Exclusive Issue 0 Cover available at Botcon

News! About Transformers! Crazy! Post your TF news and rumours here for all the world (with the exception of certain rain forest tribes) to see. Please ensure that you read the guidelines before posting. Thanks.

Moderators: Best First, spiderfrommars, IronHide

Post Reply
User avatar
Best First
King of the, er, Kingdom.
Posts: 9750
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2000 11:00 pm
Location: Manchester, UK
Contact:

Exclusive Issue 0 Cover available at Botcon

Post by Best First » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:03 am

Newsarama have reported that attendees at this years Botcon will be able to pick up an exlusive varient of IDWs Transformers Issue 0, with a varient cover illustrated by Hasbro’s Brand/Marketing Creative Director Aaron Archer and his staff.

Check out the full story ands see the (rather nifty) imagehere.

Credit: Newsarama
Last edited by Best First on Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
Image

User avatar
KingMob
Me king!
Posts: 1327
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Glasgow, UK.

Post by KingMob » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:13 am

Sweet cover.

User avatar
Señior's Covenant
Me king!
Posts: 1441
Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:00 pm
Location: Surrounded by a Ring of Red at the AFW Production Facility, Iacon Nuevo, TX
Contact:

Post by Señior's Covenant » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:49 pm

It's okay. I hate the Prime on there, it looks too much like that Shockwave wrap-around cover (or whatever those are called).

The background sketch art is nice, and very welcome (love stuff like that) but I'd think it better for the cover of some guide rather than a Zero Issue.
Image
Muchas gracias to Mob for the Sig, proving why he's called 'King'.

The "i" in "Señior" from "Señior's Covenant" is intentional and part of a stupid & cheesy inside joke from '02. Thank you for your concern.

divebomb
Back stabbing Seeker
Posts: 276
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2001 11:00 pm
Location: South wales

Post by divebomb » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:37 pm

I love the background art, but I can see what you mean about that prime, it does look a little weird

User avatar
KingMob
Me king!
Posts: 1327
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Glasgow, UK.

Post by KingMob » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:41 pm

Again, I think this is a case of looking at what it is supposed to be. As a convention exclusive, I think it's a pretty smooth move. To get an exclusive cover done by yer actual Archer + his actual design monkeys is a clever idea.
And it certainly looks like what you'd expect from such a brief, ie covered in design drawings.
Like the other covers, it shows to me a company targeting market opportunites in a sensible way, as these things (pumping out variant covers) go.

Is the Prime the best I've ever seen? No. Sure as **** ain't the worst, tho. *Hi, Pat!*

divebomb
Back stabbing Seeker
Posts: 276
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2001 11:00 pm
Location: South wales

Post by divebomb » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:45 pm

Well better than the DW preview mags.

User avatar
Señior's Covenant
Me king!
Posts: 1441
Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:00 pm
Location: Surrounded by a Ring of Red at the AFW Production Facility, Iacon Nuevo, TX
Contact:

Post by Señior's Covenant » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:48 pm

KingMob wrote:Sure as **** ain't the worst, tho. *Hi, Pat!*


True that.
Image
Muchas gracias to Mob for the Sig, proving why he's called 'King'.

The "i" in "Señior" from "Señior's Covenant" is intentional and part of a stupid & cheesy inside joke from '02. Thank you for your concern.

User avatar
Impactor returns 2.0
Big Honking Planet Eater
Posts: 6885
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2001 11:00 pm
:: Starlord
Location: Your Mums

Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:51 pm

right the design sketchs are pretty

but the optimus is rank - its more manga then pat-less with super deformed hips torso arms and legs.

I hope to god were not going to get a manga/transformer design set here. im switched off instantly.

A, because it makes transformers look like rubber
and
B, because its what everyone who cant draw does.
Image

Post Reply