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Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2

Transformers News: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 7:00PM CDT

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Our own partholon has informed us that Simon Furman has updated his blog. In this latest update Furman talks about finishing Transformers Devastation #2. Furman says:

"Devastation, I swear, will endeavour to draw a line under a several of the dangling plot threads (even as others kick in/off). So, what can we expect from Devastation? Well, for starters, Sixshot. He’s the spur that sets off a whole heap of other stuff, very much the cat among the pigeons. His appearance on Earth heralds… the return of Starscream (and yes, for those who’ve wondered, he’s been in a regenerative C.R Chamber since Infiltration #6, repaired but ‘on ice’ as it were), the Reapers’ (final?) rampage and Skywatch’s (first?) pre-emptive strike against the Transformers. Also, our ‘B’ plotline focuses very much on the Machination as we reveal (yes, reveal!) startling developments for Hunter, the fate of Sunstreaker and, yes, the ‘head’ of the Machination. Oh, and the IDW-verse Headmasters make their presence felt. Then there’s the build-up to Revelation, with more on Galvatron, the Dead Universe, [blank] Prime, (Double)Dealer (!) and Nightbeat (did he kill the Koska facsimile? You’ll have to wait until Revelation for that!). As mentioned previously, the Galvatron and Optimus Prime Spotlight issues (July and August respectively) are pretty essential reading and do actually bridge the gap between Escalation and Devastation somewhat. Sideswipe’s appearance in Galvatron is the foreshadowing of his ‘ongoing’ debut and the two (IDW) debuts in Optimus Prime set up the titanic fifth (sixth if you count Stormbringer) story arc. Anyhow, I’ve said enough (for now at least). I’ll be back with a formal (w)rap on Devastation #2 in due course."
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Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115682)
Posted by Hotrod on May 9th, 2007 @ 7:08pm CDT
Front paged and credited!
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115699)
Posted by JazZeke on May 9th, 2007 @ 7:26pm CDT
hominahominahominahomina
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115723)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 9th, 2007 @ 7:50pm CDT
Sounds like some interesting reading! Bring it on!
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115733)
Posted by bumblezzz on May 9th, 2007 @ 8:00pm CDT
I thought it ends with devestation, go nightbeat
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115765)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on May 9th, 2007 @ 8:26pm CDT
well, i'm officially pumped. these have turned out to be some of the best comics i've ever read in my comic collecting career, and i'm sure i speak for all of us when i say that the TF universe, although it's taking some very different and original turns, it's still in great hands.
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115782)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 9th, 2007 @ 8:33pm CDT
Bless this man and give him more media to work with.
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115804)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on May 9th, 2007 @ 8:39pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Bless this man and give him more media to work with.


F!ck yeah!
8)
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115879)
Posted by Dragonslayer on May 9th, 2007 @ 9:08pm CDT
Man, this some awesome stuff! Let Furman write the new cartoon! He'd be fantastic 8)
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115952)
Posted by Hotrod on May 9th, 2007 @ 10:23pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Bless this man and give him more media to work with.


Yes! I agree :grin:
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (115967)
Posted by tequila stu on May 9th, 2007 @ 10:46pm CDT
hmm....bye bye money....hello comics.
btw are IDW continuing with TF after Revelation?
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116089)
Posted by Leonardo on May 10th, 2007 @ 2:25am CDT
tequila stu wrote:hmm....bye bye money....hello comics.
btw are IDW continuing with TF after Revelation?


They must be, as Furman mentions "the titanic fifth (sixth if you count Sotrmbringer) story arc". So that's:

1. "Infiltration",
2. "Stormbringer",
3. "Escalation",
4. "Devastation",
5. "Revelation"
6. and then story arc number six.

O, and I'm excited.
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116099)
Posted by steve2275 on May 10th, 2007 @ 2:45am CDT
can hardly wait till september
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116246)
Posted by Neko on May 10th, 2007 @ 6:37am CDT
Woohoo! IDW are Transformer Comic gods!
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116462)
Posted by Hairball178 on May 10th, 2007 @ 9:31am CDT
Sideswipe to be added to the ongoing...about friggin' time!

Also, will Hardhead play a role in this Headmasters debut that was mentioned?
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116464)
Posted by Leonardo on May 10th, 2007 @ 9:31am CDT
Hairball178 wrote:Also, will Hardhead play a role in this Headmasters debut that was mentioned?


I bet he will.
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116488)
Posted by Psychout on May 10th, 2007 @ 9:44am CDT
Leonardo wrote:
Hairball178 wrote:Also, will Hardhead play a role in this Headmasters debut that was mentioned?


I bet he will.
Question is; Will Nightbeat be involved as well?
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116494)
Posted by Bass X0 on May 10th, 2007 @ 9:50am CDT
Aww damn... Revelation to find out if Nightbeat killed the facsimile! After just reading Escalation 6 today, I want to know much sooner than that! Sounding good so far. I think [blank] Prime will be Nemesis.
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116537)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 10th, 2007 @ 10:57am CDT
Bass X0 wrote:Aww damn... Revelation to find out if Nightbeat killed the facsimile! After just reading Escalation 6 today, I want to know much sooner than that! Sounding good so far. I think [blank] Prime will be Nemesis.


Yeah, I don't think "Rodimus", "Sentinel", or "Vector" fit into that blank, considering where we are in the story (and other factors). Though, arn't most of the Nemesis Prime stories/origins linked to Unicron (except for RID)? I'm curious how Furman will decide to do this one, since he's trying to stay away from the whole Unicron thing for now.
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Posted by Bass X0 on May 10th, 2007 @ 12:58pm CDT
Well it could be Rodimus or Vector as the blank. Rodimus is a likely choice though seeing as Hot Rod is being built up. Still there's the "Prime" style head while Optimus Prime was in limbo which makes me think Nemesis Prime. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Posted by partholon on May 10th, 2007 @ 1:18pm CDT
Hairball178 wrote:Sideswipe to be added to the ongoing...about friggin' time!

Also, will Hardhead play a role in this Headmasters debut that was mentioned?


furman said in an interview somewhere that he was having a blast writing sideswipe so im looking forward to it too. he always had bags of potential seeing as he was meant to be a bit of a james dean type as in a rule "bender" :grin: cant see him taking what the machination did to his brother sitting down either!

in a weird way im kinda hoping hardhead reamins an ordinary bot, im enjoying him as he is. be a nice twist to see ARK originals become headmasters instead of the nebulos crew. long wait for dev but i get the feeling it'll be worth it
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Posted by Insurgent on May 10th, 2007 @ 2:20pm CDT
Yeah, I don't think "Rodimus", "Sentinel", or "Vector" fit into that blank, considering where we are in the story (and other factors). Though, arn't most of the Nemesis Prime stories/origins linked to Unicron (except for RID)? I'm curious how Furman will decide to do this one, since he's trying to stay away from the whole Unicron thing for now.


He got Galvatron in without Unicron, so why not Nemesis?

Come to think of it, Nemesis would make sense for that limbo thing. Afterall, Prime seemd to be cautious of it. Why would he if it was an Autobot? I never thought about it being him before, but it makes sense. Curse me for vowing to only get the TPB's from now on so I get the whole saga at once, instead of running the risk of missing issues. Even longer to wait.
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (116804)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 10th, 2007 @ 3:35pm CDT
Insurgent wrote:
Yeah, I don't think "Rodimus", "Sentinel", or "Vector" fit into that blank, considering where we are in the story (and other factors). Though, arn't most of the Nemesis Prime stories/origins linked to Unicron (except for RID)? I'm curious how Furman will decide to do this one, since he's trying to stay away from the whole Unicron thing for now.


He got Galvatron in without Unicron, so why not Nemesis?

Come to think of it, Nemesis would make sense for that limbo thing. Afterall, Prime seemd to be cautious of it. Why would he if it was an Autobot? I never thought about it being him before, but it makes sense. Curse me for vowing to only get the TPB's from now on so I get the whole saga at once, instead of running the risk of missing issues. Even longer to wait.


I didn't say it couldn't be done without Unicron. I'm just curious on what route he will choose to go without Nemesis Prime having ties to Unicron. Of course, wasn't something called the "dead universe" mentioned in some IDW interview recently? :-?
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (117413)
Posted by Leonardo on May 11th, 2007 @ 2:29am CDT
I'd entirely forgotten that Nightbeat (the toy) was a Headmaster. I was thinking Hardhead was the first one we'd seen.
#-o
Re: Furman Update on Finishing Transformers Devastation #2 (117872)
Posted by Insurgent on May 11th, 2007 @ 2:04pm CDT
I didn't say it couldn't be done without Unicron. I'm just curious on what route he will choose to go without Nemesis Prime having ties to Unicron. Of course, wasn't something called the "dead universe" mentioned in some IDW interview recently?


Isn't Galvatron rumoured to be the Emissary of the Dead Universe? Perhaps he and Nemesis are linked somehow.
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