Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy

Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 5:56pm CDT

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25 questions that were submitted by fans have been answered by IDW Publishing's Editor in Chief Chris Ryall and "All Hail Megatron" writer Shane McCarthy over on the IDW Forums.

The answers to questions ranging on the decision to end the "-tion' series with 4 "Spotlight" style issues to why the Seekers have changed their alt modes in "All Hail" start on Page 2 of the thread.

There are some minor spoilers in some of the answers, but McCarthy and Ryall have done well to be as honest as possible without spoiling anything that has not been guessed or presumed at already.

To check out the Q&A session, please click here

Credit(s): shadowsfm, Chris Ryall, Shane McCarthy


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Re: Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy (682796)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on April 17th, 2008 @ 5:14pm CDT
Could anybody find the answer to the change in the seeker design?
Re: Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy (682809)
Posted by shadowsfm on April 17th, 2008 @ 5:31pm CDT
i guess the writer just liked the looks of the f-15 seekers better, and in the story it will have a generic reason why they switched

http://forum.idwpublishing.com/viewtopic.php?t=3845&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=135
Re: Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy (682817)
Posted by Jeysie on April 17th, 2008 @ 5:36pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Could anybody find the answer to the change in the seeker design?

Here's the writer's full answer:

http://idwpublishing.com/phpBB2/viewtop ... 9046#69046
Re: Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy (682857)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on April 17th, 2008 @ 6:16pm CDT
Jeysie wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:Could anybody find the answer to the change in the seeker design?

Here's the writer's full answer:

http://idwpublishing.com/phpBB2/viewtop ... 9046#69046


Funnily enough, right as I find you linking it i find it in the forum :P
Re: Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy (682870)
Posted by Calvatron on April 17th, 2008 @ 6:40pm CDT
As much as i am looking forward to what i'm seeing coming from IDW, most of me just wishes they had let revelation be and pushed expansion into a 4-issue finale. Funny, if they hadn't done Meg's origen and released Devastation in summer instead, we'd be almost done with revelation and expansion could come out this summer without a hitch. And AHM would still be out for the summer. I really don't mind them changing paces, and i know that they have planned this out and i have faith it will be good, but... It's just that Simon had planned a place to tie up all threads, on his own terms, and to see it cut short when he was one arc away, just well it sits unwell with me. I mean if this was an ongoing with no neat points in sight, then this would be fine with me, but he planned a good place to do this and it was only one year away if they didn't push the schedule, six months if they did. I know this was planned last summer, but it's was still obvious about release dates (planned releases of -ation series and AHM being planned as a summer release). God I hate economics. This why i work for people who are able to work under supply side economics only. If it can't be done for a profit, we don't do it in the first place.... Art never has to be sacrificed for sustainability.
Re: Q&A Session with IDW's Chris Ryall and Shane McCarthy (683516)
Posted by ponycorn on April 18th, 2008 @ 4:09pm CDT
Also, and without giving too much away, I'm making a big point in the book that the alt forms are incredibly important to each individual TF. They're a very personal choice and one they take pride in. Each TF can be defined by the choice of alt mode as it reflects some part of their personality. It's a choice made by them but one that's made (apart from necessity) aesthetically; think of how you choose a jacket when you go shopping, or a shirt. Criticise a TFs alt form and look out. Take all this into account and you have to wonder why the Seekers are all the same...


Is this really a hint that we might get to see a "How they met." flashback story about the three main Seekers? :shock: They looked the same on Cybertron too, so whatever made them choose the same alt modes must go way back.

I may cry a little bit reading a story like that... tears of joy!

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