IDW Publishing has announced two new comic series, one a blend of Transformers and Angry Birds, the other combining sci-fi properties Star Trek and Planet of the Apes.
Planned for fall release, the Angry Birds Transformers series is based on the preexisting property mash-up which Hasbro has already created for a mobile game by Rovio, Telepod action figures that work with the video game, and consumer products. The series will be penned by John Barber (Ultimate X-Men, The Transformers: Robots in Disguise), with art by Marcelo Ferriera (Kung Fu Panda, TMNT New Animated Adventures). Series covers will be provided by past Transformers artists Livio Ramondelli, Sarah Stone, Guido Guidi, and Casey W. Coller. The four-issue comic plot will involve an intergalactic epic that pits the Autobirds against the Deceptihogs, on a quest for the AllSpark, which, after a space battle, is lost on the shores of Piggie Island.
The series will pair the crew of the original Star Trek TV series with Taylor, Nova and the rest of the cast from the original Planet of the Apes movie. The plot will involve a planned coup of Ape City by a gorilla general, backed by the Klingons. When Captain Kirk finds out, he must help Dr. Zaius’ orangutans defend their home, which doesn’t make Taylor very happy.
IDW Tackles More Cross-Over Oddities
Posted by ICv2 on July 28, 2014 @ 10:46 am CT