"All Hail Megatron" teasers: art, interviews, etc.

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Post by snavej » Wed May 07, 2008 10:54 am

Reflector could be better used sent on other reconnaissance missions. If Megatron wants to take snaps of his own, he can use his own built-in camera(s) and not waste Reflector's time. Megatron didn't last as long as he did by being inefficient in deploying his troops.

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Post by Denyer » Wed May 07, 2008 11:34 am

Retreeeeeeaaaaaaaaaa-

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Post by Halfshell » Wed May 07, 2008 11:39 am

snavej wrote: Megatron didn't last as long as he did by being inefficient in deploying his troops.
No. He did it primarily by being asleep on Earth for four million years.

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Post by snavej » Wed May 07, 2008 12:33 pm

Come to think of it, you never see Rumpelstiltskin and Megatron together in the same picture, do you? Could they be the same person?!:swirly:

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Post by zigzagger » Thu May 08, 2008 1:05 am

snavej wrote:Reflector could be better used sent on other reconnaissance missions. If Megatron wants to take snaps of his own, he can use his own built-in camera(s) and not waste Reflector's time.
I think you're reading too much into it. It's just a fun little Batman reference. Not having much to do with the book no doubt.

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Post by snavej » Thu May 08, 2008 11:03 am

Yeah, in the comic book world, things are usually done in a certain way - referencing previous notable scenes, even if they aren't totally relevant. Megatron isn't much like the Joker except for the tenuous 'evil' connection. There are so many 'Aspects of Evil' in the universe.

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Post by dotCommunism » Thu May 08, 2008 3:43 pm

...It's a cover. A lot of covers are kind of unrelated to anything else.

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Post by snavej » Thu May 08, 2008 4:04 pm

It's mainly about impact and sales, not plot. Damn you, fickle comics readers! Before long, IDW Transformers will have to put sexy girls on the cover just to break even!

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Post by Denyer » Thu May 08, 2008 4:06 pm

Dunno, a lot of the covers past the initial bit of hype (edit: for the line as a whole) have related to the issue plot. And this is an incentive issue cover rather than a regular one... seems the right balance to me...

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Post by snavej » Thu May 08, 2008 4:14 pm

I see; fair enough, D.

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Post by Denyer » Fri May 09, 2008 1:46 pm

Couple of interviews --

http://seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=12965 (content-free)

http://www.comicon.com/cgi-bin/ultimate ... 6;t=007180 (with art)
A new creative team jumps on a Spider-Man or a Batman book and no-one bats an eyelid
Not true. It's a reason people prepare to (and often do) skip arcs or drop a book. Change isn't necessarily bad, and it's preferable to read rather than prejudge, but this is a wee bit disingenuous.
I think it's safe to come out and say that this 12 issue series isn't the only time I'll be spending in the Transformers universe.
Tangent; what are the odds of seeing more of Eric Holmes considering that (regardless of this rather vocal online segment of the fandom) the Megatron series was a commercial success?
It had a lot of things in there no-one has ever seen in a Transformers comic
Torture, blackmail, characters of a cannibalistic bent, the genocide and destruction of a major population centre? Having a bit of hard time working out what this could encompass apart from fetish porn.
Would we survive?
Probably not unless there was a very good reason to keep us alive -- it'd make more sense to use chemical weapons to kill all life on the planet and get on with mining the Ore-13. However, keeping a population as hostages might dissuade other parties from interfering if they weren't sufficiently pragmatic to ignore the hostage situation and blow up the planet.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri May 09, 2008 2:21 pm

Denyer wrote:Not true. It's a reason people prepare to (and often do) skip arcs or drop a book. Change isn't necessarily bad, and it's preferable to read rather than prejudge, but this is a wee bit disingenuous.
Uh-huh, I never made a conscious decision to stop reading Marvel comics - one by one, new creative teams (which were almost universally awful) came in and I dropped 'em :) I remember the hype from Jim Lee moving onto Batman as well... Ditto whenever they relaunch X-Men...

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The finished product

Post by zigzagger » Wed May 14, 2008 1:56 am

Finished Killing Joke themed cover as seen at Ryall's blog
http://ryalltime.blogspot.com/2008/05/smile.html

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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed May 14, 2008 6:05 am

I'm actually impressed they've gone for a logo match up as well, a homage that works (unlike that bloody Fantastic four cover they did). I can't see me going to the effort of tracking down the issue, but it'd sure make a nice poster/wallpaper.

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Post by Halfshell » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:56 pm

CNI article about AHM #1, with comment from Shane and Guido. Probably lifted from Focus.

http://comicnewsi.com/article.php?catid ... emid=11793

Due out on 9th July, supposedly.

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