Transformers: Bumblebee - Win If You Dare Graphic Novel By IDW

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  1. BB Shockwave

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    It\'s a cute G1 cartoon-like story, but man the faces are NIGHTMARE FUEL. The artist draws everything else fine, then goes out of whack whenever Bee speaks.
     
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    Isn't that line associated like, way way way more with Hot Rod?
     
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  3. CleverNamePendingatron

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    My preference would be to keep Windblade, but give her a more retro ‘80s design to fit the aesthetic. I don’t mind her being there, but she does always seem to stick out a little.
     
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    She's edgy, she's "in your face." You've heard the expression "let's get busy"? Well, this is a femmebot who gets "biz-zay!" Consistently and thoroughly.

    If I had one criticism of Windblade I'd want to put her in more of a "hip-hop" context....I feel they should Rasta-fy her by... 10 percent or so.
     
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    Looks like a fun retro read.

    Since they are going more retro 80s. Anyone on Elita's team was out since they'd be on Cybertron.

    That leaves Arcee, Windblade, or Strongarm. The scene called for a flier, and they've been wanting to add her to the G1 lineup retroactively anyway, so this works. Plus Strongarm would be doubling up on Prowl types anyway. And since this is pre season 3/pre-movie, it wouldn't make sense to add arcee because her 80s alt mode isn't an earth form of the 80s. So it'd be too early for her too/she shares the same problem as elita's team with no earth modes of the 80s. (Though if Cyberverse is anything to go by, we might see an Earth mode Chromia later in it at least! They seem to be adding her to the Ark crew now, and expanding her away from Elita's team, or as the one member of Elita's team that did go to earth. But again, she's land based.)

    It's no different than any other bot that randomly started appearing in the toon like nearly the entire S1/S2 cast outside of the dinobots and aerial bots that had origin episodes. Most would randomly appear like this. It's very G1 in how it's handled treating her like she was always there. They did that to everyone else too. Plus it helps for youth audience retention that may relate this to cyberverse out of familiarity.

    This scene also wouldn't have worked with Silverbolt either, he's scared of heights, and his other team members were hot heads/hot shots and daredevils. So Windblade fits the scene requirements the best overall. Plus being a fan poll winner/creation makes her top choice to show fans their creation is now retroactively added to G1.

    She makes the most sense overall to add.
    And it adds to the S1/2 ranks of flying characters like Powerglide, and Cosmos.
     
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    I do agree but some faces such as prowl's actually work
     
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    Yes, the preview has already been posted:

    Transformers: Bumblebee—Win If You Dare
     
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    Most fans always complain transformers alien robots us from another planet no human contact on there world do not have human faces they look humanoid enough for me I get transformers animated theme comic going from bumblebee prospective
     
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    It's not just Bee. It's literally every face, except Optimus, because he doesn't have a mouth. The story seems fine (and is one huge reference to his 1984 Tech Spec), but this art is so bad. I was actually interested, too... then I immediately started thinking of this: [​IMG]

    But then the mouths are actually drawn well here.

    EDIT: Also, I heard Bumper Robinson's Bumblebee in my head while reading instead of Dan Gilvezan's. This Bee is significantly more obnoxious here than the G1 cartoon Bee...which reminded me of Animated Bee.
     
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    Oh god some of those faces are SCARY, but hey it\'s nice seeing a stight-up G1 cartoon story and it\'s kinda funny and-

    *sees Windblade*

    ...Who let you in the house?
     
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    Where’s that art from? I really like it. Reminds me of Thomas the tank engine.
     
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    The book was published by the company Big Stuff, and it was part of their Big Looker Storybook reprints. Art by Earl Norem. "The Great Car Rally"

    And you're right, it does remind me of Thomas the Tank Engine as well!
     
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    It’s weird how so many transformers stories look like Thomas. Like this and some of the early Windblade comics give that vibe.
     
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    But Windblade's alt-mode isn't 80's, or Earth, either. She fits in no better than Arcee. And she doesn't even get away with "quasi-realistic" like the Coneheads either--they are at least "fictional modifications of a real F-15"----Windblade is just 100% "made-up aircraft".
     
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    So Teletran had some bugs to work out. It did crash into a mountain. Not everything can be perfect(as you pointed out with the cone heads, and one of which is a VTOL similar to Windblade). And she looks more earth mode than Arcee does entirely, plus Arcee wasn't on Earth at that point yet anyway, and again Arcee is land based. The scene called for aerial.

    She's really not that far off of Decepticon Thrust, since you brought up the coneheads. And Thrust is G1.
     
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    Now I can’t tell what I want. A redeco of windblade as thrust or a redeco of thrust as windblade.
     
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    Windblade shouldn't be in this comic...
     
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    All this Bumblebee shit!! Someone wake me up when it's 2020.
     
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    New characters showed up in the G1 cartoon all the time without any introduction. So Windblade just being there seems perfectly consistent with the setting.
     
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    This sounds rad.

    Conehead Windblade could have some Shinto priest aesthetics going on.
     
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