USA Today has Andy Schmidt interview and Don Figueroa sketches

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  1. tektektek

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  2. Armada_MK

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    I'll say before and i'll say it again, DON is the fricking man!!!:bay 
     
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    "The first new Transformers comic book series in five years"?

    Also, "There are lines of dialogue that hearken back to older Transformers appearances, like the animated movie, for example."

    Is anyone else awfully reminded of War and Peace?
     
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    Fantastic. I remember seeing a lot of Don's work at the beginning of the IDW run, etc and thinking it was a great departure... but this is equally as impressive. If there was one artist who deserved to have his creations cast in plastic, it's definitely Don.
     
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    That classics based looking prime is outstanding. <3 Don.

    Good read too
     
  6. Fit For natalie

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    These aren't the designs in the comic. Just concept designs before Don refined them.
     
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    Nice interview. I'm starting to warm up a little bit more to the idea of the ongoing, but still not digging the art. If those pieces that are shown actually make it into the series and become the new status quo designwise... ugh. Looks like you can kiss almost everything Furman and Su did goodbye, thn. :cry 
     
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    I really hope you're right. The "change in style" is one thing, and I already don't like that, but a complete and total redesign... :( 
     
  9. Fit For natalie

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    Oh, they'll all be redesigned to match the movie style, just that some will (more or less) retain E.J. Su's basic Earth mode bodies in terms of layout of parts and such.
     
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    Maybe he means since the last ongoing? When did DW go under?
     
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    Late 2004. IDW got the license in Mid 2005.
     
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    Omega Superme was one of my favs too
     
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    man, those are spectacular Designs. love how Primes boots expand, and he's even got some 07 movie toy style automorphing going on there with the calves.

    I really like the large departure from almost anything previous that BB and Jetfire are.

    my only gripe with it, though, (and i'm more or less astonished Hasbro hasn't pushed this a bit) is i've always wonder why (even if they don't 'tweak' the designs) that IDW hasn't stay more rooted in the Classics/Uni2.0 designs ~ since there is no official fiction, and it seems kinda strange for IDW to be doing something completely unrelated to, well anything, while there is a line out there that is that aesthetically closely tied-in to what they are doing anyway. (i was really happy to see Guido bring a lot of that in on AHM)

    But i'm much happier to see hybridized G1/movie designs then the GundamFormers of the earlier IDW books.
     
  14. Bumblethumper

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    If these were movie designs, they'd be terrific. But I'm not so happy with the G1 comic diverging so much from G1.

    That Bumblebee is awful. Though the Optimus design is spot on.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the G1-Movie hybrid style, but I do find the B-1 Bomber Jetfire very interesting to look at.
     
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    I like the prototype designs even if they vary a bit, as long as they keep a faceplate on Prime
     
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    yeah that's about how I feel

    dont get me wrong I will give this a chance but so far I'm not liking the movie blending into the classic characters.
     
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    I just wish we'd stick with one continuity. When IDW took over and started the -ation series, it looked like they were really going somewhere, but then everything had to be rushed and tied up for AHM, which was ok, but nothing we hadn't seen before (Autobots look like theres no hope, Deceps look like theyve won, Prime makes miraculous recovery, Autobots win, Megatron goes home in an ambulance...well, spaceship). Now we're getting something 'new' again. Will this give them an opportunity to revive the old Unicron angle again? Lets hope not.
     
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    mmmm...
     
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    Those concepts are kinda cool. Still not sold on the movie-ized G1 designs as a whole. Why not E.J. Sue's realistic style? Or just go full-movie designs?
     

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