Two iconic franchises from the 1980’s will cross paths this fall in an all-new four-issue miniseries comic book crossover event.
If someone were to tell you that the Transformers would be crossing over with another property it would not be too hard to assume G.I. Joe, right? You would be wrong. Come October of this year it is going to get “heavy” when Marty McFly and Doc Brown draw the attention of the Decepticons.
When 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!
The crossover series comes from IDW Publishing and will be written by upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic writer Cavan Scott with art by Juan Samu in a 4-issue miniseries.
Cavan Scott was excited when he was asked to write the crossover and talked about the upcoming miniseries saying, “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!”
Juan Samu who will be providing the art for the limited series also discussed the project. “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!”
The miniseries will feature several variant covers for retailers. The main cover will be done by Juan Samu with a second cover by Phil Murphy. There will also be two retailer incentive covers. The first will be done by Dan Schoening and the second a photo of the upcoming Autobot Gigawatt toy. The Transformers / Back to the Future crossover is expected to debut sometime this October.
I am a fan of the Transformers at least when it comes to the original animated series and a couple of the live-action movies. I have never watched any of the other animated shows that have come out sense and never got invested in any of the comics.
When it comes to Back to the Future, I am a huge fan of the trilogy and have been since I saw the first movie in 1985. I am curious about the storyline they have come up with and will more than likely purchase all four issues if for no other reason than to collect them.