RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim

RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 3:14pm CDT

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We just got news from RIPT Apparel about their exclusive variant cover for the first issue of IDW's Optimus Prime #1 (due some point this November, according to schedule) - and it's a new Autobot-esque take on the traditional Shockwave Are All Dead cover, by Tim Lim!

Transformers News: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim


RIPT Apparel is excited to announce a special collaboration with IDW Publishing coming in November of 2016. With the inaugural debut of Optimus Prime in his first-ever solo on-going comic book, RIPT Apparel and artist Tim Lim decided to celebrate the occasion.

“This is really a pivotal moment in Transformers comics. The IDW universe has outlasted the original Marvel run at this point, and seeing a new character-focused book like Optimus Prime means these stories and characters can contend with other classic solo comics like Wolverine or Joker,” says Paul Friemel, CMO of RIPT Apparel. “We wanted to give Optimus his due by homaging what is debatably the most famous Transformers comic cover: Marvel’s Transformers #5’s ‘Are All Dead’ cover but with a good-guy twist.”

The illustration was executed by long-time RIPT Apparel contributor, Tim “Ninjaink” Lim. Tim has created hundreds of t-shirts over the past 5 years, but has been honing his talents for the comic industry with other exclusive comic covers for “Bebop & Rocksteady” “Back To the Future“, and “Street Fighter x GI Joe.”

“Tim was a dream to work with as always. He had some other awesome ideas for this cover that we weren’t able to get approved, but maybe life will find a way. There was a lot of debating what to finally put on the back wall behind Optimus,” added Paul.

Credit(s): RIPT


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Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838535)
Posted by Kurona on November 2nd, 2016 @ 3:18pm CDT
"Optimus Prime are all one"
hmmm.
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838538)
Posted by o.supreme on November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:03pm CDT
See...a while back ago there was a Megatron/Refltcor cover paying tribute to the cover of Batman: The Killing Joke. It worked

This as an odd reference to Marvel's TF#5, I can think of at least 3 reasons off the top of my head why this doesn't work... /:)
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838544)
Posted by Va'al on November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:20pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:See...a while back ago there was a Megatron/Refltcor cover paying tribute to the cover of Batman: The Killing Joke. It worked


The never-to-be-sold Casey Coller cover, for All Hail Megatron. Yes. So good.

This as an odd reference to Marvel's TF#5, I can think of at least 3 reasons off the top of my head why this doesn't work... /:)


Why not, for you? :-?

I really quite like it actually! OP's new direction as fairly ruthless leader working for some sort of sense of right (is it though?) kinda works with the focused and emotionless Shockwave approach to things. In my view at least. This is, as the author said, a 'good guy spin' on the concept. :D
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838546)
Posted by o.supreme on November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:27pm CDT
ok...for me at least:

1. Optimus is still a hero, not a "bad guy", despite recent events
2. The phrase Is Till "ALL ARE ONE" not "ARE ALL ONE"...makes him seem somewhat illiterate in an attempt to copy the words from the cover of TF #5

3. Also if Optimus Prime "ARE ALL ONE" is there some sort of multiple personality disorder going on here?? :-?
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838553)
Posted by Va'al on November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:46pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:ok...for me at least:

1. Optimus is still a hero, not a "bad guy", despite recent events
2. The phrase Is Till "ALL ARE ONE" not "ARE ALL ONE"...makes him seem somewhat illiterate in an attempt to copy the words from the cover of TF #5

3. Also if Optimus Prime "ARE ALL ONE" is there some sort of multiple personality disorder going on here?? :-?


I don't think grammar has anything to with the art, really - it is just an homage of the Shockwave cover. But hey, to each their own! :D
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838556)
Posted by Deadput on November 2nd, 2016 @ 5:11pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:ok...for me at least:

1. Optimus is still a hero, not a "bad guy", despite recent events
2. The phrase Is Till "ALL ARE ONE" not "ARE ALL ONE"...makes him seem somewhat illiterate in an attempt to copy the words from the cover of TF #5

3. Also if Optimus Prime "ARE ALL ONE" is there some sort of multiple personality disorder going on here?? :-?


1: What about this cover even suggests Optimus is villainous here?

2: Different words for the same thing just like how good and heroic are two different words for the same thing also you do know that a homage is pretty much copying something else right?

If it was "Till all are one" the homage would be lost since "Are All One" is pretty much "All Are Dead" with a different word at the end.

3: It's a cover which almost always has little to nothing to do with the actual plot of the comic there is no personality disorders going on the previous issues would have built up to it if it was the case.


I could say that Megatron poster doesn't work since Megatron is nothing like the joke they have little in common besides being the main bad guy in hero media.
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838621)
Posted by MagicDeath on November 2nd, 2016 @ 7:40pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Also if Optimus Prime "ARE ALL ONE" is there some sort of multiple personality disorder going on here?? :-?
It's a cover which almost always has little to nothing to do with the actual plot of the comic there is no personality disorders going on the previous issues would have built up to it if it was the case.


I think Deadput is mentioning how the whole idea looses some value with it saying 'Optimus Prime' instead of 'The Transformers' at the top.

The original: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Shockwavearealldead.jpg
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838623)
Posted by Emerje on November 2nd, 2016 @ 8:01pm CDT
Kurona wrote:"Optimus Prime are all one"
hmmm.


Yeah, great cover, shame it's on the wrong comic.

Emerje
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838820)
Posted by Quint on November 3rd, 2016 @ 1:59pm CDT
I don't understand how people are failing to see and / or forgiving this cover's appalling use of English.
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838821)
Posted by Kurona on November 3rd, 2016 @ 2:01pm CDT
Quint wrote:I don't understand how people are failing to see and / or forgiving this cover's appalling use of English.

It's been about half of the discussion though? :???:
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1838823)
Posted by Quint on November 3rd, 2016 @ 2:03pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Quint wrote:I don't understand how people are failing to see and / or forgiving this cover's appalling use of English.

It's been about half of the discussion though? :???:


You've completely missed my point... :lol:
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1839093)
Posted by Starscream on November 4th, 2016 @ 12:53pm CDT
I guess we'll just have to wait for a future podcast episode to explain why this cover is awesome from the creative genius's that made it happen
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841478)
Posted by Va'al on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:17am CST
Snuck in at the back of the digital version of IDW Publishing's Micronauts #7, we have a lengthy preview of the new title brought to us by the Transformers universe in the post Revolution world: Optimus Prime #1! The pages show a bit of a flashback-y reflection from the Autobot leader on his preceding Prime title-bearers, and some commotions on Earth after yet another alien incursion. Check it out!

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Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841480)
Posted by Kurona on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:35am CST
Quite a lot of surprising cameos here. Don't know what the lot in the last few panels are about - though I know we'll find out for sure in the full issue - but Rosanna in the crowd protesting? That's... certainly surprising. Is she being retconned into being male in IDW, because I'm pretty sure the colonies left waaaaaaay before Orion Pax's time. At the very least ages before the war which takes place just after Zeta's rule ends.

Talking of Zeta, nice to see he's got a slight redesign which... well, it still kind of screams "I'M THE BAD GUY" but not quite as loudly as before.

Also, the monsterbots protesting? The most violent Autobots in existence? Huh. Who woulda thunk it.
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841482)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:41am CST
Art looks good, though are those some new bots showing up in the end? I don't recognize them
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841483)
Posted by Kurona on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:43am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Art looks good, though are those some new bots showing up in the end? I don't recognize them

One of them looks like one of the Rail Racer guys from RiD 2001
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841486)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:47am CST
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Art looks good, though are those some new bots showing up in the end? I don't recognize them

One of them looks like one of the Rail Racer guys from RiD 2001

Also... is Optimus blue and carrying a tanker trailer?
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841488)
Posted by Kurona on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:49am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Art looks good, though are those some new bots showing up in the end? I don't recognize them

One of them looks like one of the Rail Racer guys from RiD 2001

Also... is Optimus blue and carrying a tanker trailer?

Pretty sure that's a new guy. I'm kind of getting a G2 Laser Optimus repaint vibe though.
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841489)
Posted by Randomhero on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:55am CST
Man that art is good! Really channeling some Geoff Senior and Derek Yaniker from G2 on that and Tappet! Outback! Look at all those cameos!!
Re: RIPT Apparel Exclusive IDW Optimus Prime #1 Variant Cover by Tim Lim (1841491)
Posted by Microraptor on November 16th, 2016 @ 11:57am CST
Apparently Roulette has decided to join the party.

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