The Autobots and Decepticons aren't content to merely wage their war on movie and television screens - this fall they're taking the fight back to the pages of the comics. According to SCI FI Wire IDW Publishing will release the first issue of The Transformers Animated: The Arrival this fall, starting a new series of comics based on the continuity of the Cartoon Network animated series.

The comic is published under license from Hasbro, and features stories from series head writer Marty Isenberg, and with art from Dario Brizuela. Alex Milne and Marcelo Matere will each provide a special cover for the first issue.

The comic will be a re-telling of the arrival of the Autobots to Earth. Featured characters will include Ultra Magnus, Sentinel Prime, Starscream, Blackarachnia and Oilslick.