I'm going to bump this thread to the top of my blog for a while so it doesn't get lost.
Marcelo Matere, the supremely talented cover artist, posted both the clean cover and the line-art over at his deviant art page. Check it out!
Meanwhile, people are twittering about the book. My favorite quote to date?
"I am going to lock myself in my room with the Allspark Almanac and MAKE WILD PASSIONATE LOVE TO IT" - David WillisMildly disturbing on one level perhaps, but flattering on another level. More tweets!
"My god... the AllSpark Almanac is GLORIOUS." -Michael Ivey aks GeneralTeknoHere are some non-tweet that I rather like, over at the IDW Forums:
"Epic succeed." - Michael Priest aka ThunderwingLots of love, over at the AllSpark forums.
"This shall go down as one of the greatest pieces of Transformers reference ever produced. Well done guys, worth every penny and then some!" - Shaun Knowler aka Beachcomber
"I'm still reeling from the awesome. Seriously, I was gearing up to attempt a review but then once I read the whole thing it's like sensory overload and now I just need to lie still in the afterglow for a while." - Thylacine2000As for that last one, um, you know, guys, when I set out to make the seminal guide to Transformers Animated, I didn't mean that quite so literally ...
"I just can not put this book down... Loving it so so much!!! if you have any kind of soul at all you need this book! " -Geoff Sproul
"This... is quite possibly the best fan guide that I've ever read. I have spent two days going through it page by page, and I cannot wait to get back to the beginning and do it again. Every single page has some new fact, a reference, a picture, SOMETHING that makes me happy I bought the book. Every damn page." -Luke Thompson
"That's it, I'm just going to abandon all pretense and just start masturbating over this book right now." -Chris McFeely
In one of the most flatteringly possible tributes I can imagine, the aforementioned Chris McFeely has spent the last week or so making The AllSpark Almanac Annotated. You might want to check it out and, hey, possibly help him fill in any gaps.
There have also been seven reviews on Amazon.com as of today, 8/25/09, and so far all have been 5 stars.
Thanks for all the love, guys and gals of the interwebs!