It's my pleasure to present to you the updated version of TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE
In the centuries after the Great War and the signing of the Pax Cybertronia, the struggle on Cybertron has turned from a pursuit of peace to one of maintaining it, as the Maximals and Predacons try to coexist on a world still deeply scarred and divided.
For those still clinging to the dream of a united Cybertron, a recent dark discovery has given them renewed hope. The Cybertronian Empire, a Great War-era enemy, long thought defeated, has returned and is headed for Cybertron. Centuries before, an alliance was forged between the Autobots and Decepticons when this foe first emerged. Some now hope that a similar partnership may arise between the Maximals and Predacons as they face off against this mutual enemy once again.
Meanwhile, on a higher plane of existence, a mysterious entity appears. Confused by its new guise and surrounds, it is greeted by the glowing, golden figure of Primus. Questions abound for the entity, but Primus assures it that all will soon become clear. There is much to explain before the imminent return of the Chaos Bringer, Unicron!
Can the inhabitants of Cybertron unite under one banner and survive the impending onslaught? Can Primus hold Unicron at bay long enough to see out a plan first set in motion millennia before? And what role does the mysterious entity have to play in it?
All will be revealed in the 4-part miniseries - TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE
I first wrote this story back in 2014-2015 as the culmination of my Transversal Continuity that I'd been working on for the best part of a decade by that stage. I pitched the DEICIDE story to IDW in 2015 as a 4-issue miniseries to celebrate the Beast Wars 20th Anniversary the following year. Given the sheer lack of official recognition the Anniversary received, it won't surprise you to learn that I was unsuccessful.
Towards the end of last year, I began reworking the story and pitched it again. This time, in what is good news for Beast Wars fans (but disappointing to me on an individual level), IDW already had plans underway for a Beast Wars story to celebrate the 25th Anniversary next year.
So rather than the scripts sitting in the bottom draw gathering dust, here they are in all their world-shattering splendour for you to enjoy.
If you haven't already (or even if you have, I'd suggest having another look), be sure to read over the 4-page accompanying story GATHERING DARKNESS
And as a final treat, be sure to check out the beautiful cover for Issue #3:
Thanks for reading, and as always, enjoy!