IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More

Monday, February 9th, 2015 6:59pm CST

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Comics and geek culture website The Mary Sue was also able to have a chat with IDW writer Mairghread Scott about the upcoming Windblade return with the beginning of Transformers: Combiner Wars - and we've copied a couple of snippets below! Read the full story here, and take a look at some preview art of the Mistress of Flame, a leader of Caminus, by Sarah Stone, too.

TMS: Combiner Wars seems like it might offer more of a chance to examine the Metrotitan Caminus and the culture of his planet, being the only Transformers society (in the IDW continuity) to have developed gender. Or is that the kind of thing that might be left until after the event dust settles?

MS: Combiner Wars is going to be our first real introduction to the planet Caminus (where Windblade is from) and the ‘Bots that live on it. It’s also our first time meeting transformers who are completely unlike the ones from Cybertron. Camiens are proud, devout and desperately in need of help and we see how that affects their dealings with Autobots, Decepticons and Starscream himself.

In fact, we have an exclusive sneak peek at of one of the most important members of Camian society, the Mistress of Flame. The Mistress of Flame is the leader of the only faith on Caminus, The Way of Flame, which worships a female Prime said to be the mother of all Camiens. But fire can be as dangerous as it is helpful and the faith of Caminus burns hotter than any Cybertronian realizes.

[...]

TMS: And finally: Is Windblade combining with anyone in the series? Are we looking at a potential metrotitan combiner (several bots transforming into a single larger bot)?

MS: Now that would be telling. But there will be a brand new combiner in our series. Who it is and how it gets made are things you’ll just have to read to find out.


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Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648817)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:03pm CST
Holy sweet mother of Camiens. That is fantastic art, and a great, intriguing concept.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648822)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:08pm CST
Interesting



I'm glad IDW is not afraid to evolve and make history go by just how real life does it.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648825)
Posted by Moosey on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:12pm CST
Pleeease please please give us a figure of that!!!
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648826)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:13pm CST
It's almost as if they are aware of GASP change being the fundamental aspect of a race of mechorganic beings that can change into other things. Surely not though.

Only Alpha Bravo is that awesome.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648827)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:14pm CST
ThatOneMoose wrote:Pleeease please please give us a figure of that!!!




It would be extremely inaccurate though.



Not that it's a bad thing just something to point out.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648828)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:15pm CST
So I'm going to guess she's going to be a bit like Doctor Zaius in that whilst leader of the faith and also progression of Caminun society; also she knows some deep terrible secret about the society present. Or Hell maybe she'll be like Father Comstock and might be a leader of a cult of sky racists I don't know at this rate.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648832)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:20pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So I'm going to guess she's going to be a bit like Doctor Zaius in that whilst leader of the faith and also progression of Caminun society; also she knows some deep terrible secret about the society present. Or Hell maybe she'll be like Father Comstock and might be a leader of a cult of sky racists I don't know at this rate.


Or she manipulates the faith/cult/power to her own ends. IDWverse has not shied away from showing religion under a negative light (e.g. Star Saber), but this would be the first critique of organised faith systems.

And I would love that. A great addition to the complex world-building at hand in the publisher's output since 2005!
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648833)
Posted by No One on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:20pm CST
How very drol and NOT Transformers.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648835)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:22pm CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:How very drol and NOT Transformers.


Alpha Bravo disagrees with you.

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Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648838)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:28pm CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:How very drol and NOT Transformers.



Who are you to decide what Transformers is?




I think I know why Hasbro does not hire fanboys for ideas.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648839)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:28pm CST
Va'al wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So I'm going to guess she's going to be a bit like Doctor Zaius in that whilst leader of the faith and also progression of Caminun society; also she knows some deep terrible secret about the society present. Or Hell maybe she'll be like Father Comstock and might be a leader of a cult of sky racists I don't know at this rate.


Or she manipulates the faith/cult/power to her own ends. IDWverse has not shied away from showing religion under a negative light (e.g. Star Saber), but this would be the first critique of organised faith systems.

And I would love that. A great addition to the complex world-building at hand in the publisher's output since 2005!


Well then we're right back to the "The Lord forgives everything, but I'm just a prophet… so I don't have to." territory XD
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648840)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:31pm CST
I don't think so! I think it could be more of a 'I am using all of this knowledge and power because my knowledge is their ignorance, and their ignorance is my power'. If Caminus is almost a theocratic system, a faith leader is immensely powerful, and has to keep that faith running.

And with what looks like a Forge of Solus lookalike in her hands, I'm guessing there'll be more exploring of the recent Barber overseen overlap between Aligned mythology and Guiding Hand.



I am so very stoked.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648841)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:32pm CST
Va'al wrote:I don't think so! I think it could be more of a 'I am using all of this knowledge and power because my knowledge is their ignorance, and their ignorance is my power'. If Caminus is almost a theocratic system, a faith leader is immensely powerful, and has to keep that faith running.

And with what looks like a Forge of Solus lookalike in her hands, I'm guessing there'll be more exploring of the recent Barber overseen overlap between Aligned mythology and Guiding Hand.



I am so very stoked.



It will be predictable if it ends up like that.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648842)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:37pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Va'al wrote:I don't think so! I think it could be more of a 'I am using all of this knowledge and power because my knowledge is their ignorance, and their ignorance is my power'. If Caminus is almost a theocratic system, a faith leader is immensely powerful, and has to keep that faith running.

And with what looks like a Forge of Solus lookalike in her hands, I'm guessing there'll be more exploring of the recent Barber overseen overlap between Aligned mythology and Guiding Hand.



I am so very stoked.



It will be predictable if it ends up like that.


Alpha Bravo will make sure it is not.

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Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648843)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:38pm CST
Va'al wrote:And with what looks like a Forge of Solus lookalike in her hands, I'm guessing there'll be more exploring of the recent Barber overseen overlap between Aligned mythology and Guiding Hand.

I wonder if that's going to come into play like those weird churches in like south Africa that claim they have the ark of covenant; but the won't let anyone see it; but they totes have it yo.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648845)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:39pm CST
So are all Camiens female, or just part of the population?

Liking the Mistress of Flame. Dare I say she looks...hot?
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648847)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:42pm CST
I hope she just seems to having a passing similarity to Melisande in GOT. I know GOT is drivel, but it's also entertaining, and this concept seems similar to the Red priestess of R'holler. But anyway, cool idea and beautiful artwork.

Firestar Prime? :P
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648848)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:43pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:So are all Camiens female, or just part of the population?


TMS: Combiner Wars seems like it might offer more of a chance to examine the Metrotitan Caminus and the culture of his planet, being the only Transformers society (in the IDW continuity) to have developed gender. Or is that the kind of thing that might be left until after the event dust settles?


Note: Male is also a gender.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648849)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:44pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So are all Camiens female, or just part of the population?


TMS: Combiner Wars seems like it might offer more of a chance to examine the Metrotitan Caminus and the culture of his planet, being the only Transformers society (in the IDW continuity) to have developed gender. Or is that the kind of thing that might be left until after the event dust settles?


Note: Male is also a gender.


So... part of the population is female...?
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Mairghread Scott on Caminus, Mistress of Flame and More (1648850)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:46pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So are all Camiens female, or just part of the population?


TMS: Combiner Wars seems like it might offer more of a chance to examine the Metrotitan Caminus and the culture of his planet, being the only Transformers society (in the IDW continuity) to have developed gender. Or is that the kind of thing that might be left until after the event dust settles?


Note: Male is also a gender.


So... part of the population is female...?


Yes. I worry about your reading and comprehension skills sometimes. :P

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