IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: August 2021

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    Transformers Shattered Glass #1 is coming out this Wednesday so here’s my cover to the issue. It’s a great looking book pencilled by Transformers veteran artist Guido Guidi! (While I tag teamed with Guido on this mini for interiors for issues 2 and 4, this Blurr cover is the only one I drew for the series.)
     
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    It's far more unique. This is just "BW cast- in standard comic art form!" Whatever my misgivings are for this book's unoriginality, Burcham really did make this feel like a separate beast (excuse the mediocre punage) from it's 90s animated precursor.
     
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    Unique by itself is not a selling point. The BW cast looking like how they should do is how it should be done and is expected to be done. It feeling like “a separate Beast” just degrades it’s legitimacy as an actual Beast Wars book.

    The difference between Animated and the new Beast Wars book (because someone compared it to Animated earlier) is that Animated still had detailed characters with the only exaggerated proportions being their chins. The new Beast Wars book has flat, under-detailed characters with random crazily exaggerated proportions. Also Animated was it’s own thing; it didn’t hijack an existing series and radically change its aesthetic.

    Still we get a welcome break with #7. From the preview, I have nothing to complain about regarding the art style.
     
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    I mean, technically the new artist for issue 7 is hijacking an existing comic series if "hijacking" is something you're against. And the BW comic didn't hijack an existing series given this a reimagining and reboot rather than a continuation or replacement.
     
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    It should feel like it's own thing. It should'nt lie underneath the enormous shadow of it's legacy. If I wanted to see the BW cast as they appeared in the 90s cartoon, I'd simply head over to Tubi. I like Burcham's out there proportions, his signature boxiness. I especially liked Tarantulas cartoonishly curling little spider legs. Very Tim Burton flavoured. Writing, story & design wise this really should've embraced being a reboot. It was a chance to weave a fresh reinterpretation of an old story.
     
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    the new artist is correcting the art to how it should have been all along. And no, it’s still part of the Beast Wars continuity family. They’re the same characters. Like how Dreamwave, IDW1 and IDW2 feature the G1 characters even in a new setting.
     
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    any particular reason announced to why they switched the artists? Did enough people complain or something?
     
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    Comics rotate artists between volumes all the time. The artist of the first issues is probably already starting to draw issue 13-ish.
     
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    They're a new version of those characters.
    The same way TFA Optimus was a new
    incarnation of Prime. Under no obligation
    to be beholden to the original.
     
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    The artist is very good, but he is not the style I would have chosen for Beast Wars, which always had more natural looking curves, etc compared to other series.
     
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    I loved his work for FunPub back in the day. :)  d69ddv3-c9d76d67-2b32-45f3-aca5-11a460e9c8f8.jpg
     
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    Poor sixshot
     
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    https://twitter.com/CWingsyun/status/1430436649784291329
     
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