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The War Within the Age of Wrath Issue 4 Summary

Posted on 11-26-2010 at 03:00 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
War-Within-Volume-3-4
In 2004, Dreamwave Comics began publication of the third chapter of the War Within saga. Chronicling the secret history of the war for Cybertron, it began with the return of Megatron. Heroes fell and tyrants rose, but the story was cut short before its dramatic conclusion could be told.

Now, thanks to Simon Furman making copies of the script for the unreleased issue 4 available at Auto Assembly 2010, we are proud to share with you this special TFW2005 Thanksgiving treat - an in-depth summary of the events of issue 4, giving you a glimpse into what could have been - and what would have happened next. Check out the summary in our Transformers Comics Resources section:

The War Within Volume 3 The Age of Wrath Issue 4

And, if you want to refresh your minds as to what went before, check out our summaries of the first three issues:


The War Within Volume 3 The Age of Wrath Issue 1
The War Within Volume 3 The Age of Wrath Issue 2
The War Within Volume 3 The Age of Wrath Issue 3
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King Henrik
pretty cool stuff. i re-read these a few months ago so it was fairly fresh in my mind. i can tell you i don't like the idea of waiting a year or more to find out what was supposed to happen.
Kaijumaster
YEAH! BABY!

There was GOT to have been some legal statute that just expired in relation to DW. I doubt Mr. Furman just DECIDED to let us all in on the secrets.
nemisispringer
Nice
Sideswipe80
So much better than the stuff IDW is putting out. I wish we could have got this.
Repugnus
Finally seeing this is the greatest thing ever! It's like Christmas on Thanksgiving!!
PrimulArchangel
Did these ever make it to print or at least soem final digital proofs or something ? I would love to see some virtual versions of these or something instead of just reading what was suppose to happen.
Spartan Prime
Sounds great, with the exception of Grimlock. Furman's babyboy ran out his welcome with me long ago. He really isn't that great a character, and ends up getting his ass beaten in more times than not. Some "badass".

Hopefully he spills the rest of it, though it's probably all pretty predictable "Prime returns and pounds Megatron into paste. Things go back to how they were beforehand".
Repugnus
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Originally Posted by PrimulArchangel View Post
Did these ever make it to print or at least soem final digital proofs or something ? I would love to see some virtual versions of these or something instead of just reading what was suppose to happen.
Nope. There are a few pages of artwork that have made their way onto the internet, but that's about it. And it's a huge shame too, because in my opinion, this was the best thing Dreamwave was putting out when it folded.

And may I just say, I love how the summary of this issue ends! It's great to finally find out where Simon was going with the Grimlock subplot! The big guy may have been massively over exposed at DW, but I have to admit that I was curious about what happened to him.

The only thing that could be better would be if the full comic script was eventually posted online!
SharkyMcShark
:O

I absolutely loved War Within - I still consider Dark Ages the best TF comic series.

I hope the story for the full Wrath arc is released.
Ayleron
I wish they had finished this. The triggerbots are some of my favorites, especially Override, and they always could use some more usage.
GENOZAUR
so grimlock died and somehow managed to clone himself in advance?

DUDE THATS SO FREAKING GENIUS ITS SCARY EVEN
Josh
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Originally Posted by Repugnus View Post
Nope. There are a few pages of artwork that have made their way onto the internet, but that's about it. And it's a huge shame too, because in my opinion, this was the best thing Dreamwave was putting out when it folded.

And may I just say, I love how the summary of this issue ends! It's great to finally find out where Simon was going with the Grimlock subplot! The big guy may have been massively over exposed at DW, but I have to admit that I was curious about what happened to him.

The only thing that could be better would be if the full comic script was eventually posted online!
i have a little over half an issues worth of colored pages from issue 4

hmm...maybe i'll ask simon and joe/marcelo and see if they're cool with posting a couple

i know JP posted some pages from Energon the other day
Superquad7
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Originally Posted by Josh View Post
i have a little over half an issues worth of colored pages from issue 4

hmm...maybe i'll ask simon and joe/marcelo and see if they're cool with posting a couple

i know JP posted some pages from Energon the other day
YES. Do this please.
Repugnus
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Originally Posted by Josh View Post
i have a little over half an issues worth of colored pages from issue 4

hmm...maybe i'll ask simon and joe/marcelo and see if they're cool with posting a couple

i know JP posted some pages from Energon the other day
That would be about twenty different kinds of awesome! Please do!
Altitron
Simor Furman was 'selling' copies of this? Seriously?

- Alty
Big_Daddy
These were first sold at NordCon 2010, where we had the great pleasure of seeing most of the artwork for that issue, all explained by Furman himself in a sweet presentation. He's a real sport for doing this!

I have one or two copies of the script, signed by Furman if anyone's interested. I'll sell them at cost + shipping. Just shoot me a PM
M3Gr1ml0ck
Oh, joy.

(I mean it, I'm not being sarcastic!)
galvatron1701
When I spoke to Simon at Auto Assembly he said that next year he'd have issue 5 in the same scripted format and then the year after a summary of issue 6. It would have to be a summary because no 'script' was written.
deadend945
Mad Props to Furman for posting this. As much as i love WFC still think War Within was far superior.Shame that the game designers ignored War Within altogether...Hell even Bay managed to drag up the Fallen
M3Gr1ml0ck
Some spoilerish questions.

What is Grimlock doing inside the Extermination Drone? Did Shockwave recycle Grimlock's Spark?
I understand why Grimlock hates him so much, in Spotlight Shockwave

Is Megatron's spark somehow different/special? Is the "unbound" term just a flowery metaphor or an actual reference to some special power?

Maybe Megatron's spark evolved in a different way, like BM Megatron's.

Could it be that there is a reference to the Rite performed in The Dark Ages by the Fallen?
Dys
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Originally Posted by M3Gr1ml0ck View Post
Some spoilerish questions.

What is Grimlock doing inside the Extermination Drone? Did Shockwave recycle Grimlock's Spark?
I understand why Grimlock hates him so much, in Spotlight Shockwave

Is Megatron's spark somehow different/special? Is the "unbound" term just a flowery metaphor or an actual reference to some special power?

Maybe Megatron's spark evolved in a different way, like BM Megatron's.

Could it be that there is a reference to the Rite performed in The Dark Ages by the Fallen?

Spotlight Shockwave (IDW) and Age of Wrath (Dreamwave) are two different continuities... Not that you could tell these days.
M3Gr1ml0ck
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Spotlight Shockwave (IDW) and Age of Wrath (Dreamwave) are two different continuities... Not that you could tell these days.
Yes, yes, I know. That bit was just for proving that the "Furmanverse" can exist, and our signature leads to further proof, kindly hosted by tfw2005
DJW107PRIME
I would love to see all the DW stuff finished someday.
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by BigPete View Post
These were first sold at NordCon 2010, where we had the great pleasure of seeing most of the artwork for that issue, all explained by Furman himself in a sweet presentation. He's a real sport for doing this!

I have one or two copies of the script, signed by Furman if anyone's interested. I'll sell them at cost + shipping. Just shoot me a PM
Yes, he had the artwork in a folder with him at AA as well, we had a good old look through there. The final page of the issue looked awesome

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