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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Kurona » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:50 am

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That is one mess of an issue blurb. Someone fell asleep at the keyboard.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:12 am

Kurona wrote:That is one mess of an issue blurb. Someone fell asleep at the keyboard.



Still better than most MTMTE and lost light blurbs that just try and be witty and uninformative
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IDW Optimus Prime #10 3-Page Preview and New Kei Zama Cover

Postby ScottyP » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:47 pm

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Via the usual avenue of iTunes, the three-page preview for Optimus Prime #10 has arrived. Along with the usual pages, the "A" cover for this issue has also been revealed at last. The cover by Kei Zama features Onyx Prime and Liege Maximo, two of the original Thirteen Primes, looking both menacing and mightily cool. The interior pages shown are also the familiar Kei Zama and Josh Burcham combo that readers of Optimus Prime are familiar with, however it should be noted the flashback story that Alpha Trion sets up below which will comprise the bulk of this issue is drawn and colored by another fantastic Transformers comics artist, Livio Ramondelli.

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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:43 pm

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That cover is fantastic!
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:05 pm

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I wish the inside was as nice looking as that cover. I think the colors are what's throwing me. It's personal preference but I prefer bolder colors.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby grimdragon2001 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:53 am

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Cover looks good, but is it just me or does the bigger one (who I'm guessing is Onyx Prime) bear a striking resemblance to Deathsaurus?
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:55 am

I miss Alpha Trion being douchey jack sparrow like. And no beard. I liked when it was just lines the evoked a beard.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:05 am

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grimdragon2001 wrote:Cover looks good, but is it just me or does the bigger one (who I'm guessing is Onyx Prime) bear a striking resemblance to Deathsaurus?
I'm guessing it's by design. Flame looks a great deal like Liege Maximo, Mistress of Flame has a strong resemblance to Solus, Nickel to Micronus, and here with Deathsaurus to Onyx. I think they're playing on the tribal split of either or both of the Knights of Cybertron and the Guiding Hand, with the implication that members of those groups fashioned their appearances based on a Prime.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Kurona » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:24 am

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And right now Nickel's allied with Deathsaurus; with Optimus and Alpha Trion being close together with ties to the Mistress of Flame. Something's afoot here...
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:02 pm

Or it's a coincidence. Seriously.


Hey he's blue, silver and he gold accents...OMG SOUNDWAVE HAS THOSE COLORS! Mind blown!

Liege Maximo is all green...SO ISMOVIE SKIDS! WHATS THE CONNECTION IDW!?!?!
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Kurona » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:42 pm

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He's also got a beast mode and his robot mode strikes a silhouette extremely similar to that, so it's really not just colours.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Overboat » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:43 pm

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grimdragon2001 wrote:Cover looks good, but is it just me or does the bigger one (who I'm guessing is Onyx Prime) bear a striking resemblance to Deathsaurus?

That's what i thought
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:22 am

I guarantee it's just colors.

Deathsaurus is a warborn cybertronian meaning he's more than likely constructed cold because no hotspots were ever found during the war which means he was born a decepticon. Onyx Prime is a prime and he's 9 million years old and he's being doing his own thing the entire time like making Titan masters and visiting colonies. We've seen him floating around preparing for his return Also it's the damn Aligned design for him. 4 legs and all.

Onyx Prime wants to wipe out all cybertornians and star over where as Deathsaurus cares deeply for his fellow cybertronians. There's no connection other than Burcham felt like coloring them similar. Their are only so many colors you can use especially since the aligned Primes are all one color.

Deathsaurus is Roberts character and he's not giving up him or Nickel. I know some people say Deathsaurus has a role because of a potential toy and he was a runner for Power of the Primes fan vote but so was Hound. Hound! Just because a toy gets made means nothing. Cyclonus got a toy in combiner Wars and had nothing to do with the comic event and look at Titans return's event. Four characters that actually had toys and only two of them were Titan masters while one was a mneumosurgeon and the other highjacked a Titan. IDW does what they want in their toy tie in events.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:36 am

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Randomhero wrote:I guarantee it's just colors.

Deathsaurus is a warborn cybertronian meaning he's more than likely constructed cold because no hotspots were ever found during the war which means he was born a decepticon. Onyx Prime is a prime and he's 9 million years old and he's being doing his own thing the entire time like making Titan masters and visiting colonies. We've seen him floating around preparing for his return Also it's the damn Aligned design for him. 4 legs and all.

Onyx Prime wants to wipe out all cybertornians and star over where as Deathsaurus cares deeply for his fellow cybertronians. There's no connection other than Burcham felt like coloring them similar. Their are only so many colors you can use especially since the aligned Primes are all one color.

Deathsaurus is Roberts character and he's not giving up him or Nickel. I know some people say Deathsaurus has a role because of a potential toy and he was a runner for Power of the Primes fan vote but so was Hound. Hound! Just because a toy gets made means nothing. Cyclonus got a toy in combiner Wars and had nothing to do with the comic event and look at Titans return's event. Four characters that actually had toys and only two of them were Titan masters while one was a mneumosurgeon and the other highjacked a Titan. IDW does what they want in their toy tie in events.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:47 pm

Because Im a realist. Fan theories are just that. Fan theories. And they're neve right.

It's like for the passed year I've been saying Slugslinger is the final titans return figure and everyone would gang up and say "NO HES NOT! WE STILL HAVETHE. REVEAL OF HIS WAVEMATES!" Well they revealed his wave this week or last and yeah it's a bunch of already released figures to fill up thatcase box. Yes there's an Arcee that's "suppose to be released post hascon" but I'll bet right now she and Magnus will be an online retailer figure like groove, slingshot and wild rider.

Anyway what I'm getting at is I'm not hating fun but I'm looking at all sides and I go with the explanation that makes most logic.

a cover with liege Maximo and onyx prime was made and josh was to color it and said "hey there's no real pictures of onyx prime, what colors should I use for him?" And I guarantee john or Guzman said "go ahead and get creative" or "livio colored him blue with gold accents so go with that"

Or there's even this idea: the colorist screwed up. Heres onyx prime from the annual

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It's possible Burcham just screwed up and didn't realize that was Onyx Prime and thought it was Deathsaurus or he didn't realize onyx prime had shown up already and just went with whatever he wanted.

That has happened. Perez thought the Necrotitan was metrotitan and kept coloring him like that all throughout Dark Cybertron instead coloring him properly.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Daniel Adkins » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:31 pm

Burcham has said that he colored the cover based on Ramondelli's interiors. https://twitter.com/jcburcham/status/898314173091782656
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:26 am

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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:37 am

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Randomhero wrote:Because Im a realist. Fan theories are just that. Fan theories. And they're neve right.
Like when I said two years ago that IDW was going to go there with Unicron. ;)

I snipped out the rest of your post but it had very fair points and was a good read!
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IDW RiD/OP Soundwave concept art by Andrew Griffith

Postby Kurona » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:17 pm

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A cute little bit of news for fans of IDW's designs today -- artist Andrew Griffith today tweeted some concept art for Soundwave as he appeared in Robots in Diguise - later simply rechristened 'Transformers' - and as he currently appears in the Optimus Prime comic. Specifically, this concept art concerns Soundwave's new alternate mode as a communications truck, and shows how Griffith envisioned Rumble and Frenzy in their new bike forms deploying for him. In another tweet, Griffith also specifies the type of truck Soundwave is supposed to be -- a three-axle communications-heavy Stryker vehicle! Check out the design below and tell us what you think in the forums!

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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:58 pm

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I really like this and I think it would be a cool option for him if there were ever a series where the Decepticons are only military vehicles...cause you know Decepticons and all.


Or maybe just a military Transformers spinoff where all the Transformers are a military vehicle of some type...not necessarily all of them being vehicles with guns but just vehicles used by the military in general.

Also it's pretty clever on how Soundwave's deployment gimmick works here.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Decepticon Stryker » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:34 pm

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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:44 pm

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Decepticon Stryker wrote:Looks like this inspired the design for that upcoming activity book.
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That just looks like a regular SUV like Animated Soundwave and some other versions of him are.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Targetmaster Kup » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:42 pm

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Here's a larger preview of Optimus Prime #10: https://www.newsarama.com/36121-in-memo ... eview.html
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Targetmaster Kup » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:46 pm

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Nik Hero wrote:Here's a larger preview of Optimus Prime #10: https://www.newsarama.com/36121-in-memo ... eview.html


Warning: There are big spoilers to Galvatron's origin in that preview!
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