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IDW Announces TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5 for Free Comic Book Day 2012

Friday, Dec 2nd, 2011

Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman return to the original TRANSFORMERS comic universeTRANSFORMERS #80.5 Free Comic Book Day Cover

 
 
After a twenty-year wait, IDW Publishing today proudly announced the return of the original Generation One TRANSFORMERS comics, beginning with the free TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5, available on Free Comic Book Day, May 5, 2012 as a Gold Sponsorship comic. Fan-favorite writer Simon Furman and legendary TRANSFOMERS artist Andrew Wildman pick up right where 1991's TRANSFORMERS #80 left off, and lead into this all-new month series, kicking off in July with TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #81.
 
Starting with the free TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5, OPTIMUS PRIME, GRIMLOCK, KUP, HOT ROD and all the favorite Generation One TRANSFORMERS characters charge into the future. Reflecting back on the dizzying highs and the terrifying lows of the original run of Transformers comics, OPTIMUS PRIME watches over a CYBERTRON that hasn't faced MEGATRON for decades. But that peace shudders to an end and dives headlong into July's TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #81.
 
Artist Stephen Baskerville-the original inker on those classic issues­- joins Wildman on interiors as inker, as Wildman also provides eye-catching covers. "The fans asked for this comic, and we listened," said IDW's TRANSFORMERS editor, John Barber. "TRANSFORMERS fans are some of the most loyal in the world, and they've been very patient. Now that patience will pay off. And for new readers, the Free Comic Book Day TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5 will get you up to speed on the classic TRANSFORMERS universe!"
 
 
TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5 (Free, 32 pages; full color) will be available on May 5, 2012 as part of Free Comic Book Day.
 
TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #81 ($3.99, 32 pages; full color) will be available in July 2012.

Tags transformers, generation one, simon furman, andrew wildman, hasbro, stephen baskerville, optimus prime, grimlock, free comic book day, fcbd