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IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser

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This weeks sees the release of IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98, and while we can't show you a preview yet, do come back tomorrow for the first pages of the mayhem-filled book! In the meantime, check out what Simon Furman has to say in his Script (W)Rap for the issue, as well as a small comment and teaser from inker Stephen Baskerville too!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser


Stephen Baskerville wrote:This Wednesday sees the release of TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #98 as the clock ticks ever closer to the climax of the series at #100. Word-sculpted by SIMON FURMAN, Pencil-caressed by GUIDO GUIDI, Colour-conjured by J-P BOVE and Ink-dribbled by Yours Truly, in this issue RODIMUS PRIME and his Autobot army take the battle to JHIAXUS’ stronghold! If you like all-out intergalactic warfare on a grand scale this one is for you. (If you’re more into cupcakes and pink princesses you may be disappointed-- though I for one would like to see a KUP*-cake!)
This month’s black and white teaser image may seem an odd choice, given all the pics of carnage and mayhem I could’ve chosen. But when you finally see what Rodimus is saying in the lettered version, I think you’ll agree this is quite a pivotal moment. In the meantime, as an impromptu competition, feel free to come up with your own ideas for his speech balloon. Bad jokes especially welcomed. The only prize will be your eternal shame!
(*To those not up on this whole Transformers thing, KUP is one of the goody robots, hence my Cupcake/KUP-cake pun. Sigh. Never try explaining jokes.)


Simon Furman wrote:Here we are, at whatever the one before the penultimate issue is called, the last but two chapter of the original and founding Transformers saga. In other, less convoluted, words, here’s Transformers: Regeneration One #98 (of 100), which hits comic stores this coming Wednesday (January 29th). And boy, does this one kick some serious assets. We’ve been kind of teasing the threat posed by/true power of (former Cybertronian senator) Jhiaxus for a while now, but this issue should leave no one in any doubt about his lofty niche in the pantheon of Transformers villainy. But, before you read on, be warned, my authorly digressions do have a hint of spoiler about them, so if you’d rather have your issue served up unsullied by loose-lipped internet blather, cease reading now. Okay, so, where’d we leave things. Oh yeah, Rodimus Prime just got smacked around by Jhiaxus and he’s not taking it lying down. In fact, he’s mobilizing the whole dad-blasted Cybertronian fleet and going in all guns blazing. Not your average, agonize-about-it-for-a-decade Prime this one. Oh no. If this were toy branding, it’d be Affirmative Action Rodimus Prime emblazoned on the packaging. But is such all-guns-blazing action against a largely unquantified foe a wise move? Maybe not. Anyway, once the action kicks off it never stops, with the kind of full on epic battle the like of which this comic has never seen. “Could there possibly be room for anything else,” I hear you wonder. Well of course. There’s also the return to, um, unrestrained action for not one but TWO uber-fan favourites. Both of which you’ve been crying out for. But one of these is kind of good news, and one is very bad. Especially for poor Optimus Prime. Plus (oh yeah, it keeps on coming), the mystery of Galvatron and those Acolytes of Unicron takes another unexpected twist. Alrightyyy! No full IDW preview yet, but as soon as one surfaces I’ll update and link to it here.
Credit(s): Simon Furman, Stephen Baskerville
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Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545412)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 27th, 2014 @ 6:24am CST
Hooray for bad puns... And I bet those 2 "fan favorites" are Starscream an Fortress Maximus (who returns to Earth to confront Optimus). I'm looking forward to this, hopefully the action gets amped up.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545418)
Posted by Va'al on January 27th, 2014 @ 7:36am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hooray for bad puns... And I bet those 2 "fan favorites" are Starscream an Fortress Maximus (who returns to Earth to confront Optimus). I'm looking forward to this, hopefully the action gets amped up.


It's definitely action-driven, I can say that! :D
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545520)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 27th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CST
I've held off on getting these simply for a couple of reasons -

- collectors editions later
- local comic shop sucks and doesn't get the Geoff Senior covers in (or enough of them)

Really wish Senior did all the art in these issues. That would've blown me away. Wildman was always just a step away from Dan Reed for me.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545662)
Posted by Va'al on January 28th, 2014 @ 3:35am CST
Courtesy of IDW Publishing, we bring you a full preview to whet your appetites for this week: on the menu is seven pages and a cover for Transformers: ReGeneration One #98! Check out the images below, and come back tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers Regeneration One #98
Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman, Guidi (c)

INVASION! And it's the Autobots doing the invading! RODIMUS PRIME takes action, leading an armada into the heart of JHIAXUS' forces—but is he playing straight into the villain's hands? Plus, FORTRESS MAXIMUS re-enters the fray, but on whose side? Oh, and STARSCREAM's past comes back to haunt him… big time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- The COUNTDOWN to the concluding #100 continues—only 3 issues remain!
- Variant Cover by Geoff Senior!


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Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545671)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 28th, 2014 @ 4:03am CST
Hopefully Maximus beats Optimus within a spark of his life. We all know he won't kill him. >:oP

I'm not a fan of Senior's covers at all, but that 1 I wouldn't mind getting.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545672)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 28th, 2014 @ 4:05am CST
Oh, I hope they find a way to get the dark Matrix creature/energy out of Fort Max without killing him. He was one of my FAVORITE characters from the original series- and one of the most forceful Autobot leaders. It would be a shame for him to die twice.

Maybe Spike will have something to do with Max's recovery, and possible destruction of the dark Matrix creature? That would tie together, and deal with, two of the "rogue" elements Primus told Rodimus Prime about.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545673)
Posted by Va'al on January 28th, 2014 @ 4:07am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hopefully Maximus beats Optimus within a spark of his life. We all know he won't kill him. >:oP

I'm not a fan of Senior's covers at all, but that 1 I wouldn't mind getting.


That's Guido Guidi, actually. I'll show Senior's cover with the review tomorrow. :D
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545683)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 28th, 2014 @ 7:17am CST
Va'al wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hopefully Maximus beats Optimus within a spark of his life. We all know he won't kill him. >:oP

I'm not a fan of Senior's covers at all, but that 1 I wouldn't mind getting.


That's Guido Guidi, actually. I'll show Senior's cover with the review tomorrow. :D


I was talking about the cover where Max bitchslaps Optimus. That's Senior's cover, right? I'm not a fan of that style.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545712)
Posted by Va'al on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:17am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hopefully Maximus beats Optimus within a spark of his life. We all know he won't kill him. >:oP

I'm not a fan of Senior's covers at all, but that 1 I wouldn't mind getting.


That's Guido Guidi, actually. I'll show Senior's cover with the review tomorrow. :D


I was talking about the cover where Max bitchslaps Optimus. That's Senior's cover, right? I'm not a fan of that style.


Oh, yes, that one is. Sorry, thought you were talking about the thumbnail image!
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545819)
Posted by dragons on January 28th, 2014 @ 2:31pm CST
wow scale is all wrong in comcis fort max should be huge than prime not leader class size should be interssting how prime gets out of this one
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545845)
Posted by samcool2006 on January 28th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CST
dragons wrote:wow scale is all wrong in comcis fort max should be huge than prime not leader class size should be interssting how prime gets out of this one

Actually makes sense, they rebuilt him for his old head they had stored, which was of the old scale ( he got rebuilt bigger after becoming a headmaster on the way to Earth). So he's the old height, to keep things to scale,
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1545862)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 28th, 2014 @ 4:48pm CST
dragons wrote:wow scale is all wrong in comcis fort max should be huge than prime not leader class size should be interssting how prime gets out of this one


I take it you're new to the G1 comics and only know Max from the cartoon, right?
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546049)
Posted by Va'al on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:31am CST
Seriously, not G2
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
INVASION! And it's the Autobots doing the invading! RODIMUS PRIME takes action, leading an armada into the heart of JHIAXUS' forces—but is he playing straight into the villain's hands? Plus, FORTRESS MAXIMUS re-enters the fray, but on whose side? Oh, and STARSCREAM's past comes back to haunt him… big time!

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BIG time


Story

Three left. Then it's actually over. For realsies. We swear. In the meantime, feast your eyes and minds on this rather action-packed issue of G2 ReGeneration One, penned by your friendly neighbourhood Furminator! It's quite the ride, including some of your favourite 'what the..?' moments and cliffhangers, but let's go with order...

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Not G2. Nope


Three major plotlines: Optimus on Earth and Fort Max on Nebulos - conflated. Rodimus and the Autobots versus Jhiaxus in the Hub. Starscream's spidey-sense tingling, with Shockwave still playing HAL. And it's the first two that really take the stage for most of the issue, with some fairly big moves stepping up in the final pages. Literally. Both the big and the stepping.

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But no spoilers


Simon Furman actually throws in quite a lot of references to previous work, some more some less subtle, but all still enjoyable. The plot is very action driven in all its branches, while still maintaining a sense of the overall war scenario and multiple Underbase arc. And we get quite a few meta-moments too, which still make me chuckle.

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Bitter? Naaah


The final section of the issue is just a massive tease, from Jhiaxus' response, to Fort Max' retreat, to Starscream's actions, to the final final pages. It's all about to go down, and it's going to ignore all whimpers and bangs - the sheeeaaagghs will be innumerable.

Art

Guido Guidi, you magnificent bastard. Ma quant' si' bbello?. Seriously, as much as he has a penchant for faces, the contrast between Jhiaxus' liquid silver troops and the blocky Cybertronians is marvellously executed, and there are some seriously impressive perspective shots of Fort Max and Jhiaxus.

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Sleek vs box


But credit where it's due: Stephen Baskerville's inks complement Guidi's pencilwork masterfully, keeping the new school old school, yet still fresh and sleek and regenerated. And to top it all, John-Paul Bove adds another magical multicolour touch, in the skies, in the explosions, in the battles, glows, dots, bashes, action talking and pzazzing. Make that several magical touches.

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Sigh.


To round off, Chris Mowry does a pretty nice job with the lettering too, embellishing Furman's sound scripts with nice chunky letters where needed. See pzazz above. The three covers are also brilliant, with Andrew Wildman bang on target on A, Guidi screaming into B and Geoff Senior smacking the incentive.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

That was.. quite a ride. Possibly the most hectic issue of the run so far, with space battles and scheming alike. Furman manages to keep it more or less in control, and the clean artwork definitely helps to keep track of it all. A lot is being put on the plate for the final two issues, and I really hope it holds up.

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That.. does not sound good


It may not be the ending that old-school fans and readers wanted, but it's building up to be a pretty big one, and I really really hope it does not disappoint. Furman and the artistic team have quite a lot to play out in the coming months. I'm holding on.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546077)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on January 29th, 2014 @ 2:37am CST
Perhaps not entirely relevant, but it has always bugged me why Fort Max is consistently drawn with a '+' on his forehead. Anyone know where this came from? Since I can't find a reference on the toy...
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546093)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 29th, 2014 @ 3:57am CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:Perhaps not entirely relevant, but it has always bugged me why Fort Max is consistently drawn with a '+' on his forehead. Anyone know where this came from? Since I can't find a reference on the toy...


He's always had that in the comics, starting way back in Headmasters#1.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546096)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on January 29th, 2014 @ 4:06am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:Perhaps not entirely relevant, but it has always bugged me why Fort Max is consistently drawn with a '+' on his forehead. Anyone know where this came from? Since I can't find a reference on the toy...


He's always had that in the comics, starting way back in Headmasters#1.

I know, but why? I mean it's such a distinctive detail and completely lacking anything approximating it on the toy.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546123)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 29th, 2014 @ 7:45am CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:Perhaps not entirely relevant, but it has always bugged me why Fort Max is consistently drawn with a '+' on his forehead. Anyone know where this came from? Since I can't find a reference on the toy...


He's always had that in the comics, starting way back in Headmasters#1.

I know, but why? I mean it's such a distinctive detail and completely lacking anything approximating it on the toy.


Well he didn't have it in the cartoon, IIRC, and the toy is based on the cartoon, not the comic. I am not sure why he has it in the comics, I do think it looks distinctive and unique.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546126)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on January 29th, 2014 @ 8:34am CST
He kinda has it in this screen capture...

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Anyway Va'al, sorry for derailing your thread. I'm looking forward to this arriving soon!
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546136)
Posted by Super Megatron on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:39am CST
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Seeing this picture is very uplifting; one of the downers since Regeneration started is how Optimus keeps second guessing himself and feeling sorry for himself for messing up (kinda like how his character in the G1 North American TF cartoon was). By issue 96 he finally got out of that emoing stage, but you can't help but want to punch the guy to get him out of his whiney-baby angst he's been showing.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546172)
Posted by Va'al on January 29th, 2014 @ 11:56am CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:He kinda has it in this screen capture...

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Anyway Va'al, sorry for derailing your thread. I'm looking forward to this arriving soon!


No problem! It's good to have some discussion going on, whatever it may be. :D

But please do leave your thoughts once you get to read it! I'm curious to see what older fans, with more of a connection to the Marvel run, think of this.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546181)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 29th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CST
The other thing I didn't notice in either of those shots (and usually in any of the comics) is that he doesn't his ramps hanging off the shoulders. I don't know if that's the case in the entire cartoon, though. I can't remember.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546221)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 29th, 2014 @ 2:36pm CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:Perhaps not entirely relevant, but it has always bugged me why Fort Max is consistently drawn with a '+' on his forehead. Anyone know where this came from? Since I can't find a reference on the toy...


There *is* a "+" of sorts on his toy's forehead sticker. It's not white, like his comic and cartoon appearances, and it's surrounded by another color, but it is there.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546325)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 29th, 2014 @ 8:40pm CST
Well, Va'al, I just got home from work, and read it, and...and...wow. I have so many questions. More than I can figure out the answers to.

It's so sad to see such longtime characters such as Hound die. I know others in one ship weren't heard from again, but I hope that doesn't mean they're dead, too. This is almost painful to read. Seeing one of the ORIGINAL Autobots from 1984 bite the dust actually kind of hurts. I've lived with these characters in various forms for 30 years now.

I actually have a LOT more I want to say, but most of it would involve spoilers for those who haven't read it. Is it okay to put that here and discuss it?
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546545)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 30th, 2014 @ 1:33pm CST
Then you better get prepared for more, because Furman is a sadistic asshole who loves to kill off characters. :lol: The way this issue ended, looks like the last 2 will be a smorgasbord of annihilation.

And I think by now it's OK to post spoilers, but just to be on the safe side, I think Rodimus wasn't really surrendering, he was just trying to either get close to Jhiaxus personally to take the fight to him, or he has some other plan than Jhiaxus is too arrogant to realize Rodimus can formulate.

Also, is it just me, or is Kup giving off a Red-Forman-from-That '70s Show vibe? I'm literally waiting for him to start calling other Autobots "dumbass."

The art is top-notch as always. I am very glad this style prevailed over the newer style used in MTMTE and by Geoff Senior, which, as I mentioned before, I was never a fan of.

Overall, I was much more impressed with this issue than I have been with Regeneration in quite some time. I am just waiting to see if Grimlock will step back into the spotlight somehow, being Furman's (and my) favorite character. I am also liking the way Rodimus has been handled, even if his "maturation" from Hot Rod seemed a bit rushed. It should have taken a bigger stage from the start, instead of just a sideline next to Prime and Megatron in the 1st arc and then Scorponok and Grimlock in the 2nd arc. Honestly, I really wish Rodimus got to face G1 Megatron. That's 1 of my dream confrontations that I don't believe has ever happened in any comic or cartoon. If I'm wrong, please someone point out to me where it has happened. And how did it end. Thanks.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546548)
Posted by Va'al on January 30th, 2014 @ 1:37pm CST
Feel free to discuss all aspects of the issue, the thread is open to spoilers now that the comic has come out! :D

I agree, Hound actually did hit a bit of a chord, and the issue overall felt a lot better than others in the run.

As for Grimlock, I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing him and the Dinobots again in the next issue. After all, he was also possessed by Primus, so I can't see the whole thing developing without him.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546555)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on January 30th, 2014 @ 1:54pm CST
Oi! Spoiler alert! Mine hasn't arrived yet :sad:
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546559)
Posted by Va'al on January 30th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:Oi! Spoiler alert! Mine hasn't arrived yet :sad:


I did say there were going to be spoilers! :oops:

EDIT: Ok, let's do it this way. I changed my message above.

From here on, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546675)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 31st, 2014 @ 12:18am CST
Okay...so.... here are my big questions.

1. Why would Acolytes of UNICRON be bringing Galvatron to Primus, when they worship Unicron and want to bring about chaos, which Primus opposes? Which brings me to my next question...

2. Is Primus possessed by the Dark Matrix creature, too? In the last panel, he looks extraordinarily evil, not to mention that both he and Fortress Maximus used the same phrase, almost word for word "one will be all". And, he's not "speaking" in the same clipped manner he was when he was possessing Grimlock.

2. How are the presences of the four senators (including Boltax) possessing Starscream recognizing Jhiaxus at all? He supposedly erased himself from their minds and all Cybertronian records.

4. Not terribly on topic, but since Chromedome has a fairly visible part in this issue...what happens to the Targetmasters? We've seen that Chromedome got his original head back, and Stylor is a regular Nebulan again. We've seen Crosshairs and Kup fire their guns (Pinpointer and Recoil, respectively), and Recoil was the last Nebulan shown in human form (back in the original Marvel run). Why go to the bother of showing what happened to all the old Headmasters' original heads, unless it was to bring Fortress Maximus back into play? It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me that they'd purposely show Chromedome, back in the first issue of this story arc getting his head back, and not even mention the Targetmasters who may want to reintegrate back into regular life again.

So, your thoughts?
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1546788)
Posted by Va'al on January 31st, 2014 @ 2:19pm CST
Question 4 - I'm not sure, actually. :-?

1 and 2 - I believe that there may be a bigger connection than previously thought between Primus and Unicron, leading the disciples to act as they did. I mean, they're obviously terrified of Primus, which doesn't really make sense, even as a primal type of religious worship (well, ok, a little - but you'd still need some kind of reason to scare them that much: e.g. Zeus was scary because of thunder and lightning).

3 - I took it as being all part of the Underbase, and them all being connected. All of the key players involved seem to know what the others are doing or what the overall plot is, without any contact between each other. That would also mean, though, that Jhiaxus knows what is about to happen, as well. Hrm. :-?
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547170)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on February 1st, 2014 @ 11:23pm CST
Bounti76 wrote:4. Not terribly on topic, but since Chromedome has a fairly visible part in this issue...what happens to the Targetmasters? We've seen that Chromedome got his original head back, and Stylor is a regular Nebulan again. We've seen Crosshairs and Kup fire their guns (Pinpointer and Recoil, respectively), and Recoil was the last Nebulan shown in human form (back in the original Marvel run). Why go to the bother of showing what happened to all the old Headmasters' original heads, unless it was to bring Fortress Maximus back into play? It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me that they'd purposely show Chromedome, back in the first issue of this story arc getting his head back, and not even mention the Targetmasters who may want to reintegrate back into regular life again.

So, your thoughts?


Yes we saw Kup and Crosshairs fire their guns.........but did we see Pinpointer & Recoil??

I dont think so.I think the targetmasters would have been the easiest to be returned to a normal like life, and would have returned home when the war "ended" in issue 80.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547174)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on February 1st, 2014 @ 11:42pm CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:Perhaps not entirely relevant, but it has always bugged me why Fort Max is consistently drawn with a '+' on his forehead. Anyone know where this came from? Since I can't find a reference on the toy...


I always felt the "+" was to denote a status as a part time medic, much like the ones we see on Ratchets shoulders.

if you read the extended marvel bio for Fortmax it speaks about how he converted one of his modes into a repair station.

.........When war came, he did not hesitate to turn his gifts to the ways of combat, adapting one construction base into a repair bay, the other into a battle station.


http://www.ntfa.net/universe/english/in ... ss_Maximus
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547175)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on February 1st, 2014 @ 11:43pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Well he didn't have it in the cartoon, IIRC, and the toy is based on the cartoon, not the comic.


have you forgotten this is G1 were talking about here??? :HEADHURTS:

in g1 , with the possible exception of a few movie characters,the toys came first , the toon models are based on the toys, sometimes very loosely.

and Fort did have it in the toon
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Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547189)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 2nd, 2014 @ 1:09am CST
Va'al wrote:Question 4 - I'm not sure, actually. :-?

1 and 2 - I believe that there may be a bigger connection than previously thought between Primus and Unicron, leading the disciples to act as they did. I mean, they're obviously terrified of Primus, which doesn't really make sense, even as a primal type of religious worship (well, ok, a little - but you'd still need some kind of reason to scare them that much: e.g. Zeus was scary because of thunder and lightning).

3 - I took it as being all part of the Underbase, and them all being connected. All of the key players involved seem to know what the others are doing or what the overall plot is, without any contact between each other. That would also mean, though, that Jhiaxus knows what is about to happen, as well. Hrm. :-?


What kind of connection do you think there is? I didn't read much, if at all, beyond the Underbase saga, but as I recall, Weren't Primus and Unicron essentially halves of a whole who warred against each other for millennia until Primus tricked Unicron into inhabiting his planet form? I know there are several Primus/Unicron origin stories, but I don't know which one holds true in the Marvel continuity. Maybe Primus is taking a more active role in the race to stop time from unraveling, and will take care of Galvatron himself.

I can see them all being connected via the Underbase, but I thought since Jhiaxus had removed himself from his fellows' memories And the Underbase, that they wouldn't know who he is. I can see the four of them knowing each other, and Starscream, as he absorbed the Underbase, but I can't see how they'd still know Jhiaxus. Plus, I think Jhiaxus doesn't see them coming, because he thinks they have no clue who he is. And the plug at the end for the next issue had a picture of an Underbase posessed Starscream confronting what looked like a fallen Jhiaxus. While that may not be a scene directly taken from the next issue, I think Starscream will have a big part to play in what I see as Jhiaxus' eventual defeat.

sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:4. Not terribly on topic, but since Chromedome has a fairly visible part in this issue...what happens to the Targetmasters? We've seen that Chromedome got his original head back, and Stylor is a regular Nebulan again. We've seen Crosshairs and Kup fire their guns (Pinpointer and Recoil, respectively), and Recoil was the last Nebulan shown in human form (back in the original Marvel run). Why go to the bother of showing what happened to all the old Headmasters' original heads, unless it was to bring Fortress Maximus back into play? It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me that they'd purposely show Chromedome, back in the first issue of this story arc getting his head back, and not even mention the Targetmasters who may want to reintegrate back into regular life again.

So, your thoughts?


Yes we saw Kup and Crosshairs fire their guns.........but did we see Pinpointer & Recoil??

I dont think so.I think the targetmasters would have been the easiest to be returned to a normal like life, and would have returned home when the war "ended" in issue 80.


We didn't see them, per se, but we have seen Weirdwolf, Skullcruncher and other Headmasters still alive and kicking, which must mean Monzo, Grax, etc. are still alive, but just not shown as individuals. A couple of issues ago, when Fort Max's body was still being constructed, the Nebulan scientist specifically stated that the rest of the Decepticon Headmasters' original heads were still in stasis- so you have to figure any time we've seen a Decepticon Headmaster, we've seen their Nebulan partners, too, just not as individuals.

And the Targetmasters are still binary bonded to their partners, they just have never phsyically combined. So I agree, it could have been easy enough for them to return to Nebulos after the war was over. But my whole point is this: Why go to the trouble of tying up a loose end like "What happened to the Headmasters' Original Heads?" to only show Chromedome and Stylor parting ways agreeably? Why not throw in a quick one or two panel explanation about how the Targetmasters returned to a normal life? I just don't understand if the whole Chromedome/Stylor thing served any real purpose.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547216)
Posted by Va'al on February 2nd, 2014 @ 5:22am CST
What we need is a Rochetervention, like he did for Ironhide in the IDW continuity. :D
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Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547317)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on February 2nd, 2014 @ 1:41pm CST
Bounti76 wrote:What kind of connection do you think there is? I didn't read much, if at all, beyond the Underbase saga, but as I recall, Weren't Primus and Unicron essentially halves of a whole who warred against each other for millennia until Primus tricked Unicron into inhabiting his planet form? I know there are several Primus/Unicron origin stories, but I don't know which one holds true in the Marvel continuity. Maybe Primus is taking a more active role in the race to stop time from unraveling, and will take care of Galvatron himself


From what I remember of the original marvel story, Unicron were more like brothers.Both created from the "source".Unicron was first and destroyed the universe that predated this one.

when this universe came into being, Primus was created to protected it.

as to whats going on right now......I dont think thats Primus and never thought it was since the start of re-gen.

I can see them all being connected via the Underbase, but I thought since Jhiaxus had removed himself from his fellows' memories And the Underbase, that they wouldn't know who he is. I can see the four of them knowing each other, and Starscream, as he absorbed the Underbase, but I can't see how they'd still know Jhiaxus.


Why wouldnt the 4 senators that Jhiaxus "killed" not remember him?

The way I see it, when Jaiaxus tried to kill them they ended up joing with the underbase but kept their personas.Now they are working thru starscream.

We didn't see them, per se, but we have seen Weirdwolf, Skullcruncher and other Headmasters still alive and kicking, which must mean Monzo, Grax, etc. are still alive, but just not shown as individuals. A couple of issues ago, when Fort Max's body was still being constructed, the Nebulan scientist specifically stated that the rest of the Decepticon Headmasters' original heads were still in stasis- so you have to figure any time we've seen a Decepticon Headmaster, we've seen their Nebulan partners, too, just not as individuals.


not to sound rude...but why post any of this.We are talking "TARGETMASTERS" not headmasters.

And the Targetmasters are still binary bonded to their partners, they just have never phsyically combined.


Not in the same way as head or powermasters.Bottomline is the target masters bonded with their exo-suits, not so much their partners.

So I agree, it could have been easy enough for them to return to Nebulos after the war was over. But my whole point is this: Why go to the trouble of tying up a loose end like "What happened to the Headmasters' Original Heads?" to only show Chromedome and Stylor parting ways agreeably? Why not throw in a quick one or two panel explanation about how the Targetmasters returned to a normal life? I just don't understand if the whole Chromedome/Stylor thing served any real purpose.


I feel that the since it seems so easy to return the TM's to a normal life, the writers feel it would be a waste of time to touch on he subject.

on the other hand, I think the neglecting to mention anything about powermasters is a bigger error.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547419)
Posted by Quint on February 2nd, 2014 @ 4:50pm CST
Bounti76 wrote:Okay...so.... here are my big questions.

1. Why would Acolytes of UNICRON be bringing Galvatron to Primus, when they worship Unicron and want to bring about chaos, which Primus opposes? Which brings me to my next question...

2. Is Primus possessed by the Dark Matrix creature, too? In the last panel, he looks extraordinarily evil, not to mention that both he and Fortress Maximus used the same phrase, almost word for word "one will be all". And, he's not "speaking" in the same clipped manner he was when he was possessing Grimlock.



Good questions and obviously this is part of a mystery still unfolding. Forgive me, gonna go on a bit of a stream of consciousness...

Right now, Primus' behaviour is entirely contradictory. He threw Hot Rod through time / zero space / whatever to charge him for a mission (both physically and mentally) that identified 4 antagonists.

One of whom, Galvaton, he now he seems to have subjugated himself, even thwarting Rodimus' own attempts to apprehend him.

Was the plan always to throw Rodimus into the mix, ostensibly at odds with his own, cosmic intentions? Was 'power tripping' his ego, as Kup puts it, essential to ensuring Jhiaxus' crushing victory? Jhiaxus too cast doubt on Primus' character almost as soon as he was introduced.

Or has something since changed? Speaking of change, no pun intended, as you've said even Primus' vocal patterns have altered since that encounter. Maybe some influence of Unicron is now pervasive. We know he may be in the mix from Hot Rod's vision 10 issues ago..... but that last speech seems to indicate that that dynamic is now irrelevant..?

And yeah, the inversion of 'Til All Are One' both Primus and Dark Matrix Max have adopted. Fascinating!


Great, great stuff from Furman, can't wait for the next issue.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547424)
Posted by Quint on February 2nd, 2014 @ 5:11pm CST
Actually, one gripe: I don't know quite how Jetfire has sprouted a new skill set(s).

His G1 Marvel persona was not this science and military strategy polymath, Simon Furman has obviously just carried them over from his Dreamwave and IDW runs. Obviously SF has another new favourite to sit alongside Grimlock... presumably he's taken Galvatron's place given the de-powering and subsequent series of beatings suffered recently.

Rodimus Prime wrote:And I think by now it's OK to post spoilers, but just to be on the safe side, I think Rodimus wasn't really surrendering, he was just trying to either get close to Jhiaxus personally to take the fight to him, or he has some other plan than Jhiaxus is too arrogant to realize Rodimus can formulate.


All due respect, RP, that's maybe wishful thinking, me finks :P

It's likely that Starscream's the key to Rodimus' salvation there, as observed in an earlier post
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547476)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 2nd, 2014 @ 6:55pm CST
Quint wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:And I think by now it's OK to post spoilers, but just to be on the safe side, I think Rodimus wasn't really surrendering, he was just trying to either get close to Jhiaxus personally to take the fight to him, or he has some other plan than Jhiaxus is too arrogant to realize Rodimus can formulate.


All due respect, RP, that's maybe wishful thinking, me finks :P

It's likely that Starscream's the key to Rodimus' salvation there, as observed in an earlier post


You may be right, it's all speculation until the next issue. But I am sticking with it, I don't think Rodimus would surrender just like that even with the casualties the Autobots have suffered, not unless he was planning something. Whether that plan is successful or not, is another story. I'll say that Starscream will have at least something to do with the outcome, the cover of the next issue already foreshadows that, but whether it's the final blow to Jhiaxus or not, who knows. I still think there will be another showdown between Rodimus and Jhiaxus.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547507)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on February 2nd, 2014 @ 8:04pm CST
Quint wrote:Actually, one gripe: I don't know quite how Jetfire has sprouted a new skill set(s).

His G1 Marvel persona was not this science and military strategy polymath, Simon Furman has obviously just carried them over from his Dreamwave and IDW runs.


thats not entirely accurate.

Just look twards his marvel bio and it speaks of his devotion to scientific research.Even thou he was basically a new born he was still given a high rank, high enough that he was considered one of the "leaders" that could be entrusted in picking the next autobot leader after Prime died.

He lead the aerialbots on the first attack on underbased powered starscream.

in the uk run, he took command when prime went missing.

what were seeing now just seems like an extension of what we saw then.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547677)
Posted by Quint on February 3rd, 2014 @ 2:10pm CST
sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:
Just look twards his marvel bio and it speaks of his devotion to scientific research.Even thou he was basically a new born he was still given a high rank, high enough that he was considered one of the "leaders" that could be entrusted in picking the next autobot leader after Prime died.

He lead the aerialbots on the first attack on underbased powered starscream.

in the uk run, he took command when prime went missing.

what were seeing now just seems like an extension of what we saw then.



You've got me on the bio, fair enough, although that was hardly ever played out in any Marvel narrative.

Made me chuckle though, the three examples you've cited were at best failures and at worst catastrophes, each of them :lol:

What a bot.
Re: IDW Transformers: ReGeneration One #98 Script (W)Rap and Teaser (1547779)
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on February 3rd, 2014 @ 10:27pm CST
Quint wrote:
sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:
Just look twards his marvel bio and it speaks of his devotion to scientific research.Even thou he was basically a new born he was still given a high rank, high enough that he was considered one of the "leaders" that could be entrusted in picking the next autobot leader after Prime died.

He lead the aerialbots on the first attack on underbased powered starscream.

in the uk run, he took command when prime went missing.

what were seeing now just seems like an extension of what we saw then.



You've got me on the bio, fair enough, although that was hardly ever played out in any Marvel narrative.

Made me chuckle though, the three examples you've cited were at best failures and at worst catastrophes, each of them :lol:

What a bot.

well he was a baby :lol: