Optimus Prime Spotlight

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by Tekkaman Blade, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Tekkaman Blade

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    No spoilers but the design for Prime Nova rules! I want a toy of it. Oh yeah it appears he was the head seen in escilation not big convoy or nemisis prime.
     
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    I'm so looking forward to it.

    3 hours and it'll be in my sweaty little paws.
     
  3. peteynorth

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    I have a feeling that he who was Nova Prime will now be Nemesis Prime.

    Ironically I bought both the Galvatron spotlight and Prime spotlight today, not realizing how well they complimented each other. Good story, but is it me or do recent comic books seem...shorter somehow. I remember reading a Punisher back in the early nineties and it taking quite a bit longer. Granted, I read both the Galvatron and Prime books during lunch, skimmed a bit and definitely did not take in all the artwork, but even then the current offerings just seem much shorter than comics used to be.
     
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    Well, I'll look back at old Spiderman comic in Marvel's archive collections (or even X-Men) and find there's a LOT more panels on every page.

    The difference nowadays is that they do a lot more showcasing of the art at the expense of putting more story in an issue.
     
  5. Zzeezz

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    What you see is actually a general trend in comics these days. You get a trade-off with flashier art at the expense of a deeper story.
     
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    Damn, I've always place more value on story.
     
  7. Gears

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    Doesn't help that alot of the panels in this book only had ONE word each. Also Monstructor FTW.
     
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    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Can't wait to pick this up this weekend.
     
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    Monstructor?
    I have to go get that book!
     
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    You have seen that design - it's called Energon Rodimus with a little Cybertron Armorhide (arms) thrown in and a Big Convoy head slapped on top.
    The only major differences are the large wings and the colors.
     
  11. Tekkaman Blade

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    Funny it looks better than rodimus does
     
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    I liked the mention of Jhiaxus, as well.
     
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    That's because of the tpb era. Now instead of one issue, folks have 6 to tell a story. Flashier art with much less reading. Where teams of writers and artists team up for one story lasting a few issues and then that one story gets packaged in a book to sell at Borders. Back in the day, one issue could have the content of one of today's tpbs.
     
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    Am I alone in thinking that mention of Jhiaxus felt like it came out of left field?

    Anyway good issue. I wonder if we're going to see Jhiaxus and Nova Prime later on. I wonder if Nova Prime will indeed become Nemesis Prime. Obviously the dead universe has something to do with what happened to Galvatron, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Nova and Jhiaxus were the ones who changed Galvy into what he is now.
     
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    Yeah in the book (Spoilers)Monstructor shows up and totally kicks Omega Supreme's ass, but then Omega tells Optimus the weakness of Monstructor (A special part of his chest, wtf) and then Optimus pwns Monstructor. /end spoiler.
     
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    Maybe we'll see the gestalts introduced in reverse order in this universe. :lol 
     
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    I really don't mind the current paradigm so much because it lets us get this awesome line art and coloring like this from Don and Josh. As a matter of fact, I prefer it over the 16 color comics I used to read as a kid.

    However, when you get repeated one page panels by an art team that fails to impress it can be annoying.
     
  18. Tekkaman Blade

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    Well it's said in the book the decepticons don't have this technology yet. My guess is it's set up for the creation of Devastator.
     
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    my comic shop didn't recieve it today! bugger!
     
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    Thanks for the spoiler but why the heck doesn't Omega Supreme get any respect!? He seems so kick ass with his size and strength but to get owned by Monstructor...
     

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