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eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 6:52PM CST

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Seibertron.com user Powered Convoy has alerted us to yet another set of scanned comics images courtesy of The Allspark Facebook page. This time, the scans come from the eHobby Exclusive Magnificus (of which you can find an extensive gallery here) in-pack comic, Badlands - written by Andrew Hall and with art by Hidetsugu Yoshioka - check them out below!

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans

Transformers News: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans
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Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532659)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 30th, 2013 @ 7:05pm CST
Hey, look! A comic I can't read because most of the English lettering is too damn small to read, even with my glasses on. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532663)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on November 30th, 2013 @ 7:28pm CST
Who's the green guy? He reminds me of a mix between Snare and Talon
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532664)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 30th, 2013 @ 7:34pm CST
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Who's the green guy? He reminds me of a mix between Snare and Talon


Generation 2 Eagle Eye/Hawk, who was repurposed as an alter-ego of Generation One Eagle Eye. It's... complicated.

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Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532668)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 30th, 2013 @ 8:00pm CST
Huh, did not expect this comic to be scanned, since the last one with SG Soundwave & SG Blaster wasn't.

Also, despite what the text says, that's NOT Skyquake. Magnificus just thinks it is. ;)
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532671)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 30th, 2013 @ 8:59pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Hey, look! A comic I can't read because most of the English lettering is too damn small to read, even with my glasses on. :BANG_HEAD:
Here's some bigger scans - http://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/97023-ehobby-magnificus-badlands-scans-online/
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532672)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 30th, 2013 @ 9:03pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Hey, look! A comic I can't read because most of the English lettering is too damn small to read, even with my glasses on. :BANG_HEAD:
Here's some bigger scans - http://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/97023-ehobby-magnificus-badlands-scans-online/


Much better. Still had to squint some, but it was much better.
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532674)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 30th, 2013 @ 9:13pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Hey, look! A comic I can't read because most of the English lettering is too damn small to read, even with my glasses on. :BANG_HEAD:
Here's some bigger scans - http://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/97023-ehobby-magnificus-badlands-scans-online/


Much better. Still had to squint some, but it was much better.
To be fair, the text in the actual comic itself isn't all that big in person either.

Also, for those unaware, this story is a prequel to both Operation Combination and United EX. :-B
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532694)
Posted by ausbot on December 1st, 2013 @ 12:53am CST
Am I the only one who wants that unreleased G1 gorilla pretender now?
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532696)
Posted by Flashwave on December 1st, 2013 @ 1:02am CST
ausbot wrote:Am I the only one who wants that unreleased G1 gorilla pretender now?


Nope. Heck, I'd be happy if TFCC crackd open the BW10th Primal mold and did an homage.

Sabrblade wrote:Huh, did not expect this comic to be scanned, since the last one with SG Soundwave & SG Blaster wasn't.

Also, despite what the text says, that's NOT Skyquake. Magnificus just thinks it is. ;)


I didn't either. Not sure why, since the comic itself is not for sale, but I did not expect to see it here. That being said, I would have liked to have seen the SG comic, if only for completeness of the series.
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532948)
Posted by T-Macksimus on December 2nd, 2013 @ 6:51pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Huh, did not expect this comic to be scanned, since the last one with SG Soundwave & SG Blaster wasn't.

Also, despite what the text says, that's NOT Skyquake. Magnificus just thinks it is. ;)


The take that I had on it was that Hawk/Eagle Eye had gotten his orders from Skyquake and that just came through on the scan so I wasn't at all confused about the green guy being Skyquake. However, if I'm wrong about the interpretation of it all then I may just have to go back to (or at least start) being confused just so I'm on the same page as everyone else who is already confused.
That didn't make a lick of sense, did it? :P
Re: eHOBBY Magnificus "Badlands" Comic Scans (1532949)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 2nd, 2013 @ 7:08pm CST
T-Macksimus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Huh, did not expect this comic to be scanned, since the last one with SG Soundwave & SG Blaster wasn't.

Also, despite what the text says, that's NOT Skyquake. Magnificus just thinks it is. ;)


The take that I had on it was that Hawk/Eagle Eye had gotten his orders from Skyquake and that just came through on the scan so I wasn't at all confused about the green guy being Skyquake. However, if I'm wrong about the interpretation of it all then I may just have to go back to (or at least start) being confused just so I'm on the same page as everyone else who is already confused.
That didn't make a lick of sense, did it? :P
Further info about "not-Skyquake" and more:
TFwiki.net wrote:
  • This story takes place one year prior to Operation Combination and United EX. Understanding that is key to fathoming the implications of the story's final page!
  • The being that Magnificus believes to be Skyquake is actually the Decepticon High Regent Scrash, who was shown to resemble Skyquake in the third United EX chapter, "Prelude to the Siege" (though later chapters added a dash of mystery to his true nature). In one year's time, Scrash will be leading a splinter faction of Decepticons who launch new attacks on the Autobots in the Operation Combination and United EX stories; this is the approaching "new war" Hawk speaks of.
  • As the final panel tells us, "Hawk" is the Generation 2 Skyscorcher Eagle Eye, using the alternate name his toy was released under in Europe as an alias. However!! There are enough clues in the story to expose his true identity: he's really the Generation 1 Micromaster also named Eagle Eye! While the psychometric vision Magnificus has shows the character drawn to the specifications of the Generation 2 toy, in the rest of the comic, he's got the G2 toy's body, but the head of his Micromaster self.
  • Why is this important? Because Eagle Eye was conspicuous by his absence from the United EX storyline, in which all three of his team-mates on the Micromaster Air Patrol appeared in new upgraded Master Class forms. Now we know that this is because he had defected to Scrash's Decepticons at least a year prior—and obviously took the secrets of the Master Class and Power Core Combination with him, given that Scrash's forces had all already been upgraded to corresponding complimentary forms before the story even started!
  • Whatever decision Magnificus and Ga'mede make regarding Hawk's offer, note that when we next see Ga'mede, he'll be working with the Autobots to help create Eldedroids in the post-Generation 2 era.
I love it when this kind of stuff happens. 8)
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