Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Feature
Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading?
Which of the endless graphic novel add-ons should you seek out?

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
Back 3 of 20 Next

Transformers

Writer: Various.
Art: Various

Vastly more than meets the eye on screen, the Transformers franchise has allsparked tonnes of peripheral comic book robot vehicular nonsense.

For the 2007 film, we’ve got The Movie Prequel, with Bumblebee being tortured and going to Mars, and Captain Archibald Witwicky finding a frozen Megatron in the Arctic in 1897. This is followed by a sequel called The Reign of Starscream, in which the Decepticon plane finally achieves his ambition to sit on Megatron’s throne. Or whatever Megatron sat on.

After The Reign of Starscream comes more political wrangling in double-hitters Alliance and Defiance, which deal with Cybertron’s past and lead into the movie Revenge of the Fallen. And after the film itself comes Nefarious, a six-part series introducing human anti-Transformer fascists The Initiative, who are messing around with an unstable fake Allspark. There’s also Tales of the Fallen, a series of one-shots focusing on individual Transformers and taking place at various points on the timeline.

Dark of the Moon has no fewer than three prequels. Sector 7 is about the titular shadowy spy network (kind of Transformers: Torchwood). Rising Storm deals with the pre-Moon shenanigans of nutball Decepticon tank Shockwave. And Foundation is, we kid you not, about the beginnings of the rivalry between Optimus Prime and Megatron when they were students.

Transformers is really weird.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
Back
3 of 20
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 what about southland tales
what about the graphic novels produced for Southland Tales? they were actually integral to the story line of the movie and made a whole lot more sense of it. And they were all written by Richard Kelly, surely they deserve a mention for die hard Richard Kelly fans and also people who slated the film. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 19:35

2 Missing
No mention of the 2000AD Shaun of the Dead prequel (brilliant) or the various Watchmen prequels (dreadful)? More

Posted by evergrowingbrain on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:49

3 So...
are they worth reading or not?!?! More

Posted by partybee on Monday July 8, 2013, 13:13

4 Pacific Rim prequel comic
was pretty poor. It also struck me as possibly far more spoilery than it should have been - it didn't seem to introduce a world but summarise huge chunks of plot. More

Posted by elab49 on Friday July 5, 2013, 16:07

5 Inception
There was a short comic released after Inception, which gives a little bit of background beind the Cobolt Job More

Posted by richallin on Friday July 5, 2013, 14:16


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)