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PR: The Transformers Saga Erupts in "Devastation"

The Transformers saga erupts in Devastation

IDW Publishing’s latest Transformers title chronicles the third chapter in the series about the hidden war between the Autobots and the Decepticons.

San Diego, CA (September 6, 2007)—The Transformers’ secret war on Earth continues in IDW Publishing’s latest blockbuster, The Transformers: Devastation, the first issue of which hits comics shops in September. In Devastation, factions on Earth launch into bold and decisive action. With both the Machination and Skywatch poised to strike, both with Cybertronian technology and inside knowledge of the Transformers, the Autobots have no choice but to retreat. But the arrival on Earth of the Decepticon living super-weapon Sixshot promises only one thing: Devastation.
“We’ve been telling an ongoing saga, first with Infiltration, then with Escalation,” says Chris Ryall, publisher and editor-in-chief of IDW Publishing. “This continues the epic that we started a year and a half ago. This is where plot points and characters converge, where everything expands and the story blows up more than ever before.”
Devastation pulls in a range of characters, including those who appeared only in previous Transformer spotlight issues. Characters like Hot Rod and Sixshot both play major roles in Devastation, and fans will discover the startling fate of Hunter, one of the epic’s central human characters.
Devastation, like Infiltration and Escalation , features story and script by veteran Transformers writer Simon Furman, with art by fan-favorite E.J. Su.
In Infiltration, the Autobots struggled to prevent an Armageddon on Earth instigated by Decepticon, with the planet’s secret mechanical defenders relying on the unlikely aid of three misfit human allies. In Escalation, Optimus Prime and the Autobots confronted the impending menaces Megatron and Ore-13, only to see the Machination strike—with shocking and tragic consequences. And now, in the third series, those consequences go from dire… to devastating.

About IDW Publishing
IDW PUBLISHING, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, is a publisher of comic books and graphic novels. IDW’s titles range from 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and FALLEN ANGEL to Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS, Fox’s ANGEL, Paramount’s STAR TREK, and many more. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007. More information about the company can be found at www.idwpublishing.com .

ABOUT THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP

The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry’s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro’s core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.

TRANSFORMERS is under license from Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).

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