Transformers (Marvel 1984) Issue 1 cover

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  1. enervator

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    I've always found the cover to be a bit odd and different from the others in the series. A gigantic Optimus Prime crushing a seeker in one hand while a partially transformed Gears flies to attack a similarly out of scale Laserbeak, and people I assume to be Sparkplug and Buster watch on. I know in that first issue they were going totally according to the toy models in the artwork but still, this one stands out.

    Upon discussing this cover with someone recently, I found myself wondering if the cover was a homage to another piece of art. If that's true, I have no idea which one. Any thoughts? Was the cover based on something else, or did the artist just choose to interpret everything that way? Thanks in advance.
     
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    KMITB The dub voice of Prime

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    I searched google and couldn't find any interviews with him about this cover or his involvement. He is on twitter...maybe see if you can ask him yourself.

    Bill Sienkiewicz (@sinKEVitch) | Twitter
     
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  3. enervator

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    Thanks. I will.
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    please let us know if he replies, i dont have nor will i ever use twitter
     
  5. enervator

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    Absolutely. I have it but rarely use it, and have sent the question.
     
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    Bass X0 Captain Commando

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    It was drawn before the cartoon was made. Transformers had yet to have its own style before the cartoon, which was a very brief period I believe. Budiansky wrote the character bios and fiction concepts himself.
     
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    Primeultra Well-Known Member

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    Well that depends on when in production that cover was actually made

    The first issue of the comics was released early May of 84,a bit over 5 months before the first episode aired

    It’s Conceivable that the artwork for the first issue cover may have been drawn in late 83
     
  8. enervator

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    As of now I have not received a reply. Obviously if that changes I will update.
     
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