IDW Expands ‘Transformers 2′ With Comic Prequels, Adaptation Now On iPhone
Nobody likes to wait – especially for giant robots. That's why even though the June 24 release date of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is just weeks away, there are already have several opportunities for fans to enhance their movie-going experience. Film aficionados may already know about "TF2" Director Michael Bay's announcement that the film will contain bonus material on IMAX screens, but now there's not only two comic miniseries expanding the backstory, but part one of the straight up movie adaptation all available on the iPhone.
Read more about TF2 on the smallest screen after the jump!IDW's two four-issue movie prequels "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Alliance" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Defiance" hit brick and mortar comics stores a few months back, but could now be headed for a broader audience via Apple's mobile devices.
For those who have already dissected "TF2"'s trailers, commercials and posters, "Alliance" and "Defiance" offer a few new glimpses into the upcoming film. Anyone who has taken a look at the film's new toys might wonder what the deal is with the plastic pilot chilling inside Optimus Prime's vehicle mode, and "Alliance" offers a clear explanation. Also, those who hated the blatant product placement of the first film will likely consider the opening scene in "Alliance's" first issue well worth the price of admission.
Those who lack the patience to simply read online spoilers from overseas premiers (and the pirated copies soon to follow) can also go the comic route and preview the first quarter of the film in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" number one on the iPhone now. All issues cost $0.99 a piece, meaning catching up on every IDW offering nets less than a single movie ticket. Take that, IMAX.