IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: November 2021

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by AzT, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    90,559
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +66,944
    Instagram:
    Add Coller to the list of artists who struggle to "adapt" Nyx to a more detailed style. She really stands out with her elongated, simple head design amidst these more detailed, three-dimensional designs.

    Yeah, Hot Shot having his selects body is kinda dumb. Not as cool as either of his Cybertron designs, just adds to this mounting feeling I have that the comics designs have been more and more generic.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. GoldenMegatron

    GoldenMegatron Peaceful Tyrant

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2021
    Posts:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Location:
    The World
    Likes:
    +112
    What do you mean? Josh Burcham is listed as the CA/A on the Beast Wars issue for November here. Nothing on his socials seem to indicate he's stopped the gig, either.

    EDIT: My bad, he shares issue 10 with Winston Chan if I'm reading that properly. But not an indication that he's off the book.

    Low-key prefer Chan's artwork from the preview pages, myself. Kinda reminds me of Robby Musso or Dan Khanna's art, in a way.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Posts:
    12,416
    News Credits:
    90
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +8,510
    https://twitter.com/DantheArtguy/status/1429153492317392904
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Bahamut Prime

    Bahamut Prime Even Kaiba supports 'em!

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Posts:
    1,567
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +55
    Cool!
     
  5. TheTornSideswipeFan

    TheTornSideswipeFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2019
    Posts:
    383
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +427
    Hmm... I haven't seen much of the new IDW. I wonder if it's any--

    Minerva: *Shows up on the cover in the background*

    Time to take a read.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Posts:
    12,416
    News Credits:
    90
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +8,510
  7. saberconvoy

    saberconvoy Drifting around

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Posts:
    5,105
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +693
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    YouTube:
    It honestly looks like he purged all the armor. like took off the missile pods and stuff. But yeah, it looks really weird.
     
  8. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Posts:
    7,319
    News Credits:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +2,875
  9. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    11,756
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Builder's Den
    Likes:
    +15,852
    \"Dragons are dragons because man cannot beat them... so what\'s a Dinobot who beats dragons?\"
     
  10. Senator Magnificus

    Senator Magnificus Decepticlone: Politician, Scientist & Fugitive.

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2021
    Posts:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Location:
    Jackson, Georgia.
    Likes:
    +170
    YouTube:
    I joked when I said they'd try stretching
    Madman's Paradise into a full mini series.
    Didn't expect them to actually do it.
     
  11. Soundkaiser

    Soundkaiser Windblade's Conjunx Endura TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Posts:
    398
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +206
    I'm ashamed to say, with all my extensive knowledge of everything Transformers, I don't know who Minerva is. Please Educate me! :cry 
     
  12. TheTornSideswipeFan

    TheTornSideswipeFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2019
    Posts:
    383
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +427
    Happy to let you know!

    Minerva is a character that debuted in Super God Masterforce, the original character being a young girl who became one of the Junior Headmasters who became the heads for their Transtector Bodies. As Minerva herself was not a fighter, much less able to find joy in conflict in any manner like the War that continued, Minerva was usually the medic in the Battlefield, her only fighting when options are thinned out enough.

    Eventually Minerva's Transtector would come to life at the end of Masterforce without forcing the human form to continue on as the head, and with Go Shooter and Cab's Transtectors also going through the same process alongside God Ginrai, the units would join the Autobot Cause and continue to contribute in many ways, notably Minerva working alongside Wheeljack and Perceptor in Victory for the repairs of God Ginrai and eventual rebuilding of Ginrai into Victory Leo

    Outside of Japan, however, Minerva was not so lucky as to make it overseas, which was a shame as for awhile, she was the first true female Transformer (until HasTak made Freezon a female via retcon, thus beating out Minerva by 3 years), and would instead be replaced by the character Nightbeat, who did grow a following in the West.

    Minerva would be a bit of a very obscure character, occasionally getting sighted in other media, notably Japanese G1's Legends Comics where she was one of the many female Autobots who came to the Legends world in Tigatron's Dream, and getting only really one figure, it being her original toy in 1988.

    It's only now she has garnered a semblance of popularity, and in comparison to Nightbeat, she's still more obscure. Her appearance in the Wreckers as a Team Member
    who works primarily as the Team's Stream Worker
    and a potential upcoming figure will help her, maybe, but until then, one can only hope the Medic will strike it big compared to her Blue and Yellow Cop Variant.

    This has been a glimpse into who Minerva is
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Posts:
    12,416
    News Credits:
    90
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +8,510
  14. AutobotTurbine

    AutobotTurbine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2019
    Posts:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ-ish
    Likes:
    +555
    Loving the Cybertron Red Alert body-type cameo behind Thunderclash on the title page. One of my favorite figures from the Cybertron line.
     
  15. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts:
    5,391
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +3,757
    Not only that, there's also a Velocitronian that uses the Cybertron Crosswise Body-type, and one using A-RID Jazz.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Skycutter

    Skycutter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2017
    Posts:
    2,741
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,985
    yeah and i saw in the last comic foc sideswipe and jazz alt modes
     
  17. ArkinDotWav

    ArkinDotWav Self Proclaimed Star Saber Backer #555

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2020
    Posts:
    1,593
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +5,054
    Does Octopunch have little crab claw pincers? It looks like Octopunch has pincers on his hands.

    I know there's no real concrete evidence for it, but with us getting some core class Pretenders who turn from shell to inner bot alt modes, I really want an Octopunch that becomes a crab, and if his robot mode already has crab claws, that makes it more likely.

    The tentacles could easily be used to become the crab legs, as wonky as that may look. I just want this figure idea because of how goofy it would be.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. samisham

    samisham Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Posts:
    6,231
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +14,161
    Making Octopunch spooky and Cthuloid is a pretty clever idea I gotta say.
     
  19. Mecheon

    Mecheon Grumpy Dinosaur Nerd

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Posts:
    2,004
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Australia
    Likes:
    +1,661
    Honestly, I also suspect there's a bit of synergy with Rescue Bots happening as well, as early concept stuff had him as a 4x4 jeep

    Way to make him distinct from Hot Rod and Bumblebee, plus Rescue Bots tie-in, plus getting some use out of the Hound mold (aside from Detritus like, hasbro, please, detritus, thanks)
     
  20. lordcryotek

    lordcryotek Watch for waspies

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    7,815
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Homeherenow
    Likes:
    +24,717
    The covers look really nice. The line art...Lawrence is not my cup of tea.