Wednesday, May 25, 2011

COVER SHOTS: The Best From IDW's August 2011 Solicitations

In August, IDW have more than the return of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles going down (why can't I say that title without humming the theme tune?). They also have G.I. Joe, Godzilla, Dr Who and Duke Nukem in amongst it. The best covers of their total August offerings though? These two suckers right here.

COVER OF THE MONTH: LIVIO RAMONDELLI - TRANSFORMERS #24(A) Jeepers, if this doesn't remind me of better G1 days I don't know what will! Galvatron looming in the background, Prime and the odd miscellaneous Autobot posing for a group shot in front of their true home tuff. *Sigh* Oh 80's... why did you ever leave?

Okay so posting the variant to the top cover pick is a bit of a cheat, sue me.

While I wasn't a fan of Megatron taking a leaf out of the Joker's book and trying to rock a purple wardrobe as Galvatron, Livio makes a damn decent run of it here.

Kicking off the Chaos event which sees Prime and co. try to stop Galvie's plan for a barren Cyberton, either cover is bound to put a little energon cube in your diet!

For the full IDW August 2011 rundown, click the jump.


  1. Heroes in a half shell! Turtle Power! (see, everyone does it). Nothing looks quite so good as a really well done Optimus Prime shot. And that one is really well done. And I think the reason Transformer and Turtles and various other 80's toys and cartoons have stuck with us so long is that they took things from our every day lives and made them extraordinary. It wasn't anything we hadn't already perhaps thought up ourselves, or wished we had thought up ourselves. Who didn't want our toy cars to become a robot? Or the real car, for that matter? Or our pet turtle to suddenly transform itself into a ninja that could get a pizza delivered at any hour, to any where, even a sewer? These were concepts that spoke to kids. And I, for one, love that so many of them are being brought back. Sure, some of the revivals are crappy. But some of them kick butt too. Either way, it gives me an excuse to relive the 80's with my kids. And gives me more of a merchandising supply.

  2. I'll second that. Well put Random. Happy Geek Pride day to both of you.

    And thanks for the TF love Dan. Always appreciated from this old geek.

  3. Hahah glad I'm not alone Random!You are right about the 80s though I had never thought of it that way until now - todays stuff is just way to over complicated.

    What I like about all the revivals - good and bad - is that people care enough about what I cared about to bring it back. Execution is a harsh mistress but the effort is everything.

    Thanks Craig too for the Geek Day wishes - right back at ya! As for TF love I have a Splash Page from one of the comics which defined my love of the medium set up for transformers week on IADW, closer to the next movie) that I've come close to posting about 5 times already.

    I really think you will did it. It is easily the comic that made comics monthly for me and not just a casual fling.