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Return of the Su - Spotlight Jazz

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:59 am
by Brendocon
http://ryalltime.blogspot.com/2008/11/a ... -jazz.html

http://forum.idwpublishing.com/viewtopi ... 115#103115
Ah, the suspense.

I'll go ahead and confirm a few things about this project.

It is indeed Spotlight Jazz.

And E.J. also will be doing the interiors.

As for who's writing it, I'm gonna hold onto that info for a bit longer...


Furmo and Shane O Mac have both hinted about upcoming Spotlights on their blogs. It being EJ makes me think Furman's likely. It being Jazz makes me think maybe McCarthy.

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:12 pm
by stranger
I'd probably say McCarthy as well. Shame really, as I can't recall ever getting into Jazz's head in any comic, beyond what you'd know from his techspec. He's never been that interesting has he?

Why not give Roche another go? He's shown a bit of promise in what hes done so far...

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:46 pm
by Hound
stranger wrote:I'd probably say McCarthy as well. Shame really, as I can't recall ever getting into Jazz's head in any comic, beyond what you'd know from his techspec. He's never been that interesting has he?

Why not give Roche another go? He's shown a bit of promise in what hes done so far...


I totally agree. The best Jazz comic moment is when Galvatron lobotomised him.

However, I thought Mcarthy wrote Jazz fairly well in the last AHM. It might work.

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:39 am
by stranger
Hound wrote:
stranger wrote:I'd probably say McCarthy as well. Shame really, as I can't recall ever getting into Jazz's head in any comic, beyond what you'd know from his techspec. He's never been that interesting has he?

Why not give Roche another go? He's shown a bit of promise in what hes done so far...


I totally agree. The best Jazz comic moment is when Galvatron lobotomised him.

However, I thought Mcarthy wrote Jazz fairly well in the last AHM. It might work.


You know, I thought just after I posted that he was probably best depicted in Target 2006. Totally different to cartoon Jazz, which is pretty much the only characterisation he's had. If it is McCarthy, I doubt his research will be much farther reaching than his Season 1 boxset :cry:

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:10 pm
by Yaya
Hound wrote:However, I thought Mcarthy wrote Jazz fairly well in the last AHM. It might work.


For me, that was the coolest Jazz has ever been.

Strange though. For a character that gets so much fan love, I can't really recall much characterization for him in any of the previous comic runs. I would almost say he's been underused.

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:37 pm
by Hound
Yaya wrote:
Hound wrote:However, I thought Mcarthy wrote Jazz fairly well in the last AHM. It might work.


For me, that was the coolest Jazz has ever been.

Strange though. For a character that gets so much fan love, I can't really recall much characterization for him in any of the previous comic runs. I would almost say he's been underused.


I think it's purely cartoon based love. He had a recognisable voice actor, he changed into a cool vehicle. He had fun context sensitive gadgets such as grappling lines or boom boxes that could be used in 1 episode and forgotten in another.

For me, the appeal of Jazz is potential. This is the guy who is supposed to be Prime's second in command, I want to see why that is.

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:23 pm
by BB Shockwave
I think Jazz has been pretty consistently pictured as the 'cool' guy in the Comics. Sure enough he was never shown to be as high-ranked as Prowl but he was at least at 'Squad leader' status. And has often been the voice of reason (think matrix quest) in the team.

I agree that he just doesn't have any big moments... though the same could be said of Ironhide. Before IDW's 'ion' run I simply couldn't care about him either. I think Jazz had some nice characterization in Furman's run of IDW.

And, I must say I think it's a Simon comic. That's Razorclaw on the cover, in Cybertronian form. If this was a Shane comic, Razorclaw would be in lion form without a feasible explanation... :)

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:59 pm
by stranger
BB Shockwave wrote:
And, I must say I think it's a Simon comic. That's Razorclaw on the cover, in Cybertronian form. If this was a Shane comic, Razorclaw would be in lion form without a feasible explanation... :)


I thought about this earlier, the longer the silence goes on the more I think it's neither. Outside bet on the guy whos been doing the movie-verse stuff? Wouldn't be a bad thing...

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:50 pm
by Shanti418
BB Shockwave wrote:I think Jazz has been pretty consistently pictured as the 'cool' guy in the Comics. Sure enough he was never shown to be as high-ranked as Prowl but he was at least at 'Squad leader' status. And has often been the voice of reason (think matrix quest) in the team.


In addition, he was also known for his serious take in "Man of Iron," as well as the "Oh, him too?" Classic Pretender.

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:13 pm
by Yaya
Writers for Spotlight:Jazz announced.

It's the creators of the Mosaic series, Richter and Beachcomber at the IDW site.

Taking a chance, but then, that's what I like about IDW. They take chances.

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:05 pm
by sprunkner
this should be interesting.

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:08 am
by Best First
Hmm. Fair play i guess.

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:59 am
by Metal Vendetta