Been a while since I did one of these post-script digressions, so here goes with issue #1 of the upcoming Transformers: Nefarious (6-issue) mini-series from IDW, a direct sequel to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (so set in the movie-verse). My aim is to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but if you’d rather not even be teased, look away now! Strictly speaking, Nefarious begins in Tales of the Fallen #5, which features the mysterious resurrection of Ravage (and his even more mysterious mission). But even if you don’t catch that one, issue #1 rolls full pelt into a global conspiracy of which even the Autobots and Decepticons have been blissfully oblivious… until now. Featuring Soundwave, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Sideswipe, Alice (yes, Alice!), a quartet of Autobot (toy) characters making their Earth-based debut and even four all-new, original Decepticons (you didn’t think Ravage was Soundwave’s only special agent, did you?), the first issue peels back some of the layers surrounding the mysterious (human) organization known as The Initiative and the (potentially) earth-shattering Project: Nefarious. Just how far and wide its reach extends into the warp of weft of recent Cybertronian history (and how much it’s about to influence their future too) will force Soundwave and then Optimus Prime into truly desperate measures (and a clash or two too) as they learn who’s really in charge of their destiny. And it’s not them! Issue #1 promises lots of intrigue, action, shocks and a final page that’ll leave you scraping your lower jaw off the floor. Do not miss this one!

12 Responses to SCRIPT (W)RAP — NEFARIOUS #1

  1. Black Bumblebee says:

    Well, I’ll read it for sure, ’cause it’s “you,” but honestly I’m not a big fan of the Michael Bay universe. But I understand that the movie related comics are probably in demand right now, so that’s cool. The stories you guys put out are much better than the Hollywood ick that is given to us.

  2. G says:

    Will you please also feature Jolt, Arcee, and Ratchet! No one ever does.

  3. I am not a fan of the resurection of characters but the return of ravage is great. add in my extreme dis like for bumblebee and this should make for some excellent entertainment for me. cant wait to get more tf reading material.

  4. simon furman says:

    Hey Black Bumblebee, I’d urge you (and others) to at least give Nefarious a chance to change your mind about the movie-verse. I’m pulling out all the stops on this one and having a blast doing it. Some of my best work in ages, in my own humble opinion. Whatever your opinion on the movies, we’re just trying to tell good solid TF stories that, we hope, will surprise and excite.

  5. simon furman says:

    Let’s see now, G, Jolt — check. Ratchet — check. Arcee — well, not so far, but I’m only up to #3!

  6. G says:

    Awesome. A reference to the two that have fallen (Jazz, Jetfire) would be nice, too. 🙂

  7. Black Bumblebee says:

    Oh no worries, Simon, I’ll be checking it out to be sure. I’ve always appreciated the way you’ve been able to weave your own stories into the work of other writers, making the stories that much richer. I think I must have posted that post on a grumpy day (I teach, so, yeah… lol).

    BTW, 2nd episode of my War Within cartoon is about to hit in a week or so. Hoping that you’ll check it out when it does–it’s been almost 2 years since the first episode 🙂

  8. simon furman says:

    Yeah, I certainly will check it out, BB. Loved the first part. Post a link here will you?

  9. Black Bumblebee says:

    Sure–just finished it up, actually! Right now it is available for download at A youtube version of it will be up later this week.

    I’m happy to hear that you liked the first part–maybe we can get you in for a guest part in episode 3! 😉

  10. Gabriel Kinneavy Sixshot93 says:

    Hey,Mr Furman! The name`s Gabriel,here and me nickname`s Sixshot. Im just hear to say I cannot wait for TOTF# 5 and TF:Nefarious and can I ask, How come u said you were gonna move away abit from Megatron and Starscream since they fled at the end of TF2. I know its gonna focus on more characters who didn`t get enough screentime, but I just wanna know why?

    Anyway, its just a question. But thanx for the info!

    Yours truly, Gabriel (Sixshot)

  11. Black Bumblebee says:

    Here’s the as promised youtube version. Thanks for asking for it!

    Part 1:

    Part 2:

  12. Frank L. says:

    You can’t use Arcee, isn’t she dead? Bay blew her up didn’t he?

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