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Transformers Regeneration One #0 Preview

Posted on 09-04-2013 at 07:50 PM by Tony_Bacala under Comics
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IDW has released their preview for Regeneration One #0. The issue touches on the Deathbringer issue from the original Marvel UK run. Check out the preview pages after the break, and hit the discuss link to talk about it on the forums!
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Shin-Gouki
Interesting that they are revisiting this battle. I look forward to it.
Crobot91
Geoff's art looks amazing.
Digilaut
Sweet!
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by Shin-Gouki View Post
Interesting that they are revisiting this battle. I look forward to it.
Especially considering it was never really visited in US continuity; it's one of the few examples where a UK story is referenced in US fiction.

And given Furman's ignoring Marvel UK stuff it's kinda interesting.
G.B. Blackrock
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Especially considering it was never really visited in US continuity; it's one of the few examples where a UK story is referenced in US fiction.

And given Furman's ignoring Marvel UK stuff it's kinda interesting.
Personally, I wish he'd ignore the Deathbringer story, too....
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by G.B. Blackrock View Post
Personally, I wish he'd ignore the Deathbringer story, too....
It can't really be ignored though given it directly got referenced in Marvel US.

Which makes this REALLY interesting that he chose THIS of all moments to go back to.
Bass X0
Regeneration One was about revisiting loose ends from the original U.S. comic - Deathbringer is clearly one such loose end that remains to stand out up until this story.

Some loose ends didn't really need to be revisited like the Headmaster's heads but Deathbringer did.

The original Marvel U.K. Deathbringer story could be fitted into U.S. continuity without much problem. Galvatron was mentioned briefly but he hadn't appeared in the U.S. continuity by that point.
Josh
Geoff Seniorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Knightdramon
What's wrong with the art on pages 2-3? Looks very, very basic...
SouthtownKid
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Originally Posted by Josh View Post
Geoff Seniorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
I concur! My favorite Transformers comics artist of all-time...
G.B. Blackrock
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Originally Posted by Bass X0 View Post
Regeneration One was about revisiting loose ends from the original U.S. comic - Deathbringer is clearly one such loose end that remains to stand out up until this story.

Some loose ends didn't really need to be revisited like the Headmaster's heads but Deathbringer did.

The original Marvel U.K. Deathbringer story could be fitted into U.S. continuity without much problem. Galvatron was mentioned briefly but he hadn't appeared in the U.S. continuity by that point.
I don't see how Deathbringer was a loose end at all. The story was mentioned (if not seen), but the effects of it were already complete at that time.

And specifically calling out the Headmasters as an antithesis is a bit odd. While I fully admit that I didn't NEED to see it resolved, the question of "whatever became of the original heads?" WAS always left hanging.
RatTrap1985
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Originally Posted by Knightdramon View Post
What's wrong with the art on pages 2-3? Looks very, very basic...
BLASPHEMY!

Geoff Senior - Transformers Wiki
negamegatron
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Originally Posted by Knightdramon View Post
What's wrong with the art on pages 2-3? Looks very, very basic...
BLASPHEMY!

Geoff Senior - Transformers Wiki
It's personal taste. I'm not a fan of the retro-style to indicate "the past". But it is what it is and it does a good job of doing it.
Bumblethumper
Where is #0 supposed to fit in the overall scheme of things? It's hardly a prequel to #1?

emptythreat
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Originally Posted by Bumblethumper View Post
Where is #0 supposed to fit in the overall scheme of things? It's hardly a prequel to #1?

From what has been said it takes place is Zero Space so the issue title could be more of a place than a number. It fits between 94 and 95 in terms of the Hot Rod story but seems to take in events that occur throughout the Marvel run. Maybe even before that from some of the rumours. So part of it could predate issue 1, we don't know yet.
Coffee
Wow, I actually got a shot of nostalgia from Seniors art, loving how this story is going so far, Hot Rod has been my favourite character in Regen so far so I'll be looking forward to more of this.
lazerface
Does anyone know if this will have just one cover, or 3 variant covers?
Acid Wing
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Originally Posted by SouthtownKid View Post
I concur! My favorite Transformers comics artist of all-time...
Great to see him back! Loved his work in G2.
PrimeOQZ
Geoff Senior art work. Awesome!!!
Acteon
Looks good, though I'm a bit nervous as to what'll happen to Buster & Jesse ><

I wonder if we'll see a cosmic reset button at the end of the series...
Triggerhappy
I really like the artwork. Much more so than other comics. Great retro styling!
Magnus' Mate
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Looks good, though I'm a bit nervous as to what'll happen to Buster & Jesse ><

I wonder if we'll see a cosmic reset button at the end of the series...

I truly hope so.
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Acteon View Post
Looks good, though I'm a bit nervous as to what'll happen to Buster & Jesse ><

I wonder if we'll see a cosmic reset button at the end of the series...
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Originally Posted by Magnus' Mate View Post
I truly hope so.
It's really the only way this series can have a happy ending at this point...
Captain
retro art is a great way to refer to the past in TF comics!
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by Bumblethumper View Post
Where is #0 supposed to fit in the overall scheme of things? It's hardly a prequel to #1?

I think its an anthology of a few different stories set at different points throughout the timeline.

The whole issue won't just focus on Deathbringer.
The Madness
While the Deathbringer was only mentioned in passing in US Marvel, it was instrumental in the corruption of the Matrix... which was a substantial theme in the US run. I can only assume that this story investigates this aspect on some level.
Reflector Prime
This comic BA-LOWSZ
Galva-Cannon
Love Geoff Senior's art.

Part of me wishes that the main comic had gone all the way, with retro colouring to match the pencils/ink. Although I do really like how the art has turned out in the main issues. I wouldn't be clamouring for a limited palette with dots everywhere, although it's very nostalgic. I just prefer art with solid colours, instead of all the blending and blurring.
AB83Rules
Hi, I am brand new to the site, and to the TF Comics. So I ask, what is this storyline got to do with the original TF Comics. I ordered, the 1st 2 classics volumes, issues 1-13, and 14-25, plus preodered 5 and 6, got 5 in mail last month. Also got the 1st 2 volumes of Regernation One, which I understand, if correct, is a continuation of the original comics.

But is this #0 from the UK series, cause I saw those on amazon.com. I hope this doesn't sound stupid. I just have always been a TF fan. Born in 84, watched the original tv shows, G1, and have every season, in the new 25th anniversary sets.

I also have enjoyed the Robots in Disguise series.
G.B. Blackrock
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Originally Posted by AB83Rules View Post
Hi, I am brand new to the site, and to the TF Comics. So I ask, what is this storyline got to do with the original TF Comics. I ordered, the 1st 2 classics volumes, issues 1-13, and 14-25, plus preodered 5 and 6, got 5 in mail last month. Also got the 1st 2 volumes of Regernation One, which I understand, if correct, is a continuation of the original comics.

But is this #0 from the UK series, cause I saw those on amazon.com. I hope this doesn't sound stupid. I just have always been a TF fan. Born in 84, watched the original tv shows, G1, and have every season, in the new 25th anniversary sets.

I also have enjoyed the Robots in Disguise series.
The UK series is not part of RG1 continuity. It's is a continuation of the Marvel US comic. While the UK material was written (back in the day) to fit with the US stuff, RG1 explicitly contradicts significant UK-specific events.
DrGrim
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Originally Posted by G.B. Blackrock View Post
The UK series is not part of RG1 continuity. It's is a continuation of the Marvel US comic. While the UK material was written (back in the day) to fit with the US stuff, RG1 explicitly contradicts significant UK-specific events.
Didn't Marvel US also contradict a lot of the Marvel UK works too after Simon Furman took over writing for Bob Budiansky?
G.B. Blackrock
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Didn't Marvel US also contradict a lot of the Marvel UK works too after Simon Furman took over writing for Bob Budiansky?
Indeed, specifically the "Earthforce" stories (I'm actually unclear as to whether these were written prior to, or concurrent with, the US stuff, but they're certainly contradicted by the US stuff).

All of which is especially odd given that Furman wrote the stories he himself was contradicting.

But the point remains, in answer to the question given: no, this is not #0 of the UK series, as the UK series has been stated repeatedly not to be part of RG1.
Shin-Gouki
The Earthforce stuff never fit properly into any continuity and is widely ignored when it comes to the main UK continuity. I consider it an Alt Reality myself, I do the same with my Beloved G2 as well. Being a Doctor Who fan it's really easy for me to just shove things into other realities.
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by Shin-Gouki View Post
The Earthforce stuff never fit properly into any continuity and is widely ignored when it comes to the main UK continuity. I consider it an Alt Reality myself, I do the same with my Beloved G2 as well. Being a Doctor Who fan it's really easy for me to just shove things into other realities.
There isn't a distinct end to the Marvel UK continuity and beginning to the Earthforce continuity. Simon was making it up as he went along, not planning or caring about how it contradicts the U.K. stories (now reprints of the U.S. comics). Some Earthforce stories are continued on from Time Wars for example.
AB83Rules
Thanks everyone. Is it a good thing so start from beginning? With issue 1 in Volume 1 of the classics book?

Is RG1 a continuation of the original US TF series?
SouthtownKid
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Originally Posted by AB83Rules View Post
Thanks everyone. Is it a good thing so start from beginning? With issue 1 in Volume 1 of the classics book?

Is RG1 a continuation of the original US TF series?
Ostensibly.

Like IDW's GI Joe Real American Hero, Regeneration One is meant to act as a sequel to the Marvel Comics original series. In both cases, you may have to make some allowances... but yeah, that's what they're supposed to be.

As to where to start, yeah, you could start from Marvel US #1.
Shin-Gouki
There are enough references to UK Marvel stories and plot lines I would recommend reading the UK stories too. Auntie certainly never appeared in the US Stories.
AB83Rules
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Originally Posted by SouthtownKid View Post
Ostensibly.

Like IDW's GI Joe Real American Hero, Regeneration One is meant to act as a sequel to the Marvel Comics original series. In both cases, you may have to make some allowances... but yeah, that's what they're supposed to be.

As to where to start, yeah, you could start from Marvel US #1.
Thanks. I think it's the Marvel set, it's Vol 1 of the TF Classics. I know back in like 2008 it was missing 2 issues, this has all 1st 13, then 2nd one with Megatron on them is 14-25. 1st one has Prime on it.
G.B. Blackrock
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Originally Posted by Shin-Gouki View Post
There are enough references to UK Marvel stories and plot lines I would recommend reading the UK stories too. Auntie certainly never appeared in the US Stories.
I'm trying to forget that she ever appeared in RG1...

Seriously, that's perhaps the worst homage to the UK works Furman could have brought over. Such a stupid name....

(I know... yes, it DID originate in the US stuff. Besides the original treatment by Jim Shooter -- although apparently redacted at some point in the process -- Huffer called the Ark's computer by this name in US issue #1. I'd been happy to consider that an out-of-character colloquialism for nearly 30 years. The idea that it's the computer's actual name.... Ugh! Just too dumb for words...)

((Never let it be said that I can't criticize even my beloved comics continuity))
Shin-Gouki
When does this issue hit?
emptythreat
Weds 18th Sept.
Shin-Gouki
sweet
MegaRoadbuster
Great stuff. No doubt about it. I love classic art, and everyone here hit it all perfect. Senior just jumped right back in no problem.

If the story is good, this will be 3 great issues in a row. And to tell the truth the past 2 issues went a long way in making 91 and 92 look great as well. This whole arc is shaping up to be what we should have gotten all along.

Still doesn't make up for the first 8 issues,espeically that Grimlock arc, but if Furman can Ace it all for the rest of the run, then maybe it won't be a total loss after all.
MegaRoadbuster
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Looks good, though I'm a bit nervous as to what'll happen to Buster & Jesse ><

I wonder if we'll see a cosmic reset button at the end of the series...
I see that idea thrown around a lot. What do we mean when we say, "cosmic reset button?"
antapp
The art is amazing - wish he could draw ALL Transformers comics. Love this style.
Magnus' Mate
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I see that idea thrown around a lot. What do we mean when we say, "cosmic reset button?"
That through Zero Space, time travel or some other cosmic shenanigans, this time line is changed e.g. Earth won't get destroyed, dead characters live again etc - basically, the cosmic reset button in this case would give the series a 'happy ending'.

And, as a Marvel TF fan since 1984, I would not object to this. Though I don't really consider RG1 a part of that saga (for me, the definitive iteration of the TF story), I'm not above a happy-ish ending whereby my homeworld - and the Autobots' adopted homeworld, which they tirelessly defended for years - isn't destroyed because the Autobots had some sort of massive memory lapse (seriously Simon!?!) and forgot about that destroyed Ark spaceship in Canada...
emptythreat
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Originally Posted by Magnus' Mate View Post
That through Zero Space, time travel or some other cosmic shenanigans, this time line is changed e.g. Earth won't get destroyed, dead characters live again etc - basically, the cosmic reset button in this case would give the series a 'happy ending'.

And, as a Marvel TF fan since 1984, I would not object to this. Though I don't really consider RG1 a part of that saga (for me, the definitive iteration of the TF story), I'm not above a happy-ish ending whereby my homeworld - and the Autobots' adopted homeworld, which they tirelessly defended for years - isn't destroyed because the Autobots had some sort of massive memory lapse (seriously Simon!?!) and forgot about that destroyed Ark spaceship in Canada...
I think an acceptable ending can be a hopeful one rather than undoing everything. Because even if Earth is saved then you're still left with all the other stuff that could still happen. I don't want to see 5 issues of people undoing what has already been done, somehow that makes the struggle redundant to me. It's like the old conundrum about going back and killing Hitler, would your action end up having worse consequences?

If Earth/Nebulos/Cybertron have a bright or new future at the end that would be best for me. Not an undoing, but the end of a chapter and beginning of another. I want to see people battle and ultimately win - the reset button would be such a cop-out!
G.B. Blackrock
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Originally Posted by Magnus' Mate View Post
That through Zero Space, time travel or some other cosmic shenanigans, this time line is changed e.g. Earth won't get destroyed, dead characters live again etc - basically, the cosmic reset button in this case would give the series a 'happy ending'.

And, as a Marvel TF fan since 1984, I would not object to this. Though I don't really consider RG1 a part of that saga (for me, the definitive iteration of the TF story), I'm not above a happy-ish ending whereby my homeworld - and the Autobots' adopted homeworld, which they tirelessly defended for years - isn't destroyed because the Autobots had some sort of massive memory lapse (seriously Simon!?!) and forgot about that destroyed Ark spaceship in Canada...
I originally defended that "memory lapse" by arguing that no one on Cybertron would necessarily have known where the Ark disappeared to post-Unicron battle. However, if we're having to accept as given that Fortress Maximus somehow learned Galvatron's name, and was in touch with Cybertron long enough to send a note home to let them know, this doesn't work (although neither does the assumption that FM learned Galvatron's name, but we work with what we're given). Prime should have sent a clean-up crew to dismantle the Ark.
emptythreat
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Originally Posted by G.B. Blackrock View Post
I originally defended that "memory lapse" by arguing that no one on Cybertron would necessarily have known where the Ark disappeared to post-Unicron battle. However, if we're having to accept as given that Fortress Maximus somehow learned Galvatron's name, and was in touch with Cybertron long enough to send a note home to let them know, this doesn't work (although neither does the assumption that FM learned Galvatron's name, but we work with what we're given). Prime should have sent a clean-up crew to dismantle the Ark.
Struggling to remember but Xaaron had met Galvatron so there was someone on Cybertron that knew him at least? There were also a few Unicron worshippers that may have had an insight there too? Not sure. It isn't well explained but the gap isn't that hard to plug for me but one line of dialogue could have cleared it up!

As for the Ark, I'm assuming there were no life signs on it (as they suggest it was the mid 90's that Megs was woken up) and the ship was wrecked. Spike stayed behind just in case. Galvatron was also gone. The comics established that the TF's had been to many worlds of other mechanoids and biological life, so Earth wasn't special. They'd been fighting for 4 million years and were fighting on earth for just over 6 years? Its actually a very short time to be there in the grand scheme of things, why would they focus on it at all when they have a home world to rebuild now?

I think these aspects are clunky because they haven't been literally spelled out but I don't think any of it is illogical or out of keeping with what's already been established.

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