Quarantine Suggested Reading - The Transversal Continuity

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  1. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    With Diamond Distribution grinding to a halt, leaving us without new comics to read during self-isolation, it's perhaps an opportunity to look at what the fandom has to offer to help fill the void.

    As such, may I suggest the TRANSVERSAL CONTINUITY:

    The Transformers multiverse is a labyrinth of self-contradiction, retrospective adaptations and countless reworkings. Differing continuities run side-by-side, sharing some events and characters, and excluding others, leaving a mess of tangled storylines and aggrieved fans, who spend their time trying to make sense of it all.

    So what then is the Transversal Continuity?

    Transversal, noun: a line intersecting two or more lines.

    If you imagine that each established continuity is a line on its own, running parallel to each other, the Transversal Continuity, as the name suggests, is a line that weaves in and out of the others, incorporating some events while ignoring others; for example, blending events from the Transformers Cartoon with those of the Generation 2 Comics - events that have never existed alongside each other before, yet can be brought together into one, cohesive timeline.

    The TVC is an attempt to make a single, comprehensive Transformers story/history, utilising established canon, from beginning to end.​

    Click the logos to read the raw scripts and view some wonderful artwork. Fully drawn, inked, coloured and lettered pages can be seen via the Issue links.

    Enjoy!

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    Ravage find himself without a leader, without a faction, and without purpose. The Autobots have offered him a future, but the Predacons have other designs for him. Will the master of stealth be able to weave his way through the blaster fire to secure himself freedom at the end of the Great War?

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    Csirac finds himself at the mercy of the Predacons - kidnapped to serve their efforts in winning the War and claiming Cybertron for their own. Can he find a way to thwart them from within? Can he overcome tragedy and find peace, not only for himself, but also for Cybertron?

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    The Maximal Air Defense Wing, or MAD Wing, find themselves with a new recruit, and possibly a one-way mission. Can they keep the enemy Predacon fighters off the tail of the TransWarp Test Ship Xelor long enough for it to carry out the first successful TransWarp test?

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    The final piece of the TransWarp puzzle.

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    AS THE HEAVENS RAGE, IT'S ALL OR NOTHING AS THE WAR WITHOUT END... ENDS!

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    The Tripredacus Council has been an enigma since its introduction in Season 2 of Beast Wars. What role the mysterious trio have within the Predacon faction is largely unknown, but the greatest cause for debate has been in regards to their origins.To that end, in a series of 4 one-shot pages, some light is finally shed on this shadowy triumvirate.

    Great artwork not to be missed!

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    Grimlock, leading the Autobot forces on Earth, reacts the only way he knows how to the emergence of a new Predacon menace...

    Includes an 8-page preview!

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    Colony Omicron has a dark secret, and it just got loose...

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    Basically, Spotlight: Dinobot.

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    On the eve of centenary celebrations marking the end of the Great War, Cybertron's uneasy peace begins to unravel.

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    The series arose because of a problem -- I needed Megatron back. The Transversal Continuity timeline includes the events of Transformers: The Movie (1986), so I was stuck with Galvatron, but the G2 comics provided a plausible solution for Megatron's return.

    More wonderful artwork!

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    You think Megatron inscribed the message on the Golden Disk? Think again...
     
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  2. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Why not just bring the art straight to you!

    Here's the 3-page story of Revolver:

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    Thanks bud, but you should probably keep it to the fan fiction board.
     
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  4. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Desperate times... :p 
     
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    Here's the 4-page story Gathering Darkness:

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    Here are some lovely pages from TransWarp: Csirac Issue #1:

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    Here's a couple of cracking pages from TransWarp: Ravage...

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    Let's keep the ball rolling with some pages from TransWarp: Maxim:

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    Here's a nice taste of Rise of the Maximals:

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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Here's a page from Transformers: X:

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    I've had the incredible fortune to work with some simply outstanding artists over the years, as can be seen by the selection above -- and trust me, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

    This next piece, however, is not of this kind. This is a page of my own artwork, and after you've seen it, I'm sure you'll agree that I should stick to the scripts and the logos (in fact, I'm prouder of the logo than the artwork in this case :p ).

    Here's Transformers: Con:

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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Here's a great little four page passage from TransWarp: Primal:

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    Over the years, there have been some stories I've written outside of the larger Transversal Continuity that I've constructed -- stand-alone stories. Transformers: Unity was one such story.

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    It was the year 2015, and Combiner Wars was in full swing. With the prospect of a BotCon the following year celebrating the Beast Wars 20th Anniversary, I put a little single-issue story together (utilising some Combiner Wars designs for some familiar faces) with the hope of somehow pitching it to the powers-that-be.

    If you're interested in reading the script, just click on the logo above.

    As part of the potential pitch, I got an artist mate of mine to draw up the designs, so here they are for you to enjoy:

    Cheetor - Based on the body of Combiner Wars Breakdown (Right Arm)

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    Dinobot - Based on the body of Combiner Wars Off-Road (Right Leg)

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    Optimus Primal - Based on the body of Combiner Wars Optimus Prime (Torso)

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    Rattrap - Based on the body of Combiner Wars Groove (Chest)

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    Rhinox - Based on the body of Combiner Wars Rook (Left Leg)
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    Tigatron - Based on the body of Combiner Wars Breakdown (Left Arm)

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    Airazor - Based on the body of Combiner Wars Powerglide (Weapon)

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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Here's a little tease for a project I'm currently working on:

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    Click on the logo to have a read of the script thus far. But the reason we're all here is for the artwork.

    From TFW2005's own @TGping, we have a simply marvellous reinterpretation of everyone's favourite genius/rogue:

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    TGping has offered to bring the first 5 pages of the script to life in this wonderful style, so keep an eye out for more of his work in the future!
     
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    Excellent stuff. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Thanks for having a look! I appreciate it.
     
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    No worries. They're great. I'm reading through them right now.
     
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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Let me know if you have any queries or comments :) 
     
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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    I've been playing around with a few of the logos, just for a bit of fun to help pass the time:

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    As usual, all done in MS-Paint.

    Borrowed the nice space background for the TRANSWARP logo from Google. It works quite nicely as a trail of Trans-Ions.