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Fortess Maximus's IDW debut in yet un-named Spotlight

Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:05 pm

Simon Furman has once again updated his blog, this time concerning Subcon in Dublin. Furman has let slide another juicy tidbit of information:

I managed not to reveal the subject of the second (or three) Spotlights I’m currently writing for IDW, but did let slip that (within the covers of that same un-named Spotlight) a certain Fortress Maximus makes his full IDW debut (albeit in a supporting role).

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Postby Sentinel Pax » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:07 pm

Interesting.
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Postby tech348 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:08 pm

Wow
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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:13 pm

Furman likes his headmasters doesn't he?

I'm very interested in who everyone thinks that this Spotlight will be on... could it be Scorponok? Could it be another Autobot Headmaster (who is not yet a Headmaster)???
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:14 pm

Hopefuly his own!
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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:20 pm

Liege Evilmus wrote:Hopefuly his own!


You reckon Furman is throwing us a screwball by saying that Fort is only a backing player? :-?
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:28 pm

Nah, I don't give him that much credit.

I'm just a hoper who doesn't wanna see him get smacked around like Omega did!

Both Max and Omega are some of my favorite bots(I have a thing for the bases), and Furman has a thing for downgrading them.

I figured if Max got his own spot, he'd just be more likely to get the respect he deserves.

I could see it, Fort Max dusts off Omega, and calls for Metroplex as to help raise his spirits. They all head towards Furman's house, step on it and play catch using him for the ball!

That would be a great issue
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:58 pm

It's too bad Fort Max isn't getting his own Spotlight. However, we all know that the real Spotlight will be another Headmaster (Autobot or Decepticon) & Fort Max will be in any of the Devastation-forward arcs. The whole Sunstreaker thing paves way for a lot of Season 3 characters, maybe even Targetmasters & Powermasters.......though I'm not too keen on the latter......
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Postby Bass X0 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:10 pm

I'd like it to be Chromedome or someone (preferably Hardhead to explain where he came from in this continuity but it seems that only Optimus Prime gets a Spotlight after making a debut in the main series).
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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:21 pm

Bass X0 wrote:I'd like it to be Chromedome or someone (preferably Hardhead to explain where he came from in this continuity but it seems that only Optimus Prime gets a Spotlight after making a debut in the main series).


That an excellent point, Hardhead did kinda come out of nowhere to just arrive on Earth...
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Sentinel Pax wrote:Interesting.


It's not the word I'd use.
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Postby Mkall » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:15 am

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I think Fort Max is big enough to be his own main and support character :P

Can't wait to see what they do with the big guy
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Postby Orin_Thomas » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:50 am

and Furman has a thing for downgrading them

I dunno, Metroplex kicked a fair amount of buttock in that UK story where the Quintessons used Arcee as a trap to get the matrix out of Rodimus Prime. Hot Rod activated Metroplex and the quint invasion was wiped out very smartly.
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apologise. the one consist thing in the spotlight issuse's i've read, is that there are going to be some of the bots scrapping, so i woulda thought that it'd be with scorpanok!
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Well, I suppose it was inevitable news, and good news if he is done right.

At this point we have 3 headmasters in the universe...Scorponok, Nightbeat, and Hardhead.

Curiously enough, none if them appear to be headed to become the 'first' headmaster. That honor seems to be headed in the direction of Sunstreaker, but we don't know that yet. :-?
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Postby Leonardo » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:39 am

tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, I suppose it was inevitable news, and good news if he is done right.

At this point we have 3 headmasters in the universe...Scorponok, Nightbeat, and Hardhead.

Curiously enough, none if them appear to be headed to become the 'first' headmaster. That honor seems to be headed in the direction of Sunstreaker, but we don't know that yet. :-?


You have forgotten about Skullcruncher, who was in Stormbringer.

According to the VSD, Apeface is in Megatron: Origin as well, though I missed him.
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Postby Tigertrack » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:03 am

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Leonardo wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, I suppose it was inevitable news, and good news if he is done right.

At this point we have 3 headmasters in the universe...Scorponok, Nightbeat, and Hardhead.

Curiously enough, none if them appear to be headed to become the 'first' headmaster. That honor seems to be headed in the direction of Sunstreaker, but we don't know that yet. :-?


You have forgotten about Skullcruncher, who was in Stormbringer.

According to the VSD, Apeface is in Megatron: Origin as well, though I missed him.


True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.

I'm kind of hoping if it is not a Fort Max Spotlight that it is Chromedome, or Highbrow. They were always my favorites, although if you throw junior HMs in there, I would like Siren, or Minerva to be it.
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Postby Dogbite » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:12 pm

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I'm not a big fan "Pornmasters" or any variation thereof but do you think they'll be a Starscream spotlight?
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tigertracks 24 wrote:True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.


What exactly has Hardhead done that's considered "major"?
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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:38 pm

Darth Bombshell wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.


What exactly has Hardhead done that's considered "major"?


His name has been written in bold text?

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Postby Leonardo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:24 am

Dogbite wrote:I'm not a big fan "Pornmasters" or any variation thereof but do you think they'll be a Starscream spotlight?


"Pornmasters"? They probably will but I don't see it happening for a while. I think they'd rather explore characters that exist on the periphery of the main book.

Like Optimus Prime.
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Postby Tigertrack » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:44 am

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Darth Bombshell wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:True, I suppose, I was thinking of folks with major parts.


What exactly has Hardhead done that's considered "major"?


Well, he was featured on a cover for one thing. Been a part of battles, etc., etc.
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tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, he was featured on a cover for one thing. Been a part of battles, etc., etc.


So? Lots of characters have appeared on covers, some of them not actually ending up as part of the story. As for "been a part of battles", all he's really done of note was slag Astrotrain (and who hasn't done that), and get his skid plate handed to him by Megs.
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Postby Tigertrack » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:05 am

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Darth Bombshell wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Well, he was featured on a cover for one thing. Been a part of battles, etc., etc.


So? Lots of characters have appeared on covers, some of them not actually ending up as part of the story. As for "been a part of battles", all he's really done of note was slag Astrotrain (and who hasn't done that), and get his skid plate handed to him by Megs.


So you are telling me hasn't been more mainstream than someone who's been in the background of an issue? :???:
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Postby AxiomScion » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:53 pm

Orin_Thomas wrote:and Furman has a thing for downgrading them

I dunno, Metroplex kicked a fair amount of buttock in that UK story where the Quintessons used Arcee as a trap to get the matrix out of Rodimus Prime. Hot Rod activated Metroplex and the quint invasion was wiped out very smartly.
was fortmax comparable size to... Scorpinok?

Considering there toys matched up and Magnus is only a head shorter than Scorpinok in comic, the only foe I could see him go up against is a renamed... :-?

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