Transformers vs. The Terminator Crossover Comic Launching in 2020
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Posted by carytheone on December 19th, 2019 @ 4:30pm CST
To be fair, 52Toys already has my back.
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 19th, 2019 @ 6:04pm CST
I am excited for this, bring it on!
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on December 19th, 2019 @ 9:19pm CST
carytheone wrote:Interesting, but call me when a Transformers vs Alien crossover/toyline happens ... or was that Bayverse
To be fair, 52Toys already has my back.
Transformers vs Aliens is ALL I’ve ever wanted to see. It’s totally possible, I mean there’s been a lot of crossovers happening recently; ie Star Trek, Ghostbusters. Now this, let’s hope there’s even more coming.
Who doesn’t want to see a xenomorph born from a Cybertronian?
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 20th, 2019 @ 5:15am CST
Now I know.
Posted by carytheone on December 20th, 2019 @ 8:10am CST
So what are we talking about here? Transformers sized Terminators? Terminators cosplaying as Transformers Pretenders style? I'd think people sized Terminators would just get squished like bugs. This is like playground arguments to the stupidest degree.
1st kid: "Who'd win in a fight, Optimus Prime or the Terminator?"
2nd kid: "Freddy Krueger!"
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Who doesn’t want to see a xenomorph born from a Cybertronian?carytheone wrote:Interesting, but call me when a Transformers vs Alien crossover/toyline happens ... or was that Bayverse
Posted by carytheone on December 20th, 2019 @ 9:24am CST
https://www.idwpublishing.com/robots-wa ... erminator/
IDW wrote:SAN DIEGO, CA (December 17, 2019) – IDW Publishing (OTC: IDWM) is proud to announce the March 2020 launch of TRANSFORMERS VS. THE TERMINATOR, a four-issue monthly series in partnership with Dark Horse Comics that pits the deadly race of futuristic cyborgs against the sentient, converting robots from Cybertron.
TRANSFORMERS VS. THE TERMINATOR brings together three longtime TRANSFORMERS contributors (writers David Mariotte and John Barber, and artist Alex Milne) with writer Tom Waltz (fresh off his celebrated 100-issue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run) for an epic crossover that revisits the concepts of alien invasion and time-traveling resistance fighters… but twists them in unexpected ways!
“I still remember the visceral thrill and terror of my first viewing of THE TERMINATOR, and while I’ve seen it a hundred times since then, it still gets my pulse running,” says John Barber, co-writer and IDW Editor-in-Chief. “I’ve worked on TRANSFORMERS a lot over the years, and the opportunity to combine these two mechanistic universes together to see who comes out on top (while working alongside Tom, David, and my old collaborator Alex, no less) —well, it’s way too exciting a chance to pass up.”
“TRANSFORMERS was a large part of my childhood; I was captivated, wanting to see how Optimus Prime would foil the plans of Megatron,” says artist Alex Milne. “Later, I came across THETERMINATOR and was amazed by the idea of a robot pretending to be a human, sent back in time to hunt down a specific target. Now, as an adult, I’m very pleased to lend my talents to a project which sees these sci-fi icons brought together!”
TRANSFORMERS VS. THE TERMINATOR #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Gavin Fullerton (Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds, Bags), Cover B by series artist Alex Milne, and two Retailer Incentive editions by comic book sensations Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/TMNT) and Francesco Francavilla (Star Wars Adventures), respectively.
For information on how to acquire copies of the TRANSFORMERS VS. THE TERMINATOR miniseries, please contact your local comic shop or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Posted by Dr. Caelus on December 20th, 2019 @ 4:40pm CST
Posted by Ig89ninja on December 21st, 2019 @ 9:28am CST
Dr. Caelus wrote:They could make this a fairly deep story if Skynet appeals to Optimus's core belief that, "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." After all, Skynet is, superficially at least, a much more familiar form of life than humans are, and everything it did was to secure its own survival.
If this was the case, you could totally draw parallels between Skynet’s story with Humans to Cybertronians with the Quintessons.
Posted by Supreme Convoy on December 21st, 2019 @ 6:13pm CST
Posted by Cyberstrike on January 6th, 2020 @ 8:51am CST
Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator other the title there was not much else to be remembered by this dud.
Now I haven't read either The Transformers/Star Trek: TAS and Transformers/Ghostbusters series but I've heard some good things about the first and a LOT of great things about the second. Maybe IDW and Dark Horse can do a hat trick and go 3 straight good/great crossovers with the Transformers which would be ironic since Hasbro can't get them to work in crossovers with their own properties like: The Go-Bots, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., ROM, The Micronauts, The Visionaries, Action Man, Jem and the Holograms, D&D, Magic: The Gathering, My Little Pony, and the rest but have better success with crossovers with properties that they don't own.
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 20th, 2020 @ 9:27pm CDT
Thanks to SyFy Wire, we have the first 4 pages, minus speech bubbles, as well as the lines for those pages for you to take a look at today. It even features some pretty sweet looking new Seekers, all done up in typical Alex Milne razzle dazzle.
Check out the preview below, and stay tuned for more information on the Transformers vs. The Terminator!
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 20th, 2020 @ 9:58pm CDT
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Posted by Just Negare on March 25th, 2020 @ 3:02am CDT
I'll wait for the trade paper back, though.
Posted by william-james88 on March 25th, 2020 @ 8:36pm CDT
A Review of Transformers vs Terminator #1
Honestly, not much to spoil here that hasn't been shown in the preview
This is a special week in the world of Transformers comics because not only are we getting two books, but these two books are the last we'll be receiving for a while.
And one of them happens to be Transformers Vs Terminator, a book that intrigued quite a few. I know it intrigued me. The fact that the now legendary Transformers artist Alex Milne was attached to it, made it even more of a must check out. And now it's here and while I am still just as intrigued to see where it goes, the first issue didn't really do it for me.
My main issue here is that the first issue is very derivative, on purpose. It's basically just a retelling of the terminator lore, filled with the typical lines so that someone can say "oh, he said the thing!". It didn't make for the most engaging read.
I much prefer the first few pages which were already shown to all in the preview which show the future all out war of Transformers vs Terminators, featuring new Transformers designs by Alex Milne.
Speaking of the art, that opening is also where we see the most bots and thus where Alex Milne shines most. Now don't get me wrong, Alex Milne is as fine an artist as they come, but he has this amazing skill for depicting Transformers which really make him stand out compared to everyone else. However, when it comes to humans, there isn't as much in the style that makes him stand out.
Also, while he does aim for Sarah Connor to look like Linda Hamilton, I did not realize that the terminator was supposed to be of the Arnold variety. It could be Michael Beihn as much as it could be Arnold (which is actually what I thought they were going for at first, like some sort of switcheroo) or Duke from GI Joe. So that iconic Terminator aspect, which the script is clearly going for, is lost in the art too. When I read the panel you'll see below, I realized the author was hoping we'd been reading the Terminator's dialogue with Arnold's accent but the art never gave us indication of that so it took me out of it. It's like the nuts and bolts of the comic suddenly appeared and I saw a writer inserting some dialogue to make up for them not being able to get the rights to an actor's likeness.
Just a side note, I did find it interesting that the Terminator drives an Optimus Prime looking truck in this issue, smashing into cops, when the T-1000 drove a "nemesis prime" deco of a similar looking truck in Terminator 2, while dressed as a cop.
The final splash page is enough to have any fan want more, I just wish the first issue as a whole felt more meaty rather than just going through the motions to get to that final page. It was an average issue overall so I'll give it an average score.
This issue is out today, March 25th, and you can pick it up at the Seibertron.com eBay store or at your local shop, check here to find the closest shop to you, but you may want to call to get their operational status before making a trip.
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on March 25th, 2020 @ 10:09pm CDT
So many crossover's have to spend time establishing the casts of each franchise getting to know each other (Oh but watch out they may disagree at first!), I'm so happy that this one casts those expectations aside to create an engaging story. It presumes familiarity with each franchise, and why shouldn't it? I don't think there's a single person on here who doesn't know the basic original backstory for either franchise.
All in all, if you like it or you don't, but I think this is a pleasing entry in the steady stream of crossovers coming out in the TF franchise. And like it or not, I think we ALL should push for this recent crossover trend to continue.
Posted by Burn on March 26th, 2020 @ 6:59am CDT
But then you take a deep breath and rebuild the walls that hold the bad memories at bay and you think to yourself "WHAT THE FUDGE? HOW THE FUDGE IS THAT GOING TO WORK?"
And it's a valid question, giant robots versus human sized robots ... come on, no contest!
If you're thinking that, like I was, give this book a go.
Transformers and The Terminator are old franchises, Transformers has had many a number of takes on the original G1 origin story, and The Terminator is a giant cluster-fudge of screwed up continuity ... and that's just the movies.
So how the hell do you make that work?
Well ... IDW and Dark Horse have done it. They've taken both franchises, and given the origins a tweak here and a twist there.
And that's the basis of this first book. Twisting and tweaking as both franchises come together.
It's not a blow your balls off story, it serves one purpose and that's to establish how they two franchises are together. It's like climbing onto a mechanical bull, you've climbed on, and the book ends just as the operator hits the start button.
I had my doubts, but I feel IDW/DH have done a great job with this issue of establishing how the two franchises have come together. I look forward to the next issue.