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Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1"

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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 11:48PM CST

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:
Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1"

It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted. These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love. No one has been paid for the production of these stories.

For all previous issues of Transformers: Mosaics, click here.

Transformers Mosaic FAQ, click here

SOWERS OF DISCORD

Written by:
Kat "someone else" McCord http://xxsomeoneelsexx.deviantart.com

Art, colors and letters by:
Razzie Mbessai http://razziembessai.deviantart.com

Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1"
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Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029752)
Posted by First-Aid on December 21st, 2009 @ 1:50am CST
He's got boobies...
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029760)
Posted by ultra_magus on December 21st, 2009 @ 4:00am CST
I don't see how this story is significant. What just happen, and why does it matter?
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029767)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on December 21st, 2009 @ 4:30am CST
the second panel reminds me of a pokemon battle :lol:
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029772)
Posted by The_Cybertronian_Emperor on December 21st, 2009 @ 5:05am CST
ultra_magus wrote:I don't see how this story is significant. What just happen, and why does it matter?


It's obvious ... it's showcasing Starscream's friendship he shared with Jetfire.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029775)
Posted by DoubleOScorpio on December 21st, 2009 @ 5:22am CST
ultra_magus wrote:I don't see how this story is significant. What just happen, and why does it matter?


This mosaic is showing events that are a part of the ROTF backstory, as well as drawing parallels between characters in the movieverse and the G1 equivalent - in this case Jetfire and Starscream (shown in protoform). In G1 both were scientists that worked together exploring other worlds, just as is being shown here. In ROTF, Jetfire mentions that the Primes had the Seekers explore alien solar systems, but that they had to be uninhabited so that when they made the system's sun go supernova (to collect the resulting energon), no life would be lost. The Fallen became "The Fallen" when he violated this rule. The planet shown in this mosaic is Earth and that The Fallen has "fallen from grace" and Starscream has followed him. Jetfire still trusts Starscream, hence the "that was fast" comment without any further questioning. Starscream doesn't care whether or not the planet is inhabited - he now just follows the commands of the Fallen.

A second movieverse-G1 parallel is the concept of preparing a planet prior to harvesting energon. Some of the TF comics use a concept of the Cybertronians planting "seeds" to grow energon, which they can harvest later (see Spotlight: Shockwave). While the act of "sowing" a plant with energon is totally different, the concept is the same here. They are building the energon harvester that will be seen in ROTF.

For as simple as this mosaic seems, there is a lot going on here. My guess is that since this is only part one, we will see why Jetfire leaves the ranks of the Decepticons - most likely out of being disgusted with his "friend" Starscream's unethical behavior...just like in the G1 cartoon. I also think that this will lead into the battle shown in ROTF between The Fallen and his army and the other original Primes.

BTW - the final shot of 'Screamer during the opening of the space bridge, complete with his smirk and a more G1-esque look (due to the space bridge distortion) made this mosaic one of my favorites. Fantastic work as a whole, but that took the cake!!!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029798)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2009 @ 8:44am CST
Though, Starscream wasn't one of the original Seekers like Jetfire. He's one of the later Seekers.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029821)
Posted by dragons on December 21st, 2009 @ 11:22am CST
that looks nothing like starscrmea maybe a gremlin or something but i dont thinks starscream his face didnt change much from cybertron form to earth mode who knows with these mosiacs sometimes. great art
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029836)
Posted by First Gen on December 21st, 2009 @ 1:08pm CST
It took me a while to realize that was Starscream. Aside from the colors, he really doesn't look like him at all, protoform or not. Jetfire looked great though.

Nice prequel.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029844)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 21st, 2009 @ 1:27pm CST
I didnt get this until i read it again. Once i realized who they were it clicked.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Sowers of Discord - Part 1" (1029896)
Posted by ultra_magus on December 21st, 2009 @ 6:39pm CST
DoubleOScorpio wrote:
ultra_magus wrote:I don't see how this story is significant. What just happen, and why does it matter?


This mosaic is showing events that are a part of the ROTF backstory, as well as drawing parallels between characters in the movieverse and the G1 equivalent - in this case Jetfire and Starscream (shown in protoform). In G1 both were scientists that worked together exploring other worlds, just as is being shown here. In ROTF, Jetfire mentions that the Primes had the Seekers explore alien solar systems, but that they had to be uninhabited so that when they made the system's sun go supernova (to collect the resulting energon), no life would be lost. The Fallen became "The Fallen" when he violated this rule. The planet shown in this mosaic is Earth and that The Fallen has "fallen from grace" and Starscream has followed him. Jetfire still trusts Starscream, hence the "that was fast" comment without any further questioning. Starscream doesn't care whether or not the planet is inhabited - he now just follows the commands of the Fallen.

A second movieverse-G1 parallel is the concept of preparing a planet prior to harvesting energon. Some of the TF comics use a concept of the Cybertronians planting "seeds" to grow energon, which they can harvest later (see Spotlight: Shockwave). While the act of "sowing" a plant with energon is totally different, the concept is the same here. They are building the energon harvester that will be seen in ROTF.

For as simple as this mosaic seems, there is a lot going on here. My guess is that since this is only part one, we will see why Jetfire leaves the ranks of the Decepticons - most likely out of being disgusted with his "friend" Starscream's unethical behavior...just like in the G1 cartoon. I also think that this will lead into the battle shown in ROTF between The Fallen and his army and the other original Primes.

BTW - the final shot of 'Screamer during the opening of the space bridge, complete with his smirk and a more G1-esque look (due to the space bridge distortion) made this mosaic one of my favorites. Fantastic work as a whole, but that took the cake!!!

Thx. Not having seen ROTF, I was missing some context.
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