IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview

IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 9:56am CDT

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IDW has updated their preview section with four covers and five pages of the Spotlight: Kup one spot comic. Due to hit comic book shops in April and featuring art by Nick Roche. Roche will not only handle the cover and interior art chores on the book, but he'll make his writing debut on the title as well. To see the five page preview, click here.

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Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75207)
Posted by grimlockprime108 on April 5th, 2007 @ 10:13am CDT
well we know who's ar that is now...yeowch!
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75208)
Posted by grimlockprime108 on April 5th, 2007 @ 10:13am CDT
edit:well we know who's arm that is now...yeowch!
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75212)
Posted by Leonardo on April 5th, 2007 @ 10:19am CDT
Intriguing...
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75282)
Posted by Starscream on April 5th, 2007 @ 11:56am CDT
DARK
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75284)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on April 5th, 2007 @ 11:57am CDT
Looks really Dark. Interesting spin on our usual Transformers adventures...
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75285)
Posted by Talon523 on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:02pm CDT
I can't read it. The text is so small.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75309)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:18pm CDT
Though the text is almost illegible, I still like how the art is presented. It looks like a B-Movie horror flick. Too rad.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75323)
Posted by Carcass on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:36pm CDT
I've liked most of the Spotlight issues so far, but I've heard a lot of people complaining about the art style for the Kup issue. Personally, I think it's a breath of fresh air... everyone thought Geoff Senior's art was too gritty and simplistic back in the Marvel days, but now he's reflected upon as one of the best TF artists there was. This is simply a different artistic vision and I think it fits the setting of this story, which like 1337W422102 said, looks to be akin to a B-movie zombie flick.

Plus, the character of Kup has never sucked and has also never been screwed with in such non-linear stuff like ArmEnerTron. He's one of the last remaining pure TF's left!
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75326)
Posted by Brakethrough on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:42pm CDT
Ouch. Outback's looked better.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75329)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:46pm CDT
WOw, this will definitely prove to be a different TF story.

Poor Outback, but at least he seems to be de-activated. Poor Kup has gone insane!!! He talks of the crystals almost like they are a drug...
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75352)
Posted by Bed Bugs on April 5th, 2007 @ 1:12pm CDT
After Spotlight Soundwave, this is kind of a downer for me. :(
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75400)
Posted by wavelength on April 5th, 2007 @ 2:05pm CDT
wow. kup finallly lost it
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75431)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 5th, 2007 @ 2:57pm CDT
I'm hoping Kup does something crazy and kills all those who are out to get him. You know, attack a vibrosaw to his wrist, saw off his Targetmaster, that kind of stuff. It'd be groovy.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75495)
Posted by Blozor on April 5th, 2007 @ 4:14pm CDT
I don't think the art is bad. I think the simplistic design for Kup is based on the fact that most of his armor is gone. He's been fighting for so long that he's stripped down to the rods and gears. The thing I love about Roche is how he can deliver such perfect facial expressions. Exaggerated in a cartoonish style, but never unrealistic. This carries on in this issue, from what I can see.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75499)
Posted by jgilkinson on April 5th, 2007 @ 4:19pm CDT
Me Grimlock love Kup's war stories
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75549)
Posted by WhiteRabbit on April 5th, 2007 @ 5:27pm CDT
jgilkinson wrote:Me Grimlock love Kup's war stories


Me too.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75703)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on April 5th, 2007 @ 8:28pm CDT
If Nick Roche really did this, his artwork's REALLY gone downhill.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75777)
Posted by Carcass on April 5th, 2007 @ 9:56pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:If Nick Roche really did this, his artwork's REALLY gone downhill.


Why has his artwork gone downhill? Just because he's attempting a different style? I think it fits the mood of the story. What's wrong with drawing outside of your standard practice and trying something new?

I think the artwork is a breath of fresh air. It's different. If you don't like it, I'll give you your opinion, but to say Nick's art has gone downhill is pretty close-minded.

This is what I was talking about previously. Everyone's harping on Nick's art for this issue. Artists like Don are amazing, but you always know what to expect from them because they never deviate from their style. That's not necessarily bad, but for someone like Nick to take a different approach to his work doesn't mean that he's getting WORSE, ne?

Don't like it, but don't say it's BAD. Just new and different. I applaud him for drawing a TF comic that doesn't look like everything else.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (75857)
Posted by Sentinel Pax on April 5th, 2007 @ 11:27pm CDT
WhiteRabbit wrote:
jgilkinson wrote:Me Grimlock love Kup's war stories


Me too.


Hmm...interesting read, those blogs. I'm beginning to wonder just what's going to happen to old Kup.
Re: IDW Spotlight: Kup 5 Page Preview (76048)
Posted by Insurgent on April 6th, 2007 @ 8:41am CDT
I understand what your saying Carcass, but I personally don't like it. Plus, Kup is going around randomly decapitating people with their own arms? (unless I misread that page) That's something Megs would do (and actually did in a cut scene of War Dawn). Think I'll skip this one and wait for Galvatron.

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