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Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Skowl » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:24 am

Transformers illustrator has updated his Deviant Art account with a 5-page preview of the upcoming Spotlight: Arcee comic.

See the five pages, in colour and in black and white, on Alex Milne's Deviant Art gallery by clicking here.

page 1 (colour)
page 2 (colour)
page 3 (colour)
page 4 (colour)
page 5 (colour)
page 1 (lineart)
page 2 (lineart)
page 3 (lineart)
page 4 (lineart)
page 5 (lineart)

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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby First-Aid » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:30 am

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OKay...I'm REAAAAAAALLLLLLLYYYYYY curious now. Arcee flipping out on Ultra Magnus? It doesn't look like combat training either...she looks totally pissed off.

Can't wait for this one...
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby UltraPrimal » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:43 am

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Arcee is a crazy psycho bitch! She's certainly not the motherly figure she was in G1. Or the helpless doe-eyed little puppy she was in Animated. Even Energon Arcee wasn't as badass as this.
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Liege Evilmus » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:16 am

I'm figuring 1 of 2 things.

Either fresh off the assembly line and doesn't know any better, or someone screwed whith her program. After all, didn't they put something in NightBeat's head at the end of his spotlight?

Eitherway, Ultra Magnus has to stop her, and I hope thats his severed hand on the cover :D

-it's not that I have anything agains Magnus, I just love dismemberment-

Great art though!
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Ultra Magnus » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:45 am

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Wow. I'm very interested to see what comes of this now... Why are Arcee and Magnus fighting? Why is Arcee a crazyperson? What revelation is to be revealed about Gender-styling of a Cybertronian exo-structure?

Magnus looks GREAT! some of these pages without the Speech bubbles would make awesome Desktops. Really can't wait to see this one.
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby UltraPrimal » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:17 am

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Liege Evilmus wrote:Eitherway, Ultra Magnus has to stop her, and I hope thats his severed hand on the cover :D

-it's not that I have anything agains Magnus, I just love dismemberment-

It wouldn't be the first time Ultra Magnus was dismembered. :wink:
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Tigertrack » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:40 am

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Man she is totally feral in this. I can't imagine she will be saying much of anything in this pages, and if Magnus is saying anything its probably.."HOLY SLAG! I just dropped a load of exhaust in my exo casing..."
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby ThunderThruster » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:49 am

i'm suprised he hasnt said his 'famous' line! i hope she hands him his arse before he stops her!
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Jeysie » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:08 pm

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Pretty awesome teaser art here... who'd think that Arcee would not only end up fighting Ultra Magnus, but seem to be holding her own?

Still passing on it, though. No matter how good the execution may end up being, the fact that the most interesting way they could think of to introduce fembots is by having the first one be a raging psycho bitch science experiment still says "giant cop-out" to me. The general idea's also been done too many times before in sci-fi.

(Though if they'd created a new character instead of warping an existing one to the point of unrecognizability, the idea might have been slightly more palatable.)
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Spenser » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:21 pm

Love the artwork but I wasn't keen on the characterisation of Ultra Magnus in his Spotlight and though I'll wait and see I can't say I loike th idea of Arcee, the most prominent female Transformer as a science experiment gone wrong. Hopefully I'm wrong but so far all I've read about it so far indicates lots of shame and anger associated with female sexuality.

No I definitely need to wait and see....
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Stormwolf » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:32 pm

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Arcee looks badass, she no longer the babysitter from season 3.

I recon that she's a assassin of some sort now, just look at her moves and attacks.
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:57 pm

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Is she supposed to be a beserker? Or is she possessed?
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby grimlockprime108 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:13 pm

Sabrblade wrote:Is she supposed to be a beserker? Or is she possessed?
she is supposed to be an early experiment propagated by nova prime and jhiaxus
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Caelus » Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:59 pm

Hopefully I'm wrong but so far all I've read about it so far indicates lots of shame and anger associated with female sexuality.


If you look at it from the original sin perspective, it does come off quite tacky.

However, I'd propose two alternate interpretations:

1) I can imagine that what she is feeling is not far off from what the first women to break into the male dominated workplace must have felt. Shame because they were violating social norms, and anger that they were being made to feel shame unjustly.

2) Gender reversal - Cybertronians are, by nature, constructive/creative creatures. Before the war, even Megatron turned into a construction vehicle. Arcee however is clearly designed from the ground up as a death-machine. Her shame and anger at having been created to kill is akin to what some men feel, what perhaps all men feel unconsciously. Born into a world that wants us to build and create, but programmed by millions of years of evolution to take and kill.
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:04 pm

Beautiful art.

And I sure hope Jhiaxus is already dead, or Arcee will make him wish he was.

Once Arcee finishes off Magnus, will she try to take on Fortress?
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:37 pm

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HOLY CATS, she's got FANGS! :shock:










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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby imotron » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:49 pm

First the art, as usual, could expect less, is quite awesome, the story... :-?
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby NightFall » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:27 am

She doesn't look girly at all, but great art anyway. Can't wait to see where they're going with this whole spotlight.
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby ponycorn » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Wow! So I wonder, will she "come around" by the end of the issue or still be hanging out there as a wild card? I can't wait to pick this one up.
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Dozertron » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:09 pm

This is what Arcee really is; a ruthless "hunter". It says it on almsot EVERY bio of her!

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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby Mirage22 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:11 pm

Jeeze, I never seen Arcee actually look cool. :shock:
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Re: Alex Milne Unveils 5 Pages of Spotlight: Arcee

Postby sto_vo_kor_2000 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:06 am

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Dozertron wrote:This is what Arcee really is; a ruthless "hunter". It says it on almsot EVERY bio of her!

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Can you please point out one bio that stated that Arcee was a "ruthless hunter"?????

I just looked up the Marvel comics "Transformers universe" character bio, Dreamwave's "More then meets the eye" character bio, The Ultimate Guide character entry and Energon toy bios of the character Arcee and not in a single one of them is the term "ruthless hunter".

So if I missed a bio can you please tell me where you read this?????
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