Who is this "Costa" you speak of, I don't recall any such person having an affect on Transformers Yeah, I kind of am. I think where we fall out is that since the Constructicons have been depicted as one for so long that I don't quite think it "sucks" that they are this way, but that it's just... expected. Barber is basically living up to the status quo with what these characters have been for so long. Yeah it can be better but at the same time the ENTIRE PLOT can be better, because the story Barber is trying to put together places the Constructicons into this role of the plot device --that they've been in since the beginning of time (1984)-- I don't necessarily feel like THAT much is lost by having them the way they are. I feel like if Barber tries to make any inner conflict or anything between them now, it would just come off as pointless pandering. But hey ''maybe'' he has something like that planned (he doesn't). Until I see Long-Haul doing a Mixmaster-esque job, I don't really think it'll that big of a deal to me in terms of tarnishing personalities. Noooo. I think EVERY character has the potential to be great. I just think for the Constructicons to become properly interesting it would require them to be put into a different light. Have Scavenger leave and join the Scavengers, hell even just have him chat with Sideswipe or Jazz for a change, one-on-one. THAT's what'll show they are individuals, but when put into the context Barber has them in it doesn't require them to be any more than a group of thugs. But if it bothers you, it's more or less an issue with where he wants the story to go involving Prowl and Devastator than with the characters themselves. This is why I hate combiners. Yeah, if you can't already tell. I have little expectations for Barber, especially right now. Trying to differentiate between them while still staying true to what story you're trying to tell only brings up the whole dialogue thing. Why bother change how they sound if it brings nothing to the table plot-wise? Yeah, you can tell Barber is trying to add all the 'cool' characters this season in case it wasn't obvious enough with Cosmos. I'm not against this or anything, but I definitely agree that he seems a little hesitant about using Sky-Lynx because of it. He's supposed to be this epic fighter but using him in battle would make things end too quickly. In fact the entire Autobot team is full of winners so to speak, they've got Devastator, Prowl, Kup, Sky-Lynx... if they weren't trying to stay as 'Robots in Disguise', they could easily just smoosh Galvatron and leave. It's why I feel Sky-Lynx would be better if he were smaller... bigger than Prime but small enough that he can potentially be overwhelmed by Galvatron. No kidding, when Furman answered that one-on one, Optimus Prime would've been able to kill Sixshot if there weren't any humans around, I slapped myself in the forehead. Suddenly everything just became more confusing. I have to admit, it was hard for me to stomach that Nicholas Cage was good in a role (or two) at one point in time. Yeah, it gave me a glimmer of hope that he was aware of his mistakes well enough to go down the right track this time. The shockingly positive reaction to #28 in general said good things about the series, even if I personally didn't like it much more than #29... if people were liking it then hey another series is getting recognition. But now it just goes to show that he's less confident than it initially seems. This could absolutely be the case. Though whenever I read his work he has that same kind of vibe that mtmte does. Characters like Windsweeper and Pounce are given a small degree of focus, even just by appearing in the background over the more prominent characters, the dialogue is usually colourful, and the stories make perfect sense. He MADE Prowl what he is today, not to mention he actually gave Megatron a legitimate reason not to kill Starscream. Maybe having him do a miniseries like Windblade would be a good idea. I had a dream that "Transformers: Starscream" as a sequel mini to Windblade was a thing, and I think it would be absolutely awesome if it was done by Nick. Or better yet, "Transformers: Rodimus", have him right at home.