michael alex kawa wrote:If Prime and Megatron has any type of confrontation ,then there is NO POSSIBLE (No matter your opinions on when the two series took place ) WAY TO CONNECT RG1 to G2 ,don't believe me ,then read G2 (not scan READ ) and tell me this is not one big hole.
Furman has stated in many places that this is a continuation of G1 and so the events of G2 did not take place in this continuation (or perhaps not yet), however that does not mean that the themes and characters of G2 can't be used, and obviously Jhiaxus is shown in the preview as well as the TF's emerging from Cybertron, so that's already 2 G2 nods. I love G2 and I can understand that the decision to bypass G2 will disappoint some but the petition was for G1 issue 81 not G2 issue 13. Plugging the gaps between the two wouldn't make very interesting reading either as the conclusions would all be forgone. Also G2 was far less widely read than G1, the toys less widely available. The G2 story will always be on my bookshelf and I'll always be able to enjoy it though.
Andrew claimed on his blog that IDW sent him some "More Then Meets the Eye" -Profile books from Dreamwave to give him some reference material ,and it shows .
Actually you can see on his blog that his drawing table is covered in the original trade paperbacks and the original Transformers Universe guide. This is very clear in the flashback's shown, even down to things like Prime's head attached to a machine that looks identical to the one Shockwave used in the first few issues. But any characters appearing in present day can look however they need to be interpreted and that will include characters that never appeared in the original comics or G2 so the MTMTE guides would be the only comic book style source material available.
i kind of see what he is getting at (IE - What about the original heads of the Headmasters, still on Nebulos? ) ,yes unanswered ,but yes resolved by The UK Annual from 1988 , -From the TFwiki -"Although it is explained that the Nebulans turn into heads that only resemble the original heads of the Headmaster Autobots, and that the original heads maintain radio contact with their Nebulan partners, the original miniseries never mentions what becomes of the original heads. However, "The Final Conflict" in the 1988 UK annual showed that Fortress Maximus, at least, stored his original head in a chest compartment"
The UK comics while they tried for some time to sync with the UK comic had huge chunks of stuff that didn't agree with the US comic. As this is directly following the US run, if it wasn't established there the same pick and choose from UK G1 continuity would apply. I just went through the 1988 UK annual and I can't see the reference to the original heads. Also after a few years of connection, why would it be assumed that they could easily go back? Prime's powermaster process ended up having a merging effect and unexpected consequences after a few short years after all.
According to the third issue of All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z's entries on Death's Head, the events of the Marvel UK Generation 1 comics take place on Marvel Earth-120185. The universe is named after the publication date of the first Marvel UK-exclusive story, "Man of Iron". According to the Marvel Universe Appendix, the events of the Marvel US comics take place on Marvel Earth-91274. So even Marvel consider these 2 strands as not being dependant on one another.
the character Circuit Smasher (look at one of the pics from the article ) seems to be Circuit Breakers son
He isn't. It wouldn't make any sense for a child to inherit technology that she herself wasn't born with. They aren't the same character either.
Before judging who could have written this better I think its fair to say that you'd actually need to have read the comic. Having read some, I don't think anyone could have written this better