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Issue #1 - 22 pages
Release date: February 21, 2007 (misprinted regular and incentive covers), March 7, 2007 (corrected regular and incentive covers), March 17 (Wizard World Los Angeles exclusive cover)
Cover price: $3.99 (regular and incentive covers), $10.00 (Wizard World Los Angeles exclusive cover), $9.99 (New Dimension Comics/Brian's Toys exclusive cover
Story by: Chris Ryall
Written by: Simon Furman and Chris Ryall
Art by: Don Figueroa
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Dan Taylor
Cover A: Don Figueroa
Cover B: Don Figueroa
10 copy incentive cover A: Don Figueroa
15 copy incentive cover B: photo cover
25 copy incentive cover C: Don Figueroa
Wizard World Los Angeles exclusive cover: Don Figueroa
"Bumblebee Unleashed" exclusive cover: Klaus Scherwinski

Issue #1 was originally scheduled to come out on February 21, but due to a major printing error on page 5 the comic had to go back to the printer. Misprinted copies can be encountered in circulation as part of the misprinted run had already been delivered before the error was discovered, and certain comic book stores chose to keep the misprinted copies and sell them as variants instead of sending them back.

Movie Prequel #1 was also reprinted in Transformers: Movie Prequel Free Comic Book Day Edition (2007).

Movie Prequel #1, cover A - click to see a larger scan
Cover A
Movie Prequel #1, wraparound cover B - click to see a larger scan
Wraparound cover B
Movie Prequel #1, incentive sketch cover A - click to see a larger scan
Incentive sketch cover A
Scarce; dealers were allowed to order one copy per every 10 copies ordered of the two regular cover versions.
Movie Prequel #1, incentive wraparound cover B - click to see a larger scan
Incentive wraparound cover B
Scarce; dealers were allowed to order one copy per every 15 copies ordered of the two regular cover versions.

Movie Prequel #1, incentive virgin cover C - click to see a larger scan
Incentive virgin cover C
Scarce; dealers were allowed to order one copy per every 25 copies ordered of the two regular cover versions.
Movie Prequel #1, New Dimension Comics/Brian's Toys exclusive cover - click to see a larger scan
New Dimension Comics/Brian's Toys exclusive cover
Print run limited to 1000 copies.
Movie Prequel #1, Wizard World Los Angeles 2007 exclusive cover - click to see a larger scan
Wizard World Los Angeles 2007 exclusive cover
Available only at Wizard World Los Angeles, March 17–19, 2007. Print run limited to 1000 copies.
Movie Prequel #1, exclusive cover with "Bumblebee Unleashed" figure - click to see a larger scan
"Bumblebee Unleashed" cover
Exclusive cover available only with the "Bumblebee Unleashed" figure.

Issue #1, black & white - 22 pages
Release date: February 21, 2007
Cover price: $3.99
Story by: Chris Ryall
Written by: Simon Furman and Chris Ryall
Art by: Don Figueroa
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Dan Taylor
Cover A: Don Figueroa
Cover B: Don Figueroa

Same content as #1 above, but in black & white.

Issue #1 black & white was not affected by the printing error on the full-colour versions above. IDW asked retailers not to sell the black & white version until the corrected full-colour versions were ready to be sold, but some stores chose to disregard that request.


Movie Prequel #1 black & white, cover A - click to see a larger scan
Cover A
Movie Prequel #1 black & white, wraparound cover B - click to see a larger scan
Wraparound cover B

Issue #2 - 22 pages
Release date: March 21, 2007
Cover price: $3.99
Written by: Simon Furman and Chris Ryall
Art by: Don Figueroa
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Colour assist by: Mark Bristow
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Dan Taylor
Cover A: Don Figueroa
10 copy incentive cover: Don Figueroa
Movie Prequel #2, cover A - click to see a larger scan
Cover A
Movie Prequel #2, cover B - click to see a larger scan
Cover B
Movie Prequel #2, incentive sketch cover - click to see a larger scan
Incentive sketch cover
Scarce; dealers were allowed to order one copy per every 10 copies ordered of the two regular cover versions.

Issue #3 - 22 pages
Release date: April 11, 2007 (regular and incentive covers), May 12, 2007 (Comic Expo cover)
Cover price: $3.99 (regular and incentive covers), 3.50 (Comic Expo cover)
Written by: Simon Furman and Chris Ryall
Art by: Don Figueroa
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Colour assist by: Mark Bristow
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Dan Taylor
Cover A: Don Figueroa
Cover B: Don Figueroa
10 copy incentive cover: Don Figueroa
Retailer exclusive cover: Andrew Wildman
Movie Prequel #3, cover A - click to see a larger scan
Cover A
Movie Prequel #3, sketch cover B - click to see a larger scan
Sketch cover B
Movie Prequel #3, incentive sketch cover - click to see a larger scan
Incentive sketch cover
Scarce; dealers were allowed to order one copy per every 10 copies ordered of the two regular cover versions.
Movie Prequel #3, Bristol Comic Expo retailer exclusive cover - click to see a larger scan
Bristol International Comic Expo retailer exclusive cover
Scarce; the book was only available at the Bristol International Comic Expo on May 12, 2007.

Issue #4 - 22 pages
Release date: May 2, 2007
Cover price: $3.99
Written by: Simon Furman and Chris Ryall
Art by: Don Figueroa
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Colour assist by: Mark Bristow
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Dan Taylor
Cover A: Don Figueroa
Cover B: Don Figueroa
10 copy incentive cover: Don Figueroa

Movie Prequel #4, wraparound cover A - click to see a larger scan
Wraparound cover A
Movie Prequel #4, sketch cover B - click to see a larger scan
Sketch cover B
Movie Prequel #4, incentive wraparound sketch cover - click to see a larger scan
Incentive wraparound sketch cover
Scarce; dealers were allowed to order one copy per every 10 copies ordered of the two regular cover versions.

Transformers: Movie Prequel, trade paperback - click to see a larger scan
Transformers: Movie Prequel, trade paperback - 120 pages
Release date: June 5, 2007
Cover price: $19.99
Collects issues #1–4 of Transformers: Movie Prequel.

Story by: Chris Ryall
Written by: Simon Furman and Chris Ryall
Art by: Don Figueroa
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Colour assist by: Mark Bristow
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Original series edited by: Dan Taylor
Cover: photo cover

Movie Prequel, exclusive Target comic 1 - 10 pages
Release date: June, 2007
Cover price: free
Movie Prequel, exclusive Target comic 1 Written by: Simon Furman & Chris Ryall
Art by: Andrew Wildman
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Letters/design by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Ted Adams
Cover: Don Figueroa, colours by: Josh Burcham
This comic was available free in Target stores and as a pdf file on Target's website. It was produced as part of the "Robo-Vision" promotion, and the printed version came with a decoder (a cardboard frame with piece of transparent red plastic – basically the same idea as the old tech specs decoders) allowing you to reveal "secret" codes hidden within the comic, used to unlock content on Target's website.

Movie Prequel, exclusive Target comic 2 - 22 pages
Release date: October, 2007
Cover price: free
Movie Prequel, exclusive Target comic 2 Story by: Chris Ryall, Michael Ritchie and Michael Verrecchia
Script: Chris Ryall
Art: Don Figueroa (pages 1–9) and Andrew Wildman (pages 10–22)
Colours: Josh Burcham
Letters: Robbie Robbins
Edits: Ted Adams
Cover: Don Figueroa, colours: Josh Burcham
This comic was available either in Target stores together with the DVD release of the Transformers movie, and as a pdf file on Target's website. It was produced as part of the "Robo-Vision" promotion, and the printed version came with a decoder (a cardboard frame with piece of transparent red plastic – basically the same idea as the old tech specs decoders) allowing you to reveal "secret" codes hidden within the comic, used to unlock content on Target's website.

Movie Prequel Special - 32 pages
Release date: June 18, 2008
Cover price: $3.99

Cover A: Don Figueroa, colours by: Josh Burcham
Cover B: Don Figueroa, colours by: Josh Burcham
Chapter One - Planetfall (22 pages)

Written by: Chris Ryall
Art by: Don Figueroa (pages 1–9) and Andrew Wildman (pages 10–22)
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Ted Adams
Chapter Two - Interlude (10 pages)

Written by: Simon Furman & Chris Ryall
Art by: Andrew Wildman
Colours by: Josh Burcham
Letters by: Robbie Robbins
Edits by: Ted Adams

Movie Prequel Special collects the two Target exclusive comic books from 2007. The hidden "Robo-Vision" codes from the original books were removed for this reprint, except for one on page 16 which was accidentally left in.

Movie Prequel Special, cover A
Cover A
Movie Prequel Special, cover B
Cover B

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The last revision was made on Friday, September 5, 2008
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