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Transformers-the ongoing saga of Susan Journeyer and Josh Boyfriend

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    I'm assuming you go to BotCon.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    never been! only turned 18 this year, might go someday if i have some buddies that'd come with and it isn't too expensive.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Oh, yeah. That's how I want to spend my mornings. Being reminded that I'm Old Man Crimsondude.

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  • CadeCade Registered User regular
    Mike Costa pretty much proved he doesn't get Transformers there and was not the writer that should have been on the book.

    Though I do agree the fanbase can be very hostile.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    yeah, the transformers fanbase is full of fanatics, myself included

    Costa still wasn't particularly great, even forgiving that

    e: whoooops sorry CD :<

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    It's all good. I'm sure I just forgot that you're that much younger than me. One of the other freelancers is also a huge Transformers fan, and she does go to BotCon, and so I guess that's why I thought to ask.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    I'd definitely love to go! They have tons of neat and interesting things over at the various Botcons, but between the cost of tickets, how far away it is, and how much souvenir stuff is, it just isn't feasible right now.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Oh, yeah. England.

    /Hits China. Keeps digging.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    I'm in Michigan, and this year is Texas

    last year was Disney in Florida, I think

  • mightyspacepopemightyspacepope Registered User regular
    I went to BotCon 2000. I was about 15 at the time and had a blast. I remember there was some sort of raffle you could buy tickets for to be part of a trivia game on Saturday night. I bought $10 worth of tickets thinking, "Eh, what the hell?"

    My name was chosen as one of the contestants. I ALMOST got to the tier of questions where I would've won a $100 credit to use anywhere in the dealer hall. The question I got was, "How many instrumental tracks were on the '86 movie soundtrack?" I jumped the gun and didn't pay attention to the word "instrumental," so I gave the total number of tracks. Grrr....

    The absolute best thing was that they managed to get a local theater to play the '86 movie. It was pretty sweet to see it on the big screen.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    With a big enough con, the locals will do damn near anything for your business.

  • MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    What's the chance that Botcon 2013 will be in Portland or somewhere nearby for me? 1%? I can work with that ...

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  • ReignerReigner Registered User regular
    Just read the Chaos epilogue last night. That sure was a thing, thank god we get the good stuff in about two weeks!

    The Raphael one-shot I got as well was so much better.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Death of Optimus Prime is next week

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  • TexiKenTexiKen you come after me because you can't arrest a land mass Registered User regular
    What are the chances of Optimus being shot with a time gun and coming back in 6 months?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    well
    in that preview you'd see that he thought he died but woke up three weeks later
    however

    the last issue of the ongoing revealed that Prime and Megatron have been gone from cybertronian civilization for millions of years

    so, chances are nil

  • CadeCade Registered User regular
    I almost get the feeling he doesn't so much die as he steps aside or goes away. More of a symbolic nature then an actual death?

    Maybe he fakes his death to live as someone else because of how some might perceived him?

    Yeah I know, sounds stupid but I swear the whole blown apart death thing has been done a dozen times over, hell wasn't the record for him being dead like five minutes in one cartoon? I could see them going for something else here compared to what most might expect.

    At least one of the cons who turned autobot isn't going to say Decepticons forever before putting a laser through his head right?

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Cade wrote:
    I almost get the feeling he doesn't so much die as he steps aside or goes away. More of a symbolic nature then an actual death?
    John Butler and James Roberts have all but confirmed this

  • TexiKenTexiKen you come after me because you can't arrest a land mass Registered User regular
    Yep, that's what happened
    Spoiler:

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Alex Milne, the artist for More Than Meets The Eye #2 and onwards, released character art of TRAILBREAKER
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    Alex wrote:
    since this guy appears on the cover issue 3, i thought it would be nice to show off the design here. a little bit of a Christmas present from me
    with MTMTE i've gone with a combo of WFC and TF Prime designs.
    probably right now Trailbreaker is my favourite design i've come up with. well my fav for what i can show you right now
    enjoy

  • ReignerReigner Registered User regular
    I though Roche was on MtMtE? What the hell IDW if they dropped him from either book.

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  • CadeCade Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Fantastic design for him!

    He looks damn great.

    I remember a friend had Trailbreaker as a toy, another friend tried to grab it from me, pulled and ripped his legs off.

    Dude stole my yellow M.A.S.K. action figure too.

    Yeah the guy was a jerk.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Reigner wrote:
    I though Roche was on MtMtE? What the hell IDW if they dropped him from either book.

    IDW didn't drop him, but he has more work than he can handle at once. He went off of MtMtE to do other things, Alex Milne is doing the book. HOWEVER, Roberts and Butler did say that the artists would rotate over time. We very well could get Roche back later.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    okay

    what the slag is going on
    lineart to MTMTE #1
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    I see Cyclonus, Ultra Magnus, Drift, Chromedome, Rung, Whirl, Eject or Rewind, Ratchet, and Red Alert

    looks like Roddy's crew is huge

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  • CadeCade Registered User regular
    Guessing it's "Arcee night", especially with how Roddy there is smirking.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    it

    it's an homage to
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    gah you are creepy

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    I kinda wish Cyclonus was in Batman's spot now, even though Magnus works, heh

    I honestly forgot about that cover, that's great

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  • CadeCade Registered User regular
    I always liked Cyclonus, he was the loyal guy to Galvatron even when the guy was bat crazy in the cartoons plus he's got a look that I think works very well.

    Now...the last time I remember him being around wasn't he and a few others stuck to the dead zone or that place where the dead reigned? I forget the details exactly but couldn't they leave for more then a short period before just dying? The up part being no matter how much they were shot up they'd just "fix" themselves, basically they were zombie robots. Didn't they even have a death touch or something. Like I said I'm forgetting the details here, but overall I thought it was a pretty cool concept with what they were being made to be. Especially since they were not Decepticons at all.

    Until they came back and suddenly they were or something? I heard people complaining about that.

    Cyclonus though I could see due to his origin in this comic book universe working with the Autobots easily enough unless they changed his back ground/purpose greatly.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    last we saw Cyclonus
    Spoiler:

  • ReignerReigner Registered User regular
    There's not nearly enough Hound on that cover.

    But I do like that we're getting a book that has more fringe characters in it. Chromedome, Whirl, Eject/Rewind, and I dont even know what a Rung is!

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  • CadeCade Registered User regular
    Who's the guy that looks like Shockwaves cousin up there, it's been bugging me I don't know.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Whirl, Cade. @Reigner, Rung is a character that James Roberts made.

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  • MatthewMatthew Registered User regular
    I will defnitly be picking up MTMTE #1. I've aways had a soft spot for Roddy and the season 3 bots, pus it features alot of lesser known bots, and a creative team I like. I would love to see Rodimus finally grow up and become a good seasoned leader (instead of constantly being portrayed as incompetent because he's not Optimus by rabid GEEWUNS) I hope we get to see that happen here. As for ROD, I my pass on that one for awhile, truthfully, I think i've had my fill of season 1&2 for now.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    you know, I didn't even think of the split between Hot Rod with season 3 and underused bots in MTMTE versus famous Season 1 and 2 bots in RID

    that's interesting! I do want to get both because both writers get the brand, are enthusiastic about it, and they'll cross over a bit.

  • CadeCade Registered User regular
    I definitely think it's a good move that they're moving away from Optimus, like so many others I love the big red bot but for the most part the Autobots seem to all about Optimus. If you got him around he's like a black hole that sucks up the focus, even if he's not around but you know you'll see him soon it's still sort of the same and no one gets to really shine.

    The decepticons had this problem to a lesser extant with Megatron.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Exactly! Furman's run (bless his soul for trying his hardest to do something different) didn't bring in Optimus for some time for just that reason! You know what we got from that? We saw the Autobot crew actually doing things, and the first Decepticons we met were Runamuck and Runabout for god's sake. Of course, he did have to bring in Prime sooner or later, and eventually he got more and more facetime.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
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    the colored cover to MTMTE #1

  • MatthewMatthew Registered User regular
    Cade wrote:
    I definitely think it's a good move that they're moving away from Optimus, like so many others I love the big red bot but for the most part the Autobots seem to all about Optimus. If you got him around he's like a black hole that sucks up the focus, even if he's not around but you know you'll see him soon it's still sort of the same and no one gets to really shine.

    The decepticons had this problem to a lesser extant with Megatron.

    That's the real problem with Transformers nowadays. The season 1&2 bots were great whent hey were the FOUNDATION of the transformers. They were something to build on an improve, something which the Japanese creators understood very well, until they too were sucked into the Optimus-mire in later years. The problem is that the modern rebirth of the series was initiated in part by those fans called Geewuns, worshippers of the season 1&2 bots, but primarily worshippers of Optimus Prime.

    Season 1&2 has become less of a foundation in recent years and more of a black hole, sucking in everything that does not have to do with them. In a way i'm glad that series like Headmasters, Victory, and Masterforce never made it over to America. Rodimus always got the short end of the stick, who knows what the Geewuns would have done to Star Saber and Ginrei (Oh lord, would Ginrei get it).

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