Marvel's Big X-Event: X of Swords by Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, and the X-Men Slack Team

Looks Like X Of Swords Begins In Cable #1 (Spoilers)

The upcoming X Of Swords teaser showed a variety of X-Men characters wielding a variety of swords, some recognisable, others not. Nightcrawler had a rapier, Cyclops had a light saber, that kind of thing. And Apocalypse had the sword that we saw in the previous issue of X-Men in the Crucible. And Cable has his […]

IDW Ch-ch-Changes to Transformers, Sonic The Hedgehog and Rom: Dire Wraiths

IDW Ch-Ch-Changes to Transformers, Sonic The Hedgehog and Rom: Dire Wraiths

We normally do this for Marvel and DC Comics. But now we find ourselves doing it for IDW Publishing, The changes between solicitation and publication. Transformers Valentine's Day Special #1, solicited as being written by Patrick Ehlers, Kate Leth & Cohen Edenfield will now be written by Patrick Ehlers & Sara Pitre-Durocher. Transformers #18, solicited […]

A ROM Has Been Released Of Atari's "Pursuit Of The Pink Panther"

There have been some retro games lost to time for every console, and a holy grail from the Atari 2600 has always been Pursuit Of The Pink Panther. Originally conceived in 1983 under the original title, Adventures of the Pink Panther, the game was based on the cartoon character. More specifically, the cartoon show that […]

Sal Buschema Returns for Backup Story in IDW's Rom: Dire Wraiths #1

Sal Buscema Returns for Backup Story in IDW's Rom: Dire Wraiths #1

At San Diego Comic-Con, IDW revealed plans to launch a brand new Rom series called Rom: Dire Wraiths. Today, IDW sent out a press release packed with details on the series, which is set to launch in October, and amongst those details is the news that legendary comic book artist Sal Buscema will contribute art […]

IDW to Launch Rom: Dire Wraiths Comic in October

IDW to Launch Rom: Dire Wraiths Comic in October

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. With that motto in mind, IDW is try, trying again with a new Rom series, following up on the 2016 series that ran for fifteen issues. This one will be called Rom: Dire Wraiths, and though the publisher teased it at the IDW and Hasbro SDCC […]

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Ready Player One Screenwriter Tapped to Adapt ROM: The Spaceknight

Coming off the adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One for Steven Spielberg, writer Zak Penn has been tapped for the adaptation of ROM: The Spaceknight for Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Based on the Hasbro toy ROM (short for read-only memory) of the 1980s, it was then introduced to readers in […]


Bob Layton Shows Off Unpublished IDW 'Rom' Sketches And More Unused Art

In 2016, IDW Publishing fulfilled the wishes of longtime comic book fans by finally bring Rom back to comics. And artist Bob Layton provided a couple of covers to the effort, drawing a subscription variant for Rom #2 and the regular cover for Rom #5. But it seems there was more Rom plans for Layton […]

Christos Gage and Paolo Villanelli Team Up Rom & The Micronauts For IDW In December

We've known that coming out of IDW's First Strike super-mega-crossover event, we'd be getting a comic called Rom & The Micronauts, because it was included in the First Strike checklist, but now we've got the first details for the book, which hits stores in December. Christos Gage will write with art by Paolo Villanelli and covers […]

IDW's 'First Strike' To Disrupt Comics Industry With Reader-Friendly Crossover Event

Comic book publisher IDW announced plans today to make its upcoming super-mega-crossover event First Strike accessible to readers, sending shockwaves throughout the industry. Traditional wisdom holds that comic book super-mega-crossover events should be as impenetrable as possible, repelling readers with jacked up prices, dozens of tie-in issues, companion series, one-shots, and an intricate publishing timeline […]

Coming In July… Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor, From IDW

Announced by IDW at Wondercon… Rom Vs Transformers: Shining Armor. Because everyone needs a little VS. in their lives. And space knights and Cybertronians must fight! From Christos Gage, John Barber and Alex Milne, from July. Also in July… a Tom Whalen themed variant cover month for IDW. It's all go!

Dale Keown And Sal Buscema Variants For NYCC 2016

Looking for some cool NYCC 2016 exclusive variant covers? The Comic Mint and Desert Wind Enterprises are offering up for at booth #2907. They include a Deadpool cover by Dale Keown and a ROM cover by original ROM artist Sal Buscema. First up from Marvel is Deadpool: Back in Black #1 NYCC/TCM variant by Dale […]

"It Is Just Fun"- A Chat With Hasbro Transformers Senior Design Manager John Warden

By Jeremy Konrad Of all the various properties Hasbro creates figures for; the most popular has to be Transformers. Always a huge presence at SDCC every year, they continue to not only produce quality figures, but also take tremendous strides into fan interaction and diverse offerings in the line. I was fortunate enough at this […]

So That's What IDW's Revolution Is About…

Remember back in April there was a secret IDW summit called Revolution, we did a write-up about it at the time. Turns out Revolution is a cross over event that pulls together all of the Hasbro based comics into one big story: GI Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, ROM and Action Man. Revolution is a five-part […]

Michael Chabon And Brian K. Vaughan To Chart The Hasbro Cinematic Universe

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay's Micheal Chabon and Saga's Brian K. Vaughn will help bring ROM to the screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro has assembled its writers room to create a cinematic universe for its toylines with Chabon and Vaughn as just two of the writers tasked with making brands like […]

Reading Rom And Action Man For FCBD2015 – A Blast To Two Very Different Pasts

Rom is a toy I only ever knew from the comic books. And that seems to have been most people's experience, the comic book space knight fighting alien shapeshifting invaders the Dire Wraiths until he was defeated by licensing issues with the original toy owner Parker Bros and then Hasbro. Well Hasbro and IDW are […]

G.I. Joe, Micronauts, M.A.S.K., ROM And Visionaries To Become A Cinematic Universe

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro's Allspark Pictures are doubling down on their cinematic universes with the announcement that Hasbro brands M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Visionaries and ROM will join the G.I. Joe movie universe. The companies have already planned a cinematic universe for The Transformers series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a writers' room will be assembled to […]