The AllSpark Almanac II (preorder it today!) is due out in two days. It's time to stop teasing and bring out the real meat of things. That's right, the traditional five-page preview.
Starting off with our Table of Contents... this gives you a nice overview of everything in the book, and features a bit of really cool box art. My favorite piece is probably the Thundercracker, by cover artist Marcelo Matere. That guy has serious talent. you can see how we've broken the book into two parts, with all traditional elements from the first book present. Well, almost all; we didn't have any new human characters, so that chapter went, and the Detroit chapter was replaced with one on Cybertron. Still, this page more than any other gives you a sense as to the organizational scheme we were using.
Yatter, by the way, is the Transformers equivalent to Twitter. I spend time on Twitter (as Sentinel Prime) and it seemed like a channel that the Headmaster would be more than happy to use. This was one of the most fun pages in the book for me to write; it was almost effortless. I hope you enjoy it, and the many other funky episode guides we've concocted for you. Of course, there are plenty of Autobot Incident Reports and Decepticon Logs for you to read as well.
So, there it is, the five page preview. Those of you at BotCon got a sneak peak at this material. Pick up the book this Wednesday at your L.C.S. And, as a reminder, Marty, Derrick, Bill and I will be signing books in Burbank this Saturday, July 3rd, at 1:00 PM. The venue is the Emerald Knights comic shop, 4116 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505. Their number is (818) 588-3631 if you want to reserve a copy of the book. I hope to see many of you there!