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REGENERATION ONE

Post by DJ_Convoy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:52 pm

May 5th- Free Comic Book Day. 80.5.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/12/02/ ... gers-12-1/


Get it, or Death's Head burns your house down.
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:27 pm

Solicitation info:

IDW PUBLISHING
Transformers #80.5
Simon Furman (w); Andrew Wildman (p), Stephen Baskerville (i); Wildman (c)
The wait is over–after a 20-year hiatus, IDW proudly returns to the original TRANSFORMERS comic book universe, picking up right where 1991’s TRANSFORMERS #80 left off! Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Kup, Hot Rod and all your favorite Generation One TRANSFORMERS characters charge into the future as fan-favorite writer Simon Furman and legendary Transformers artist Andrew Wildman present TRANSFORMERS #80.5! Reflecting back on the dizzying highs and the terrifying lows of the original run of Transformers comics, Optimus Prime watches over a Cybertron that hasn’t faced Megatron for decades. But that peace shudders to an end, as we dive headlong into July’s TRANSFORMERS #81!

Because the Fans demanded it! Thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans signed petitions urging us to make this book–and IDW listened!


(Because IDW ALWAYS listens to fans! ;) )


Guys, I think Bleeding Cool has it wrong (shocking)- I think FCBD is May 5th, not March.
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Post by Hot Shot » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:52 pm

Excellent.
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Post by Best First » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:52 pm

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Post by Yaya » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:22 am

More excited by this issue than any in a looooooooooooooooooooong time.

The cover alone is better than the crap we've been dished out for two years.
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Post by Hound » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:59 am

Preview page is up

http://twitter.com/#!/chris_ryall/statu ... to/1/large

The art isn't quite up to Wildman's G1 era...but I still like it
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Post by Professor Smooth » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:04 pm

Hound wrote:Preview page is up

http://twitter.com/#!/chris_ryall/statu ... to/1/large

The art isn't quite up to Wildman's G1 era...but I still like it
That's because you're not looking at it through 20 years of nostalgia. Get back to me in 2031.
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Post by Kaylee » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:45 pm

That preview is awesome! :)

I like that the style looks so similar to the original run. I love anime-inspired, photoshop-coloured mechs as much as the next nerdlinger but something about the 'classic' Wildman look just feels more right: warmer, unique and just better suited.

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Post by Legion » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:54 pm

We have to wait until May?! :(

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Post by DJ_Convoy » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:39 pm

Art looked pretty good to me!
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Post by Shanti418 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:15 pm

Totally. Op's looking all Last Autobot rebuilt, Kup's facial expressions remind me of him bitching at Prime for keeping Ratchatron around. The thing that makes it less "old school" to me is the lack of viscous fluids, which Wildman looooved back in the Marvel days.
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Post by Best First » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:26 pm

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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:13 pm

The colouring is terrible, Wildman's drawn everything cracked and worn out whilst it's all coloured as if it's shiny and new. They might as well have got Nel back if they were going to be half arsed about it.

As for the comic itself, I still can't care. We already have a great continuation of the Marvel comic in G2 and this seems to be completely missing the point of doing a retro continuation of a twenty year old comic with its desperate seeming efforts to make it "accessible" and up to date. It doesn't help Furman seems to be recycling the "After years of peace on Cybertron evil comes back" storyline from the Energon comic.

And if they had to do a twenty years later fresh start thing... why not include G2? Realistically I can't see any of the characters who were dead by the end of that playing an essential role (Nightbeat maybe?) so it'd just be a case of using the gap as an excuse for everyone to get back in the right bodies for a nostalgia book.

EDIT: Actually, if 80.5 is entirely about Prime painting his Action Master arms red because he doesn't like the blue it's be the greatest comic of all time.
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Post by Hound » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:34 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:The colouring is terrible, Wildman's drawn everything cracked and worn out whilst it's all coloured as if it's shiny and new. They might as well have got Nel back if they were going to be half arsed about it.

As for the comic itself, I still can't care. We already have a great continuation of the Marvel comic in G2 and this seems to be completely missing the point of doing a retro continuation of a twenty year old comic with its desperate seeming efforts to make it "accessible" and up to date. It doesn't help Furman seems to be recycling the "After years of peace on Cybertron evil comes back" storyline from the Energon comic.

And if they had to do a twenty years later fresh start thing... why not include G2? Realistically I can't see any of the characters who were dead by the end of that playing an essential role (Nightbeat maybe?) so it'd just be a case of using the gap as an excuse for everyone to get back in the right bodies for a nostalgia book.

EDIT: Actually, if 80.5 is entirely about Prime painting his Action Master arms red because he doesn't like the blue it's be the greatest comic of all time.
I think I agree about the colouring.
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Post by Kaylee » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:43 am

Just in case nobody's seen it, SF has updated his blogola: http://simonfurman.wordpress.com/2011/1 ... ation-one/

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Post by bumblemusprime » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:18 pm

So that inking--that new, shiny inking--was by Baskerville his very own self.

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Also: "Oh yeah, one last thing – categorically, #81-100 are not a lead in to G2. But neither are we exactly ignoring G2 either. Weird as that sounds, I think/hope it’ll kind of work. "
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:53 pm

I'm thinking that means we might see the Liege Maximo, among other things. Maybe Jhiaxus. Probably less budding and bullet casings and snarling.
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Post by Predabot » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:33 pm

Quite intrigued that they won't be ignoring G2 entirely... Looking forward to this one more now! =)

Still... I'm just so damn sceptical about TF-comics right now, that I can't really let myself be too excited about it. IDW has had too many damn duds recently.

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Post by DJ_Convoy » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:39 pm

Understandable... but check out the FCBD issue... and I think that'll give you enough to decide to continue on or not.
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Post by Predabot » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:38 pm

DJ_Convoy wrote:Understandable... but check out the FCBD issue... and I think that'll give you enough to decide to continue on or not.
Sure, that's actually a reasonable suggestion. =)

Hopefully there'll be some left at my not-so-local comic-book store, once FCBD rolls out... 0-0 Hopefully it's in april..

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