Titan UK Transformers Movie #17 Discussion

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Titan's Movie Comic does not disappoint this month!

    Movie Strip highlights -

    - Evac's specialists debut - Grindcore, Camshaft and Salvage. They're a search and rescue / Energon containment team, now that Earth is falling apart thanks to the abuse of the Allspark by Megatron.
    - Ironhide, Bumblebee, Skyblast and Arcee make a desperate trip to Cybertron to retrieve Nucleon! Yes, Nucleon may be the Earth's last hope at survival!
    - Of course, nothing is ever easy. Between the Autobots and their goal are five super-enhanced Decepticons led by Stockade! The rest of the brigade is made up of Fracture, Overcast, Divebomb and Incinerator! All look like their toys, except Incinerator hasn't got his rotors in his two panels of glory.

    Art is generally good, and mostly faithful to the toys, though some of the poses and designs seem off. Ironhide looks a lot shorter and squatter than normal. The story moves by at a decent pace, though some bits (Ironhide VS Stockade) seem a bit rushed. Guess that's the cost of fitting so much into such a limited space. Still, it is another great addition to the "Twilight's Last Gleaming" alternate continuity which is shaping up in my mind as some of Simon Furman's very best writing recently. I'm confident when this is all said and done, it will be regarded as well as Time Wars or Target 2006.


    As a bonus, the comic has an Animated backup strip!

    - Set some time during Season 2, though it's probably not in continuity.
    - Starscream and his clone army (all exact copies, as seen at the end of A Fistful of Energon) VS the Dinobots.
    - Snarl and Swoop get speaking roles, though they don't say anything memorable. Swoop comes across as the smartest of the trio.
    - Starscream basically has suceeded in defeating the Autobots, Sari (somehow) got to Dinobot island and convinced Grimlock and pals to come to save the day. Turns out, Grimlock doesn't like the rain so Sari promised they could have a sleep over until the rain stops.
    - Best line (responding to Bulkhead saying "move over you bozo") Grimlock: "Me Grimlock not bozo!"

    Art was not half bad, either. Not quite up to the animated style, but good. Writing was excellent which made the story shine - for a short backup strip, this was pretty good.
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Sound like a great one.

    Though my last issue still hasn't even come yet. My mum phoned 1 time every week and I still haven't got it so it might be a while before I get this one.
     
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    I was more impressed with the animated strip in this issue than the short one a few issues ago. MAde me look forward to the animated comic a bit more than I was.
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Really liked this one, the whole alternate reality story was a really good idea.
     
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    I thought it was funny they mention a 'zombie' cybertron yet theirs nothing about zombies in the story lol. Shame as its the halloween issue.
     
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    Crobot91 Daddy has lots of TFs...

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    More action will be forthcoming in issue #18 - Wait till you see the surprise ending... ;) 
     
  7. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Sweet, are you providing art Crobot? After that cliffhanger I've got to see what happens next. And according to the Furman blog, this is a 8-12 part storyline that's taking them more or less up to the next Movie?
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Really ? That's cool !!
     
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    I only just noticed the first page of the animated strip looked like a homage to the cover of issue 205 of the 80s Uk comic.
     
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    Crobot91 Daddy has lots of TFs...

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    Actually, the great Dan Khanna is providing the art and I've had the privilege of inking his pencils (this is my second time inking his work; first time being our work on IDW's Doubledealer Spotlight Issue).

    It was a challenge and a lot of fun inking his interpretation of the movie designs; hopefully, the artwork won't disappoint! :) 
     

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