Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices."

Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices."

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 2:58am CST

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:
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It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted. These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love. No one has been paid for the production of these stories.

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DARK AUSPICES

Story by;
Franco Villa http://M3gr1ml0ck.deviantart.com

Lineart by;
Marco Maccagni http://Marikzero.deviantart.com

Colors;
by Yu Hye Shim http://Loneold.deviantart.com

Edits by;
Zac DeBoard http://justynnbailey.deviantart.com

Project by;
Peter Istyle http://i-sithlord.deviantart.com

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Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153031)
Posted by alldarker on December 2nd, 2010 @ 6:05am CST
Excellent artwork, very nice indeed!
It's not often that the combining tapes get love in TF fiction...
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153063)
Posted by Blackstreak on December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:05am CST
Not a bad story, just need to remember Raindance and Grand Slam have no offensive weaponry. :P

About time seeing those cassettes in a story.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153102)
Posted by Colinus Maximus on December 2nd, 2010 @ 12:06pm CST
Very nice. Glad to see my favorite cassettes in action.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153108)
Posted by Rockdown on December 2nd, 2010 @ 12:25pm CST
Good effort. It is great to see Squawbox in action. By coincidence, one is going on UK EBay, seller Mako76.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153131)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 2nd, 2010 @ 1:43pm CST
I love the combining cassettes more that any other TF toys. Seriously. Toys can take on a personality all their own, and Slamdance just looked so badass whenever he entered an all cassette/mini vehicle battle that I promptly forgot whatever his stats said about his weapons and had him blast the slag out of every Con on the field. And Squawkbox looked...well, like a ringer for Soundwave's basketball team, but tall enough to make a formidable opponent for my favorite Autobot. I'm still pissed that GS and RD showed up in the Underbase Saga without ever waking up, and WW Age or Wrath got canned just as they were starting to actually figure in. And their being sentient Transformers without individual robot modes should remind us all that the organic-supremacist notions of Beast Machines were just racist garbage. I'm only loyal to the Decepticons because those two have yet to be used properly in an official story (delivering a crucial message to the Ark, finding it nearly deserted, and combining to fend off a dozen Decepticons), so part 2 of this story may actually change my allegiance!

One question though: are all the designs here based off the DW profile books, because that's the only place I've ever seen Raindance with cannons like Squawktalk's on top of his jet mode. He only came with the missiles for under his wings. Granted that looks cool enough that I bought extra cannons just for that purpose, but it continues a trend of those 2 always being either incorrectly drawn or mistransformed, even in the most comprehensive guidebooks and the official checklist. It's partly because Slamdance's design makes for versatile weapons placement, with extra room on his shoulders and legs to stack up other cassette guns. A spare Overkill missile pod goes great on his other shoulder opposite the main cannon.

Why they haven't reissued these 4 and the 4 dino-combiner cassettes yet is beyond me. Maybe an issue with the molds, but I sure hope not.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153234)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 2nd, 2010 @ 7:40pm CST
SWEEEET!! I like the little quip Squawktalk delivers to Raindance in the first panel.
I was REALLY excited reading this one. You never see these guys in any fiction....well at least of any significance.
This is a fun mosaic for me. I would have liked SquawkBox be a bit tougher looking but who cares really. It's just good to see these characters get some time in the spotlight. Or at least remembered.
Thanx for the great mosaic! :D
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153308)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on December 2nd, 2010 @ 11:45pm CST
Awesome, cool characters used and a cool fight, plus old Cybertron is always a cool setting.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153322)
Posted by M3Gr1ml0ck on December 3rd, 2010 @ 1:06am CST
monstergrotusque wrote:SWEEEET!! I like the little quip Squawktalk delivers to Raindance in the first panel.


Thank you! :)

I was REALLY excited reading this one. You never see these guys in any fiction....well at least of any significance.


More of them in the chapters of Omega Supreme and Shockwave/Soundwave of our larger project, Seeds of Deception. There is also a SoD Blaster story on the way, with LOTS of Cassettes as guests!

Special bonus: character study for part 3 of the miniseries.
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Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153326)
Posted by Blurrz on December 3rd, 2010 @ 1:42am CST
The art and story is refreshing M3Gr1ml0ck, really looking forward to the rest of this story!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "Dark Auspices." (1153589)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on December 3rd, 2010 @ 10:35pm CST
M3Gr1ml0ck wrote:
I was REALLY excited reading this one. You never see these guys in any fiction....well at least of any significance.


More of them in the chapters of Omega Supreme and Shockwave/Soundwave of our larger project, Seeds of Deception. There is also a SoD Blaster story on the way, with LOTS of Cassettes as guests!

See, everything that comes out of that project is like Gold mixed with Plasma and Diamonds except it's drawings and writing. Really excited since more cassettes probably means OverKill and at least RatBat(wondering how he goes from humanoid to cassette anyways) who are some of my favorite Cassetticons.

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