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Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype!

Transformers News: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 12:58PM CDT

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The month of December marks the beginning of the hype for IDW's Infestation, and also the release of Transformers: Ongoing #14. The issue will be released a month before the start of the Infestation crossover, which will be in January. Thanks to Chris Ryall, we've got a look at the issue's three covers. Cover A we've seen previously - oddly placed shots fired at an Optimus Prime target board. Cover B features Soundwave with his minions Rumble and Frenzy. Cover C is concept art for a revived Megatron. Check out the covers below!

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Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138326)
Posted by ltivey on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:23pm CDT
well i don't like the concept art for megatron one bit. old saying "if its not broke dont fix it"
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138327)
Posted by Malicron on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:25pm CDT
So, Megs is going to be a zombie?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138329)
Posted by ltivey on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:26pm CDT
and what is going on with Rumbles face!!! i am such a devoted fan i will still buy these comics but i am very disappointed with the majority of the stories coming from IDW.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138334)
Posted by Forgotten on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:34pm CDT
That's not Rumble, that's Bruce Campbell in disguise. :lol: I love that Megs artwork, wish the WFC toy was a bit closer to that.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138336)
Posted by Anonymous on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:35pm CDT
Also they swapped Rumble and Frenzy, even though it is established several times in IDW that Rumble is the red and black one and Frenzy is the blue and purple one.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138338)
Posted by Pyrostrata on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:37pm CDT
Don and his BSC art seems to be making a return. Sad, really, since I was just getting used to buying Ongoing. The story just isn't good enough on it's own to not be carried by good art...and Don just ain't gonna cut it with his style. Just too bad.


As for Infestation, not interested. Four of the largest franchises in sci-fi with zombies added in for extra nerdgasms just doesn't in the slightest interest me.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138340)
Posted by Heckfire on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:38pm CDT
AM/FM piledrivers...sweet.

And I dig the "new" Megs' look, even if it'll last about as long as the pre-AHM TFs' looks did.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138342)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 21st, 2010 @ 1:39pm CDT
*sees Frenzys chibi-mode* *mouth falls to laugh*

*scrolls down to Megatrons cover* *jaw left dropped to the ground*

I want to see more of that Megatron!!! It has Dons sign AND it has normal face, so... the King Returns with the classic looks?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138356)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 21st, 2010 @ 2:06pm CDT
Wow. I love Soundwave... but hate Rumble! So odd looking.

And while Megatron looks nice (reminiscent Super Megatron from Japan)... I'm tired of every artist having to try their hand at redesigning the characters and transformations. It's so jarring... and odd to own the toy(s) and get a new comic with a different look almost every issue (not to mention flipped personalities... ie. Spike hates Autobots, etc.)

Please stick to the cartoon or toy look and transformation. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138359)
Posted by The Legend on October 21st, 2010 @ 2:13pm CDT
Megatron is a stealth bomber now? My subscribtion ran out this month and I don't think I'll be renewing.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138407)
Posted by Heavy B on October 21st, 2010 @ 4:10pm CDT
wow, SOMEBODY hates primes crotch. just check the grouping

and i like the new megs. not ALL us transfans are resistent to change ;)
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138443)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 21st, 2010 @ 5:25pm CDT
Hmm not really bothered by Megs new design but black? Not really liking the black. So let me get this straight, the zombie thing really is going to be part if the ongoing?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138444)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 21st, 2010 @ 5:29pm CDT
I'm all down for changing up TF designs, as long as its an improvement, while still maintaining the character's vibe... that megatron looks so gundam or some other piece of crap with huge legs and tiny head.. pretty uninteresting. Lucky for me I don't care for ongoing.
I remember someone commenting about how WFC soundwave doesn't get to change up and look awesome in new ways coz they always got to implement the yellow chest border. Well, if you change up the chest, you can keep the head and shoulder cannon, still would feel like soundwave (as long as the chest wasn't garbage instead). The Movie soundwave is an example of totaly killing the soundwave look. Zombies seem pretty pointless to add to Transformers, its too much of a threat to biological and not machine, which means... who cares... sure somthing like human zombies wouldn't be a threat to Transformers (but i'm sure they'll find some hairbrain way of twisting it all around to try and make it fit).

:CON:
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138460)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 21st, 2010 @ 6:13pm CDT
The funny thing is, I was just practicing shooting at my school's firing range (and got mostly bullseyes too :APPLAUSE: :lol: ). That black figure, that's Megatron, right?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138503)
Posted by MYoung23 on October 21st, 2010 @ 9:38pm CDT
Megatron is supposed to get a redesign and that is one of the concepts.

Here is the cover for #15 from IDW's forum.

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Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138508)
Posted by Sky-Quake on October 21st, 2010 @ 9:54pm CDT
that design looks bad but then again I've seen worse
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Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138509)
Posted by nikeprime on October 21st, 2010 @ 9:56pm CDT
Megatron looks awesome! And as far as the zombies go, I don't think it will be human living dead, but more like Galvatron, Cyclonus, and Scourge. Aren't they technically all dead but given strength from the "darkness"?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138514)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 21st, 2010 @ 10:04pm CDT
nikeprime wrote:Megatron looks awesome! And as far as the zombies go, I don't think it will be human living dead, but more like Galvatron, Cyclonus, and Scourge. Aren't they technically all dead but given strength from the "darkness"?



Applying any human terminology to robots seems pretty daft in regards to a 'serious' story line. Either their sparks are online or off, and in Galvatron and the others, its something different (more like a corrupt spark or some jibberjabber), hardly "zombies". Sorry if i'm dulling anyones enthusiasm for it to be good... just being honest.


:CON:
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138629)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 22nd, 2010 @ 8:37am CDT
Honestly though, the zombies in the OLD school G1 comic (might have been the UK comic?) were awesome. If they run with that vibe, I'm in on buying it.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138844)
Posted by comicstar100 on October 23rd, 2010 @ 12:31am CDT
So is Megatron actually going to have the new look in the ongoing or is it just for the cover?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138845)
Posted by Blurrz on October 23rd, 2010 @ 12:36am CDT
comicstar100 wrote:So is Megatron actually going to have the new look in the ongoing or is it just for the cover?


Nope, it'll be his new look.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138864)
Posted by comicstar100 on October 23rd, 2010 @ 2:43am CDT
I like it newer take with a little bit of the classic look thrown in, but I still Megatron in War For Cybertron pulled that off best.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138886)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 23rd, 2010 @ 5:01am CDT
A fellow hungarian collector (Hound) remembered he saw a similar sketch some time ago:
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The sketch on DonFigs deviantart account
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138914)
Posted by Cyberstrike on October 23rd, 2010 @ 8:16am CDT
I like the new design for Megatron. I'm not interested in Infestation one damn bit.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1138920)
Posted by Forgotten on October 23rd, 2010 @ 8:34am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:A fellow hungarian collector (Hound) remembered he saw a similar sketch some time ago:
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The sketch on DonFigs deviantart account


I like that idea a lot. It's like an updated version of the ATB Megatron from G2. Now i just reminded myself I have to hunt one of those suckers down to have a COMPLETE collection of Megatrons & Starscreams. My wallet will hate me for this.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1142215)
Posted by Hoitytoity on November 2nd, 2010 @ 6:02pm CDT
Forgotten wrote:
Chaoslock wrote:A fellow hungarian collector (Hound) remembered he saw a similar sketch some time ago:
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The sketch on DonFigs deviantart account


I like that idea a lot. It's like an updated version of the ATB Megatron from G2. Now i just reminded myself I have to hunt one of those suckers down to have a COMPLETE collection of Megatrons & Starscreams. My wallet will hate me for this.


Agreed. I really like his updated design; it's new, combines an original thought with a bit of reference, and while I abhor the movie aesthetic I do like how they're trying to make the transformers look more mechanical in the art. Hot diggety daffodil.

Also, I see Infestation being within the main storyline in the same way the New Avengers/Transformers crossover was part of the main storyline. Technically it's in there, technically some aspects of the later stories reference things that happened there, and technically it really sucked.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1142407)
Posted by Galvatron X on November 3rd, 2010 @ 10:37am CDT
Cyberstrike wrote:I like the new design for Megatron. I'm not interested in Infestation one damn bit.


Yep; my opinion exactly.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #14 Covers - Infestation Hype! (1142472)
Posted by JeffX on November 3rd, 2010 @ 2:17pm CDT
I like Megatron's new look. It's updated and it looks more impressive.
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