Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman

Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman

Monday, March 19th, 2007 1:39am CDT

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Comic book writer, Simon Furman, is a well known for his Transformers titles with Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and IDW. Recently, Simon revealed details about the Spotlight Issue featuring Galvatron during an interview with CBR. Click here to read the article and learn how Galvatron was crafted for the issue.

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Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (57899)
Posted by Anonymous on March 19th, 2007 @ 2:08am CDT
It's a shame Unicron's been ruled out of the IDWverse altogether, down the line they could have done some really good stuff with him.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (57930)
Posted by Stormwolf on March 19th, 2007 @ 3:21am CDT
Another Magnus vs Galvatron, kickass :grin:
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (57939)
Posted by Leonardo on March 19th, 2007 @ 3:44am CDT
I'm excited about this.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (57980)
Posted by tequila stu on March 19th, 2007 @ 5:24am CDT
i can't wait, even if i have to spend £70+ to get it, i will.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (57992)
Posted by Psychout on March 19th, 2007 @ 5:46am CDT
Interesting, sounds brilliant.
Im interested to see Galvy's history now he's not the son of Unicron, he mentioned pre-civil war stuff.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58028)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:27am CDT
shockwaveuk wrote:It's a shame Unicron's been ruled out of the IDWverse altogether, down the line they could have done some really good stuff with him.


Yeah, like they have for the past five years...
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58030)
Posted by Yeti on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:34am CDT
I'm not keen on Galvy not been Megs. It just doesn't sit right with me. I'm all for new takes, but it just sees TOO radical. As ever, I'll reserve final judgement till I read it.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58037)
Posted by Leonardo on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:55am CDT
Yeti wrote:I'm not keen on Galvy not been Megs. It just doesn't sit right with me. I'm all for new takes, but it just sees TOO radical. As ever, I'll reserve final judgement till I read it.


Too radical? Wasn't G1 Galvatron intended to be a different character to G1 Megatron originally, anyway?
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58038)
Posted by Blozor on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:56am CDT
So that's who the half-mutilated, shadowy robot in the Escalation #5 preview was. Here I was thinking it was Shockwave after being dug out of the volcano at the end of his Spotlight.

I'm all for Galvatron being a different character than Megatron, but similar, as long as it's a more extreme version of Megatron. It's about time, really. Whenever they tried to introduce Galvatron into the current continuity previously, it was always some contrived time-travel explanation, and it'll be really interesting to see him fight Megatron without having to worry about erasing his own existence by killing Megatron. Megatron versus Galvatron, no holds barred, should be an awesome match. It could be a one-shot in itself. Then the winner gets to face Prime.

I also find it good that they're finally leaving Unicron out for this continuity. Furman's right — he is overused, and it's too apocalyptic. Let's leave what has become a clichéd climax out of the story and focus on the characters, their struggles, and the devastation their own short-sightedness can cause (Cybertron, Nebulos, perhaps Earth). Right now, it makes a good parable for the war-driven world we're living in, instead of, basically, a retelling of the 1986 Movie over and over again.

Besides, he's already hinted at Unicron showing up in Beast Wars, which is currently in-continuity with the original G1 universe, (of which Beast Wars is a continuation, as far as I'm concerned), and not the IDW universe. So we may be seeing Unicron in the future; he's not ruled out of IDW all together. It's also possible he could be contained in Evolutions storylines as well, come to think of it.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58039)
Posted by Delta Supreme on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:59am CDT
Before everyone starts panicking:

1. No Unicron (for now) is a good thing. We've had too much "let's unite to beat up the big planet" stuff throughout TFs (Movie, 1st series comics, Armada, etc.) I like the concept of a world/continuity existing which is not focused on the overwhelming threat of a giant evil planet.

2. Remember, Galvy the toy was designed/assigned the position of City Commander, the Decepticon equivalent of Ultra Magnus. I, for one, am getting sick and tired of Galvy being the "powered up" version of Megs, which, obviously, means that once Galvy shows up Megs is out the window, barring hokey time or dimension hopping. By rebuilding him as his own character, this allows both to coexist, and can lead to a lot more interesting scenerios.
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Posted by Cyberstrike on March 19th, 2007 @ 8:22am CDT
Delta Supreme wrote:Before everyone starts panicking:

1. No Unicron (for now) is a good thing. We've had too much "let's unite to beat up the big planet" stuff throughout TFs (Movie, 1st series comics, Armada, etc.) I like the concept of a world/continuity existing which is not focused on the overwhelming threat of a giant evil planet.

2. Remember, Galvy the toy was designed/assigned the position of City Commander, the Decepticon equivalent of Ultra Magnus. I, for one, am getting sick and tired of Galvy being the "powered up" version of Megs, which, obviously, means that once Galvy shows up Megs is out the window, barring hokey time or dimension hopping. By rebuilding him as his own character, this allows both to coexist, and can lead to a lot more interesting scenerios.


QFT

I would love to see a Galvatron vs Megatron fight to the death.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58093)
Posted by Brakethrough on March 19th, 2007 @ 8:46am CDT
Yay! Hound!
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58154)
Posted by Stormwolf on March 19th, 2007 @ 10:13am CDT
Cyberstrike wrote:I would love to see a Galvatron vs Megatron fight to the death.


Like so?

Image
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58175)
Posted by bookofjunon on March 19th, 2007 @ 10:49am CDT
Finally, Galvy and Megs being 2 different characters, the way they were originally intended to be. Plus Galvy vs. Magnus.

Should be cool with Guido's art.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58254)
Posted by Hans on March 19th, 2007 @ 1:00pm CDT
The Galvatron 'saga' essentially (though not chronologically) begins in 'TF Spotlight Nightbeat,' features as a cameo in 'Escalation #5,' opens up into TF Spotlight Galvatron (which itself is further expanded on in the following Spotlight), creates major ripples in 'Transformers Devastation' and finally explodes in 'Transformers Revelation.' So who/what is Galvatron? This is our second brush with something we're calling The Dead Universe and it all revolves around the fate of the first Ark spacecraft and its crew. Can't say much more... Yet."


This sounds... very exciting!! :)

I really like the idea of Megatron and Galvatron co-existing at the same time together. We've seen it before in Marvel UK and US, but it's still good. Also, Galvatron and Magnus should always be eachothers nemesis. The toys seem to imply this as well (same size).

Oh, and Galvatron actually has a design that always seemed to imply he predates Megatron (even though he didn't used to). His more rounded shape just looks... older somehow.

And Raymond: now we know why there's no Decepticon logo :)

Oh, and we need more Guido @ IDW!
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58327)
Posted by jgilkinson on March 19th, 2007 @ 2:41pm CDT
AWESOME... been wanting a Galvi Magnus showdown for some time
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58372)
Posted by Blozor on March 19th, 2007 @ 3:49pm CDT
Stormwolf wrote:Image


It looks to me like Megatron has to tinkle.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58384)
Posted by Stormwolf on March 19th, 2007 @ 4:13pm CDT
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Posted by Grimshock on March 19th, 2007 @ 4:47pm CDT
Well, I can't believe I found another couple of things to agree with Furman on: Megatron and Galvatron being separate characters and no Unicron. And, here I thought the only think I'd ever agree with Furman was that TF's are genderless.
Re: Galvatron Spotlight Revealed by Simon Furman (58460)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 19th, 2007 @ 5:46pm CDT
I am kind of glad that we won't see unicron we've seen too much of him lately anyway from the tv shows.
Maybe a spotlight unicron book were they do an origin of were he came from, but other than that, thats enough

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