How will the Marvel comics series differ from the manga series?
I’ve given Marvel license. In fact, I’ve encouraged them to make this Marvel’s “Maximum Ride,” so I expect some changes in the story. I expect we’ll age the kids a bit. … I’d like them to mess with it. It’s obviously a very visual series, which I think is great. My hope is that it will be the best series I’ve ever done. That’s what I want to happen.
I wouldn't have made pages if I hadn't thought there was appropriate licensing.
I know they're licenced, and that's the reason why they're being deleted. We don't have pages for characters licensed to Marvel, like Star Wars or Transformers. The comics get pages, the character don't.
Even if they're functionally different (and exist in a different continuity from the original work?) Multiple changes have been made to the characters and to the story, such that saying they're the exact same as the original is somewhat incorrect. The Max Ride series is an adaptation of the book, not an inline story or retelling of it.
I don't know if that's the case with the stories you mentioned (I know the Star Wars characters are exactly out of the Star Wars universe; don't know about Transformers.) If it is, I apologize for not having known.