IDW to Publish a Transformers Beast Wars Comic Coming in 2021
Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of the animated series Transformers: Beast Wars. I feel personally attacked by that revelation… but IDW Publishing is bringing fans of that particular flavor of Transformers a treat with a Beast Wars Comic in 2021.
Details were scarce, but word came down from the online WonderCon Youtube stream with IDW’s president/publisher/CCO Chris Ryall and IDW’s editor-in-chief John Barber. You can check out that video below. Skip to the 45:35 mark if the link gives you trouble, or just scroll down; we quote them.
Chris Ryall teases:
Beast Wars has an anniversary coming up…
John Barber confirms by saying:
It does, yes…they’ll be a new Beast Wars series coming very soon.
Barber then addresses the use of the Beast Wars characters in previous TF titles, saying that this will not be that:
This will be genuine Beast Wars that I think a lot of people grew up with and a lot of people love.
So there you have it! This is huge for fans of this blend of Transformers, and seeing as the last time IDW published a Beast Wars book was 2006, those fans are hungry.
There were absolutely no details on the creative team or the releases date, but seeing as the 25th anniversary was directly mentioned, we’re betting it’s safe to say that sometime next year will be the time.
What do you think about this revelation? Are you a 90s kid stoked to see the Maximals back in action? Are you an 80s kid kind of okay with 90s kids finally getting something that isn’t cars and planes? Who do you want to see for the creative team on a series? We honestly want to know what you think. Leave us a comment below or discuss this over at the CBI with other fans?
Beast Wars Comic in 2021