Ryall's IDW Q&A thread condensed

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  1. Dreweido

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    Chris Ryall is doing a cool q&a with his board. Due to some confusion some of his answers are "half-cryptic" and I interpreted them. Please read the thread as well as check out this list to see if you read it another way. :)  So anyway, here's the news coming out of it:

    *Spoilers abound*

    - Guido is busy with Hasbro but should be doing IDW stuff soon
    - Don and Simon again on BW
    - Maybe Geoff Senior variant cover in '07
    - "Magnus comes in January, then Soundwave in March (Marcelo's pages look great), then Kup in April, a Spotlight miniseries starts in May (and runs 4 issues), and then there's one more scheduled for June or July (date still pending, depending on the final movie comic schedule). That one, yes, the character has an "o" in his name."
    - There will be another Evolutions title but not called Evolutions
    - The creative for that Evolutions title has been considered but not nailed down
    - Ben Templesmith will be on TF's soon
    - Sales have not leveled off yet
    - Question: Was that Galvatron in the nightbeat spotlight?
    Ryall: "Are we getting a Galvatron Spotlight?
    Let me answer at least one of these two questions here: yes."
    - Two other writers on TF's by May.
    -No MAJOR facelifts to bots compared to G1
    - Hinted at an 'overall leader of the 'cons
    - Possible explanation for gestalts in the future
    - No Ford Focus Decepticon
    - Action Master will show up
    - Hardhead will have an Earth alt form
    - There will be some suprise appearances in Escalation
    - Devastation will take til the end of '07
    - Combiners will show up soon
    - Probably no for a Wreckers mini
    - No sign of Red Alert
    - EJ Su will be the artist always on the -ation titles (Infiltration-Devastation)
    - Nebulos and Vara Centralus might be seen again but not right away
    - Xantium is not a Transformer
    - Hinted at a Grimlock vs. Galvatron battle will be seen
    - Crossovers are possible but not probable
    - No chance of a First Aid spotlight issue
    - No fan art in books for now
    - Maybe Josh Burcham pencils in the future
    - The goo in Stormbringer #4 could be the same as the liquid in the pool in Nightbeat
    - Shockwave and the Dynobots will be back in '07
    - Beast Wars profile book in '07 around the same time as a new BW comic
    - Bludgeon or Banzai-Tron will show up again in '07
    - Star Saber won't show up in '07
    - Origin of "Super Energon" will eventually be revealed
    - Maybe a ChrisCharger back up eventually
    - Maybe some IDW TF calendars
    - Movie IDW stuff will be in places like Barnes and Noble and others that have never had TF comics before
    - UK exclusive stuff is coming
    - More season 1 and 2 bots coming but not right away
    - Same with the Aerialbots
    - "Prime already has depth" so no origin mini series for him
    - We will find out what happened to the other planets in regenesis
    - Non-earth stories only in spotlights, maybe, not another Stormbringer non-earth series
    - Free Comic Book Day 2007 will have TF's
    - He asks for convincing when it comes to Beast Machines
    -Not continuing War Within
    - He'd love to get Alan Moore on the book
    - A weekly TF book is coming up
    - The Megatron origin mini will be monthly
    - Transtech is doubtful
    - Generations is changing numbering after 12
    - TF Pirates? Respone: ARRRR
    - Every character will show up in the long run (COOL!)
    - New stories on Cybertron
    - Pretenders will show up again

    Update:
    - No citybot plans
    - non-TF: not much coming up with Metal Gear and Silent Hill
    - Alluded to Springer, Magnus and Kup not showing up on Earth
    - Nothing planned for Action Master/Micromaster vehicles (Blaster's jetpack, Jazz's Skateboard etc)
    - Something bigger (in scope, not scale) than a Citybot or Gestalt getting a spotlight in '07
    - In response to a quote of my re-typing of his answers: "This is just awesome. However, I do reserve the right to change my mind on any of these answers... "
    - Nick Roche is one of the two non-Furman writers by May (I think we already knew that though)
    - No plans for a prequel to TFTM
    - On no characters getting a facelift: "Megs becoming Galvatron, just for the sake of argument here, is a much bigger change than a facelift, so that example doesn't really apply to the "facelift" conversation. Not that you should read too much into that point of clarification."
    - You'll see Headmasters or Targetmasters before Escalation is over
    -Make what you will out of: "Here's a question, is there someon higher in the political chain that Prime and Megatron answer to? Like a High Council or something? "

    Ryall: "That certainly IS a question, isn't it? And a good one, too. If only my answer was as good. "

    Update #2:
    -"Yes, in a vague sort of way" to Head/Targetmasters having their gimmicks
    - No right now for covers/internal art from established old school (think-UK) TF artists
    - No specific plans to use the 'inside' robots of the Pretenders
    - G2 char's maybe in the background as a fan nod
    - Next EJ Su b&w issue will be b&w not greyscale
    - No current story planned for Rodimus
    - no overall 'origin of species' (ala who created the Transformers) for a while
    - Megs origin will not be tied to WWI and will fit in more with the IDW G1 era of char's
    - Marcelo Matere is the artist for the Megatron mini
    - Megs' earth mode will be shown very soon in Escalation he alludes to
    - "I'm gonna have to seriously talk to Josh about doing something."
    - TPB's of DW are for the harder to find stuff not just for slapping an IDW logo on the DW stuff
    - No Squawkbox/Beastbox seperately in their animal modes soon
    - Some character's "are people on both sides who can see the allure of the other side of the fight"
    - Don't take this summarization as stone cold hard facts. Ryall: "A lot of what I say is open to misinterpretation... " This has been brought up with the Galvatron appearance which I might've misinterpreted.
    - Soundwave is gonna be bad ass
    - There are plans for Windcharger but not right away

    Update #3
    - No G1/Unicron trilogy crossover (like World's Collide)

    Update #4
    - If he had to choose between Beast Machines and Universe he'd go with Beast Machines but he warns: "don't go camping out in front of your comic shop for that one just yet"
    - Poster sales are well enough to do more
    - Bludgeon and Thunderwing will return
    - Not all the Decepticons that fought Thunderwing are dead
    - They are working on a size chart for the movie maybe one for the regular series
    - There probably won't be an Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the IDW-verse
    - The weekly comic is the move adaptation
    - Prime's spark is what has been seen in his chest, not the Matrix

    Update #5 - It's a biggie! First look at IDW's Galvatron! Art by Alex Milne!
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    Also, more text-based info!
    - No Chainclaw anytime soon
    - Generations TPB is coming out Jan 3rd instead of Dec 27th

    For more eventually: http://forums.idwpublishing.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=21;t=2567;st=0
     
  2. Heat Guy

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    Ooohhh...
    So more or less a huge year long fan wank?
    Cant wait XD
     
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    Wow, there's a lot to digest in there. Great find.
     
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    Not continuing The War Within!? That stinks.
    Sales haven't leveled off yet? Are they rising or falling?
    Overall, this sounds great!
     
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    Congrats Josh on your possible penciling!
     
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    I'm particularly stoked about the Gestalts....
     
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    Wait up, Guido busy at Hasbro? I'd be curious to know on what, if anything besides box art.
     
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    That all sounds friggin awesome. Sucks that War Within's part of it, but I'm kinda happy IDW is doing its own thing without trying to be Dreamwave2.
     
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    please make this happen, please make this happen...
     
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    Tons of good news!

    More Dynobots
    Galvatron!
    Con leader?!
    Beast Wars
    Megs Monthly!
     
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    No Star Saber in 07

    Can we expect him in 08?
     
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    say wha???

    o__o
     
  13. Beastbot X

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    Sales still haven't leveled off? That worries me...

    I also don't like that Ryall blew the lid off who was in the Nightbeat spotlight. Kinda takes a big punch out of what was likely to be a huge surprise.

    Other than that, great news! The BW Profile books can't get here fast enough...
     
  14. Dreweido

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    From Ryall at the IDW boards:

    2011 is gonna rawk... hard
     
  15. Josh

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    lol

    yeah, i should be ready to tackle sequentials by 2011 :drunk 
     
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    Yay! (although a cautious one, after hoe badly the recent comics sucked)
    Boo! I would have loved to read that.
     
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    :( 

    :(  :( 
     
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    Doh... maybe I should read the whole thing before posting a comment.. lol!

    congrats anyways! haha
     
  20. Slappytron

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    Good stuff, but why is it taking so long for Stormbringer in TPB?
     

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