Skybound’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: May 2024 and FCBD Special

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  1. Inzclouds

    Inzclouds Starscream Fangirl

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    Lol that’s just the groove marking he has under his eyes. They do make it look like he’s crying though from this angle!
     
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    Yo Hot Rod!
     
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  4. weevil

    weevil CHUG Fan!

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    Yeah! Hot Rod.
     
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    YEEEAAHH HOT ROD!!!! also can i be sneaky and ask where i can read the \"specials\"?
     
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  6. toadrift

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    my bad guys, i just meant he was less into killing. questioning the Decepticon cause and allat
     
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    It's the perfect encapsulation of my issues with Barber's run, honestly: it sounds like something really fun, just reading it from a wiki page alone makes your mind race with what kinda creative stories they could explore with [a former member of a faction of war criminals retires to practice Earth cinematography]... but, then they do nothing with it. He just keeps showing up to remind you he's there. There's no character arc about him trying to improve his understanding of visual storytelling, no frustrations with what he wants to convey WITH his art in the first place, hell they could've had a fun subplot about how the humans interpret/misinterpret his "outsider art" and leaving Thundercracker himself infinitely more perplexed than he started... Instead, we just get him occasionally showing up and reminding us that "he cant write dialogue naturally lole".

    Remember that TFAnimated episode, where Bulkhead tries to learn art as an outlet for his feelings? That covered basically almost every base that I expected IDW Thundercracker's arc to touch on, in the course of 20 minutes instead of several years. So much wasted potential, man...
     
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    How sure are we that Hot Rod is in this? You can't trust comic covers nowadays, and it kind of looks like him running through Unicron at the end of the '86 movie
     
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  9. Veridioz

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    hot rod?
    [​IMG]
     
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    :music 
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    now it’s a party
     
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    Based on the tunnel behind him and the green explosion, I think it is lol

    However, given that we know there's Autobots still active on Cybertron, it's not out of the realm of possibilities, and introducing Hot Rod around this time could be a good move for building his character until a potential passing of the Matrix (shell)
     
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  12. IGEBM

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    That Hot Rod cover looks dope, but I'm still going with the OP v. Megs one lol
     
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    Can\'t wait to see who else they will kill off in this comic. Seriously, do they really think this is the only way to drum up interest for a comic, killing off characters who matter because of character development in older comics and toons?
     
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    Clearly they didn't matter that much this time around as they wouldn't have been axed off otherwise.

    With all due respect this in general is a pretty weak criticism: especially considering there's like a hundred or so potential characters they could use that aren't dead. It also helps that they're choosing characters who have already gotten a lot of focus in other series already.
     
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    Watch Hot Rod get brutally killed in his first appearance :lol 
     
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  16. IGEBM

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    lol I like the idea of legacy characters being killed, since it allows for a less conventional cast

    plus, Bumblebee getting shot in the face by Screamer was best thing that ever happened in the comic:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I LIKE Bumblebee and I think the decision to take his life over someone like Cliffjumper was incredibly bold, plus as we've seen there's some characters who are kind of in a grey area like Skywarp, the potential to be repaired... etc.
     
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    Oh man, get ready to have your expectations shattered, folks - Hot Rod with a Galvatron arm!!! Edgy AF.
     
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    I mean, it's Kirkman's house. If there's a way to work in violent death for shock value, they'll find it and call it storytelling.
     
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    It’s the main reason I didn’t get into this series.
     
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