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Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted

Transformers News: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 12:25PM CST

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The BotCon 2012 homepage has posted the next two pages in their Invasion Prequel comic. Check the mirrored pages out below.

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Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356159)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 8th, 2012 @ 12:31pm CST
Hey, look at that! Octopunch has his helmet and tentacles. Good thing someone's been hard at work making a set for people to get to upgrade Ducktopunch... ;)
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356163)
Posted by Chaoslock on March 8th, 2012 @ 12:39pm CST
The human surviving is another proof that Gigatron is not Overlord.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356164)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 8th, 2012 @ 12:39pm CST
zodconvoy wrote:Hey, look at that! Octopunch has his helmet and tentacles.
Because that Octopunch seen here in this comic is G1 Octopunch. He's got his G1 Pretender Shell body.

The Sea Spray redeco we're getting at BotCon is Shattered Glass Octopunch.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356175)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 8th, 2012 @ 1:14pm CST
"Last I saw you was in Kitakyushu"

*sigh*

I hope they proofread more before publishing... unless they are trying to make it sound like Metalhawk has broken Engrish syndrome.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356203)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 8th, 2012 @ 1:57pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:"Last I saw you was in Kitakyushu"

*sigh*

I hope they proofread more before publishing... unless they are trying to make it sound like Metalhawk has broken Engrish syndrome.
I don't seeing anything wrong with that.

"Last I saw you was in Kitakyushu."

Not

"Last I saw you was in Kitakyushu."
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356206)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:00pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:"Last I saw you was in Kitakyushu"

*sigh*

I hope they proofread more before publishing... unless they are trying to make it sound like Metalhawk has broken Engrish syndrome.


Kitakyushu is in fact a real city, located on Kyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Now, can anybody tell me what okimi means? :lol:
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356218)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:18pm CST
Really guys?

Okay... grammar lesson time:

"You" whether used in a singular or plural sense is treated as a plural with verbs:

"You were" not "You was"

For example:
Was you talking to me? No... Were you talking to me? Yes.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356220)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:22pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:Really guys?

Okay... grammar lesson time:

"You" whether used in a singular or plural sense is treated as a plural with verbs:

"You were" not "You was"

For example:
Was you talking to me? No... Were you talking to me? Yes.


I agree it's a bit messed up, but:

"(The) Last (time) I saw you was in Kitakyushu"

Clearer now?
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356221)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:22pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:Really guys?

Okay... grammar lesson time:

"You" whether used in a singular or plural sense is treated as a plural with verbs:

"You were" not "You was"

For example:
Was you talking to me? No... Were you talking to me? Yes.
No. That's not how Metalhawk is using it. Let me reword part of his line to clarify.

"The last time that I saw you was in Kitakyushu."

Or even

"The last I saw of you was in Kitakyushu."

He's not using it like how you think he's using it.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356227)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:43pm CST
I am not quarreling with the maxim to prune all unnecessary verbiage..
I am still not a huge fan of the Shattered Glass thing, but they pulled a dirty trick to try and sell me on this theme. Samurai's? That's cheating. EVERYTHING is is badass when you mix in Samurai's! This has potential...

Well played Fun Pub. Well played.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356254)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 8th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CST
Okay, I'll dig that. The subject here isn't the assumed "you" but the "Last [time] I saw you" as a whole phrase.

Still, if it was on a student's paper, I'd probably mark it as awkward wording :-)
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356313)
Posted by Tigertrack on March 8th, 2012 @ 7:47pm CST
Cool that Ironworks get some love.

Micromasters forever!
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356455)
Posted by Rated X on March 9th, 2012 @ 9:19am CST
That human face on Metalhawk makes me want to puke. Ive been told in the Japanese cartoon, that the robots shrink down to human size and actually pretend to be a humans. Here we have a 20 foot tall armored Ken doll. It looks like Mitt Romney with a helmet.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356456)
Posted by Tigertrack on March 9th, 2012 @ 9:23am CST
Rated X wrote:That human face on Metalhawk makes me want to puke. Ive been told in the Japanese cartoon, that the robots shrink down to human size and actually pretend to be a humans. Here we have a 20 foot tall armored Ken doll. It looks like Mitt Romney with a helmet.


It's actually really cool that they do it in the cartoon, and it adds a mystic/magical element to Transformers that has been hinted at even in G1, but not expounded on much in US fiction.

Plus, Megatron was a 20 foot tall robot who shrunk down to a pistol or rifle that a human could hold, and Soundwave did the same thing.

This harkens back to G1 comics with Pretenders where they did Transform into giant armored humans who fought giant armored monsters. It was cheesy then, and it's cheesy now, but it's fun cheese.

Could look like a lot of people in a helmet. :D
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356701)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 9th, 2012 @ 11:42pm CST
Rated X wrote:That human face on Metalhawk makes me want to puke. Ive been told in the Japanese cartoon, that the robots shrink down to human size and actually pretend to be a humans. Here we have a 20 foot tall armored Ken doll. It looks like Mitt Romney with a helmet.
This isn't the Japanese cartoon continuity. This is the Marvel Comics continuity, in which the Pretenders were used in the U.S. style of giant organic-looking armor, rather than shrunken down organic beings like the Japanese cartoons portrayed them.

And as for Metalhawk here, he's become a Mega Pretender now like Thunderwing, Crossblades, and Vroom.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356715)
Posted by Rated X on March 10th, 2012 @ 12:37am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:That human face on Metalhawk makes me want to puke. Ive been told in the Japanese cartoon, that the robots shrink down to human size and actually pretend to be a humans. Here we have a 20 foot tall armored Ken doll. It looks like Mitt Romney with a helmet.
This isn't the Japanese cartoon continuity. This is the Marvel Comics continuity, in which the Pretenders were used in the U.S. style of giant organic-looking armor, rather than shrunken down organic beings like the Japanese cartoons portrayed them.

And as for Metalhawk here, he's become a Mega Pretender now like Thunderwing, Crossblades, and Vroom.


Some concepts that look really cool in a comic book dont come out as cool in the form of a plastic toy. Many transformers figures look like they could be alive if they were life sized. All animated and anime style human figures look like toys even if they were life sized. Thats what makes the robots so unique compared to other toys of the period such as He-Man, Thundercats, and Ninja Turtles.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1356716)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2012 @ 12:42am CST
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:That human face on Metalhawk makes me want to puke. Ive been told in the Japanese cartoon, that the robots shrink down to human size and actually pretend to be a humans. Here we have a 20 foot tall armored Ken doll. It looks like Mitt Romney with a helmet.
This isn't the Japanese cartoon continuity. This is the Marvel Comics continuity, in which the Pretenders were used in the U.S. style of giant organic-looking armor, rather than shrunken down organic beings like the Japanese cartoons portrayed them.

And as for Metalhawk here, he's become a Mega Pretender now like Thunderwing, Crossblades, and Vroom.


Some concepts that look really cool in a comic book dont come out as cool in the form of a plastic toy. Many transformers figures look like they could be alive if they were life sized. All animated and anime style human figures look like toys even if they were life sized. Thats what makes the robots so unique compared to other toys of the period such as He-Man, Thundercats, and Ninja Turtles.
Well, from what I understand, the Pretender toys were made first, and then put into the comics (and commercials).

Plus, if ya cry foul to Metalhawk, ya gotta do the same to Octopunch and Skullgrin here too, since they too look like giant "fleshling creatures" instead of robots. ;)
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358425)
Posted by El Duque on March 14th, 2012 @ 1:12pm CDT
The BotCon 2012 homepage has posted the final two pages in their prologue to Transformers: Invasion comic.

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Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358428)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2012 @ 1:29pm CDT
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: HOLY SMOKING COW!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Sentinel Maximus (Fun Pub Beast Era/Cybertron comics)
G2 Hero Optimus Prime (I'm gonna guess the Marvel G2 comics)
RiD Optimus Prime (Universe color scheme, but he was red in the Fun Pub Cybertron comics)
TransTech Optimus Prime (Fun Pub TransTech comics)
Universe 2008 Leo Prime (first toy colors, Lio Convoy's first fictional appearance in this body)
Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime (Jungle Planet gorilla body, first fictional appearance of this body)

Though, seeing how this is Fun Pub, that last one could be either Cybertron Optimus Prime in his Jungle Planet gorilla body, or Optimus Primal colored like that Cybertron OP toy.

This is going to be epic!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358440)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 14th, 2012 @ 2:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:G2 Hero Optimus Prime (I'm gonna guess the Marvel G2 comics)


The G2 Hero Optimus Prime never actually appeared in the comics. He was in toy form only. :D

Wish I was going to Botcon now, I like where this comic is going. :michaelbay:
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358443)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 14th, 2012 @ 3:01pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:G2 Hero Optimus Prime (I'm gonna guess the Marvel G2 comics)


The G2 Hero Optimus Prime never actually appeared in the comics. He was in toy form only. :D


He did appear in that form, at the very end as a parting gift from the Swarm (though it was miscolored):

Panel from A Rage in Heaven, Marvel G2 issue 12

Prime let himself be consumed by them and the Creation Matrix inside him purified the Swarm. That may also be the theory of the origin of the Vok.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358458)
Posted by Heavy B on March 14th, 2012 @ 4:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime (Jungle Planet gorilla body, first fictional appearance of this body)

Though, seeing how this is Fun Pub, that last one could be either Cybertron Optimus Prime in his Jungle Planet gorilla body, or Optimus Primal colored like that Cybertron OP toy.

Its probably primal. But then again, we DID se cybertron optimus hanging around sentinal maximus and RID prime at the end of revalations. That being said, HOLY SHIT THATS ALOT OF PRIME. :michaelbay:
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358503)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 14th, 2012 @ 8:27pm CDT
Hoo-Ray for Stranglehold, Transformers answer to Jake the Snake!
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358505)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 14th, 2012 @ 8:44pm CDT
lol a primal is the height of a truck prime
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358533)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2012 @ 10:32pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:lol a primal is the height of a truck prime
Like I said, that's either Cybertron Optimus Prime in his Jungle Planet gorilla Deluxe toy body, or Optimus Primal colored like that Cybertron Optimus Prime toy.

If it's Prime, why wouldn't he be that tall?

If it's Primal, when he was resurrected after Beast Machines in the Universe comic, his new body was Autobot-sized (as he was now an Autobot) rather than Maximal-sized.
Re: Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel Pages 3 and 4 Posted (1358588)
Posted by Heavy B on March 15th, 2012 @ 6:06am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:lol a primal is the height of a truck prime

yeah, about the size issues
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