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IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime!

Transformers News: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 9:44PM CDT

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JazZeke has sent the Seibertron.com some news that somehow slipped by just about the entire fandom. Chris Ryall posted on IDWpublishing.com last week that September's Spotlight issue will feature none other than the heroic leader of the Autobots himself ... Optimus Prime. Click here to view Chris Ryall's post about this. According to Ryall, the Optimus Prime Spotlight will be "written by Simon Furman, with interior art and a cover by Don Figueroa. And this variant cover, by... well, why don't you all take a guess? It's someone IDW's worked with for years, but this is their first-ever Transformers piece."

IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime!

Happy belated birthday, Chris!
Credit(s): JazZeke
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Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81633)
Posted by OptimusMime on April 11th, 2007 @ 9:49pm CDT
suh-weet!!it's like they read my mind! liked them all so far, except for the hot rod...a little disappointed in that one.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81638)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:00pm CDT
hmmm... i wonder how they're gonna do this. is it gonna take place before all the infiltration, stormbringer, and escalation stuff?
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81641)
Posted by Collector Maximus on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:03pm CDT
Awesome cover! The one and only Optimus Prime! About a four month wait huh. I need to catch up on the other ones anyway.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81650)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:12pm CDT
way to much windshield
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81652)
Posted by Hotrod on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:14pm CDT
This is going to be awsome :grin:
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81680)
Posted by lilcarus on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:30pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:way to much windshield


exactly what i was thinking.


i hope they go deeper into primes life and death bout with prostate cancer.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81693)
Posted by Silver Wind on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:39pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:way to much windshield

If that image is going to be used in the OP spotlight, they should have the proportion corrected. Other than that, I think it looks quite good. :)
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81732)
Posted by NightFall on April 11th, 2007 @ 11:28pm CDT
Sweet, can't wait for this one :)
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81751)
Posted by Roboto750 on April 11th, 2007 @ 11:46pm CDT
It's about time! I always felt that this should've been the first Spotlight comic. Most of the Spotlight stories have been awesome so far, and I bet this one will be too! :D
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81768)
Posted by Blitzwing the warrior on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:26am CDT
Special guest appearence of the Aerialbots TIME PARADOX!

So is this going to take place before War Within storyline? Or more of the G1 War Dawn plot?
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81769)
Posted by Fireblast on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:27am CDT
Ha ha ha! It's funny because I knew about this like a month ago. Of course I've could have news posted it but with all the movie crap coming out left and right and it taking over the fandom, I chose not to. Sorry, just not feeling like a fan anymore since hardly any new Transformers come out here and I own almost all the Transformers DVDs (except Beast Machines and UK ones) so all I'm left with is the IDW comics which are awesome except when they make pointless manga versions plus they can't finish the G1 Transformers prequel, The War Within.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81773)
Posted by the purifyer on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:42am CDT
Now why doesn't this surprise me? :wink:
What really surprises me is why they put it off for so long.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81782)
Posted by Ransom on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:57am CDT
It looks pretty slick... as long as one ignores the proportion of the chest/shoulders. I definitely agree that there is too much windshield. Shoulders could use a little tinkering as well.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81787)
Posted by Leonardo on April 12th, 2007 @ 2:16am CDT
Interesting.
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Posted by Tigertrack on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:33am CDT
Sweet Jebus, how did we miss that?
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81904)
Posted by Psychout on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:35am CDT
Yet another return form the dead for Prime then?
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81905)
Posted by Leonardo on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:38am CDT
Psychout wrote:Yet another return form the dead for Prime then?


He didn't die, did he? I thought he was just sleeping.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (81918)
Posted by Dragonslayer on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:55am CDT
=P~ At last! I can't wait!
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82015)
Posted by Stormrider on April 12th, 2007 @ 8:22am CDT
Is that the cover? Yikes. I hope not.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82030)
Posted by Hairball178 on April 12th, 2007 @ 8:32am CDT
Who is this "Optimus Prime"? He looks like some kind of red, white, and blue repaint of Ultra Magnus's cab. Lame...

;p
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82073)
Posted by Tusko on April 12th, 2007 @ 9:33am CDT
"Massive Pectoral Windshields!"
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82112)
Posted by Insurgent on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:07am CDT
Prime gets a Spotlight. Megs gets a whole four parter. Nuff said.

Looking forward to this. Perhaps it'll be the story of how he became Prime. Or the big (first) fight against Thunderwing.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82116)
Posted by Leonardo on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:09am CDT
Insurgent wrote:Or the big (first) fight against Thunderwing.


That would be a good story.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82118)
Posted by JazZeke on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:11am CDT
Woohoo! Me likes being a news source! XD

Optimus seems a bit of an odd choice for Spotlight... after all, hasn't just about every TF story already been Optimus-centric? I kinda like the Spotlights better when they're about previously "minor" characters who've hardly gotten any chance look-at before... Nevertheless, I have no doubt this will be good!

And the cover art's pretty neat... the windows are a bit big, but since it's a single piece I'll give the artist the benefit of the doubt and assume that's forced perspective or artistic exaggeration, rather that a Lee-esque complete lack of a sense of proportion.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82158)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:38am CDT
It was only a matter of time. There's a lot they can do/tell about the character. I hope they make the best of it.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82203)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:22am CDT
Boximus Prime!
He looks so boxy...I hope the other cover is more dynamic.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82373)
Posted by First Gen on April 12th, 2007 @ 2:15pm CDT
Are those his fuel tanks used for his quads?

And 100 percent windshield with retarded looking wipers?

Very disappointing pic for a Spotlight comic.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82400)
Posted by Flashwave on April 12th, 2007 @ 2:32pm CDT
Now the great Debate. Optronix or Orin Pax?

First Gen: I don't think it's ALL fel tank, It looks to me like they pivoted the tank up into his leg so it's not hanging off.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82419)
Posted by Uncrazzimatic on April 12th, 2007 @ 3:00pm CDT
I'm sure I remember reading an interview where it was said that this Prime wouldn't quight be the good old Optimus we know from previous incarnations. I hope this spotlight reveals some shocking dirty secret from his past that makes him stand out from the regular noble good guy prime stereotype. Like maybe rather than inheriting the matrix he took it by force! Maybe he over threw a previous Prime who was a tyrant, or just a really bad leader. Now that would be different.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82456)
Posted by Leonardo on April 12th, 2007 @ 3:20pm CDT
Uncrazzimatic wrote:Like maybe rather than inheriting the matrix he took it by force!


Like when he ripped it from Sentinel Prime's chest in Marvel? It really happened.

Maybe he sacrifices some Autobots to complete a mission.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82526)
Posted by Roboto750 on April 12th, 2007 @ 4:06pm CDT
Uncrazzimatic wrote:I'm sure I remember reading an interview where it was said that this Prime wouldn't quight be the good old Optimus we know from previous incarnations. I hope this spotlight reveals some shocking dirty secret from his past that makes him stand out from the regular noble good guy prime stereotype. Like maybe rather than inheriting the matrix he took it by force! Maybe he over threw a previous Prime who was a tyrant, or just a really bad leader. Now that would be different.


True, that would be different and interesting, but I really wouldn't like it too much. I mean, if it’s something like Prime making a mistake and growing older and wiser for it, then I'm down with that. But, if it's something like Prime being an Autobot tyrant or just doing something plain not nice on purpose, then its not really the larger than life character that we've all come to know and love.
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Posted by Big Grim on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:17pm CDT
I heard about this early last week from Oneshallstand.com. Forgot to post it here. Oh well. I'll buy and enjoy this same as everything else IDW have released in TF.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (82750)
Posted by jgilkinson on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:59pm CDT
great... i wonder if there will be a tie in to megs' spotlight
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (83214)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on April 13th, 2007 @ 1:13am CDT
This is awesome. Between the Kup & galvatron Spotlights & the Megatron Origin, the IDW comics keep getting better. I love them waaaaaay more than I ever loved Dreamwave..........ugh. I knew Prime had to have one sooner or later.............but I can't wait until September!!!!
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (83348)
Posted by Uncrazzimatic on April 13th, 2007 @ 6:09am CDT
Roboto750 wrote:
Uncrazzimatic wrote:I'm sure I remember reading an interview where it was said that this Prime wouldn't quight be the good old Optimus we know from previous incarnations. I hope this spotlight reveals some shocking dirty secret from his past that makes him stand out from the regular noble good guy prime stereotype. Like maybe rather than inheriting the matrix he took it by force! Maybe he over threw a previous Prime who was a tyrant, or just a really bad leader. Now that would be different.


True, that would be different and interesting, but I really wouldn't like it too much. I mean, if it’s something like Prime making a mistake and growing older and wiser for it, then I'm down with that. But, if it's something like Prime being an Autobot tyrant or just doing something plain not nice on purpose, then its not really the larger than life character that we've all come to know and love.


No I don't mean Prime was a tyrant but that he removed one from power. The Decepticons could even turn out to be the supporters of the defeated dictator who wouldn't accept the new, more nicey nice Autobot regime.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (83470)
Posted by Roboto750 on April 13th, 2007 @ 8:42am CDT
Uncrazzimatic wrote:
Roboto750 wrote:
Uncrazzimatic wrote:I'm sure I remember reading an interview where it was said that this Prime wouldn't quight be the good old Optimus we know from previous incarnations. I hope this spotlight reveals some shocking dirty secret from his past that makes him stand out from the regular noble good guy prime stereotype. Like maybe rather than inheriting the matrix he took it by force! Maybe he over threw a previous Prime who was a tyrant, or just a really bad leader. Now that would be different.


True, that would be different and interesting, but I really wouldn't like it too much. I mean, if it’s something like Prime making a mistake and growing older and wiser for it, then I'm down with that. But, if it's something like Prime being an Autobot tyrant or just doing something plain not nice on purpose, then its not really the larger than life character that we've all come to know and love.


No I don't mean Prime was a tyrant but that he removed one from power. The Decepticons could even turn out to be the supporters of the defeated dictator who wouldn't accept the new, more nicey nice Autobot regime.


Oh, gotcha! Sounds good to me! 8)
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (83930)
Posted by Insurgent on April 13th, 2007 @ 3:23pm CDT
This Prime has already proved he is not the upstanding 'heal all life' like his predecessors. Remember Esc#2? He just stood in the middle of the road, let that truck slam into his leg, then just peered through the window and left, leaving the driver to bleed to death. The other G1 Prime's would probably have taken the driver to a hospital.
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Posted by Roboto750 on April 13th, 2007 @ 3:38pm CDT
Insurgent wrote:This Prime has already proved he is not the upstanding 'heal all life' like his predecessors. Remember Esc#2? He just stood in the middle of the road, let that truck slam into his leg, then just peered through the window and left, leaving the driver to bleed to death. The other G1 Prime's would probably have taken the driver to a hospital.


I guess you've got a point there. Though, we could speculate a lot here of what went on behind the scenes/after that particular event took place. Though, since it wasn't written, we really can't assume anything. Just leave it to IDW.......
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Posted by Insurgent on April 13th, 2007 @ 3:45pm CDT
Roboto750 wrote:I guess you've got a point there. Though, we could speculate a lot here of what went on behind the scenes/after that particular event took place. Though, since it wasn't written, we really can't assume anything. Just leave it to IDW.......


Either way, I prefer Prime to have a darker side to him. In the toon, he was too 'squeaky clean' for my tastes. I prefer characters with an edge, one's you aren't quite sure what they are gonna do next. Perhaps that's why I prefer the cons. :-?
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Posted by Roboto750 on April 13th, 2007 @ 3:49pm CDT
Insurgent wrote:
Roboto750 wrote:I guess you've got a point there. Though, we could speculate a lot here of what went on behind the scenes/after that particular event took place. Though, since it wasn't written, we really can't assume anything. Just leave it to IDW.......


Either way, I prefer Prime to have a darker side to him. In the toon, he was too 'squeaky clean' for my tastes. I prefer characters with an edge, one's you aren't quite sure what they are gonna do next. Perhaps that's why I prefer the cons. :-?


Yeah, a little 'edge' isn't too bad here and there for Prime.
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Posted by Uncrazzimatic on April 14th, 2007 @ 6:11am CDT
Roboto750 wrote:
Insurgent wrote:
Roboto750 wrote:I guess you've got a point there. Though, we could speculate a lot here of what went on behind the scenes/after that particular event took place. Though, since it wasn't written, we really can't assume anything. Just leave it to IDW.......


Either way, I prefer Prime to have a darker side to him. In the toon, he was too 'squeaky clean' for my tastes. I prefer characters with an edge, one's you aren't quite sure what they are gonna do next. Perhaps that's why I prefer the cons. :-?


Yeah, a little 'edge' isn't too bad here and there for Prime.


Well as far as we know that guy might have been a facsimily (or however its spelt) or this prime may accept that not every squishy is a good little creature that needs saving from the Decepticons, and sometimes you have to deal with the bad humans just like you would the bad robots.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (84858)
Posted by darth reven on April 14th, 2007 @ 10:17am CDT
Good or what!!! i like the spotlight comics
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (85228)
Posted by Thunderwarp on April 14th, 2007 @ 5:10pm CDT
wooow nice i love it
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (86873)
Posted by Denyer on April 16th, 2007 @ 10:14am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Sweet Jebus, how did we miss that?

I don't think you did, per se. Wizard World (and the CBR write-up, presumably) was news on a month ago -- the Megatron mini was announced then too. There wasn't any alt-cover art for the Prime book at the time.

Glad that Don's drawing the interior and the main cover, personally.
Re: IDW's September Spotlight revealed: Optimus Prime! (138564)
Posted by Damolisher on May 27th, 2007 @ 7:19pm CDT
Damn, Prime got implants!
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Posted by steve2275 on June 9th, 2007 @ 11:47pm CDT
sweeet
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