IDW Solicitations: March 2021

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lucas35, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. Mattymo

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    they don’t know who unicron is because they scanned optimus primals memories which leads to believe primal himself doesn’t know who unicron really was because as beast wars established a lot of their history was considered classified and sealed up. Remember primal is not a high ranking member of the maximals. He’s a captain of an exploration vessel. He’s a ciitizen. Hell our own history is a example of this. There’s entire parts of humanity that people just don’t believe happened
     
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    Yes, that was plot contrivance after plot contrivance. The Vok were only used to drum up plot developments. What were their motives? What was their reasoning? We don't know because the writers themselves didn't know. That's why I say it's bad writing and that's why I'm glad the Vok are getting fleshed out now.
     
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    they didn’t get to flesh them out much because they didn’t know show was wrapping up honesty. They thought they were getting a fourth season at one point. They left a couple things out there because they anticipated it would continue. A lot shows did that. Beast machines did that. Hasbro even offer Skir the chance to do a 3rd season but he declined. Animated was a big one, prime left spent some things hanging, RID did too. Doesn’t mean it’s badly written. If anything it’s a realistic way of handling certain things. You don’t always get the answers in the real world. Gotta remember also that hasbro also steps in and will can an idea or a plot element. Look how badly Tigerhawk was handled. That was bob Forward that was hasbro stepping in and saying “add this character. No wait don’t we’re not gonna release it. Okay nevermind put him in. Okay now kill him off”
     
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    I heard they were good people, the Vok.
     
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    Rojixus I AM NOT YOUR ENEMY!

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    We're just going to have to agree to disagree on this one. I believe the JJ Abrams Mystery Box writing approach is bullshit and Beast Wars does not now or ever need that type of crutch. I will not be convinced otherwise.
     
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    well not everyone just wants their toys being smashed together going POW POW in fiction
     
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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Hmm.
     
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    I’m sorry for your poor taste.
     
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    I wish the Beast Wars art looked like the C cover.

    Instead it looks like a sketchy, lazy version of TF Animated. I just don't understand the artist choice here. We had a chance to get lush, organic art but it looks like an up and coming 17 year old drew it.

    So disappointing.
     
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    MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    The art is so freakin' horrible it's almost unbelievable they'd print such crap.

    DAAAAYUM it's ugly.

    GONE are the wonderful days of Don Figueroa.

    He knew and, best of all, CARED about Beast Wars.

    This crap is proof that IDW doesn't care AT ALL about creating something special.

    I feel bad for those who pay to own this.

    P.S. Is Hasbro's licensing department sleeping on the approvals? Who approved this crap?
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    Its my opinion, which I may add, I am not alone

    I agree

    yeah i dunno, i just cant
     
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    I feel bad for CJ fans. Little dudes gimmick used to be having a giant cannon now it's being killed off at the start.
     
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    An improvement!
     
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    I liked the vok. They were mysterious and seemed to be up to something. As long as this new BW comic keeps them somewhat surreal, I'm all for them being in it. This art style might be perfect for things like ancient structures and obelisks. Yeah also I like the art style. It's dynamic and expressive. It does have some flaws though. The artist seems to be leaning too much on Animated than their own style. I liked animated but keep it as its own thing and let this be something else. The lack of backgrounds is what it is though...
     
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    Marvel comics is same way sometimes I picked juggernaught book art sucked cover of book look better art in dc comics looks better than marvel comics marvel has gone to basic less detail
     
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    Let's dissect this a bit...

    Strange way to start...

    Your opinion.

    I disagree.

    It would seem many others also cared about Beast Wars, including the current writing/art staff.

    I think this is proof IDW is invested in creating a different perspective on Beast Wars. Given most brick-and-mortar comic shops appear to sell out very quickly, including the RI covers, it would seem this has garnered a large fanbase.

    You seem very passionate about disliking something. I'm wondering if there was a time you did enjoy anything Transformers related.

    Is this a sentence?
     
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    BombSquad Lies! It's all lies!

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    People really are confused that an artist who's good at expressions was hired to draw one of the most expressive versions of Transformers, huh.
     
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    So the Vok’s out of the bag right away, huh? Makes me wonder what’s to come if the “big reveal” is already done.

    Then why does Rattrap’s face barely change at all between panels?

    Like I’m not kidding. Same expression, same angle, only the corners of his mouth change. (Obviously not counting the two panels that are duplicated to show time freezing) Given how expressive the robot modes are, Rattrap looks like a puppet. I think Josh is a great artist, but these characters look and feel particularly stiff given his dynamic style and knack for expression.

    I also feel like his animals aren’t quite there. Rattrap shouldn’t have such pronounced shoulders. Nix was like this in her character art at the end of last issue, too. They’re drawn a lot more like people in animal suits, without the “fat and fuzz” that covers the skeleton. Rattrap’s arms shouldn’t be coming out so much from the sides as closer to the bottom of his chest, as though emerging from the aforementioned fat and fuzz.
     
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    https://twitter.com/jcburcham/status/1366875610560274436
     
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  20. Chopper Face

    Chopper Face Emissary of The Vok

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    Although I am far more fond of the Don Figueroa style, I’m happy to put my brain to use and let my imagination bring the panels to life in my own head.
    It’s a totally foreign style to me so definitely helps distinguish this version of the Beast Wars as it’s own canon and isn’t without its charm.

    What matters most to me is the interpersonal dialogue and that the writer understands the characters.
    I liked that the a Maximals were butting heads from the get go and that Primal outright stated that he’s all about the action and a little miffed at getting lumped with a babysitting gig after his fresh promotion to Captain. In the show I always thought damn this bot is armed to the teeth and pretty handy in a fight for a deep space explorer charged with simple reconnaissance. Well, bam, now he’s basically JJ Abrams’ Kirk. He seems overly eager to put the crew at risk though so I’m hoping he learns a hard lesson at some point and really grows into his leadership role.

    Im not sure what to make of the Preds in #1. Tarantulas basks in chaotic destruction, Terrorsaur basically says ‘come at me, bro’ on Cybertron and Dinobot spares a cowardly, defenceless Maximal from Terrorsaur because there’s no ‘pride’ in it. I just had to mentally autocorrect that one to ‘honour’ for my own sake even though you can spin it to basically mean the same thing- no honour in the act so you shouldn’t derive any pride from it. I just see pride as a self serving feeling of reward whereas honour is a set of moral values one upholds regardless of the personal consequence and one of Dinobot’s defining attributes and motivations for his actions. It’s just one word but it came from my favourite character’s mouth so I’m gonna get picky.
     
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