Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow."

Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow."

Monday, February 28th, 2011 7:33am 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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In the Shadow

Story and Colors by;
John-Paul Bove http://wordmongerer.deviantart.com/

Pencils and Inks by;
Hal Laren http://cirus5555.deviantart.com
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Credit(s): Richter


This article was last modified on Monday, February 28th, 2011 12:51pm CST

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Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188369)
Posted by WarMachine555 on February 28th, 2011 @ 7:39am CST
He knows hes talking to a dead body right?
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188376)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on February 28th, 2011 @ 7:58am CST
Nicely done. I dig the line about Rodimus realizing why Magnus couldn't cut it. Really, if you were the new leader of the Autobots, and the previous guy had been banging his head against the wall trying to end a war for 4 million years, wouldn't you have the same feelings?

And yes, WM, I'm sure he knows he's talking to a dead body. People talk to the dead all the time. He's being sarcastic about expecting a response.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188384)
Posted by puttster3 on February 28th, 2011 @ 8:36am CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:And yes, WM, I'm sure he knows he's talking to a dead body. People talk to the dead all the time. He's being sarcastic about expecting a response.
Sometimes it's best to be careful on what you wish for, even if its a sarcastic one :)
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188403)
Posted by GetRightRobot on February 28th, 2011 @ 10:04am CST
Well atleast he's not whining like he did in the cartoon. Way to suck it up Roddy.

Nice one guys. Artwork is quality. I'm still surprised at how much I DON'T like seeing Prime dead. :sad:
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188410)
Posted by T-Macksimus on February 28th, 2011 @ 10:38am CST
VERY Well Done! This is the Rodimus we SHOULD have had back in G1 days. Bonus points for sneaking in the reference to 'The Touch' as well. Bravo! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: 8)
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188412)
Posted by F Prime on February 28th, 2011 @ 10:41am CST
The artwork is amazing, and I also enjoy the reasoning behind Hot Rod over Magnus as leader.

I did have one bit of confusion...it seems that, in the first sentence, Hot Rod is saying that Kup is incorrect in assuming it was Magnus' self-doubt preventing him from leading, but in the second sentence Hot Rod says it is because Magnus really *does* doubt himself.

What is the difference between self-doubt and really doubting yourself? Or am I missing something entirely?
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188417)
Posted by puttster3 on February 28th, 2011 @ 10:49am CST
F Prime wrote:The artwork is amazing, and I also enjoy the reasoning behind Hot Rod over Magnus as leader.

I did have one bit of confusion...it seems that, in the first sentence, Hot Rod is saying that Kup is incorrect in assuming it was Magnus' self-doubt preventing him from leading, but in the second sentence Hot Rod says it is because Magnus really *does* doubt himself.

What is the difference between self-doubt and really doubting yourself? Or am I missing something entirely?

He was saying Kup thinks its his (Rodimus) self-doubt, not Ultra Magnus. Rodimus was saying that Ultra Magnus does doubt himself (Ultra Magnus).
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188422)
Posted by zer0das on February 28th, 2011 @ 10:53am CST
F Prime wrote:The artwork is amazing, and I also enjoy the reasoning behind Hot Rod over Magnus as leader.

I did have one bit of confusion...it seems that, in the first sentence, Hot Rod is saying that Kup is incorrect in assuming it was Magnus' self-doubt preventing him from leading, but in the second sentence Hot Rod says it is because Magnus really *does* doubt himself.

What is the difference between self-doubt and really doubting yourself? Or am I missing something entirely?


>>Kup seems to be asserting that Rodimus has self doubt, whereas he is simply reaffirming that he is certain of his abilities just that "the issue isn't who I am."
Then Rodimus states that it is Magnus who has doubt.

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The idea is great, and having Rodimus address the issue of Ultra Magnus as an inadequate Prime is also compelling. The writing and the panel placement can be tightened up, but as others have said, the artwork is superb.

1 Thumb up!
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Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188447)
Posted by Naked Magnus on February 28th, 2011 @ 12:02pm CST
To be fair to Optimus he was dormant for most of those 4 million years.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188481)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on February 28th, 2011 @ 1:27pm CST
I just loved the line, "I'm not frightened to ride the eye of the storm when all hell is breaking loose."

That made the mosaic. I love all mosaics with Hot Rod/ Rodimus however, and it's worthy of my 100th post on Seibertron!!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188492)
Posted by Swiftpaw on February 28th, 2011 @ 2:01pm CST
Beautifully done! This is the sort of self-reflection and determination Rodimus should of been characterized with.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188496)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 28th, 2011 @ 2:19pm CST
nice
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188580)
Posted by Blozor on February 28th, 2011 @ 4:20pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:And yes, WM, I'm sure he knows he's talking to a dead body. People talk to the dead all the time. He's being sarcastic about expecting a response.


Since it's Optimus Prime, he might be hoping for an answer through his connection to the Matrix.
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188715)
Posted by MaverickPrime on February 28th, 2011 @ 8:21pm CST
WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Re: Transformers Mosaic: "In the Shadow." (1188817)
Posted by Oilspill on March 1st, 2011 @ 3:37am CST
Great writing (and art) on this one. Really love the characterisation of Rodimus here. Nice one guys!

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