Interest in this project has been building ever since Simon Furman expressed his interest on his blog and few months back, and now it's becoming reality. We just received word from Supreme Convoy that IDW has confirmed Transformers #81 through #100 is going to happen. This will be a continuation of the original Marvel comics run penned by Simon Furman and illustrated by Andrew Wildman.
I'm back on board as well. (Hadn't been getting the comics for a while... too human-centered as of late.)
I hope they keep it all very retro and seamless... though with the advancements in the past, I can take like 10% "upgrade." (Thinking of the Star Trek remasters style... not the Star Wars remaster style.)
I'm currently reading the Marvel G1 stuff for the first time and it's pretty good... for the most part. The 80-issue U.S. run had it's ups and down, but that last story arc with Unicron was just epic. The G2 stuff was... dark forthe sake of being dark and could have been better. Now, I 'm reading the Marvel UK stuff (including reading their edited reprints of the U.S. issues), and the newer inserted material is quite intriguing.
Hopefully, this Issue 81-100 will be enjoyable too.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
Metroplex79 wrote:It looks like I'm getting back into comics again
Same here.. Looks like we will finally find out what happened to the Neo Kinghts too. Interesting thing is will G2 Megatron tank be in this since that is part of the Gi joe line as well (he was rebuilt in Joe comics for those that do not know)..
Honestly, I LURVED the G2 comics. Still some of my favorites to date. They were gritty, dark, and had a nice story arc and art.
I hope the new ones can be respectful of that G2 run... and/or incorporate elements into the G1 comic wrapping-up universe. Liked the tank. The sheer bulk of it (compared with a tiny pistol) made for some epic action.
Joetx wrote:I didn't mind the look, though. I'd rather take that rather than the dot pattern of the original Marvel series, which screamed CHEAP.
Yeah, I'm hoping they keep a consistent style - and even the design elements on the cover, fonts, etc. (The Botcon G2 throwback did a great job of this with the cover... giving nods to the old style and coloring.)
I DON'T want them to go back to bad printing techniques of the dark ages... dots or crappy paper, either one.