The Transformers comic thread. FURMAN RETURNS!

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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,783
    I am so tempted to buy the comics off of Comixology. It's something about seeing the art while it is physically in your hand that takes the cake. I got a free comic to see if I like the experience. I really am not feeling it on a PC. My ReZound has a pretty solid screen size, and it is doable. The Kindle/ iPad platforms seem to be the way to go.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Robots in disguise was pretty good this week IMO, but I'm 50-50 about the art.
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    Who did the art this week?

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    Andrew Griffith, Though I'm pretty sure he's the regular artist on the book.
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    I was the opposite, really wasn't feeling this weeks issue, all the deaths struck me as completely pointless and what could have been an interesting story got cut hella quick. Dialouge was also pretty bad to. Gonna be hype t see Sky byte brought into IDW next issue though.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Who's Sky Byte exactly? Never heard of the 'bot before @_@
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    He was Megatron's second in command from Robots in Disguise, the Shark.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Ah never watched that show.
    Hope he's well characterized in the series.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    What
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,783
    FURMAN-IZM!
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    >The peace ends

    Ugh, probably going right back to status quo, ugh.

    EDIT: And it looks like they're going back to earth, ugh.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    ^Uh no, the Furman book continues the story from the original Marvel series, the others won't be affected by it.
    So if you want to see Autbots vs. Decepticons on earth, read the new series, want to continue with the current direction, read the other ones.
    ...or at least that's the way I think it'll be =V
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    Knowing my luck it'll be like I fear it will be, G1 obsessed nerds bitching so fucking much about the direction of both RID and MTMTE.
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  • SanoSano SRKSANO on PS4 Joined: Posts: 13,068 mod
    THE FCBD Transformers book showed where Furman's story is going to go after his Marvel run, the same thing they did with the FCBD G.I. Joe book right before Larry Hama continued his run in G.I. Joe ARAH.

    One thing that was interesting was Optimus Prime was mentoring Hot Rod (I have no idea if that happened in the original Marvel series, I left off right around when the Head Masters and Target Masters showed up).
  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    So it is going to be a seperate series? Sweet.

    Can't wait to see more stuff with Leige Maximo, though even in the Marvel series the cons going right back to being the main enemies after taking on Jihaxus's Forces seems dumb to me. Hope we see guys like Carnivac, Thundercracker, and Skywarp go Nuetral or something seeing how they lost all faith with Megs.
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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    So does the new Furman series ignore the Generation 2 series?
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  • SanoSano SRKSANO on PS4 Joined: Posts: 13,068 mod
    Not sure but it picks up after issue 80. In the FBCD issue there's no sign of Megatron as a tank, but it features gun / G1 Megatron versus his future self Galvatron.

    Head Masters and Target Masters get mentioned which is pretty much where I left off.

    Pretty trippy read that jumps around through eras and time periods. Or just to show how this universe is different. To sum up, this world didn't turn out exactly how the animated movie turned out but some things are similar. Well that has been the case for quite a while anyway I think, it's just driving the point home is all.

    When the series starts it will probably be a lot more of a straight forward read.

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  • Dangerous JDangerous J Clinicals now!! Joined: Posts: 10,191 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    What did you think of the artwork?
    Sano
    I got into the last 20 issues by furman but never read the first 50 some issues.I liked furmans beginning ids stuff but stopped at all hail megatron.
    Can't wait to get 81


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  • SanoSano SRKSANO on PS4 Joined: Posts: 13,068 mod
    Probably my biggest complaint about the original Marvel series was I never really cared for the artwork back then. I suppose I may have had the cartoon on my mind like most people which I thought was a lot better at chatacter designs.

    Have to say that Wildman has improved vastly over the years.

    It could also be that the inker Baskerville has improved or the new coloring process makes the artwork shine. Or I no longer have the cartoon on my mind? I dunno. Still I like the artwork a lot more this time around.

    Oh hey after a second look, Furman confirms in the forward that it's a continuation of G1 so in this world it seems like G2 never happened.

    G2 still takes place within G.I. Joe ARAH since it continues the classic series (the crossover with Transformers is reprinted in the 14th TPB). Not that Hama is going to revisit Transformers in ARAH though.

    Then again since Hama just had Cobra Commander bust out his G.I. Joe Sigma 6 armor (WTF, I mean that in a good way) anything is possible. :cool:

    Eh if you're gonna turn Megatron into a lame tank because you don't want kids robbing liquor stores with a toy gun at least get Cobra involved. :D

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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    That's pretty gay it's gonna be like G2 didn't happen.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Didn't Megs get an eggplant color pallete for his G2 design?
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    Well at least in the G.I. Joe comic the G2 Megatron tank was all green and blue. Never seen any of the G2 Tranformers comics so not sure about anything else.

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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I like eggplant. And he looked better in the comics. I have the G2 toy. The toy is neon green with purple camo. It's just a giant brick with like no poseability from what I remember. And his head was tiny. But when you push it down, he says, "Megatron attack!" in a voice that sounds nothing like Frank Welker.
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  • SanoSano SRKSANO on PS4 Joined: Posts: 13,068 mod
    Took a second look at G2 Megatron in the Classic G.I. Joe TPB #14. His face is blue, his helmet is dark gray, the tank parts are blue and there's some purple camouflage. The rest is dark gray for the most part. For some reason I thought the camouflage splotches were blue instead of purple so my bad.

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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    Man if G2 never happens, then so much awesome stuff didn't occur.
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  • SanoSano SRKSANO on PS4 Joined: Posts: 13,068 mod
    Lol well it happens in any universe it still happens in, just not in Regeneration One is all.


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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,252
    G2 was fairly shite for the most part anyway.

    Just think of another way to introduce Jhiaxus and it'll be fine.
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  • SanoSano SRKSANO on PS4 Joined: Posts: 13,068 mod
    Of what I've read of Furman's Transformers work he seems to be an all-inclusive kind of writer when it comes to Transformers.

    He may not reference G2 but I don't think he'll really go out of his way to erase it either if he doesn't feel he has to. In the FBCD issue he points out that Galvatron hails from an alternate reality future, so he's not disputing other worlds, he just may not acknowledge one or the other.

    He's basically picking up where he left off in a situation where he doesn't have to push a toy or worry about what anyone else is doing with Transformers. Like G.I. Joe ARAH it's basically a 'What If I could do ANYTHING way back when' kind of thing.

    Sit back and enjoy.
  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,252
    I really wish IDW could get the rights to continue on the old DW Energon series and let Furman finish his work on it.

    Armada/Energon was the best DW Transformers book by far.
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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I still have a full run of Dreamwave's Armada/Energon... Man, I bought a lot of stupid comics when I was younger.
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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Found a copy of IDW's Transformers: Maximum Dinobots for three bucks, so I pounced on it. Read the first two chapters so far. Is this supposed to be one of the more well-regarded IDW TF comics?
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    Yes, Maximum Dniobots is baller as hell and ties up alot of plt points. After that look into Last Stand of the Wreckers if you were feeling Dinobots.
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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I finished reading it, but unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it very much.

    I thought Furman's scripting was rather lazy. There was a lot of exposition. I hate it when characters speak out loud to nobody just so they can bring readers up to speed. That really takes me out of a story.. It's even worse when they explain their motivations (as if their actions don't speak for themselves). It's worse still when they give unnecessary speeches or describe their actions in the middle of fights. (But the most laughable thing is when characters speak their own name aloud to us, like, "It was a good thing I, Zephyranthes, remembered to turn off the stove before I left the house today." Who thinks like that? Let alone speaks like that? Out loud? To nobody in particular?)

    Granted, I am not caught up in all of the backstory in the IDW comics, but it's a Transformers comic, not quantum astrophysics. On its own, it was kind of a mindless action comic, which isn't the worst thing in the world. I didn't really dig the art, though. The action scenes were a little cluttered, and not in that insane, designy, hypnotize-the-reader Chris Bachalo kinda way. They were just cluttered and panels just had too much going on to be coherent or interesting.

    I don't really remember Furman's TF comics being so clunky. I might have to scrounge up some of his old Marvel stuff for a reread. I loved those when I was younger. I even liked The War Within from DreamWave like ten years ago.
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    Last Stand of the Wreckers does the whole big Action Comic thing alot better than Maximum Dinobots by a long stretch. I was kind of happy with MD finishing up most of plot threads Furman set down earlier. It was alot better than the fucking Dead Universe Arc which was hard as hell to follow due to being in so many different issues and the inconsistent art. Though anytime EJ Su draws Bludgeon it's godlike.

    The War Within was kind of cool, some of the speeches Optimus did to nobody in that series were pretty dumb. Mainly just wanted to see more stuff with Starscream, Grimlock, Thundercracker, and Skywarp.
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    Transformers... Regeneration One... IS AWESOME!!!!111!!!000100!!!!
    Oh snap a JUMPSTARTER! I had that toy when I was a kid. NOICE!

    Props to IDW for rereleasing 76-80 in the 100 page special too in the same week.


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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    Just read Regeneration #81, can't lie that first panel with Megs was hype, dude is a beast.

    Also read the latest MTMTE, really hope time travel is involved witht he current mystery so some deaths get averted, mainly
    Rung, I really liked that guy. One more reason for Swerve to hopefully die a very very very very very VERY painful death. Maybe he can get painted blue and purple and they can toss him to Fort Max.
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    MTMTE
    YAY RUNG IS ALIVE! Sans head currently though, Red Alert passed off a recording to Rung's body because he's the only person he can trust. On the recordign was Overlord sedated and strung up in a unmakred section of the shit and Red Alert is fearing he's gonna be silenced soon, for once he might not be paranoid for no reason. We also get to see the DJD for the first time and these are some beast guys with some interesting designs and abilities, they freaking killed Black Shadow the last Phase Sixer, kind of lame really wanted to see more of him. We also got introduced to a group fo reject Decepticon's who are scavenging supplies off of dead bots to get to Cybertron and one of them is on the DJDs kill list and they have to turn whoever it is in or they all die. And the ship their on has one special guest, goddamn Grimlock!.[/spoilers]
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  • SanoSano SRKSANO on PS4 Joined: Posts: 13,068 mod
    Sooo hype about the next issue of Regeneration One coming out this week! :D

    Started re-reading the original Marvel Comics for fun. I'm going with the Titan TPBs because the IDW ones skip over Marvel Universe stuff like Spider-Man chilling with Gears.

    Haven't read a lot of these stories in years since my older brother used to collect Transformers. I would just read his stuff when he wasn't looking. :p

    The Spidey, Marvel's Godzilla and Savage Land nods early on are quite a hoot. Most def forgot about most of this stuff. :cool:

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    I gotta get to the comics again. The want is there again.

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    Kind of 50/50 about picking up the next Regeneration issue, really not that interested in it. If it was picking up after G2 ended I'd be down, see some more Leige Maximo.
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