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Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Supreme Convoy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:17 pm

Last night, comic writer Brian Michael Bendis posted an image from an unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover with art by Phil Jimenez.

Jimenez went into detail on the crossover as well.

Man, this could've been incredible!

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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby El Duque » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:32 pm

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Last night comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis posted an image that can only be described epic, a piece of concept art by Phil Jimenez depicting a proposed JLA/Transformers crossover! CBR went on explore the unused concept in a little more detail, the full article can be found here.

Just to be clear, this is not happening, it's just conceptual.

“Oh, what an epic that would have been," Jimenez wrote last night on Twitter, saying to one follower, “You missed out on Wonder Woman’s invisible jet becoming a very cool Transformer." You can get a peek of that in the image above, along with an enormous Bat-former and, perhaps best of all, Optimus Prime as a Green Lantern. (He added this morning, “Giving credit where credit is due: the idea for Optimus Prime as a GL was none other than [IDW Publishing Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall's]."


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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby datguy86 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:35 pm

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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby RAcast » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:44 pm

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Sadness! D: Green Lantimus Prime looks AMAZING.
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby That Bot » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:50 pm

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Optimus Prime as a Green Lantern? Where have I heard that before?
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby SLUGSLINGER81 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:55 pm

Motto: ""If you can't find a way, make a way""
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Now...unless kryptonite played a key role in this story, couldnt Superman just demolish our belowved robots in disguise...would be cool if they somehow derived some sort of energon type fuel from kryptonite that would make superman's power virtually useless when in proximity...but then we have Shazam, Wonder Woman, and other metahumans...the possibilities could be endless...to bad its "not" happening (I say "not" because you never know 1, 5, 10 years from now a publisher may decide to)...Wonder-twins vs Rumble & Frenzy...Krypto the dog vs Ravage...Pure unfiltered awesomesauce!!! :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby WarzoneBeta » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:06 pm

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WHY. THE. F**K. DID. THIS. NOT. GET. MADE!!!!

gimmie gimme gimme! I want!

*cough*

Now who wants to see Trigon or Necron vs Unicron? And Raven teaming up with Thundercracker?

Or Teen Titans + Dinobots?

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE EEEENNNNDDDDLLLEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! *foaming at mouth spazzing*
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:09 pm

Flash defending Central City from Insecticons looks cool, but concept art should show him racing Blurr.

And while Batmech looks like an original design, is Wonder Woman's jet turning into Invisible-Swoop? Or maybe he's Stealth from that Condor Verlag text story where he and Bumblebee fly to Egypt to see if the pyramids were built by Optimus Prime!

And the Seacons attacking Atlantis would be so awesome (shame they didn't exist in time for Alantis: Arise!); is Aquaman holding the head of someone recognizable, or just a generic?

And is that Primus's face in the second panel?

Yeah, this could've been WAY better than that Avengers crossover. I wonder if this deal went south around the time Animated was cancelled and relations soured between Hasbro and Cartoon Network/Time Warner.
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby funeralthirst7 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:17 pm

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I'm not a DC fan (with he exception of Batman) but I would have bought this.
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby UltraMason » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:33 pm

the artwork looks good, lovin the submarauder. (is arcee flying or webslingin?) however, DC is quite boring in my humble opinion with the possible exception of Batman. even he is pretty boring though, unless jim lee is drawin Ivy or whoever.
I didnt collect the avengers one either. Or infestation. For that matter, I always saw spider-man/gears as pretty corny too.
I prefer my TFs to do their thing in their own universe.
A Joe crossover now and then is ok but I think that was a different continuity (serpent-OR, Bludgeon an Pythona etc).
Im picky with TF comics. Ill be skipping the FOC tpb if released unless someone can prove it goes with IDWs main continuity.
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby RogueDeathangel » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:49 pm

Unicron replacing the Anti-Moniters hand at the beginning of the universe? Well, OF COURSE. :D

I have to say, I've loved Jiminez's work for a long time now, NEVER had him pegged as a TF fan! Also, I'd give an organ to see Batman and his Batwing-mech kick the snot out of Menasor!
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:04 pm

I have to admit... This made me laugh. And I needed a good laugh here. :lol:
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Nemesis Destron » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:51 pm

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Would have made a great read! :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Flashwave » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:19 pm

Motto: "Our society's downfall will not be this war. The war IS our society. That which will get us will be the little things. Some humanoid race, some tossed cannon, the little things that no one looks out for. THAT is for what we must be vigilant."
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SLUGSLINGER81 wrote:Now...unless kryptonite played a key role in this story, couldnt Superman just demolish our belowved robots in disguise...would be cool if they somehow derived some sort of energon type fuel from kryptonite that would make superman's power virtually useless when in proximity...but then we have Shazam, Wonder Woman, and other metahumans...the possibilities could be endless...to bad its "not" happening (I say "not" because you never know 1, 5, 10 years from now a publisher may decide to)...Wonder-twins vs Rumble & Frenzy...Krypto the dog vs Ravage...Pure unfiltered awesomesauce!!! :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:


Probably, but Ithink that it would be a morerealisric story if Megs and/or thecombiners weeenough to tax even the man of steel. I suspect megs would be smart enough to deel with Sups though
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby NemesisMonkeySupreme » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:48 pm

Motto: "Peace through tyranny… or obliteration. Whichever is quicker."
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Arcee and Nightbird on Amazon Island? :D
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:49 pm

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I'm not that big of a DC Comics fan, but even I'll admit that would have been A. Maze. Ing!
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby NemesisMonkeySupreme » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:50 pm

Motto: "Peace through tyranny… or obliteration. Whichever is quicker."
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Arcee and Nightbird on Amazon Island? :D

EDIT: oh I guess that's Arcee and Mirage, just saw Ratchet below
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Bouncy X » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:34 pm

i love the Batwing tranformer...make a toy of THAT!! lol
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Heavy B » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:49 pm

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DAMNIT IDW, You gave us New Avengers/Transformers. Don't you think you did somthing to make up for it?

Batman and Ironhide would be AWESOME together.
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby ausbot » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:21 pm

Motto: "Don't want none, don't start none!"
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This needs to happen! (But in the real DCU not that 52 crap)
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby the4thnobleman » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:42 pm

I just wanted to bounce this one out there. That "batwing" sure does have a lot of the visor qualities of a certain Dinobot out there. And the dynamic between the two would lend itself well to the potential for storytelling. How awesome would a Grimlock/Batman team be?

I know it isn't Prime in the Lantern Corps cool.....but I'd have still read every issue of this crossover if it were to become a reality.
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:44 pm

In the words(paraphrased of course) of Nancy Kerrigan, "Whyyyyyyyy didn't this happen ? WWHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY ?" :BANG_HEAD: This looked like a lot love for both properties went into this by the artist. And would've really one upped DC's competition at the House of Ideas with the mess of their Transformers/Avengers crossover. I'm guessing that Hasbro might've been the one to nix it due to a conflict of interest over Mattel putting out DC's characters in toy form.

Also, looking at the portion of that artwork with resident DC badass, Aquaman :michaelbay:, fighting it out with the Piranhacon and SubMarauder. Makes me think of King Nir'Gil and the SubAtlanticans from Atlantis Arise, and how I'd love to see them again. Last we saw the Seacons was in the second INFESTATION crossover, they need make a return as well.
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:44 pm

Catwoman vs Ravage. :sad:
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Supreme Convoy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:58 pm

Bumblevivisector wrote:And while Batmech looks like an original design, is Wonder Woman's jet turning into Invisible-Swoop?


I thought it was a robotic looking Amazon warrior.

Now that you mention it, it does look like Swoop!
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Re: Unproduced JLA/Transformers crossover

Postby Wheeljack35 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:11 am

OMG this would of been awesome I would of loved to had seen this
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