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James Roberts More Than Meets the Eye Ongoing Interview

Posted on 12-19-2012 at 04:04 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
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The official Transformers Facebook page has posted an interesting interview with James Roberts, the writer of IDW's More Than Meets the Eye ongoing. The interview covers James' favorite plots and some of the things that he considered his biggest challenges from "year one" of More Than Meets the Eye including the characters James loves writing - no surprise that Swerve is in there - and also the story that James considers to be his personal best.

There's also a tease on what we might expect coming up in the next few months with, as James Roberts puts it, "a Marvel UK style epic" concluding in issue #16, where "you may be saying goodbye to some characters and hello to others." He also teases that this epic should tie off some dangling threads from the first 12 issues.

Click here to check out the interview.
Views: 3,897 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!
General Tekno
The official Transformers FB page has an interview up with James Roberts, about the recently released issue 12 and beyond.

There's spoilers in here, so be warned. As well as teases including that we're getting a Marvel UK-style epic down the road.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/trans...16818811721652

(Credit to JazzFox over on the IDW boards for linking this interview in a thread over there.)
Kaijumaster
Sweet stuff.

I like the phrase "Season 2"
Mechafire
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"you may be saying goodbye to some characters and hello to others."
But

But

But

BUT I DON'T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE
Pcm979
I don't know why you say 'goodbye'; I say 'hello'.

Does anyone have a bet as to who the 'bot with the changed fate in #15 is?
HeroicC300
Well, this'll be interesting.

Anyone else think that Chromedome is the Issue #15 guy?
Pcm979
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Originally Posted by HeroicC300 View Post
Well, this'll be interesting.

Anyone else think that Chromedome is the Issue #15 guy?
That's an interesting thought. Going by the events of this issue and the #14 Solicitation, Chromedome will be partially responsible for letting Overlord loose and later he's on the Necrobot's list, so it sounds like his fate is pretty much set - but Roberts is very good at confounding expectations. Well, mine at least.

I've been looking for an old Roberts interview where he listed some characters who had taken on a life of their own, but I can't seem to find it. The only one I remember is Swerve.
Edit: Found it. There only was Swerve. Still, hardly conclusive evidence. Plus, I've never been right about MTMTE's plot twists before.
Megastar
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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
But

But

But

BUT I DON'T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE
All good thing most come to a end.
Griffin73
The only characters that should be untouchable are Ultra Magnus, Rodimus, and Ratchet. Otherwise, it's fair game. I bet they pick up Guzzle and Impactor somewhere down the line.
1984forever
Hmm. No real important questions asked in this interview. I think I'll go to a convention and personally ask Roberts why he is not using more of the original '84 line up.
Sideswipe80
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Originally Posted by Griffin73 View Post
The only characters that should be untouchable are Ultra Magnus, Rodimus, and Ratchet. Otherwise, it's fair game. I bet they pick up Guzzle and Impactor somewhere down the line.
Drift might be untouchable at this point as well.
Ra88
Them picking up Guzzle and Impactor should have happened yesterday. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO AND SEE MORE OF THEM ALREADY
jogproof
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Originally Posted by Sideswipe80 View Post
Drift might be untouchable at this point as well.
nope him, Ultra Magnus, Cromedome, Hound and Dipstick are on the Necrobot's list which i think will start happening in issue 16 and i bet Rewind would love to see the list.
Pcm979
Well, I personally expect the Necrobot's List to turn out in a different way to what we expect. Roberts has confounded every one of my expectations so far, there's always a twist I had not anticipated; Thus I'd be honestly shocked if the Necrobot and his List turned out to be as cut-and-dried as we think.

Remember, everything we know about the Necrobot comes from the Scavengers. Half of them are insane. They could be, you know, wrong.

BTW, did the Necrobot oddly remind anybody of Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged?
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"Mangus?" it said.
Ultra Magnus nodded helplessly.
"Ultra Magnus?" pursued the Necrobot in a kind of efficient yap.
"Er...er...yes...er...er," confirmed Ultra Magnus.
"You're a jerk," repeated the Necrobot, "a complete asshole."
"Er..."
The Necrobot nodded to itself, made a peculiar alien tick on its clipboard and turned briskly back towards the ship.
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by Megastar View Post
All good thing most come to a end.
Then they get nostalgia'd over and eventually come back.
Torque
i think the mystery act-that-wont-happen will be Cyclonus killing Whirl
CZ Hazard
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Originally Posted by 1984forever View Post
Hmm. No real important questions asked in this interview. I think I'll go to a convention and personally ask Roberts why he is not using more of the original '84 line up.
Probably because these characters have been used and re-used and re-interpreted over and over again since 1984. Show me a writer who makes me care about z-list characters, and I'll show you a great TF writer.
HeroicC300
Hmm, anyone hoping that they collect the remaining Wreckers?

Because I think it'd be cool to see Impactor, Guzzle, Roadbuster and Springer all turn on Whirl and help Cyclonus kill the guy.
Kraken
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Originally Posted by Sidbeckett View Post
Probably because these characters have been used and re-used and re-interpreted over and over again since 1984. Show me a writer who makes me care about z-list characters, and I'll show you a great TF writer.
Shhhhhhhhhh, ignore him and he might go away. Let's not have another thread de-railed by his insane gibberings.
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by 1984forever View Post
Hmm. No real important questions asked in this interview. I think I'll go to a convention and personally ask Roberts why he is not using more of the original '84 line up.
They're all either on Cybertron in RiD or aboard The Lost Light in MTMTE. Other than Optimus Prime who is in space and Thundercracker who is on Earth.

Most of the 1984 guys are over in RiD. Or are you seriously wanting the likes of Prowl, Wheeljack, Sideswipe and Bumblebee in MTMTE as well as RiD?

Do you even read Robots in Disguise?
Kaijumaster
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Originally Posted by Bass X0 View Post
They're all either on Cybertron in RiD or aboard The Lost Light in MTMTE. Other than Optimus Prime who is in space and Thundercracker who is on Earth.

Most of the 1984 guys are over in RiD. Or are you seriously wanting the likes of Prowl, Wheeljack, Sideswipe and Bumblebee in MTMTE as well as RiD?

Do you even read Robots in Disguise?
DUDE! you're not seriously trying to engage HIM are you? Let it be man!

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