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'''''Prime Directives''''' is [[IDW Publishing]]'s four-issue comic series which serves as a foundation and backstory for the [[Transformers (2007)|2007 ''Transformers'' live-action movie]].
 
   
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'''''Transformers: Movie Prequel''''', called '''''Transformers: Official Movie Prequel''''' on the covers and '''''Prime Directive''''' in solicitations, is [[IDW Publishing]]'s four-issue comic series which serves as a foundation and backstory for the [[Transformers (film)|2007 ''Transformers'' live-action movie]]. Two special one-shot issues, distributed for free in association with Target, were also published under the exact same name, at the same time, by the same company, with the same creative team; they are listed here as well.
   
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!align=center bgcolor=#6699CC|'''<font color="white">''Prime Directives'' issues:</font>'''
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|| [[Prime Directives issue 1|#1]] | [[Prime Directives issue 2|#2]] | [[Prime Directives issue 3|#3]] | [[Prime Directives issue 4|#4]]
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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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==Creative team==
 
==Creative team==
''Prime Directives'' was produced primarily by the team that spawned ''[[The War Within]]'' and ''[[The Gathering]]'': writer [[Simon Furman]] and penciler [[Don Figueroa]]. IDW editor-in-chief [[Chris Ryall]] also assisted with the writing.
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''Movie Prequel'' was produced primarily by the team that spawned ''[[The War Within]]'' and ''[[The Gathering]]'': writer [[Simon Furman]] and penciler [[Don Figueroa]]. IDW editor-in-chief [[Chris Ryall]] also assisted with the writing.
 
== Publishing dates: ==
 
* Issue 1: February 28, 2007
 
* Issue 2: March 21, 2007
 
* Issue 3: April 11, 2007
 
* Issue 4: May 2, 2007
 
   
==Trivia==
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==Items of note==
* The series was originally released without a story title, as "Transformers Official Movie Prequel".
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* The series was originally released without a story title, as "Transformers Official Movie Prequel". The original working title, "Prime Directive" (which was also the title of the [[Prime Directive|first Dreamwave ''Generation One'' mini-series]] and the working title of the [[Transformers (film)|movie's]] script), was included in the original scripts, and was also mentioned in early solicitations for the series.[http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=100548]
* Two free comics from Target were also released under the title [[Transformers Movie Prequel]], and tie in to (or at least don't overtly contradict) the story of this series.
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* [[Interlude|Two]] [[Planetfall|comics]] originally produced in cooperation with Target (later also collected as the [[Movie Prequel Special]]) were also both originally released under the title ''Transformers: Movie Prequel'', and tie in to the story of this series (although the later-released Target comic contradicts issue 4).
* An animated version of this comic (with voice acting) was included as a special feature on the Wal*Mart edition of the Movie DVD.
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* An animated version of this comic (with voice acting), named ''[[Transformers: Beginnings]]'', was included on a special bonus disc included with a Wal-Mart exclusive edition of the Movie DVD.
   
 
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Prime Directives tpb

What exactly am I?

Transformers: Movie Prequel, called Transformers: Official Movie Prequel on the covers and Prime Directive in solicitations, is IDW Publishing's four-issue comic series which serves as a foundation and backstory for the 2007 Transformers live-action movie. Two special one-shot issues, distributed for free in association with Target, were also published under the exact same name, at the same time, by the same company, with the same creative team; they are listed here as well.

Official Movie Prequel(s): »
Prequel Specials:
#1|#2
Prequel miniseries:
#1|#2|#3|#4



OverviewEdit

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Creative teamEdit

Movie Prequel was produced primarily by the team that spawned The War Within and The Gathering: writer Simon Furman and penciler Don Figueroa. IDW editor-in-chief Chris Ryall also assisted with the writing.

Items of noteEdit

  • The series was originally released without a story title, as "Transformers Official Movie Prequel". The original working title, "Prime Directive" (which was also the title of the first Dreamwave Generation One mini-series and the working title of the movie's script), was included in the original scripts, and was also mentioned in early solicitations for the series.[1]
  • Two comics originally produced in cooperation with Target (later also collected as the Movie Prequel Special) were also both originally released under the title Transformers: Movie Prequel, and tie in to the story of this series (although the later-released Target comic contradicts issue 4).
  • An animated version of this comic (with voice acting), named Transformers: Beginnings, was included on a special bonus disc included with a Wal-Mart exclusive edition of the Movie DVD.

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