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Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed

Saturday, January 12th, 2013 4:03PM CST

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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye artist Alex Milne has updated his deviantART account with one of the retail incentive covers for IDW's upcoming Transformers Spotlight: Megatron. This version will be exclusive to Brampton Ontario's Staduim Comics. Below you will find the retail, clean, and lineart versions of the cover featuring Megatron with Soundwave and Shockwave.

Alex Milne wrote:well this was a special cover i got the chance to work on. The owner of the comic shop i go to asked me if i was interested in doing a cover for and store exclusive book. this was something that we had talked about many times in the past but there hadn't been a transformers one to do....until now
the owner pitched the idea to me about doing a cover, but was unsure about doing it since he wasn't aware about where the books fit into the main stories. i asked what books he was offered a cover for. he mentioned a G.I.Joe one, then a tf comic about megatron. i was like ok.....then i was like, wait, what, megatron? do you mean spotlight megatron? then i was like OMG i want to do that
so after a discussion that day, i came up with some roughs. the owner and i went over them, and then i whipped up the cover. it was a blast to do. i love drawing this design of megatron. i know its not the most loved design, but i do enjoy drawing it. i added the store logo in the bottom cover plus a couple extra decepticons that i knew the owner liked it was a joy to work on
so this will be a store exclusive comic. i will have a few copies that people will be able to get from me at the various conventions i will be at, but other then from me, stadiums comics will be the only place you'll be able to get this cover of the book
here is a like to there store [link]
here a link to there facebook for the in store signing i will be doing [link]

the fabulous colors were provided by the ever so talented Josh Perez. i think he out did himself on this cover. it really turned out well
it was a joy to work with him on this project. i always wished when i was working on the ongoing comics that i would have gotten to do an issue or 2 with him.
i love all the textures he has going on in the image.

well , back to work for me
enjoy


Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Retail Incentive Cover Revealed

Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Retail Incentive Cover Revealed

Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Retail Incentive Cover Revealed
Credit(s): Alex Milne
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Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454549)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 12th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CST
Never really read the comics, but looking at this cover... Hasbro better make a damn toy out of that in the future. :x
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454553)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 12th, 2013 @ 4:20pm CST
Start reading the comixs, you are really.issing out right now.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454554)
Posted by Va'al on January 12th, 2013 @ 4:20pm CST
First comment: DAYUM.

Second comment: What happened to Soundwave?
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454555)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 12th, 2013 @ 4:26pm CST
Va'al wrote:First comment: DAYUM.

Second comment: What happened to Soundwave?


First comment: I dunno.

Second comment: I probably should get into reading the comics...
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454559)
Posted by megatronus on January 12th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
Va'al wrote:First comment: DAYUM.

Second comment: What happened to Soundwave?


Soundwave wanted to give being a Gundham a whirl.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454568)
Posted by Va'al on January 12th, 2013 @ 4:56pm CST
megatronus wrote:
Va'al wrote:First comment: DAYUM.

Second comment: What happened to Soundwave?


Soundwave wanted to give being a Gundham a whirl.


Or maybe give a whirl at being Whirl. Image

Mindmaster wrote:First comment: I dunno.

Second comment: I probably should get into reading the comics...


What do you not know?

As for the comics, yes, you really should. The storytelling in both current ongoing series is excellent. And there's ReGeneration One if you're more attached to the older continuity and style. Something for everyone, in my opinion.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454571)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 12th, 2013 @ 4:58pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:First comment: I dunno.


What do you not know?


I was saying that in response to your comment on Soundwave. I dunno.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454582)
Posted by Va'al on January 12th, 2013 @ 5:32pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:First comment: I dunno.


What do you not know?


I was saying that in response to your comment on Soundwave. I dunno.


Oh right. I thought it was in response to DAYUM.
Because that cover is pretty DAYUM. So you're not allowed to know whether it's DAYUM or not.

Because it is. DAYUM, I mean.


:KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454584)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 12th, 2013 @ 5:34pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:First comment: I dunno.


What do you not know?


I was saying that in response to your comment on Soundwave. I dunno.


Oh right. I thought it was in response to DAYUM.
Because that cover is pretty DAYUM. So you're not allowed to know whether it's DAYUM or not.

Because it is. DAYUM, I mean.


:KREMZEEK:


Well, DAYUM.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454590)
Posted by Va'al on January 12th, 2013 @ 5:53pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Well, DAYUM.


Couldn't have put it better myself. ;)^
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454632)
Posted by RAcast on January 12th, 2013 @ 8:37pm CST
Third parties? GundamWave head for FoC Soundwave? Please? :grin:
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454678)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 13th, 2013 @ 3:06am CST
that is an awesome cover. Id like to pick this one up but the last comic shop around here went under about a year ago, and since i dont feel like paying $5 on shipping just for 1 comic and i refuse to buy digital crap i guess im shit out of luck.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454679)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 13th, 2013 @ 3:07am CST
that is an awesome cover. Id like to pick this one up but the last comic shop around here went under about a year ago, and since i dont feel like paying $5 on shipping just for 1 comic and i refuse to buy digital crap i guess im shit out of luck.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454702)
Posted by Nyancatron on January 13th, 2013 @ 7:58am CST
Soundwave's crotch is redonkulous.

How many duplicate playback symbols have you ever seen on a tape recorder?!?
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454703)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 13th, 2013 @ 8:03am CST
Nyancatron wrote:Soundwave's crotch is redonkulous.

How many duplicate playback symbols have you ever seen on a tape recorder?!?


Don't know what Soundwave you're looking at: I'm seeing rewind, fast forward, play/pause, and stop. It appears his aesthetics are similar to Music Label Soundwave, which has a similar button layout.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454842)
Posted by quickmixed on January 13th, 2013 @ 6:38pm CST
Fantastic cover. Anyone know whos working on the internals for this one? I cant track down the solicitations.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454926)
Posted by Va'al on January 14th, 2013 @ 2:01am CST
quickmixed wrote:Fantastic cover. Anyone know whos working on the internals for this one? I cant track down the solicitations.


As far as I remember, it's Nick Roche.

There was something on the news here about his Twitterfeed or similar. :-?

EDIT: Found it, it's his blog: http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/spotlight-megatron-coming-in-february-2013-t90865.php
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1454929)
Posted by quickmixed on January 14th, 2013 @ 2:16am CST
Va'al wrote:
As far as I remember, it's Nick Roche.



Cheers Va'al, I remember that preview image now. It will be good to have Roche back on the internal pages instead of just covers. Looking forward to it.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1455085)
Posted by Hotrodimust on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:39pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Never really read the comics, but looking at this cover... Hasbro better make a damn toy out of that in the future. :x

I wish hasbro or a 3rd party company would make all or at least some of the characters in idw comics because they are some of the best looking versions of the characters. Also some of the characters are drawn the way their generations figure looks like drift,blurr,warpath and in the ongoing series all the seekers were drawn like mp-03. You should really check the comics out great art work and story
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1455111)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 14th, 2013 @ 9:33pm CST
It's a great cover. Shame I probably won't be able to get it.

While I do really like Megatron's design, I don't like it as a Megatron design.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1455978)
Posted by Hotrodimust on January 17th, 2013 @ 7:11pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:that is an awesome cover. Id like to pick this one up but the last comic shop around here went under about a year ago, and since i dont feel like paying $5 on shipping just for 1 comic and i refuse to buy digital crap i guess im shit out of luck.

What's wrong with digital
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1456061)
Posted by Va'al on January 18th, 2013 @ 2:03am CST
Hotrodimust wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:that is an awesome cover. Id like to pick this one up but the last comic shop around here went under about a year ago, and since i dont feel like paying $5 on shipping just for 1 comic and i refuse to buy digital crap i guess im shit out of luck.

What's wrong with digital


In my case, I can't access it. I have no smart phone, tablet or adaptor on my electronic devices, and I prefer not to read things on screen, if I can.

So nothing wrong with it, I just prefer print. ;)

(A lot of writers and artists actually do, though! Duncan Fegredo, Mike Carey, Jock, among others, have all told me how they love the possibilities of digital creation, production and distribution. The industry, however, did take a while to realise that digital is a viable solution, rather than the end of the comicsverse.)
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1456083)
Posted by Hotrodimust on January 18th, 2013 @ 5:53am CST
Va'al wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:that is an awesome cover. Id like to pick this one up but the last comic shop around here went under about a year ago, and since i dont feel like paying $5 on shipping just for 1 comic and i refuse to buy digital crap i guess im shit out of luck.

What's wrong with digital


In my case, I can't access it. I have no smart phone, tablet or adaptor on my electronic devices, and I prefer not to read things on screen, if I can.

So nothing wrong with it, I just prefer print. ;)

(A lot of writers and artists actually do, though! Duncan Fegredo, Mike Carey, Jock, among others, have all told me how they love the possibilities of digital creation, production and distribution. The industry, however, did take a while to realise that digital is a viable solution, rather than the end of the comicsverse.)

Ya that's all I read is digital now and I really like it.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459068)
Posted by Va'al on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:53am CST
Chris Ryall just uploaded a two-page spread from Spotlight Megatron.

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From http://ryallsfiles.tumblr.com/post/41790323424/megatron-and-other-assorted-transformers-by-nick.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459340)
Posted by El Duque on January 30th, 2013 @ 1:09am CST
Chris Ryall has shared a two page preview of IDW's upcoming Transformers Spotlight: Megatron. This issue, which is written and drawn by Nick Roche, is due out next month. Check out the two page spread teaser below.

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT MEGATRON ONE SHOT
IDEA & DESIGN WORKS LLC
(W/A) Nick Roche (CA) Livio Ramondelli, Nick Roche
Nick Roche (w & a) o Roche, Livio Ramondelli (c)
MEGATRON IS BACK! Writer/artist Nick Roche (Last Stand of the Wreckers) takes us back to the last time MEGATRON returned-when he found his DECEPTICON forces in tatters under the control of STARSCREAM. In this never-before-revealed tale, we learn exactly how Megatron reacted… and how Starscream survived!


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Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459361)
Posted by Dean ML on January 30th, 2013 @ 3:27am CST
WOW. Nick is a badass.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459384)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:10am CST
Love, love, loving the art! :APPLAUSE:

I read the brief El Duque included with this image, but I'm a little confused as to when this story takes place. I don't know why but I thought this was going to take place many, many years in the past. But then Megatron's got his more recent body. Can anyone shed more light on this, please? Which comics does this Spotlight fall between?
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459394)
Posted by Va'al on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:34am CST
I believe it takes place during somewhere after Heart Like a Wheel (#13) from the IDW The Transformers series.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459411)
Posted by dragons on January 30th, 2013 @ 7:45am CST
like look from one decpticon without hands he looks really excited to see his leader back
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459564)
Posted by Blurrz on January 30th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CST
3 TF comics in one week. This one looks super dope too. Jeeeeeesus.
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1459791)
Posted by TreyTable on January 31st, 2013 @ 1:25pm CST
Are we ever going to get a toy version of that Megatron?
Re: Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Exclusive Retail Incentive Cover Revealed (1460174)
Posted by El Duque on February 1st, 2013 @ 4:31pm CST
Artist and writer of IDW's Transformers Spotlight: Megatron Nick Roche has tweeted out some additional teaser images for the upcoming issue. Check them out below and be sure to pick up this highly anticipated comic next Wednesday.

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