IDW's TF ongoing #17 preview

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  1. Acid Wing

    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

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  2. Vince

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    Who's that black jetfire looking guy? Broadside?
     
  3. rattimus prime

    rattimus prime Scout Class Prime

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    Nice!!! Broadside is HUGE!!!
     
  4. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    That Matare cover is so freaking epic (man are his talents comepletely wasted on the Botcon comic!)

    Broadside and Jetfire look sweet and i love Bomber Megatron, but that Jazz design though, yikes ~ Generations design (even -ish of that design) plz? That's just horrible.
     
  5. Magnus' Mate

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    Loving the Soundwave/Magnus cover.
     
  6. WeX_nFx

    WeX_nFx ArtDesign TFW2005 Supporter

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    I guess magnus couldn't deal with that now..
     
  7. DrGrim

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    I really like that cover. I've went from not being impressed with IDW's TF work to actually sort of enjoying it. These last handful of issues have been pretty fun.
     
  8. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT TFW2005 Supporter

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    I still hate the Ongoing TF designs.
     
  9. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    Jesus I wish they'd make their mind up on the physical design of the transformers. Jetfire started as a B1-sh bomber, then was Classics Jetfire, then was ultra simple Sunbow Skyfire style Jetfire, and now is B1-ish bomber again.
     
  10. HIM666fan

    HIM666fan DINOBOT

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    one super bad ass cover!!!
     
  11. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Broadside and Jetfire look good.
     
  12. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    can't wait to get this! I'm finally excited about the ongoing again. The bots need to get beat up like Hot Rod did in Max Dinobots so they can justify getting rid of some of those horrible 'updates' such as jazz and jetfire. However, I do appreciate Alex for sticking with Don's designs even if I hate them. Why? Cos I'd rather have an in story reason for them to change.
     
  13. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    i really find IDWs lack of design consensus after the soft relaunch just embarrassing, starting right off the bat with the Bumblebee mini series featuring G1 BB and the ongoing featuring Don's Movie-esque stylings. I don't care if artists have different styles, but if you are going to sell a cohesive universe you can't have your main characters being completely different models in two complimentary stories that are so interrelated, not to mention apparently character models shifting story-to-story within the ongoing (which i haven't read any of, just going off what you said)

    Kind of wish Hasbro had mandated IDW use the Classics design where applicable ~ although that Megatron design is still pretty amazing. Toy next go-round of Classics please?
     
  14. neevnav

    neevnav The Flying Dutchman

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    I thought it was explained in the mini-series that Bee took the newer alt-mode.
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    A i said, i didn't read it , but i thought that miniseries was happening concurrently with the relaunched ongoing ~ i.e. BB#1 happened right after TFO#1
     
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    What wonderfully natural dialog! I kid, I kid, at least the character designs are terribly inconsistent.
     
  17. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    So they basically turned Jazz into Animated jazz in movie form. o-kayyyyyy?

    I'm not complaining about these interesting designs. however, I really wish there was some sort of explanation by the Transformers themselves for it. oh well, A pipe dream.
     
  18. SMOG

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    OH HAY! DID U GUYZ NOTICE??? MEGATRON QUOTED TEH '86 MOVEE, STANDING OVER MAGNUS' BODY!!!!

    Why would Megatron call human soldiers "army men"? Makes him sound like he's 7 years old.

    Still find the writing clumsy, but at least stuff is happening and Spike didn't swim home towing everyone else in a dingy, because based on his past performance, I wouldn't have put that past him. Yay human frailty.

    I'm digging Milne's fusion approach to the designs more than Don's. They're mostly looking good, but you can mark me down as not impressed with the new Jazz look. I see what they were trying, but there's something off about it.

    Broadside does indeed look awesome. Arguably, he looks more like Jetfire than Jetfire does, who these days is more identified by colour and size, rather than any coherent motifs in his design, sadly.

    zmog
     
  19. Anguirus

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    Why does Ultra Magnus have a visor on that cover? Took me awhile to puzzle out who the heck he is.

    Megatron is being quite awesome. I like most of the designs right now but Jazz and Jetfire, not so much.
     
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    I didn't take it that way. I read it more as he's pompous and dismissive of their presence yet amused by it a little, not "Hey Mr. Optimus and Mr. Army Man...heeelllloooo?!? Mr. Magnus is icky. Come get him."
     

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