Published by Titan Books, at 160 pages, this book will be looking at the making of Transformers, complete with interviews and over 200 pictures, including unpublished concept and design art.
Simon Furman is the author.
On amazon.com, the book's release date is put at a ridiculous 31 December 2035, and there's not even an option to pre-order. On amazon.co.uk, it says 19 June 2009. Don't worry, I'll be telling Amazon about it.
Transformers: The Movie Universe
Here's another movie book tie-in published by DK Publishing. You should know what to expect from DK books, extensive pictorial spreads explaining everything about the characters. This should be the movie companion.
First up, in a trio of books set for June 09 release, is Dorling Kindersley’s Transformers: The Movie Universe, an updated and expanded version of the Movie Guide I did back in 07. Completely revised and redesigned, the book encompasses characters from both Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and includes feature spreads on the human cast, protoforms and more. Packed with images from the movies and amazing digital renders of the robotic cast, TMU gives you an in-depth lowdown on new characters such as Sideswipe, Jetfire, Skids/Mudflap, Devastator, Ravage and The Fallen, plus a more comprehensive guide to the core cast from the first movie, including Starscream, Ironhide, Optimus Prime and more. Robot mode, vehicle mode and weapons mode are all examined in minute detail, with facts, figures and detailed image annotations.
Amazon's product description:
Transformers: The Movie Universe brings the excitement and energy of the Autobots and Decepticons down from the screen and onto the page. Packed with behind-the-scenes information, incredible imagery, photographs, stills, and diagrams, Transformer fans will step into epic battles between good and evil.
Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes are back, along with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and the rest of the incredible, otherworldly Transformers! The next Transformers movie hits theaters (with an extremely loud bang) June 2009. Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel will be returning from the first movie. With its combination of cool tech and hot stars, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be a huge summer hit, just like the first movie.
When Ballistic Publishing calls their EXPOSÉ series the finest digital art in the known universe, it is really a substantiated marketing claim. Their EXPOSÉ series are really that good, and for that reason, they are always more pricey than other art annuals.
You can get a sense of what's inside from the page viewer on their EXPOSÉ 7 product page.
This book is already in stock at amazon.co.uk, link below.
Here are the other books, mainly comics, appearing soon in comic shops near you. I encourage readers to support their local comic retailers whenever possible. Visiting comic shops is cool.