Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown

Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 10:22pm CDT

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In a couple of tweets from Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye artist Alex Milne gives us additional looks at Thunderclash's ship the Vis Vitalis and Countdown. Both will be featured in the upcoming Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #41 comic which if you missed the preview, it can be seen here.

Transformers News: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown

Transformers News: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown

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Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685320)
Posted by Deadput on May 13th, 2015 @ 11:10pm CDT
Lol at the fact that Countdown is introduced and killed on the same page just wow.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685325)
Posted by Grahf_ on May 13th, 2015 @ 11:18pm CDT
That ship reminds me of a combination of the Yggdrasil IV from Xenogears, the Ptolemaios from Gundam 00 and the SDF1 from Robotech.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685361)
Posted by Wolfguard on May 14th, 2015 @ 2:00am CDT
"I want that ship, not excuses."

I would totally buy this if they sold it for WST.


:BOT:
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685380)
Posted by durroth on May 14th, 2015 @ 4:46am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Lol at the fact that Countdown is introduced and killed on the same page just wow.
Lets be fair, it's not shown what happens, just implied. We have no proof that was... :-? ... :saint: ... 8) the final Countdown 8)
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685409)
Posted by MrBlack on May 14th, 2015 @ 6:57am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Great googly moogly were being invaded.





Nothing wrong with females just weird to me how they just suddenly show up in doves.

:roll:

"Eww, girls are icky! Keep them out of my fightin' robot comics!"
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685412)
Posted by MrBlack on May 14th, 2015 @ 7:02am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Why are people getting so emotional over a character with almost zero history and appeared very little in one issue?

Oooooooooooh right. He's being written by James Roberts. Apparently that's all that's needed.




Cause Thunderclash is love Thunderclash is life?




But in all seriousness Thunderclash had quite a bit of history even if he has only appeared in one issue other characters talk about Thunderclash enough to have some history.




And that James Roberts comment was just rude we the readers are not that bias.


It's true though. The preview of 39 with the introduction of Nickel before the issue came out and people just gushed over her. All she did was nag in the preview and the boards were screaming "SO CUTE! "NEW FAV CHARACTER!" "I LOVE NICKEL!" Cmon, if she had shown up in any other book she wouldn't get that much praise. D.O.C. showed in in a preview of RID with Jetfire and no one cared. That can even be said for the DJD in general. Characterless, over powered empty shells yet people scratch and claw over them praying for hasbro or third parties to make toys all because they're in mtmte and are Roberts babies.

If roberts introduces a twig and has tailgate snap it, tumblr will cry out and start dissecting the signifigance and deep meaning of what the twig meant.

In all fairness to John Barber, James Roberts did a far better job in making Nickel an interesting character in a few pages than Barber has done in all of D.O.C.'s appearances. Same for the DJD, or at least Tarn: Roberts made him a compelling character.

There is a reason people like James Roberts, even if you don't see it.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685418)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 14th, 2015 @ 7:44am CDT
Va'al wrote:We've seen the Alex Milne cover for the 41st issue of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye from IDW Publishing - how about we look at what's inside, too? Courtesy of Mariel Romero's screenshooting, we have a glimpse at the first three pages via iTunes. Check them out mirrored below - but be warned, there may be spoilers for the issue!

“Dear RODIMUS and crew… It’s my funeral tomorrow and I’d love it if you could all be there. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P.—THUNDERCLASH”


Image

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Brainstorm is back? I thought he was like arrested or something for trying to change history?
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685420)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on May 14th, 2015 @ 7:51am CDT
Oh goodness, this is a bit absurd. Not the Bots, the reactions.

I don't understand why boys have such a knee jerk reaction to girls in the TF world. We're not going to give you cooties (or cyber cooties in the case of the Bots)

As long as they aren't GiggleBots I'll be happy. I'd like more strong female characters (our girls need to grow up knowing it's okay to not like MLP and instead like giant alien robots, and be able to identify with the characters, just please refrain from airhead dimwits, Mr Roberts, I have faith you can write a good solid female character...)

I'd like to see more female oriented Cons... besides the angry bitch stereotypes (we can evil without being unexplainably angry and b****y)


Not a fan of the fire hair...
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685428)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 14th, 2015 @ 8:14am CDT
ctrlFrequency wrote:Oh goodness, this is a bit absurd. Not the Bots, the reactions.

I don't understand why boys have such a knee jerk reaction to girls in the TF world. We're not going to give you cooties (or cyber cooties in the case of the Bots)

As long as they aren't GiggleBots I'll be happy. I'd like more strong female characters (our girls need to grow up knowing it's okay to not like MLP and instead like giant alien robots, and be able to identify with the characters, just please refrain from airhead dimwits, Mr Roberts, I have faith you can write a good solid female character...)

I'd like to see more female oriented Cons... besides the angry **** stereotypes (we can evil without being unexplainably angry and b****y)


Not a fan of the fire hair...


Missing the point entirely.

Females have been established to be a rarity on cybertron. Yes, there used to be lots but they left with the other colonies.

My point is not that there are females, my point is that it's established that they are being reintroduced to cybertronian civilization. To suddenly have female characters appear along side cybertronians as if they were always there is the problem. Fire star should be someone who just signed on. Not someone very familiar with Thunderclash and his generals. I mean it's possible, but it seems unlikely that we wouldn't see her before now, given their rarity.

Again, not about them being girls, but rather sticking with continuity. Roberts probably has it taken care of, he's good with that.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685440)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on May 14th, 2015 @ 9:00am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
ctrlFrequency wrote:Oh goodness, this is a bit absurd. Not the Bots, the reactions.

I don't understand why boys have such a knee jerk reaction to girls in the TF world. We're not going to give you cooties (or cyber cooties in the case of the Bots)

As long as they aren't GiggleBots I'll be happy. I'd like more strong female characters (our girls need to grow up knowing it's okay to not like MLP and instead like giant alien robots, and be able to identify with the characters, just please refrain from airhead dimwits, Mr Roberts, I have faith you can write a good solid female character...)

I'd like to see more female oriented Cons... besides the angry **** stereotypes (we can evil without being unexplainably angry and b****y)


Not a fan of the fire hair...


Missing the point entirely.

Females have been established to be a rarity on cybertron. Yes, there used to be lots but they left with the other colonies.

My point is not that there are females, my point is that it's established that they are being reintroduced to cybertronian civilization. To suddenly have female characters appear along side cybertronians as if they were always there is the problem. Fire star should be someone who just signed on. Not someone very familiar with Thunderclash and his generals. I mean it's possible, but it seems unlikely that we wouldn't see her before now, given their rarity.

Again, not about them being girls, but rather sticking with continuity. Roberts probably has it taken care of, he's good with that.


Actually, I get your point completely.

But Windblade, Chromia, and Nautica established that Thunderclash had contact with female bots, so the appearance of more when coming into contact with Thunderclash isn't a far stretch.

I'm not sold on the Sea of Rust girl combiner team, though that one is easy to explain away, but connecting the dots with the space ship faring, planet hopping, Bot is pretty simple.

Now if all the sudden chick's were popping up hanging on Rodimus' arm on the Lost Light, that would be a WTF? NO! Moment
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685522)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 14th, 2015 @ 12:10pm CDT
ctrlFrequency wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:
ctrlFrequency wrote:Oh goodness, this is a bit absurd. Not the Bots, the reactions.

I don't understand why boys have such a knee jerk reaction to girls in the TF world. We're not going to give you cooties (or cyber cooties in the case of the Bots)

As long as they aren't GiggleBots I'll be happy. I'd like more strong female characters (our girls need to grow up knowing it's okay to not like MLP and instead like giant alien robots, and be able to identify with the characters, just please refrain from airhead dimwits, Mr Roberts, I have faith you can write a good solid female character...)

I'd like to see more female oriented Cons... besides the angry **** stereotypes (we can evil without being unexplainably angry and b****y)


Not a fan of the fire hair...


Missing the point entirely.

Females have been established to be a rarity on cybertron. Yes, there used to be lots but they left with the other colonies.

My point is not that there are females, my point is that it's established that they are being reintroduced to cybertronian civilization. To suddenly have female characters appear along side cybertronians as if they were always there is the problem. Fire star should be someone who just signed on. Not someone very familiar with Thunderclash and his generals. I mean it's possible, but it seems unlikely that we wouldn't see her before now, given their rarity.

Again, not about them being girls, but rather sticking with continuity. Roberts probably has it taken care of, he's good with that.


Actually, I get your point completely.

But Windblade, Chromia, and Nautica established that Thunderclash had contact with female bots, so the appearance of more when coming into contact with Thunderclash isn't a far stretch.

I'm not sold on the Sea of Rust girl combiner team, though that one is easy to explain away, but connecting the dots with the space ship faring, planet hopping, Bot is pretty simple.

Now if all the sudden chick's were popping up hanging on Rodimus' arm on the Lost Light, that would be a WTF? NO! Moment


Ok, now that you mention it I do remember that. That's really my only issue with it so I withdraw my criticism. I'm actually happy we are seeing more female characters and if fire star didn't have that stupid fire hair I'd think she was a great design.

An
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685536)
Posted by ScottyP on May 14th, 2015 @ 12:32pm CDT
I'm diggin' the fire "hair". I think it's a super creative design and helps set Firestar apart, design-wise, from being too "girl-Rodimus" or "Rodimus Colored Arcee" in appearance.

Also, I just love the update to Countdown's look. He was definitely one of my favorite self-defined toy characters as a kid, although I have this fear he's going to get super-murdered rather quickly. Actually, I have that fear for almost every character introduced in this book :lol:
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685588)
Posted by Syn_13 on May 14th, 2015 @ 2:08pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
ctrlFrequency wrote:Oh goodness, this is a bit absurd. Not the Bots, the reactions.

I don't understand why boys have such a knee jerk reaction to girls in the TF world. We're not going to give you cooties (or cyber cooties in the case of the Bots)

As long as they aren't GiggleBots I'll be happy. I'd like more strong female characters (our girls need to grow up knowing it's okay to not like MLP and instead like giant alien robots, and be able to identify with the characters, just please refrain from airhead dimwits, Mr Roberts, I have faith you can write a good solid female character...)

I'd like to see more female oriented Cons... besides the angry **** stereotypes (we can evil without being unexplainably angry and b****y)


Not a fan of the fire hair...


Missing the point entirely.

Females have been established to be a rarity on cybertron. Yes, there used to be lots but they left with the other colonies.

My point is not that there are females, my point is that it's established that they are being reintroduced to cybertronian civilization. To suddenly have female characters appear along side cybertronians as if they were always there is the problem. Fire star should be someone who just signed on. Not someone very familiar with Thunderclash and his generals. I mean it's possible, but it seems unlikely that we wouldn't see her before now, given their rarity.

Again, not about them being girls, but rather sticking with continuity. Roberts probably has it taken care of, he's good with that.


I'm not exactly getting the impression that Firestar has been around the whole time, from reading this panel. It doesn't suggest anywhere that Firestar has been on the Vis Vitalis for a considerable length of time. In Dark Cybertron it was mentioned that Nautica, Chromia and Windblade left Caminus when Thunderclash found them. I have a feeling Roberts is going to expand upon that and include these newly introduced Camiens as others that joined the crew of the Vis Vitalis. The fact that the cover looks like a reunion celebration suggests this. I think Season 2 kicked off 6 months after Dark Cybertron, so it's probably at least a year on from then now, long enough for the fembots to be considered part of the Vis Vitalis crew.

As for the flame hair...I neither love it nor hate it, but think it's stupid that people are trying to justify why a transforming robot from outer space needs to justify anything really. I read these comics for fun, not to scrutinise them.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685601)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 14th, 2015 @ 2:43pm CDT
Yup, looks like they'll form Victorion, I do wonder however which molds will get redecoed/retooled, only Firefly and maaaybe Dragstrip look feminine enough to fit these.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685644)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 14th, 2015 @ 3:44pm CDT
Why does the Vis Vitalis have Nova's deco .__.
And ignore my previous post, Sabrblade said it was confirmed they won't be the Fan built combiner
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685646)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 14th, 2015 @ 3:45pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:Yup, looks like they'll form Victorion, I do wonder however which molds will get redecoed/retooled, only Firefly and maaaybe Dragstrip look feminine enough to fit these.


Um if we can have a nautica and a Elita one eventually I will be so happy.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685672)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 14th, 2015 @ 4:41pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:Why does the Vis Vitalis have Nova's deco .__.
And ignore my previous post, Sabrblade said it was confirmed they won't be the Fan built combiner



Well. Shoot.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685675)
Posted by durroth on May 14th, 2015 @ 4:47pm CDT
... im very upset I didn't even get a pained groan from that joke
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685682)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 14th, 2015 @ 5:18pm CDT
durroth wrote:... im very upset I didn't even get a pained groan from that joke



I didn't catch it because of the spoiler (on my phone).

But , yeah. I loled.
Re: Alex Milne Tweets Addtional Looks at Thunderclash's the Vis Vitalis and Countdown (1685809)
Posted by Deadput on May 14th, 2015 @ 10:54pm CDT
MrBlack wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Great googly moogly were being invaded.





Nothing wrong with females just weird to me how they just suddenly show up in doves.

:roll:

"Eww, girls are icky! Keep them out of my fightin' robot comics!"




How many times do I have to say it?





I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WITH THE GOD DAMN FEMBOTS!





I'm stating on how weird it is that they suddenly show up in dozens when there were no fembots in the comics before and being said explicitly that Cybertronians were genderless.

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