IDW Publishing's "Transformers: Bumblebee" Movie Prequel #2, available July 25, 2018, is written by John Barber and illustrated by Andrew Griffith, with covers by Griffith and Fico Ossio, supporting director Travis Knight's "Bumblebee" feature, starring Hailee Steinfeld, opening December 21, 2018:
"...in 'The Living Headlights', during swinging 1960's London, UK, 'Bumblebee' teams with a pair of bickering master spies to unravel a 'Decepticon' conspiracy -- but is one of Bee's friends a double agent?..."
"...in the "Bumblebee" movie, on the run in the year 1987, 'Bumblebee' finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. 'Charlie' (Steinfeld)...
"...on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow 'VW' bug."
Traditionally Bumblebee's car form was depicted as a yellow 'VW Beetle'...
...until director Michael Bay’s live-action "Transformers" feature (2007) converted the 'robot in disguise' into a 'Chevy Camaro'.
"It’s the story of a an 18-year-old girl," said "Bumblebee" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
"She and 'Bumblebee' find each other, and they make each other whole. Bumblebee’s a very loving character.
"He’s got a lot of heart, so of course the idyllic life of these two is interrupted by the evil 'Decepticons'. And how are they going to be able to deal with the problem without 'Optimus'..."
Cast also includes John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Rachel Crow and Pamela Adlon.
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