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Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:09 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
ZeroWolf wrote:Who says the enigma wasn't created by scientists? Besides this could be an edict to help simplify the mythos, same saying all tfs had sparks, which was a concept that beast wars introduced and carried forward to this day.



Except that makes it more convoluted. Instead of a play on Frankenstein's Monster, we potentially have scientists creating a gizmo to create Frankenstein's Monster. Which is stupid. Strike two, would be the fact that Sixshot exists in universe, already. When you have one extremely powerful Multi-Former that can do six things, what is the point of having Gestalt technology at all?

That is why it is never a good idea to add Multi-Formers into a universe too early. They are an end product. A technological advancement beyond Gestalt. Hopefully they make them a bit more special (and durable) in the new continuity.

The Spark thing does make me laugh when people try to retroactively place it into G1. There are so many inconsistencies you really can't IE the Optimus Prime Floppy Disc.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:12 am
by Glarryg
I'm intrigued by the mention of Glyph; makes me wonder if WFC's Bumblebee figure (whenever and whatever it'll be) will have a Glyph retool (i.e. an actual mass-released Glyph toy).

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Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:24 pm
by Cyberstrike
I don't care about the Constructicons/Devastator and the Combaticons/Bruticus. I don't care about their origins if they were created by the Enigma of Combination, Omega Supreme, Starscream, Vector Sigma, a group of mad scientists, or something else.

I don't care about the Constructicons/Devastator and the Combaticons/Bruticus because IMHO they're all overused to a sickening degree and they all are boring as hell to me. If this series was about the Stunticons, Predacons, Seacons, Terrorcons, Dinoforce/Pretender Monsters, or even one of the Autobot teams like the Areialbots, Protectobots, Technobots, or the Trainbots, then I would be willing to give this series a chance.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:41 pm
by Stargrave
Mixmaster's profile posted from the IDW Twitter :-D
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IDW Transformers Galaxies Constructicons Rising Profile Tech Specs for Mixmaster and Scrapper

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:22 pm
by Stargrave
Thanks to a few new posts to IDW's Twitter we have two new Constructicon profiles for you to enjoy. This round gives us the master at the turn tables and the chemistry lab, the Mixmaster, and the man with the plan, the chief engineer who the rest of the team fears, Scrapper! These profile cards are very much in the vein of the classic tech spec file cards that came with all the G1 bots that gave each character a distinct personality and power rating. These are definitely a fun lead up to the Transformers: Galaxies series debuting next month. Galaxies is written by Tyler Bleszinski with art duties handled by longtime Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli.

Enjoy the views and be sure to share your favorite Constructicon and Devastator memories with us in the forum. As always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
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IDW Transformers Galaxies All Constructicon Tech Specs Posted

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:17 am
by Stargrave
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Thanks to Twitter posts from IDW, series writer Tyler Bleszinski, and series artist Livio Ramondelli we have the tech spec profiles for all the new IDW Constructicons! These give some awesome flavor and backstory to these great characters who have been staples of the franchise for 35 years. Enjoy reading up on the bot with the plan Scrapper, the new and insecure (yet utterly valuable) Scavenger, the lofty Hook, stalwart and powerful Long Haul, the chemical genius Mixmaster, and the probably insane Bonecrusher.

The first issue of Transformers: Galaxies: Constructicons Rising is scheduled to ship this month! Be sure to pre-order your issue as soon as possible at your local comic shop. Pre-ordering is a huge help to the title and ensures you'll get your copy as soon as possible. You can find your local comic shop by going to comicshoplocator.com.

Do you love these G1 style tech specs? Publishers such as Marvel and DC have in the past gathered up character profiles in single special editions or even series of issues. Would you enjoy seeing something like this for all the new IDW Transformers characters to get caught up? Do you prefer learning about characters as stories unfold in the regular titles? Are you crazy excited about Transformers: Galaxies: Constructicons rising? Sound off in the forum and be sure to stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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IDW Transformers Galaxies Constructicons Rising Issue 1 Full Preview

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:11 pm
by Stargrave
Thanks to a new article posted today to CBR.com we have a full preview for the exciting new chapter in the new IDW Transformers universe, Transformers Galaxies #1 by writer Tyler Bleszinski and artist Livio Ramondelli!

Here we get the introduction to "Constructicons Rising" and get an idea of how our favorite goons in green fit into the rest of the ongoing story. Enjoy the previews below and make sure to hit up your local comic book shop for a pre order for this title which ships in just a few weeks on September 25th.

If you don't know where your local comic shop is you can find one here at comicshoplocator.com.

Here's the rundown from the listing:
"Cover A: Livio Ramondelli
Tyler Bleszinski (w), Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
Cybertron, a planet of vast beauty and extraordinary cities, wasn’t always so perfect. After the War Against the Threefold Spark, Cybertron was decimated, and new bots—the Constructicons—emerged to help rebuild it grander and more amazing than ever before. But where are these bots now? Why have they been erased from Cybertron’s history? And what are they planning to do about it? Find out in “Constructicons Rising,” Part One!
Written by one of the founders of Vox Media, Tyler Bleszinski!
An all-new series set in-universe, exploring the many characters and ideas in the Transformers galaxy!
A spotlight on the Constructicons and their ultimate destructive form—Devastator!
The bold new era continues!
Exploring the Transformers universe beyond Cybertron!
FC | 32 pages | $3.99"

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Re: IDW Transformers Galaxies Constructicons Rising Issue 1 Full Preview

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:22 am
by william-james88
Stargrave wrote:
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This page shows everything I hate about Livio Ramondelli. It's not the art style, it's the terrible use of storytelling. You either get a very far away shot or a shot that's way too up close and hat last panel gives you an angle of their back, filled in shadow, instead of their front. While there is no way to confirm, this really feels to me like this approach is to draw as little as possible. I get doing shortcuts here and there but this is a page full of them and it really hurts the reading experience when the whole point of a comic is the added visuals to the storytelling.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am
by Stargrave
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Re: IDW Transformers Galaxies Constructicons Rising Issue 1 Full Preview

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
william-james88 wrote:This page shows everything I hate about Livio Ramondelli. It's not the art style, it's the terrible use of storytelling. You either get a very far away shot or a shot that's way too up close and hat last panel gives you an angle of their back, filled in shadow, instead of their front. While there is no way to confirm, this really feels to me like this approach is to draw as little as possible. I get doing shortcuts here and there but this is a page full of them and it really hurts the reading experience when the whole point of a comic is the added visuals to the storytelling.


Agreed. Visual narrative is my thing and his is always.. off, from what it should be. I struggled to even finish the Primacy Trilogy because of it.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:49 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Damn, I am really liking how Galaxies is looking, I'm excited for it!

Re: IDW Transformers Galaxies Constructicons Rising Issue 1 Full Preview

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:56 am
by ScottyP
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:This page shows everything I hate about Livio Ramondelli. It's not the art style, it's the terrible use of storytelling. You either get a very far away shot or a shot that's way too up close and hat last panel gives you an angle of their back, filled in shadow, instead of their front. While there is no way to confirm, this really feels to me like this approach is to draw as little as possible. I get doing shortcuts here and there but this is a page full of them and it really hurts the reading experience when the whole point of a comic is the added visuals to the storytelling.


Agreed. Visual narrative is my thing and his is always.. off, from what it should be. I struggled to even finish the Primacy Trilogy because of it.
I really enjoy his sense of scale and readily find a sense of motion in the work. I can see Wheeljack snapping back with that glare or on page 3's bottom panel it feels like those big vehicles are really coming at me. His work in Redemption with the Mad Max homage story was super awesome to me with the action scenes flowing at a cinematic-like pace in my head. There's a panel in Salvation (I think) with Typticon ravaging Iacon some distance away with Swoop or Starscream, I forget, flying from the foreground in that direction and it's just :x

Taste in art is subjective of course, but personally I like his style for the stories he gets put on.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 am
by sol magnus
When does this thing hit?

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:32 pm
by ScottyP
sol magnus wrote:When does this thing hit?
9/25. Pending any shipping delays that date should hold, the first issue is done.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:52 pm
by sol magnus
ScottyP wrote:
sol magnus wrote:When does this thing hit?
9/25. Pending any shipping delays that date should hold, the first issue is done.

Cool. I think we can all use some universe-building.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:46 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
sol magnus wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
sol magnus wrote:When does this thing hit?
9/25. Pending any shipping delays that date should hold, the first issue is done.

Cool. I think we can all use some universe-building.

Agreed

Apple Books Preview Three Page Preview for IDW Transformers Issue 12

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:20 pm
by Stargrave
Just in from Apple books preview is a three page preview for IDW's Transformers issue #12! Here we get some insight to this incarnation of fan favorite Nautica, both from her internal narrative and an interaction with Starscream. Here's the description from Apple:

Transformers #12
Brian Ruckley & Sara Pitre-Durocher

Pre-Order
Expected Sep 18, 2019
$3.99
"Out in the vast galaxy, Cybertronian explorers encounter all manner of beings—some friendly and some in stern opposition to Cybertronian expansion. When relations start to crumble and violence is threatened, there’s only one bot to turn to—Nautica, head of xeno-relations."

Are you one of the Nauticons out there who are excited to see her return? Are you a fan of the new line art by artist Sara Pitre-Durocher? Enjoy the preview and let us know your thoughts in the forum, and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:01 pm
by Stormshot_Prime
Dare I say things are finally getting more interesting?

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:24 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
I'm just disappointed by the fact that the Sentinel prime showing up in 10 and wanting to bust some heads is still largely ignored.

i am all down for Nautica considering she is my favorite girl, but I want some more plot too. Hopefully her story is a good one

Andrew Griffith Cover for IDW Transformers #12 Revealed

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:49 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Thanks to IDW artist Andrew Griffith, we have a glimpse at one of the alternate covers for the upcoming IDW Transformers #12. The cover, which was done by Griffith, features Nautica in her favorite element: the deep sea, and very clearly enjoying herself.

Issue 12 of the IDW Transformers ongoing is set to be released within the next 2 weeks, and will star Nautica, marking her as another IDW 2005 original character that crosses over and plays some sort of major role in the new series.

You can check out the cover by Griffith below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!

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Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:44 am
by ScottyP
Big day for comics tomorrow. Death's Head 3, Aero 3 and House of X 4, gonna be a fun day. Wish there were good robot comics to mention.

Full Preview for Issue 12 of IDW's Transformers Featuring Nautica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:43 am
by Stargrave
Arriving in comic shops today is issue 12 of the ongoing IDW Transformers title and thanks to Graphic Policy we have the full preview. In this issue we see the introduction of long time fan favorite Nautica, seen here as a xeno-relations expert. Not sold yet? Enjoy the full preview below and see if it motivates you to get out to your local comic shop to get your issue today. You'll have your choice of covers too with cover A by the awesome Alex Milne, cover B by the amazing Andrew Griffith with colors by titanic Thomas Deer, and the retailer incentive cover by jamming Jeffrey Veregge.

Share your thoughts in the forum and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

Here's the summary from Graphic's Policy:
"Out in the vast galaxy, Cybertronian explorers encounter all manner of beings—some friendly and some in stern opposition to Cybertronian expansion. When relations start to crumble and violence is threatened, there’s only one bot to turn to—Nautica, head of xeno-relations."
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Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:31 am
by Ironhidensh
ScottyP wrote:Big day for comics tomorrow. Death's Head 3, Aero 3 and House of X 4, gonna be a fun day. Wish there were good robot comics to mention.

Actually, it was House of X #5, and it was a doosey.

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:51 am
by Stargrave
12 issue, 12 months.

Year in a snapshot gang what do you think of this first maxi-chapter of the new Transformers?

Where do you see the series going from here?

Re: IDW Transformers Version 2.0 "A Bold New Era" Ongoing Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:14 am
by ZeroWolf
Stargrave wrote:12 issue, 12 months.

Year in a snapshot gang what do you think of this first maxi-chapter of the new Transformers?

Where do you see the series going from here?

Thats not entirely accurate as the series debuted in March ;) this time last year the Unicron miniseries was lurching to its conclusion and we wondered how Lost Light was going to tie into things but we only had one issue left... And we were kept waiting on the last Optimus Prime issue.