Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1

Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 1:58pm CDT

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IDW Publishing's Chris Ryall has updated his Tumblr with an extract from the new Transformers series starting next month, post Revolution: Optimus Prime! Newcomer Kei Zama takes on the art duties, and we are treated to a full clean first page of the new book, with colours by Josh Burcham too. Check it out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub.

Welcome to the Transformers officially, Kei Zama (@Golby_mkII )! Page 1 from next month’s Optimus Prime #1. Colors by Josh Burcham.

the first page of Optimus Prime #1! Say hello and goodbye to new character...


Transformers News: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1

Transformers News: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1

Credit(s): Chris Ryall


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Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833246)
Posted by Kurona on October 13th, 2016 @ 2:27pm CDT
Is that Armada Smokescreen?
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833248)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on October 13th, 2016 @ 2:35pm CDT
I'm pretty sure it's his Minicon, Liftor

and might I say, Kei Zama's art is AMAZING! sooooo much better than the garbage that Livio Ramondelli vomits onto books Condemned to be punished by him.

Hopefully IDW makes the right choice for artist to use in future "big event books"
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833272)
Posted by Deadput on October 13th, 2016 @ 3:25pm CDT
Holy crap we get another good Transformer artist who's art actually looks not crap and is someone besides Alex Milne not saying his art sucks I love his style but it's good for Alex to get a break every once in awhile.


But seriously Livio was appalling in his work for Transformers when he isn't doing a cover I mean good god I stopped bothering with Ex-Rid when he started becoming the artist for it.
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833287)
Posted by ricemazter on October 13th, 2016 @ 3:39pm CDT
SG Roadbuster wrote:I'm pretty sure it's his Minicon, Liftor

and might I say, Kei Zama's art is AMAZING! sooooo much better than the garbage that Livio Ramondelli vomits onto books Condemned to be punished by him.

Hopefully IDW makes the right choice for artist to use in future "big event books"


Hmmmm, let's not be too hasty. I agree with the sentiment Livio isn't my favorite transformers artist, but the man's art is by no means bad. The first problem as I see it is that Livio has a really painterly style that doesn't mesh well with the transformers aesthetic of clean lines and bri colours.

The other is that of time. Comic books are produced really quickly and require a ton of different images with a lot of different compositions in a short period. That's why you normally have a line artist and a colorist on the same book. Livio, probably because his style doesn't lend itself to a separate colorist to match the kind of linework he does, pulls double duty. That's also why his covers are excellent, as is the material on his deviant art page.

Sorry about the rant, but as an aspiring artist it reaaly grinds my gears when someone says an artist is "bad".
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833297)
Posted by Rainmaker on October 13th, 2016 @ 3:55pm CDT
Am I the only one who doesn't understand what this page means

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833344)
Posted by rockman_fan on October 13th, 2016 @ 6:01pm CDT
color scheme reminds me of optimal optimus.
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833366)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 13th, 2016 @ 7:41pm CDT
Wonder who the guy will be and why he ends up dead.

And I think some of us can agree Livio's art really improved. Look at Titans Return. It was a really well-drawn comic
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833375)
Posted by Easy Tiger on October 13th, 2016 @ 8:19pm CDT
Goshooter cameo!

Guess he must have had stuff going on before becoming a Transtector...
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833377)
Posted by ScottyP on October 13th, 2016 @ 8:35pm CDT
If I have one fanboy gripe about IDW, it's that Unicron Trilogy era characters are treated as absolute cannon fodder.

It's not the only era to get that treatment, but one of the only ones to not get much exception to it :-(
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833381)
Posted by Kurona on October 13th, 2016 @ 8:43pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:If I have one fanboy gripe about IDW, it's that Unicron Trilogy era characters are treated as absolute cannon fodder.

It's not the only era to get that treatment, but one of the only ones to not get much exception to it :-(

I think it's mostly just that people like killing Hot Shot.
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833416)
Posted by Shot Put on October 13th, 2016 @ 10:12pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:If I have one fanboy gripe about IDW, it's that Unicron Trilogy era characters are treated as absolute cannon fodder.

It's not the only era to get that treatment, but one of the only ones to not get much exception to it :-(


We don't know for sure who this guy is, so I'd wait for the issue to come out before complaining about anyone getting the short end of the stick.
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833426)
Posted by President-prime on October 13th, 2016 @ 11:45pm CDT
The art is really good. Wow! Finally, a back to basic robot type transformers comic. Btw. I loved livio's art. Don't know what the complaint was really about. I can compare his art style closer to Jae Lee. Hard to figure out style but I like it :)
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833469)
Posted by Emerje on October 14th, 2016 @ 6:43am CDT
I'm not up to date on the comics, but the way it's presented I was thinking this was a flashback to before the war and that's Dion who worked on a loading dock in the cartoon. Colors are the same as well, just not in the same places. And being Orion Pax's best friend it makes more sense that he'd have a cameo in an Optimus Prime series.

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However it could also be Spoon's...

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Emerje
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1833702)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 14th, 2016 @ 10:12pm CDT
Holy Primus that art is amazing! I'm suddenly excited for this series.
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1834015)
Posted by ScottyP on October 16th, 2016 @ 11:49am CDT
Shot Put wrote:
ScottyP wrote:If I have one fanboy gripe about IDW, it's that Unicron Trilogy era characters are treated as absolute cannon fodder.

It's not the only era to get that treatment, but one of the only ones to not get much exception to it :-(


We don't know for sure who this guy is, so I'd wait for the issue to come out before complaining about anyone getting the short end of the stick.
You know what? You're absolutely right about this.

Especially considering it for sure isn't Liftor.
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1834391)
Posted by Va'al on October 18th, 2016 @ 10:48am CDT
With an early look at the solicitations for future releases from IDW Publishing (because money means exclusives means money, of course), Comics Alliance reveals the Casey Coller Artist Edition variant cover the the third issue of new Transformers ongoing series Optimus Prime - and with it, the reveal of the inhabitants of the 'corkscrew spaceship' we've been seeing until now. To avoid spoilers, we're just posting the image below, but take a look and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Optimus Prime #3

John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
An uneasy peace between Optimus Prime and the newly arrived Junkions is threatened by Soundwave’s discovery within their massive ship…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #3—Artist’s Edition Variant
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!
· Variant cover by Joana Lafuente!


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Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1834392)
Posted by Kurona on October 18th, 2016 @ 10:50am CDT
Oh hey, Wreck-Gar's finally here! Really gonna have to read autocracy and all that now.

Prowl's in this?
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1834394)
Posted by Va'al on October 18th, 2016 @ 10:52am CDT
Kurona wrote:Oh hey, Wreck-Gar's finally here! Really gonna have to read autocracy and all that now.

Prowl's in this?


I think Zama's cover is just *°art°* without necessarily reflecting the story.

Then again, Prowl is everywhere.
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1834408)
Posted by Randomhero on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:15am CDT
Weren't there Junkions in issue 4 or 5in RID wondering around outside Blurr's future bar?

John :what? No...no...those were Junk-o-bots...yeah...Junk-o-bots...

What about the junkions that we're in Heart of Darkness?

john: Junk-o-bots!!!
Re: Clean First Page of IDW Optimus Prime #1 (1834413)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:24am CDT
Whoa, wait. . . Bumblebee is alive? If so, I'm going to have to start reading these!

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