Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 6:47pm CST

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Courtesy of IDW Publishing's Twitter feed we have an upcoming post Dark Cybertron cover featuring Hasbro's Fan Built Bot winner Windblade! Check out the art below by Casey Collier and Joana Lafuente.

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Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548372)
Posted by Blurrz on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:14pm CST
That Blurr des needs a toy.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548374)
Posted by emptythreat on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CST
A pass. No issue with fembots but not a fan of either the way they're being shoehorned into this corner of the IDWverse which is genderless. I probably also wouldn't have been as annoyed by it had the author not made some odious comments attempting to speak on behalf of all women. Had this been a Prime book or Animated no-one (including me) would have found even the slightest amount to react to. And on top of that those Stone sketches look awful. I realise they're just sketches but...
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548377)
Posted by No One on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:32pm CST
WHERE have I seen a story about FIVE new airplane characters dropped into a centuries long war that wasn't theirs. Who were new to Cybertron, and also had to figure out who was who the hard way? (Cough G1 cartoon Cough)
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548381)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:47pm CST
I don't mean to sound sexist or anything, but does anyone else notice that both Starscream and Blurr have more feminine figures than Chromia?
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548383)
Posted by kaijuguy19 on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:54pm CST
Windblade's personalty so far seems interesting. I can imagine this is where the conflict between her and Screamer came to be.

I'm digging the drawings Sarah Stone made too. They seem to be a blend of IDW and TFP in a good way. I like how Chromia's supposed vehicle window acts like a riot shield.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548384)
Posted by Coptur on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:55pm CST
Empty threat you're odious and who're you to say how a woman can comment on other women. They look like boys and girls to me and most other people

I'm looking forward to it and I think it'll fun
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548385)
Posted by Mkall on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:58pm CST
If Chromia's toy looks similar to that sketch, I'll be a happy Mkall
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548388)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CST
I'm interested to see how this series (and character) turns out. As I'm collecting all of the main IDW continuity, I'll definitely be picking it up.

Chromia looks awesome. I hope that's similar to the upcoming Deluxe figure. :D

I do agree Starscream & Blurr look more feminine than usual, but out of all the characters that could be drawn that way, they're most fitting. What I like most about all of these designs is that they scream personality. Definitely looking forward to this. :)
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548389)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:08pm CST
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I don't mean to sound sexist or anything, but does anyone else notice that both Starscream and Blurr have more feminine figures than Chromia?


I believe these are merely concept art as Chromia's form in the comics greatly differs from what we see here. For now at least. It may be she gets a new altmode and a new body structure to go w/ it just like Windblade.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548394)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:18pm CST
All talk of gender aside, this Windblade character makes Drift look not quite so utterly, utterly cliched and beneath contempt in comparison. It's like bad fanfic accidentally given the green light. I love these versions of Chromia and Blurr however.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548396)
Posted by ZackRoyer on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:26pm CST
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I don't mean to sound sexist or anything, but does anyone else notice that both Starscream and Blurr have more feminine figures than Chromia?


Me too, But I was afraid to say it and be raged to death.
Nothing against feminine designs but, either you change completely the gender (I don't like it, but some people do) or you maintain original character proportion (look at that starscream head, what the flick!)

They look like Kpop singers.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548401)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:35pm CST
So I'm the only one that (at least) sorta likes that Starscream design? Bummer. :-(

Though I will say I don't care for the proportions of his wings. That's really all that bothers me.

I'm liking Chromia's design. I don't know what else to say besides that without being awkward.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548404)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:47pm CST
I love how Starscream looks in that sketch. I wish the toy pulled of that look so well.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548410)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 6th, 2014 @ 2:03pm CST
Image
It's kinda like Armada and Prime Starscreams had a baby. =P~

Chromia's transformation looks like it'd be pretty lazy. Fold the body into a box-ish shape, snap the windshield (HA!) on top, and done.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548414)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 6th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:WHERE have I seen a story about FIVE new airplane characters dropped into a centuries long war that wasn't theirs. Who were new to Cybertron, and also had to figure out who was who the hard way? (Cough G1 cartoon Cough)
Well, it sure is a darn good thing we won't be getting THAT story anytime soon since the war here has been good and over for a while now and Windblade's being dropped into the AFTERMATH of the war that wasn't hers.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548447)
Posted by Moonshot on February 6th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CST
That Blur looks awesome, maybe a tad bit too much hips, but cool looking. Windblade looks a lot like the WFC Shockwave with turbines and painted face head EDIT: Oh yea and metal boobs. Maybe its just me.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548493)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on February 6th, 2014 @ 10:21pm CST
Blurrz wrote:That Blurr des needs a toy.

Agreed.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548503)
Posted by Henry921 on February 6th, 2014 @ 11:00pm CST
So it seems this'll be Windblade opposing Starscream in some form; possibly while he's still more or less in charge of Cybertron.

That premise sounds interesting, and while I'm not thrilled with all of her comments, I do think Scott has her strengths as a writer...

...damn it all, I guess I'll read the comic included with the Windblade figure.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548510)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 6th, 2014 @ 11:26pm CST
Meh. Those designs are too far gone for my tastes. Sure Chromia looks feminine, but Starscream and Blurr look feminine too which makes them look ridiculous.

If this arc is anything like ROTD then I'm out. That whole thing stunk from top to bottom.
Re: Upcoming IDW Publishing Windblade Cover (1548516)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on February 7th, 2014 @ 12:15am CST
I do like the way she looks here though, Chromia I mean, not Windblade (still gonna pop her head off and put something else there if I can). I really hope we get a Chromia figure. Transformers is REALLY lacking in female characters that aren't Arcee and Blackarachnia.

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