Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins

Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 6:55pm CDT

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Eric Holmes, writer of the upcoming Megatron Origins comics, sat down with CBR for an interview about how this comicbook came to be.

"The book is all about the origins of the war, the Decepticons and my favorite Transformer of all - Megatron. The project came about because as long as this war has been going on, I had never seen a definitive origin that gave a reason for things to end up the way they are in regular continuity. There's talk of a war, and gladiatorial battles and some general pursuit over the control of energy, but it was never tied up in a way that could you why".

"There'll be a bunch of other Transformers in the story, all a little tweaked from what you know. It's fun to imagine who is doing what before the war. The focus is mostly on the classic characters, the ones there right from the beginning. Prowl. Soundwave. Starscream. A few of the lesser-seen characters. Ratbat. Blades. A bunch of cameos of people in civilian life. We have a Prime, but it's not Optimus - it's Sentinel Prime. There are a lot of ideas in this. I honestly wish I had more pages - you could do a lot "before the war" and continue it as the war is spreading across the planet".

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Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61609)
Posted by NebulanFree on March 22nd, 2007 @ 7:03pm CDT
Sounds good.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61614)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 22nd, 2007 @ 7:07pm CDT
I like where this is going.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61670)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on March 22nd, 2007 @ 8:10pm CDT
Like, wow....just...wow
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61673)
Posted by Dragonslayer on March 22nd, 2007 @ 8:13pm CDT
Ooh, we get Sentinel Prime? :shock:

Oh yes! This is gonna be awesome!!!
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61682)
Posted by Blozor on March 22nd, 2007 @ 8:29pm CDT
I wonder if this is going to lead up to Sentinel Prime's death at Megatron's hands, which might loosely tie it into the Furman-written first Dreamwave War Within saga.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61685)
Posted by Fang Wolf on March 22nd, 2007 @ 8:30pm CDT
Sentinal Prime Titanium, Soon I assume.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61692)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 22nd, 2007 @ 8:43pm CDT
...and wouldn't it be funny if Sentinel Prime looked JUST LIKE WHEELIE?


.... I kid, I kid... put the club down...
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61696)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 22nd, 2007 @ 8:47pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:...and wouldn't it be funny if Sentinel Prime looked JUST LIKE WHEELIE?

Well, we're rooting for Megs, that's for sure.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61729)
Posted by Shinju-chan on March 22nd, 2007 @ 9:14pm CDT
Oddly enough the plot is so Deja-vu for me. :shock: Ha ..
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61731)
Posted by Vectorshot on March 22nd, 2007 @ 9:16pm CDT
Can't wait to read it.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61748)
Posted by jgilkinson on March 22nd, 2007 @ 9:28pm CDT
and when is this fantastic sounding book coming out?
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61809)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on March 22nd, 2007 @ 10:28pm CDT
I can tell this is gonna be good. Sentinal Prime, the only image we have of him is from WWI #1, & that's just his arm. I am perplexed as to why Blades is in there. I get Ratbat, Soundwave & Starscream obviously, but Blades just confuses me. Whatever, I can't wait for this.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61840)
Posted by metalformer on March 22nd, 2007 @ 11:22pm CDT
I am very interested in this book. The only thing that bothers me is the inclusion of characters from season 2/3, though i don't know if they were around by the time Optimus and the others left Cybertron. I am also eager to see what Sentinel Prime would look like.... and if that's going to be the next Optimus Prime repaint. ^_^
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61879)
Posted by Hotrod on March 23rd, 2007 @ 1:15am CDT
The more I hear about this project the more I can not wait for it to hit comic stores.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61884)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on March 23rd, 2007 @ 1:24am CDT
I'd bet Blades appears as a Cybertronian that almost joins the Decepticons, or at least starts out in the gladiatorial rings before the war.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (61885)
Posted by Hotrod on March 23rd, 2007 @ 1:27am CDT
Caelus wrote:I'd bet Blades appears as a Cybertronian that almost joins the Decepticons, or at least starts out in the gladiatorial rings before the war.


That would make sence.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (62022)
Posted by Hairball178 on March 23rd, 2007 @ 8:26am CDT
Blades definately wasn't considered one of the nicest Autobots...and this guy becomes a Protectobot.

I wanna see where (and if) the Dinobots show up here.
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (62062)
Posted by Stormwolf on March 23rd, 2007 @ 9:07am CDT
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:I can tell this is gonna be good. Sentinal Prime, the only image we have of him is from WWI #1, & that's just his arm. I am perplexed as to why Blades is in there. I get Ratbat, Soundwave & Starscream obviously, but Blades just confuses me. Whatever, I can't wait for this.


He was in the UK comics, you can clearly see his face and chest there:
Re: Eric Holmes Talks About Megatron Origins (62071)
Posted by Leonardo on March 23rd, 2007 @ 9:17am CDT
Nice picture. While I'm sure it's intended to be melancholy or sorrow, I see a menace in Optimus' eyes that suggest to me he has murdered Sentinel and is stealing the Matrix for himself. I am now cautious of the cab-breasted one.
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Posted by City Commander on March 23rd, 2007 @ 11:49am CDT
Lookin' smooth.

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