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What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:11 am

Does any other cover beat this one?

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I also really like this cover with its nice homage to DC

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And this is my favourite cover featuring Optimus Prime

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So what do you guys feel are the best comics covers of all time?
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Kurona » Fri May 19, 2017 10:54 am

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Not gonna say it's one of the best; but this is definitely one of my favourites that I simply couldn't leave this thread be without posting.

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I want that thing as a poster.

And of course, we can't forget the sheer insanity of this thing:

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Please tell me you're not putting that G2 cover on the list though... it's so bad and trying way too hard to be cool and edgy.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Va'al » Fri May 19, 2017 11:16 am

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william-james88 wrote:I also really like this cover with its nice homage to DC

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Dude, use our database images! :D

And that cover is an homage to Roche homaging Maguire (DC's Justice League), as Milne signed it.

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Which was then subsequently re-homaged by Roche (homaging Milne homaging Roche homaging Maguire).

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Personally, I am a very big fan of the artsier ones, like Veregge or Biggie. The propaganda ones from All Hail Megatron (and Last Stand of the Wreckers) were also really really nice. As was this one by Roche, for MTMTE 15.

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I think the IDW readership will also happily go for this one (All Hail Megatron #1) a lot, by Casey Coller and Josh Perez(after Brian Bolland's The Killing Joke).

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This one will always hold a place in my spark casing.
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But Sarah Stone in general, I mean..
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The ones that Sara Pitre Durocher is doing for TAAO are also truly exquisite. This one in particular, but the whole arc run is a very good lesson in composition and the affective effect of symmetry and its lack.

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Burn » Fri May 19, 2017 11:53 pm

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'nuff said.

Personally though, it's hard to pass up any of the original Marvel UK covers, there's so many stand outs (yes, I know, you damn kids and your IDW's won't understand)

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Kurona » Sat May 20, 2017 6:17 am

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They're cute Burn, but also pretty simple in their composition and such. One that caught my eye a lot more was this one...

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby ScottyP » Sun May 21, 2017 8:51 pm

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:looks through domains images are linked from:

:dies:

Not like the site you're already on doesn't have close to every cover, ever. Nope.
Nothing here at all.


Exasperation aside, if there's anything that really should be there covers wise that's not, do let me know and I'll get it there.


Aaaaaaaanyhow, this might be a little of an easy/safe choice, but Marvel 80:
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Burn » Sun May 21, 2017 9:02 pm

ScottyP wrote:Not like the site you're already on doesn't have close to every cover, ever. Nope.
Nothing here at all.

Get 'em higher on Google Images Search then. :-P
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Mon May 22, 2017 5:52 pm

ScottyP wrote::looks through domains images are linked from:

:dies:

Not like the site you're already on doesn't have close to every cover, ever. Nope.
Nothing here at all.


I checked it out, but its not easy to navigate when you dont know precisely which cover you are looking for. In a recent instant, I wanted to see that nick roche megatron cover for Lost Light, but since the covers are split into different links for the seperate issues, I had no clue how to find it since I didnt know what issue that was. So it was easier to look up "lost light megatron cover Nick Roche" on google.

And right now i am looking for the cover featuring Ravage by Jae Lee for TF vs GI Joe, but I have no clue which one it it since they are all seperated on our site.

It would be easier if there was a view to see all covers and you can filter them down if you want. Like the way the galleries work. I would type Lost Light and have all the lost light covers appear. Or type Gi Joe and have all the Gi Joe crossover stuff appear. The way it is now, you can only see the covers you want to see if you know exactly from what it is, down to the issue number.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby ScottyP » Mon May 22, 2017 6:56 pm

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^ There's a certain site owner that you should direct that kind of feedback to ;)

In the meantime I will lament all the time I keep spending on stuff no one uses as a resource ;_; I understand it but don't have to feel good about it.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Mon May 22, 2017 7:20 pm

ScottyP wrote:^ There's a certain site owner that you should direct that kind of feedback to ;)

Will do ;)^
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:40 pm

So I was going over the covers and found these awesome ones below. But before i get there, I wanted to say that this blurb from Scotty P makes me really want to read Stormbringer:

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(whats the original issue this cover is from?)

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(whats the original issue this cover is from?)

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:24 pm

Va'al wrote:Dude, use our database images! :D

Thats not easy to do when you arent given the option of copying the image URL. I asked the site owner and there is a workaround, but I wouldnt expect anyone who isnt told this to do that. I have recomended that we have that option so that other users can share our images with the least obstacles as possible ;)^

Also, by all means I encourage people to still answer this thread, but in the meantime any fellow staffer can check what I am up to ;)
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Va'al » Tue May 23, 2017 12:16 am

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Va'al wrote:Dude, use our database images! :D

Thats not easy to do when you arent given the option of copying the image URL. I asked the site owner and there is a workaround, but I wouldnt expect anyone who isnt told this to do that. I have recomended that we have that option so that other users can share our images with the least obstacles as possible ;)^


Right click, copy image URL.

On a phone, keep finger pressed on image, copy link to image.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Tue May 23, 2017 2:53 pm

Va'al wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Va'al wrote:Dude, use our database images! :D

Thats not easy to do when you arent given the option of copying the image URL. I asked the site owner and there is a workaround, but I wouldnt expect anyone who isnt told this to do that. I have recomended that we have that option so that other users can share our images with the least obstacles as possible ;)^


Right click, copy image URL.

Not possible.

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If I could I would not have wasted all your time with this.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Va'al » Tue May 23, 2017 2:58 pm

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Eh, I just View Source in those cases.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby ScottyP » Wed May 24, 2017 11:25 am

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Alternately, get thumbnail image source through right click and change "small" to "large" when adding link to forum post.

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu May 25, 2017 3:17 am

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I can't qualify if they're the "best" because that's a subjective term, but these are definitely some of my favorites:

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Va'al » Thu May 25, 2017 6:02 am

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Thu May 25, 2017 7:30 am

Rodimus Prime wrote:I can't qualify if they're the "best" because that's a subjective term, but these are definitely some of my favorites:
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This is an amazing cover!

Can anyone get back to me on what was the issue number for this issue in the US run?

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:42 am

Va'al wrote:I think the IDW readership will also happily go for this one (All Hail Megatron #1) a lot, by Casey Coller and Josh Perez.


Josh Perez or Josh Burcham?
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Va'al » Thu May 25, 2017 12:12 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Va'al wrote:I think the IDW readership will also happily go for this one (All Hail Megatron #1) a lot, by Casey Coller and Josh Perez.


Josh Perez or Josh Burcham?


Perez. Burcham has yet to officially collaborate (I think) with Coller. He tends to work with Perez and Joana Lafuente.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby william-james88 » Thu May 25, 2017 1:02 pm

Va'al wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Va'al wrote:I think the IDW readership will also happily go for this one (All Hail Megatron #1) a lot, by Casey Coller and Josh Perez.


Josh Perez or Josh Burcham?


Perez. Burcham has yet to officially collaborate (I think) with Coller. He tends to work with Perez and Joana Lafuente.

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Va'al » Thu May 25, 2017 1:29 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Va'al wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Va'al wrote:I think the IDW readership will also happily go for this one (All Hail Megatron #1) a lot, by Casey Coller and Josh Perez.


Josh Perez or Josh Burcham?


Perez. Burcham has yet to officially collaborate (I think) with Coller. He tends to work with Perez and Joana Lafuente.

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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Burn » Thu May 25, 2017 3:19 pm

william-james88 wrote:Can anyone get back to me on what was the issue number for this issue in the US run?

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Around issue 75.
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Re: What are the best Transformers Comics Covers of all time?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri May 26, 2017 5:44 am

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william-james88 wrote:Can anyone get back to me on what was the issue number for this issue in the US run?

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Around issue 75.
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