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Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed

Monday, October 29th, 2012 4:51PM CDT

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Artist Ken Christiansen has updated his blog, Bad Flip Productions, with the cover for IDW's Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3. The limited series launches next month. Click here to visit Ken's blog to check out the pencil and ink versions.

Transformers Prime Shockwave, and.....

Hmm. I don't think they've announced the actual name of this very shiny character yet.

Overall, it's your basic two guys standing there pose. I liked the chance to get some lens flare in there, along with more molten slag, and the barrel rim of Shockwave's gun arm still red hot and smoking. Atmosphere, sparks, and distant burned out buildings tie it all together.


Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Cover Revealed
Credit(s): Ken Christiansen
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435123)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on October 29th, 2012 @ 5:17pm CDT
New pants required
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435126)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on October 29th, 2012 @ 5:33pm CDT
Anybody else getting a sort of Barrage vibe from this guy?

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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435134)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 29th, 2012 @ 6:15pm CDT
Barrage or Brimstone. :-?
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435158)
Posted by bluecatcinema on October 29th, 2012 @ 7:35pm CDT
I'm guessing that new guy's a Predacon.
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435160)
Posted by Godbomber on October 29th, 2012 @ 7:44pm CDT
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435163)
Posted by TFIta369 on October 29th, 2012 @ 7:56pm CDT
Ratbat? :-?
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435172)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 29th, 2012 @ 8:19pm CDT
TFIta369 wrote:Ratbat? :-?


Well...Ratbat was a Mini-Con representative on the High Council. Not sure it would be him. Even if he did surrender to the Decepticons, I'd expect him to be smaller in Prime rather than a little under Shockwave's height.

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Then again...we did get this size change:

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:-?
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435201)
Posted by TFfan1 on October 29th, 2012 @ 9:59pm CDT
Scorponok maybe... Grimlock Hall of Fame bio mentioned him as the one responsible for damaging his vocoder, how that gels with Fall of Cybertron, I dunno
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435204)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 29th, 2012 @ 10:08pm CDT
TFfan1 wrote:Scorponok maybe... Grimlock Hall of Fame bio mentioned him as the one responsible for damaging his vocoder, how that gels with Fall of Cybertron, I dunno


Scorponok isn't in the Aligned Continuity yet. The Hall of Fame bio was referring to G1 Grimlock, not Aligned Grimlock.
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435219)
Posted by TFfan1 on October 29th, 2012 @ 10:58pm CDT
Hasbro said that the Hall of Fame bios were based around the new continuity, Grimlock's said he and the Lightning Strike Coalition were reformatted by Shockwave, which has only happened in the Aligned continuity
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435235)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 29th, 2012 @ 11:57pm CDT
TFfan1 wrote:Hasbro said that the Hall of Fame bios were based around the new continuity, Grimlock's said he and the Lightning Strike Coalition were reformatted by Shockwave, which has only happened in the Aligned continuity


Thank you. That's not what we're talking about.

The Hall of Fame are not strictly Aligned content. The Hall of Fame characters are cross-continuity character concepts. They don't have a specific place in a continuity, they are strictly generic. The bios are mentioning specific elements from the current "Aligned" continuity in others.

Scorponok still doesn't exist in the Aligned-verse [yet].
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435237)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:00am CDT
Shockwave done gone and upgraded himself. 8)

And, who might you be, mysterious new guy? ;)

TFfan1 wrote:Hasbro said that the Hall of Fame bios were based around the new continuity, Grimlock's said he and the Lightning Strike Coalition were reformatted by Shockwave, which has only happened in the Aligned continuity
This.

The majority of the Hall of Fame bios were written with the Aligned characters in mind, while being visually represented with an image of the G1 versions:

Optimus Prime - Aligned
Megatron - Aligned
Starscream - Aligned
Bumblebee - Aligned
Dinobot - Beast Wars
Jazz (2010) - Aligned
Soundwave (2010) - Aligned
Shockwave (2010) - Aligned
Grimlock (2010) - Aligned
Ironhide - Aligned
Soundwave (2011) - Aligned
Ratchet - Aligned
Waspinator - Beast Era
Cliffjumper (non-inductee/non-nominee) - Aligned
Shockwave (2011) - Aligned
Jazz (2011) - Aligned
Grimlock (2011) - Aligned
Autobot Erector - G1 (maybe Aligned if anything ever comes out of this)
Grimlock (2012) - Aligned
Jazz (2012) - Aligned
Shockwave (2012) - Aligned
Wheeljack - Aligned (but with a G1 line about having made "even the occasional Dinobot" thrown in)
Arcee - A MESS!!! It seemed like they tried for Aligned Arcee, but FAILED miserably, making her bio a load of nonsense
Megatron (Beast Wars) - Beast Era
Rodimus - Aligned-ish (it mostly fits, but there's still some wonkiness when you consider that it's Aligned Hot Shot who becomes Aligned Rodimus, and the mentioning of him as "Rodimus Prime" sound even weirder)
Sky-Byte - Robots in Disguise
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435242)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:06am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Shockwave done gone and upgraded himself. 8)


I don't spot any differences. What did he upgrade?
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435246)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:15am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Shockwave done gone and upgraded himself. 8)


I don't spot any differences. What did he upgrade?
Well, since this takes place after FOC... ;)
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435248)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Shockwave done gone and upgraded himself. 8)


I don't spot any differences. What did he upgrade?
Well, since this takes place after FOC... ;)



Oh. That upgrade.
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435259)
Posted by Terrifying Wasp on October 30th, 2012 @ 2:20am CDT
Ummm...Waspinator?anyone?
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435334)
Posted by Rushie on October 30th, 2012 @ 11:00am CDT
I'm getting a Quickstrike vibe from that guy, though I wouldn't be surprised if it were a completely new character.
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435340)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 30th, 2012 @ 11:07am CDT
Isn't that other dude a yellow version of the recently-revealed Predacon Lazerback (I think that's his name)?
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435343)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 30th, 2012 @ 11:17am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Isn't that other dude a yellow version of the recently-revealed Predacon Lazerback (I think that's his name)?


This guy has a tail, claw, or gun emerging from his back and wings. Lazerback has none of these traits. Also, this guy's head is lower into the collar, complete with a different torso and shoulder kibble.

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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435355)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Isn't that other dude a yellow version of the recently-revealed Predacon Lazerback (I think that's his name)?


This guy has a tail, claw, or gun emerging from his back and wings. Lazerback has none of these traits. Also, this guy's head is lower into the collar, complete with a different torso and shoulder kibble.

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Huh, could have sworn it looked at least remotely like him. Back to speculations.
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435356)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:17pm CDT
Looking at it more, I'm seeing more draconic elements than insectoid elements, and since this is meant to be a prequel to season 3, it's likely this guy is a Predacon (who are all dragon-based) than anything else.
Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Revealed (1435360)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:50pm CDT
=P~

Where's our figures? ;)
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