Transformers Spotlight: Blurr info thread | UPDATE: covers revealed!

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Transformers Spotlight: Blurr info thread | UPDATE: covers revealed!

Post by zigzagger » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:23 am

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Chris Ryall has updated his blog, teasing at an upcoming Transformers Spotlight, which will be revealed at London Film and Comic Con. Mystery Spotlight will feature Casey Coller on pencils and Shane McCarthy with story.
Read Ryall's latest entry here!

UPDATE!

The Transformers-Mosaic deviantart page has posted additional images of the upcoming Spotlight, which is revealed to go to Blurr.
http://transformers-mosaic.deviantart.com/

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Chris Ryall's blog has revealed the artwork for Trevor Hutchison's variant cover:
http://ryalltime.blogspot.com/2008/09/l ... r-gin.html

The "regular" cover can be seen here:
http://comicsnewsi.net/g/?mode=view&alb ... 0&start=15

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Post by Neuronutter » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:44 am

Guess Shane's gonna be around for a while then. Hmmm.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:50 am

Crap.



Errrr.... Could be Rumble/Frenzy? Emerite Xaaron?

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Post by Halfshell » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:32 pm

Dirge.

Blurr.

Or his new character.

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Post by Brimstone » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:43 pm

So, this is an AHM Spotlight I guess and not a Revelations Spotlight?
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Post by Halfshell » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:51 pm

Well, I don't know if it'll be branded as AHM, but the fact it's being written by McCarthy probably means it'll be tied to that storyline, yeah.

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Post by Energon Hot Shot » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:53 pm

He got twelve comics to write. Why does he need another?
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Post by Halfshell » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:01 pm

To tell a different story? To tell another part of the same story?

Stuart Moore wrote TF/Avengers, why did he need to write Spotlight Ramjet as well?

Robert Rodriguez made From Dusk Till Dawn, why did he need to make Planet Terror?

Why do musicians bother recording b-sides once they've already done an album?

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Post by Energon Hot Shot » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:23 pm

But he has twelve issues to tell the story. He shouldn't need one more issue to wrap it up.
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Post by Civ » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:29 pm

Could it be one of the Reflector bots? Viewfind, maybe?
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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:38 pm

Energon Hot Shot wrote:But he has twelve issues to tell the story. He shouldn't need one more issue to wrap it up.
Do we know it's wrapping it up? It could be a coda issue. It could be dealing with something that needed addressing but didn't fit into the style or pace of the main series. You follow that logic to its' ultimate conclusion and you should be asking why Furman gets spotlights when he has so many other issues to work with.

I'm not a fan of what I've seen of AHM, and McCarthy sounds like an arse. But If I'm going to hit him with a baseball bat, I'd prefer it if the handle wasn't covered in shit.

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Post by CounterPunch » Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:58 pm

Exactly, who even says for sure that its to do with All Hail Megatron? And if it is it could be a story expanding upon the reasons for a characters actions in the maxi-series and is helpful to the over arching story but not integral.

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Post by Halfshell » Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:43 pm

Energon Hot Shot wrote:But he has twelve issues to tell the story. He shouldn't need one more issue to wrap it up.
Furman had four issues to tell Stormbringer. He shouldn't have needed Spotlights Shockwave and Soundwave to flesh out the background to what was going on. [/your logic]*

And if you're making the assumption that it's going to be "wrapping it up", then you're implying that the next Spotlight isn't going to be until a year from now. Do you actually believe that?

How does the fact that he's telling a story in AHM ban McCarthy from being allowed to tell other tales at the same time? From what you're saying, it seems the only way you'd allow it is if it had absolutely no connection whatsoever to the other storyline. Because ignoring established continuity altogether is just what we need more of, isn't it?

* - If you really want to see a story that spills over into more issues than it should have done, pick any Marvel "event" from the past few years. House of M, Civil War, World War Hulk. These all had their own book, but still had plot strands expanded on in the other titles. The difference here is that that's what the Spotlight line is meant for.
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Post by Starfield » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:17 pm

inflatable dalek wrote: Errrr.... Could be Rumble/Frenzy? Emerite Xaaron?
Emerite Xaaron is a good guess, looks like it could be him, but I think he is waaaay too obscure if this Spotlight is from the AHM-verse. AHM being the approachable storyline to casual fans.

I'm thinking Rodimus Prime.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:25 pm

Smokescreen? I mean, if you're after someone who could single-handedly liberate Earth, he's the only plausible candidate.

I doubt McCarthy has heard of Roddy. Or if he does it'll be "Yeh d00d, he was that fag Autobot who wasn't any good. MEGATRON ROCKS AND KICKS ASS!".

It does look emo enough to be Roddy, though.

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Post by Halfshell » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:29 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:Smokescreen? I mean, if you're after someone who could single-handedly liberate Earth, he's the only plausible candidate.
Windcharger!

Or, alternatively, Skyfall. He's, like, God or something.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:32 pm

Halfshell wrote:Windcharger!
Was Windcharger my first Transformer? No, no he wasn't. Therefore, Smokescreen > Windcharger, through cold, hard logic. Bitch.

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Post by LKW » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:34 pm

So, my initial fear, that that was Black Arachnia, was wrong?

Ye gods, I hope so....

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Post by Springer145 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:37 am

I see Windcharger in that picture but who knows
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Post by Springer007 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:02 pm

As long as it's a good story, I could care less who the spotlight focuses on. I've been easily impressed so far with the Spotlight series (mainly because I am a Heavy Metal Magazine fan and whatnot, and they use split story lines to connect to a bigger story). And on the subject of "why an artist shouldn't be allowed to do this or that... blah blah blah", what is your logic exactly why an artist/writer/whatever "cannot" do more than one comic? I think it takes a very talented person to keep up with so many of their own works, and still pump out something that is an awesome read. Not here to flame, just am curious on the logic used. Anywho, it'd be nice if the unknown character is someone that has possibly been in the background for awhile, and needs a story to be told. I would vote Gears, but I know it isn't the little cranky robot.
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