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Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight

Transformers News: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight

Sunday, October 7th, 2007 8:05PM CDT

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Simon Furman has once again updated his blog, this time concerning Subcon in Dublin. Furman has let slide another juicy tidbit of information:

I managed not to reveal the subject of the second (or three) Spotlights I’m currently writing for IDW, but did let slip that (within the covers of that same un-named Spotlight) a certain Fortress Maximus makes his full IDW debut (albeit in a supporting role).

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Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387794)
Posted by Sentinel Pax on October 7th, 2007 @ 8:07pm CDT
Interesting.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387796)
Posted by tech348 on October 7th, 2007 @ 8:08pm CDT
Wow
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387809)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 7th, 2007 @ 8:13pm CDT
Furman likes his headmasters doesn't he?

I'm very interested in who everyone thinks that this Spotlight will be on... could it be Scorponok? Could it be another Autobot Headmaster (who is not yet a Headmaster)???
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387811)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 7th, 2007 @ 8:14pm CDT
Hopefuly his own!
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387817)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 7th, 2007 @ 8:20pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Hopefuly his own!


You reckon Furman is throwing us a screwball by saying that Fort is only a backing player? :-?
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387826)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 7th, 2007 @ 8:28pm CDT
Nah, I don't give him that much credit.

I'm just a hoper who doesn't wanna see him get smacked around like Omega did!

Both Max and Omega are some of my favorite bots(I have a thing for the bases), and Furman has a thing for downgrading them.

I figured if Max got his own spot, he'd just be more likely to get the respect he deserves.

I could see it, Fort Max dusts off Omega, and calls for Metroplex as to help raise his spirits. They all head towards Furman's house, step on it and play catch using him for the ball!

That would be a great issue
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387886)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on October 7th, 2007 @ 8:58pm CDT
It's too bad Fort Max isn't getting his own Spotlight. However, we all know that the real Spotlight will be another Headmaster (Autobot or Decepticon) & Fort Max will be in any of the Devastation-forward arcs. The whole Sunstreaker thing paves way for a lot of Season 3 characters, maybe even Targetmasters & Powermasters.......though I'm not too keen on the latter......
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387914)
Posted by Bass X0 on October 7th, 2007 @ 9:10pm CDT
I'd like it to be Chromedome or someone (preferably Hardhead to explain where he came from in this continuity but it seems that only Optimus Prime gets a Spotlight after making a debut in the main series).
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (387938)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 7th, 2007 @ 9:21pm CDT
Bass X0 wrote:I'd like it to be Chromedome or someone (preferably Hardhead to explain where he came from in this continuity but it seems that only Optimus Prime gets a Spotlight after making a debut in the main series).


That an excellent point, Hardhead did kinda come out of nowhere to just arrive on Earth...
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (388021)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 7th, 2007 @ 10:04pm CDT
Sentinel Pax wrote:Interesting.


It's not the word I'd use.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (388378)
Posted by Mkall on October 8th, 2007 @ 2:15am CDT
I think Fort Max is big enough to be his own main and support character :P

Can't wait to see what they do with the big guy
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (388448)
Posted by Orin_Thomas on October 8th, 2007 @ 4:50am CDT
and Furman has a thing for downgrading them

I dunno, Metroplex kicked a fair amount of buttock in that UK story where the Quintessons used Arcee as a trap to get the matrix out of Rodimus Prime. Hot Rod activated Metroplex and the quint invasion was wiped out very smartly.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (389138)
Posted by ThunderThruster on October 8th, 2007 @ 12:30pm CDT
(chants)fortress, fortress, fortress!




apologise. the one consist thing in the spotlight issuse's i've read, is that there are going to be some of the bots scrapping, so i woulda thought that it'd be with scorpanok!
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (390738)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 9th, 2007 @ 7:34am CDT
Well, I suppose it was inevitable news, and good news if he is done right.

At this point we have 3 headmasters in the universe...Scorponok, Nightbeat, and Hardhead.

Curiously enough, none if them appear to be headed to become the 'first' headmaster. That honor seems to be headed in the direction of Sunstreaker, but we don't know that yet. :-?
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (390745)
Posted by Leonardo on October 9th, 2007 @ 7:39am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, I suppose it was inevitable news, and good news if he is done right.

At this point we have 3 headmasters in the universe...Scorponok, Nightbeat, and Hardhead.

Curiously enough, none if them appear to be headed to become the 'first' headmaster. That honor seems to be headed in the direction of Sunstreaker, but we don't know that yet. :-?


You have forgotten about Skullcruncher, who was in Stormbringer.

According to the VSD, Apeface is in Megatron: Origin as well, though I missed him.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (390858)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 9th, 2007 @ 9:03am CDT
Leonardo wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, I suppose it was inevitable news, and good news if he is done right.

At this point we have 3 headmasters in the universe...Scorponok, Nightbeat, and Hardhead.

Curiously enough, none if them appear to be headed to become the 'first' headmaster. That honor seems to be headed in the direction of Sunstreaker, but we don't know that yet. :-?


You have forgotten about Skullcruncher, who was in Stormbringer.

According to the VSD, Apeface is in Megatron: Origin as well, though I missed him.


True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.

I'm kind of hoping if it is not a Fort Max Spotlight that it is Chromedome, or Highbrow. They were always my favorites, although if you throw junior HMs in there, I would like Siren, or Minerva to be it.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (401532)
Posted by Dogbite on October 14th, 2007 @ 10:12pm CDT
I'm not a big fan "Pornmasters" or any variation thereof but do you think they'll be a Starscream spotlight?
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (401547)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 14th, 2007 @ 10:20pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.


What exactly has Hardhead done that's considered "major"?
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (401580)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 14th, 2007 @ 10:38pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.


What exactly has Hardhead done that's considered "major"?


His name has been written in bold text?

:P
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (401810)
Posted by Leonardo on October 15th, 2007 @ 2:24am CDT
Dogbite wrote:I'm not a big fan "Pornmasters" or any variation thereof but do you think they'll be a Starscream spotlight?


"Pornmasters"? They probably will but I don't see it happening for a while. I think they'd rather explore characters that exist on the periphery of the main book.

Like Optimus Prime.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (401922)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 15th, 2007 @ 5:44am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.


What exactly has Hardhead done that's considered "major"?


Well, he was featured on a cover for one thing. Been a part of battles, etc., etc.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (402103)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 15th, 2007 @ 8:43am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, he was featured on a cover for one thing. Been a part of battles, etc., etc.


So? Lots of characters have appeared on covers, some of them not actually ending up as part of the story. As for "been a part of battles", all he's really done of note was slag Astrotrain (and who hasn't done that), and get his skid plate handed to him by Megs.
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (402304)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 15th, 2007 @ 11:05am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, he was featured on a cover for one thing. Been a part of battles, etc., etc.


So? Lots of characters have appeared on covers, some of them not actually ending up as part of the story. As for "been a part of battles", all he's really done of note was slag Astrotrain (and who hasn't done that), and get his skid plate handed to him by Megs.


So you are telling me hasn't been more mainstream than someone who's been in the background of an issue? :???:
Re: Fortress Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight (402530)
Posted by AxiomScion on October 15th, 2007 @ 1:53pm CDT
Orin_Thomas wrote:and Furman has a thing for downgrading them

I dunno, Metroplex kicked a fair amount of buttock in that UK story where the Quintessons used Arcee as a trap to get the matrix out of Rodimus Prime. Hot Rod activated Metroplex and the quint invasion was wiped out very smartly.
was fortmax comparable size to... Scorpinok?

Considering there toys matched up and Magnus is only a head shorter than Scorpinok in comic, the only foe I could see him go up against is a renamed... :-?

:shock: Overlord as Gigatron :shock:

My fanwank knows no bounds :P
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