Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 4:20am CST

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Comic artist Matt Frank, a regular on the Godzilla series from IDW, and who worked on the highly popular Spotlight: Trailcutter a while back, has just shared a teaser image on his DeviantArt page. The image, mirrored below, shows four vaguely scientifically accurate dino-silhouettes, the tag 'Coming Soon' -- and is titled New Dino Transformers preview! Now, this could easily be part of the upcoming Till All Are One series, with beast planet Eukaris showing up again, or something entirely different. Check it out, and let speculations run wild below.

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Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764663)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 9th, 2016 @ 4:27am CST
My beast wars senses are tingling. It would be nice for IDW to honour beast wars with either a brand new miniseries or an ongoing
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764665)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on February 9th, 2016 @ 4:52am CST
Note that they're all raptors.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764667)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2016 @ 5:05am CST
Thought I'd just show some of Frank's art to get the gears oiled up.

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Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764674)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 9th, 2016 @ 5:28am CST
I love that all grimlock picture but the rest of his work is amazing.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764676)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 9th, 2016 @ 5:38am CST
Va'al wrote:Thought I'd just show some of Frank's art to get the gears oiled up.

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Love this. So much Grimlock of the multiverses! :)
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764678)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 9th, 2016 @ 5:42am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:Thought I'd just show some of Frank's art to get the gears oiled up.

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Love this. So much Grimlock of the multiverses! :)

I just realised something, isn't that rid 2001 grimlock from the land fill team there getting stepped on by animated grimlock.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764690)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 9th, 2016 @ 6:25am CST
Watch it turn out to be something for the much-reviled AOE Slash. :twisted:
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764703)
Posted by DeceptiGojira on February 9th, 2016 @ 7:31am CST
Everybody says Grimlock, but I bet this is related to BW Dinobot.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764740)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 9th, 2016 @ 9:02am CST
Dinosaurs! Transformers! Feathers! Hands in the right position! Too excite--
Va'al wrote:Thought I'd just show some of Frank's art to get the gears oiled up.

*explodes*


The raptor lineup in itself is rather interesting. Most obviously one appears to be a baby! The first two have lots of feathers, number three looks to have a shorter coat (going bald from age maybe?), while the last one doesn't seem to have feathers at all, but a rough crocodilian hide. Different breeds of raptor? A certain dinosaur park experimenting with scientific accuracy? (Blue gets a new family?) Or maybe even one Cybertronian just really liked the traditional scaly version of dinosaurs? (Me Grimlock NO GIANT CHICKEN)
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764763)
Posted by wolverinetodd on February 9th, 2016 @ 9:47am CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Dinosaurs! Transformers! Feathers! Hands in the right position! Too excite--
Va'al wrote:Thought I'd just show some of Frank's art to get the gears oiled up.

*explodes*


The raptor lineup in itself is rather interesting. Most obviously one appears to be a baby! The first two have lots of feathers, number three looks to have a shorter coat (going bald from age maybe?), while the last one doesn't seem to have feathers at all, but a rough crocodilian hide. Different breeds of raptor? A certain dinosaur park experimenting with scientific accuracy? (Blue gets a new family?) Or maybe even one Cybertronian just really liked the traditional scaly version of dinosaurs? (Me Grimlock NO GIANT CHICKEN)


There were different species of Raptors during the millions of years they existed... so the "baby" raptor is likely an adult, but just from a different species. Same rule applies to all of them really. But the last one sans feathers could be of an earlier species of Raptor, long before its species evolved feathers.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764777)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on February 9th, 2016 @ 10:12am CST
There were different species of Raptors during the millions of years they existed... so the "baby" raptor is likely an adult, but just from a different species. Same rule applies to all of them really. But the last one sans feathers could be of an earlier species of Raptor, long before its species evolved feathers.


Assuming that birds evolved from Raptors and not the other way around.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764819)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 9th, 2016 @ 11:53am CST
Actually, it's looking like feathers (or similar features) were a basic trait of all dinosaurs, and maybe even all archosaurs -- that is: dinos/birds, pterosaurs, and crocodilians (the latter merely has the gene turned off). So a featherless raptor wouldn't be too early of a species, it'd be one that lost the feathers, akin to how penguins lost the ability to fly.


wolverinetodd wrote:There were different species of Raptors during the millions of years they existed... so the "baby" raptor is likely an adult, but just from a different species.

This is true. There were some tiny raptors, and some really big ones.
Though with the raptor pack trope and 3 of the 4 being the same general size, it does imply this is a family as opposed to just a random assortment. Or maybe I'm just looking too into it.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764843)
Posted by shajaki on February 9th, 2016 @ 12:54pm CST
I guarantee that every BW Dinobot fan just wet his pants. At first glance, I thought this was a MP Dinobot tease.... :shock: :-x
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764869)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on February 9th, 2016 @ 2:01pm CST
I hope this is the direction they're heading with the next live action movie. Edit: But that said, the first one does look an awful lot like BW Grimlock as drawn in Gathering/Ascending.
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764872)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on February 9th, 2016 @ 2:05pm CST
Y'know, instead of being four bots all with raptor altmodes, it could be one bot that transforms into a pack of raptors. (Similar to characters like Magmatron and Overlord.)
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764904)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 9th, 2016 @ 3:11pm CST
I have no clue what this could mean, but I love it! Just got a good feeling about it :BOT:
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1764946)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 9th, 2016 @ 5:00pm CST
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:P
Re: Possible New IDW Dino Transformers Preview Image by Matt Frank (1765004)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 9th, 2016 @ 6:59pm CST
Slash shall finally get his day of reckoning! :BOT:

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