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TF WAR JOURNAL: "DUTY"

Postby Richter » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:31 pm

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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:35 pm

You know the Drill Richter!

Two Arielbots and two Protectobots..

Will they be facing off against some Stunticons and Combaticons perchance?
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Postby Richter » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:44 pm

i_amtrunks wrote:You know the Drill Richter!

Two Arielbots and two Protectobots..

Will they be facing off against some Stunticons and Combaticons perchance?

Thanks, Trunks. You must be as busy as I am :)

No Stunticons in this piece, but one Combaticon does have a quick cameo.

Actually, there really aren't very many Cons in this piece at all. This is very much told from the Autobots' perspectives.
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Postby robofeeney » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:49 pm

Nice, so the final one is Hotspot.
Sad that the teaser's done and over with, now we wait until the month is over for the story.
Guess it's worth it though, this looks like it'll be great!
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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:02 pm

Richter wrote:Thanks, Trunks. You must be as busy as I am :)

No Stunticons in this piece, but one Combaticon does have a quick cameo.

Actually, there really aren't very many Cons in this piece at all. This is very much told from the Autobots' perspectives.


Hey it's Monday morning and barely anyone came into the office this morning!

I'd love to see Swindle but he has featured already in Spotlight: Magnus.

So very few Decepticons= very very character driven, as in soul searching, flashback driven stories?
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Postby Richter » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:07 pm

i_amtrunks wrote:Hey it's Monday morning and barely anyone came into the office this morning!

I'd love to see Swindle but he has featured already in Spotlight: Magnus.

So very few Decepticons= very very character driven, as in soul searching, flashback driven stories?

Sounds like my day at work :)

No Swindle, for the reason you stated.

"very very character driven" is right!!!!

At least on flashback, but most of this focuses on how the individual deals with their respective role in the war, lots of tough decisions and actions they're not too happy with.
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Postby Tigertrack » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:11 pm

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Yeah! Loving some Hot Spot stuff! Very cool.
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Postby Duke of Luns » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:11 pm

Hot Spot, :lol: . Oh man, that's GREAT! I swear the shadow looked exactly like Silverbolt, great job artist, great job.

So wait, is this supposed to take place somewhere in IDW continuity?
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Postby Richter » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:18 pm

Duke of Luns wrote:Hot Spot, :lol: . Oh man, that's GREAT! I swear the shadow looked exactly like Silverbolt, great job artist, great job.

So wait, is this supposed to take place somewhere in IDW continuity?

Yeah, we had always planned on this taking place during infiltration / escalation / stormbringer. But as most people know, at least one of our main characters appears in the upcomming Spotlight: Blaster. So this may take place after that comic.
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Postby Bass X0 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:20 pm

I knew it was Hot Spot but I couldn't work out what pose he would be in by his silhouette.

I'll be interested in this. I hope this keeps the characters known personalities that we've come to know throughout the years.
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Postby Sherade » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:42 pm

I told you it was Silver..wait..it isn't?
Coulda fooled me.
The artist is a mean little trickster. :P
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Postby wordmongerer » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:56 pm

Bass X0 wrote:I knew it was Hot Spot but I couldn't work out what pose he would be in by his silhouette.

I'll be interested in this. I hope this keeps the characters known personalities that we've come to know throughout the years.


You'll definitely recognise them, although a few of them will be given some depth for the first time.
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Postby robofeeney » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:01 pm

So, do they have the combination ability or no? (In Dreamwave they did, in IDW, they woulddn't yet...) Would be interesting to see a Scramble-City mesh of the four, minus an arm (only this time he won't be wishing he had First Aid, but rather anyone!).
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:02 pm

Dam, I really thogh that last mystery bot was definately Silverbolt. Coulda fooled me. I wouldn't have guessed Hot Spot. And whose arm is that directly below the flag pole? It looks like Brawl's arm.....but I dunno.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:20 pm

robofeeney wrote:So, do they have the combination ability or no? (In Dreamwave they did, in IDW, they woulddn't yet...) Would be interesting to see a Scramble-City mesh of the four, minus an arm (only this time he won't be wishing he had First Aid, but rather anyone!).


I would say not, since this is meant to be in continuity with the IDW stories, where the only combination technology belongs to the Monsterbots, and even then it is severely stuffed up.
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Postby robofeeney » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:32 pm

Fair enough.
Wait, they've shown Hung-RR and them combining? Thought they were just referenced to?
Regardless, I figured there wouldn't be any sort of combining, was just a back-of-the-mind whim and wish.
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Postby Jeysie » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:34 pm

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Hmm. Newbie question (must find time to read more comics!): what is the status/origins of the various "combiner groups" in IDW continuity, then? Just squads that work together?
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Postby wordmongerer » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:43 pm

i_amtrunks wrote:
robofeeney wrote:So, do they have the combination ability or no? (In Dreamwave they did, in IDW, they woulddn't yet...) Would be interesting to see a Scramble-City mesh of the four, minus an arm (only this time he won't be wishing he had First Aid, but rather anyone!).


I would say not, since this is meant to be in continuity with the IDW stories, where the only combination technology belongs to the Monsterbots, and even then it is severely stuffed up.


Indeed. If combiners exist then everyone would combine. Unless there are consequences...

I should add that the full complement of both teams (plus more bots) appear in this story, although not all take centre stage.
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Postby robofeeney » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:48 pm

I should add that the full complement of both teams (plus more bots) appear in this story, although not all take centre stage.


That actually clears a lot up.
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Postby robofeeney » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:52 pm

Jeysie wrote:Hmm. Newbie question (must find time to read more comics!): what is the status/origins of the various "combiner groups" in IDW continuity, then? Just squads that work together?


If I recall correctly, some squads that become combiners aren't even a working group yet (Swindle operates seperate from the rest of the Combaticons if they even work together yet, his only appearance was in the Ultra Magnus Spotlight and it was as an illegal parts seller). So far I think the only confirmed groups working together are Hung-Rr's team (forget the subname, they become Abominus) and the Constructicons.
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Postby steve2275 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:06 pm

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Jeysie wrote:Hmm. Newbie question (must find time to read more comics!): what is the status/origins of the various "combiner groups" in IDW continuity, then? Just squads that work together?

So far I think the only confirmed groups working together are Hung-Rr's team (forget the subname, they become Abominus)

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Postby wordmongerer » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:06 pm

robofeeney wrote:
I should add that the full complement of both teams (plus more bots) appear in this story, although not all take centre stage.


That actually clears a lot up.


Happy to help. I should also say (as I'm not sure if it's been said before) that this will consist of 22 single page stories (mostly) which builds into one 22 page story. So in theory you can read most of the pages on their own and you will get a character story or together to form a comic. A true Mosaic if you will. Or a combiner...
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Postby waaaaghlord » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:16 am

robofeeney, you're overlooking the Technobots under Jetfire's command (Stormbringer, Spotlight: Optimus) and the Predacons (Megatron: Origin, Stormbringer).
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Postby Sabrblade » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:55 am

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Is that a toy-accurate head. It ain't show-accurate, that's for sure. The show one was light gray-blue, while this one's dark gray/black.
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Postby Saberspark model H. » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:17 am

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can somebody post a list of all the names of the bots up there.
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