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IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 12:46PM CST

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Courtesy of the Free Comic Book Day website, we get a look at the first pages of the Tom Scioli written and drawn Transformers vs. G.I. Joe first issue, in a new ongoing series from IDW Publishing. Check out the images below - will you be attempting to get this free issue come May?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview
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Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550047)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CST
The slag is up with the speaking bubbles for Bee and Screamer? Why did they feel compelled to give them two separate bodies of speech (one nonsensical and one translating off to the side) instead of just putting the words into the main bubbles and single little note off the side telling us that they're speaking Cybertronian? This as it is just feels like a waist of space.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550049)
Posted by morphobots on February 12th, 2014 @ 1:05pm CST
I see a lot more here that's a waste of space than just the nonsense bubbles.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550053)
Posted by Mkall on February 12th, 2014 @ 1:15pm CST
I get that they're trying for the 80's vibe, but no... just no.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550054)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on February 12th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CST
Yikes......this made me cringe, both the art and dialog.makes me nostalgic for the Dreamwave days (yuck, cant believe i said that *self administers fortey lashes*)
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550066)
Posted by Bouncy X on February 12th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CST
looks like it was made in the 80s and i don't mean that in a good way.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550067)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CST
And does Starscream transform into the Nemesis now?
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550071)
Posted by jgilkinson on February 12th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CST
So snake eyes talks and doesnt wear a mask... I was looking forward to this book before now. Easy pass
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550072)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CST
jgilkinson wrote:So snake eyes talks and doesnt wear a mask...
Not yet at least. Snake-Eyes wasn't always silent and masked. Another TF/Joe crossover from 2004 had Snake-Eyes as a maskless chatterbox in the first issue, but by that issue's end, an attack by Starscream rendered his face hideously scarred and his voice lost. By the second issue, his face was concealed and he donned the full ninja attire.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550081)
Posted by Seibertron on February 12th, 2014 @ 2:45pm CST
I don't think this is what fans of either property had in mind when we said we wanted a Transformers vs G.I. Joe crossover.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550088)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 12th, 2014 @ 2:54pm CST
Wait what? This is an ongoing series now? This isn't like a stupid sex issue mini series or something, it's a full blown ongoing?

They won't make a comic continuing TF Animated, but they're making this an ongoing. Seriously, an ongoing?

This looks like something I drew as a kid, this was stupid when I thought it was a one off thing, but an ONGOING, a f**king ONGOING?

Is idw high or something?
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550090)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CST
This is hilarious, I love and hate it!
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550093)
Posted by Seibertron on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:03pm CST
Hey everyone ... these will help

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Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550097)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:09pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Hey everyone ... these will help

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Here's a neat little fact: You will die of alcohol poisoning before this starts looking better.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550098)
Posted by njb902 on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:10pm CST
Maybe if it was an audio comic..... Oh wait :HEADHURTS:
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550099)
Posted by Burn on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:14pm CST
Thank you IDW for vindicating my anti-crossover stance I've had for years.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550101)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:22pm CST
You know, I previously couldn't decide who was the worst artist to ever draw TF comics, until now it was a toss up between Pat Lee, the Marvel US comics, the guy who did Spotlight Nightbeat, and the guy who did Spotlight Sixshot.
Now I know that they all pale in comparison to this guy here.

It doesn't even look 80s, it looks like bad children's drawings inspired by the G2 comics.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550105)
Posted by WiseMan on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:32pm CST
My brain can't comprehend why IDW didn't say "STOP!" when they saw the first drawn page. Or when they read the first word balloon.

I understand that they're going for a stylized version, but yikes. This is not for me. And I can't for the life of me understand who this would be for.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550108)
Posted by Burn on February 12th, 2014 @ 3:43pm CST
Transformers vs New Avengers? Fail.
Infestation? Fail.
Infestation 2? Fail.
Conspiracy? Heading for a fail.

Just stop doing crossovers IDW.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550134)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on February 12th, 2014 @ 5:17pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Hey everyone ... these will help

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There is not enough beer on the planet to make me like that artwork or dialogue.

Horrible.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550135)
Posted by zombiebunny on February 12th, 2014 @ 5:18pm CST
I think I can look past the art if I were truly immersed in the story. However, this writing just seems really wordy, awkward, and above all, corny beyond all reason. I like corn, and have a hard time not associating G.I. Joe or Transformers with some amount of corn, but this is too much. If they could write a believable story, and have better dialogue, I could see myself investing time and money into this series. I just don't think that's going to happen though.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550150)
Posted by DeadCaL on February 12th, 2014 @ 6:21pm CST
OK, here's a question. Is the art style etc deliberate? Is it a homage that we're meant to be 'diggin'? If so, it's a brave decision.

If not... what the hell?
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550171)
Posted by ausbot on February 12th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CST
Being a fan from the 1980's, and being used to that art especially TF UK it looks like retro fun to me.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550205)
Posted by TheForgottenTaxi on February 12th, 2014 @ 10:23pm CST
I... I really wanted to like this. I still like the art style in places -- the Starscream design on that first splash page looks absolutely killer -- and I even think the Cybertronian speech gimmick is sorta cool. But that dialogue. Holy crow, that dialogue. I mean, I could deal with a certain amount of goofiness or stylization but this ... this is just unreadable. I couldn't even get through the last page.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550221)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2014 @ 11:13pm CST
Guys, this is not supposed to look like a 1980s comics style.

It's supposed to look like a 1960s comics style drawn by Jack "The King" Kirby.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550224)
Posted by Morbalis on February 12th, 2014 @ 11:16pm CST
Oh jeesh. Really sad to see this with this poor art style and immature writing ... I had high hopes. Maybe it will get better than this preview.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550242)
Posted by Burn on February 13th, 2014 @ 2:27am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Guys, this is not supposed to look like a 1980s comics style.

It's supposed to look like a 1960s comics style drawn by Jack "The King" Kirby.


And this is suppose to make us happy? Annoy us even more? Failing to see your point here.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550246)
Posted by Henry921 on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:05am CST
Art aside, I find the characterization of Starscream and Bumblebee... odd. :???:

Really, I expect better of Barber.

Still, it's free, so I'll undoubtedly pick it up anyway.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550247)
Posted by robotmel on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:07am CST
:D
I for one am looking forward to this nostalgic romp from Scioli and Barber!

As a fan of the King Kirby, old school Marvel comic books and Transformers, this is right up my street. ;)

Im keen to see how Sciloi's art moves through the books, being an ongoing series too, I wonder if other artists and writer will take over later?
I would absolutely love to see Ted McKeever's take on our favourite robots, wishing he got the gig back on Evolution.

I did a bit more digging and came across some more bits and bobs from Tom Scioli and his take on The Transformers/GI Joe...

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Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550248)
Posted by robotmel on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:24am CST
:D
More from 'King' Scioli! ;)
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Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550249)
Posted by robotmel on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:30am CST
;)
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Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550261)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on February 13th, 2014 @ 7:34am CST
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Guys, this is not supposed to look like a 1980s comics style.

It's supposed to look like a 1960s comics style drawn by Jack "The King" Kirby.


And this is suppose to make us happy? Annoy us even more? Failing to see your point here.



The only point I see is I am glad that Kirby did not draw Transformers. And I (this is not a popular thing to some unfortunately) have never been a fan of Kirbys work.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550284)
Posted by AutoBorst on February 13th, 2014 @ 9:28am CST
Is IDW trying to sabotage their own sales? I haven't seen TF artwork this bad since the 80's Marvel UK series.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550289)
Posted by Windsweeper on February 13th, 2014 @ 10:02am CST
What's with the hate for the marvel uk at? Target 2006 was a masterpiece. Marvel US on the other hand especially Wildman was bad.

Shame they didn't continue Devils due Tf Joe crossovers.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550299)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 13th, 2014 @ 11:42am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Guys, this is not supposed to look like a 1980s comics style.

It's supposed to look like a 1960s comics style drawn by Jack "The King" Kirby.

Shut your mouth, they dare put this to paper and have the guts to call it a homage to Jack Kirby?
The GULL.

Kirby Cackle =/= Kirby style artwork.

This is even more insulting than Rob Liefeld's Jack Kirby "tribute".
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550326)
Posted by Burn on February 13th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:This is even more insulting than Rob Liefeld's Jack Kirby "tribute".

You shut your mouth! How dare you criticise the great Liefeld!

I'd love to see his take on TF's.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550336)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CST
Burn wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:This is even more insulting than Rob Liefeld's Jack Kirby "tribute".

You shut your mouth! How dare you criticise the great Liefeld!

Sir, you have soiled the honor of comics, I demand satisfaction.
I choose pistols at dawn.
Burn wrote:I'd love to see his take on TF's.

They would look way better than this piece of crap.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550349)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:27pm CST
Ye hear dat, folks? Burn n' Dead Metal er gonna have a showdown! High noon! Be there!
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550392)
Posted by Va'al on February 13th, 2014 @ 5:29pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:
Burn wrote:I'd love to see his take on TF's.

They would look way better than this piece of crap.


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Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550464)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 14th, 2014 @ 1:04am CST
Va'al wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Burn wrote:I'd love to see his take on TF's.

They would look way better than this piece of crap.


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I never thought I would say this, but Liefeld is clearly the superior artist here.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550469)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on February 14th, 2014 @ 2:32am CST
I almost forgot how many people are mature here
(not saying everyone I just can hardly find any ok comments among all of the complaining)

I know and agree the arts bad but why are you guys whining about it?

Its not like they are going to stop unless no one buys it.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1550480)
Posted by Burn on February 14th, 2014 @ 5:31am CST
Dead Metal wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Burn wrote:I'd love to see his take on TF's.

They would look way better than this piece of crap.


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I never thought I would say this, but Liefeld is clearly the superior artist here.


Yeah that's right! You bow down to the awesomeness that is the comic god Liefeld!
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1552501)
Posted by firebat99 on February 20th, 2014 @ 10:20pm CST
This series looks insanely bad, to the point where it's "bad good". I'll definitely be checking this out. It definitely contrasts the serious(and awesome)Dreamwave WW11 crossover from years ago, which is my favorite of the crossovers.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1554435)
Posted by Va'al on March 1st, 2014 @ 7:29pm CST
The official website for Free Comic Book Day, the book crossing event taking place on the first Saturday of May every year, has just uploaded a series of interviews with the creators of their free comic books 2014 - which includes IDW Publishing's Transformers vs G.I. Joe! Read part of the interview with writer and artist Tom Scioli and co-writer John Barber, and check out the whole piece here.

FCBD: For those who might be new to your comic book, give a quick rundown. What can we expect to see in terms of story and art?

Tom Scioli (writer/artist/colorist/letterer): "It’s the first chapter of TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE. It tells the story of the first encounter between the G.I. JOE team and the TRANSFORMERS of CYBERTRON. It’s got the scale and action of a summer superhero blockbuster, but with the unlimited budget that only the comics medium can provide. There’s a space battle. There’s an assault on an underground COBRA base built on the ruins of the ancient city of Koh-Buru-Lah. There are cool science fiction ideas, like the Doomsday Seed. The story culminates in a massive aerial battle between planes, helicopters, jet packs, and giant killer machines from space. We also establish the relationships between the characters in a compelling, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes tragic manner. There are character origins, deaths and lasting consequences. It’s a story that readers will never forget."

John Barber (co-writer/hanger-on): "Yeah, Tom hit it right on the head. This is such a unique and different take on the characters—really honoring the past but pushing the comics aspect out there further than ever… there’s stuff you can literally only do in comics, and Tom’s pulled off a lot of storytelling bits that I’ve never seen before. But the story is really non-stop, relentless action. Funny, touching, thrilling… usually in the same panel."

FCBD: What has been your favorite part of book or character to tackle?

Tom: "I really enjoyed the research process. Having grown up in the eighties, I had a certain level of familiarity with the characters, but in preparation for this series I dived headfirst into it. I read piles of comics, watched hours of cartoons and movies. It was intoxicating. The character of SNAKE EYES is the breakout character of G.I. JOE, so I had a lot of fun writing for him. He’s fun to draw, too. In a way he’s the original template for the ’90s Image-style characters—all pouches, straps, guns, grenades, mystery and attitude. I like STARSCREAM, too. It took a lot of practice to figure out his visual representation. He’s the one from the original cartoon that had the most interesting story. He’s the second banana, living and plotting in MEGATRON’s shadow. How did this envious, jealous, scheming social climber get to be the right hand man to somebody he hates? The one character that really made an impression on me above all in the old G.I. JOE comics is DR. VENOM. He’s kind of an obscure character. He’s profoundly evil, genuinely frightening, but darkly funny. He’s the representation of the banality of evil. He’s very ordinary looking in the operatically-costumed world of G.I. JOE. He is a lot of fun to write."

John: "For me, already get to play in the G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS sandboxes every day, editing G.I. JOE and a couple TRANSFORMERS comics and writing TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. What’s been fun for me is coming at the characters from a totally different perspective… really coming at them from a unique point of view. I love this idea of approaching them in a grand, operatic tradition—the sense of scale is huge, and I the whole sense of story and of the construction of this world is so amazing and so wild, it’s a lot of fun to be a part of."

[...]

FCBD: Looking to the future of the book, is there anything you can tease about what's upcoming?

Tom: "We’re building toward a massive confrontation between the people of Earth and the people of CYBERTRON, a planet full of living, thinking, feeling, killer war-’bots."

John: "I can promise you this story doesn’t go the direction you think it’s going to go. There have been clashes between the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE in comics before, but there has never been anything like TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE."
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1555539)
Posted by Va'al on March 6th, 2014 @ 9:09am CST
We saw an interview just last week with Tom Scioli and John Barber, creators of the upcoming IDW Publishing Transformers vs G.I. Joe comic, but Comics Alliance have also just posted their own interview with the two writer/artists! Check out snippets below, including a preview of some of the artwork, and read the whole thing here.

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Transformers vs. G.I. Joe is a crossover that sells it self, but the downside of that is that it’s been done often enough that it can be difficult to get excited about the next version. Unless, of course, you tell me that it’s going to be co-written, drawn, and lettered by Tom Scioli, the man who wrote the line “Robot Dracula is an efficient torturer” and rendered all other comics obsolete. If you do that, you have my attention, and that’s exactly what they did when they announced that Scioli and John Barber were kicking off an ongoing series about the two teams, set to launch with #0 on Free Comic Book Day.

To find out more about how the project came together, I spoke to Scioli and Barber about how the project came together, Scioli’s massive pitch document, and how their life-long and relatively recent love of the comics influenced their storytelling. Believe it or not, I don’t think we talk about Destro at all.

ComicsAlliance: We’ve seen Transformers vs. G.I. Joe stories before, going all the way back to Marvel.

Tom Scioli: Right, once or twice.

CA: What made you each want to tackle the project in a new form, aside from just the idea that people love the Transformers and love G.I. Joe?

John Barber: At IDW, I think we wanted to do this for a long time, institutionally, just for that very reason — but we’d always sort of resisted it. Without anything interesting to do with it, there was no reason to do it. We have some G.I. Joe comics, we have the Transformers comics, I think they’re both pretty good… but if you’re going to combine them, you have to do something really different and really special. Knowing this year was going to be the 30th anniversary of Transformers and the 50th anniversary of the original G.I. Joe, we really wanted to do something with the two. We weren’t going to waste the opportunity, but if there wasn’t anything good to do, we didn’t want to do it. And then, enter Tom. [Laughs]

Tom Scioli: For me, I’m such a backseat driver with every movie I see. You almost can’t help it, once you get involved with writing, drawing or whatever. You start viewing the whole world that way. From day one of the Transformers movies, for me, it was like “okay, if I was doing the Transformers story, I’d do this, I’d do that,” and when John suggested doing a Transformers vs. G.I. Joe story, that was perfect. That’s exactly what Transformers kind of needs. The Transformers themselves were cool, but the humans never held up their end of the bargain, so having G.I. Joe be the humans, that’s perfect. They’re iconic, comics-y, sci-fi characters in their own right, so you finally have that missing ingredient.

[...]

CA: So how did you guys get together? Did you have to convince Tom that he should be drawing Transformers vs. G.I. Joe?

TS: It took no convincing at all. In fact, if I recall, John was vaguely apologetic about it, like “I don’t know if you’d like to do this or not, but…” and to me, of course, that sounds awesome. That’s right up my alley. Giant robots and quasi-superhero sci-fi army men. That’s perfect.

JB: The whole dirty secret of this is that Tom had emailed into IDW, and I was a big fan of his from Myth of 8-Opus and Godland. I was sitting there, and I don’t know how this train of thought got to me, but I was reading East of West, and looking at Nick Dragotta’s art, and thinking about how when he and Jonathan Hickman had done Fantastic Four, he was doing a little more of a Kirby thing. I’d emailed Tom that day about something else, and I thought, “you know what would be absolutely bananas? Doing this comic with Tom.”

TS: John had this elevator pitch of what he wanted this comic to be, and it sounded great. It was the sort of thing I could run with, and the ideas just kept coming. At that point, it was just sort of a “maybe.” Even though it wasn’t a thing yet, even though it was just a notion, I started thinking about things we could do. I’ve had that happen a couple of times, and I’d gotten to a point where I’d fight that impulse, but in recent years, I just let my imagination go where it’s going to go. I can do something with it. Even at that point, I was thinking “okay, if this ends up not happening, I can use some of this energy and some of these ideas somewhere else.” I’ve been working on a creator-owned sci-fi thing in the background, so if worse comes to worse, I can repurpose some of these ideas.

So I just kept going, and basically from the day John said it was something we could do, I’ve been working on it. So when it was finally something we were going to do, I had this huge thick stack of story that I dropped on John.

JB: You came in gangbusters, and it was all cool stuff. The floodgates opened, and I think it really helped that you were coming in as a fresh set of eyes.

TS: I think you’re right. To have this enthusiasm for the material. You’re a longtime fan and you’ve been working on it, and you still have an enthusiasm, but it’s probably not as white-hot as it was when you were a kid first discovering it. It’s nice to have a balance of someone who has the experience and knowledge of this stuff, and then someone whose head is currently exploding with how great it is.


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Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1555557)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2014 @ 10:30am CST
Wow! The colors on those last two pics are so vibrant and lively (as opposed to the more drab, faded colors of the Optimus/Megatron pic) that it really does look like something straight out of the Silver Age.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1555577)
Posted by rpetras on March 6th, 2014 @ 11:52am CST
I really want to be excited by this series, but the art style really turns me off.

I get that it is emulating the silver age, but I was very glad when the prevailing comic art style changed away from this.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1555705)
Posted by CaptainMagic on March 6th, 2014 @ 8:25pm CST
I have to admit, Scioli's enthusiasm could be contagious enough to make me give this series a shot. Plus, the first issue's free, so what the heck? I am really confused why he chose to draw this thing in a 60s style, though. Why not go for the 80s and double up on nostalgia for the right time period, rather than jumping back twenty years to a time many fans probably won't care about? Oh well, it looks bad in some place and cool in others, so I guess we'll call it art.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1555709)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2014 @ 8:32pm CST
CaptainMagic wrote:I have to admit, Scioli's enthusiasm could be contagious enough to make me give this series a shot. Plus, the first issue's free, so what the heck? I am really confused why he chose to draw this thing in a 60s style, though. Why not go for the 80s and double up on nostalgia for the right time period, rather than jumping back twenty years to a time many fans probably won't care about? Oh well, it looks bad in some place and cool in others, so I guess we'll call it art.
To pay homage to legendary comic scribe Jack "The King" Kirby.
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1555733)
Posted by 1984forever on March 6th, 2014 @ 10:45pm CST
:BOOM: No to silver age Transformers!
Re: IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1 Preview (1555769)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 7th, 2014 @ 3:55am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
CaptainMagic wrote:I have to admit, Scioli's enthusiasm could be contagious enough to make me give this series a shot. Plus, the first issue's free, so what the heck? I am really confused why he chose to draw this thing in a 60s style, though. Why not go for the 80s and double up on nostalgia for the right time period, rather than jumping back twenty years to a time many fans probably won't care about? Oh well, it looks bad in some place and cool in others, so I guess we'll call it art.
To pay homage to legendary comic scribe Jack "The King" Kirby.

Which is still just wrong. It looks nothing like Kirby's artwork. In fact it barely looks like Silver Age to begin with, yea sure Silver Age looked kinda primitive and had bad colouring, but it didn't look this inept. The characters where drown with sharper detail and more realistic proportions than this.
This whole paying homage is just an excuse for bad artwork while firing everyone up for retro homages to convince them this is something worth having.

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