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Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art

Transformers News: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 2:33PM CDT

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Last night comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis posted an image that can only be described as epic, a piece of concept art by Phil Jimenez depicting a proposed JLA/Transformers crossover! CBR went on explore the unused concept in a little more detail, the full article can be found here.

Just to be clear, this is not happening, it's just conceptual.

“Oh, what an epic that would have been,” Jimenez wrote last night on Twitter, saying to one follower, “You missed out on Wonder Woman’s invisible jet becoming a very cool Transformer.” You can get a peek of that in the image above, along with an enormous Bat-former and, perhaps best of all, Optimus Prime as a Green Lantern. (He added this morning, “Giving credit where credit is due: the idea for Optimus Prime as a GL was none other than [IDW Publishing Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall's].”


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Re: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art (1414997)
Posted by datguy86 on August 30th, 2012 @ 2:35pm CDT
Well, I'm aroused.
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Posted by RAcast on August 30th, 2012 @ 2:44pm CDT
Sadness! D: Green Lantimus Prime looks AMAZING.
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Posted by That Bot on August 30th, 2012 @ 2:50pm CDT
Optimus Prime as a Green Lantern? Where have I heard that before?
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Re: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art (1415008)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on August 30th, 2012 @ 2:55pm CDT
Now...unless kryptonite played a key role in this story, couldnt Superman just demolish our belowved robots in disguise...would be cool if they somehow derived some sort of energon type fuel from kryptonite that would make superman's power virtually useless when in proximity...but then we have Shazam, Wonder Woman, and other metahumans...the possibilities could be endless...to bad its "not" happening (I say "not" because you never know 1, 5, 10 years from now a publisher may decide to)...Wonder-twins vs Rumble & Frenzy...Krypto the dog vs Ravage...Pure unfiltered awesomesauce!!! :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art (1415012)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on August 30th, 2012 @ 3:06pm CDT
WHY. THE. F**K. DID. THIS. NOT. GET. MADE!!!!

gimmie gimme gimme! I want!

*cough*

Now who wants to see Trigon or Necron vs Unicron? And Raven teaming up with Thundercracker?

Or Teen Titans + Dinobots?

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE EEEENNNNDDDDLLLEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! *foaming at mouth spazzing*
Re: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art (1415015)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 30th, 2012 @ 3:09pm CDT
Flash defending Central City from Insecticons looks cool, but concept art should show him racing Blurr.

And while Batmech looks like an original design, is Wonder Woman's jet turning into Invisible-Swoop? Or maybe he's Stealth from that Condor Verlag text story where he and Bumblebee fly to Egypt to see if the pyramids were built by Optimus Prime!

And the Seacons attacking Atlantis would be so awesome (shame they didn't exist in time for Alantis: Arise!); is Aquaman holding the head of someone recognizable, or just a generic?

And is that Primus's face in the second panel?

Yeah, this could've been WAY better than that Avengers crossover. I wonder if this deal went south around the time Animated was cancelled and relations soured between Hasbro and Cartoon Network/Time Warner.
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Posted by funeralthirst7 on August 30th, 2012 @ 3:17pm CDT
I'm not a DC fan (with he exception of Batman) but I would have bought this.
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Posted by UltraMason on August 30th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
the artwork looks good, lovin the submarauder. (is arcee flying or webslingin?) however, DC is quite boring in my humble opinion with the possible exception of Batman. even he is pretty boring though, unless jim lee is drawin Ivy or whoever.
I didnt collect the avengers one either. Or infestation. For that matter, I always saw spider-man/gears as pretty corny too.
I prefer my TFs to do their thing in their own universe.
A Joe crossover now and then is ok but I think that was a different continuity (serpent-OR, Bludgeon an Pythona etc).
Im picky with TF comics. Ill be skipping the FOC tpb if released unless someone can prove it goes with IDWs main continuity.
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Posted by RogueDeathangel on August 30th, 2012 @ 3:49pm CDT
Unicron replacing the Anti-Moniters hand at the beginning of the universe? Well, OF COURSE. :D

I have to say, I've loved Jiminez's work for a long time now, NEVER had him pegged as a TF fan! Also, I'd give an organ to see Batman and his Batwing-mech kick the snot out of Menasor!
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Posted by KNM2012 on August 30th, 2012 @ 4:04pm CDT
I have to admit... This made me laugh. And I needed a good laugh here. :lol:
Re: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art (1415053)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 30th, 2012 @ 4:51pm CDT
Would have made a great read! :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:
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Posted by Flashwave on August 30th, 2012 @ 5:19pm CDT
SLUGSLINGER81 wrote:Now...unless kryptonite played a key role in this story, couldnt Superman just demolish our belowved robots in disguise...would be cool if they somehow derived some sort of energon type fuel from kryptonite that would make superman's power virtually useless when in proximity...but then we have Shazam, Wonder Woman, and other metahumans...the possibilities could be endless...to bad its "not" happening (I say "not" because you never know 1, 5, 10 years from now a publisher may decide to)...Wonder-twins vs Rumble & Frenzy...Krypto the dog vs Ravage...Pure unfiltered awesomesauce!!! :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:


Probably, but Ithink that it would be a morerealisric story if Megs and/or thecombiners weeenough to tax even the man of steel. I suspect megs would be smart enough to deel with Sups though
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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on August 30th, 2012 @ 5:48pm CDT
Arcee and Nightbird on Amazon Island? :D
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Posted by Sodan-1 on August 30th, 2012 @ 5:49pm CDT
I'm not that big of a DC Comics fan, but even I'll admit that would have been A. Maze. Ing!
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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on August 30th, 2012 @ 5:50pm CDT
Arcee and Nightbird on Amazon Island? :D

EDIT: oh I guess that's Arcee and Mirage, just saw Ratchet below
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Posted by Bouncy X on August 30th, 2012 @ 6:34pm CDT
i love the Batwing tranformer...make a toy of THAT!! lol
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Posted by Heavy B on August 30th, 2012 @ 6:49pm CDT
DAMNIT IDW, You gave us New Avengers/Transformers. Don't you think you did somthing to make up for it?

Batman and Ironhide would be AWESOME together.
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Posted by ausbot on August 30th, 2012 @ 7:21pm CDT
This needs to happen! (But in the real DCU not that 52 crap)
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Posted by the4thnobleman on August 30th, 2012 @ 8:42pm CDT
I just wanted to bounce this one out there. That "batwing" sure does have a lot of the visor qualities of a certain Dinobot out there. And the dynamic between the two would lend itself well to the potential for storytelling. How awesome would a Grimlock/Batman team be?

I know it isn't Prime in the Lantern Corps cool.....but I'd have still read every issue of this crossover if it were to become a reality.
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Posted by Lord Manhammer '74 on August 30th, 2012 @ 9:44pm CDT
In the words(paraphrased of course) of Nancy Kerrigan, "Whyyyyyyyy didn't this happen ? WWHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY ?" :BANG_HEAD: This looked like a lot love for both properties went into this by the artist. And would've really one upped DC's competition at the House of Ideas with the mess of their Transformers/Avengers crossover. I'm guessing that Hasbro might've been the one to nix it due to a conflict of interest over Mattel putting out DC's characters in toy form.

Also, looking at the portion of that artwork with resident DC badass, Aquaman :michaelbay:, fighting it out with the Piranhacon and SubMarauder. Makes me think of King Nir'Gil and the SubAtlanticans from Atlantis Arise, and how I'd love to see them again. Last we saw the Seacons was in the second INFESTATION crossover, they need make a return as well.
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Posted by RiddlerJ on August 30th, 2012 @ 10:44pm CDT
Catwoman vs Ravage. :sad:
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Posted by Supreme Convoy on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:58am CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:And while Batmech looks like an original design, is Wonder Woman's jet turning into Invisible-Swoop?


I thought it was a robotic looking Amazon warrior.

Now that you mention it, it does look like Swoop!
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Posted by Wheeljack35 on August 31st, 2012 @ 6:11am CDT
OMG this would of been awesome I would of loved to had seen this
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Posted by CBratetron on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:29am CDT
Orion Pax of Cybertron, you have the ability to overcome great fear.
Welcome to the Green Lantern Corps!
Re: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art (1415231)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:03am CDT
That image of a bots face is the Manhunter as a cybertronian. Also Unicron behind Megatron there.
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Posted by CBratetron on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:29am CDT
WarzoneBeta wrote:That image of a bots face is the Manhunter as a cybertronian.

Looks like Steel to me.
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Posted by paul053 on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:35am CDT
:shock: You know, I'm a big JLA fan. But this crossover doesn't excite me much. So what will power will Optimus Prime have? Oh yeah, I can fly!!!!! Decepticons, you loose.
Re: Unproduced JLA / Transformers Crossover Concept Art (1415660)
Posted by Chaoslock on September 1st, 2012 @ 4:25am CDT
I wonder, doesn't Optimus Prime allready have a certain Blue Lantern Battery?
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