IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: February 2021

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by AzT, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. TheWarPathGuy

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    That just ain\'t Straxus. 
    He\'s supposed to be big, intimidating and powerful. Here he looks too weak and unrecognizable. I am guessing he will get his more standard appearance later?
     
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    I was excited to hear Straxus was going to be represented in the comics again. But seeing this design...This just ain't Straxus.
     
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    IDW seems to really be embracing their tumblr/twitter fan art pages with this obvious yaoi bait :/
     
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    Well this is disappointing.
     
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    Considering that's where most of these new artists came from, it's not super surprising. I think we'll get a proper Straxus later on, though.
     
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    Soybot Straxus:rolleyes: :rolleyes: 
     
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    Definitely some yaoi stuffs going around here
     
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    That isn't Straxus.

    This reminds me of what was done to the Liege Maximo. They've completely taken away what made him so unique and distinct to begin with and turned him into generic Fujoshi bait.
     
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    Straxus needs a sandwitch. Whatever happened to him? He looks like Starscream cosplaying as Straxus. Especially the face. Why does he have a face instead of the mask?
     
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    :lolol  He does look like a seeker... weirdly they also made Liege Maximo look like a dressed up Starscream as well.
     
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    Straxus is now a They/Them

    Just a matter of time before they disarm everyone too.
     
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    :lolol  :lolol 
     
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    I've seen one or two comments saying they don't like how this is like Alex Milne's work. Don't do out boy dirty like that. I get that people can not like his work that's a totally fair opinion to have but you cant look at his recent designs for say the terminator series Arcee and look at this and say "yes these are the same".

    Also now that people have mentioned the Yoei connection... that's all I see. $10 says he's some handsome, debonair guy who gets fucked up and turns evil in like 2 years.
     
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  14. Zilla

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    #NotMyStraxus #ThickBoys
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    People say that? Dude, Milne's designs are in a whole other galaxy compared to this pitiful Straxus.


    This. I just can't picture that twig ruling over Darkmount.
     
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    Wait, what??? Liege Maximo was in the comics? I mean I remember they used him when that whole 13 Primes nonsense was in fashion and he was some ram-horn helmeted guy, but that was before the reboot. I dunno why they had to change his design. His point was that he looked like some eldritch horror, a Great Old One, a demon lord from D&D, all tentacles and horns and teeth sitting on his giant throne dwarfing Rook. Them turning him to just a guy... was dumb.
    EDIT: Oh boy I looked up the wiki. I forgot they retconned him to be basically a blatant ripoff of Marvel's Loki, horned helmet included. Because sure, turn the physically imposing, giant overlord into a scrawny schemer. I somehow tried to suppress the memory of reading those issues, probably because of how much I hated Shockwave's stupid "travel back in time then make sure everything happens the same way to prove religion is fake" plot.

    I never expected that one day we would be pining for Pat Lee's marshmallow man style, but yeah, here we are. Even he was better than Ramondelli and whoever is drawing the ongoing now.
     
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    That is a real bad design for Straxus. It does not look remotely like him aside from the basic shape of the helmet and the triangles on the chest. The classic design's face is a HUGE part of the character, and she gives it a generic soyboi one. For. Reasons.

    But really, this is Entry #441 in the book of Anna Malkova's extreme weaknesses as a Transformers artist. Transformers are hard to draw. Very hard. Way harder than your average X-Man. They're much more work and detail intensive. Mistakes stand out worse. Angles are hard. Malkova, like most of her peers on the IDW2 books, mask their weaknesses at drawing Transformers by using a simple style that humanizes them and gives them a level of detail to make drawing 20 pages of them time-economical.

    What we get is some really bad looking drawings and some really bad looking comic books.

    Hey remember when Kei Zama drew the hell out of Transformers and put her own spin on it with Josh Burcham's impeccable coloring? Things were better then.
     
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    I really don’t get this compulsive need to homogenize the Transformers, especially characters with such distinct character designs. Even if this is just a prelude to his eventual change to more bulky and his more unique face design, it just seems like Transformers aren’t allowed to look unique or different unless it’s “explained.” It’s like how IDW1 made Ratbat a normal dude and had to “explain” why he was a little robot bat.
     
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    #NotMyStraxus too!
    Also, belated Merry Straxmus!
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    Man, I can't believe how many of these "never gonna happen" toys actually happened since I drew this. :)  (Hasbro still owes us that Leader sized Animated Lugnut, though)
     
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    How they did manage to f**k up a design as simple and powerful as is Straxus?

    The only thing this is good for is for easier designing of a toy based on the Seeker engineering.
     
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