Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean

Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 3:51am CDT

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Courtesy of Previews World, we have some variant covers for the upcoming Optimus Prime #10 from IDW Publishing, as we stave off First Strike just a little longer - and we return to Alpha Trion, but also Galvatron the Barbarian, and the early days of the Primes! Variants are by Andrew Griffith and Andrew MacLean

(W) John Barber (A) Kei Zama, Livio Ramondelli (CA) Andrew Griffith
THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! When Optimus Prime of Alpha Trion, the ancient sage reveals a tale of Cybertron's earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron's earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world.

Bullet points:
* Leads directly into this month's First Strike event!


Transformers News: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean


(W) John Barber (A) Kei Zama, Livio Ramondelli (CA) Andrew MacLean
THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! When Optimus Prime of Alpha Trion, the ancient sage reveals a tale of Cybertron's earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron's earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world.

Bullet points:
* Leads directly into this month's First Strike event!


Transformers News: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean

Credit(s): Previews World


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Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1901175)
Posted by Kurona on August 1st, 2017 @ 4:50am CDT
That is one mess of an issue blurb. Someone fell asleep at the keyboard.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1901188)
Posted by Randomhero on August 1st, 2017 @ 7:12am CDT
Kurona wrote:That is one mess of an issue blurb. Someone fell asleep at the keyboard.



Still better than most MTMTE and lost light blurbs that just try and be witty and uninformative
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1904980)
Posted by ScottyP on August 17th, 2017 @ 7:47pm CDT
Via the usual avenue of iTunes, the three-page preview for Optimus Prime #10 has arrived. Along with the usual pages, the "A" cover for this issue has also been revealed at last. The cover by Kei Zama features Onyx Prime and Liege Maximo, two of the original Thirteen Primes, looking both menacing and mightily cool. The interior pages shown are also the familiar Kei Zama and Josh Burcham combo that readers of Optimus Prime are familiar with, however it should be noted the flashback story that Alpha Trion sets up below which will comprise the bulk of this issue is drawn and colored by another fantastic Transformers comics artist, Livio Ramondelli.

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With this preview available, it looks like this chronicle of Galvatron the Barbarian's adventures will be available for you to read on August 30th, so be sure to head to your local comic shop and pick it up when it comes out!
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1904988)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 17th, 2017 @ 8:43pm CDT
That cover is fantastic!
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905018)
Posted by WreckerJack on August 18th, 2017 @ 12:05am CDT
I wish the inside was as nice looking as that cover. I think the colors are what's throwing me. It's personal preference but I prefer bolder colors.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905032)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on August 18th, 2017 @ 5:53am CDT
Cover looks good, but is it just me or does the bigger one (who I'm guessing is Onyx Prime) bear a striking resemblance to Deathsaurus?
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905034)
Posted by Randomhero on August 18th, 2017 @ 6:55am CDT
I miss Alpha Trion being douchey jack sparrow like. And no beard. I liked when it was just lines the evoked a beard.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905089)
Posted by ScottyP on August 18th, 2017 @ 12:05pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:Cover looks good, but is it just me or does the bigger one (who I'm guessing is Onyx Prime) bear a striking resemblance to Deathsaurus?
I'm guessing it's by design. Flame looks a great deal like Liege Maximo, Mistress of Flame has a strong resemblance to Solus, Nickel to Micronus, and here with Deathsaurus to Onyx. I think they're playing on the tribal split of either or both of the Knights of Cybertron and the Guiding Hand, with the implication that members of those groups fashioned their appearances based on a Prime.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905094)
Posted by Kurona on August 18th, 2017 @ 12:24pm CDT
And right now Nickel's allied with Deathsaurus; with Optimus and Alpha Trion being close together with ties to the Mistress of Flame. Something's afoot here...
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905123)
Posted by Randomhero on August 18th, 2017 @ 3:02pm CDT
Or it's a coincidence. Seriously.


Hey he's blue, silver and he gold accents...OMG SOUNDWAVE HAS THOSE COLORS! Mind blown!

Liege Maximo is all green...SO ISMOVIE SKIDS! WHATS THE CONNECTION IDW!?!?!
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905132)
Posted by Kurona on August 18th, 2017 @ 3:42pm CDT
He's also got a beast mode and his robot mode strikes a silhouette extremely similar to that, so it's really not just colours.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905148)
Posted by Overboat on August 18th, 2017 @ 5:43pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:Cover looks good, but is it just me or does the bigger one (who I'm guessing is Onyx Prime) bear a striking resemblance to Deathsaurus?

That's what i thought
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905194)
Posted by Randomhero on August 19th, 2017 @ 6:22am CDT
I guarantee it's just colors.

Deathsaurus is a warborn cybertronian meaning he's more than likely constructed cold because no hotspots were ever found during the war which means he was born a decepticon. Onyx Prime is a prime and he's 9 million years old and he's being doing his own thing the entire time like making Titan masters and visiting colonies. We've seen him floating around preparing for his return Also it's the damn Aligned design for him. 4 legs and all.

Onyx Prime wants to wipe out all cybertornians and star over where as Deathsaurus cares deeply for his fellow cybertronians. There's no connection other than Burcham felt like coloring them similar. Their are only so many colors you can use especially since the aligned Primes are all one color.

Deathsaurus is Roberts character and he's not giving up him or Nickel. I know some people say Deathsaurus has a role because of a potential toy and he was a runner for Power of the Primes fan vote but so was Hound. Hound! Just because a toy gets made means nothing. Cyclonus got a toy in combiner Wars and had nothing to do with the comic event and look at Titans return's event. Four characters that actually had toys and only two of them were Titan masters while one was a mneumosurgeon and the other highjacked a Titan. IDW does what they want in their toy tie in events.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905225)
Posted by ScottyP on August 19th, 2017 @ 12:36pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:I guarantee it's just colors.

Deathsaurus is a warborn cybertronian meaning he's more than likely constructed cold because no hotspots were ever found during the war which means he was born a decepticon. Onyx Prime is a prime and he's 9 million years old and he's being doing his own thing the entire time like making Titan masters and visiting colonies. We've seen him floating around preparing for his return Also it's the damn Aligned design for him. 4 legs and all.

Onyx Prime wants to wipe out all cybertornians and star over where as Deathsaurus cares deeply for his fellow cybertronians. There's no connection other than Burcham felt like coloring them similar. Their are only so many colors you can use especially since the aligned Primes are all one color.

Deathsaurus is Roberts character and he's not giving up him or Nickel. I know some people say Deathsaurus has a role because of a potential toy and he was a runner for Power of the Primes fan vote but so was Hound. Hound! Just because a toy gets made means nothing. Cyclonus got a toy in combiner Wars and had nothing to do with the comic event and look at Titans return's event. Four characters that actually had toys and only two of them were Titan masters while one was a mneumosurgeon and the other highjacked a Titan. IDW does what they want in their toy tie in events.
Why do you hate fun so much? >:oP
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905259)
Posted by Randomhero on August 19th, 2017 @ 5:47pm CDT
Because Im a realist. Fan theories are just that. Fan theories. And they're neve right.

It's like for the passed year I've been saying Slugslinger is the final titans return figure and everyone would gang up and say "NO HES NOT! WE STILL HAVETHE. REVEAL OF HIS WAVEMATES!" Well they revealed his wave this week or last and yeah it's a bunch of already released figures to fill up thatcase box. Yes there's an Arcee that's "suppose to be released post hascon" but I'll bet right now she and Magnus will be an online retailer figure like groove, slingshot and wild rider.

Anyway what I'm getting at is I'm not hating fun but I'm looking at all sides and I go with the explanation that makes most logic.

a cover with liege Maximo and onyx prime was made and josh was to color it and said "hey there's no real pictures of onyx prime, what colors should I use for him?" And I guarantee john or Guzman said "go ahead and get creative" or "livio colored him blue with gold accents so go with that"

Or there's even this idea: the colorist screwed up. Heres onyx prime from the annual

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It's possible Burcham just screwed up and didn't realize that was Onyx Prime and thought it was Deathsaurus or he didn't realize onyx prime had shown up already and just went with whatever he wanted.

That has happened. Perez thought the Necrotitan was metrotitan and kept coloring him like that all throughout Dark Cybertron instead coloring him properly.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905285)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on August 19th, 2017 @ 7:31pm CDT
Burcham has said that he colored the cover based on Ramondelli's interiors. https://twitter.com/jcburcham/status/898314173091782656
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905529)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 21st, 2017 @ 9:26am CDT
That cover is beautiful. And I look forward to some more background on the Primes, seeing as how that is where everything is heading and we have some rogues on the loose.
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1905534)
Posted by ScottyP on August 21st, 2017 @ 9:37am CDT
Randomhero wrote:Because Im a realist. Fan theories are just that. Fan theories. And they're neve right.
Like when I said two years ago that IDW was going to go there with Unicron. ;)

I snipped out the rest of your post but it had very fair points and was a good read!
Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1906057)
Posted by Kurona on August 23rd, 2017 @ 5:17pm CDT
A cute little bit of news for fans of IDW's designs today -- artist Andrew Griffith today tweeted some concept art for Soundwave as he appeared in Robots in Diguise - later simply rechristened 'Transformers' - and as he currently appears in the Optimus Prime comic. Specifically, this concept art concerns Soundwave's new alternate mode as a communications truck, and shows how Griffith envisioned Rumble and Frenzy in their new bike forms deploying for him. In another tweet, Griffith also specifies the type of truck Soundwave is supposed to be -- a three-axle communications-heavy Stryker vehicle! Check out the design below and tell us what you think in the forums!

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Re: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #10, by Andrew Griffith & Andrew MacLean (1906076)
Posted by Deadput on August 23rd, 2017 @ 6:58pm CDT
I really like this and I think it would be a cool option for him if there were ever a series where the Decepticons are only military vehicles...cause you know Decepticons and all.


Or maybe just a military Transformers spinoff where all the Transformers are a military vehicle of some type...not necessarily all of them being vehicles with guns but just vehicles used by the military in general.

Also it's pretty clever on how Soundwave's deployment gimmick works here.

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