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Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:27 am

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Do these comics that come with the boxed sets every year stand alone, or are they connected somehow?
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Midnight_Fox » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:37 pm

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Games of Deception is connected to Invasion, which is connected to Shattered Glass. Wings of Honor, G2: Redux(epilogue connects to Shattered Glass), Termination, and Hoist the Flag are a series(along with the club magazine storylines Coming Storm, Battle Lines, and A Flash Forward). The other 3 are stand alone.
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:19 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Do these comics that come with the boxed sets every year stand alone, or are they connected somehow?
Yes and no. All of them are meant to be standalone one-shot stories, but each of them are part of a greater universe/continuity.

2005 - "Descent Into Evil" - the only real exception to the above since it came first

2006 - "Dawn of Future's Past" - part of the Beast Wars cartoon continuity

2007 - "Games of Deception" - part of the Classics comics continuity, and slightly related to a TransTech text story

2008 - "Shattered Glass" - began as standalone but later spawned more fiction set in this universe, and slightly related to the 2006 Classics comics in the TCC magazine

2009 - "Wings of Honor" - began as standalone but later spawned more fiction set in this "Wings Universe", which is also based on the G1 cartoon continuity

2010 - "Generation 2: Redux" - part of the Wings Universe, set in the future

2011 - "The Stunti-Con Job" - set in the Animated cartoon continuity

2012 - "Invasion" - crossover story connected to both the Classics comics continuity and the Shattered Glass continuity, and loosely related to TransTech

2013 - "Termination" - set in the Wings Universe further in the future

2014 - "Hoist the Flag" - set in the Wings Universe in the far far distant future, and based on the Beast Wars/Machines cartoon continuity and the 3H comics.


And there's all the TCC magazine fiction and the text stories which amount to further connections.
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:06 am

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Oh wow, that's a lot of different stuff. I don't have all the BotCon sets, but I have read a few of the comics. I wanted to see if it would be worth the attempt to collect the others from eBay sellers or other places, if they're a part of the same story in general, but looks like it might be a wasted effort. :-?
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:43 am

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I once wrote a list of all TCC fiction there is and grouped them by continuity. If I can find it, I'll try to update it (since more fiction has been produced since my writing it) and post it, if you'd like.

Though, note that the list was written in the order in which the media was published, rather than the fictional chronological order of each story.
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:56 am

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As long as all the parts of the story are there, it makes no difference which order they come in. Thanks! ;)^
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:07 pm

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Here's a list of everything released thus far in order by release date, encompassing magazine comics, convention comics, text stories, live script readings, one-shot comics, online comics, other magazine content, etc. etc.

To make thing easier, I've color coded it all by continuity (let me know if any colors need changing for better visibility)

Peach = Unicron Trilogy
Red = "Descent into Evil"
Green = Beast Era
Orange = Classics
Gray = TransTech
Pink = Shattered Glass
Blue = Wings Universe
Yellow = Animated
Purple = Aligned Continuity
Teal = Beast Wars: Uprising
Brown = IDW G1 (or worlds based on it)
No color = unspecified


Vector Prime: In the Beginning - February/March 2005
Balancing Act - April/May 2005
Balancing Act, Part 2 - June/July 2005
Balancing Act, Part 3 - August/September 2005
Descent into Evil - September 22, 2005
Intimidation Game - September 24, 2005
Balancing Act, Part 4 - October/November 2005
Balancing Act, Pt 5 - December 2005/January 2006
Revelations Part 1 - February/March 2006
Revelations Part 2 - April/May 2006
Revelations Part 3 - June/July 2006
Revelations Part 4 - August/September 2006
Dawn of Future's Past - September 28, 2006
Astrotrain/Sandokan Story Preview - October/November 2006
Revelations Part 5 - October/November 2006
Revelations Part 6 - December 2006/January 2007
The Dark Heart of Sandokan prologue - February/March 2007
Crossing Over, Part 1 - February/March 2007
The Dark Heart of Sandokan - February 19, 2007
The Razor's Edge prologue - April/May 2007
Crossing Over, Part 2 - April/May 2007
Crossing Over: Part 3 - June/July 2007
Games of Deception - June 27, 2007
Theft of the Golden Disk - July 1, 2007
The Razor's Edge - July 6, 2007
The New World - The story of the Classic Mini-cons - July 18, 2007
The New World - July 25, 2007
Wreckers: Finale Part I - August/September 2007
Crossing Over: Part 4 - August/September 2007
Crossing Over: Part 5 - October/November 2007
Wreckers: Finale Part II - November 30, 2007
Crossing Over: Part 6 - December 2007/January 2008
Transcendent: Part 1 - February/March 2008
Gone Too Far 1-page preview - February/March 2008
Gone Too Far - March 13, 2008
Shattered Expectations - April 1, 2008
Transcendent: Part 2 - April/May 2008
Withered Hope 1-page preview - April/May 2008
Force of Habit - April 17, 2008
Shattered Glass - April 24, 2008
Bee in the City - April 26, 2008
Withered Hope - May 8, 2008
Transcendent: Part 3 - June/July 2008
I, Lowtech 1-page preview - June/July 2008
Dungeons & Dinobots preview - August/September 2008
Transcendent: Part 4 - August/September 2008
I, Lowtech - September 17, 2008
Transcendent: Part 5 - October/November 2008
Around Cybertron #1 - October/November 2008
Cheap Shots - October 27, 2008
Dungeons & Dinobots - December 5, 2008
Transcendent: Part 6 - December 2008/January 2009
Around Cybertron #2 - December 2008/January 2009
Do Over - February 13, 2009
The Transformers Club Comic Years 1-4: Our Story So Far... - February/March 2009
Reunification: Part 1 - February/March 2009
Around Cybertron #3 - February/March 2009
The Desert Heat! - March 11, 2009
Reunification: Part 2 - April/May 2009
Around Cybertron #4 - April/May 2009
Eye in the Sky - May 1, 2009
Wings of Honor - May 28, 2009
Shattered Glass: A Recap - June/July 2009
Reunification: Part 3 - June/July 2009
Around Cybertron #5 - June/July 2009
Reunification: Part 4 - August/September 2009
Around Cybertron #6 - August/September 2009
Reunification: Part 5 - October/November 2009
Around Cybertron #7 - October/November 2009
Blitzwing Bop - November 17, 2009
At Fight's End 3-page preview - December 2009/January 2010
Reunification: Part 6 - December 2009/January 2010
Around Cybertron #8 - December 2009/January 2010
At Fight's End - December 23, 2009
The Coming Storm: Part 1 - February/March 2010
Around Cybertron #9 - February/March 2010
The Coming Storm: Part 2 - April/May 2010
Around Cybertron #10 - April/May 2010
Flames of Yesterday - May 24, 2010
The Coming Storm: Part 3 - June/July 2010
Around Cybertron #11 - June/July 2010
Generation 2: Redux - June 24, 2010
The Coming Storm: Part 4 - August/September 2010
Around Cybertron #12 - August/September 2010
Recordicons #1 - August/September 2010
A Team Effort - September 23, 2010
The Coming Storm: Part 5 - October/November 2010
Around Cybertron #13 - October/November 2010
Recordicons #2 - October/November 2010
The Coming Storm: Part 6 - December 2010/January 2011
Around Cybertron #14 - December 2010/January 2011
Recordicons #3 - December 2010/January 2011
Battle Lines, Part 1 - February/March 2011
Around Cybertron #15 - February/March 2011
Recordicons #4 - February/March 2011
Moving Violations - March 9, 2011
Battle Lines, Part 2 - April/May 2011
Around Cybertron #16 - April/May 2011
Recordicons #5 - April/May 2011
The Stunti-Con Job - June 2, 2011
Battle Lines, Part 3 - June/July 2011
Around Cybertron #17 - June/July 2011
Recordicons #6 - June/July 2011
Transhuman - July 15, 2011
Battle Lines, Part 4 - August/September 2011
Around Cybertron #18 - August/September 2011
Recordicons #7 - August/September 2011
Battle Lines, Part 5 - October/November 2011
Recordicons #8 - October/November 2011
The AllSpark Almanac Addendum - November 10, 2011
Battle Lines, Part 6 - December 2011/January 2012
Recordicons #9 - December 2011/January 2012
A Flash Forward - February/March 2012
The AllSpark Almanac Addendum - February/March 2012
Recordicons #10 - February/March 2012
Invasion Prologue - February 29, 2012
A Flash Forward: Part 2 - April/May 2012
The AllSpark Almanac Addendum - April/May 2012
Recordicons #11 - April/May 2012
Invasion - April 26, 2012
Bee in the City 2: Electric Boogaloo - April 29, 2012
A Flash Forward, Part 3 - June/July 2012
The AllSpark Almanac Addendum - June/July 2012
Recordicons #12 - June/July 2012
A Flash Forward, Part 4 - August/September 2012
Recordicons #13 - August/September 2012
A Flash Forward, Part 5 - October/November 2012
Recordicons #14 - October/November 2012
A Flash Forward, Part 6 - December 2012/January 2013
Invasion: Epilogue - September 5, 2012, December 2012/January 2013
Recordicons #15 - December 2012/January 2013
Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapter One: Shattered Time - February/March 2013
Recordicons #16 - February/March 2013
Solar Requiem - March 2013
Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapter Two: Shattered Expectations - April/May 2013
Recordicons #17 - April/May 2013
Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapter Three: Shattered Paths - June/July 2013
Recordicons #18 - June/July 2013
Termination - June 27, 2013
Unreliable Narratives - June, 30, 2013
Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapter Four: Shattered Hope - August/September 2013
Recordicons #19 - August/September 2013
Timeless - September 12, 2013
Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapter Five: Shattered Balance - October/November 2013
Recordicons #20 - October/November 2013
Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapter Six: Shattered Destiny - December 2013/January 2014
Recordicons #21 - December 2013/January 2014
Preview for Tornado's Personal Journal - February/March 2014
Alone Together: Prologue - February/March 2014
Recordicons #22 - February/March 2014
Tornado's Personal Journal - March 18, 2014 to the Present
BotCon 2014 Comic Preview "Hoist the Flag" - April/May 2014
Alone Together: Paranoia - April/May 2014
Recordicons #23 - April/May 2014
Alone Together: Perception - June/July 2014
Recordicons #24 - June/July 2014
Hoist the Flag - June 19, 2014
Prevenge - June 21, 2014
Alone Together: Kindred - August/September 2014
Recordicons #25 - August/September 2014
A Common Foe - September 24, 2014
Alone Together: Delirious - October/November 2014
Recordicons #26 - October/November 2014
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:42 am

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Holy crap that's a lot. I was trying to focus on Classics and Wings Universe, but that's a hell of a lot to track down.
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:31 am

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Holy crap that's a lot. I was trying to focus on Classics and Wings Universe, but that's a hell of a lot to track down.
Well, to be fair, though I was listing everything individually, not everything was released individually. A LOT of the above were included together in things like magazines or the Diamond Edition convention comics.

For instance, every "Around Cybertron" and "Recordicons" story is included in a magazine issue that also contains a comic story. And nearly every Diamond Edition release of the convention comics includes whatever pre- or post-comic story material that was produced to be in conjunction with the comic itself.

Plus, there's also compiled volume releases (not unlike trade paperbacks) of the earlier magazine issues that group together five issues in each. Thus, there are volumes for the 2005, 2006, and 2007 issues.

Though, not everything in the above list can be tracked down and physically owned, due to their intangible nature. Like, all of the text stories exist as online PDF files, and all of the live script readings were exactly that: live performances.
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby ScottyP » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:14 am

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This is a great resource you've put together here. They've got so many timelines and universes going that it makes my head spin, so hopefully I can use this to try and separate what often seems like non-sensical stuff going on.
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Re: The BotCon Timelines comics.

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:41 am

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ScottyP wrote:This is a great resource you've put together here. They've got so many timelines and universes going that it makes my head spin, so hopefully I can use this to try and separate what often seems like non-sensical stuff going on.
Glad you like it.

Though, as I said in the other thread, keep in mind that this is all production order whilst not everything released in this order is necessarily in chronological order. Some things released later might take place before, during, or even eons after other things released earlier.

And some storylines even transcend universes, requiring some things set in one universe to be read before or after other things set in different universes.

If you'd like, I could go through the list and pick out the few items that ought to be read better out of production order.
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