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IDW March solicits (incl Spotlight Mirage & Focus on 'Co

Post by Brendocon » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:55 pm

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/ ... wmarch.htm

THE TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: GRIMLOCK

Written by Simon Furman, art and cover by Marcelo Matere.

Presenting the first of two March-bound one-shots focusing on some of the best-loved (or loathed) characters from the Transformers Universe. The spotlight now falls on Grimlock, everyone's favorite Dinobot! Once set on a course of action, Grimlock always sees it to the bitter end. But has he now gone too far? Branded a renegade and responsible for condemning his fellow Dinobots to a living death, this time there may be no way back!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: MIRAGE

Written by George Strayton, art and cover by Guido Guidi.

The second one-shot tale this month showcasing the fan-favorite characters of the Transformers Universe. Stepping into the spotlight is the infiltrator Mirage, an Autobot who has long questioned his allegiances in the war against Megatron. But when a temporal accident suddenly shunts him into an alternate timeline, he finally gets the chance to experience life as a Decepticon. Will he embrace his newfound power and wipe out the last of the Autobots, or sacrifice everything to save them?

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: BEST OF THE U.K.: SPACE PIRATES #1

Written by Simon Furman, art by Dan Reed, cover by Robby Musso.

Continuing reprints of the best Transformers epics from across the pond! In the debut issue of this latest series, when a space-time rift materializes near the Quintesson homeworld, its merciless warriors set off to establish a new home planet -- and their target is Cybertron! Written by Cybertronian stalwart Simon Furman, with art by Dan Reed, and a new cover recreating an old scene by Robby Musso.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: FOCUS ONŠ DECEPTICONS!

Written by Shane McCarthy and Neil Kleid, art by Nick Roche and more, cover by Don Figueroa.

Starscream. Thundercracker. Skywarp. Shockwave. And, of course, their terrifying leaderŠ the Decepticons represent the greatest threat in the history of Earth -- and now they're about to make their move. What are their plans? What will it mean for fate of mankind? And where are the Autobots, sworn defenders against Megatron's menace? IDW Publishing is set to unveil a globe-shattering Transformers event that will explode across comics pages this spring, and this specially-priced sneak peek features preview art, behind-the-scenes interviews, design sketches, information on the Decepticons of the upcoming Movie Sequel series and more!

24 pages, $2.99.
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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:13 pm

loving this - like scarface, hmm, perhaps ill vector it and make a giant print?

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Post by Brendocon » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:21 pm

The spotlight now falls on Grimlock, everyone's favorite Dinobot!


Does feel worth pointing out that my favourite Dinobot is Snarl.

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Post by Hound » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:35 pm

Brendocon wrote:
The spotlight now falls on Grimlock, everyone's favorite Dinobot!


Does feel worth pointing out that my favourite Dinobot is Snarl.


Snarl is also my favourite.

Spotlight Mirage sounds pretty interesting though! Hope he resembles his classics design which I *love*.
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Post by Yaya » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:03 pm

March sweetness. Can't wait for the Focus on Decepticons thing.
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Post by Metal Vendetta » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:42 pm

Bit concerned at yet another Decepticon piece not written by Furman.

Also no Decepticon spotlights as yet.
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Post by Brendocon » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:47 pm

But it is teh Decepticon Mirage OH NOES!!!!11 =-o

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Post by Guest » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:18 pm

Brendocon wrote:But it is teh Decepticon Mirage OH NOES!!!!11 =-o


Yeah, but not written by Furman.

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Post by Legion » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:04 pm

Rebis wrote:
Brendocon wrote:But it is teh Decepticon Mirage OH NOES!!!!11 =-o


Yeah, but not written by Furman.


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Post by Guest » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:10 pm

Pie filling.

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Post by Shanti418 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:10 pm

So Transformers: Focus on Decepticons is not only a bad title, but it's ALSO a lead in to the next 6 issue arc named _________, and this arc, THIS arc is where things REALLY hit the fan?


Also, I'm a bit freaked by the "Movie Sequel" part there at the end. I understand its inevitable, but give me time to breathe before I have to deal with that bidness.
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Post by BB Shockwave » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:46 pm

So, Ryall and co. learned the lesson from Megs Origin, and decided to give the next large IDW project to... someone nobody knows?

Bright idea. Unless (which I hope) it's something like Hearts of Steel and not messing with normal IDW G1 continuity, I'm really dreading this.

I was wondering when they'll continue the movie storyline. This just shows how little the Movie shook up the TF comics industry - with TMNT or Spiderman, there were tons of new comics following the new storyline. Can't say I'm sorry, though.

Love that Scorpy will rear his Head(master) again in Grimbo spotlight. Since the dinos promptly stole some of the 'spotlight' from Shockwave, it's their time to get it stolen by a Con... :twisted:

Mirage sounds interesting, but I smell a fanwank here. It has all the typical trademarks - paralell universe with reversed roles (wonder if 'Evil Prime' will have a goatee?) and builds up Mirage's character from the one single episode cartoon fans like to brag so much abou (even when there Mirage became a 'traitor' because he was infected by Bombshell, not by choice... making all the fuss totally pointless.)

My fav. Dinobot is Swoop, just for the record. Hope he gets a spotlight in the future... And glad he's already in TF ANimated.
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Post by Guest » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:34 pm

BB Shockwave wrote:Mirage sounds interesting, but I smell a fanwank here. It has all the typical trademarks - paralell universe with reversed roles (wonder if 'Evil Prime' will have a goatee?) and builds up Mirage's character from the one single episode cartoon fans like to brag so much abou (even when there Mirage became a 'traitor' because he was infected by Bombshell, not by choice... making all the fuss totally pointless.)


Except that Mirage's profile, plus early comic and cartoon appearances portray him as someone who initially joined the Autobot ranks not out of any innate sense of justice, but due to the necessity of taking sides.

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Post by BB Shockwave » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:15 pm

Rebis wrote:
BB Shockwave wrote:Mirage sounds interesting, but I smell a fanwank here. It has all the typical trademarks - paralell universe with reversed roles (wonder if 'Evil Prime' will have a goatee?) and builds up Mirage's character from the one single episode cartoon fans like to brag so much abou (even when there Mirage became a 'traitor' because he was infected by Bombshell, not by choice... making all the fuss totally pointless.)


Except that Mirage's profile, plus early comic and cartoon appearances portray him as someone who initially joined the Autobot ranks not out of any innate sense of justice, but due to the necessity of taking sides.


I understand, it's just that I feel Mirage is pretty much in the same alley here as G1 Thundercracker. They both have very interesting personalities, that have only been lightly touched, and many TF fans elaborated these minor tendencies so much and so often, that to see them handled the same way in an official media it'd simply make me cringe...

I'd prefer if Furman would re-imagine Mirage the same way he did for Magnus, or others, keeping some elements and introducing new ones. Like, if we want to stick with 'traitor', we could have Mirage working undercover as a Decepticon, and feeling torn between the two sides... Just my two cents.

(Off-topic, but I planned to give the same treatment to Thundercracker in my Bayformer Movie-rewrite script - making him into the 'little guy' who gets to fight alongside Megatron's elite guard by accident (being on the Nemesis as a simple grunt and surviving) and finding that his idols are not really as he thought they'd be, leading to him questioning the whole Con commitment thing. I didn't want to have him defect, but he does leave the Cons at the end of the movie to become a lone wolf.)
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