MTMTE #8 and RID #8 Covers Revealed

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  1. Shatterpoint

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  2. Sinnertwin

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    Awwwwwwwww hell yeahhhhhh
     
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    Grimlock... *spits on ground*

    So done with this lizard. His head looks different.
     
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    IIRC that's pretty much the same head he was sporting since way back in Maximum Dinobots.
     
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    Milne said he went with a Batman look (even the pointy ears), creeping in the shadows. Yes, that certainly fits Grimlock's character & design. :rolleyes: 

    The constant redesigns, just for the sake of doing a redesign, is getting tiresome.
     
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    To be fair, it's only his head and the little lights that seem to be redesigned. And at least the recent wave of new bodies was largely explained as a sort of return to their heritage.
     
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    True, but is Grimlock the type to be sneaking around, ready to pounce from above? The lights are probably to make Grimlock better resemble his FOC version.
     
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    You're taking his words WAY out of context. Milne's actual words were:

    it has a batman feel to it, which i did not intend until after i stated placing in the shadows and i thought, why not go pretty heavy on the shadows like in the batman comics i read. this was the result, and i like how it turned out

    Besides this is just the cover, He might look different inside. Take a look at his Rodimus design on the MTMTE 1 cover spread. It's changed when he went doing the interiors.
     
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    Taking words out of context is how people get super angry about nothing at all!

    Stop taking away their hobbies, you monster!

    Anyway, narratively it is ABOUT DAMN TIME Grimlock came back. That tease in LSotW nearly killed me. I also want to see someone other than Simon take on writing him in the comics.
     
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    I'm still really excited to see a Grimlock penned by the Elder God Roberts.
     
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    Actually, the only other time he wrote Grimlock it was a literal joke...he is taken out of commission for all of Eugenesis by the FIRST SHOT of an invading Quintesson armada. And that's after a bunch of bots basically dismiss him as overrated in-character.

    Of course in that story Springer was also a useless drug addict.

    What I'm saying is, I think Roberts prefers writing for the "little guy" TFs, but is certainly capable of treating even his less-favorite characters with respect in IDW. ;) 

    And let's not forget that OVERLORD DROVE GRIMLOCK INSANE FOR THE LULZ.

    OFF-PANEL DAMN YOUR EYES
     
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    The REAL question we should be asking is is this is really Grimlock? Or is it SPACE T-REX in disguise?
     
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    That was funnier than it should've been.
     
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    Heheh.

    I admit when I saw the thread title I was hoping for Overlord, but Grimlock is cool too. After LSotW, I'm very curious to see what he's been up to and what is mental state currently is.
     
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    Updated first post ;) 
     
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    It's bad for the coherence of the brand identity.

    Was he on drugs during the whole Kup oneshot then too ?
     
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    Aw hell yeah Ironhide lord of the Dinobots. I too would like to see how Old Grimlock faired after LSOTW.
     
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    The thing is about brand coherence though, is that it's not as important as it used to be. Back in the day, DC and Marvel were quite insistent on maintaining a house style, particularly with their very popular characters, such as Superman and Spider-Man. Jack Kirby's Superman was often edited, with Kirby's Superman face being deemed not being Superman-like for their liking, and they would call upon more traditional Superman artists such as Curt Swan or Murphy Anderson to draw over it. As for Spider-Man, artists often had to follow the look established by John Romita Jr for a long time, not just in the comic, but in media such as cartoons as well. These days, differing art looks is just a reason to appeal to as wide an audience as possible, and to sell as much merchandise. The rule now is basically, if he's still recognizable enough under a diff look, it'll pass. Take a look at the multitude of Batman, Iron Man and Spider-Man toy variants we have. Don't tell me it's been bad for their brands. Heck just look at Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream.
     
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    hah xD
     
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    Anyone has any idea who the two unfortunate Cons under Grimmy are? They look familiar... maybe japanese characters?

    Remember TWW: Dark Ages?

    Bludgeon: "I thought once he hears about your betrayal, Jetfire, Grimlock would have come charging in, Energo-sword at the ready. Just goes to show..."

    Grimlock jumps from the shadows and knocks Bugly out.

    Grimlock: "Goes to show you don't know me at all." :) 

    Grimmy can and will use stealth and deception (see also Spotlight Shockwave) when he has to. :) 

    Besides, the design is the same, actually. Grimlock only had two looks in IDW - the old TWW Don design as a Dynobot, and the new T-rex form.
     

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