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IDW Nightbeat... WTF!?

Postby jimsloth » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:47 pm

Ok, story was half told. It is going somewhere, understand that, but really, this much of a story could have been told in an ashcan. But my real problem... WTF is up with the artwork! It looks like it was drawn in MS PAINT. The lines are all pixelated, there is practically NO inking, and pencils are barely above par to begin with. Really wish this issue had never happened. Guess part of it might be production. Both Pencils and Ink are credited to Mo Bright, and I've not heard the name before. Maybe someone can fill me in, is he always this bad?
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:28 am

hey,js...you are giving this story too much credit;the closest thing to explanation i can come up with is he has been converted into a headmaster without his consent......and the art a-sucks
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Postby jimsloth » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:27 pm

grimlockprime108 wrote:hey,js...you are giving this story too much credit;the closest thing to explanation i can come up with is he has been converted into a headmaster without his consent......and the art a-sucks

yup thats about the sum total of it.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:26 am

i just hope the other 3 are better than this(hot rod,ultra magnus,six shot).shockwave's was actually pretty good.
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Postby jimsloth » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:07 am

From the artwork sneak peaks, UMs is going to be awesome. I like the artist they have for Sixshot as well. Haven't looked too much into the Hotrod guy yet though. And haven't checked into any of the writing staff.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:36 am

seen the preview for hot rod,yet?not too bad,with some nice cameos.soundwave's oneshot could definitely be interesting
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IDW Nightbeat... WTF!?

Postby Dark_Fool » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:00 am

I have suspicions that the spotlight series will be needed to understand the upcoming escalation series since if you've read the previews there's a reference to the shockwave one. Just a thought.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:25 am

yeah i had read that in about that stormbringer too.bludgeon's research on shockwave's regenesis project is mentioned and prompt optimus to come to earth
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Postby Ramrider » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:45 pm

I'm not impressed with the artwork in Nightbeat's story at all. Sometimes sketchy works, but the actual draughtsmanship still needs to be there. This guy's faces (which, if we're honest, is what brings most character to a character) looked like they were sculpted out of mashed potato.

Shockwave and Hot Rod are pretty cool though. I'm looking forward to Sixshot; he's a character who deserves some spotlight.
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Postby jimsloth » Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:58 pm

Ramrider wrote:... I'm looking forward to Sixshot; he's a character who deserves some spotlight.

and they have a good artist doing it.
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Postby TM Rawhide » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:48 am

Personally, I feel that most of the artwork in IDW's TF comics is rather lackluster. Don F is of course doing a great job and also Guido's comics (the few that have been) had good art.

But all the others...brrr...


E.J. Su draws them like they're gundams (at least the legs). It's obvious that he can draw details (because whenever a TF opens we see a plethora of details), but most of his work looks really bland. Also, especially in Infiltration #6, there was serious lack of consistency.

Nevertheless, compared to the spotlights we've had so far, E.J. Su shines. Shockwave I already found wanting, but the artwork in the Nightbeat spotlight was really bad. As was the Hotrod spotlight. That was really drawn in kiddie cartoon style. Really hope the next few spotlights will have good artwork.
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Postby Ra88 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:30 am

jimsloth wrote:
Ramrider wrote:... I'm looking forward to Sixshot; he's a character who deserves some spotlight.

and they have a good artist doing it.


It's the artist of the Dreamwave Robots in Disguise oneshot and Micromasters comics.
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Postby Ra88 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:31 am

jimsloth wrote:and they have a good artist doing it.


It's the same artist that did the RiD oneshot and Micromasters for Dreamwave, so don't get your hopes up...
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:06 am

just read the hot rod spotlight.not too bad on the eyes and a coherent story
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:13 pm

update on the oneshots:kup is confirmed,and galvatron is rumored.
also on the rumor mill is that galvatron is the one who messing with nightbeat's cerebro cortex.i saw the page but i am not entirely convinced on that one
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Postby jimsloth » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:35 pm

I love Hotrods oneshot personally. Great back story, a different pre-earth alt mode than we've ever seen, and while it definitely is a strong style that some people aren't going to go for, it tends to follow the rules it sets up. By this I mean even though the lines that might be drawn straight by Don are curved, its perspective and foreshortening are kept constant. This makes it look more animated, but not necessarily "cartoony." Granted, I don't want to see every TF book in this style, but I'm happy to see a one shot in it, and would happily choose it over Su's.
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