PREVIEW: Stormbringer #4 & Spotlight Nightbeat

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  1. Primal

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    IDW Publishing has released 5-page previews for next weeks comics (October 18). Among them were previews for The Transformers: Stormbringer #4 (of 4) and The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat.

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    THE TRANSFORMERS: SPOTLIGHT - NIGHTBEAT

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    Writers: Simon Furman
    Pencils: Mark Bright
    Covers: Mark Bright, Nick Roche, James Raiz

    Presenting a series of one-shots, focusing on some of the best-loved (or loathed) characters from the TRANSFORMERS Universe. The spotlight falls on NIGHTBEAT, as he investigates one of the greatest Cybertronian mysteries... the disappearance of the first Ark! However, some mysteries, it seems, are better left unsolved! Guest-starring... the MICROMASTERS?! By Simon Furman (The Transformers: Stormbringer) and Mark Bright (Iron Man, Quantum & Woody).

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    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Bright Cover
    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Riaz Incentive Cover
    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Roche Incentive Cover
    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Page 1
    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Page 2
    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Page 3
    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Page 4
    The Transformers: Spotlight - Nightbeat, Page 5

    Source: IDW Publishing

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    THE TRANSFORMERS: STORMBRINGER #4 (of 4)

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    Writers: Simon Furman
    Pencils: Don Figueroa
    Covers: Don Figueroa

    Part 4 of 4
    Out of control, acting on pure, devastating instinct, THUNDERWING descends once again on CYBERTRON, with only a skeleton force of Autobots under the command of OPTIMUS PRIME to oppose him. While JETFIRE searches frantically for options, uncovering more mysteries in the process, the countdown to the total destruction of CYBERTRON continues. The line has been drawn, and-one way or another-it all ends here. By Simon Furman and Don Figueroa. Features a special wraparound cover from Figueroa as well as a variant character sketch cover from Fig, too.

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    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Cover
    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Sketch Cover
    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Incentive Sketch Cover
    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Page 1
    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Page 2
    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Page 3
    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Page 4
    The Transformers: Stormbringer #4, Page 5

    Source: IDW Publishing
     
  2. Sol Fury

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    Stormbringer is looking very cool. That five page preview, especially that splash of Thunderwing in jet mode, makes me want a Classics or failing that a Titanium version of the guy. I loved the original Thunderwing to bits - literally - and this new one does nothing but improve on the design. Anyone asks what comic book TF they want done as a toy, my vote goes to this one every time.
    The writing seems stellar as well - as much as I can judge from a handful of pages. Looks like a real race against time to bring Thunderwing down.
     
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    Cybertronian Predacons?!?! OMG Don please give us a picture of just them in a group Pose!

    On another note, I've always called Simon Furman the Mary Shelley of our day. Great ideas but not the best writer when it comes time to put pen to paper. He's suceeding with 5 stars here!
     
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    Can't wait for both of these, I like the art style in Nightbeat's book.
     
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    Okay, that pencils-only Prime cover is beautiful.
     
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    heehee..seeing Don's stuff in just black and white reminds me of the good ol' days of Macromasters.
     
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    What did they do to Nightbeat's vehicle mode?
     
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    it was "soccer-mom'd" apparantly

    :3
     
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    Wow cover B to Stormbringer is awesome
     
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    When does the Nightbeat story take place? He's talking about the Arc vanishing without a trace, then wouldn't that put him in the time between 4 billion BC and 1984 AD?

    In any event, I love MD Bright, and I can't wait for this.
     
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    Oct. 18 is coming here very soon......
     
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    Nah, he seems to be talking about an ark vanishing rather than the one from Marvel or the show -- some ancient mystery that he's investigating because he thinks it's relevant to current events.

    Which (slight spoiler) appears to tie into Escalation.

    I'm loving the way the Spotlights and Stormbringer keep drawing ideas in.
     
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    I have to throw in my vote for "Stormbringer #4's Cover B is awesome". #1's B Cover was kick ass. #2's was disappointing (half-color, half-sketch of a different Thunderwing w/ flames picture), and #3's was just plain crap (black and white picture of Cybertron?! LAME!). But this one is hardcore.
     
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    Can't wait until Wednesday!

    The double dose of TF goodness almost makes up for the lack of a fix last week!
     
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    The thing about that, though, is that IDW is very clearly doing an entirely different take on the Transformers. We don't know when the Ark crashed on Earth in their continuity... Or if it even did at all, for that matter. Besides, like was pointed out earlier, this was *A* ship named the Ark. Not necessarily the one we all know and love. If, like I said, it even exists in the IDW continuity.
     
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    I'm not keen on the Nightbear art, but Stormbringer 4 looks awesome.
     
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    Wasn't the Ark in the Cybertron series referred to the greatest Autobot battleship of all time?

    Which is funny because the Ark in G1 was really more of a 1960's moonshot. A desperate gamble for more resources, and most likely made of spare parts.

    (actually for those not old enough to have read issue 1 of the marvel comic, Cybertron was a rouge planet hurtling though space and became endangered when an asteroid belt crossed it's path. The Ark was sent to clear a path though the debris, which is why the cartoon makes a slight reference to it.)

    Just a few random thoughts
     
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    Oh GEEZ... I'm getting a little tired of G1 getting re-written.
     
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    Stormbringer looks great. I liked the nightbeat book..ok but it was nothing great to me. I really didn't like the art.
     
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    I'd prefer that to just getting rehashed all the time.

    This way we DON'T know everything.

    What do you want - the same comics reprinted every year? If you want that, pick up Generations.
     

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