Should James Roberts Write for Transformers Again?

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by K2flygurl, Dec 18, 2019.

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Should James Write For Transformers Again

  1. Are you crazy? Of course not

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  1. K2flygurl

    K2flygurl Banned

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    Most of us want Simon Furman back, but what about James Robert?
     
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    Undecided. Furman is way over the hill and needs to never touch the franchise again. His last number of attempts have been god awful.

    Roberts is a great writer who comes up with great character beats and long term stories, but he really needs people over him to reel him in and keep him from overindulging himself with his own humor. I wouldn't keep him away. He just needs babysat.
     
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  3. dj_convoy II

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    Sure, if he has a story he wants to tell. I'd like to see him write more comics, period.
     
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    Nah, I think he's done enough.
     
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  5. misfire19d

    misfire19d Not a writer. Not an illustrator. Just a fan.

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    No way. He’ll write stories for shipping weirdos.
     
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    This, basically. Given too much creative control, Roberts tends to write something that's not a very good read, but with a strong editor (like Barber) he can write something truly amazing.
     
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  7. Spartan Prime

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    All being said, the fans did that to him long before he did that to the fans.
     
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    NO.
     
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    No.
     
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  10. FelixORST

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    He should never have been allowed to hold a pen, let alone write for TF-comics.


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    P.S. Someone should really turn him in to the authorities.
     
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    Undecided. He wrote some great stuff, but when he went full Roberts, it was unbearably self indulgent. Everyone being a snarker also didn't help.
     
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    I don't think he has any reason to. Bringing Furman back was synonymous with bringing Marvel G1 back, and IMO that's always worth revisiting, but what would Roberts do in this case? An MTMTE oneshot? LL#25 was a pretty definitive end, and I don't really see the point of installing him into a new continuity otherwise.
     
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  13. UKBrawn

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    The early MTMTE stuff was great fun! So sure.... he just needs someone to slap the pen out of his hand when he strays too far.

    "...let's make Ultra Magnus really just be a tiny character... with a moustache!....and then he can joke around with Megatron...... and then they fall in..." *SLAP*
     
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    Yes. He writes good stories.

    Minimum Ambus was based on the white cab robot that his toy had, only redesigned. So there is precedence to Ultra Magnus being a tiny character.
     
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    Roberts didn't even remember the white cab until after the wrote the story.
     
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    Absolutely. But under the eye of a good editor, or working with a strong collaborator, and only if he feels he has something genuinely new to explore.
     
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    Same like Furman, he can do well with a good and strict editor breathing at his neck.
     
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    If we let him write again, I'm betting 20 cybercoins he's gonna make Cosmos and Soundwave a couple.
     
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    He kept getting worse and worse as his run went on.

    He had some good ideas but he really can't stick the landing. Unless he's got a great editor reigning him in, hell no.
     
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    No.
     
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