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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby DaRonin » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:09 pm

hinomars19 wrote:
DaRonin wrote:Im really not sure who is too blame for this debale. Furman says he planned this all out and is satisfied with the finale. Then frankly, I'm glad hes been relegated to tertiary projects cuz his planning skills are degrading. I'm not even sure how the furmanites can defend this.


I haven't read a lot of his stuff in a long time, but if nobody minds I'd like to put across an (educated) theory; It seems to me Mr. Furman is perhaps a concepts man. The man has them in spades, but that does not technically make him a writer in terms of comic books. Writers are people who tell a story, not think them up. I say this because I worked (rather irritatingly) with a guy who had good ideas, and pulled concepts from out of nowhere that should have worked, but in his own hands they simply didn't. He had no idea of pacing or storytelling. I worked with him on creating the story boards, then tweaked them myself after. It was never going to be great, and I'm certainly not putting myself forward as the best man for this job,but I had to improve it somewhat to get it to a more acceptable and coherent level within the workings of comics. sadly he had too big an ego. I cannot compare this man to Mr. Furman. But, maybe there is a chance that that is what is happening here. Furman is double dipping on what maybe needed a 2 man job.


I think you've hit the nail on the head. I think back in the G1 era when furman was working closely with Wildman and Senior, his stuff was more solid and well thought out since he had two of his mates to bounce ideas off of. Ditto for G2. His Dreamwave stuff is Generally solid since he was working with what the company was mandating, But then we get to his IDW stuff where he is usually working on his own, and thats where he seems to stumble. His "Ation" story arc was slow, muddled, bland, and cliche ridden. I like many of the ideas, but the execution was horrible. The majority of his Spotlights were plodding and overwritten. Its amazing how much of a walking cliche his SixShot is, yet when the character showed up in the Metroplex spotlight he was so much more likeable and amusing.

Then we have ReGen One. Am I the only one who caught some of the continuity errors from the first arc? Zombiecon Pretenters that were in the ark Due to damage from underbase powered Starscream? Seriously? And I dont mind Furman retconning things, like by making Grimlock out to be something of a Jerk in picking who did and didn't get a nucleon shot, but if Grimlock was being picky... explain Megatron being revived to me than. If you're gonna retcon, don't go halfway. And one more thing, if Circut Smasher has enough power to make Optimus Prime scream like he's being prison raped, how is it that in twenty years, he was never sent on an assassination mission to take out megatron personally? Seriously, why is this not addressed?

And I've said it before, I'll say it again. Regen 1 has been the lowest point of Optimus Primes tenure as a mechanical Superhero. Yes, Im taking into account Afterdeath, the Armada series, the G1 Cartoon, and the Bayverse.

And then there is the last what, eight pages being taken up by contributors waxing all sentimental and a cover gallery? Look, I like fuzzy feely nostalgia as much as the next guy, and Im all for additional commentary, but this story is half baked already. Those pages could have been better used with further prose stories that fleshed out the story better.

In the end, Furmans passion for the story cant be disputed, but his objectivity and editing skills can. The guy seems to need people around him to keep him on point and call him on his BS in order to end up with a great story. The guy's put out good stuff before, most of G2, War Within and Worlds Collide being good examples. But this, was a big fumble on his part. hopefully next transformers story he writes, he gets stuck with an editor that can keep him in line.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby hinomars19 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:22 pm

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DaRonin wrote:In the end, Furmans passion for the story cant be disputed, but his objectivity and editing skills can. The guy seems to need people around him to keep him on point and call him on his BS in order to end up with a great story. The guy's put out good stuff before, most of G2, War Within and Worlds Collide being good examples. But this, was a big fumble on his part. hopefully next transformers story he writes, he gets stuck with an editor that can keep him in line.


I think this is pretty true of most writers/ creatives. We get stuck on our own ideas too often, you get blinkered. Things like this don't always come from lack of skill. Quite the opposite really.
A problem can also arise when a creative, hard nosed person like Furman is put into a pre-existing box. From a Marvel point of view, I think Mr.Furman truly does feel that Transformers is, for the most part his own-and that has lead to a lot of positives. He doesn't see them as robots to be marketed to children in a toy aisle. They have lives and characters-BUT TF as a whole is a franchise that exists outside of him. Furman was put into a pre-existing box, even if he is responsible for shaping a lot of the contents, he was working with materials not his own. That can restrict a man that has ideas, and sometimes it is possible to over saturate something with stuff that has no business being in the greater whole. Beast Machines is a good example of that. Beast Wars re-invented and added a new grain of substance to the franchise. Fresh minds and ideas saved Transformers, but the creative streak in the BM people took it too outside of things.
It sounds bad to say, but sometimes a creative person can have too many ideas. Maybe the restrictive number of issues given to re-gen was a factor. Perhaps Simon Furman isn't a man who can write small. Maybe he simply got sidelined by too many things and isn't one to mercilessly leave things on the cutting room floor. It is possible to love your creation a little too much. Stepping back can be tricky. Maybe that adds to the pacing issues?

I really hope to get my hands on all 80 issues, plus Re-gen, because regardless of any negatives it has garnered, it sounds interesting, it no doubt carries good ingredients perhaps best tasted alone even though the whole pie leaves a bad taste (Beast Machines again) and let's face it, it's history! :D
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Quint » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:57 pm

So much exposition. And possibly a bit of the ol' Deus Ex Machina to boot. Maybe. Too harsh?

the magic sword, the Hot Rod army, the immune Grimlock none of it felt earned.

Maybe it'll sit better on another read, another time. Not sure I'll go to the Furman issue 100 signing in London now, my 'tutting' and disappointed head-shaking may make it awkward whilst he's doing my inscription. Lulz.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Henry921 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:43 am

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Spectacular. But exposition happy. Too exposition happy. So much so we had to rush to the epilogue and shoe-horn in Ravage out of nowhere, seemingly for no other reason than nostalgia for old comics (and comic covers!).

But mostly high points for me. I liked the epilogue a lot more than I anticipated. I liked the revelation about the Dark Matrix and the final result of cutting off from the multiverse. About as much finality as you can get in TF fiction these days.

But then... it never ends.
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IDW Transformers: Regeneration One #100 - Andrew Wildman Comments

Postby Va'al » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:54 am

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We have seen a couple of words by various comics creators once IDW Publishing's Transformers: ReGeneration One #100 hit a couple of weeks ago - but here is another, by artist Andrew Wildman on his personal blog. Read on below!

So there we are. The end. The End? They always said ‘It Never Ends’ and for Transformers that seems to be true. But for the Original Transformers storyline/continuity it very definitely has. Issue 100 of that seminal book final hit the stands on Wednesday 19th March. A very significant day for all those legions of people who, over the last thirty years, have enjoyed the ups and downs of the world of Autobots and Decepticons. After the hiatus of some twenty years it was a privilege to be involved in the continuation of The Transformers (not sure when the The was dropped) With the IDW book, Transformers Regeneration One. When it all finally ended I thought it would be great to write a piece about what it has been like for me to be involved in the book. After all, for many it is who I am. But rather than write one final farewell – which I did for issue 100 – I thought I would get some thoughts down as and when they occur. This is the first of those;

For me it started out as just another comics gig. A book that I knew nothing about and that only felt like a stepping stone onto other books. I wanted to draw Superheroes. This is something that I have mentioned in many interviews and Q&As. I was happy to be working for Marvel Comics but I didn’t want to do toy books. I wanted to draw Spider-Man and all the other characters that I had grown up with. At that time I guess I had been reading comics for, say, 20 years. When I consider that that was about 26 years ago it really does create context. Transformers have been a part of my life for longer than Marvel had at that point. Transformers has been there for all but a couple of years of my professional life as a comic artist. Its fair to say that without Transformers I would probably be yet another casualty of the big comics crash in the mid nineties. Many of us working in the comics industry back then were hanging on by our fingernails as we saw title after title get cancelled. Same happened to me. My final book for Marvel was the final issue of Force Works. I felt like it was unfinished business at Marvel but it was time to get out as the empire crumbled around us all. That is when I moved – sideways I guess – into Computer Game design and TV concept work and storyboarding. Things have been great for me in those areas but it is as a result of working on Transformers for Marvel and more recently for IDW that has enabled me to have a presence at some amazing conventions and that is great. So Transformers, it was very definitely time to move on. Time to draw a line under that work. But I salute you. Without you I wonder what life would look like now.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Amelie » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:36 pm

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Those who know me will be very aware I'm an extreme G1 (80s) enthusiast, but I will say this about RegenerationOne.

I'm very glad its put an "end" to G1 and really do think its time for Transformers to move on from that. There's more to Transformers than Optimus Prime, Megatron, Grimlock and Starscream ECT. I really hope that in the future, we will see Hasbro create a new series of Transformers, filled with new characters for a generation of kids to fall in love with and expand our [the fans] eyes.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby jamarmiller » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:26 pm

I dont know, My boy who is 5 loves g1, its all new to him. I dont see a problem with keeping g1 alive at all.

My boy has all the characters from the g1 show ( season 1 and 2 and will be getting the rest as we progress ) with the help of encore, CHUG, MIMB from my collection ect.

Its not like they change batman, superman, ect, they keep them basically the same but keep telling more stories with them.

Dont get me wrong, I like a new character and concepts being introduced but theres no reason to shelve G1. It still resonates with kids now, or at least it does my son.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Wolfman Jake » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:22 pm

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Looks like they kind of "Ultimate Marveled" the G1 comic book universe.

Why is this considered "The End of Generation 1" anyway? G1 was more than just the Marvel comic series, which has always been its own beast apart from the original cartoon and animated Movie, Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and any of the additions and extensions made through Japanese media to the franchise. Plus, the ongoing IDW series are all considered G1 (though a reboot). Is this "The End" because Furman thinks he's the only Transformers writer who counts? I agree, the man has had some very interesting and bold ideas, but he's not a master of the written word. His cliché-ridden dialogue was so pervasive, a new English word (Furmanism) had to be created. Furman is starting to come off just a bit conceited to me.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby crazyfist » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:36 am

I've re-read issues 80.5-100 back to back. I tried to like this series but I could not. :sad: I just feel like this whole series was rushed and the planning was way off. I just felt like the 5 issue story arcs were just poorly done. At first, the idea of Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman coming back to 'finish' what they started, was a great idea! I was so looking forward to it. When G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero was continued and has actually turned out to be just as good as the original 1-155 (IMO), I thought Transformers Regeneration One would too.

To me, issue 80 will always be the true ending to the original Marvel run. And when the 'sequel' Generation 2 came about, I felt that that was a true ending as well. Now that I think about it…Regeneration One should NOT have happened. Times have changed and Simon Furman has written many many Transformers stories and Andrew Wildman as well, like when they did 'War Within' with Dreamwave. I had read an interview with Simon Furman in issue one of the Transformers Club Magazine back in 2004 (i think) and he said if Marvel hadn't cancelled the series that he wouldn't have brought Prime back so soon and some other points like Slag going off the deep end. But when he would eventually bring Prime back, he would struggle with the his resurrection and whatnot. So, Furman did end up using that part with Prime and Slag having some issues.

I just felt that he ran out of ideas or he had too many ideas and 20 issues wasn't enough to contain them in. I felt that the whole idea of bringing back certain dead Transformers was a mistake. Like bringing Scorponok back and the Autobot headmasters that all died in issue 75. It sort of makes sense the way they did here but then again…a 5 issue story arc just seemed too short for that especially with all the other story arcs that appeared in those issues, setting up the next 5 issue story arc. Of course we all know the characters and read the first 80 issues, but it just felt like it was done before. And where did Ultra Magnus and Springer and the other Wreckers come from? They never appeared in the Marvel 1-80 (except for that random issue 43)…just the UK Marvel series. And suddenly, they're in the mix. I know the story takes place 21 years later (which I felt was also odd..more on that in a second), but when Primus/ Xaaron brought all Transformers to Cybertron in issue 73 you figured they'd be there as well. Nope. I could go on and on...

Twenty-one years later… The original always kept up with the current time…but for what had taken place in those years didn't seem like a whole lot. I understand Megatron destroying Earth might take awhile but it just seems like to me it shouldn't have taken Bludgeon and Soundwave to 21 years to get the Decepticon movement going. I could be wrong. Maybe it took 21 years to build the War World. I seem to remember G.I.Joe being in the same universe as Transformers and that they had a means of communicating with Cybertron. You think they would have a radioed the Autobots that Megatron was destroying Earth. They contacted them when Megatron appeared in 139 of G.I.Joe: ARAH. But maybe Megatron destroyed their communications device before they got the chance...I just felt the that they didn't need to keep up with current time this time around. Maybe make it 5 years later or something. I could go on and on...

Generation 2…I guess that Generation 2 must never have happened. I always thought that was the sequel to the first 80 issues. But I guess that's been erased or is a different reality. Furman using Bludgeon and the War World and bringing Jhiaxus and his Cybertronians into the mix. With them dying in this series, I guess we could say they all were brought back to life for Gen 2 since no Transformer actually EVER dies. I could go on and on...

Enough about the story, on to the art. Andrew Wildman…he became my favorite Transformers artist when issue 69 came out. The following issues he drew afterwards 70-80 (except 75) I thought were amazing. The detail and the expressions and everything. When I first heard that he was coming back to draw Regen One I was excited. Enter disappointment number two. His art just went downhill. The coloring by John Paul Bove helped but man…the details were gone and sometimes you couldn't even tell who was who in some group shots. Some characters were so simply draw, it almost looked like 5 year old drew them. It's almost like he didn't care to do this series and that this was just a paycheck to him. He didn't even do the whole series since he had other 'commitments.' He just didn't care. I really believe that now. He even said he wouldn't come back to this series unless Furman were the writer. Both of them seemed to really half-ass this series. IDW must have offered them something good when they talked them into doing this series. I was VERY disappointed with Andrew's art. And I hated the way Spike Witwicky looked...Geoff Senior's art was okay, not the best from his days on Gen One. Guido Guidi is one of my favorite artists of today's Transformers, but I REALLY wished that he did his own style and not mimicked Andrew's art. I only collected the covers that Guido drew. His covers brought back the feel of the Marvel series. Even the coloration with the old pixelated dot-matrix print or whatever. That was fantastic. I especially LOVED the cover he did for issue 100 where he did an updated version to issue one cover. I kind of wished Guido drew this entire series from the start. Wishful thinking. I could go on and on...

Issue Zero was my favorite issue. I especially enjoyed seeing Jose Delbo return. His art was still the same, only enhanced with today's technology. The story was actually really good as well. I actually choked up a bit when Buster and Jesse were SPOILER….


killed...


This is a long review of the series and I hope I made some sense. Overall, they dropped the ball on this series and shouldn't have made it. To me, the original Marvel series including Generation 2 will be the true story. I will always love the Marvel series and I thank Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman for their work on that series. Regeneration One will fade away and be forgotten.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Cyber Bishop » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:05 pm

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crazyfist wrote:I've re-read issues 80.5-100 back to back. I tried to like this series but I could not. :sad: I just feel like this whole series was rushed and the planning was way off..


I kind of feel the same way you do. Too much rushing, nothing moved "organically" but forced.
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Transformers: Regeneration One #100 - A Few More Words from Andrew Wildman

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:17 am

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We mentioned a while back that Andrew Wildman, who had already posted part of his thoughts on the end of IDW Publishing's Transformers: ReGeneration One, would go back to them, and expand. Now, on his blog, he has done just that! Check out the unedited version of the afterword present in the book itself, in the way in which Wildman first wrote it below, and head to his blog for even more amazing work.

Some of you may have heard the Transmissions Podcast where - among many other things - they discuss Transformers Regeneration One #100. Its always interesting to hear what readers and aficionados make of the work one does. They really get under the skin of the whole issue with story, art etc. They mention right at the end that I am going to be saying more about my thoughts and feelings around Transformers. And I will. As much as they discuss the content of the book and also acknowledge the fact that we all had a chance to say something in the extra pages that the book had, they don't discuss what we said. Maybe at some point they may or maybe that will be covered elsewhere. For those of you who have not read any of that extra material, below is my piece. Slightly different from what you will have read in the book though. This is the unedited piece. Hasbro asked for some changes to be made to what I had written before it went to publication. Some of you may spot them. I am happy with the changes that they asked for but I thought it might be interesting to show exactly what I wrote, grammatical errors and all...
As you will see, as far as I am concerned it is all very great to read, enjoy and discuss all the events of the story but with Transformers there is definitely More Than Meets The Eye.

It Never Ends?

There we are then. That’s it. All done and dusted.

It seems amazing that we ever got to this point. This comic book that has - in one form or another - been there for so long. As many of you will know I first drew Transformers back in the dim and distant 1988. at the time I was working on whatever anyone was throwing at me. I was young(ish) and had a growing family to feed. At that time Transformers was just another paid gig. It very rapidly became more than that as it became the thing that opened to the door to Marvel Comics. Once in that door Transformers suddenly became a victim of Marvel’s decision to not do toy books anymore. No matter, I was in and had the opportunity to move through the ranks at Marvel and the pleasure of working on some of the characters that I had grown up with such as Spider-Man and the X-Men. Those jobs came and went but after all these years it is still Transformers that comes knocking at the door. When something is that insistent and becomes for many the thing that defines you it is always worth having a look under the hood. See what’s really there. What is it about this book that it seems to have attached itself to me?

Then I saw it;

When IDW asked me if I wanted to do some interior art for a Transformers book I said no. When they asked me what it would take to get me to do some interior art for a Transformers book I pondered the question and responded that I would only do it if I could work with Simon and if we could have the opportunity to do something that really had some weight to it. Out of this and Simon’s parallel conversations with IDW the idea for RegenerationOne was born.

I am going to break the flow here to give out a few acknowledgments. We have gathered a great team together for this journey. Guido has done a great job stepping in when I had to step away, JP Bove’s interior colours have perfectly captured that synthesis of being a bit like the old stuff but definitely new and fresh and I think now stand alongside the amazing Mr Nel Yomtov for the amount of uninterrupted output of pages. Jason Cardy’s cover colours have given cinematic impact that have pulled readers in like a movie poster outside your favorite multiplex. Stephen Baskerville, what can I say. A consummate professional. No matter what I throw at Stephen he unfailingly does his thing and makes these books look the way they ‘should’. As for the words, well a huge acknowledgment to Jim Shooter and Bob Budiansky for creating this beast. Without them we wouldn’t be here. We may well be creating a book about battling robots but for sure it wouldn’t be this one. And lastly, Simon Furman. My long time partner in crime. The man who not only brought me into the Transformers hold but who, as a result of that opened the door to many a subsequent opportunity. Thanks Mr F, my acknowledment and respect to you.



So there we were. The idea to finally complete the Transformers story was not only an opportunity but a privilege. What needs to really be gotten here is that this book is the conclusion of the definitive Transformers storyline. Let me just emphasise that. THIS book is THE CONCLUSION of THE DEFINITIVE TRANSFORMERS STORYLINE. It is not possible to over emphasise that. Back in 1983 something huge that has become part of popular culture began. At Marvel Comics Jim Shooter and Bob Budiansky wrote a treatment for Transformers. There was nothing before that other than some ill defined toys. That treatment became the Marvel Transformers book and that storyline - the definitive one - fell silent in 1991, reared its head again in 2012 and the no kidding, final conclusion of that whole storyline is what you now hold in your hands.

But what really makes this concept resonate and give it its longevity is the fact that this is NOT a book about robots. quite the opposite. The term 'robot' was first used in the 1921 play ‘R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots’ by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek. But these were human clones devoid of emotion. Transformers are if anything the opposite of that. They are sentient beings. They may be mechanical in their structure but they contain very human emotions and concerns. They are also from one source, The Matrix (later called The Allspark). This original singular source is what binds them and gives a unifying purpose to their lives. These themes are key to the popularity of Transformers in that it is an expression of much of what defines us as human beings. It has its roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, Enlightenment, Pantheism and subsequently many themes of Modern Philosophy. And that is what made me want to do this book. That is why we love it. A book about cool robots? yes, but about so much more. Its about us. About you and me. About the human condition. Its about separation, loss, pain, conflict and the pursuit of unification and oneness. Throughout its long life its always been there in that now familiar mantra; ‘Till All Are One’.

And here we finally are.



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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:36 am

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As I've said before, Wildman's art is wonderful. Too bad it couldn't be matched by a decent story. This was the definitive ending? It should have been left at #80.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby JaffleMaker » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:05 am

Rodimus Prime wrote:As I've said before, Wildman's art is wonderful. Too bad it couldn't be matched by a decent story. This was the definitive ending? It should have been left at #80.


I agree... well mostly, I'm glad they continued beyond 80 as it was something I'd been wanting for years. As much as I love the original run, I always hated how the last few issues felt so cheap and rushed. This time they had a whole 20 issues to tie up loose ends but it felt like it was crammed with needless story arcs that didn't really go anywhere. Did we really need jhiaxus?

As a result it felt cheap and rushed all over again, but instead of 2 or 3 issues where you really sympathized for the writers, considering the circumstances they were forced into, you get 20 issues of cliches and what came across as haughty storytelling.

But that's just me, maybe I wasn't the target audience. lol

I really hope someone out there enjoyed the series and I'd love to hear their perspective.

But all negatives aside, the covers were fantastic and I loved most of the art.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:36 am

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Yeah, you're right. Instead of 22 issues, we could have gone with maybe 5. The 1st story arc wasn't bad at all, and it brought a definitive ending to Megatron and Optimus. They could have skipped the 2nd arc, and gone right to Hot Rod becoming Rodimus and killing Bludgeon, while Magnus kills Galvatron and Blaster kills Soundwave. End of Decepticon threat. End of conflict. End of story. No need for Jhiaxus at all. He was a G2 character, and should have stayed that way. His original iteration was much better than what he was this time around.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:37 am

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So far the biggest gripe seems to be that the stories were rushed and like I said before, I agree with those sentiments.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby WiseMan » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Why does there seem to be a conscious decision by everyone NOT to mention Generation 2?
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:31 pm

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I did not mind the mention of jhiaxus at all, I know that the generation 2 comic actually finished up the original marvel run, however at some point they decided to finish go properly as many do not like the Gen 2 story line. I have all the g1 and g2 comics and I felt that g2 was an excuse to kill off a bunch of original characters (sound familiar to tftm) and try to close things off.
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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:50 am

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That's another opportunity ReGen missed. It could have filled the gap between G1 and G2. I understand that it was more or less glossed over with vague facts, but it would have been nice to get a detailed account of how Megatron and Starscream ended up at the Cobra castle.
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Andrew Wildman Auctions 30 Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Special Variant Covers with Sketch

Postby Va'al » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:06 am

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Once again, long-standing Transformers artist Andrew Wildman celebrates the end of ReGeneration One and the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers with his own spin. Starting Monday 21st April, he will be auctioning 30 issues of the convention variant cover for issue #100 of IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One, especially to reach non-UK fans or those who cannot attend conventions as easily, and each copy will come with a sketch of one of six characters! Check out below, or head to his blog, for more information.

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Beginning on Easter Day will be an eBay listing to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Transformers.

I am Bagging and Boarding 30 copies of the Convention Variant cover of Transformers Regeneration One #100. Each of the backing boards will have a sketch on the back. The 30 issues will be divided into 6 releases of five. There will be five sketches of Optimus Prime. Five sketches of Megatron - ya get the idea- then Ultra Magnus, Galvatron. Rodimus Prime and Bludgeon. The Optimus Prime sketches begin on Easter Day at 8pm UK time and runs for seven days.

The idea behind this is to not only commemorate the 30th anniversary but to enable those who can't get to UK conventions that I am attending to be able to get a copy of the comic and a sketch. Those of you who have seen me at conventions know that I do sketches but there are, needless to say, many Transformers and comic conventions that I won't be at. Below are the five Optimus Prime sketches that constitute this release. It's pot luck as to which bidder will get which sketch but that's part of the fun.

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As you will see below I have decided to donate all the proceeds from the fifth winning bidder to the Make-A-Wish foundation. this is my favourite charity and the one that we support as Draw The World Together. Anyone not familiar with the activities of DtWT click the link and take a look. We don’t have a lot of time or facility to do much with DtWT these days so it is nice to be able to raise a bit of money for the charity.

So. set your alarm for the start of the bid and cross your fingers.
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Andrew Wildman Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Variant Covers with Megatron Sketch Auctions

Postby Va'al » Fri May 09, 2014 7:49 am

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For the more Decepticon-bent readers of Transformers ReGeneration One out there, artist Andrew Wildman has you covered! As he did with the Optimus Prime boarded sketch and comic auction, with proceeds going to charity, he is currently auctioning five signed copies of issue 100 of the comic series started 30 years ago, this time with some Megatron goodness on the board! Check out the auctions here, and the images below!


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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby triKlops » Fri May 09, 2014 9:51 am

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Really nice work on those boards; got to see if i have some extra dough to put towards the auction.
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Andrew Wildman Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Variant Covers with Ultra Magnus Sketch Auctions

Postby Va'al » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:36 pm

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Continuing his charity auctions, famed Transformers artist Andrew Wildman has switched back to the Autobots for the sketches adorning this batch of backing boards (to support issue #100 of IDW Publishing's ReGeneration One) - check out below the Ultra Magnus offerings, auction links and information, courtesy of Wildman's blog!


ULTRA MAGNUS sketch and comic

The auction for the next batch of five Transformers Regeneration One comics has now goe live, This time around each signed comic will include signed original ULTRA MAGNUS sketch.

Links for the five items are;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1365037344

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171365039497? ... 1558.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171365041211? ... 1558.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171365042883? ... 1558.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171365044507? ... 1558.l2649


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Andrew Wildman Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Variant Covers with Galvatron Sketch Auctions

Postby Va'al » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:49 pm

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Renowned Transformers artist Andrew Wildman continues his ReGeneration One #100 charity auction streak, shifting back to the purple corner for the next five sketches - the mighty Galvatron! Check out the auctions here, and make sure to drop by his blog for more on the Wildman himself and his work.

The Galvatron sketches are now up on eBay. As with the previous auctions there are 5 copies of the Convention Variant cover of Transformers Regeneration One #100. Each is bagged and boarded. The backing board has a sketch of Galvatron on it.
At the close of the auction all the proceeds from one of those lots will go to the Make-a-Wish foundation who provide amazing experiences for children dealing with life threatening illnesses.

So take a look at the auction lots HERE and see if anything grabs you. And if not, that’s fine but please also take a look at the work of Make-a-Wish. Very moving stuff.


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Re: Transformers: Regeneration One #100

Postby sto_vo_kor_2000 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:21 am

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Wolfman Jake wrote:Looks like they kind of "Ultimate Marveled" the G1 comic book universe.

Why is this considered "The End of Generation 1" anyway? G1 was more than just the Marvel comic series, which has always been its own beast apart from the original cartoon and animated Movie, Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and any of the additions and extensions made through Japanese media to the franchise.


this is "the end" for the original g1 comic continuity...not all things called G1.
also......The G1 marvel comic predates the cartoon.
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Transformers: Regeneration One Original Andrew Wildman Art Auction

Postby Va'al » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:57 am

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Not only is Transformers artist Andrew Wildman setting up charity auctions for the final issue, he has now also decided to share more of his work with fans, by auctioning off original work from behind the scenes of Transformers: ReGeneration One! Check out his blog and below for more info, and take a look at some of the first batch of pages on offer.

Now that the Transformers Regeneration One comic book series is over and complete I thought it time to put up for sale a few of the pages of original art. I have sold a couple at conventions recently but it would be good to get them out into the wider Transformers world. I will probably pick a few pages from various issues and post them every now and then. To start with here are four pages from the end part of the run. Each page of art is signed, boarded and bagged and comes with a copy of the relevant script page.

Take a look at them here and if you are interested you can click on the images to check them out on eBay. The auction end at 8.30pm UK time next sunday 31st August.


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