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Comic Con 2012 TF Announcement surprises!

Post by Yaya » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:53 pm

http://tformers.com/transformers-sdcc-2 ... /news.html

I knew it! Furman/Wildman back for TF #81!

Costa out, and (I think though the notes here are sketchy), Roberts in! Least, that's what I hope this means.
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Def. Roberts and Costa on one book, And Barber with the artist from Foundation (name escapes me) on the other.

Plus 81!!!

I guess'll have to change my sig- for the nonce, IDW does want my money, after all!
For now, it seems like IDW wants my money.

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Post by Hot Shot » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:51 pm

#81!! :D
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Post by DecepticonsRule » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:07 pm

DJ_Convoy wrote:Def. Roberts and Costa on one book, And Barber with the artist from Foundation (name escapes me) on the other.

Plus 81!!!

I guess'll have to change my sig- for the nonce, IDW does want my money, after all!
Nope, Costa is stepping down.

So it's:
Roberts/Roche on TF: More than Meets the Eye
Barber/Griffith on TF: Robots in Disguise
Autocracy which was announced at botcon (Pre-war setting)

and...TF 81!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Stormwolf » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:11 pm

:up:

This completely made my day
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Post by Hot Shot » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:25 pm

DecepticonsRule wrote:So it's:
Roberts/Roche on TF: More than Meets the Eye
Barber/Griffith on TF: Robots in Disguise
Autocracy which was announced at botcon (Pre-war setting)

and...TF 81!!!!!!!!!
Well, it looks like IDW wants my money again. :)
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Post by Best First » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:29 pm

America: **** Yeah!

seriously - ear to ear.
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:33 pm

DecepticonsRule wrote:
DJ_Convoy wrote:Def. Roberts and Costa on one book, And Barber with the artist from Foundation (name escapes me) on the other.

Plus 81!!!

I guess'll have to change my sig- for the nonce, IDW does want my money, after all!
Nope, Costa is stepping down.

So it's:
Roberts/Roche on TF: More than Meets the Eye
Barber/Griffith on TF: Robots in Disguise
Autocracy which was announced at botcon (Pre-war setting)

and...TF 81!!!!!!!!!
Too high on Costa being gone that I had his name on my brain! :)

Very, very excited about all of this. Except the digital thing- but that might be worth a look when physically published...

and TF 81!!!!!!
For now, it seems like IDW wants my money.

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Post by Best First » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:39 pm

Seriously - my only concern is that a Roberts/Roche ongoing and a Furman/Wildman continuation at the same time is basically crossing the streams.

Total protonic reversal.

Of every Costa issue.
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Post by snarl » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:10 pm

So...

Is one issue going to have Bumblebee waking up to find Op in the shower, "oh, it was all a dream"

Ha, this is great news.
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:15 pm

Best First wrote:Seriously - my only concern is that a Roberts/Roche ongoing and a Furman/Wildman continuation at the same time is basically crossing the streams.

Total protonic reversal.

Of every Costa issue.
"Bots and 'Cons- living together!"
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Post by Yaya » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:19 am

Small niggle. I was kind of hoping Roche wouldn't be on art. I've kind of soured a bit on his style. Perhaps with better coloring, it will bring back that appeal.

Unless they mean Roberts/Roche as tandem tag-team writing duo and somebody else on art?
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Post by Best First » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:06 am

Doesn't seem to be what it says. You'll get guest art - Max Dinos and LSOTW suggest 4 monthly issues is what he can churn out before he needs some support to say on schedule. Which isn't a criticism by the way, just an observation.
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Post by Professor Smooth » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:17 am

Mass hysteria!
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Post by Yaya » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:20 pm

Per by bro, apparently I have a bit of a reputation as being "hard to please" at the IDW booth at the Con. Staff qualified that by saying "but we like that, that's good for us".

Guess they haven't met you guys.
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:02 pm

I don't feel like most TF fans are hard to please.* As long as they are putting out good work, I think we're all willing to be more forgiving about certain things.** When they put out consistantly substandard work for a long time, then even the smallest mistake stands out as a huge problem.

That being said, I haven't felt this positive about IDW since the Fur-Man was on board. I'm happy to wait out Chaos and rock on with 125 and then the two new books- to say nothing of 81!


*Mostly. We're probably an infuriating fandom in a lot of ways, but there are far, far worse than us. Still, we deserve writers and editors who pay attention to what has gone before


**For instance, I like Roche's art, but feel his storytelling isn't always up to scratch- sometimes it's hard to tell what's happening. LSoTW, which is 99.9% revered as great, don't get me wrong... but a few sequences were hard for me to follow
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Post by Shanti418 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:39 pm

Just saw this right now and promptly shat myself. Giddy with delight!
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Post by Kaylee » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:55 am

Wow, G1 issue 81? I haven't bought a comic since Galvatron was in Armada, which must be coming up for about 8 years ago now. I shall acquire this.

Do you know anywhere that will ship it overseas?

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Post by Predabot » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:57 pm

WOW!! 0_o

Well, this comicon just keeps on giving and giving! :D Tons of good announcements, Avengers-posters, He-man stuff up the wazoo, and the RETURN OF THE DREAM!

I do believe I will be picking up a TF comic again...

H*ll, this has me excited even about the OTHER books as well! Whodda' thunk' it??

Good one, IDW. Good one.

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:28 pm

Right, reality check.

So #81, this is a continuation of G1 right?
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Post by bumblemusprime » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:31 am

I cant believe we are getting a Rocherts title AND a Furman title--in the Marvel continuity, no less?

I will buy every issue of the Barber series even if it is a pile of **** because I am that thankful for IDW finally screwing their heads on properly!

So happy it had to be in two forums! Yeah, that's it...
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Post by Brendocon » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:05 am

Is it going to be in the modern "decompressed serial, everything takes longer than it needs to" or the classic "efficient, one story per issue, albeit they follow on" style?

Because if it's the former, I'm genuinely not sure I can be arsed.

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Post by Predabot » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:23 pm

Brendocon wrote:Is it going to be in the modern "decompressed serial, everything takes longer than it needs to" or the classic "efficient, one story per issue, albeit they follow on" style?

Because if it's the former, I'm genuinely not sure I can be arsed.
Well, I'd wager it'll be like Furmans modern style, which I'm afraid is fairly more decompressed than his 80's writing, although not quite as decompressed as his modern contemporaries - Brian Bendis and Matt Fraction. I figure it will be somewhere in-between something like Stormbringer and Infiltration, in style.

An interesting note here though... towards the end of his run on TF G1, and his G2 run, I find, while going back to it these days, that Furman was actually a fair bit more decompressed than his contemporaries.

Claremont (X-men), DeFalco (spider-man, Thor) and Michelinie ( Iron Man) were all far less complex and had more fast-paced scripting, with more panels used per page.

This is not to say that Furman was inferior... quite the opposite, I should say.

These days... when reading the modern stuff these 3 gentlemen put out, I find that the quality is actually very, very sub-par in comparison to their younger, modern colleagues.

IMHO, this means that a certain amount of decompression is necessary, in order to give sufficient depth and nuance to certain elements of the story.

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Post by Yaya » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:49 pm

So I heard they're doing an issue #80.5 to catch us up to speed and refresh our mems, which is nice.

I can only recall bits and pieces. The Ark crash. Grimlock punching through some wolf guy. Prowl acting all emo. Optimus Prime shouting "Til All Are One" at what looked like a Transformers campsite.
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