Beast Wars Ongoing Announced

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by ezim93, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Posts:
    8,500
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +2,459
    Lol wut, that there isn't Nyx hype/interest/art/customs already? It took me two seconds to stumble over a bunch of Nyx, the people interested in this book extend outside of the boards, but go off I guess?

    Ej7AUSXXgAAa8DS.jpg EkfsfktXUAEdZb0.jpg ElG2m6ZXUAAf4Ad.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 12
  2. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Pure Passion

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Posts:
    28,205
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +28,954
    Very well, I’ll admit to not knowing and being wrong on that part, but I’ll still hold to my other statement.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Posts:
    12,746
    News Credits:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Tartarus
    Likes:
    +16,489
    I hate to be that girl but just because there's all 3 of those things doesn't mean anything at the end of the day, really. It definitely doesn't mean she'll be a good character, and given Skold now it also doesn't mean they were being 100% honest with "the only thing Nyx shares in common with Bat Primal and Onyx Primal is their beast mode."

    Not saying she's destined to be a bad one either, I'm just saying.

    That said I especially like the middle depiction of her.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
    • Like Like x 4
  4. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Posts:
    10,969
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +17,323
    Hmm.
     
  5. SG Roadbuster

    SG Roadbuster SG Wrecker

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Posts:
    6,582
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Likes:
    +8,993
    When does the comic actually come out?
    Feels like they've been hyping this up for a decade now with no actual product to show for it.
    At this point its gonna turn out like Duke Nukem Forever
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Posts:
    12,746
    News Credits:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Tartarus
    Likes:
    +16,489
    :lolol  It's coming! I'm sure of it, just a bit longer surely.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Beauman

    Beauman Prisencolinensinainciusol. All right.

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2020
    Posts:
    503
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1,022
    Skold looks cool.
    The comic art looks bad.
     
  8. Agamus

    Agamus Not an Iguana

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Posts:
    1,245
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    WA
    Likes:
    +1,829
    BATT NOT GURL!!!11!!/s


    Ahahahahahahaha, it's trukk not munky all over again but even stupider isn't it.
     
    • Like Like x 10
  9. Nate98

    Nate98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2019
    Posts:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Likes:
    +217
    Just because their designs take inspiration or have certain similarities to previous characters doesn't mean there's some nefarious scheme here or anything. Also pretty sure IDW like to add original characters to the cast to bulk it up but also add some variety.

    No offence, I'm not trying to start an argument or anything but this is such a non issue, over a character from a comic that's not even out yet.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Posts:
    12,746
    News Credits:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Tartarus
    Likes:
    +16,489
    I think this is a bit more than just taking inspiration from another existing character, and I don't think there IS a nefarious scheme. They do like to add original characters but their track record of making good original characters isn't the best. Can a character really be considered 'original' when it's just a different colored copy of another?

    We've been over this before, there's people being blindly positive about this and some being negative, it's just that one is more acceptable than the other when they're both equally as valid.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
    • Like Like x 3
  11. Nate98

    Nate98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2019
    Posts:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Likes:
    +217
    The what's the issue then? IDW has its problems but I'm pretty sure some of the characters and portrayals are liked. Hence why we see characters like Drift, Rung, Windblade etc turn up in other toylines and media.

    I'm sorry have you met Ratchet, Ironhide, Nemesis, the seekers, Prowl, Bluestreak, RID Scourge, RID skybyte, God Neptune etc.

    Not exactly uncommon for transformers to take inspiration from or use other character designs as a basis for different characters.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  12. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Posts:
    14,066
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +2,503
    The reactions are interesting, to say the least! xD

    I go into it a tiny bit in a little interview in the back of issue 1 but as far as the designs go, they're absolutely done in a spirit of "homage." I cant speak for the precise reason why these two new fembots were added, other than they have their own character arcs planned/in mind and to add something new and fresh, but as for their designs they're [obviously] meant to resemble Bat Optimus Primal and Snapper. And thats all on me. I had some character breakdowns and what their alt modes were but the rest was on me and I thought it'd be fun to, in Nyx's case, make use of a design that never REALLY got any play in major BW media and for Skold to do it in honor of what happened to be my first Beast Wars toy Snapper! [and a bit of a Strika homage in there, as well] Think of her as the Tigatron to Snapper's Cheetor. They share the same basic design skeleton. Its not that weird. And she's definitely not inserted in there to replace Snapper. Should the books go on long enough maybe he'll show up! Who knows.

    But I wanted their designs to FEEL as genuinely "Beast Wars" as I could so why not base them on some actual Beast Wars designs! That was my thinking, anyway :) 
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
    • Like Like x 29
  13. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Posts:
    10,969
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +17,323
    Snapper ;) 
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Posts:
    12,746
    News Credits:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Tartarus
    Likes:
    +16,489
    It's always cool hearing from you Josh, hope things are coming along well and we can see the fruits of your labor soon enough. :D 
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Posts:
    14,066
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +2,503
    [haha, good catch! I was messing with my constructicons earlier, musta had 'em on the brain!]
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. SHIELD Agent 47

    SHIELD Agent 47 X-Wing: Mercy Kill

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2017
    Posts:
    636
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    地球
    Likes:
    +1,247
    For my part, I am thrilled to add more canon characters to the body-type array started by the classic characters! Woo hoo!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Posts:
    14,066
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +2,503
    And I absolutely, and likely selfishly, designed them this way so that kitbashes and customs would be a bit more easier to pull off. Cuz i'm greedy like that xD
     
    • Like Like x 15
  18. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Posts:
    10,969
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +17,323
    Haha, well it must be past midnight there in the States, so delirium is bound to have set in :p 
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. Lore Keeper

    Lore Keeper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Posts:
    1,349
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,858
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    I really appreciate the insider explanation on all this. It definitely helps to cool passions when people are confused and angry with eachother. I hope Hasbro does you a solid and puts your designs into toy form (their obvious retools too, of course).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Posts:
    12,746
    News Credits:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Tartarus
    Likes:
    +16,489
    You heard 'em boys and girls, get to work.

    Given how epic snapping turtles are IRL if they ever made a figure of this design I'd buy it yesterday.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 6