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Transformers Comics from IDW Publishing in August 2013

Posted on 05-16-2013 at 06:44 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
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Bleeding Cool News has posted the solicits for IDW's comics being published in August 2013 including a healthy dose of Transformers comics. There's plenty of awesome things to come, including after July's reveal that Star Saber would be joining the IDW Transformers comics universe, August will see Rattrap (of Beast Wars fame) join IDW's cast of Transformers in Robots in Disguise #20!

In August 2013 we will see the next installments of the ongoing series from IDW with the release of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters #4, Regeneration One #94, More than Meets the Eye #20 and Robots in Disguise #20. The month's releases are rounded out with two compilation issues, Transformers Monstrosity #3 of 4, collecting in print the digital-first sequel to Autocracy, and Transformers Prelude, collecting the six new spotlight one-shots Orion Pax, Thundercracker, Megatron, Bumblebee, Trailcutter, and Hoist.

Now updated with images of the cover art by way of Servo Slag!

Transformers: Prelude
Nick Roche, John Barber, & James Roberts (w) • Steve Kurth, Chee, Nick Roche, David Daza, Matt Frank, & Agustin Padilla (a) • Nick Roche (c)

The Spotlight falls on Orion Pax, Thundercracker, Megatron, Bumblebee, Trailcutter, and Hoist in this collection of six individual stories that explain an important moment in each character’s life. From the distant past to current events each story adds to Cybertronian lore.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-716-9


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Griffith, Casey Coller (c)

NEW CYBERTRON! It’s a brand new day—and STARSCREAM is in charge! But running a planet isn’t as easy as it looks… if BUMBLEBEE couldn’t do it, why does the former DECEPTICON think he can?

2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:
Variant Livio Ramondeli cover, interconnected with issues 21 and 22!

■Introducing fan-favorite character RATTRAP into the world of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE!
■The dawn of a new age—or the end of everything?!
■The countdown to DARK CYBERTRON continues!


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #20
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Sean Chen (c)

NOWHERE TO RUN! The end is nigh for the surviving members of the Lost Light crew, as enemies old and new move in for the kill. But on the fringes of known space, an ancient visionary is about to eliminate the Cybertronian race with a wave of his hand.

2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:
Variant Nick Roche cover!

■The penultimate part of the shocking Remain in Light!
■Not for the faint-hearted!


Transformers Regeneration One #94
Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman, Guidi (c)

CYBERTRON UNDER SIEGE! As BLUDGEON’s Blitz Engines wreak havoc, the AUTOBOTS struggle to muster a response to a threat that feels all too close to home! But their “greatest warrior,” ULTRA MAGNUS, has problems of his own… in the shape of a fighting mad GALVATRON. It’s the clash of titans you’ve (almost) never seen before!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Geoff Senior variant cover!

■Cover-to-cover battle action!
■ULTRA MAGNUS versus GALVATRON—the rematch of the millennium!


Transformers: Monstrosity #3 (of 4)
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Ramondelli x 3 (c)

MEGATRON UNCHAINED! In the early days of the war, MEGATRON—exiled on JUNKION—battles to reclaim the throne of CYBERTRON. But the TERRORCONS have other ideas… Meanwhile, GRIMLOCK and the DINOBOTS threaten OPTIMUS PRIME’s fledgling republic!

*3 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

■In print for the first time!
■Terror on Junkion!


Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #4
Mairghread Scott & Mike Johnson (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)

PRIMEVAL PREDATORS! The DINOBOTS have stumbled upon some of SHOCKWAVE’S old experiments… now they are running rampant across the Cybertronian underground. It’s up to GRIMLOCK and SWOOP to subdue the enemy! But with pressure mounting and his foes wreaking havoc, can GRIMLOCK keep his own rage in check?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:
Animation art variant cover!
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Escargon
RATTRAP?! Oh yes. Oh yeesssssss.
kaijuguy19
WilyMech
So fans submit stories for August? Is that is correct. I never done so I am just asking.
shroobmaster
Sounds dangerously cheesy.

Get it? Cheese. Rat.

Heh.
bossprime
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Originally Posted by WilyMech View Post
So fans submit stories for August? Is that is correct. I never done so I am just asking.
What do you mean?
MechaV
Huh.

Wonder what Rattrap's role will be?
Knightdramon
I think something very big is planned\going around in MTMTE and most of us haven't realized it yet.
Shatterpoint
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Originally Posted by Knightdramon View Post
I think something very big is planned\going around in MTMTE and most of us haven't realized it yet.
I think that's because the plot for it has been all over the place, to the point I had almost forgotten what they had actually set out to do.
Nope


Yay Rattrap


Now please put a BW character in MtMtE as well.
Escargon
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http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...rs/rattrap.gif

Yay Rattrap


Now please put a BW character in MtMtE as well.
I hope they put Dinobot in MTMTE.
Anguirus
Wonder what design they will use for Rattrap...and if this indicates toy news a la Dreadwing and Waspinator (not to mention Metroplex!).

Ancient visionary? Not...Dominus Ambus?
Mechafire
Fuck yeah Rattrap!
Jetbolt
Rattrap?

Yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now make a toy of the design Hasbro!!
Deadboy
Hmmm... I haven't bought an issue in a while but I will for Rattrap. Hopefully he'll be around for a while and not one and done.
Spin-Out
Meh, I'd rather see Rattrap in MTMTE. RID's been disappointing me ever since Prowl turned out to just eb brainwashed and Wheeljack died.
Knightdramon
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Originally Posted by Shatterpoint View Post
I think that's because the plot for it has been all over the place, to the point I had almost forgotten what they had actually set out to do.
Not really over the place once you set in your mind that they're out for a quest and get sidetracked, A LOT.

But still, while previous issues solicitations just brought up an isolated plot point, these ones look "final" enough. I'm guessing we'll be seeing an updated rooster sooner than later. I think nobody bar Rodimus will be safe from now on.
General Magnus
I don´t like the words "survivors of the Lost Light"
Omnus
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Originally Posted by Knightdramon View Post
I'm guessing we'll be seeing an updated roster sooner than later. I think nobody bar Rodimus will be safe from now on.
There seems to be a few other members of the crew that are in the hard-to-kill category.

Skids has the whole involuntarily(?)-turned-into-a-top-tier-combatant-that-also-makes-escapes-better-than-Dr. Who thing going on. Whirl has that perfect mix of crazy, irritating, and violent that seems to see him through any of the scrapes he's been in. Fortress Maximus is also supposed to be in the top 5 of Autobot warriors in the IDW-verse. Rung also has that weird luck of he-never-makes-it-out-intact-but-he-makes-it-out-alive.

There's probably a couple of other crew members that can also be flagged as safe, but I have to get over to meet with some people right now.
General Magnus
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Originally Posted by Omnus View Post
There seems to be a few other members of the crew that are in the hard-to-kill category.

Skids has the whole involuntarily(?)-turned-into-a-top-tier-combatant-that-also-makes-escapes-better-than-Dr. Who thing going on. Whirl has that perfect mix of crazy, irritating, and violent that seems to see him through any of the scrapes he's been in. Fortress Maximus is also supposed to be in the top 5 of Autobot warriors in the IDW-verse. Rung also has that weird luck of he-never-makes-it-out-intact-but-he-makes-it-out-alive.

There's probably a couple of other crew members that can also be flagged as safe, but I have to get over to meet with some people right now.
Cyclonus is also in the "hard to kill category".
Nope
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Originally Posted by Knightdramon View Post
I'm guessing we'll be seeing an updated rooster sooner than later. I think nobody bar Rodimus will be safe from now on.
I'd rather not think about it, at least not until the next issue comes out and we can start the new storyline.

I won't mind seeing some background characters become more important, but I'd rather not lose anyone as well. But that stuff happens.
Starscream NZ
Haven't we already seen Rattrap? It was during the Shadowplay issues. I believe the first issue, with Cromedome out side Maccaddams - there's a BM Rattrap as part of the genericons in the area.
Sockie
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Originally Posted by Starscream NZ View Post
Haven't we already seen Rattrap? It was during the Shadowplay issues. I believe the first issue, with Cromedome out side Maccaddams - there's a BM Rattrap as part of the genericons in the area.
Nothing more than a simple background cameo Milne could have put in for fun. Does not mean that was actually IDW Rattrap, or what he'll look like.
flux convoy
I hope this is a sign of an upcoming figure for Rattrap. Cybertronian alt mode or otherwise. Love some Rattrap. Waspinator would be cool too as more than a Cyberverse accessory.
SMOG
Call my cynical, but throwing Rattrap into RID seems like just the kind of stunt-casting I would expect from that series. "HEY LOOK everybody! It's that character you all love from another continuity! Buy this book because he's going to be in it!".

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Originally Posted by Escargon View Post
I hope they put Dinobot in MTMTE.
They already did that, but they called him "Cyclonus" for some reason.

zmog
Lbsammills51
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Originally Posted by General Magnus View Post
I don´t like the words "survivors of the Lost Light"
I caught that too. Ruh roh...
Jetstream
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Originally Posted by SMOG View Post
Call my cynical, but throwing Rattrap into RID seems like just the kind of stunt-casting I would expect from that series. "HEY LOOK everybody! It's that character you all love from another continuity! Buy this book because he's going to be in it!".

They already did that, but they called him "Cyclonus" for some reason.

zmog
Yeah I was thinking the same, I've never been a Rattrap fan but have a feeling he'll be treated like Sky Byte, a lot of hyper over the character to push sales but then doesn't really do or add anything to the story.
Yggdrasil
Even though Rattrap is my favourite character from Beast Wars and my second favourite TF character ever, seeing how Skybyte was handeled i.e. completely out of character that made him fun & doing jack shit in the series itself I just can't get exicited over him.
statuesorbust
Here is a look at the images from the solicits as well...

IDW TRANSFORMERS AUGUST 2013 SOLICITATIONS - ServoSlag
TriBlurr
Hmm....a bit of a glimpse of Rattrap there I believe.

Beast form is mechanical in design.

Should be interesting to see it.

The guy climbing the ladder in back seems familiar too.
Digilaut
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Originally Posted by SMOG View Post
Call my cynical, but throwing Rattrap into RID seems like just the kind of stunt-casting I would expect from that series. "HEY LOOK everybody! It's that character you all love from another continuity! Buy this book because he's going to be in it!".
My exact feeling when I read the sollicitations. Of course, MTMTE #19 is stunting with the fact that Star Saber will be in it, but overall I have the feeling RID is the one continuously.

Maybe it's just August's sollicitations, but it almost seems like MTMTE's sollicitation often doesn't need to rely on 'hey, this guy is in it, it's awesome!' and instead relies mostly on just a synopsis of the plot.

RID, however:
It's Metalhawk!
It's Sky-byte!
Megatron is back!
It's Rattrap!

Maybe I'm wrong though. Like I said..Star Saber. and there was Grimlock, too.




Anyway..this bodes well either way. Waspinator and Chop Shop were featured in the spotlight comics, and they both got toys in some form. There's also that BW Megatron remold coming...I wouldn't be surprised if we actually got a Rattrap or Sky-Byte toy for the upcoming Generations line. A little cyberverse targetmaster or something bigger, I don't know - but it would be cool nontheless.
fryguy81
Regarding RID and Rattrap. So awesome.

What would make it even better is if he's introduced at this little place where ya can get dirty mech-fluid mixed with just a touch o' radium and where the servin' bots are walkin' around minus their torso plates.
Knightdramon
Purest form of speculation, but it seems from 17-20 as if the Lost Light crashes on a planet filled with Legislators, everybody splits up and runs.
Girl Pants
Surprised to see Rattrap and not Rattletrap, but it seems he's got a beast mode, so that works.
Sockie
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Originally Posted by Digilaut View Post
My exact feeling when I read the sollicitations. Of course, MTMTE #19 is stunting with the fact that Star Saber will be in it, but overall I have the feeling RID is the one continuously.

Maybe it's just August's sollicitations, but it almost seems like MTMTE's sollicitation often doesn't need to rely on 'hey, this guy is in it, it's awesome!' and instead relies mostly on just a synopsis of the plot.

RID, however:
It's Metalhawk!
It's Sky-byte!
Megatron is back!
It's Rattrap!

Maybe I'm wrong though. Like I said..Star Saber. and there was Grimlock, too.
I'm sorry, but this is a pretty silly thing to complain about, as you do seem to just be listing anytime RiD has brought in a new cast member regardless of solicts (Metalhawk and Sky-Byte were never mentioned in any when first introduced...), while giving MTMTE a free pass whenever it's done it. =/ What about MTMTE #2's solict making a big deal of Skids? Or MTMTE #4's talking about a "character thought lost" who turned out to be Fort Max? You yourself just mentioned Grimlock and Star Saber. And, of course, let's not forget Overlord.

If the character's a big part of a story, they're going to be mentioned in the solict. Don't twist that into being "awful stunting just meant to get you pick up the comics!" (A solict trying to get you to pick up a comic? Preposterous!) that RiD does while MTMTE is perfectly innocent, please.

Never thought I'd see the day where one comic book series' solicts were said to be superior to another's...
Wadeledge
omg Tailgate...
WoundSave
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Originally Posted by Sockie View Post
I'm sorry, but this is a pretty silly thing to complain about, as you do seem to just be listing anytime RiD has brought in a new cast member regardless of solicts (Metalhawk and Sky-Byte were never mentioned in any...), while giving MTMTE a free pass whenever it's done it. =/ What about MTMTE #2's solict making a big deal of Skids? Or MTMTE #4's talking about a "character thought lost" who turned out to be Fort Max? You yourself just mentioned Grimlock and Star Saber. And, of course, let's not forget Overlord.

If the character's a big part of a story, they're going to be mentioned in the solict. Don't twist that into being "awful stunting just meant to get you pick up the comics!" (A solict trying to get you to pick up a comic? Preposterous!) that RiD does while MTMTE is perfectly innocent, please.

Never thought I'd see the day where one comic book series' solicts were said to be superior to another's...

gotta say i agree with sockie on this one.

its also kind of lame to 100% prejudge the content of a comic that wont even be out for 4 months. IMO you are really setting yourself up to not enjoy the comic with an attitude like that -- if you are already looking for issues with a comic 4 months before it hits shelves it is pretty much a guarantee that you wont enjoy it by the time you read it.

furthermore, it seems like theres a bit of a push of late to reintegrate beastmode characters into the TF franchise (bit of a push = huge understatement) - given that beast wars is widely hailed as one of the biggest fan favorites TF cartoons ever - it seems somewhat evident to me that Hasbro is trying to go beyond cybertronian planes, trains, and automobiles.

I recognize that its not just the beast modes that made beast wars good, its the story primarily, but in some sense many of the adult fandom is getting what they seemed to want - ie BW megs from grimlock, cool new beast mode predacons in the BH line etc, WASPINATOR in comics and legends class figs, etc etc etc.

So isnt ratrap showing up in RID something to look forward to?
WilyMech
I am not sure. Honestly.
Dormamu
Can I ask a silly question? From that first attached cover, why would a Cybertronian jet need seats? I mean, I get it with that stance.....you know....cockpit, wahh wahh..but logically even in the character sense, why? Were there tiny Cybertronians back then?
edgs2099
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Originally Posted by Dormamu View Post
Can I ask a silly question? From that first attached cover, why would a Cybertronian jet need seats? I mean, I get it with that stance.....you know....cockpit, wahh wahh..but logically even in the character sense, why? Were there tiny Cybertronians back then?
Did you just onomatopoeia the trumpet for a bad joke?
QLRformer
Rattrap in RID... the problem there is that he'll most likely be in his Transmetal "rattletrap on wheels" form, and not his more fitting BW "Sumatra giant rat" form. At least Sky-Byte got turned into a sub and that worked out all right.

Eh, bearing some hope. It's Rattrap, I love him!
Yggdrasil
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Originally Posted by QLRformer View Post
Rattrap in RID... the problem there is that he'll most likely be in his Transmetal "rattletrap on wheels" form, and not his more fitting BW "Sumatra giant rat" form. At least Sky-Byte got turned into a sub and that worked out all right.

Eh, bearing some hope. It's Rattrap, I love him!
No if we go by the cover for #20 he's a giant Rat.
Sockie
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Originally Posted by QLRformer View Post
Rattrap in RID... the problem there is that he'll most likely be in his Transmetal "rattletrap on wheels" form, and not his more fitting BW "Sumatra giant rat" form. At least Sky-Byte got turned into a sub and that worked out all right.

Eh, bearing some hope. It's Rattrap, I love him!
Sub? Sky-Byte is a shark. The official explanation is that he got his alt-mode from a world with flying shark-like creatures. And as Yggdrasil pointed out, Rattrap is indeed a rat, so it's probably the same kind of thing.
kaijuguy19
Wonder how Rattrap got a rat mode on Cybertron to begin with?
Knightdramon
Is that Megatron using the FOC Grimlock body on the cover going up the ladder?
Yggdrasil
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Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
Wonder how Rattrap got a rat mode on Cybertron to begin with?
He didn't? He came to Cybertron like that, just like every other NAIL. Same as Sky-byte.
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by Knightdramon View Post
Is that Megatron using the FOC Grimlock body on the cover going up the ladder?
Come to think of it yeah it seems that it could be a Megatron having a FOC Grimlock body.

Suddenly I can see what the Thrilling 30 Megatron is being made for...

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Originally Posted by Yggdrasil View Post
He didn't? He came to Cybertron like that, just like every other NAIL. Same as Sky-byte.
Oh ok. I don't know much about RID to be honest.
WoundSave
So my guess is the other cover for MTMTE is spoilerific.
ArmoredSwampert
Any reason why Screamer doesn't have glass over his cockpit?
SMOG
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Originally Posted by Digilaut View Post
My exact feeling when I read the sollicitations. Of course, MTMTE #19 is stunting with the fact that Star Saber will be in it, but overall I have the feeling RID is the one continuously.

Maybe it's just August's sollicitations, but it almost seems like MTMTE's sollicitation often doesn't need to rely on 'hey, this guy is in it, it's awesome!' and instead relies mostly on just a synopsis of the plot.

RID, however:
It's Metalhawk!
It's Sky-byte!
Megatron is back!
It's Rattrap!
In fairness, Metalhawk actually became a significant character, but I do feel like RID has cruised a lot on "Hey look! It's (insert name here) next issue!!" Yes, it looks like we're getting Star Saber in MTMTE, but I don't find that counterintuitive at all... the Circle of Light and the Knights of Cybertron seem to run with a Japan TF vibe, and I feel like Star Saber's appearance will be relevant.

Rattrap (and Skybyte for that matter) don't feel so relevant. I mean, sure it's nice that they're sending a shout-out to the Beast Wars and RID fans, but but it really feels like IDW's RID tends toward more superficial sensationalism.

Grimlock is a different case entirely, since he was long established in IDW's continuity, and his fate had been the subject of much speculation. It's not like he was just getting parachuted in... he seems to be part of an ongoing (if mysterious) plot. I will totally call bullshit on the cover for that issue though, with Grimlock going all John Rambo on those genericons. That was just weak.

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Originally Posted by Sockie View Post
I'm sorry, but this is a pretty silly thing to complain about, as you do seem to just be listing anytime RiD has brought in a new cast member regardless of solicts (Metalhawk and Sky-Byte were never mentioned in any when first introduced...)
Not true. Sky-Byte was announced before his appearance in the series, to generate a little publicity flutter. Not a big deal of course... probably no different than this mention of Rattrap.

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while giving MTMTE a free pass whenever it's done it. =/ What about MTMTE #2's solict making a big deal of Skids?
Skids is a native G1 character that historically nobody cares about. Your argument kind of falls flat there.

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Or MTMTE #4's talking about a "character thought lost" who turned out to be Fort Max? You yourself just mentioned Grimlock and Star Saber. And, of course, let's not forget Overlord.
All of those characters, particularly Fort Max, Overlord and Grimlock (and Star Saber by faint implication), are already imbricated into the fabric of IDW's ongoing universe, most especially the events unfolding in MTMTE. Setting aside the fact that MTMTE is actually just much, much, much better than RID, it's also just a different issue entirely, compared to throwing fan favourite characters from other lines into the series to create a flash, and then going nowhere with it.

Like I said earlier, Metalhawk actually became a major player, and I think that's fine. Maybe Rattrap will as well... but the lingering smell of Sky-Byte's "special guest nobody" appearance does make one a bit cynical, considering that his contribution to the series amounts to no more than any number of throwaway cameos we've had along the way.

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If the character's a big part of a story, they're going to be mentioned in the solict. Don't twist that into being "awful stunting just meant to get you pick up the comics!" (A solict trying to get you to pick up a comic? Preposterous!) that RiD does while MTMTE is perfectly innocent, please.
I'm not twisting anything, just making a prediction.

Also, I'm under no obligation to give RID a "fair break"... I've been on board for the duration, and bought every issue. I've been more than fair. The truth of the matter is that RID has (in my opinion) consistently disappointed, while MTMTE consistently impresses. In that regard MTMTE has earned all of its passes, while RID has not. It's not a question of "guilty or innocent". It's simply the fact that one series is just not as good.

Obviously promotion is promotion... if a character gets a paintjob in a new issue, someone will likely try to turn that into a selling point. But like i said, based on past experience with this title, I'm expecting something superfluous... even gratuitous with Rattrap.

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Never thought I'd see the day where one comic book series' solicts were said to be superior to another's...
Who's twisting now? Nobody's commenting on the solicits... we all know that's shilling drivel. What we're commenting on is whether we predict that these upcoming stories will deliver the goods.

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Originally Posted by WoundSave View Post
its also kind of lame to 100% prejudge the content of a comic that wont even be out for 4 months. IMO you are really setting yourself up to not enjoy the comic with an attitude like that -- if you are already looking for issues with a comic 4 months before it hits shelves it is pretty much a guarantee that you wont enjoy it by the time you read it.
Not one bit of that makes any sense. It is PERFECTLY sensible to pre-judge an upcoming comic based on our experience with the title, the writer, and the way it's shaping up in the promotions. After a year and a half following this series, I think we have some sense of what to expect. At this point, if I go in with my expectations realistically lowered, I only stand a better chance of being pleasantly surprised. This notion that everyone has to manufacture some kind of appearance of enthusiasm in order to show support for the product, or even to properly enjoy things in life, is absurd.

But maybe you're right. Maybe we should all just lower our standards, and assume everything coming our way will be golden.

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furthermore, it seems like theres a bit of a push of late to reintegrate beastmode characters into the TF franchise (bit of a push = huge understatement) - given that beast wars is widely hailed as one of the biggest fan favorites TF cartoons ever - it seems somewhat evident to me that Hasbro is trying to go beyond cybertronian planes, trains, and automobiles.
This might be true.. though the history of Beast Wars comics says otherwise. Maybe we're just at that magical focal point, when the Beast generation is just old enough to start sucking back on the fumes of nostalgia like the G1 old-timers.

I'm fine with Beast Wars being its own thing, but I don't find that it mixes well with G1 stylings. Honestly, I don't really mind if a few of the characters slip in (along with some of the others from other series... Lockdown, Metalhawk, Lugnut, Dai Atlas, etc.. ), as long as they are integrated into the setting well, and written interestingly. But if it's just a matter of "Hey look! Beast Wars!!"... well...


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So isnt ratrap showing up in RID something to look forward to?
Only if you give a shit about Beast Wars. I really don't. Rattrap was one of the more entertaining characters in the series, but while I realize others may feel differently, I don't really have any need/desire to see any of those characters ever again.

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Originally Posted by Dormamu View Post
Can I ask a silly question? From that first attached cover, why would a Cybertronian jet need seats? I mean, I get it with that stance.....you know....cockpit, wahh wahh..but logically even in the character sense, why? Were there tiny Cybertronians back then?
You noticed that too, eh? I had exactly the same question when I enlarged that picture. I'd always assumed that the "cockpits" on Cybertronian modes were probably just sensor hubs or something. Now that we've seen a wide array of alien races (humanoid or otherwise) of various sizes in IDW, the presence of tiny seats does seem a bit questionable.

zmog

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