IDW Previews: Spotlight Ramjet

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IDW Previews: Spotlight Ramjet

Postby i_amtrunks » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:52 pm

<a href="http://www.idwpublishing.com" target="_blank">IDW Publishing</a> have updated their <a href="http://www.idwpublishing.com/newreleases2.shtml" target="_blank">New Releases</a> page with both Covers and a finished 5 page preview of Spotlight: Ramjet (Due in stores on the 7th of November).

While we have had the "A" cover, and the unfinished 5 page preview, we have not yet before seen the "B" cover, which gives away some hints about other characters to appear in this Spotlight:
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Postby xxaMaxx » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:03 pm

Wow, that's a very G1 cartoon Megatron. I like it.
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Postby jazzrules » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:19 pm

Looking good. Didn't realise it comes out this week. I now have a reason to look forward to the weekend rather than wishing I could reverse time **curse university deadlines**
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Postby --B-- » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:51 pm

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I've missed a lot of comics, but what the heck are those things at the bottom of the page?

They look like some kind of practice robot or drone, with target's for faces?

WTF???
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Postby jazzrules » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:58 pm

Yeah, they look like the drone Hot Rod practices his fighting skills in the '86 movie.
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Postby Dr. Caelus » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:59 pm

So, Ramjet's eloquent and may be a strategic genius? Seems kind of antithetical to his headfirst approach to combat...
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Postby i_amtrunks » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:07 pm

--B-- wrote:I've missed a lot of comics, but what the heck are those things at the bottom of the page?

They look like some kind of practice robot or drone, with target's for faces?

WTF???


I'm thinking they might just be part of "the big picture" he was ranting to Skywarp about.

As the page slowly loaded, I first thought we may have been seeing Octopunch's first appearance! :shock: :lol:

And isn't Skywarp a dim-witted soldier who needs constant supervision? Why is Ramjet trusting him?
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Postby Cyber-Kun » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:34 pm

How come Skywarp is in traditional G1 style instead of the IDW style? Is it just the variant cover?
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Postby Bass X0 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:16 pm

Its a variant - the characters inside don't look like they do on that cover.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:47 pm

B covers pretty week, still it looks like they lifted that Megatron right out of the toon, so thats good.

The dynamics are there, it just needs some detail!
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Postby Bass X0 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:51 pm

its hardly weak and it doesn't need anymore detail. its perfect as it is.
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Postby dragons » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:35 pm

nice cover very cartoon like i like covers that have kind of style of art work
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Postby nexisconvoy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:04 pm

He looks very cool like that and like the cartoon verson also
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Postby 1337W422102 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:09 pm

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Both of Ramjet's knees are different and he's missing his cockpit's canopy. This really IS a G1 cartoon cover, animation errors and everything! (just kidding and being a jerk. I really like this one. I'm curious about those dudes at the bottom...)
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Postby Judge Deliberata » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:27 pm

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As others have stated, that's an awesome alt cover. Megs looks incredible.

And...dust' mine eyes deceive me? Skywarp having some manner of plot importance? It's gotta be my birthday! I'm loving this!
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:25 am

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Is that a reference to the Toilet Paper Adventures I see on page 2? I was under the assumption that we wouldn't be seeing anything of the sort.

Then again, I was told that by someone who works at IDW. And why should I believe anything they say? :roll:
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Postby Leonardo » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:29 am

Interesting. Not a lot happening given that this is almost a quarter of a book but hopefully the plot will shift a gear during this spotlight.

I'm kind of glad that Moore used the word 'crap' instead of 'slag' or some equivalent.

I'm not sure why Skywarp says, "You weren't on Earth then," when Ramjet would probably already know that. Even if Ramjet didn't know when Starscream had been put out of commission, why does he need to know when?

I like the art a lot.
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Postby Tekka » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:35 am

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I'm loving that Skywarp on the variant cover, I think I'll make an icon out of it. More Skywarp please, let's make him an exceptional character. :D
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Postby Stormrider » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:52 am

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I would like to see a preview of Ramjet smashing through a building. :D
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Postby Marty Rocket » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:22 am

Like a lot of you, I like the cover a lot. It's too bad that they couldn't make a variant of one of the spotlight issues where the entire art is based from the original cartoon. That'd be pretty cool.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:13 am

1337W422102 wrote:Both of Ramjet's knees are different and he's missing his cockpit's canopy. This really IS a G1 cartoon cover, animation errors and everything! (just kidding and being a jerk. I really like this one. I'm curious about those dudes at the bottom...)
his canopy is there and the knee error is actually a perspective thing(one knee is directly facing us while the other is uptilted so you can't see the gold detail)
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Postby Bass X0 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:20 pm

no. he's talking about the trapezium detailing on his left knee that isn't shown on his right.

compare what is shown of his left knee to his right.
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Postby Hans » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:18 pm

Bass X0 wrote:no. he's talking about the trapezium detailing on his left knee that isn't shown on his right.

compare what is shown of his left knee to his right.


Grimlockprime is right, the gold detailing on the left knee can't be seen due to the angle. Check the image again, more specifically the inside of the left knee. There are no errors in the image.

So who did this cover? Considering the cartoon-like artwork, I'd say... Guido Guidi??
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Postby Bass X0 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:10 am

i was talking about the lower half of the front of his knees.

his right knee has two vertical lines meeting at a horizontal line. its different on his left knee.
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