The Underbase Podcast (Interview)
The Underbase - TransMissions Botcon Interview

The Underbase and TranMissions Podcasts mash up to interview John Barber, Mairghread Scott, and James Roberts on 30 years of Transformers Storytelling before Botcon 2014 kicks off! 


Don't forget to check out the TransMissions Podcast. Thanks for tuning in!

Direct download: Botcon2014interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

The Underbase Windblade Interview

It's the Windblade interview we've been waiting to bring you! Issue #2 is out this last week and we sit down with both Mairghread and Sarah to talk about the creation of Windblade and how the series has gone so far. (WARNING: Spoilers, if you haven't read the first two issues you may want to hold off on this interview before tuning in.) And we may have some teasers on whats to come!

Direct download: Windbladeinterview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

The Underbase Interview of Season Two

We welcome back the writer who writes More Than Meets The Eye, James Roberts to chat about Season One, Dark Cybertron, and what we all want to hear about . . . Season Two! 


We are now on Stitcher!

Direct download: S2_MTMTE_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

The Underbase Interviews Sarah Stone

Without an issue to review this week, we brought in a special guest who will be debuting in Transformers comics in another week! Sarah Stone, artist of Windblade, joins the Underbase for a chatter on her art and beginnings! Don't forget to get to your local comic shop next week and pick up the first issue of Windblade! []

Direct download: SStone_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

The Underbase Interview of More Than Meets The Eye Season One

Ladies and gentlemen, 22 issues of More Than Meets The Eye! Who better to talk about them then the writer himself! James Roberts shares a shot of 22 months of writing, issue 22's primer, Remain in Light, Dark Cybertron, and Season Two of MTMTE! It's an intense hour of interview to inject into your podcast listening day! (And a MTMTE addict's hit for future plot teases!)

Direct download: S1_MTMTE_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

The Underbase Interviews Madefire

In 2013 we have seen the first publishing of Transformers motion comics! Autocracy the motion comic started releasing the end of August but who's behind this amazing endeavor? We got Madefire on the phone and on the podcast for an interview! And because NYCC is just around the corner, and we have a few more issues to go on Autocracy, its a great time to get to know this fantastic company! A big thanks to Ben Abernathy and everyone at Madefire! (You can find them online at, twitter @madefire, and Facebook! Check out our show notes at for more links!)

Direct download: Madefire_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

The Underbase Interviews Carlos Guzman

We've got the man who's been working editorial on Transformers for the past few years, but who is Carlos Guzman really? Tune in and hear from the man himself as we chat about the life and adventure working at IDW Publishing!

Direct download: Guzman_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

The Underbase Presents: AA2013 IDW Comic Panel

Up for this fine weekend is the Auto Assembly 2013 Saturday IDW Comic Panel with James Roberts, Alex Milne, Nick Roche, and Andrew Griffith in Q&A style! Here for your listening enjoyment with teases and nuggets of awesome that may blow your mind! It's almost like you get a little peak into being in Birmingham, England for at least 50 mins!? (Due to technical difficulties, the opening panel introductions were lost.)

Direct download: AA2013IDWcomicpanel.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

The Underbase Deconstructs Shadowplay

Once again the Underbase brings you an exclusive deconstruction from the minds of James Roberts and Alex Milne who continue to wow us monthly with the More Than Meets The Eye ongoing! a HUGE thanks for their time spent recording this interview!

(It is strongly recommended that you have read Shadowplay, issues 9, 10, and 11 of MTMTE, prior to tuning in to this podcast. Spoilers ahoy!)

Direct download: ShadowplayDeconstructed.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

The Underbase Presents: AA2013 Overlord Deconstructed

While the Underbase Staff takes a break to recuperate from traveling and conventioning, for your listening enjoyment we bring a treat for those who were unable to attend Auto Assembly 2013 this year! Join James Roberts and Nick Roche (joined later by Chris McFeely) as they decontstruct Overlord!

Direct download: Overlorddeconstructed.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

The Underbase Interviews Matt Frank

It is our pleasure to share a fantastic interview with the Godzilla-ongoing-turned-robotic-force-field-wielding artist Matt Frank! (Check out his website:, or for show notes!)

Direct download: MFrank_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

The Underbase Colorist Cuddle Edition

A slight technical delay this week for the podcast, but it has twice the awesome as we have TWO guests to talk 16 issues of Ongoing from two important perspectives! It's definitely an epic interview in the making… let it color your weekend!

Direct download: UB_coloristcuddle.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:03am EDT

The Underbase Interviews Barber and Griffith

After sixteen solid issues of Robots In Disguise we bring you the artist/writer team, Barber and Griffith to talk everything RID past, present, and future! Who's still alive after the dust has settled? How are the comics selling? What was the thinking behind the plot… and a whole lot more!

Direct download: RIDinterview2013.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT

The Underbase Interviews Mairghread Scott

First it was the Rage of the Dinobots, now we are a month away from Beast Hunters! Mairghread Scott returns to the Underbase to talk Dinobots. Both the past and the present, tune it to find what this new series has in store this May!

Direct download: Scott_Interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

The Underbase Interviews Josh Burcham

It's interview time! And we've got the gunner from the Last Stand of the Wreckers, the targetmaster alongside Geoff Senior, its the dude filling the world or MTMTE with colorful mayhem!!!! Its Mr. Josh Burcham! Follow him on or at

Direct download: Burcham_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

The Underbase Interviews Mairghread Scott and Mike Johnson

It's our first interview of 2013! We bring on the new writers of Rage of the Dinobots, Mairghread Scott and Mike Johnson to talk Transformers Prime and Dinobots! And a challenge, send your RAWR files and maybe you will be featured in their sound effects how to for comics coming soon! You can find Mairghread on twitter@Mairghreadscott

Also check out our previous Transformer Prime comic review here from Nov 2010.

Direct download: ScottJohnson_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

The Underbase Interviews Casey Coller

We welcome to the show first time interviewee Casey Coller, the artist who gave us the Ironhide Miniseries and continues to wow us with his awesome covers! A huge thank you to Casey for joining us for an interview about him!

Direct download: Coller_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Underbase Interviews Transformers: Multiverse

This week we bring you the end of our contest and the winner is announced! Then news and because of circumstances out of our control and the lack of sleep we are not reviewing RID 10, but we bring you an important Transformers: Multiverse episode! Because this episode is a tad shorter than usual, we'll also be bringing a special podcast this weekend! So tune in then.

Direct download: Multiverse_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

The Underbase Interviews John-Paul Bove

Join the show today and get to know Mr. John-Paul Bove, colorist on Regeneration One! Interview was recorded in person at Auto Assembly 2012! Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Bove_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:42pm EDT

The Underbase Interviews James Roberts at AA2012

The Underbase interviews James Roberts at Auto Assembly 2012 where we talk More Than Meets The Eye, the Annual, Shadow Play, and whats in store for the future of the Lost Light! (With a brief news section, 6 mins long.)

Direct download: RobertsAA2012.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

The Underbase Autocracy Roundtable Interview

We promised to bring these guys back for a follow up interview and here it is! Flint Dille, Chris Metzen, and Livio Ramondelli all together on one podcast to talk Autocracy! And the goodness doesn't stop there because this is our second year of podcasting we have new beats for the Underbase! A HUGE thanks to KingLaffo for the smooth tunes! Also please check for show notes and links to Roger Slifer.

Direct download: AutocracyRT.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:45am EDT

The Underbase interviews Chris Metzen and Flint Dille

We've put the word out… no comics this week because we HAD to interview Chris Metzen and Flint Dille about their first digital comic! Have a listen to this awesome interview times TWO and then go buy Autocracy! (Apologies for the background noise through the first half of the interview!) We hit all things Transformers and how Blizzard is connected. *wink* (Check out this link: for Flint's previous interview!)

* Intro and News 

* Autocracy Talk [@13 mins in]

* Who is Chris Metzen? [@35 mins in] 

Direct download: MetzenDille_interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:58am EDT