Titan Books got the rights to reissue the 1980s US and UK Marvel comics in trade paperbacks.


Guidebooks

    Various guidebooks are out there, from toy picture collections to comicbook Who's Who type books. This page includes Antarctic's Cybertronian Guide series, Dreamwave's More Then Meets The Eye, and various other guides. Updated: 6/25/11


"How To Draw" Books

    Over the years, I've picked up a number of books purporting to help one learn to draw giant robots, or transformers in particular.

Last updated: 6/9/16


OTFCC Magazine

    The Official Transformers Collectors Club has a (theoretically) bimonthly magazine, which is part comic, part guidebook and part fanzine. So I'm giving it its own section.

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