IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: May 2022

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ezim93, Feb 17, 2022.

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    Eulogy could've been better written, though.
    Maybe if he'd addressed Soundwave as a "gruff jerk."
    To me, that feels way more natural. Like something a normal person would say at a friend's wake. Not a cartoon character. Whenever I hear them bring up "good" & "evil" that way it throws off my immersion. Like, the writers are implying the cast are aware they're in a simple kid's show.
     
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    Here's the biggest issue I have with the art style:

    In Beast Wars, they all turned into organic animals, right? Their robots modes had curves, uneven surfaces, and looked, y'know, organic.

    Blocky shit doesn't look organic.
     
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    I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading well-thought out stuff like this. Admittedly I'm a bit firmly in the "hey dudes, a corporation isn't going to love you back" camp so it speaks to me, but even if I didn't agree with your points you put them in such a thoughtful way that it's just fun reading the discourse. I wish all conversations on this forum were like this (although if they were, it's likely I wouldn't get anything done IRL. =) )
     
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    Thank you! I know that these things are contentious and I know people have engaged in bad faith and I figure if someone like BB or Bassx0 is going to take the time to write their thoughts and experiences then I want to put in the effort but yeah good lord it did get in the way a little haha.
     
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    Certain people are going to be arguing about IDW1 and the culture war shit related to it until the end of time. I've said what I think a million times over. And there's nothing really new to add to that conversation, in my mind, because the story's over and the story's done. That's not to say you can't do significant analysis or fanworks with IDW1, but it's got a definite endpoint.

    We've had the "Lug & Anode / LGBT representation vs. Transformers as some kind of utterly alien robots" discussion tons of times now. Has it significantly changed? No, of course not. The sooner everyone recognizes this, the better.
     
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    This is legitimately the best thing I've seen from this hellfandom in at least a month or two.
     
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    I'm super dreading what the next incarnation will be like.
    Predicting Hasbro'll tighten their grip, triple down on the fanbase pandering. No experimentation, no depth. Just basic bitch pulpy adventure stories. Which, is a writing style I don't altogether hate. Some of my favourite G1 episodes are the Buck Rodgers esque planet hopping ones. But, I feel like we've come too far to regress back to such simplistic storytelling. Fingers crossed on whomever's handed the main title being encouraged to be ambitious, thought provoking & above all, use their own voice rather than sample that of those who'd come before.
     
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    Talking shit about 9/11 will piss off lots of people, not just conservatives. People might not have been in New York, and a lot of people could give a fuck less about the city or even the whole state, but its consequences have had lasting effects on virtually everyone in this country, for better and mostly worse.
     
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    The word 'evil' was chosen precisely because it was ridiculous. Again, it was this couple's particular sense of humour.
     
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    Personally, I think you're reading too deeply into it. People can have deep and loving platonic friendships -that aren't the least bit romantic. It's actually kind of insulting to think that deep friendship MUST EQUAL DEEP ROMANCE (not saying that you are), as many people feel that people who enforce that message, particularly in films, are trying to invalidate close, non romantic friendships.
     
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    Eh. It wasn't that good... Different takes are usually a welcome read. But didn't hook me as a good storyteller.

    Yeah. You don't go there. That's a career-ender.

    Going from being an assistant editor at Marvel and writer at IDW to crowdsourcing a kickstarter doesn't exactly scream career success now, does it?
     
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    Oh good lord if you're talking about the CV characters I explicitly said at the beginning of the thread that the relationship can be interpreted either as platonic or romantic. That was back in the part where I was talking about how Soundwave threw himself in front of Tarn before he had the full advantage he was trying to get because Tarn attacked Hot Rod, after he stood and watched Tarn beat the shit out of Optimus without flinching.

    Both interpretations work equally well, it's a matter of choice. Shaming someone for preferring a different one than you is the outside of enough.

    If not, I don't even, because the other part of that post was talking about transformers in general.
     
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    https://twitter.com/IDWPublishing/status/1523718206195740673

    IDW’s Transformers: Last Bot Standing, 5-Page Preview of Issue #1 - Transformers News - TFW2005

    And...

    Thread re-opened after cleaning, stay on the discussion topics - granting some latitude about the end of IDW's reign - of cover artwork, creator credits and synopsis details for May 2022 Transformers titles. Rules: TFW2005 Rules

    Discuss other (upcoming or previous) Transformers titles either in their monthly solicitations threads or here: Transformers Comics Discussion
     
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    Seems gonna be fun...
     
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    i just want this for the online exclusive cover 
     
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    Yeehaw
     
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    Waiting on you, IDW: Online Exclusives
     
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    So about that online exclusive cover... I can't find any credits for it. Is it drawn by Rui Onishi? If so, awesome but what took you so long to hire her, IDW? ; )
     
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    https://twitter.com/marble_v_/status/1523225918029795329
     
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