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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby Seibertron » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:36 pm

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I think I finally figured out what's missing or different from Wildman's modern work since computer coloring and his work during the 80s and 90s. It's the absence of cross hatching. It's there a little bit, but not like it used to be back in the day. I love Wildman's unique look for Transformers but his modern work is definitely different than how it was 20 or 25 years ago.
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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby Burn » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:52 pm

Seibertron wrote:I love Wildman's unique look for Transformers but his modern work is definitely different than how it was 20 or 25 years ago.


It's understandable really. Printing technology it's self has progressed so much in those years.

What's funny though is back then, I didn't really like that unique look of Wildman's. Yet now, I love the uniqueness of it. Probably because "those were the good old days" or the fact I hate the modern sharp sleek angular look of today's TF's.
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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby TheForgottenTaxi » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:27 am

Am I the only one having difficulty believing that Megatron (who was in pretty bad shape the last time we saw him in #98, even before crash-landing on Earth) managed to take over the planet and lobotomize everyone? Galvatron, I'd have believed. (And speaking of Galvatron, where is he?) I badly need a flashback, stat.
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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:40 am

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Burn wrote:Probably because "those were the good old days" or the fact I hate the modern sharp sleek angular look of today's TF's.


:APPLAUSE:

My reasoning is exactly the same, along with the stories not being really up to par, or at least not having that "epic" feeling. Though I have yet to read any of the "-ation" series or Stormbringer.

TheForgottenTaxi wrote:Am I the only one having difficulty believing that Megatron (who was in pretty bad shape the last time we saw him in #98, even before crash-landing on Earth) managed to take over the planet and lobotomize everyone? Galvatron, I'd have believed. (And speaking of Galvatron, where is he?) I badly need a flashback, stat.


It's not that inconceivable. Last time we saw them, Megs and Galvy tag-teamed Shockwave, but it's unclear how that ended. Then in #79, "The Last Autobot" Fort Max put the pimp hand to Galvatron as he was insanely tearing up some random town, apparently surviving the Ark crash without much damage. By this we could safely assume that Megatron survived it is similar condition. Last we saw Galvatron he was catching a nap at the bottom of a lake. This points to Megs and Galvy most likely winning their altercation against Shockwave, though not necessarily resulting in Shockwave's death. With Bludgeon gone and Scorponok dead (Lord Zarak, anyway) this left no one in charge of all those forgotten-on-Earth Decepticons except Megatron. With all the Autobots gone, he pretty much had a smorgasbord in front of him. Megatron 1, humanity 0.
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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby TheForgottenTaxi » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:34 am

It's not that inconceivable. Last time we saw them, Megs and Galvy tag-teamed Shockwave, but it's unclear how that ended. Then in #79, "The Last Autobot" Fort Max put the pimp hand to Galvatron as he was insanely tearing up some random town, apparently surviving the Ark crash without much damage. By this we could safely assume that Megatron survived it is similar condition. Last we saw Galvatron he was catching a nap at the bottom of a lake. This points to Megs and Galvy most likely winning their altercation against Shockwave, though not necessarily resulting in Shockwave's death. With Bludgeon gone and Scorponok dead (Lord Zarak, anyway) this left no one in charge of all those forgotten-on-Earth Decepticons except Megatron. With all the Autobots gone, he pretty much had a smorgasbord in front of him. Megatron 1, humanity 0.


You're right, I had somehow totally forgotten the Fort Max/Galvatron fight from #79. Still leaves open the question of where Fort Max is in all this, though I guess we'll see him sooner rather than later. I suppose in a lot of ways this Megatron story isn't terribly different than what happened in G2 (Megatron survives the Ark crash, goes crazy on Earth to get Optimus Prime's attention) only this time we don't bother with the new body business (or the GI Joe stuff).

As a side note, I'm curious to see how they're going to get away with this "Circuit Smasher" business. It's obviously an attempt to reference Circuit Breaker without actually using her, because she's owned by Marvel. But if his origin doesn't reference her, that would seem pretty dumb, no?
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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby djhiem » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:41 am

Not necessarily. I am assuming that maybe after Neo Knights were dropped on Earth after #80, Spike met her. Maybe they had a relationship...she dies in the Megatron uprising or something to that affect. Since she constructed her own suit, she could totally do that for Spike too. She was a computer genius. So if she and Spike hit it off and she died, it would make sense that Spike would be pissed! They could easily show a gravestone with Josie Beller written on it to get around this. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby Chaoslock » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:44 pm

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"'Better than 1 - 80?'" - in my eyes, this issue was good, but not that good. Back in the 80s, the autobots and decepticons fell like flies in the big battles (it was a good side-effect of "To Sell Toys" policy that made the stories more real and kept vulnerability of characters at an understandable level), and the Wreckers toooooo easily survived that missile.

I love Megatrons characterisation, however. If I'm right, he "inherited" some doctor skills from his fusion with Ratchet, and him waiting for the first civilised being to tell his tales to isn't out of character, either.

However, the art... I don't feel that it is on the level of the late Marrvel issues. Some proportions are too out of ordinary, and too "UK".
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Re: Transformers Regeneration #82 Review- 'Better than 1 - 80?'

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:44 am

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djhiem wrote:she and Spike hit it off and she died


Maybe she died of shock (wow, that's a horrible pun) after finding out he's actually a part of a Transformer.
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