John Barber Archives

John Barber's Last Day As IDW Editor-In-Chief Is Tomorrow
On the 4th of December, Bleeding Cool reported on John Barber leaving comic book publisher IDW as its Editor-In-Chief He has now confirmed that tomorrow will be his last day, posting on LinkedIn. John Barber from LinkedIn Hi all… I'm not much of a poster here (I plan to turn that around in the new year) but[...]
John Barber, No Longer Editor-In-Chief At IDW Publishing?
Bleeding Cool understands that John Barber, editor-in-chief of IDW Publishing – is no longer EIC of IDW John Barber was a former IDW Hasbro Group Editor who IDW rehired as new Editor-in-Chief in 2018 after he spent a two-year stint as a writer This followed Chris Ryall getting dropped by IDW as EIC back in[...]
Transformers Unicron Super-Mega-Crossover Finale Event Will Be Fully Returnable
Last month, we learned that IDW plans to end their Transformers comic book universe in the only way they know how: with a super-mega-crossover event. Transformers: Unicron by John Barber, Alex Milne, and Sebastian Cheng will run for six-issues bi-weekly this summer, kicking off with a #0 issue for Free Comic Book Day. And now, as announced during IDW's presentation at the[...]
Doctor Strange #26 Review: Strange Will Be Just Fine (Hopefully)
After Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo left and the usually excellent Dennis Hopeless put in a subpar stint on the book, I wasn't sure if the book could recover. John Barber swooped in and put together an excellent 25th issue to the book, and, with #26, he shows that he has an eye for the adventures[...]
'Doctor Strange' #25 Review: A Solid One-Off Tale
Can he discover the cause for this mass-possession before he gets torn limb from limb? We have another writer and artist shift for Doctor Strange, as John Barber grabs the writing wheel and a horde of artists, Juan Frigeri, Java Tartaglia, Kevin Nowlan, Scott Hanna, Dexter Vines, Mark Morales, Terry Pallot, Tom Palmer, and Dan Brown,[...]
Editorial Changes At IDW, 2 Up And 1 Out
He edits X-Files, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Judge Dredd and the upcoming Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me. With the two promotions come one exit as Group Editor John Barber leaves his role but won't be going far as he will be writing a secret project coming out of Revolution. [...]
Post-Dark Cybertron Speculation
But I have faith that writer John Barber can turn things around and pile on power plays and plot reversals Issue #2 of Robots in Disguise is still one of the best single TF issues in history, given its backdoor politics, secret murders and role reversal for Starscream. Repair: Parts and labor both at a minimum,[...]
Dark Cybertron Is, Thus Far, Dull Cybertron
Writers James Roberts and John Barber, especially Roberts, have put a lot of thought into how a millions-year-old robot society would evolve, function and acculturate The stories, even when they misfire, are full of big ideas. The big crossover between both titles, Dark Cybertron, launched with three chapters in November, revealing Shockwave's master plan to unleash[...]
New Transformers/G.I. Joe On-Gong Series Coming From IDW
JOE, will be going head-to-head in a brand-new ongoing series debuting next summer! Written and drawn by comic luminary Tom Scioli (Godland, American Barbarian) with co-writer and TRANSFORMERS veteran John Barber (TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, FALL OF CYBERTRON), these classic characters will explode off the page like never before! Based on the iconic Hasbro brands, this stand-alone series is set to explore the intriguing[...]