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Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is focusing on

Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:52 pm

IDW Publishing Editor in Chief Chris Ryall has updated his blog with some rough sketches and a challenge:

The questions before you here are, based on these sketch pages, who is the focus of this upcoming (in June) SPOTLIGHT? And who is the artist?





Ryall isn't giving away any further information, but you can check out his blog by clicking here.

So who do you think the Spotlight is focusing on? Discuss your thoughts theories below!
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Uniprimus » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:56 pm

Wheelie?
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Dynamax » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:59 pm

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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:59 pm

Yup!

Looks like his recent award is getting him some notice.

-stupid award-
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Pyrostrata » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:07 pm

Motto: "Autobots just BORE me!"
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Holy crap! The world will now end. Wheelie gets a spotlight.



I will be in the corner, sobbing over such a nightmare.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby soundwave13c » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:09 pm

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bloody crap :MAD:

i hate welie. thought in one of the sketches ultramagnus can clearly be seen
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby OptimusShr » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:19 pm

Looks like Wheelie is going to be more of a survivalist like his G1 techspec painted him as.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Skowl » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:25 pm

Haha! If this is true, then kudos to mr. Ryall for having the balls to actually do this! I'm looking forward to seeing how this will actually be executed, with an idea this bizarre, he's got to be on to something...

Wheelie is the worst possible choice for a spotlight, so you KNOW it's going to be good! 8)
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Caelus » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:30 pm

Ackk! Ryall iz inside my hed, readin ma thotz!

Or he's been readin my posts.

Or it's a coincidence.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:31 pm

Motto: "Freedom is the right to KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!"
My previously stated opinions of Wheelie:
zodconvoy wrote:I never understand the general hatred for Wheelie. I like him! As a concept anyway. Think about it...

He's the only person he knows living in the wilds of Quinntessa, dodging Sharkticons and Allicons all day but clearly unafraid. After all, the first thing he does is look for a opening to attack Grimlock and take over the Dinobot "pack". That's like a 10 year old picking a fight with MechaGodzilla. By his actions, he is accepted by the most xenophobic group of Autobots and even gets them to follow him! Before that? Who knows where he even came from? I always figured he was a Junkion kid or at least TV taught like them...

He's not the lame ****** kid they depicted in Season 3.

He's Mowgli from the Jungle Book!


Here's Counter Punch backing me up:

Counterpunch wrote:Ok, ok...

Let's get this straight here about Wheelie.

When Galvatron attacks, what do most Transformers do?

They run. They run away like little girls.

What does Wheelie do when Galvatron attacks him in "The Five Faces of Darkness"?

He shoots Galvatron in the face.

That, my friends is harsh.

F' with Wheelie, get shot in the face Dick Cheney style.


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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby NuclearConvoy » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:33 pm

WHEELIE!
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Darth Bombshell » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:55 pm

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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby UltraPrimal » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:57 pm

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Wheelie! Yes! I'm sick of this "Wheelie SUX!" crap. I so want to love this character. Hid ryming will be more taunting to his enemies than annoying to us. Maybe they can do something with his alt mode, 'cause that is really what sucks most about him.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Lapse Of Reason » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:02 pm

Weapon: Sword
Wheelie!

The character was done a great injustice in the movie, show, and figure.

May Wheelie finally get his due - and stop talking in rhyme.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby kuzzy » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:09 pm

now i know alot of people say wheelie but when you see the robot stand there it looks like now please dont discourge me but it looks like ultra maguns, because wheelie has a slingshot as a weapons not guns and i think its a solider onthe last page not a robot.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Dark Starscream » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:18 pm

Wheelie!

Bold move, but a good one IMHO. I loved the G1 kids book about him: "Wheelie, Wild Boy of Quintessa."

If you haven't seen it, check it out. It focuses on the survivalist part of his bio. It is his story of crashing on Quintessa with his family. Only Wheelie survived.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby decepticonjon » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:18 pm

frakin' wheelie.. did he have to come into the idw universe?
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Brakethrough » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:20 pm

SPOILER:

Chuck Norris is Wheelie's Headmaster.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Ninja Sixshot » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:04 pm

i was too afraid to say wheelie, but someone's already done the hard part for us.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Orion_Prime48 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:16 pm

:BANG_HEAD: Why WHEELIE!! WHY :shock:
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:16 pm

Well we knew it was only a matter of time, since he had a cameo in Spotlight Prime, Wonder if his issue will tie directly into that appearance.

I'm looking forward to it, hoping that Roche gets a go with the art, as he did some awesome work with Spotlight: Kup, I fully expect this to be a dark and sombre Spotlight like Kup.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby steve2275 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:36 pm

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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby NuclearConvoy » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:12 am

kuzzy wrote:now i know alot of people say wheelie but when you see the robot stand there it looks like now please dont discourge me but it looks like ultra maguns, because wheelie has a slingshot as a weapons not guns and i think its a solider onthe last page not a robot.


While Ultra Magnus is in one panel, it is clearly Wheelie on the splash page with the title "Survival Run" adding extra emphasis to it being the Wild Boy of Quintessa.
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Blackstreak » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:36 am

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The spotlight is on Wheelie and I couldn't tell you who the artist would be. Wouldn't this be the first time to see Wheelie in the comics outside of the Animated Movie?
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Re: Chris Ryall challenges you to guess who the Spotlight is foc

Postby Stormrider » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:37 am

Weapon: Atom-Smasher Cannon
Stupid little rhyming robot...
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