Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6

Transformers News: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6

Monday, May 6th, 2019 11:42AM CDT

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Have you heard of Cybertronic Spree? It's a Transformers themed band with great costumes and we have written about them before, encouraging you to check them out. They will be featured/homaged on a variant cover for Transformers 6 with Arcee and the gang rocking it out. This is an exclusive by Matt Frank for the Greater Austin Comic Con. You can see the cover below along with the following details of the convention:

Come out to Greater Austin Comic Con this Father's Day weekend (June 14th- 15th, &16th) and celebrate with us! Give this gift to dad that the entire family gets to enjoy! — at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.


Transformers News: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6
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Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020659)
Posted by Stryker P28 on May 6th, 2019 @ 12:31pm CDT
Grimlock in the back is H I L A R I O U S
I love all the little details and characters like frenzy on the drums and Spike on the guitar
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020670)
Posted by william-james88 on May 6th, 2019 @ 1:43pm CDT
Stryker P28 wrote:Grimlock in the back is H I L A R I O U S
I love all the little details and characters like frenzy on the drums and Spike on the guitar

Frenzy plays drums in the actual band

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Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020677)
Posted by boyatlarge on May 6th, 2019 @ 2:03pm CDT
And did you see their Kickstarter to record their homage covers to CD? Got their backing+ in less than 24 hours:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th ... rmers-1986
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020694)
Posted by LordBludgeon on May 6th, 2019 @ 4:31pm CDT
Great cover and tribute! I Also noticed that Hot Rod is using Transformers Animated Lazerbeak in his Guitar form. :)

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d1/5b/8e ... 37d242.jpg
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020734)
Posted by DeathReviews on May 6th, 2019 @ 7:55pm CDT
Shockwave is in the band too, but I don't see him anywhere. What a burn! I guess Frenzy (or is it Rumble) should be glad that he made it in the shot, even if he is under Arcee's..... diodes.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020752)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on May 6th, 2019 @ 11:10pm CDT
Ha! That's a lot of fun.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020836)
Posted by spiderbob007 on May 7th, 2019 @ 10:01pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Shockwave is in the band too, but I don't see him anywhere. What a burn! I guess Frenzy (or is it Rumble) should be glad that he made it in the shot, even if he is under Arcee's..... diodes.


It's Rumble. You can follow his Twitter @DestronDrummer, Soundwave @SpreeSoundwave, the band at @cybertronicband, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheCybertronicSpree/

Facebook fan club on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPREEHARDCybertronicSpreeGroupies/

Rumble is the regular drummer, Shockwave is the backup drummer.

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These guys are awesome and I am going to Austin in June to check them out live.

https://www.greateraustincomiccon.com/
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020965)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 8th, 2019 @ 8:53pm CDT
Thanks to iTunes we have our preview for the next upcoming Transformers comic, #5! Issue #5 gives us a look at Megatron as he gives yet another speech, this time done as a recording and aired out to all of Cybertron. We also get a bit more of a look at Chromia as she and Sideswipe start looking into members of society going underground.

And finally, and adorably, we have Prowl playing around with what looks like a potential pet green pterodactyl. Hmm, now could this be a simple coincidence, or Siege related (Pteraxadon)? Let us know what you think!

These pages are also our first glimpse at interior line work from Anna Malkova, so check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020966)
Posted by steve2275 on May 8th, 2019 @ 9:00pm CDT
the art :-D
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020968)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on May 8th, 2019 @ 9:37pm CDT
Well, I guess I now have to buy a Siege Prowl specifically for the purpose of having pteraxadon perch on his arm.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020977)
Posted by Nexus Knight on May 8th, 2019 @ 10:31pm CDT
This... this newest is awesome. I've never thought of Cybertron having organic lifeforms, but it makes so much sense (I know, they've been introduced before in this series). Just seeing Prowl with the dinobird is great.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first we're seeing of Megatron's actual politics? Beyond the surface "things need to change". He's basically saying that the Autobots as a ruling class are being too restrictive? Am I the only one interpreting this way?
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020978)
Posted by Randomhero on May 8th, 2019 @ 10:39pm CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:This... this newest is awesome. I've never thought of Cybertron having organic lifeforms, but it makes so much sense (I know, they've been introduced before in this series). Just seeing Prowl with the dinobird is great.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first we're seeing of Megatron's actual politics? Beyond the surface "things need to change". He's basically saying that the Autobots as a ruling class are being too restrictive? Am I the only one interpreting this way?


He’s been saying that throughout the series in his scenes
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020980)
Posted by Flashwave on May 8th, 2019 @ 11:02pm CDT
Great, now I need a Pteraxodon to go with my Prowl..

I wonder if thats a genuine Earth import, establishing a relative time stamp for this stoyry, or some alien knock-off dinobird? If it is, its a clever way to say “Millions of Years ago, by SHOWING instead of telling.
Nexus Knight wrote:This... this newest is awesome. I've never thought of Cybertron having organic lifeforms, but it makes so much sense (I know, they've been introduced before in this series). Just seeing Prowl with the dinobird is great.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first we're seeing of Megatron's actual politics? Beyond the surface "things need to change". He's basically saying that the Autobots as a ruling class are being too restrictive? Am I the only one interpreting this way?
Second time, the first in depth look was the end of Book 2 or 3 when someone fired on Megatron during his speech, but this is a much more in depth look at Cybertron’s past and past politics than we have gotten.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020987)
Posted by Coptur on May 9th, 2019 @ 3:35am CDT
Honestly i'm happy for those that are enjoying this.


..but here we go again the "Autobots are bad wah wah" this is NOT Megatron.

Megatron should be a power hungry **** no more no less. Idw please please stop justifying your villain it ruins your villain sometimes people are just ****holes simple as that.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020990)
Posted by spiderbob007 on May 9th, 2019 @ 5:41am CDT
Coptur wrote:Honestly i'm happy for those that are enjoying this.

..but here we go again the "Autobots are bad wah wah" this is NOT Megatron.

Megatron should be a power hungry **** no more no less. Idw please please stop justifying your villain it ruins your villain sometimes people are just ****holes simple as that.


Every a-hole is a product of nature and environment and no two are alike. Batman and his rouges gallery are a case study.

Batman = a-hole for justice
Joker = a-hole for chaos
Riddler = smart a-hole
Penguin = greedy a-hole
Catwoman = sneaky a-hole
Poison Ivy = environmentalist a-hole

None of them were born a-holes, it took time and circumstance to make them the archetypal a-holes that they all are.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020992)
Posted by Randomhero on May 9th, 2019 @ 5:44am CDT
Coptur wrote:Honestly i'm happy for those that are enjoying this.


..but here we go again the "Autobots are bad wah wah" this is NOT Megatron.

Megatron should be a power hungry **** no more no less. Idw please please stop justifying your villain it ruins your villain sometimes people are just ****holes simple as that.



Yeeeeeeah Megatron was a one note villain for over 20 years that just cackled and screamed domination with no depth. No thanks. I’d rather have characters that are interesting and have a good background.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020995)
Posted by Coptur on May 9th, 2019 @ 6:46am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Coptur wrote:Honestly i'm happy for those that are enjoying this.


..but here we go again the "Autobots are bad wah wah" this is NOT Megatron.

Megatron should be a power hungry **** no more no less. Idw please please stop justifying your villain it ruins your villain sometimes people are just ****holes simple as that.



Yeeeeeeah Megatron was a one note villain for over 20 years that just cackled and screamed domination with no depth. No thanks. I’d rather have characters that are interesting and have a good background.


Yeah I can see and understand the container argument.

but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Making your heroes out to be the bad guy faction isn't good writing either.

Megatron isn't Magneto and and should never be Magneto and doesn't need those layers.

By robbing the Leader-1 / Cy-Kill backstory you aren't doing anything new.

Glad you're liking this take on Megatron though, i guess this just isn't for me anymore.
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2020998)
Posted by Randomhero on May 9th, 2019 @ 7:10am CDT
Coptur wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Coptur wrote:Honestly i'm happy for those that are enjoying this.


..but here we go again the "Autobots are bad wah wah" this is NOT Megatron.

Megatron should be a power hungry **** no more no less. Idw please please stop justifying your villain it ruins your villain sometimes people are just ****holes simple as that.



Yeeeeeeah Megatron was a one note villain for over 20 years that just cackled and screamed domination with no depth. No thanks. I’d rather have characters that are interesting and have a good background.


Yeah I can see and understand the container argument.

but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Making your heroes out to be the bad guy faction isn't good writing either.

Megatron isn't Magneto and and should never be Magneto and doesn't need those layers.

By robbing the Leader-1 / Cy-Kill backstory you aren't doing anything new.

Glad you're liking this take on Megatron though, i guess this just isn't for me anymore.


Except it was broke which made those characters not that memorable. When a character just cackles and screams evil things. That’s not great. It worked for a children’s cartoon 35 years ago but not nowadays.

This is also a Megatron that hasnt started the war yet. It’s inevitable he will lose his way but guess what? That’s how most villains start.

The most memorable villains in media have tragic origins that made them who they were. Even going back to transformers with Beast Wars Megatron. A character that was evil but he was evil because he was created on the side of the war that lost and grew up oppressed and became obsessed with changing his heritage.

What you’re wanting is the very thing that people have complained about with the first half of the marvel movies. That the villains were just cookie cutter one dimensional characters that were evil to just be evil and was a big criticism for some of those movies.

Nobody wants what you’re asking for because it doesn’t work
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2021001)
Posted by Coptur on May 9th, 2019 @ 8:04am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Coptur wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Coptur wrote:Honestly i'm happy for those that are enjoying this.


..but here we go again the "Autobots are bad wah wah" this is NOT Megatron.

Megatron should be a power hungry **** no more no less. Idw please please stop justifying your villain it ruins your villain sometimes people are just ****holes simple as that.



Yeeeeeeah Megatron was a one note villain for over 20 years that just cackled and screamed domination with no depth. No thanks. I’d rather have characters that are interesting and have a good background.


Yeah I can see and understand the container argument.

but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Making your heroes out to be the bad guy faction isn't good writing either.

Megatron isn't Magneto and and should never be Magneto and doesn't need those layers.

By robbing the Leader-1 / Cy-Kill backstory you aren't doing anything new.

Glad you're liking this take on Megatron though, i guess this just isn't for me anymore.


Except it was broke which made those characters not that memorable. When a character just cackles and screams evil things. That’s not great. It worked for a children’s cartoon 35 years ago but not nowadays.

This is also a Megatron that hasnt started the war yet. It’s inevitable he will lose his way but guess what? That’s how most villains start.

The most memorable villains in media have tragic origins that made them who they were. Even going back to transformers with Beast Wars Megatron. A character that was evil but he was evil because he was created on the side of the war that lost and grew up oppressed and became obsessed with changing his heritage.

What you’re wanting is the very thing that people have complained about with the first half of the marvel movies. That the villains were just cookie cutter one dimensional characters that were evil to just be evil and was a big criticism for some of those movies.

Nobody wants what you’re asking for because it doesn’t work


I understand to take out the saturday morning cartoon element i agree but you shouldn't feel sorry for your villains. never.

I can see that but i doesn't stand for all villains Norman Osborn was nasty before he became the Green Goblin for example.

Now I think you have beast wars all wrong the Predacons were not 'oppressed' that was just the political dogma Megatron spouted to gain followers and to take total power for him self (sound familiar to a real life example) so much much so he wanted to kill the ultimate good in auto/max history to gain said power Optimus Prime. He was greying the lines between the Predacons and Maximals. It wasn't the maximals being evil the writers should not grey the lines between good and evil. People incredibly ticked off people with Hydra Captain America (rightly so) and the constant hero vs hero stories, no one wants that either.

Again not true Abomination had a full character arc (corrupted by power), Loki again not exactly a cookie cutter. Iron Monger a full nasty character arc. (i'll give you Malaketh but that film was rubbish anyway).

No one is asking for all villains to have multiple layers either. the writers to should refer back to budiansky's profiles for where the character came from imo.

I do appreciate your side though
Re: Cybertronic Spree Homage on Variant Cover for IDW Transformers 6 (2021005)
Posted by Flashwave on May 9th, 2019 @ 9:02am CDT
Coptur wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Coptur wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Coptur wrote:Honestly i'm happy for those that are enjoying this.


..but here we go again the "Autobots are bad wah wah" this is NOT Megatron.

Megatron should be a power hungry **** no more no less. Idw please please stop justifying your villain it ruins your villain sometimes people are just ****holes simple as that.



Yeeeeeeah Megatron was a one note villain for over 20 years that just cackled and screamed domination with no depth. No thanks. I’d rather have characters that are interesting and have a good background.


Yeah I can see and understand the container argument.

but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Making your heroes out to be the bad guy faction isn't good writing either.

Megatron isn't Magneto and and should never be Magneto and doesn't need those layers.

By robbing the Leader-1 / Cy-Kill backstory you aren't doing anything new.

Glad you're liking this take on Megatron though, i guess this just isn't for me anymore.


Except it was broke which made those characters not that memorable. When a character just cackles and screams evil things. That’s not great. It worked for a children’s cartoon 35 years ago but not nowadays.

This is also a Megatron that hasnt started the war yet. It’s inevitable he will lose his way but guess what? That’s how most villains start.

The most memorable villains in media have tragic origins that made them who they were. Even going back to transformers with Beast Wars Megatron. A character that was evil but he was evil because he was created on the side of the war that lost and grew up oppressed and became obsessed with changing his heritage.

What you’re wanting is the very thing that people have complained about with the first half of the marvel movies. That the villains were just cookie cutter one dimensional characters that were evil to just be evil and was a big criticism for some of those movies.

Nobody wants what you’re asking for because it doesn’t work


I understand to take out the saturday morning cartoon element i agree but you shouldn't feel sorry for your villains. never.

I can see that but i doesn't stand for all villains Norman Osborn was nasty before he became the Green Goblin for example.

Now I think you have beast wars all wrong the Predacons were not 'oppressed' that was just the political dogma Megatron spouted to gain followers and to take total power for him self (sound familiar to a real life example) so much much so he wanted to kill the ultimate good in auto/max history to gain said power Optimus Prime. He was greying the lines between the Predacons and Maximals. It wasn't the maximals being evil the writers should not grey the lines between good and evil. People incredibly ticked off people with Hydra Captain America (rightly so) and the constant hero vs hero stories, no one wants that either.

Again not true Abomination had a full character arc (corrupted by power), Loki again not exactly a cookie cutter. Iron Monger a full nasty character arc. (i'll give you Malaketh but that film was rubbish anyway).

No one is asking for all villains to have multiple layers either. the writers to should refer back to budiansky's profiles for where the character came from imo.

I do appreciate your side though

Loki i will give you. Didnt see Hulk, But Iron Monger was the first in a line of Marvel Villians that were just mirrors of their heroes. Iron Monger had Charisma, and that made him memorable, but he didnt jsve an arc. Sn arc implies change. He juat backslid. The guy from Iron Man 2 had more of an arc, we knew his father had been potentially burned by thr Starks previously. But it sounds like Obafiah Iron Monger Stain is exactly who you want as a Megatron. But IDW is building towards another villian like, to continue the metaphors, Thanos.

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