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

Postby El Duque » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:51 pm

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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.


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

Postby Deadput » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:17 pm

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

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:33 pm

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Anybody else getting a sort of Barrage vibe from this guy?

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

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:15 pm

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Barrage or Brimstone. :-?
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Cover Revealed

Postby bluecatcinema » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:35 pm

I'm guessing that new guy's a Predacon.
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Cover Revealed

Postby TFIta369 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:56 pm

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Ratbat? :-?
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Cover Revealed

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:19 pm

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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 Artwork

Postby TFfan1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:59 pm

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
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:08 pm

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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.
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby TFfan1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:58 pm

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
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:57 pm

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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].
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:00 pm

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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
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:06 pm

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I don't spot any differences. What did he upgrade?
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:15 pm

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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... ;)
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:16 pm

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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.
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Postby Terrifying Wasp » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:20 am

Ummm...Waspinator?anyone?
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby Rushie » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:00 am

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I'm getting a Quickstrike vibe from that guy, though I wouldn't be surprised if it were a completely new character.
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:07 am

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Isn't that other dude a yellow version of the recently-revealed Predacon Lazerback (I think that's his name)?
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:17 am

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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 Artwork

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:09 am

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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.
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:17 am

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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.
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Re: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #3 Clean Cover Artwork

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:50 am

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