Could a Scavengers series sustain an ongoing?

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  1. drmick

    drmick Well-Known Member

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    Just taking this out of the sales loss thread.

    I reckon it could last at least a "season". Maybe extend the cast a bit, and do some time travelling or alternative timeline jumping.

    It looks like the Scavengers issues break through 10k in sales.
     
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  2. Bumblemus Prime

    Bumblemus Prime Cracked in the head

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    I would love a Scavengers mini, as long as Roberts could sustain the jokes about how much important stuff has already happened off-panel that you haven't seen.
     
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  3. dj_convoy II

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    It would have to be GRIMLOCK and the Scavengers or something or it would probably go unnoticed, sadly.
     
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  4. Stryker055

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    Not as they currently stand, I don't think. While their current goal of "aimlessly bouncing around the galaxy helping the occasional lost Decepticon" is pretty fun, there would need to be a more clear goal for the story and characters beyond one-shot adventures.

    If it hadn't already been done in MTMTE, I think the Scavengers would've been a fun cast to see go back in time to try and prevent the war in a story arc, only to screw up completely and end up being the ones starting it.
     
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  5. RNSrobot

    RNSrobot Keeper of the Waspinator Swarm. Blam.

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    No.

    (I love them but no)
     
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  6. Agamus

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    There's no doubt it has the potential, but it's questionable whether or not it would fit in with the current climate of the franchise. LL, OP, and TAaO are all heavy as f*** so putting out something more in the vibe of old MTMTE would probably work against them thematically.

    I do hope they play some role in Revolutionaries, at least.
     
  7. CaptainZombieLL

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    I feel like it wouldn't work as a whole series but a Mini-series centered on them would definitely be great, It could provide a break from all the heavy comics currently going on and show that, Not everyone in the multiverse is doing epically important shit right now
     
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  8. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Wanna touch things I don't feel

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    I think it's fine as it is. A few issues with them every once in a while is nice. It's almost a joke of sorts, not only is the Knight quest going nowhere but every once in a while THOSE shenanigans are disrupted by these nobody 'Cons.
     
  9. ZeroiaSD

    ZeroiaSD Autobot

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    Yea, this.

    IDW transformers has a good fanbase, but it's not really big enough to handle niche books like that.
     
  10. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    As others have said: a fourth ongoing would be too much, but i maintain if people gave it a chance and they had a good team they would certainly be able to replace TAAO or something like that.
    As it is, they have shown their potential as occasional two issue characters in MTMTE, so i think it's a good idea to give them a mini series.
     
  11. grindcore138

    grindcore138 Handsome like an F-22

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    A Scavengers mini-series? Yes, I'd like to see a slightly longer story about them. A full blown ongoing or maxi-series? No. The Scavengers issues are great, but they work best in small doses.
     
  12. gregles

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    With all the love and good will in the world there probably isn't quite enough there to power a legnthy story and I think it better suites the scavengers to be the scene stealing humorous characters rather than ones we would likely get fatigued with in time

    Slightly off topic but could a whirl solo thing work? I know whirl also excels as sene stealing side character stuff but Deadpool does ok solo at times and whirl can do meta humor as well as just plain depraved and crazy stuff so a broad spectrum to moods to cover
     
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    Honestly, I never got the appeal of the Scavengers. They could barely sustain a single crossover tie-in issue*, let alone a whole miniseries. An ongoing? No chance in hell.

    *though let's face it, MTMTE Revolution sucked for reasons other than the Scavengers being the focus.
     
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    I honestly think it's time for a Megatron ongoing centered around his second chance in the functionist universe.

    I'd really enjoy him founding the Decepticons again but in place of the Autobots and having to deal with a third antagonist faction.

    So basically Megs would become Optimus. I would love to see him fight the war all over again except this time from the other side of the table.
     
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    I'd be down for this, especially if written by Roche with illustrations being passed off between him, Milne and Zama.
     
  16. Haywired

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    No it can not.
    Frankly, I do not believe in any offshot of the ExMTME being able to sustain anything on its own (nor in any offshot of the ExRiD being successful at it). This entire series should be made as a serial composed of short arcs and rotating between different casts - Scavengers, LL, Rodimus's crew. And tightly paced. Easy to jump in for a new reader, with overarching plots going in the background and from time to time re-explained in brief expositions. Going too detailed and in too much length over things that are interesting in small doses served from time to time also amounts to the ExMTME writing problems.
     
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  17. Windsweeper II

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    But... MTMTE season 2/LL was a Megatron ongoing :confused: 
     
  18. Dramatic Spoon

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    Mini series, yes.

    Ongoing, no.
     
  19. raindance773

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    Perhaps a mini-series, but not an ongoing.
     

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