Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks.

Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 6:22pm CDT

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IDW writer Simon Furman has once again updated his Blog, this time talking about the work he and Ben Yee put into created the upcoming Beast Wars Sourcebooks.

Some excerpts from his blog post can be found below:

But a unified Beast Wars universe, one that amalgamates the US Beast Wars TV series/toy line with its Japanese counterparts (BW II and BW Neo) and, for good measure, the convention/store exclusive toy characters. That was what we (myself and bwtf.com’s Ben Yee) set out to do when (over a year ago now) we began to craft a four-issue sourcebook/profile series for Transformers Beast Wars, the first issue of which is available next week. No easy task, as there are elements of the Japanese shows that just aren’t easily compatible with the US series.

Over the course of the four issues, no less than 162 characters are profiled, and (in issue #4) there’s an extensive glossary. Entries vary from one to two to three pages, depending on number of alt. forms or variations. Main characters, such as Optimus Primal and Megatron get the full three-page treatment, even including early (unused in the TV show) forms such as bat Primal and croc Megatron. It took a good chunk of time to write all four issues, and longer still for IDW editorial to commission the illustrations and compile the books. But here we are at last. Beast Wars Sourcebook #1 hits the stores on Oct 3rd (US) and Oct 4th (UK).


For the full Blog, including the process which Furman and Yess went through to set out the Timeline of the Beast Wars Universe, the Cybertronian hierarchy, and other useful tidbits please Click here.

Credit(s): Simon Furman


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Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (362953)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 25th, 2007 @ 6:39pm CDT
YAY, for a singular continuity!!!
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363025)
Posted by i_amtrunks on September 25th, 2007 @ 7:17pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:YAY, for a singular continuity!!!


It'll be either interesting, or a huge flop full of plotholes and contradictions... I hope it is the former, or I'm afraid DB will hunt both Furman and Yee down... :P
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363098)
Posted by jgilkinson on September 25th, 2007 @ 7:54pm CDT
great i love the MTMTE series for g1 and armada... cant wait to own these too
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363099)
Posted by Dinobot Nuva on September 25th, 2007 @ 7:54pm CDT
The question is, do the Mcdonalds BW figs/characters make it in?

C'MON MANTA RAY!
DN
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363177)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on September 25th, 2007 @ 8:36pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:YAY, for a singular continuity!!!


I think the jury's still out over whether or not that's a good idea.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363444)
Posted by steve2275 on September 26th, 2007 @ 12:07am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:YAY, for a singular continuity!!!


I think the jury's still out over whether or not that's a good idea.
till all are one
:grin: :lol: :P
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363555)
Posted by Anonymous on September 26th, 2007 @ 2:06am CDT
Dinobot Nuva wrote:The question is, do the Mcdonalds BW figs/characters make it in?

C'MON MANTA RAY!
DN


According to the blog entry, they are doing just that.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363696)
Posted by Bass X0 on September 26th, 2007 @ 4:02am CDT
well Dreamwave did to the mini-spies and the powerdashers in the G1 books... i suppose the McDonalds toys do count as beast wars toys on some level.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363725)
Posted by Ramrider on September 26th, 2007 @ 4:16am CDT
Tramp wrote:
Dinobot Nuva wrote:The question is, do the Mcdonalds BW figs/characters make it in?

C'MON MANTA RAY!
DN


According to the blog entry, they are doing just that.

...which I imagine Ryan'll be pretty chuffed about, too... 8)
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363745)
Posted by Anonymous on September 26th, 2007 @ 4:27am CDT
Ramrider wrote:
Tramp wrote:
Dinobot Nuva wrote:The question is, do the Mcdonalds BW figs/characters make it in?

C'MON MANTA RAY!
DN


According to the blog entry, they are doing just that.

...which I imagine Ryan'll be pretty chuffed about, too... 8)
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm not exactly familiar with the term "chuffed". :???:
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (363943)
Posted by snavej on September 26th, 2007 @ 6:45am CDT
Crisis on Infinite Beasts!
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (364057)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on September 26th, 2007 @ 8:13am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:I hope it is the former, or I'm afraid DB will hunt both Furman and Yee down... :P


It's a statement to how badly I pay attention that I am only now taking notice of this. Quiet, you. :P
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (364797)
Posted by Talon523 on September 26th, 2007 @ 2:42pm CDT
I think it is a great idea. I love BW and am glad at least one cartoon continuity is still alive.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (364798)
Posted by Talon523 on September 26th, 2007 @ 2:42pm CDT
I think it is a great idea. I love BW and am glad at least one cartoon continuity is still alive.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (365287)
Posted by i_amtrunks on September 26th, 2007 @ 7:16pm CDT
Tramp wrote:
Ramrider wrote:
Tramp wrote:
Dinobot Nuva wrote:The question is, do the Mcdonalds BW figs/characters make it in?

C'MON MANTA RAY!
DN


According to the blog entry, they are doing just that.

...which I imagine Ryan'll be pretty chuffed about, too... 8)
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm not exactly familiar with the term "chuffed". :???:


Chuffed is good.

Remember, for people from England, if they say something that sounds bad, it's probably a compliment/means a good thing! :P
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (366002)
Posted by Leonardo on September 27th, 2007 @ 2:34am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:
Tramp wrote:
Ramrider wrote:
Tramp wrote:
Dinobot Nuva wrote:The question is, do the Mcdonalds BW figs/characters make it in?

C'MON MANTA RAY!
DN


According to the blog entry, they are doing just that.

...which I imagine Ryan'll be pretty chuffed about, too... 8)
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm not exactly familiar with the term "chuffed". :???:


Chuffed is good.

Remember, for people from England, if they say something that sounds bad, it's probably a compliment/means a good thing! :P


Isn't 'chuffed' a primarily English / British word, anyway? It's used quite often around here.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update; Concerning IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebooks. (366240)
Posted by Bass X0 on September 27th, 2007 @ 6:37am CDT
I'm betting there will be a lot of arguments about these profiles.

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