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Re: Wrath Of The Ages!

Postby M3Gr1ml0ck » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:11 am

Thank YOU for reading!
I just love talking about the project (of course), so the truth is that I was pleased with your questions :)

"Respect" is the key word to the whole project: mr. Furman (re)built a whole mythology filling it with dozens of clever cues waiting only to be exploited and developed into full stories.
Some were actually used in his -Ation, Spotlights and Stormbringer series, others were added... it was just a matter of focusing on them and bringing them to the extreme consequences.

"The Drought", for instance, is all based on a plot device that was bashed by everyone in the online forums: the Solar Pool.
But why bash it instead of connecting it to other key concepts (like the depletion of Cybertron's natural resources, as seen in another book of the same saga)?
The potential is there, it only needs people who want to see it.
The same goes for the War Within redesigns, which are simply fantastic and should not go wasted - not to mention they were the first official effort at giving us what we wanted since the beginning (Cybertronian robots with a Cybertronian look that was both alien and close to the G1 toys!).

It's not perfect as we wish it were, though: some pages in the project have a different art style, others have small errors (which we pointed out in the notes)... but that's to be expected in a fanproject :)
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Re: Wrath Of The Ages!

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:54 am

Yeah, I think the best case scenario would be to keep the same artist on a full comic - or at least similar artists - and the people whose style is a bit different/unique - or still developing - on the task of spotlight style comics. Then they can take more liberties and risks.

I always hated it when the comic book artist changed partway through. I remember that in the G2 comics... plus some UK ones switching from Geoff Senior to another guy (maybe Anderson?). Always jarring. (Senior is a big favorite.)

Not to mention the mix of painterly (ie. Autocracy style) then the normal IDW style. While I LOVE the painterly style (and the playful Last Stand of the Wreckers style), they're so unique and stylized, I think they need to be their own series or books with nothing else mixed in.

It's good when someone can help reel everyone into a consistent style, like they've pulled in Wildman on the current run. (ie. less spittle and human-face robots.) Enjoying that mix of old and new style in a nice hybrid.

But all this chatter on official comics aside, the art on Seeds and Wrath is amazing. Color, lighting, character designs, layout, proportions. The nods to Art Deco design on some of the covers is beautiful. More chatter after I read them all. Heh.
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Wrath Of The Ages Act 3

Postby M3Gr1ml0ck » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:32 pm

The Seeds Of Deception project presents Wrath Of The Ages #4.

Act 3, pages 13-17.
Thanks to Grand Slam and Raindance, Blaster's plan unfolds, as Megatron butchers the Autobot team who dared invade the mining shaft.
And in the meantime, at Shockwave's laboratories of the Aerie, the first hint of what's going on with the cloned AE trooper is revealed! Can you guess WHO is that mech??

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Re: Wrath Of The Ages!

Postby M3Gr1ml0ck » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:14 pm

The Seeds Of Deception project presents the special Megatron Cover for Wrath Of The Ages #4.

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