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Postby ShadeC4 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:48 am

Uhh... Oh, I got my numbers mixed up. That's why... It's 15 I should have been looking for. Stupid brain... Jumped a number there. Coulda sworn 15 was already out... But now it also makes sense why the story was/stories were suddenly changed in it. :laughing:
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Postby Skids » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:42 am

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/ ... ron162.htm
In IDW, Spike gets ALL the previous Spike's/Sam's girlfriends! :smile: (The redhead would be Jessie, I guess, from the G1 comics.)

Guess they brought all of the sexy nurses in to comfort him, but considering he's in a full-body cast, more like torture.
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Postby ShadeC4 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:12 pm

Wait, what? From the coming AHM 16? O_o:

Oh, and as far as torture goes... Look at Carly's face. It's like "Speak of what we did to you, and you'll regret it." :laughing:

Anyways, I'm more wanting to see what's up with Hunter...
Also: Wasn't Spike's original comic name Buster? O_o:
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Postby Skids » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:56 pm

In the original comic, Sparkplug had two sons, teenager Buster (Who befriended Bumblebee and went on adventures with Ratchet and other Autobots, and had Prime implant the program for the Creation Matrix in his head, also was kidnapped by the Decepticons more than once), and Spike, who was in college. Spike only was introduced when Fortress Maximus's original Headmaster, Galen, a Nebulan, was killed by Scorponok in the Ark, and Spike, who had arrived on the scene searching for his kidnapped brother, assumed the role of HM to Maximus. Buster was not seen again after escaping the kidnapping incident, but Spike (And Fort Max) were killed in G2 fighting Megatron.

There's also a third son, Butch, but he only appears in a coloring book.
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Postby Skids » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:37 am

Just to keep you posted, Shade, AHM #16 came out on Wednesday; next month is Transformers (ongoing) issue #1.
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Postby ShadeC4 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:04 pm

Yeah, I've been on something of a hunt for ish 16. No luck thus far...

So 16 is the end of AHM then? Kinda sucks, but that ongoing looks killer... I only hope it can hold up to AHM's quality, while keeping the rabid mutts down.
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Postby Skids » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:01 am

16 is all setup for the ongoing/Bumblebee mini, which are gonna be awesome if this scene-setting in 16 is any indication. The artist, Chee, who did AHM 13's Starscream story and AHM 16's Bee story/the Bee mini coming up, is awesome...he has such a great, dark, moody G1 comic style to his art; it's a really neat contrast to Don's awesome super-detailed work and Guido's "Looks like the cartoon should have looked" style.
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Postby ShadeC4 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:32 pm

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Postby Skids » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:10 am

I'm actually really looking forward to four issues of it; I dig the old-style comic art.
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Postby ShadeC4 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:15 am

Wait... Am I missing something? You are talking about the one that looks more like a painting, right?

Err... Lemme find an example...

Yeah... This stuff:
http://i35.tinypic.com/24b0oqd.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/dzeakp.jpg
I don't see how that's "old style." O_o: It looks more like a stylized thing than not... More in the vein of Alex Ross than anything else. And, while his stuff looks great across multiple pages... This has too much of a rugged thing going for it.
I dunno, I'm passing judgment before I see it... There may be some changes, or it may actually look that good.
Regardless, I'll still be getting into it, as it's been a long time since I read any comic books in general... And I appear to be pickier now on what I will read. I.e. the usual superhero stories of things like Spider-Man and Superman don't cut it for me any more.
Plus, this rugged look actually fits that a lot better than more usual art stylings... (I actually didn't much care for how the art was handled on the Spike story. It was too... "Shiny" for me. Same with various other parts of the AHM books... But that still hasn't stopped me from enjoying the stories.)

Anyways... Yeah. "Wait and see."
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Postby Transypoo » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:02 pm

I think what Sids means is that it looks more like older comic work than the general 'Transformers style' where everything has to be draw in crystal clarity. Using heavy shadows on transformers is indicative of this kind of thing.
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Postby Skids » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:06 pm

Mutate got it. Plus, Chee's art reminds me specifically of Man of Iron, an old UK TF comic with a really cool style. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... iuswP-wvg3

Also gotta love Senior for the gritty stuff, although Man of Iron wasn't one of his.
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