Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I

Optimus Prime Spotlight:  Preview at Comic News I

Thursday, July 12th, 2007 6:31am CDT

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Many of us are patiently waiting for the next IDW release for the Transformers Generation One related series to help answer all the questions that they are presenting to us.

Well, now we have a little sneak preview at the big leader truck's very own Spotlight coming out in August.

Some Character News Revealed:

#1) Those who wondered where a certain rhyming orange wildbot is within the IDW-verse, pay attention, you might find a clue.

#2) People who like baseformers with rocket modes, will be quite happy with one of the main characters in this issue.

Check the preview out here at comicnewsi.com.

When you're done, come discuss it, and present your own thoughts and theories in the IDW-Transformers-verse Thread.

For other comic book related news, check the Seibertron.com Comic News.

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Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216067)
Posted by NebulanFree on July 12th, 2007 @ 7:20am CDT
Hopefully, Omega will step on Wheelie. All for Prime's amusement, of course.
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216071)
Posted by another tf fan on July 12th, 2007 @ 7:21am CDT
Christ, this looks AWESOME!
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216130)
Posted by waaaaghlord on July 12th, 2007 @ 8:07am CDT
I also posted this in the IDW theories thread but it may be worth another mention here since it relates specifically to the preview. The closest of the two Primes in the back in silhouette, are his wing like protrusions giving anyone else a Rodimus Prime wing/vane feel? If we can have Galvatron as a seperate character to Megs there's nothing stopping Rodimus being realised as a historic character seperate to Hot Rod. Thoughts?
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216161)
Posted by Hairball178 on July 12th, 2007 @ 8:30am CDT
The Prime farthest back that we can see reminds me of Tigerhawk with a Big Convoy head. I think that's our Nemesis Prime, or Scourge, or whatever.
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216319)
Posted by AxiomScion on July 12th, 2007 @ 9:52am CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:I also posted this in the IDW theories thread but it may be worth another mention here since it relates specifically to the preview. The closest of the two Primes in the back in silhouette, are his wing like protrusions giving anyone else a Rodimus Prime wing/vane feel? If we can have Galvatron as a seperate character to Megs there's nothing stopping Rodimus being realised as a historic character seperate to Hot Rod. Thoughts?
I agree that IDW's Hotrod need not be RodimusPrime if only to keep Optimus alive... but Rodimus could be the time dislaced one much like Galvatron was in a set of Marvel comics.

Also about the first silouette, it makes me think of Titanium 6" RodimusPrime with the wings mounted from the shoulders perhaps.

As for the last silouette, I think I've seen an outline of a transtech TF like that before. It could be the transtech Cheetor concept, or even Shockwave's concept art from the best series never made.

If there is any validity to this line of thinking then i'ld wager the two silouettes belong to those who will carry the matrix after Optimus Prime while the colored two represent those who carried it before.

While Sentinel Prime is a given i'm not so convinced the matrix bearer in white and grey could be Vector Prime let alone a mech alt TigerHawk. Hmm... a Nemisis Prime... I think there using a evil Big Convoy for that. If I had to make an out there guess... It could be the same Bigconvoy in BW getting... corupted. He does fit the bill.

The second one we can see could just be some new character they plan on introing...
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216346)
Posted by waaaaghlord on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:04am CDT
AxiomScion wrote:While Sentinel Prime is a given i'm not so convinced the matrix bearer in white and grey could be Vector Prime let alone a mech alt TigerHawk.


The term 'Matrix bearer' might not be appropriate here. We know that Optimus doesn't have it and the last definitive thing said on the subject is in the Galvatron Spotlight:

"Prime felt it first, a resonant tug from somewhere deep within the Matrix he carried"

Reffering to the Golden Age Prime aboard the Ark 1, so presumably that Prime (whichever one he turns out to be) is still in possession of the Matrix in the Dead Universe.
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216379)
Posted by Hairball178 on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:14am CDT
Could there be more than one Matrix? Maybe IDW is using the Dead Matrix from the Universe series...OR the Matrix of Leadership and Creation Matrix are two seperate Matrixes.

I figured it's worth throwing the theory out on the table until we have facts.
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216449)
Posted by ChromedomeMK2 on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:34am CDT
Cool :D
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (216494)
Posted by Hanch Prime on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:54am CDT
Yes! Don's gonna do it this looks sweet! Hopefully we get to see Prime and Omega kick some a$$
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (217446)
Posted by i_amtrunks on July 12th, 2007 @ 6:41pm CDT
Great time setting for it too, to whet our appetites for Devastation.

I would really laugh if what Wheelie was trying to tell Prime concerned what happened during the Galvatron Spotlight!
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (217549)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 12th, 2007 @ 7:17pm CDT
It looks good, but I'd like it if they did more of the side characters.

Prime is all over the place, I say take a hat, through a bunch of names in it and see what happens...

BeachComber anyone?
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (217851)
Posted by Azimuth on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:16pm CDT
I always knew OS had untapped depths...I want this now, with great impatience. Even if they stuck a Wheelie in there.

(Poor Prowl. Ever get the feeling you're being ignored?)
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (217927)
Posted by waaaaghlord on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:55pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:I would really laugh if what Wheelie was trying to tell Prime concerned what happened during the Galvatron Spotlight!


Nice thought, but Spotlight Galvatron and Spotlight Prime seem to be occuring concurrently. When Sideswipe makes the call from Cybertron Optimus has already left Earth, presumably to consult with Omega Supreme. If this is indeed the case then the most that Wheelie would be able to report on at that stage would be the destruction of the alien vessel near the Benzuli Expanse.
Re: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Preview at Comic News I (221080)
Posted by Suprememus Prime on July 14th, 2007 @ 5:31pm CDT
It will be cool to see if they flesh out Omega's history at all. It appears they are making him out to be a mythic figure for him being the one person Prime can seek consul from or confide in. I would love to see them touch upon his history.

I would like them to make the Guardian robots mythic in nature and Omega special as the only sentient one. As the autobots last line of defense, his use should be rare and epic.

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