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Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld

Transformers News: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 11:08PM CDT

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SCOOP has revealed a convention exclusive cover for IDW Publishing's upcoming Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 drawn by none other than Rob Liefeld. Those of you who were collecting comics in the 90's will recognize the homage to Liefeld's The New Mutants #87 cover.

This exclusive convention variant will be available at Virginia Comicon, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd through 24th at the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond International Raceway, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222. Check out the cover below.

Convention guest Rob Liefeld, creator of Youngblood and Deadpool, has supplied a convention exclusive cover for IDW Publishing's Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1, and convention guest SL Gallant has illustrated a convention variant for G.I. Joe #196, which is written by Virginia Comicon guest Larry Hama.


Transformers News: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld

Transformers News: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld
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Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521622)
Posted by Super Megatron on October 3rd, 2013 @ 11:15pm CDT
His name is really "Optimus" - "Prime" is his title.
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521627)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 3rd, 2013 @ 11:42pm CDT
Nondescript background, hulking disproportioned body, generic grimacing faces, needlessly exaggerated eye twinkle, 90's "EXTREME" look...

Yep, that's one uber Liefeldian cover, alright. :P :roll:
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521631)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 4th, 2013 @ 12:12am CDT
Oh my god.


I must have this.
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521632)
Posted by Seibertron on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:06am CDT
I think this is an awesome comic book convention exclusive cover. I miss the good ol' days of the early 90s Marvel comics. Fun stuff back in the day.
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521633)
Posted by jindrak on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:12am CDT
I need this in my life!
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521639)
Posted by Metrosuplex on October 4th, 2013 @ 3:09am CDT
Wow. :shock: So generic! :BANG_HEAD:
Getting shots of the two together makes me want the New Mutants comic more. The TF "homage" feels uninspired and crappy - Liefeld can draw better than that! Wow... did he phone this one in or what? >:oP
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521646)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on October 4th, 2013 @ 5:32am CDT
I'm not a fan of the convention Dark Cybertron cover myself. Although it would be cool it Optimus became one of the most powerful telepaths with that flashing eye, like Cable :P
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521657)
Posted by MagnusLabel on October 4th, 2013 @ 6:44am CDT
Am I the only one who think of Heart of Darkness?
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521660)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 7:08am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:Wow. :shock: So generic! :BANG_HEAD:
Getting shots of the two together makes me want the New Mutants comic more. The TF "homage" feels uninspired and crappy - Liefeld can draw better than that! Wow... did he phone this one in or what? >:oP
So, in others, a typical Liefeld cover. :P

BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:I'm not a fan of the convention Dark Cybertron cover myself. Although it would be cool it Optimus became one of the most powerful telepaths with that flashing eye, like Cable :P
:shock: Houston, I think we have a reference!

Optimus w/ awful eye flash = Cable. :roll:
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521674)
Posted by Convotron on October 4th, 2013 @ 9:25am CDT
I am no fan of Rob Liefeld but I like this cover for the fact that it's an homage to 90s style comic book covers.

Who better to reference a Rob Liefeld cover than Rob Liefeld himself?
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521675)
Posted by 1984forever on October 4th, 2013 @ 9:27am CDT
Awesome 90s cover! As much as I love it, unfortunately I won't be getting it because...

1) It's not worth venturing into the South to get a copy

2) It's not worth ordering either. I'm pretty sure that they don't make physical copies of comic books anymore. Is this book even real?
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521700)
Posted by Bleak5170 on October 4th, 2013 @ 10:53am CDT
Only Liefeld would do a homage to himself. No wonder everyone hates this guy, (and his horrible art).
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521786)
Posted by President-prime on October 4th, 2013 @ 4:59pm CDT
I like Liefeld. I still have some of his comics from the 90s. But man, that cover looks awful. Makes Optimus looks scrawny like Bumblebee, and damn, that's bad
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521788)
Posted by President-prime on October 4th, 2013 @ 5:06pm CDT
Come on, if you're gonna do an exclusive, make sure it's good. Just because it's a popular artist doesn't mean you have to accept everything they do. A great swimmer may not be a great basketball player, although both are athletes. Being good at something in the same field doesn't make them good at everything in that field. Find Transformers or tech artists, not a popular human artist to draw tech or robots. Bad choice and bad exclusive!!
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1521854)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 11:27pm CDT
President-prime wrote:I like Liefeld. I still have some of his comics from the 90s. But man, that cover looks awful. Makes Optimus looks scrawny like Bumblebee, and damn, that's bad
Scrawny? Prime's drawn in the staple Liefleding oversized hulking body that's too muscular for him to even move. ;)

President-prime wrote:Come on, if you're gonna do an exclusive, make sure it's good. Just because it's a popular artist doesn't mean you have to accept everything they do. A great swimmer may not be a great basketball player, although both are athletes. Being good at something in the same field doesn't make them good at everything in that field. Find Transformers or tech artists, not a popular human artist to draw tech or robots. Bad choice and bad exclusive!!
People don't hire Rob Liefeld if they want good-looking art. Liefeld artwork equaling subpar artwork is kind of the meme of the guy.

If you're asking for Liefeld, you're asking for awkward artwork full of bad 90's EXTREMEness. :P
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1522062)
Posted by robotmel on October 6th, 2013 @ 4:27am CDT
:D
Did Rob Liefeld become the Pat Lee of his day?

Seeing those two Liefeld covers side by side really brings back all the was hyped and crazy in a carefree comic collecting industry, before it all fell down!

If this, along with the My Little Pony Micro Series #5 where both available to the U.K. for a reasonable price, then I would buy for sure! :lol:

I would love to see a Todd McFarlane homage to his own classics Spidey cover but with [insert favourite Transformer here]!

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Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1522071)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2013 @ 5:26am CDT
robotmel wrote::D
Did Rob Liefeld become the Pat Lee of his day?
Liefeld was Lee's inspiration. No joke. ;)
Re: Virginia Comicon Convention Exclusive Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 Cover by Rob Liefeld (1522074)
Posted by Va'al on October 6th, 2013 @ 5:37am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
robotmel wrote::D
Did Rob Liefeld become the Pat Lee of his day?
Liefeld was Lee's inspiration. No joke. ;)



Indirectly, also Mark Waid and Alex Ross' for Kingdom Come.
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