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Post by Yaya » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:32 pm

Okay, my bro was there. Here's what he said (someone else please provide the details):

1. A Metroplex spotlight on the way. I think it's written by Andy Schmidt. The panels will be double page throughout.

2. A new four-part miniseries follows AHM, each issue with two 11-page stories. The series is called All Hail Megatron: Coda and will bridge the gap between and set the stage for some "very huge, secret plans."

3. New writer's, in addition to Simon and Shane, will be doing this. I think he mentioned there were three others, but not sure who they were. Mowry, I don't think, was one of them.

Awaiting for someone to officially confirm all this with more details who was actually there.
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Post by sprunkner » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:19 am

Ugh.

All Hail Megatron: Coda?

My prediction of Shane's sequel series is actually TRUE?
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Post by Predabot » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:01 pm

Looking forward to a Metroplex spotlight, but I think they should hit a home-run and do one on Trypticon while they're at it. :o

Andy Schmidt sounds really, really familiar, what's he done before?

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Edited at Marvel.

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Post by sprunkner » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:48 pm

I hope the Christos Gage rumors are true. I've been really enjoying the guy's work with Dan Slott on The Initiative.
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Post by Predabot » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:40 pm

Oh yeah, thanks for the remind there Rebis. :)

And Gage would certainly be pretty great, Sprunkner. I've enjoyed his Avengers the Initiative as well. ( some horrible artists notwithstanding)

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Post by Manchester Devil » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:43 pm

How many chances is McCarthy going to get after the AHM debacle? I mean AHM:Coda?

Spotlight: Metroplex should be worth a gander though. Oh, and I like how the article managed to mispell "Drift" :joy:
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Post by Yaya » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:17 pm

Manchester Devil wrote:How many chances is McCarthy going to get after the AHM debacle? I mean AHM:Coda?


McCarthy is only one of many writers on Coda.

Here's Newsarama's summary of the panel in more detail:

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/090209- ... ormer.html
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Post by Manchester Devil » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:41 pm

McCarthy is only one of many writers on Coda


That's one issue too many though, do we really need to have more of McCarthy's drivel?
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Post by Ozz » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:26 pm

It's funny that G.I.Joe is getting the likes of Gage or Reed as writers, but Transformers get some unknowns (at least to me).
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Post by sprunkner » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:06 am

Thrift.

Awesome.

Anyone refers to him as anything else from now on, I will blacklist them.
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Post by BB Shockwave » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:12 am

You missed this:

300-plus page War Within collection this month


Hmm, we might be getting Vol. 3 printed after all?
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Post by Best First » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:18 am

Manchester Devil wrote:
McCarthy is only one of many writers on Coda


That's one issue too many though, do we really need to have more of McCarthy's drivel?


Ok, we get it. Enough.
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Post by sprunkner » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:55 pm

Maybe they've at least gotten freedom to print up Simon and Joe's scripts and designs for the rest of it.
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Post by snarl » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:05 pm

I really liked TWW and somehow seem to have misplaced a lot of my issues.

Hence I am all over this plan for a 300 page book, great news.

****** ell, was it really that long ago that it was out? jayzus that has gone quick.

Remember Wildman got a lot of IMO undeserved criticism for his art which I really liked.
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Post by Yaya » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:23 pm

snarl wrote:
Remember Wildman got a lot of IMO undeserved criticism for his art which I really liked.


I was one of those people who dished out that misplaced criticism.

I saw his original pencils, which were fantastic. It was the coloring that detracted from his work.

But you know what, even the coloring kind of grew on me after a while.
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Post by BB Shockwave » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:21 pm

It was the total lack of an inker that runied his work... some background bots looked like big blocks without faces... I guess some bigwig figured they'd cut down on the salaries (which they didn't plan to pay anyhow) if they did not hire an inker.

Shame though - Darke Ages is my fav. DW comic. Trypticon alone makes the whole thing wort reading, plus there is character development for bots we hardly ever saw this happen before, like the Protectobots, a wonderfull re-invention of the character of Jetfire, "young" Bludgeon and his cohorts, Grimlock being badass and yet having his aft handed to him, Shocky once again saving the day, Prowl in command... and the Fallen of course, the proverbial thread-puller.

I still say, the 6-issue format ruins comics nowadays. How much better would it have been if Dark Ages would have been an ongoing comic like Energon -we'd have seen individual episodes from character's lives like the Ultracon/Wrecker skirmish, and have had the ongoing plot by the Fallen run in the background to surface here and there.

Ah, well, it still sucks that we never got to see the last 3 issues of TWW3 due to Pat Lee wanting to milk a dead horse (pardon the weird proverb).
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