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New Transformer “Gigawatt” Debuts in IDW Back to the Future Crossover Miniseries

IDW Publishing have just announced details of their latest crossover, which is getting set to bring two of the greatest sci-fi franchises of the 1980s (if not of all time) together in a brand new comic book event. Written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Juan Samu, the four-part Transformers / Back to the Future miniseries will debut this October.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In the debut issue, Marty McFly returns from the adventure of a lifetime to a new, better Hill Valley… that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons. With one small mistake, Marty finds himself once again thrust into action to unravel a Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… now with the help of a new converting time machine, the Autobot called Gigawatt!

Speaking about the series, Scott said “When I was asked to write the official crossover comic, I could only shout ‘Great Scott’ and dive in. It’s the perfect fit. Both Transformers and Back to the Future are packed with adventure, humor, and (most importantly) heart. Plus, it gave me a chance to play with multiple Transformers timelines, harkening back to some of my favorite Transformers storylines of the ‘80s, while also bringing in elements of all three Back to the Future movies. Look out for classic characters, both human and Cybertronian, and a few surprises along the way!”

Samu continued, adding “All my life I have waited for this moment! This amazing project, apart from being an authentic journey through time for me, has brought out my inner child in every scene. The Autobots, Decepticons, Marty, and Doc are so iconic that I feel super-excited to be able to draw them! Thanks to IDW, NBC Universal, and Hasbro for giving us this opportunity!”

Featuring a main cover by series artist Juan Samu, a variant cover by Phil Murphy (Star Trek vs. Transformers), and two Retailer Incentive editions — one illustrated by Dan Schoening (Transformers / Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron) and the second featuring a photo of the hotly anticipated Autobot Gigawatt toy – TRANSFORMERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE #1 is set to hit stores this October.


The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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