Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by Darth Rodimus, Nov 4, 2008.
Does anyone here count the avengers crossover as part of the series ?
Technically it is canon, however being as it has no bearing on the story whatsoever it's easy to ignore.
I don't consider it canon, literature, art, or a book.
It was absolutely horrible, but supposedly in IDW continuity.
Why so much hate? lol I liked it. It had some weak points, but there were stronger ones too.
and yes, I think it's in the main continuity!
It outsold most IDW Transformers books.
I doubt that Marvel considers it part of their canon, but I think given the references to IDW continuity in it, it is part of the IDW canon.
But have the events of the cross over been referenced in any of the regular TF books from IDW?????
I'm not surprised that we might find references to IDW's TF events in a TF cross over book but the true test of determining wether the Cross over is in continuity is if the events in the cross over have been mentioned in the main titals from IDW.
You mean can Megatron and Skywarp reminisce in an IDW book about hanging out with Doctor Doom? Fighting Wolverine and Captain America?
Marvel Legal ain't going to allow that.
Thats one way but there are others....a comment about fighting "Costumed super-powered humans" would be legally acceptable.
And would be proof that the events happened "in continuity" with IDW's other TF books.
The closest we got was an unfinished conversation between Ramjet and Skywarp in Spotlight: Ramjet.
Can you refresh my memory on what was said?????
Nothing. Skywarp just said Megatron had no use for him ever since the business in-...
Helps that it had Marvel printed on it and a bunch of Marvel characters appearing alongside TFs, though. So many poor non-TF fan comic reading bastards were subjected to this
If thats all then it could be a refrance to anything.
I dont see any reason to assume that the cross over is part of the main continuity.
Canon, non-canon... does it matter? Transformers canon is as shifty as the sands... anyone with a half a brain knows that the Marvel heroes do not share a continuity with the IDW Transformers. The worlds as they are presented are practically incompatible.
It was a cheesy frivolous commercial cross-marketing tool, nothing more.
I say ignore it, and it will go away.
Some of those superheroes would probably be useful in All Hail Megatron right now...
I thought it was ok, but I don't want it to be canon. That might be because I am not a Marvel fan, I would prefer to see a Transformers/DC crossover. Much more interesting to me then Marvel "heroes".
it really shows how not to do a crossover LOL I mean even the damn story was pure cheese...a machine that makes u evil, now that's original.
Have you watched G1? lol I think the cheesey story makes it more like the old G1 stuff. I liked it, you can't be too critical ya' know... it's only a comicbook.
Yes, but we're not 9 years old anymore. The demographic for comics has aged, the demographic for Transformers has aged (or at least broadened). I don't think it's inappropriate to want better stories.
And let's not forget that there are good, smart, well-written general comic book stories, and there are bad ones. The Marvel crossover was pretty weak, even by old comic book standards.
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