Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending

Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending

Thursday, August 16th, 2007 9:13pm CDT

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Razorbeast, Magmatron and the pack are back in IDW's 5 upcoming Beast Wars mini-series "The Ascending". Preview images have been found at IGN.com

The previews include both variant covers, as well as 5 pages of interior art. To see the images, check IGN's preview page

He is coming.

Credit(s): IGN.com


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Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289171)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 16th, 2007 @ 9:21pm CDT
God, seing Prowl realy just makes me think just how many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll ceter of a tootsie-pop?

(I actualy counted once, the answer is 888)
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289200)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on August 16th, 2007 @ 9:39pm CDT
OK, so aside from Magmatron on this page...

http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/813/813397/transformers-beast-wars-the-ascending-20070816051341794.jpg

I can make out Halfshell, Killerpunch and Saberback. Who are the other guys?
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289224)
Posted by UltraPrimal on August 16th, 2007 @ 9:55pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:OK, so aside from Magmatron on this page...

http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/813/813397/transformers-beast-wars-the-ascending-20070816051341794.jpg

I can make out Halfshell, Killerpunch and Saberback. Who are the other guys?

It's BW2 Dirgegun getting choked by Saberback who in turn is getting sacked by Killerpunch. And then Guildart clocking Halfshell on the bottom.

The big green shadow is definately Shokaract. Which puzzles me. How will these stories tie into the old BotCon comics? Not to spoil it for anyone but wasn't Shokaract beaten by, well, every TF ever?!

BTW, are those guys in the top panel anyone in perticular? 1 looks like he could be halfshell again.
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289229)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on August 16th, 2007 @ 9:58pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:OK, so aside from Magmatron on this page...

http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/813/813397/transformers-beast-wars-the-ascending-20070816051341794.jpg

I can make out Halfshell, Killerpunch and Saberback. Who are the other guys?

It's BW2 Dirgegun getting choked by Saberback who in turn is getting sacked by Killerpunch. And then Guildart clocking Halfshell on the bottom.


Thanks.
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289243)
Posted by i_amtrunks on August 16th, 2007 @ 10:08pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:The big green shadow is definately Shokaract. Which puzzles me. How will these stories tie into the old BotCon comics? Not to spoil it for anyone but wasn't Shokaract beaten by, well, every TF ever?!


Well pointed out, I thought it was a resurrected Tarantulas.
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289261)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on August 16th, 2007 @ 10:14pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:The big green shadow is definately Shokaract. Which puzzles me. How will these stories tie into the old BotCon comics? Not to spoil it for anyone but wasn't Shokaract beaten by, well, every TF ever?!


I think you're reading too much into it. Then again, considering whose on the very next page...
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289314)
Posted by ACStarscream on August 16th, 2007 @ 10:35pm CDT
I notice Grimlock is kind of furry on that one cover. It's probably supposed to be feathers because some dinosaurs had feathers (at least according to paleontologists) but he does look hairy.

Especially next to Polar Claw.

Still, it's Beast Wars and so I am Very Interested in it.

Gotta make sure I put my name down for a copy.
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289446)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on August 16th, 2007 @ 11:53pm CDT
K'now, it could be Rampage...
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289450)
Posted by Sentinel Pax on August 16th, 2007 @ 11:56pm CDT
Hmm...I was thinking that the shadow was somehow a resurrected Rampage, immortal spark and all that...interesting.
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289500)
Posted by RatchetMD on August 17th, 2007 @ 12:31am CDT
Wolfang's eyes were green in The Gathering weren't they? Other than that The Ascending looks great.
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289511)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 17th, 2007 @ 12:39am CDT
Sentinel Pax wrote:Hmm...I was thinking that the shadow was somehow a resurrected Rampage, immortal spark and all that...interesting.


Maybe that's who Seibertron is telling us "Is Coming"

Oh, the tie-ins and cross overs go so far beyond the possibility of comic pages :-? or do they :???:
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289689)
Posted by Primus C-00 on August 17th, 2007 @ 3:42am CDT
Awwww look the Kodama in the forest with Grimlock!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH7M-GCE-5U

:-P
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289860)
Posted by skyshadowprimus on August 17th, 2007 @ 7:30am CDT
Cyber-Kun wrote:K'now, it could be Rampage...


As we have is an out line of the same design its possible but given the homage paid by the figure in the distance to the original artwork in the omega point story really lends credance to the fact this IS Shokaract.

My own opinion is that we see how Magmatron ties into preventing Shokaract's merging with the dark essence as didn't furman mention he wants to tie the beast wars continuity up together a bit more.

Be nice if all BW storylines could be woven together so at least one TF universe has a consistent continuity. If not still nice to have furman throwing us some nice tie ins rather than the DW fanwank idea of having every character possible mentioning ever event from their life and rehashing a cartoon in every issue...nice for easter eggs but no real deep woven plot
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289872)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 17th, 2007 @ 7:35am CDT
It's a nice looking comic, but what's with the superhero muscular, chest puffed looks??? They're in a bit of a relaxed state so shouldn' they be similarly displayed. Don is a master, and I am one to never question, it just caught my eye, how streamlined and superhero-esgue he was drawing Razorbeast, and K-9 (or whoever they are, I am so bad with BW names...).
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289896)
Posted by Blozor on August 17th, 2007 @ 7:44am CDT
I think this might be a bigger clue than what Ryan gave on the home page. Does he have a Magmatron toy gallery online yet? To coincide with the release of The Ascending? Note the green eyes and faded out face on the cover. Or is it all just incidental?
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (289964)
Posted by The Chopnel on August 17th, 2007 @ 8:18am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:It's a nice looking comic, but what's with the superhero muscular, chest puffed looks??? They're in a bit of a relaxed state so shouldn' they be similarly displayed. Don is a master, and I am one to never question, it just caught my eye, how streamlined and superhero-esgue he was drawing Razorbeast, and K-9 (or whoever they are, I am so bad with BW names...).


Maybe he is trying to give them organic look? Though I gotta say that the close-up of Wolfang(?) on the prewiev page five does look a lot like a certain marvel superhero anyway :lol:
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (290248)
Posted by Talon523 on August 17th, 2007 @ 10:45am CDT
I am psyched for this comic. Beast wars is the best thing that IDW has done (TF wise, i don't read any other comics). I can't wait for this and the profile book. Anyone know when it will come out?
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (290708)
Posted by Briggs on August 17th, 2007 @ 2:18pm CDT
botcon/IDW got me hooked on BW again, which means i buy more bw toys. good job idw! take my money!
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (290746)
Posted by Coptur on August 17th, 2007 @ 2:33pm CDT
well i really hope it isn't Shokarat botcon exclusives don't below in mainstream storylines.
i hope its rampage because he's a character more people are familiar with.

Don't forget people furman is a big fan of beast machines so expect that to be included
Re: Preview of IDW's Beast War's the Ascending (290821)
Posted by Samsonator on August 17th, 2007 @ 3:10pm CDT
Primus C-00 wrote:Awwww look the Kodama in the forest with Grimlock!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH7M-GCE-5U

:-P
I, too noticed them... I thought that was pretty cool.

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