Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook

Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 3:28pm CDT

Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Raymond T.   Views: 24,110

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Long standing Transformers writer Simon Furman has updated his Blog once again. This time he posts in regards to the upcoming Beast Wars Sourcebook issue 2. The following has been taken directly from Furman's Blog.

"As we teeter on the precipice between October and November, IDW squeezes out yet another Transformers comic release in a month already bursting at the seams. Issue #2 of the Beast Wars Sourcebook (character profiles series) hits stores this week (31st Oct in the US, 1st Nov in the UK), taking you through from Elephorca to Noctorro. Now here's a tester for those of you who figure you can detect a Furmanism at thirty paces: can you identify (or guess) which of the character profiles were written by me (rather than Ben Yee)? If memory serves, there are nine of them in total in issue #2. Now, if we (myself and Ben Yee) have done our jobs well, it shouldn't be easy to spot who did who, as they were done in a style, to a format, and I kind of did an editorial pass to make sure the whole thing was as seamless as possible (text-wise). But maybe you can work it out. Feel free to post your thoughts/conclusions on this thread and in a few days I'll reveal who was on the money and who missed the mark. I'll give you one for free, though, as it's a bit of a no-brainer: eight letters, begins with 'G' ends with 'K'. Click on the thumbnail below for a better butchers at the cover for Beast Wars Sourcebook #2 and don't forget to check out the IDW site for more preview pages and news of upcoming Transformers releases."

Credit(s): simonfurman.wordpress.com


This article was last modified on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 3:38pm CDT

News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (431865)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 30th, 2007 @ 5:52pm CDT
I bet it is very easy to tell the difference between Yee and Furman's work. Yee seems to like the bland stuff, Furman likes to go creative.

Torca is well deserving of the front page. Glad IDW have so far decided against going for the Canadian Beast Wars show characters on the covers.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (432228)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:51pm CDT
Raymond T. wrote:I'll give you one for free, though, as it's a bit of a no-brainer: eight letters, begins with 'G' ends with 'K'.


Of course. Furman just has to have the opportunity to screw around with his favorite plaything, regardless of whether or not it's a good idea in the long run. :roll: :BANG_HEAD:

Come to think of it, that's pretty much the whole purpose of him being in the main title at all, isn't it?
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (432252)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 30th, 2007 @ 10:11pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
Raymond T. wrote:I'll give you one for free, though, as it's a bit of a no-brainer: eight letters, begins with 'G' ends with 'K'.


Of course. Furman just has to have the opportunity to screw around with his favorite plaything, regardless of whether or not it's a good idea in the long run. :roll: :BANG_HEAD:

Come to think of it, that's pretty much the whole purpose of him being in the main title at all, isn't it?


Yes. Yes it is. Maybe it should be added to the list of "Furmanisms"
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (432256)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 30th, 2007 @ 10:12pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Maybe it should be added to the list of "Furmanisms"


You mean it's not already?
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (432305)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 30th, 2007 @ 10:59pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
i_amtrunks wrote:Maybe it should be added to the list of "Furmanisms"


You mean it's not already?


Nope.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (433499)
Posted by Bass X0 on October 31st, 2007 @ 3:47pm CDT
I'd have preferred front cover characters to actually be in the book. Magmatron for #1 and Torca for #2 seems completely random.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (436425)
Posted by ThunderZap on November 2nd, 2007 @ 6:28am CDT
i wonder if simon will ever get bored
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (436467)
Posted by AxiomScion on November 2nd, 2007 @ 7:07am CDT
Bass X0 wrote:I'd have preferred front cover characters to actually be in the book. Magmatron for #1 and Torca for #2 seems completely random.
:? It makes me think that even Furman couldn't be bothered to feature those actually in the book. Almost like he didn't care for this particular alphabetized roster... you sure Grim's in the book :???:
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (436572)
Posted by Galvatronus on November 2nd, 2007 @ 8:30am CDT
AxiomScion wrote:
Bass X0 wrote:I'd have preferred front cover characters to actually be in the book. Magmatron for #1 and Torca for #2 seems completely random.
:? It makes me think that even Furman couldn't be bothered to feature those actually in the book. Almost like he didn't care for this particular alphabetized roster... you sure Grim's in the book :???:


Do you really think that Furman picks the cover??? That's just plain silly to think that. The editors in charge of the sourcebook, more then likly, picks the covers. And seeing as the same pic for Magmatron was used twice I can see why they wouldn't put it on the same book he is in.

This is not to say I don't get what you are saying. I'm just saying I think it is foolish to think it was Furman's fault.
Re: Simon Furman Blog Update On Beast Wars Sourcebook (436936)
Posted by AxiomScion on November 2nd, 2007 @ 11:53am CDT
Galvatron Primal wrote:
AxiomScion wrote:
Bass X0 wrote:I'd have preferred front cover characters to actually be in the book. Magmatron for #1 and Torca for #2 seems completely random.
:? It makes me think that even Furman couldn't be bothered to feature those actually in the book. Almost like he didn't care for this particular alphabetized roster... you sure Grim's in the book :???:


Do you really think that Furman picks the cover??? That's just plain silly to think that. The editors in charge of the sourcebook, more then likly, picks the covers. And seeing as the same pic for Magmatron was used twice I can see why they wouldn't put it on the same book he is in.

This is not to say I don't get what you are saying. I'm just saying I think it is foolish to think it was Furman's fault.
no problem GP. While i really like Furmans work in the other titles, i kinda just tossed his name to get the grimlock joke in :P

I recall hearing they were switching editors during the final stages of both 1 and 2. I hope whomever is on it now does a little better. I was also hoping the cover pics might be a different pic of a character featured in the book. Like the unshown TM form of a character (explaining the missing art).

Still, if there was a changing of the guard, we wont see its effects until book 3 right. Maybe it will meet and exceed expectations like Avatar book 3 :grin:

note: i'm only gripping because i know i'll still be buying the TPB when it's out so far. Atleast i'm hearing it's not that bad though, right?

side note: awesome Matt Moylansig!

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Nitro Series Barricade" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Blast Off Megatronus Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Evolution Optimal Optimus" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 12 Voyager Class Movie 1 Decepticon Brawl" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Blackwing" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Swoop" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 11 Deluxe Class Movie 4 Lockdown" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Windblade and Scorchfire" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Menasor Collection Pack" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Hot Rod and Firedrive" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Autobot Topspin and Freezeout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #289 - No Thanks Given
Twincast / Podcast #289:
"No Thanks Given"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, November 29th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers RID Windblade - Warrior Class 2016 - NEW" on EBAY
Buy "Funko Pop! Retro Toys G1 Transformers SHOCKWAVE #83 SDCC 2021 Shared Exclusive" on EBAY
Buy "Funko Pop! Retro Toys G1 Transformers SHOCKWAVE #83 SDCC 2021 Shared Exclusive" on EBAY
Buy "Funko Pop! Retro Toys G1 Transformers SHOCKWAVE #83 SDCC 2021 Shared Exclusive" on EBAY
Buy "Funko Pop! Retro Toys G1 Transformers SHOCKWAVE #83 SDCC 2021 Shared Exclusive" on EBAY
Buy "2015 Transformers Combiner Wars WHEELJACK Deluxe Class Complete Instructions" on EBAY
Buy "AIR RAID Transformers Combiner Wars Deluxe Aerialbot Superion 2015 Complete" on EBAY
Buy "TRANSFORMERS Robots in Disguise SPRINGLOAD Incomplete Action Figure Frog RID Fig" on EBAY