Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages

Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 3:59pm CST

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Once again via BotCon correspondent on Seibertron.com TF_JW, we have two unlettered preview pages from the event's comic, as written and coloured by JP Bove and drawn by Corin Howell - check them out mirrored below!

Here is your first look at the finished colored pages 1 and 2 from next month's BotCon comic "Transformers: Dawn of the Predacus" published by IDW. This fantastic Beast Wars 20th anniversary story was written by John-Paul Bove with art by the very talented Corin Howell. Get the limited edition convention edition next month at BotCon 2016 in Louisville, Ky April 7-10. See you there!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages

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This article was last modified on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 4:12pm CDT

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Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772413)
Posted by Lucky Logician on March 9th, 2016 @ 5:32pm CST
I'm sure everyone noticed that the Autobots are Silverbolt, Prowl, & Ironhide (a nice reference to Magnaboss). But can anyone make out who are in the pods? I just can't quite make them out.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772446)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 9th, 2016 @ 7:36pm CST
So those 3 together eh? Interesting... :MAXIMAL:
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772463)
Posted by Gearslide on March 9th, 2016 @ 8:27pm CST
I'm just saying, if they had a 2 Pack of Torca (Maybe from the Rook mold) and Air Hammer (An Aerilbot mold) with red colored Combiner limbs at Botcon, they could EASILY give people a Magnaboss/Maximal High Council combiner using CW Silverbolt, Ironhide, and Prowl with them.

You'd use Prowl and Air Hammer as the arms with the new red combiner kibble for the hands, and Torca and Ironhide for the legs with the Silver Combiner kibble (From CW Prowl and Ironhide) for the feet.

They could even go the (unlikely) extra mile and make a new head to swap out Superion's with that was vaguely Magnaboss-y, but that isn't completely necessary.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772467)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 9th, 2016 @ 8:35pm CST
Gearslide wrote:I'm just saying, if they have a 2 Pack of
Three of the four souvenir sets this year are singular figures. Only the troop builder set is a multi-pack.

And only one of them is a CW Deluxe mold. The other three are a non-CW Deluxe mold (who is a Maximal), the centerpiece Transmetal 3 Megatron, and the troop builder set consisting of a CW Legends mold.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772468)
Posted by Gearslide on March 9th, 2016 @ 8:38pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Gearslide wrote:I'm just saying, if they have a 2 Pack of
Three of the four souvenir sets this year are singular figures. Only the troop builder set is a multi-pack.

And only one of them is a CW Deluxe mold. The other three are a non-CW Deluxe mold (who is a Maximal), the centerpiece Transmetal 3 Megatron, and the troop builder set consisting of a CW Legends mold.


Yeah, I meant that as a hypothetical/wasted opportunity. I meant to say "if they had" not "have".
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772521)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 10th, 2016 @ 1:20am CST
Well color me a bit impressed. Howell's art has improved greatly from the Windblade mini. Better proportions, stronger lines. Almost makes me overlook the fact that she still draws every single bot like they're constantly pulling goofy faces.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772526)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 10th, 2016 @ 1:55am CST
Is that waspinator I see in that stasis pod? The one next to him is harder to make out but looks like scorpoknoc?
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1772547)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on March 10th, 2016 @ 7:07am CST
Noooo! It hurts! I can't take any more teasing!
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777664)
Posted by Va'al on April 3rd, 2016 @ 3:16pm CDT
With under a week left to BotCon 2016, the official event comic - Dawn of the Predacus - writer John-Paul Bove has tweeted another teaser for what the story will be doing to the current established continuity and its narrative. You can check it out mirrored below, featuring art by Corin Howell!

To find out more about the comic, why not check out the interview we did with JP here on Seibertron.com too?

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Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777673)
Posted by Va'al on April 3rd, 2016 @ 4:08pm CDT
And here's the question: do the images shown in that third panel hint at what the souvenirs might be..?
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777678)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 3rd, 2016 @ 4:22pm CDT
You thinking rhinox and primal? I hard a time of spotting ravage at first.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777679)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 3rd, 2016 @ 4:24pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:And here's the question: do the images shown in that third panel hint at what the souvenirs might be..?


Not necessarily: Primal and Rhinox seem to be based on their Dawn of Future's Past bodies, heavily stylised. The exhausts on the sides of Rhinox' head (C-Landmine) and the wheels on Primal's arms (C-Crumplezone) have me thinking that.

If anything, the souvenirs may be based on FubPub's rendition of Transformers: The Movie... Shattered Glass style (Out of the One, Many...), with:

Checkpoint, the Guardian out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Prowl)
... and his huntsmen, The Autotroopers out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Inferno and SG Ratchet)
X-Brawn, the Champion out of Rook (formerly SG Brawn)


New or unused pretooled heads of course.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777684)
Posted by Va'al on April 3rd, 2016 @ 4:36pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:And here's the question: do the images shown in that third panel hint at what the souvenirs might be..?


Not necessarily: Primal and Rhinox seem to be based on their Dawn of Future's Past bodies.


Ah, yes, of course! My bad. :D
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777714)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2016 @ 6:16pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:If anything, the souvenirs may be based on FubPub's rendition of Transformers: The Movie... Shattered Glass style (Out of the One, Many...), with:

Checkpoint, the Guardian out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Prowl)
... and his huntsmen, The Autotroopers out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Inferno and SG Ratchet)
X-Brawn, the Champion out of Rook (formerly SG Brawn)


New or unused pretooled heads of course.
But none of those match what we know about the souvenirs, especially that none of them are Shattered Glass characters.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777722)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 3rd, 2016 @ 6:31pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:If anything, the souvenirs may be based on FubPub's rendition of Transformers: The Movie... Shattered Glass style (Out of the One, Many...), with:

Checkpoint, the Guardian out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Prowl)
... and his huntsmen, The Autotroopers out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Inferno and SG Ratchet)
X-Brawn, the Champion out of Rook (formerly SG Brawn)


New or unused pretooled heads of course.
But none of those match what we know about the souvenirs, especially that none of them are Shattered Glass characters.


Well, their role in the whole seems to be as protagonists, considering a good SG Unicron created them. So they're no longer SG Autobots, so SG no longer applies to them, right? But that's a debate for a different thread.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777726)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 3rd, 2016 @ 6:43pm CDT
I really don't know what to make of it other than the fact that it looks really cool :MAXIMAL:
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777727)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2016 @ 6:45pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:If anything, the souvenirs may be based on FubPub's rendition of Transformers: The Movie... Shattered Glass style (Out of the One, Many...), with:

Checkpoint, the Guardian out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Prowl)
... and his huntsmen, The Autotroopers out of Trailbreaker (formerly SG Inferno and SG Ratchet)
X-Brawn, the Champion out of Rook (formerly SG Brawn)


New or unused pretooled heads of course.
But none of those match what we know about the souvenirs, especially that none of them are Shattered Glass characters.


Well, their role in the whole seems to be as protagonists, considering a good SG Unicron created them. So they're no longer SG Autobots, so SG no longer applies to them, right? But that's a debate for a different thread.
We already know the factions and descriptions of most of the souvenirs and none of them fit those guys.

Souvenir centerpiece figure - TM3 Megatron

CW Legends Souvenir troop builder 3-pack - faction unknown but maybe Maximals (same CW Legends mold as the Golden Ticket figure, who is a non-BW character related to a familiar G1 character)

Non-CW Deluxe souvenir - A Maximal

CW Deluxe souvenir - most likely a Maximal

Other single souvenir - both mold and faction are unknown but it might also be a CW Deluxe Maximal.

And one of the latter three above features a headsculpt not found at U.S. retail (this is suspected to be the non-CW Deluxe souvenir). And an announcement mentioned there being CW Maximals for sale at BotCon, which is the source for the CW Deluxe souvenir, the unknown souvenir and the troop builder 3-pack possibly all being Maximals.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777731)
Posted by Deadput on April 3rd, 2016 @ 6:50pm CDT
Whats with Prowl on the left there?

If this takes place after the cartoon would he not be dead or is it just Prowl 2 from the Headmasters?
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777733)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2016 @ 6:58pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Whats with Prowl on the left there?

If this takes place after the cartoon would he not be dead or is it just Prowl 2 from the Headmasters?
The Beast Wars cartoon is not solely tied to the G1 cartoon. It drew from multiple sources when it was made, treating the events of its history's Generation 1 as the stuff of legend and myth. All that happened in the G1 cartoon is not necessarily all that happened in the Beast Wars cartoon's version of G1.

Prowl's being alive here is not an inherent contradiction since we do not know if he ever died in the Beast Wars cartoon's version of G1. If he did, then he must have been resurrected as some point. If he didn't, then he's still alive. Or some dimension-hopping could have happened with this Prowl not being native to the BW cartoon's G1. Or some time travel could be at work with this Prowl being from another time when he was alive. There's several options here.
Re: Sneak Peek - Dawn Of The Predacus Preview Unlettered Pages (1777739)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 3rd, 2016 @ 7:15pm CDT
I was thinking the same thing, but then I remembered that the original Prowl, Ironhide and Silverbolt became the Maximal High Council and combine into Magnaboss.

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