IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: July 2021

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by shadow panther, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. Bass X0

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    When artists don't get paid enough to bring their A game, they are not going to put in as much effort and devotion. When they get paid a decent amount, obviously they're going to put in the effort to keep being paid a decent amount. Page rates for artists are pretty low these days.
     
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    I agree about IDW hiring these people due to budget matters, but they suck and I’m completely demotivated on buying the comics. Most of these “modern artists” should go back either to art school or those silly and dumb fanfic websites and communities they came from. Maybe if the weren’t trying to impose this lazy childish and poor lining style, they’d have access to better pay. All I see is decay and disregard for the old fan base and a lot of people praising something that doesn’t deserve to be applauded. The bar level on IDW TF comics nowadays is pretty low.
     
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    I dont know whats worse: IDW's TF2019 ongoing or this post.

    To expand: I dont think the issue is Anna Malkova as an artist (or anyone else contributing), as evidenced by their other work (see twitter, other). Nor do I think theres an issue with artists being drawn from fan communities. The issue lies either with IDW or, more likely, Hasbro. Likely ongoing TF doesnt pay well, has tight deadlines and relies largely on the creatives involved wanting to contribute to official TF fiction.
     
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    Cool, reminds me of Victorion
     
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    Why is Megatron wearing some new symbol? Guess I must have missed something... didn\'t he just establish the Con logo?
    Umm, that IS Victorion, or rather one of the bots forming her. I can never remember their names.
     
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    Thats not Megatron I'm guessing. Exarchon is character who, in the past, tried to conquer Cybertron with clones of Skywarp. His mind was splitacross multiple bodies and he was able to take over other bots via some not yet revealed method and he did try and recruit Megatron. He was defeated but I'm guessing this story has Jumpstream doing a multiverse trip to a universe where he won the war.
     
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    Or travelled forward in time?
     
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    Possibly but Exarchon is apparently dead.

    So still possible.
     
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    I guess I was wrong about Exarchon traveling dimensions.
     
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    As far as we know!
     
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    That is why I said apparently. :p 
     
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    You clearly weren't around in the very beginning of IDW2. Angel Hernandez's art is pretty awful.

    I know a lot of people like Alex Milne's art. Personally, I feel it's long past time to move on to new creatives, new artists. The further we can move away from MTMTE, the better. New universe. Let's treat it like such.

    The Beast Wars art, on the other hand, looks awful, like a middle schooler drew it.
     
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    I dont want to critique the art because I think it's serviceable for the material its produced for. Ruckley/Barber/IDW/Hasbro amaze me in that they can take the idea of "an active war between a society of robots that turn into planes and cars and mortars and spaceships and cats and toilets", and execute it with such little charisma, charm or enthusiasm.
     
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    Oof - You'll have the Japanese collector's up in arms if that happened, and then the younger fans who search wikipedia and become blind fans who will rage for the sake of raging.

    I could see both sides though.

    On the one hand, creating a character for the purpose of killing them later will spare a known character from death. However, killing off known characters is the draw of reading, it's supposed to elicit a reaction. You want to feel something. But nowadays, you kill a favorite character and suddenly petitions are created online to reverse something they don't like.

    *shrug*

    Guess nobody can win.
     
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    I just feel nothing when a generic gets killed. There's no connection to be had. But if the Battle Gaia team were to show up and be killed off, I'd have a reaction towards that just because I know they have toys.

    I would still quite like Takara to do a Battle Gaia repaint of Bruticus.
     
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    But creating a character just to kill them also means people stop getting invested in new characters because they assume they're just cannon fodder.
     
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    This is true, but you didn't include the rest of what I said.
     
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    July is looking to be ACTION-PACKED. Which titles are you excited about?!
     
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