Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012

Transformers News: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012

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Many Transformers comic book readers were pleased to hear at this year's SDCC that we'd be getting Transformers #81, with Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman back behind the helm. The lads over at Newsarama were able to get the chance to interview Furman. An excerpt is below, while the entire article can be read over at Newsarama!

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“This has felt like unfinished business since 1991, when Marvel canceled their Transformers series with issue #80,” Furman told Newsarama. “In the aftermath of the cataclysmic battle against Unicron in issue #75, we (myself, Andrew Wildman and the editor at the time, Rob Tokar) seeded numerous storylines that would — optimistically as it turned out — play out over the next ten or more issues......


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Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1268900)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 30th, 2011 @ 5:54pm CDT
Well, this will be... good. :D
Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1268913)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2011 @ 6:42pm CDT
Yes!

Though, I really hope Galvatron II, Megatron, Shockwave, and Starscream don't return in these issues. Or at least, don't have them return so immediately. I say this because it was Ratchet or took all four of them out by himself, also having to sacrifice both the Ark and himself in the process. It was really irking how Galvatron II survived the Ark crash and then the G.I. Joe/G2 comics revealed Megatron to have survived as well, and then brought Starscream back to life too. And then Shockwave still lives in both the Classics comics and in some UK-only future timelines.

All these post-Ark crash appearances by these four make Ratchet's noble sacrifice seem to have been in vain, and he was one of the best characters in the Marvel G1 comics. I don't want these guys to return so soon because such sudden reappearances by them would diminish Ratchet's achievement of taking out four Decepticon leaders all by himself.
Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1269150)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on July 31st, 2011 @ 10:49am CDT
Well like i have post before ,i hope he (Simon Furman) will clear up the whole "Is Prime the REAL Prime or just a copy cause of the events of issue #24 and Ethan Zachary "SAVING HIM ON A FLOPPY DISC . Plus like someone said when the "Last Autobot :BOT: " used Hi-Q to bring back Prime ,what happened to him and where is Prime's spark from issue 1-24 ? Was it with the Matrix ,that Thunderwing got ,and why was it so dark ? Also was happened to Donny Finkleberg :P :P 8-} ? :KREMZEEK:
Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1269155)
Posted by PhunkJunkion on July 31st, 2011 @ 11:07am CDT
I am so pumped for this. I followed the Marvel Comics as a kid more so than the cartoon series, so this is dear to my heart.
Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1269175)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2011 @ 12:07pm CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:Well like i have post before ,i hope he (Simon Furman) will clear up the whole "Is Prime the REAL Prime or just a copy cause of the events of issue #24 and Ethan Zachary "SAVING HIM ON A FLOPPY DISC . Plus like someone said when the "Last Autobot :BOT: " used Hi-Q to bring back Prime ,what happened to him and where is Prime's spark from issue 1-24 ? Was it with the Matrix ,that Thunderwing got ,and why was it so dark ? Also was happened to Donny Finkleberg :P :P 8-} ? :KREMZEEK:
There were no Sparks in the Marvel G1 comics. Or rather, the Spark concept did note exist until the Beast Wars cartoon, as it was an idea created by Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward.
Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1269729)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on August 1st, 2011 @ 12:07pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
michael alex kawa wrote:Well like i have post before ,i hope he (Simon Furman) will clear up the whole "Is Prime the REAL Prime or just a copy cause of the events of issue #24 and Ethan Zachary "SAVING HIM ON A FLOPPY DISC . Plus like someone said when the "Last Autobot :BOT: " used Hi-Q to bring back Prime ,what happened to him and where is Prime's spark from issue 1-24 ? Was it with the Matrix ,that Thunderwing got ,and why was it so dark ? Also was happened to Donny Finkleberg :P :P 8-} ? :KREMZEEK:
There were no Sparks in the Marvel G1 comics. Or rather, the Spark concept did note exist until the Beast Wars cartoon, as it was an idea created by Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward.

I know they(sparks)were not called that until Beast Wars :MAXIMAL: ,but my main point was what ever force or processor(drive)that "RAN" a Transformer ,i believe could not be downloaded on a Floppy Disc . :KREMZEEK:
Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1269741)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2011 @ 12:27pm CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
michael alex kawa wrote:Well like i have post before ,i hope he (Simon Furman) will clear up the whole "Is Prime the REAL Prime or just a copy cause of the events of issue #24 and Ethan Zachary "SAVING HIM ON A FLOPPY DISC . Plus like someone said when the "Last Autobot :BOT: " used Hi-Q to bring back Prime ,what happened to him and where is Prime's spark from issue 1-24 ? Was it with the Matrix ,that Thunderwing got ,and why was it so dark ? Also was happened to Donny Finkleberg :P :P 8-} ? :KREMZEEK:
There were no Sparks in the Marvel G1 comics. Or rather, the Spark concept did note exist until the Beast Wars cartoon, as it was an idea created by Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward.

I know they(sparks)were not called that until Beast Wars :MAXIMAL: ,but my main point was what ever force or processor(drive)that "RAN" a Transformer ,i believe could not be downloaded on a Floppy Disc . :KREMZEEK:
No one does. It's just some more of the canon absurdity that Budiansky put into that issue.
Re: Simon Furman Interview - IDW’s Transformers #81 Official for 2012 (1273838)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 9th, 2011 @ 2:52pm CDT
PhunkJunkion wrote:I am so pumped for this. I followed the Marvel Comics as a kid more so than the cartoon series, so this is dear to my heart.


What he said.

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