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>Old thread + Storytime:
>>101615772
>Additional Bumblebee movie information to be revealed at SDCC along with a sneak peak at Cyberverse
>Dirge is a hero
>OP issue #21 to be released next week
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>>101631455
Theories: Unicron is the real creator of the IDWformers. Also Quintessons will show up. The reveal of the Grand Architect's identity will be disappointing and anticlimatic.
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Because it will undoubtedly be asked, the issues storytimed in the last thread were,
>Unicron #1
>Lost Light #20
>Optimus Prime #20
If you want to read those issues, go to the old thread instead of asking for it to be storytimed a second time.
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>>101631524
>The reveal of the Grand Architect's identity will be disappointing and anticlimatic.
So Roberts is taking over writing duties?
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>>101631546
Roberts is already writing the book that the Grand Architect's in, anon.
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>>101631524
I think my predictions for Unicron and Primus being Quintesson creations might be right. Primus is probably a Quint creation that rebelled against his evil masters and thus his corpse produced equally good creations in his image to one day overcome the evil Quints and their equally evil Unicron.
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>>101631267
Just gonna have this migrate to here.
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>>101631566
Whoopsie doodle.
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>>101631589

Good idea.

THAT TIME YOU GOT SICK OFF SPOILED ENERGON? IT WAS MEEEE PRIME!
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Do you think Springer will be back?
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>>101631780
Gotta bring him back to get killed off.
Probably going to kill Verity and even Jimmy too to wrap up all the loose ends.

Spike lives
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>>101631872
He has an immortal spark supposedly, doesn't he?
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>>101631889
Nono, that's Roadspike.
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>>101631889

I believe you are correct.
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>>101631780
No.
>>101631889
>>101631972
Tarantulas claimed he did, which makes it kind of odd he thought Prowl killed Osteros. Presumably there was a period before the spark had solidified as immortal.
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>>101632148

I honestly think that happened that way because of how little time Roberts has to wrap it all up. It just feels like something that's been squeezed out.

Which is a bummer. I wanted an epic swordfight.
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>>101632148
Gonna need a bigger eraser.
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>>101632215
Hell, there was a minor plot point of him getting hit with a nudge bullet when First Aid and company was escaping, and nothing came from it. I was hoping that it was going to be that Tyrest reprogrammed him at some point and the bullet would have jumbled some sense into him.
Instead his mind is just divided and he had to split.
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>>101632148
why didnt we see the smaller bot inside him
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>>101631455
The reboot needs cute little protoforms to be the norm.
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>>101632310
It was a 50/50 chance they'd actually use that plot point, so eh.
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>>101632384
>>101632405
>>101632421
>my boy Livio
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>>101632384
I'm glad Raviolli stopped using stock photos.

.... But still......
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>>101632353
It's unlikely but then again, Rescue Bots Academy is giving us kid bots.
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>>101632468
>Raviolli
Grow up. You're as bad as the ones over at /toy/ who call Hasbro "Hasblow."
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>>101632470
Ironhides future vision of Pax Cybertronia had child-ish bots before. I want them to bring it back.
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>>101632568
>yfw this is Unicron endgame
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>>101632568

Calling it that this is the functionist universe post Megatron’s peaceful revolution.
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>>101632568
Cute. It makes me happy that Trypticon and the Dinobots have the protoforms and moved them off planet. If everyone doesn't go out in a blaze of glory, they should survive.
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>>101632558
>Grow up
>/co/

No. Not until Raviolli stops abusing the dodge/burn tools.
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>>101632384
>>101632405
>>101632421

It's disappointing to see low-quality art in a product people are expected to spend money on.
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>>101632620
>Dinobots live by being awesome bastards and never having given a fuck about anything in this entire continuity.
It's great. They deserve to live and raise those kids. Actually maybe Thundercracker should raise them but the Dinobots probably won't allow that.
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>>101632701
>Actually maybe Thundercracker should raise
With Marissa and Buster on a little space farm.
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>>101631455
>Inferno in the back

My boy is the mvp
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i feel sorry for starscream, and the only people who really cares about him are Bee, Windblade and Thundercracker
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>>101632310
Not every toy gimmick is carried over, see: pretty much every Headmaster
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>>101632215
>because of how little time Roberts has to wrap it all up.
0 excuse mate, he had only about 6 issues lost to cross overs and only one crossover really put a dent in things but this 6 years he could have written the rest of these stories at better pace, the first what? 8 issue of Lost Light were near filler going nowhere beyond busing Megaton?
Nah, the fucker can't write, he got lucky, but the evidence was there with his first Overlord arc in MTMTE, build up, little pay off, nothing stuck. That has been almost every single story since. Underwhelming could be another way to word it. And unless these next 4 issues are some massive decompression level novel I see no reason to be this hasty with things.

tldr: Roberts is a fanfiction writer through and through
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>>101632719
Honestly the entire Earth team being able to live on Earth with the Dinobots after Unicron would he glorious. I don't know why Optimus loves our shithole so much but he deserves a vacation to rest on it.
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>>101632857
Roberts is a fanfiction writer
So is Nick Roche. They both started from TMUK.
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Any new cartoon or movie news?
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>>101632875
If Optimus ever had free time to go on vacation, what would he even do? He doesn't seem like he would know how to find a hobby.
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>>101632920
That's my point, there is a reason you shouldn't hire them, they never train themselves to write properly and as such the media suffers greatly for it.
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>>101632972
Anon you better not be shitting on Roche Wreckers series.
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>>101632972
You better not be trying to hold up mediocrity to heights unearned.
The only reason most care about it are the same way fanfiction writers make a living, the exploit people's attachments to certain already existing physical property, get rid of the transformers brand and most wouldn't even give the book a chance. He is better than Roberts for sure but I would not be as so strong to say he has any quality to him. I get it, you like some of the robots, hell maybe they used some you grew up with so it was easier to enjoy it but I think we shouldn't launch it to being great because it took that toy you had as a kid and made a story about him that wasn't total shit.
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>>101632215
Roberts has never written a good fight scene.
>LSotW
Roche. Overlord punching through Ultra Magnus isn't a fight.
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>>101632972
You are full of bullshit. There are plenty of fanfiction to professional writers out there. Neil Gaiman wrote a freaking Chronicles of Narnia fanfic.
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>>101633122
American comics kinda suck at fight scenes. But then again, it's not like they can afford to have good ones with the tiny ass page limits and monthly schedules.
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>Shitting on Roche.

Wow. And I thought I'd already heard the worst possible opinions on tfg.
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>>101633129
Did Neil Gaiman go from fanfiction to Sandman? Better question: is that where he started?
No, he went into journalism, then joined British Fantasy Society and wrote original works.
That's what's becoming lost in major comics is the professional angle and it's turning into "hey tweens read your stories about shit we own, I'll give you a sandwich if you will write for us"
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>>101633190
Very much this. Milnethough get's pretty good at times.
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>>101633207
expand your mind and read outside you Saturday morning kid show shit.
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>>101633098
That's the most roundabout way i've ever heard someone say "Just because it's good doesn't mean it's good."

Yeah, the reason it was so successful was because of its secondary casting that drew attention. But having a good cast in a character-driven scenario means that, naturally, the story is going to be good.

The fact that Roche gave these characters actual shit to do and depth that no other medium has given them is why people like the Wreckers series, and the irony of doing it in a group that is literally considered a bunch of throwaways and expendable asshats added some suspense to it, because you knew these characters could and would bite it if they didn't play it smart.

This style of writing doesn't work anywhere easily, but it damn well worked.
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>>101632966
He'll probably start developing interests. Look at Thundercracker, one year away from the war and he became a NEET.
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>>101633190
Are there any good fight scenes in any of the Transformers comics anyone can recommend? Any good ones from the manga out Transformers out there?
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>>101633332
Maximum Dinobots was fun as hell.
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>>101633378
Sounds like fun. I'm always down for more Dinobots, not to mention Furman writing Grimlock again.
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>>101633332
Chaos Theory when Optimus got cornered. The artist just knows how to make it flow.
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>>101633305
>Yeah, the reason it was so successful was because of its secondary casting that drew attention.
So then what is the point of your argument? If it holds up because it exploits a fandom how can you know it's quality is really there? More so when that's where the buck stops?

>The fact that Roche gave these characters actual shit to do and depth that no other medium has given them is why people like the Wreckers series
Again, Look at what you are writing, it's my whole point, if these were all OC bots hardly anyone would have cared about it. The fact he used more exotic TFs that most fans that read IDW would know just by name and look but not much else shows the game at hand.
>and the irony of doing it in a group that is literally considered a bunch of throwaways and expendable asshats added some suspense to it, because you knew these characters could and would bite it if they didn't play it smart.
Since 1983 Transformer comics have never not been a suspense, both sides would get grinned out and some stayed dead and others still had years before they were dragged back out.

>This style of writing doesn't work anywhere easily
I'm trying really hard not to lash out at this ignorance but the formula of LSotW is a large sea of World War 2 novels and films, hell there have even been games that had the same formula. I get it, it was a cookie cutter story that was polished and work and I'm sure for media that was aimed at selling toys to 8 year olds it's "top shelf" but that should excuse it's mediocrity if the topic is about quality of the writer themselves. He does good art though.
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>>101633305
>This style of writing doesn't work anywhere easily
It's Suicide Squad. It's Saving Private Ryan, it's Eaters of the Dead. That doesn't mean the story is bad but tone it down anon.
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>>101633483
>art by Alex Milne

I'm starting to think Milne and Roche have been the best for drawing action scenes in the IDW books.
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>>101633608
Agreed, those two seem to understand the visual medium well.
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>>101633627
It's sad people bitched about Milne during his run on MTMTE. I want him back.
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>>101633662
He's happier doing Unicron, from the look of things. Change is good, and there will always be fans that complain about something.
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>>101633586
Suicide Squad struggled for its relevance until recently, and Eaters of the Dead isn't even a blip on the radar.

Saving Private Ryan is the only standout, thus I repeat: it's doesn't work anywhere that easily.

People don't like feeling like their time is being wasted, and that includes getting invested in characters they know are going to die. That's why some of the most widely-criticized tropes involve big warning signs that the character is going to die, and at the same time why deaths that happen out of literal nowhere are equally frowned upon.
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>The reveal of the Grand Architect's identity will be disappointing and anticlimatic.

and short, he will die or dissapear in one panel
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Star Saber was a nobody. His death will be nothing.
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>>101633834
Does anyone care who the Grand Architect is? Honest question, not a "boy Roberts sucks!!!" thing. The Grand Architect plot hasn't been some major function of the story our protagonists have been on the trail of, it's just been something occasionally shown in the background. Rodimus' crew aren't going to stop his plot because that's their goal, they're going to stop it because they happened to chance into it during its last stages and now they're, incidentally, going to lose half their members stopping it. Who cares who the Grand Architect is? Unless he's Dealer, there's no one he could possibly be that could provide some form of emotional investment with our current cast.
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>>101633958
>will be
Was. >>101632148
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>>101633968
Was nothing!
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>>101633960
I care just as much as I care wtf Shockwave is doing.
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>>101633960
Since Tarn was completely wasted with his reveal, it's likely that this guy is a previously introduced character. But yeah, there's no way there will be a good pay off to it, or be a character anyone cares about.
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>>101634001
I care about what Shockwave is up to because Onyx Prime had about a year of buildup before the shocking (ay) twist, and after that I cared because I've been invested in Shockwave. His plans are tied into Unicron, and as that's the end game of the universe and all the characters outside the LL bubble, it matters to everyone I do care about. And I think he's full of shit with his "poison Unicron and conquer the universe" pitch to Starscream.
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>Megatron decides its time to go home after taking care of the Functionists in the Functionist Universe
>figures out how to use his weird space brdige alt mode
>figures out how to get back home
>"Hello everyone it's been a wild-"
>Cybertron is literally getting Unicron'd just as he gets back.
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>>101634053
It would be funnier if he walked into a white canvas universe.
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anyone going to TFcon this weekend? Kaye and Chalk are both gonna be there and I'm upset I couldn't get enough time off to attend this year.
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>>101632972
You're a fucking moron of amazing levels. ALL writers start out by writing fanfiction. All of them you dumb motherfucker. Some are much better than other but all of them start out that way.
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>>101634236
I wish we had TF conventions down here in Florida.
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>Chris Ryall left IDW
That sucks. Could you imagine him working on a TF comic? It woud be godly.
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>>101634478
I live in Georgia and I'd totally drive there.
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>>101633960
I honestly do not see how people get so hyped up over something thats barely mentioned or made a big deal about until literally yesterday or possibly the previous issue of LL. It's odd the things people get autistically obsessed over so that when it's revealed to be not a big deal they sperg like an epileptic at a disco.
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>>101634236
I really would love to go but I'm at least 2,000 miles away so have to live vicariously through anyone who does get to go. If anyone here goes maybe let us know how it is?
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>>101634528
Go back to bed, Sitterson.
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It was me Rodimus, it was me all along, the author of all your pain!
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>>101634236
>Googles TFCon

....It's in Rosemont IL?
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>>101634692
The Canadian one, Anon.
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>>101634681
I feel bad for asking but who or what is this thing?
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>>101634236
>>101634633
I'm going on Saturday, not sure what to get Roberts to sign, what scripts to buy (if any), or what to ask him.

Sort of tempted to get him to sign this but uh
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>>101634945
I wouldn't get him to sign a stupid meme pic toy made dude. Get him to sign something actually nice for you like your favorite issue or favorite script.
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>that ROM backup

So thats it. The grand finale. What, will every issue have a quick backup for all the other dead Hasbro comics?
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>>101634644
>not liking ROM
Well excuse you, anon.
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>>101634945
>Sort of tempted to get him to sign this
What a waste
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>>101634945
Just give this to him as a gift and then have him sign something nice. He won't be returning to TF comics for a long time. Savor this memory.
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>>101635001
I do not get the appeal for ROM. On it's own it feels like another cape comic.
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>>101634761
https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dark_Nova Almost literally nothing.
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>>101635071
It feels like a competent cape comic and that's why people like it. DC and Marvel have been sucking ass.
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>>101634236
Shame Chalk wasn't able to reprise the role of Primal for PotP, though that's not to say Pearlman did a bad job. But holy Christ, they need a better dialogue writer for that machinema stuff.
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>>101635071

Nothing wrong with that. S'why I loved it.

Then it got cancelled, the ending was put in a crossover with some comic I never cared about, the villains died anticlimactically, then everything else was destroyed by Unicron.

Fuck me.
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>>101634998
>>101635027
>>101635054
I mean, it's a dum pic but I really want to see his reaction. Maybe I'll get a nice printed copy for him to hang up.

>scripts for MTMTE 4, 5, 12 and 35, and LL6.
>And made available once again: MTMTE 28, 40, 43, 47, 50 and the Silent Light/No Guns... combo.

I got issue 39 and script 28 signed by him. I have issue 50 and some other rando ones. I'll probably get a script and a sign unless I'm paying out the wazoo for a signature. But yeah, you guys are right. Bit surprised about the somewhat warm treatment for Roberts. The quality sort of dipped at times but I didn't not enjoy his stories, I'm fond of him.

Just unsure which scripts to get please help me decide
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>>101635128
>Bit surprised about the somewhat warm treatment for Roberts.

Some of us like Roberts. It's only one or two anons here who can't stop REEEEE-ing at every moment possible to bash Robert for (you)s.
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I can't wait for unicron to kill all the dumb little animal buddies and for thundercracker to suicide bomb him only for it to do nothing
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>>101635281
Go to bed, Unicron.
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I can't wait for everyone to die except spike
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>comic ends 2ith prowl saving the day
>Optimus tells him he was right the whole time for his methods
>spike admits prowl Isa better person than he is and turns himself in
>it's revealed this all has been a fanfiction but the next idw prowl to get Optimus to say he was right
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That whole Starscream vs. Soundwave fiasco last thread got me thinking...
You know how Prowl sucks at leading Autobots? Do you think he would be a good Decepticon commander since he's all high-risk high reward. The Constructicons loved him and the way he thinks.
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>>101635368
Yes. If his upbringing was different he would make a great Decepticon.
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>>101635128
There's still a fair number of us who like Roberts while still being able to admit he does fuck up on things; we're just not the loud obnoxious faggots that have to scream about like like the handful of anons who can't control themselves who hate him.
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>>101635368
>>101635419
We need a Shattered Glass ongoing
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>>101635484
I'd rather they get an animated appearance, for once.
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>>101635477
Wasn't he bitching about characters joking during a threat but then was silent in unicron issue when the same thing happened
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Lost Light's art was better than usual this issue, but I still miss Milne. That panel of Cyclonus cutting Star Saber should have been beautifully gore-y.
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>>101635524
I thought getaway being eaten alive made up for it
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>>101635513
Haha yes.
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>>101635504
The new series looks promising, especially since we've got literally 6 Seekers.
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>>101635513
Yep. I was one of the anons to point that out even, it was when Bee was cracking jokes while he and Optimus and Arcee were in Unicron with Caminus being obliterated which is much higher stakes than a scraplet monster, but yeah, that's ok apparently.
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>>101635565
There's only four.
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>>101635565
Is there going to be any new info about the show at TFCon?
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>>101635524
I miss him too and yeah Milne would have made it much more brutal. Now I want to know what his Getaway being eaten alive by scraplets would have looked like.
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>>101635565
It's four. Shadow Striker is not a Seeker and I don't know who you think the 6th one is.
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>>101635588
Probably not until SDCC.
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>>101635605
Milne does commissions in conventions, right? Someone should request a brutal Getaway death.
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>>101635572
I was one of the anons in the conversation, but my issue was more how the art and dialogue together did not portray the peril well in that panel.
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>>101634945
>not sure what to get Roberts to sign
Get a first issue of MTMTE he wrote, and have'em sign that.
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>>101635642
He usually does but he said on twitter he's not taking any this time around because he's working in his hotel room everynight on the Unicron panels, it's that much work. Poor bastard.
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>>101635654
Yeah I recall that, I agreed with you, the art really doesn't help the matter. But the amount of autistic screeching was ridiculous.
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>>101635673
> he's working in his hotel room everynight on the Unicron panels

Someone drop off a gift basket of muffins, aspirin, and icepacks to his door.
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>>101635673
>during the day have to sit surrounded by crazy fanatics gushing over toys
>at night you get paid to draw panels of said toys getting brutally killed left and right

He's probably not suffering too much.
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Let's take a look at all our leaders,

>Optimus Prime
-Decepticons hate him
-Autobots like him

>Starscream
-liked by Decepticons
-hated by Autobots
-hated by neutrals

>Windblade
-Decepticons like her
-Autobots like her
-neutrals like her

>Bumblebee
-Decepticons hate him
-Autobots love him
-neutrals hated him

>Megatron
-Autobots hate him
-Decepticons like him
-neutrals hate him
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>>101635827
>Starscream
>-liked by Decepticons
They probably laugh behind his back and talk shit
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>>101635827
Do we account for Armada Starscream? Because he's hated by everyone except for his human waifu
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>>101635827
>Starscream
>-hated by neutrals

I lost track but when did they started hating him?
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>>101635854
TAAO.
The public fucking hated Starscream and his secret police.
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>>101635827
Perfect time to elect Unicron as Cybertronian leader. He guarantees there will be no homeless, poor, or underprivileged Transformers by the time his presidency is in full swing along with a 0 percent disapproval rating.
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>>101635846
Marvel UK Starscream thought this was the case but they were actually scared shitless.
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>>101634045
If he wanted to kill Unicron all he had to do was lure it straight to Cybertron first. Now way the Talisman could actually kill Unicron. Especially hopped up on all those Ores now.
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>>101635917
>Especially hopped up on all those Ores now.
I don't know why but I read this as hopped up on all those "oreos".
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>>101635899
Of what? Their optics breaking from his prepubescent vocals?
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>>101635186
>>101635477
That's a bit refreshing to hear. Getaway was sympathetic and his death was poetic (it rhymes!), wondering whether he died in pain and/or bliss at the end. Knowing that this is the man who wrote Eugenesis (no Hasbro/page/panel limits, and no fanbase granted), I still sorta trust him to write a good narrative and ending. I don't think there were that many quips in Eugenesis. Wondering what his other works were like. Still a fan of Getaway, unironically, but not like, as a moral character.
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>>101635886
>by the time his presidency is in full swing along with a 0 percent disapproval rating.
Can't lose the election if your opposing candidates aren't around, or the voters for that matter.
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>>101635846
They literally chose him as their leader. Mind you, only the asspained ones from Soundwaves commune.
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>>101635972
Think that story took place after the Underbase saga where he got superpowers and killed or critically wounded 99 percent of the '84 and '85 characters since the book needed to cut down on the cast bloat.
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>>101635995
I'll admit I'm still looking forward to what's coming, I was disappointed with the Dying of the Light arc but Roberts seems to do better with definite cot off limits like in mini series so he should end this well hopefully.
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>>101635972
This is the Starscream that killed most of the cast at the time from the Underbase Saga. This is not a Starscream most Cybertronians would consider laughing at.
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>>101635995
>Getaway was sympathetic
What's wrong with you?
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>>101635827
ther is only one option
>Deathsaurus
loved by everyone. provides health and retirement benefits to all his soldiers. Worst enemy is a mad paladin, so he looks great by comparison.

with a name like Deathsaurus, he is a surprisingly chill dude. He would legalize space weed.
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>>101636216
He literally went on an organic crusade. The Autobots would not approve. He's coming back in issue 2 of Unicron too chasing Chromia.
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>>101636038
Nah, there were a couple there who live on Cybertron. Also fat Tankor isn't even a Decepticon and he wanted Starscream back.
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>>101636243
Cybertron was better before Optimus Prime brought all those squishy organics into the public consciousness. Deathsaurus will make Cybertron great again by stepping on all the humans.
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>>101636243

Sometimes it feels like Optimus + maybe 6 other Autobots actually like organics in IDW.

Ratchet
Ultra Magnus (for Verity)
Springer (for Verity)
Stakeout (again, for Verity. Plus, he's dead)
Bluestreak (for Earth culture?)
Swerve (for Earth culture?)

Who else actually LIKES organics?

And Soundwave and Thundercracker. Megs finally came around too.
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>>101636347
Jazz tried to, but you kill just ONE human and they never let you live it down.
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>>101636294
True but in that specific context they were asking him to come back as Decepticon leader not Cybertrons leader hence why pic related happened.
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>>101636347

A few of the Lost Lighters probably like organics in general, though I doubt any of them have fond memories of Earth.
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>>101636347
A lot of the Lost Light seem to care for organics. Late issues of S2 MTMTE showed them saving organics from Decepticon forces. Most non-Autobots don't give a fuck though and like, only 3 Decepticons genuinely do (Skywarp, TC, and Soundwave). I want to agree with you on Megs but I think he might be protecting them out of guilt as opposed to genuienly caring for their well-being, he's never really gotten to know any, or maybe he did but it was off-panel. Afterall, the LL did go saving organics.
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>>101636347
hell i am one and i dont even like organics.
we cant transform at all.

except trannys, but they cant fly and shoot lasers.
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>>101636451

Megs seems to have come around like Soundwave, realizing that everyone is just as equal. Maybe not with Soundwave's complete turn around, but I can't see Megs advocating conquering organics in the functionist universe.
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>>101636450
Well, Ratchet has memories of Verity, Jimmy, and Hunter. He was the one who was taking care of them during the -ations books and clearly liked them.
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>>101635588
It's an unofficial convention. Hasbro has no presence there at all. Artists, writers, voice actors etc are there of their own accord.
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>>101636451
Where IS Skywarp now? I hated this Hasbro Universe thing as I didn't want to read every comic to know where everybody is at. Shit like killing Kup in a damn crossover (twice now, actually) was annoying.
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>>101634945
Get him to sign LSOTW. He gets a kick out of trolling Roche over it. I got him to sign mine in 2015 and he had a lot of fun with it.
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>>101636075
Issue 50 literally had my heart racing, I wondered if it was the generous page portions. The subsequent issues were very meh though. Is Roberts our J.J. Abrams?
>good at worldbuilding
>memorable characters
>shit delivery/ending

>>101636177
I haven't read a book recreationally in maybe half a year so I forget the adjective. He's a bad guy but you can feel partly sad for his feelings bc he's not special. Sort of like the Lego Movie except I haven't seen it because no one would go with me and I thought I'd see it online in the future

>>101636606
Not sure if I can find one in time. I wonder if Roche is coming too. God I love that man. Wait why is this a funny thing, why did he laugh?
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>>101636366
>Jazz tried to, but you kill just ONE human and they never let you live it down.
It's fucking hilarious how they forgave Soundwave and Skywarp in a heartbeat but condemned Jazz for all eternity. Skywarp killed millions of people in China and while Soundwave didn't really seem kill anybody personally, he had his cassettes wreak havoc. Jazz killed the dude out of defense for Bumblebee! The cop had a Megatron gun!
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>>101635846
But why else would they hold a coronation for him?
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>>101636587
With GI Joe AFAIK. Probably will show up once Unicron moves to Earth.

>>101636628
I think him and Roche just have a friendly rivalry over it or something. Something along the lines of "you know that book everyone loves Roche for? well this dude is getting me to sign it instead!"
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>>101636628
Getaway lost all sympathy when he started murdering his own crew to keep the rest of the crew in the dark about him.. murdering his crew to keep the rest of the crew in the dark.
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>>101636587
Skywarp was in G.I Joe but I have no idea where he is now. He's probably still with them. Rock n Roll is like his only friend.
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>>101636587
about to join dukes team as long as his buddy could too
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>>101636660
W-well I'd get Roche to sign it if he was there, but I sort of get what you mean.
>The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Volume 1
>new cover by Livio Ramondelli
I guess it's like getting it signed by him and not Roberts
>Roche is Engels to Roberts' Marx
I bet he'd get a laugh out of that

>>101636667
Okay like, that was mean but do you get the difference though, again I might be using the wrong word but one word is like
>grey morality, "heroes on both sides"
and the other is like
>he might be a total cunt and his actions may not be justified, but there's some element of the character that still invokes pathos
Someone else worded it nicely, that he had a big ego and it went over his head. Come on guys we've all been there
>he started murdering his own crew to keep the rest of the crew in the dark about him
right?
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>>101636658
So they can snicker about it later. Then Galvatron swooped in and changed things
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>>101636796
Would the Constructicons practice the trumpet just to laugh about it

Nah, he was treated poorly and they felt bad for him, they didn't hate him at all.
>I'll become leader of the Decepticons
Yeah yeah sure kid
>he actually does it the absolute madman
And they threw a party for him. And he had a blast!
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>>101636796
More like he won the all-out battle and might makes right for G1 Decepticons, so he got what he demanded before his death.
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>>101636796
I'm pretty sure they were genuinely concerned over Starscream actually kicking Megatron while he was down after years of shit talking.
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>>101636935
And him dumping him out of Astrotrain. Don't forget he's the one that prompted the others to push the injured out, too.
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>>101636841
Not like it'd take that long for a bot to learn trumpet playing
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>>101637220
Y-yeah!
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How the fuck does Cybertronian government work? It's like a dictatorship at the moment. Whatever the supreme leader says just seems to go.
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>>101637347

Well, remember how having a senate worked out for them?
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>>101637347
They only started a government relatively recently (exRID), so it's immature and lacks the proper checks and balances. Hence why Starscream got away with so much.
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I wonder why they didn't have Caminus (the Titan) warp out with the others. Surely he would have had enough fuel to do so?

Also, does anyone know what happened to Onslaughter's time-ore-powered ship? Did Prowl take it with him?

>>101636526

Oh yeah, I forgot about Ratchet.

>>101636587

He was with GI Joe, but the last issue with GI Joe had him breaking out Snake Eyes and a cute girl, and they were going to join Colton's group for reasons.

>>101637347

The Council of Worlds is the ruling body that takes care of inter-"state" concerns. Each planet has its own rulers, be it a general (Elita-One), an elected despot (Cybertron), etc.
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>>101637673
What if Bumblebee was the one who set off on an adventure while Rodimus stayed behind to rule Cybertron? Would things have played out the same?
>Prowl as Rodimus's advisor
>Rodimus's stubborn personality
>Bee's cute demeanor on the Lost Light
>Bee and Tailgate would probably be best friends
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>>101637347
That's how Starscream ran things as it was basically
>Starscream demands to do thing
>council calls his plan stupid and won't endorse it
>Starscream does it anyway

We never got to see Windblade's government since shit went down immediately after Starscream gave up office and that despotic tyrant Optimus Prime basically usurped her position.
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>>101637742
Isn't Caminus completely scavenged for parts because the planet has so few resources? If he even had the power, he might no longer have the facilities to pull it off.
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>>101637742
I don't think that's possible. All titans are being put on the front lines and Caminus has like no energy. The Mistress of Flame succeeded in saving as many people as she could though.
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Didn't Rodimus really care for organics too? Like remember he wanted to go out of his way to save some at one point in mtmte and someone questioned him and he was like "hey they're alive too" or something.
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>>101638068
Yes he does. Rodimus is and always has been a sweet person. He's pretty irresponsible though.
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>>101638121
>He's pretty irresponsible though.
Oh yeah not gonna argue that, I don't think he means anything by it he's just an idiot at times.
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>>101638121
I'm definitely going to miss IDW Rodimus. He was indeed irresponsible.. along with reckless, careless, a somewhat inflated sense of self-importance, OCD, disregard for authority, and a general tendency to get petty and one track minded if slighted.. but he at least tried to come through when the chips were down and tried his best to do the right thing. That dressing down Optimus gave him during Dark Cybertron hurt him deeply and he tried to be a better person after that. Then of course Getaway had to ruin everything.
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>>101638261
Didnt most of his negative traits either come from Robert's or the existing ones got exaggerated to the point that are now?
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>>101638277
Basically. He wasn't as carefree until Roberts got ahold of him, but he was in serious plots until MTME let him cut loose for awhile.
Ironically he was more serious as Hot Rod while usually it's the other way around.

Also fuck captcha, it's gotten worse lately.
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>>101638261
>disregard for authority
It's funny because this can be either a positive or negative trait in the IDW world. Most of the authority figures in these books have sucked or let rules get in the way of their morals.
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>>101638331
He was so cool as Hot Rod. He had a lot of charisma and came off as someone you could really admire. Roberts Rodimus is a damn clown but he's a really loveable clown so while the change in character is frustrating in retrospect, he wasn't really ruined in the slightest.
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>reading phase 1 again to remember shit.
G'damn I forgot how cute the original Autobot team was. They're so cheerful.
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>>101638563
Its like talking to people on their first day of college vs. their last year.
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>>101638563
This made me remember that Sunstreaker and Bob sort of vanished into the night shortly after Sideswipe died. The Junkions were completely forgotten about too.
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>>101638599
Hell, make that first day of college vs. finals week.
>>101638612
Sunstreaker was pretty underutilized in exrid in general. It's a shame because he was so important early on and had a wonderful character arc. It's a shame how ignored he is nowadays because he sure as hell could have a lot opinions about things.
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>>101638660
Killing Hunter was a goddamn stupid thing to do.
>cozy space adventures with Hunter and his best bud Sunstreaker never ever.
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>>101638727
It would have been awesome.
>Sunstreaker made the kids a freaking videogame and console
>he's the only playable character.
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>>101638727
>>101638791
It's been forever since I read that but didn't Sunstreaker just ditch Hunter when he needed him? I remember once they were finally separated Sunstreaker just kinda said "fuck you" and abandoned him or something to that effect.
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>>101638843
All Hail Megatron basically fucked over a lot of things story and characterwise.
The only positive thing to come out of that mini-series was Thundercracker getting shot in the face.
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>>101638843
Ohohoho. It was so much worse than that. See, Sunstreaker was successfully rescued by Hunter and delivered back to the Autobots. Rather than Sunstreaker being thankful, he decided he despised the human race for essentially committing the Cybertronian equivalent of rape and humiliating him and decided to make a deal with Starscream. This grand little deal promised that Streaker and his buddies would be let off and the humans slaughtered, Starscream betrayed them and the events of All Hail Megatron occur. During that event, Sideswipe finds that Hunter had been tortured and converted into some Cybertronian half-breed zombie by Bombshell. Sideswipe was horrified and put Hunter out of his misery.
also,
>pic related
I love the Furman era. Look at their scared and goofy expressions.
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>>101638917
Ugh yeah that's alot worse. Funny I remember Sunstreaker betraying the Autobots but forgot that that was why.
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>Prowl and Optimus getting along and strategizing together
What the fuck happened?
But also this note about mass-displacement is interesting. Apparently it's exhausting as hell and you would need ore-13 to keep on doing it. Makes me wonder how guys like Soundwave just do it willy nilly without ore-13. Slow metabolisms much.
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>>101639203
Best Autobot has arrived.
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>>101639203
Prowl was just turned into a bitter prick at some point during the comics and everybody just ran with it. Never liked how they were taking him down the path of the Ascended Prick with him getting more and more morally gray as the series went on though.
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If Cyberverse has any combiner episodes then I really hope is the slammy-sparky kind of combination
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whsKhNmMLto
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>>101639344
I think the introduction to sketchy Prowl was around that time he asked Perceptor to put the control chip inside of Kup's head. Was that spotlight Kup?
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>>101639203
I'm guessing it didn't require Ore-13, as there were mass displacement transformers way before then, just at this point in the war resources are so limited, the kind of mass displacement Megatron does, where he becomes a tiny ass pistol when his normal altmode was a tanky thing/drillbot/whatever, probably flushes energon down the proverbial toilet.

Also Soundwave in general is a pretty weird bot if you think about it. He's got a tiny altmode, and has a ton of minions that reside within him. Surely thats gotta be some kind of power drain, or maybe he feeds off them somehow?
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>>101639383
AHM 15
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>>101639404
What's weirder is how Blaster never interacts with any of the Autobot cassettes in IDW. I don't think him and Rewind ever acknowledged each other in IDW and all the other cassettes are basically non-existent. I don't think Eject has ever made an appearance in IDW.
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>>101639404
>lso Soundwave in general is a pretty weird bot if you think about it. He's got a tiny altmode, and has a ton of minions that reside within him. Surely thats gotta be some kind of power drain, or maybe he feeds off them somehow?
It could just be another one of his abilities as an outlier. That or he modified himself to be able to do that. The latter is highly probable seeing how he's also flight capable while other non-fliers have to resort to jetpacks and what not.He used to design bodies for Megatron so I imagine he could upgrade himself as well.
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>Hot Rod doesn't even announce his participation in the plan
>he just shows up
This guy.
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>>101639468
Blaster was just criminally underused. Especially since he had that nice, early on setup of being a galactic propaganda machine, which is a nice counterbalance to Soundwave being a spy device.

The loud social control artist VS the undermining secret blackmailing force.
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>>101639491
To be fair, wasn't this around the time Sixshot was quite literally kicking the complete shit out of all the Autobots?
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>>101639515
This issue is the one where they're in Russia hunting down that fascismile. Regardless, they saved Prowl but also Hot Rod has no care for being a robot in disguise. He just backflips out of Prowls way.
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>>101639515
They had something interesting going on with Sixshot and the Terrorcons. Too bad it got squandered. Sixshot evidently died offscreen to Goldbug's nobody crew and the Terrorcons just became generic badguy thugs after Sixshot left and I think they killed Blot at some point.
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>>101639564
A lot of stuff got squandered over the years sadly. But that happens in all comics, since the US loves it's revolving door writers scheme. Unfortunately, the opposite, one writer and no one else, can also be pretty shit (see: Roberts).

...I think what we really need is a strong editor with a boner for continuity and series bible that they stick to like it was a religion.
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>>101639344
I think it was Spike fucking Prowl over that made him start to turn. That one panel where Spike tells Prowl he never trusted any Cybertronian had Prowl looking like his heart had been broken.
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>>101639544
Reaaaally wishing we got see Rodimus and Prowl interact more. I don't these two have ever interacted in IDW and not been funny.
>>101639564
Sixshot was hinted at being one of those "nicer" Decepticons and was always relatively chill as fuck. He was probably planned to have a redemption arc just like in the anime but I guess all the phase two writers just forgot about him. Shame because aside from the Decepticon combiners, Megatron, Soundwave, the cassettes, and Seekers who aren't Starscream, there doesn't seem to be a lot of affection or care for one another. Like at all.
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>>101639544
was that dude riding in Hot Rod? funny if so the way he just sent him flying
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>>101639639
Nope, he was chasing the little dude but nearly crashed into Prowl.
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>>101639655
hot rod's holding him like a big dog, why is this so funny
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>>101632834
This issue and his breakout have me wondering what the point of Starscream's confession/abdication was supposed to be. For one thing, I can't imagine why he's flying Decepticon colors again.
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>>101640040
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WOW. There's a modern Getaway cameo all the way back in Spotlight: Blaster.
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>>101632834
Well I mean, he's a grade-A asshole. He doesn't really do anything that makes it easy for people to like him. At least we, the readers, like him.
>>101640040
>For one thing, I can't imagine why he's flying Decepticon colors again.
Read Optimus Prime #20. He's the Decepticon leader now.
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>>101640141
Damn, my LCS didn't get that issue this week.
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>>101640190
We storytimed it in the last thread, just buy it later if you feel guilty about reading illegally. That's what I do.
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>>101640203
Whelp, I guess they talked him into it. Maybe Starscream will, against all odds, find a way to not be a little shit as leader of the Decepticons?
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>>101640433
You know with the level of maturity as a leader he's gained being ruler of Cybertron, I imagine he would now be a pretty damn good Decepticon leader, possibly even better than Soundwave. There's just one problem...Starscream took Shockwaves bait in Unicron #1 and fell right into what i'm assuming is a trap and Shockwave didn't even have to try.
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>>101632148
DAMN I’M GOOD
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>>101640500
SURELY he's learned something by now. Maybe his "plan" to stop Unicron is for All to Become One and it freaks everyone out.
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>Repugnus and the 2 other monsterbots are in Maximum Dinobots
>it's the last time they show up as characters
WHAT THE FUCK.
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>>101640433
>>101640500
>>101640714
this is why i keep saying that he will survive become the watcher on the next TF universe, not only as penance but to make sure that this new universe wont be committing the same mistakes as the old one

also i can see him mourning Bee and Windblade when the time comes
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Who else got pity on Getaway?
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>>101640500
If Shockwave doesn't have a mouth then how does he keep sucking Megatron's dick as much as he does?
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>>101641443
I feel pity for Getaway but dude, you were surrounded by people who would have made you feel loved and special had you just not been a fucking asshole? Look at Tailgate, he was literally built to clean shit and exist as a 5th class citizen but then he joined the Lost Light and met Cyclonus and he began to value himself and take pride in who he was. Getaway my dude, you have no excuse.
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>>101641512
But IDW Shockwave doesn't suck Megatrons dick. He sucks his own and relishes in his own schemes. He probably sees Megatron as a nuisance at best. I think Optimus is like the only person he's wary of.
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NEW ART OF TRANSFORMERS CHARACTERS BY NICK ROCHE
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>>101641549
>the Deceptibaby
I still can't believe that happened.
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I forget, did all the Protectobots besides First Aid die during The Mutineers Trilogy? I know Rook got blown away but wasnt sure if the rest of them just got shot a bit and lived or were confirmed dead later.
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>>101641626
Officially the rest survived. Not like it matters since they wont show up again.
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>>101641633
Oh good. Thanks! I don't mind them not making another appearance but having the entire combiner team thrown out at once just like that would have bummed me out.
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>Marissa now spends her days with Thundercracker and the Dinobots inside an even bigger and pregnant dino
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>>101641569
We had bots caring for babies, raising kids, Brawn and Covergirl used techno-organic technologies to conceive a child. So the next logical step is bots having babies.
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>>101642011

True.
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>>101642011
>>101642540
How is protoformed? How bot got pragnent?
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>>101638563
Was this the first mini-series when Furman, among his early demands to come work for IDW, that Optimus and Megatron would only appear super rarely? A demand that got renegged on when Furman's first mini was so widely reviled that IDW forced him to go into fan-service mode and make the second mini a giant Megatron/Optimus fight stretched over six issues?
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Do you think there will ever be anything like Botcon ever again?
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Gimmick toy. More at SDCC
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>>101641560
Sins of the Wrekers had the best Verity.
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>>101641443
Got yelled at by a confused anon but yeah, somehow Roberts managed to turn it around, despite him implying that he was irredeemable (at least what I recall from the tone of his tweets)

>>101641516
That's probably the most tragic part, his ego treated the crew as tools instead of friends. Off-topic pic but literally my thoughts on Getaway, to some extent
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>>101644291
>it's okay.png
k I didn't mean that part but still
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>>101641569
Didn't know bots had biological clocks or that they wanted to be mommies.
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>>101644500
Aren't all IDW writers parents? Maybe they just want to enrich the character's lives with children too.
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>>101633960
>Unless he's Dealer

If Roberts does that, all is forgiven.

That would be so fucking metal.
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>>101645465
IT WAS ME RODIMUS

IT

WAS

ME

ALL ALONG RODIMUS!
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>>101644016
This is unusually well done for a gimmick toy
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>>101644016
I can't unsee an angry frowny Bee in the corner instead of his weird speaker mouth.
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>>101645870
It's better than the pacifier I see at the mouth of top left Bee,
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What if Thunderclash and Star Saber were reversed, would that have been better for you guys?
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>>101646434
Not really.
It's just swapping two characters who ultimately didn't fucking matter
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>>101646434
>>101646504

Kinda(ish).
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>>101645630
Is there a single charscter besides Megatron who's pissed off Rodimus beyond return and lived?
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>>101646886
Scorponok is still prancing around but probably not for long.
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>>101647024
Oh man. He's probably going to be killed by Grimlock. Last night I was rereading Maximum Dinobots and one thing that Grimlock has dangling over his head is that he didn't get to slaughter Scorp for mind-controlling his teammates.
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>>101647024
>>101647159
>Together?
>Together.
Rodimus and Grimlock mirroring that scene from issue 50-something would be kino. I'd be happy with some smarty-pants Grimlock focus but Rodimus has a bit of a feud with him as well, I don't know.
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>>101638917
I could have sworn Sunstreaker's actual BETRAYAL was a result of Bombshell using Hunter as a backdoor into his mind to manipulate him into doing so, but the feelings of hatred towards humans for what happened to him was already there.

These covers still haunt me.
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>>101641560
>Roche
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Daily reminder that Starscream and Windblade will survive this entire ordeal and move to the rebooted universe
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>>101647222
go back to toy faggot
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>>101647201
The image of what Hunter became by the time that Sideswipe found him bothers me even more.
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>>101647284
We have no reason to believe that's at all true.
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>>101647201
Everything that happened to Streaker and Hunter was so horrific. Look, I don't like humans taking a lead role in Transformers but if humans are brought back eventually into the next continuity, I hope Hunter is reintroduced and gets to be happy. Aside from Marissa, Verity and Hunter are some of the coolest Transformers kids we've ever gotten.
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>>101647327
its easy to see that, we get starcsream's redemption and windblade living as a "adam and eve shenanigans" on the new TF universe
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>>101647284
I actually like Windblade, so yay if she makes it. Won't lose sleep if she doesn't though.

Actually more concerned over Nautica's mortality.
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>>101647284
>characters who aren't associated with Earth
They're honestly fucked. I'm going to be amazed if they survive.
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>>101647284
The Earth guys are looking like they have the best chance. Windblade's fate is up in the air at the moment, and Starscream is looking to build enough karma to get a horrific end.
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Remember way back when Ratchet said MTO's are far more likely to have divine/religious experiences? Y'think Getaway got it real bad?
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>>101647492
Starscream has a lot of red flags I'm going to be surprised if he actually makes it through this entire ordeal.
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>>101647694
Same here. Part of me hope he dies, because there's no happy end for him and there are fates worse than death, especially in comics.
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>>101647755
I hope he dies a redemptive death at the very least. He at least tried to be a bit better and TAAO showed him finally attempting to quell his narcissism and ego but all of that seems to have been thrown out the window come Unicron #1.
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>>101647791
I wouldn't like that. Throughout IDW he's been moving forward and back in terms of improvement and that's been consistent with his character even now. Barber has been good about him being constructive while keeping with his selfish nature. Redemptive or evil act before death seems too simple. I hope Barber surprises us.
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>>101647284
I could see it.
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>>101647876
I wonder how many people would be pissed off at that kind of death? I usually don't care when my morally ambiguous favorites go out like shit because they don't deserve it and I acknowledge them more as villains than heroes but Starscream gets so woobified by the fandom (and hell, even Scott herself). I imagine outcry.
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>>101647945
Who knows? A popular character dying is always going to get a strong emotion response. Either end that I described would spark outcry regardless. To be honest, I don't care so much how he goes, just that it's satisfying. It's very possible that the most satisfying end point for Starscream's character is not dying. The more important thing is that his end is the logical conclusion to what the plot was building towards.
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>>101647474
IDW making a EoE reference with both surviving at the end is tempting

>>101647945
he will get
>redemption death with windblade and bee mourning on the newest TF universe, both makes sure that new Screamer doesn't follow the same mistakes as his past self, but starscream spark survives since its a perpetual spark and comes to haunt the new screamer.
or
>Penance as the Watcher of the new TF universe to atone for his sins and making sure that everything bad that happened before doesn't repeat, + making sure that his newborn self doesn't suffer the same fate as him, but keeping the lovable selfish asshole nature, makes sure that he, bee and windblade are friends even when the war starts.
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>>101648120
There is literally no foreshadowing to any of that happening. Especially since there's most likely going to be a bittersweet ending like the Mistress of Flame hinted at. Said bittersweet ending probably being Earth surviving along with a handful of Cybertronians who will move to a newly resurrected Gorlam Prime or some shit like Ironhides vision.
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>>101647945
His hubris is ridiculous at this point. If he doesn't die, I'll be impressed.
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Testicleformers is canon nao.
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>>101648235
He has a good record of getting out of things that should get him killed. What he can't stop doing is actively causing his own misery.
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>>101648120
>with windblade and bee mourning on the newest TF universe, both makes sure that new Screamer doesn't follow the same mistakes as his past self
What the fuck is wrong with you? Where are you getting the idea that anyone will carry over into the new universe? We know for a fact that this is a hard reboot, ain't nobody surviving. And the idea of Bee and Windblade watching over "the new Starscream" is some of the worst fanfiction ao3 bullshit I have heard.
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>>101647542
Not as obvious as others but yeah, probably
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>>101648285
youre a bit late, we already giggled over that last thread
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>>101648316
It sounds like they're just repeating some of the really out there theories people were making when Unicron was initially announced.
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>>101648358
And we know better now which is why I dont know why anyone would still push that as a theory or even think its relevant.
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>>101648316
>>101648358
because its easy to predict the hackery of IDW, hence why i said that Shockwave was onyx prime years ago.
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>>101648397
Unless you got your own screencapped post I'm calling bullshit, just like your theories.
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I want to fuck Soundwave.
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>>101648393
It's best to just hide and disregard it.
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>>101648423
Me too anon.
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>>101648423
Same.
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>>101631455
Still disappointing that Maximals and Predacons work for Unicron. In any normal situation, they'd instead fight the Chaos Bringer with tooth, claw, gun and whatever melee weapons they have. All reinforced with animalistic savagery of their alt-forms.
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>>101648534
unless Beast megs is scheming as always and waiting until the last moment, after all his spark is still on loose even after his "death" in BW
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>>101638660
>Guy who thinks he’s Primus forgotten in a plot about Primes being Shockwave’s puppets
Although to be fair, Chosen One Starscream kind of has his plot.
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>>101648534
>>101648577
IDW is just shit at adapting any character the writers don't have personal nostalgia for.
Why does this surprise you?

Pic related
And to focus on BW specifically, they don't even have a consistent origin for technorganics from that era anyway.
They made an entire planet colony for them, but then Rattrap and Waspinator already existed on Cybertron anyway, but at the same time Tarantulas invented the whole process himself for his own private faction?
And and Rhinox existed on ancient Cybertron.

If I were a Beastfan, I'd already have been disappointed to the point of giving up hope anyway.
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>>101647201
Blitzwing got it worse.
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>>101648702
Rattrap, Ravage, Laserbeak, Waspinator, and so on are Beastformers who didn’t go to Eukaris.

Primal and BW Megatron certainly have totally different personalities because neither is a successor character. They have entirely different names, since there was no way a Eukarian would know an Optimus or a Megatron to pattern their life on.

Also, I’m shocked nobody cared about Arcee cutting Dinobot in half. You can clearly see his corpse.

I’m just confused why these Eukarians came along as Shockwave’s army while others were left to die on Eukaris, like owl Prowl and Cheetor. What happened to the spiders?
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>>101648702
Right. Being someone who likes the franchise in general, but likes Beast Wars the most is suffering.

And probably there will never be anything new coming from it. Uprising had a interesting spin on it, but a) it wasn't enough and b) some ideas I disliked. At least it gave us cute autist Transmutate.

I will wait for a proper Beast Wars. One where both Maximals and Predacons are going through an uneasy Cold-War style situation with small-scale skirmishes.
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>>101648864
What if Beast Wars got a postwar scenario?
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>>101648901
It'd just be a bunch of ugly freaks walking around grassy fields.
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>>101648917
This made me laugh so hard. I respect Beast Wars a lot but this is probably true.
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>>101648397
Either show proof or fuck off.
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Where the fuck is he?
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>>101648423
Optimus...
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>>101648901
it will be a retelling of the TV series, but with the cut content stuff, like transmetal terrorsaur, Waspinator's body becoming half Starscream, Ravage living, Optimus waking up and working with primal to stop megatron because of the two sparks shenanigans.

also with more G1 characters on the mix, the old BW comic had Transmetal 2 Arcee.
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>>101641549
Cute!
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Name a more friendzoned character than Skids, i'll wait.
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>>101649302
Skywarp.
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>>101649335
What? With whom?
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>>101649302
He could be worse off.
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>>101649191
Remembered those. But you know what would be fun? If they gave something like origin stories to certain characters. You know? I'd like to see how Dinobot became who he is.

Was mentored by Bazooka when the latter met the back then young Dinobot who was back then a juve. Feeling that he'd waste himself among the jetsam of the undergrounds of Kaon, Bazooka took Dinobot under his wing and taught him the meanings of honor and combat. This actually made Dinobot see that it was something he looked for all this time. Something that would make his life a difference. He did not disappoint his master when he managed to enter the Predacon Military Academy and graduate, becoming how a true Predacon is supposed to be...compared to the majority that backstabs their way to success.
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>>101648901
as long as furman is still on IDW, never
>https://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Ascending_issue_4

he still asshurt because of this
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>>101649408

Bob Budiansky sure loved naming girls Charlene.
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>>101649431
It's probably his go-to name for one-shot women characters. It could be fun to see how many Charlenes show up in his non-Transformers work.
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>>101649302
>cant even reach the friendzone
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>>101649498

At least he has Misfire now.
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>>101649498
Wasn't Velocity showing some interest?
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Let's say you could go back in time to 1984.
You can change it so that, instead of pushing a huge main cast right from the get-go to move toys, you can whittle the cast down to a manageable number (let's say 5 since that's the usual number) in order to focus on a small group and really build each member up as characters.

Pic related are your options, we're talking about episode 1 guys here.

Which Autobots would you keep?
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>>101649646
Optimus
Prowl
Wheeljack
Jazz
Ratchet
Cliffjumper
Ironhide
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>>101649646
>Optimus
>Prowl
>Ratchet
>Bumblebee
>Sideswipe
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>>101649646
Trailbreaker
Bluestreak
Windcharger
Huffer
Gears
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>>101649601
>>101649634
Thats true. Too bad it took 7 years and now the universe is ending.
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>>101649725
>Sideswipe
Literally why. He has zero personality in g1.
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Alpha Trion knew what was really up with all the Primes. And he still referred to the artifacts as Metaphors Made Real. Did Shockwave make everything besides the Matrix or were they just something he found because of history and used?
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>>101649646
Ratchet
Optimus
Bumblebee
Wheeljack
Then it'd be between Ironhide and Brawn, but I'll reluctantly pick Brawn
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>>101649646
Optimus
Trailbreaker
Mirage
Wheeljack
Huffer

Sideswipe and Sunstreaker as early additions.
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>>101648862
Ravage is an MTO. No. It doesn't make sense. Blame Roberts. And a bit if Barber I guess since he was editor.
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>>101649899
>Ravage is an MTO.
He was constructed cold. He's not an MTO.
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>>101649813
But if he was one of only five, what little personality he might have had would be built upon. That's the point of the question being posed.
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>>101649930
>He was constructed cold

So were all MTOs.
(Just pointing that out, I realize not all cold constructs are MTOs, but all MTOs are cold constructs)
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>>101649646
I wouldn’t.
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>>101648534
>>101648702
>>101648864

The Beast Wars characters are only fulfilling the function of being the generic minions of Onyx/Shockwave and Unicron, they are fulfilling the same functions as the micromaster that were the generic minions of Jhiaxus. Or did you expect Barber/Zama/Milne to invent hundreds of new generic beast characters?

>>101648862

Shockwave's army is not from Eukaris, Maximo even told that to Arcee when she called them Eukarians.
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>>101649825
Solus created all the artifacts like in all continuities.

They are just McGuffins rather than holy.

What we don’t know is if the Matrix/Vector Sigma/Star Saber came from the Guiding Hand, and where Solus got the ability to put a star inside her hammer.
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>>101649846
/pol/ btfo.
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>>101649983
>Or did you expect Barber/Zama/Milne to invent hundreds of new generic beast characters?

Not at all.
But considering they're just being used as generics, they could have just as easily used something like Energon Terrorcons. They were beasts that WERE just generic army builders
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>>101649646
Why do you want to kill the franchise?
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>>101650046
Why would that kill the franchise?
Most of those guys didn't do anything anyway. And no other 80s cartoon had rosters that bloated from the very beginning.
Thundercats only had 7
He-Man had 5 or 6
Ghostbusters had 4
Ninja Turtles had 4
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>>101650090
The cartoon was just a toy commercial.
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>>101650101
So were all the other cartoons I listed.
You haven't proven a point
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>>101649646
Prime
Wheeljack
Prowl
Ironhide
Jazz
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>>101650116
GI Joe and He-man were basically “bloated roster: the animated series”. That was the entire appeal.

No large cast, no dice.
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>>101650197
I never watched GI Joe, but with He-Man, it was a small cast (He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Orko, Cringer) with a large group of rotating guest stars

And I never said that Transformers couldn't introduce more characters as it went on and done the same, I was talking about establishing a small central cast, like every other Transformers show after G1 did
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>>101650090
Because kids only cared about Transformers because the show was packed with cool robots. The characters only having threadbare personality let them pick favorites and build off of there; the show's cast of writers wouldn't have been at all equipped to write a character-driven smaller-cast show. You'd kill the franchise off before season 1 finished.
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>>101649302
Soundwave
>serving Megatron since his conception in every continuity
>not a single tender word from Megs in any continuity
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>>101649930
>somewhere millennia ago some asshole thought it would be hilarious to put a newborn spark inside a kitty cat that turned into a storage device
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>>101650376
It hurts to read. This is probably the only scene Megatron showed concern for him. And it was written by fucking Costa.
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>>101649646

Prime
Bumblebee
Ratchet
Ironhide
Wheeljack

Prowl
Jazz
Hound
Mirage
Cliffjumper

To round it out as a even 10.
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>>101650842

Is it weird I can read that I can read Megatrons lines as Welker, Burton, Kaye, Tatasciore and Marnocha and it still works.
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>>101650329
>You'd kill the franchise off before season 1 finished.

Good. Less autism in the world and Bayformers never ruin SF aesthetics for everyone.
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>>101650842
To be fair that scene is kind of special within the scope of IDW. Megatron has never shown personal care for any Decepticon at that point, even now in IDW the only Decepticons Megatron has been shown to genuinely love (platonically) are Soundwave and Ravage. I remember reading this issue and Megatron freaked the fuck out when Soundwave got shot. Optimus took advantage of what was literally Megatrons only weakness.
Those two are typically close in most continuities, I just don't think Megatron is the kind of person to praise people with affection.
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>>101634945
Get him to sign an actual Pincher shell - the likeness is uncanny. That jpg's a bit disturbing, though. Bring your favourite MTMTE issue to sign too - it'll help you move the conversation on if he thinks you're a fruitcake.
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>>101651105
>That jpg's a bit disturbing, though
It should be, because it overlaps way too well. I should've tried to get the eyes to line up a bit better, but oh well.
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>>101651105

Dude you’re a life saver, I was packing for TFCon and almost forgot to bring my MTMTE season 1 tradebacks.

I already had Alex Milne sign the first 2 tradebacks last year.
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>>101651103
>Megatron has never shown personal care for any Decepticon at that point, even now in IDW the only Decepticons Megatron has been shown to genuinely love (platonically) are Soundwave and Ravage.

A bit of topic, but I would love a Megatron to have this attitude. (actually, I'd love a cartoon with this version of Deathsaurus as the main villain, but since that'll never happen, a Megatron who actually gives a fuck would be nice)
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>>101650842
There was the scene in the Prime cartoon comics where Megatron came to Soundwaves rescue and told him how valuable he was and that he didnt want to lose him. That was pretty good.
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>>101632593
It can't be. Ironhide has memories of Megatron's rise to power and his fight with the Deceptigod in Chaos. Barber has confirmed that Pax Cybertronia is still canon.
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>>101651739
That's super cute. I wish Prime showed their friendship more if at all. I hate that we never get to see this side of Megatron. Evil people can have friends too.
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>>101635827
>>Windblade
-Fans hate her
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>>101651739
Post it
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>>101651726
I like Megatron being cold and aloof because it reminds us of why he's the villain. That being said, I do like the idea of Megatron being affectionate towards some of his followers, just very few of them.
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>>101652061
I like the idea of Megatron being particularly affection towards cassettes like Laserbeak and Ravage. Or maybe I just like my villains being nice to pets, or in this case, animal(istic?) subordinates.
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>>101649084
Offline but "alive" since receiving damage in Robots in Disguise #11.
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>>101651726
Deathsaurus is quite literally the greatest Decepticon in the entirety of the IDW continuity.
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>>101652061
Him being affectionate to a few is ok. It shouldn't be a lot, Soundwave has earned it though and it kinda sucks that there is so little reward he gets for it.
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>>101652134
>>101652236
You know what would be cool too? If Megatron dropped his guard around Soundwave and the animal cassettes whenever the other characters and generics are dismissed. Megatron is all-powerful but he also probably gets stressed out. It would be cool to hear him voice his concerns to someone. Especially to some of his oldest friends.
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>>101638563
>>101638917
>>101638791
>>101639203
>>101639255
>>101639491
>>101639544
>>101639636
>>101639655


Glorious, Furman IDW 'ation stuff was good. Plus dat E.J Su art (and people complained it looked like Gundams too, wankers).

>>101638887
I basically stopped buying TF comics when AHM came out and stuck to reading pirated scans if I felt the need.
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>>101651899

She has two, they’re built into her wings.
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>>101651103
>>101651726
i think its mostly because megs sees Soundwave as his son, he knows how loyal soundwave is.
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>>101652742
>tfw he sonzones you but you wanted more.
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>>101652742
I don't think he sees Soundwave as his son. He's Megatrons best friend afterall.
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>>101651899
because its
>She's not Arcee
>She's not Elita One
>She's not Black Arachnia
>She's not Airazor
>She's not ThunderslutBlast
now shes loyal female rule63 starscream with feelings towards him, naive mind and loyalty for her friends.
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>>101652821
Being sonzoned would be the worst fate for someone in love holy shit.
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>>101652627
My mistake. Good catch.
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>>101648862

Dinobot was already shown to exist on Eukaris. That makes it more likely that he'd die from Eukaris getting eaten.
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>>101652742
Hard to see it as that. He treats him like a competent and loyal person on his side and not someone to parent or mentor. He's at least friendzoned.
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>>101652908
>with feelings towards him

Take off the shipper glasses
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>>101653014
>all these smiles
>tfw the only person there who likes him is Bumblebee
Honestly if there's anybody Starscream needs to be shipped with, it's Bumblebee. This poor yellow shitter has served as a therapy dog for the most delirious and paranoid version of Starscream to date.
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>>101653080
Well now I'm not going to be able to unsee Bee as his therapy dog.
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>>101653080
Bee doesn't deserve to get stuck with him. He's already been through enough.
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>>101653080
I remember the overexpose from the movies made me dislike Bee but IDW has changed that.
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>>101653045
look at the cortex comic and his prison, she knows that deep inside he's a nice person, but trapped between his own nightmares, paranoids, insecurities and his eternal search himself, of all cold constructs he's the anomaly.

both her and bee knows that he isn't bad, but he needs help. in fact he's pretty much passing trough his Armada Stage.
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>>101653150
Most complaints I've seen about Bumblebee was his overexposure and not the character himself. It's funny how a company's treatment of their characters could affect fan opinion.
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>>101653045
but the pictures are good anon
zeonic screamer
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>>101653174
Do you not have any female friends?
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>>101653174
>Windblade tries to help out Starscream
>That automatically means they want to bone each other
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>>101653315
i don't have and i don't plan on it anon. Friends are obstacles, but they can be manipulated, Yesss.
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>>101653303
They're both aesthetically pleasing. I'm looking forward to more fanart of both of them, with or without each other, once Cyberverse hits.

I'm also hoping for a good dogfight.
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>>101648423
I wish I could blackmail Soundwave into being my old friend.
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>>101653364
It checks out.
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>>101653385
There's no fic for them and honestly the fujoshi in this fandom continue to disappoint me.
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>>101653425
For who? Soundwave and Megatron? There should be a few on Ao3 or maybe see if the old kink memes are still up?
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I can't think of a single Starscream ship I like that would work in canon without woobifying him.

I like Megastar, but we all know why that would never be canon. And I also like that obsessed fangirl thing with Lunaclub, but I highly doubt any western writers have any interest in borrowing concepts or characters from the sexualized nip continuity.
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>>101653484

Soundwave/Optimus Prime (IDW)
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>>101653484
Optimus and Soundwave. The other Anon was talking about how Optimus blackmailed Soundwave into being his old friend. There's barely anything for them, and I really like what IDW has done with them. I can't even find gen or friendship fics.
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>>101653080

Wheeljack liked him.
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>>101653530
>>101653538
Oh right, I was being kinda dumb. Yeah, that one would be nice. If I didn't have so much on my plate right now I would take a stab at it.
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>>101653538
IDW prime is a fucking abomination
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>>101653587
You're sweet, Anon. It's the thought that counts. Good luck with your other stuff.
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>>101653487
I can, but it's pretty rare. More things open up if you think of the less common Starscreams. Unrequited is fun, too. Personally I liked the idea of crazy fan Lunaclub or even Artemis.
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>>101653628
Maybe someday. I can think about it for a while. Trying to edit something right now but am crazy distracted because editing sucks and I hate it. Then I have another request to finish up because I am slow and put it off. Maybe someday.
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>>101653014
>>101653303
Frankly i'll miss all of this stuff once Unicron eats everyone else including earth
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>>101653753
id be glad if Hasbro ends up tightening the leash on IDW, and forget the idea of uniting every single title into one universe.
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>>101653837
last shit in my tf folder
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>>101653753
I wish Unicron would eat Earth so everyone could have a last stand on Cybertron.
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>>101652298
>Megatron is all-powerful but he also probably gets stressed out
Those rage fits where he beats the shit out of people are literally his stress relief. Shit, Starscream is pretty much his go to "I'm mad, so I'mma beat the shit out of you" guy.
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>Universe dies
>Thundercracker and Buster are the only survivors.
>Thundercracker becomes the new god.
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>>101653849
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>>101653425
>>101653538

I'm working on it. It's porn and I'm a slow writer, but I wanna get something OPSW out before Unicron kills everyone. If anyone here has some ideas for gen/non-porn fic they want to see with OPSW, I might take a crack at that too. Gotta do it myself if no one else will.
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>>101654012
You’re great. I just want to see the blackmail addressed somehow. I feel like they moved past that pretty fast.
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>>101653943
>begins writing the reboot
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>>101653943
>>101654121
>In the beginning, it was a dark and stormy night...
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>>101651726
While i agree that the affectionate leader is always the best trope, it doesnt suit Megatron.

Good Megatron treads a fine line. he has to be cold and aloof, but dignified. Im not saying he needs to be "evil for the sake of evil". Megatron is that special kind of "old war veteran who only knows war". He has to be Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.

That being said, Deathsaurus occupies a great niche as an anti-megatron.
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>>101653425
The fujoshi in the fandom have the weirdest fucking taste. Like, our most popular pairings for are Ratchet/Drift, Cyclonus/Tailgate, Prowl/Jazz, MegaOP, and MegaStar. Aside from Megatron and Optimus I find these pairings so boring. I guess MegaStar isn't like the others but I'm not into drama and hate ships.
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>>101652046
I dont have it or I would.
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>>101653972
I love the way this artist draws Windblade and other fembots.

They should do porn. probably would make more money.
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>>101654012
You're doing gods work. Imagine what it must be like fucking the sweetheart of your arch nemesis? Only Optimus couldn't get a powertrip from that.
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>>101654297
They'd definitely make money.
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>>101654297
I miss Sarah Stone.
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>>101654265
>Prowl/Jazz
It’s 2018 and it’s still the most popular ship in the fandom. I’ll never understand having such bland taste.
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>>101654012
Perfect, all I could ask for. Writing porn is a lot more difficult than it sounds, well, writing decent porn is. There are only so many ways you can describe the same few words.
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>>101654333
Fanfics inspired by fanfics.
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>>101654333
What you don't like the pairing of black musician and policeman?
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>>101650842
That scene always bugged me, it felt like the roles had been reversed, Optimus suddenly using Megatron's concern for his underling as a weakness and force a retreat to save his life.
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>>101654416
I mean Optimus did what he could to save his own ass in that situation. Again, you could argue that one of IDW Megatrons only weaknesses, and it was his only one at that time, is Soundwave. It was a glorious cheap shot.
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/co/ is literally the only place in which Optimus/Soundwave exists. You guys are alright.
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>>101654478
I like you too, Anon. And I miss Parcivale.
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>>101654522
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>>101654540
You know, these two are pretty cute together. Their designs match and their personalities are opposite enough to make it entertaining.
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>>101654478
Why do so few people ship this? Why is it so good?
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>>101654572
I'm not one for TF shipping much, but this pairing sort of worked out organically and I don't mind it one bit.
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>>101654581
The pairing definitely works. It seems straight up natural.

My only problem is that, after all these years, i cant help but see Starscream as a beta bottom bitch. He is such an effeminate pussy in so many continuities i just cant see any woman taking him seriously.

I hate IDW's sjw pandering, but if there is one transformer everyone could believe was gay, its fucking Starscream.
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>>101654572
I commissioned it and had to ask the guy to change it from the first draft actually. First time he made windblade look super sad. My guideline for the finished version was for him to change it to concern...but also annoyed.
>>101654581
I feel about the same. Current Starscream would never work with a romantic arc. But hes been about as intimate with Windblade and Bee someone like him can be. He needs therapy. If it wasnt for Shockwave engineering his sad sack of a life he might be real friends with them instead of the way he currently feels like he has to be.
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>>101654669
>I commissioned it and had to ask the guy to change it from the first draft actually. First time he made windblade look super sad. My guideline for the finished version was for him to change it to concern...but also annoyed.
Isn't that person a chick?
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>>101654578
>Why do so few people ship this?
A lot of people find their friendship forced and I even saw people on Twitter claiming it was an emotionally abusive relationship because Optimus blackmailed him into an alliance?? The funny part is that Optimus didn't blackmail him into being his friend. They naturally just clicked because their personalities and lives are super similar.

>Why is it so good?
>matching color schemes
>personalities are very similar but Soundwave has a blunt, sarcastic streak that Optimus lacks
>both have had to compromise their morals and ideals to further their causes but are working together so they won't have to anymore
>had a heart to heart moment at the end of exrid
>genuinely share the same ideals
>both obsessed with Megatron
>both worked for the senate at some point
>both suffer a lot.
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>>101654637
I like the idea of Starscream being both genuine in his well-meaning motivations, and also self-serving/plotting constantly. Any relationship for him would seem like a battle for the poor guy, never sure how far to trust and always trying to maintain some sort of highground.
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>>101654578
Their personalities mesh really well together. Optimus is a charismatic leader, and Soundwave is a natural follower. They seem to be surprisingly on the same page about most things too. Also, IDW Soundwave is a ridiculously subby guy who keeps latching on to big commandeering guys.
>>101654581
I agree. I really wish they could have done something with them before the reboot, but it looks like their paths are diverting again. It sucks, but out of all of Starscream's relationships through the comics, this one was the most organic (and surprisingly healthy) he's ever had.
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>>101654578
Probably because "blackmailed into being friends" is too hilarious to trigger the shipping instinct.
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>>101654502
Same, I wish Parcivale would do transformers art again.
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>>101654700
Maybe? I'm from the midwest, dude. Guy is a catchall term sometimes.
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I really , REALLY hate almost all the Transformers in the IDW universe.

What the fuck is wrong with them? Why are they so aggravatingly disloyal towards Optimus Prime?Or outright dislike him?

I've read the entire IDW Universe. Optimus Prime literally fought and saved millions of lives, fought againts corruption, and againts the corrupt Senate, while ALSO opposing the rising Decepticon faction. He gives Megatron the benefit of the doubt, AS HE ALWAYS did, and even gave him empathy and hope before he was ever a revolutionary, and then betrays Optimus, killing him. Optimus falls into the depths of Cybertron. Cybertron chooses this robot, reconstructs him twice as large, much more powerful from the BRINK OF GODDAMN DEATH, and gives him the ACTUAL MATRIX, which he returns to lead like a goddamn phoenix, in the Autobot's darkest hour. People KNEW him before he was killed. They KNEW he wasnt a fucking enormous mech capable of fighting Megatron and all top tier transformers.The world itself chose him and empowered him! He's literally saved Cybertron and maybe the Universe a couple of times.

But people still disrespect him.
Only like his fucking enemies respect him. What the hell is wrong here.

Additionally, why does Prime doubt so much? HE WAS DEAD, and Cybertron repaired him! It literally told him "Ey, brah, here's the Matrix. You are now Optimus Prime, complete with new body."

Prime: "Nothing religious or holy going on here."
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>>101654741
>latching on to big commandeering guys.
I can relate very much.
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I wanna complain about LL. Not about JRo, this time. The artist. Would have been cooler to actually see the fire strip away the purple paint as hes saving Getaway. He steps in and out and hes back to his old color scheme is just not as fun.
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>>101647284
given that scale, they could've just used the enigma of combination on all the Metrotitans and they'd have something the same size as Unicron.

But apparently they are all dead except for one now? The entire event barely started but they already had Unicron killing all the colonies as of issue #1. Completely out of nowhere if you are not following the stupid shared universe crap IDW is pushing. Why even Unicron appearing comes out of nowhere if you are not reading those.

It feels to me that IDW Transformers will go out with a whimper, not a bang. This current Unicron story feels very lacklustre so far. The Marvel comic one was 1000x more exciting.
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>>101654750
But he never blackmailed him into friendship? Just into an alliance.
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>>101654785
Not to mention Optimus always goes between being a bit confident to having zero confidence in himself and spends most of his time being depressed, despite all his accomplishments.

I'm sure that after he dies saving everyone during the Unicron event, people will STILL hate him and have zero respect for him.
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>>101654785
OP has had 4 million years to tell everyone it wasn't anything religious or holy that brought him back. 4 million years of everybody but the A Team on both sides getting tired of war. And however many years of letting Prowl and the Wreckers get to wear the badge when they were shown to act outside of the Autobot code. 4 million years of not just finishing Megatron off.

As far as Prime doubting himself...I dont get that at all.
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>>101654809
>Would have been cooler to actually see the fire strip away the purple paint as hes saving Getaway

You can actually see that, but since everything is firey-coloured, you can only see it as lots of patches falling down on his body for the two panels he is standing in the fire.

What would've been better if Getaway didn't just stand up immediately after, and then get suckered by Whirl's pet combiner scraplet.

They could've used that space by having Cyclonus get an actual fight with Star Saber instead of killing him in 2 panels.
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>>101654824
I'm hoping Unicron is gonna turn on Shockwave.
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>>101654854
People couldn’t move past the blackmail. Which is ironic considering it’s one of the most harmless things they’ve done to each other.
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>>101654898
Pacing has been a consistent issue for him since the start of season 2. Made especially apparent by having 7 issues for LL that accomplished absolutely nothing. Coulda had both. In fact, Rodimus is supposed to be an outlier who can light himself on fire. Ever since the Matrix fused to him and had to be surgically removed back in the day. Could have just lit himself up and shed his own paint and decide against killing Getaway by the time he was on top of him.
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Let's say goodbye to the best bot of all time- GETAWAY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abOxrx8gfUk

He's hopelessly hopeless.
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>>101654854
It is just some harmless exaggeration.
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>>101654785
>Additionally, why does Prime doubt so much? HE WAS DEAD, and Cybertron repaired him! It literally told him "Ey, brah, here's the Matrix. You are now Optimus Prime, complete with new body."
>Prime: "Nothing religious or holy going on here."
Because Prime doubts himself. He's so humble that it cripples his judgement. He's the opposite of Megatron.
Megatron never questions any of his actions or decisions and thus his mistakes are far greater; Optimus questions everything he does and rarely has conviction in regards to his plans but at the very least he's not guilty of much because of this.
That being said, his persistent skpeticism is bordering irrational.
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>>101654914
Meanwhile these same people are out here shipping Megatron and Rodimus.
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>>101654999
I'm naming this image Old Friend.
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>>101655059
I would wait until some future genius shops Optimus and Soundwave's heads onto that comic, but I am not a subtle man.
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>>101654741
>Also, IDW Soundwave is a ridiculously subby guy who keeps latching on to big commandeering guys.
>tfw his only non-sub pairing is with Cosmos. The softest shitter in the Autobots.
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>>101654902
>I'm hoping Unicron is gonna turn on Shockwave

No, they'll just reveal that Unicron was Shockwaves other 40 million year long plan, in fact by now the Shockwave we know is just a holomatter avatar while his real body is that of Unicron.

Also when Optimus tries using the Matrix vs Unicron, he just makes him stronger because Shockwave specifically made the Matrix 40 billion years ago as a way to power up Unicron.

In the end they beat Unicron by calling on all the characters of IDW comic books to make a heroic stand together.
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>>101655047
Haha, no. A lot of the same people hate Megarod, even putting it on the same level as Megastar for some stupid reason.
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>>101655138
Shockwave was actually a guy pretending to be a guy pretending to be a different guy pretending to be the first guy pretending to be a senator pretending to be Shockwave all along.
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>>101655185
Ugh. That's so stupid. Megatron and Rodimus are not abusive towards each other at all, they're literally just two people with two very clashing personalities and thus they butt heads a lot. Do these people not go outside or talk to humans offline?
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>>101655268
I'd like to believe some people think its trendy to be traumatized victim, so they make out any negative interaction they had with other people as "abuse".
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>>101655138
I can't wait for the Autogod.
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Why don't more people ship Megatron and Soundwave though? That shit is cute as fuck. Does Optimus have an equivalent of that?
>inb4 Bumblebee
Optimus isn't into shota. Or at least I hope he isn't.
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>>101655552
Because they can make woobie Starscream shipped with him, or ship him with Optimus.
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>>101655574
Changing Starscreams personality is so bad. Like, if you're shipping specifically woobie SS with Megatron you may as well be shipping him with an OC.
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>>101655552
Bee isn't shota. He's just short. TFA is the one that's closest to that if we're talking personality.
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>>101655552
Optimus is pure and asexual, confounded by the advances of slut-bots surrounding him.
Except for Elita. Anyone in his position would understand.
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>>101655639
I know. He's just one of those people that look 15 but are actually in their 20s so they can never get a hook up because guys aren't sure if it's one of those "underages sneak into a nightclub" situations.
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>>101655723
How dare you, Soundwave isn't a slut. He keeps himself pure for Megatron.
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>>101655723
>Optimus is pure and asexual
Anyone with Decepticon friends regardless of continuity is not pure. This is a fact.
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>>101655752
>lets a dozen or so cassetticons inside of him at any one time
>pure
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>>101655772
Those are essentially his children though. It's like a single-dad baby harness.
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>>101655752
This is all true.
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>>101655731
Here's hoping he has better luck in Cyberverse. He's still cute, but he's generally been taller lately.
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>>101655772
>Letting them inside so he can protect them.
Those little cassettes might get hurt without him protecting them, or get into trouble.
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>>101655806
>single-dad
>pure
Alright you may have a point anon.
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>>101655865
What do they do while they hang out inside him?
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>>101655879
Try to give him the courage to confess his feelings to Megatron.
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>>101655888
I want Windblade to be responsible for Starscream's voice in Cyberverse.
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>>101655888
Is this shugo chara?
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>>101655806
Somehow, I always think of cassettes like Ravage and Ratbat older than Soundwave.
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>>101655879
What does it even feel like to be a cassette? They can't move and are literally stuffed inside of Soundwave. Do you guys think they just browse the internet with their brains as they wait?
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>>101655959
>Not wanting to be stuffed inside Soundwave.
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>>101655947
In IDW Ravage is his dad and Ratbat is his former employer so they probably are older him at least in that continuity.
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>>101655987
Comics in general have them talk more, so that's probably why. IDW for sure, but Marvel, too.
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>>101655959
>tfw you're Buzzsaw and don't get called out for a thousand years because Lazorbeak keeps taking your jobs
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>>101656066
It could be worse, he could be Eject.
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>>101654898
>What would've been better if Getaway didn't just stand up immediately after, and then get suckered by Whirl's pet combiner scraplet.
that was kino tho
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>>101656129
>Blaster is faced with an insurmountable obstacle
>opens chest and deploys every cassette he has
>tfw he shoots out cybertronian skeleton the size of Eject
>"whoops"
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>>101656155
>all the Auto-cassettes deeply shaken by the fact that they were snuggling up in their alt modes next to a corpse
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>>101656282
>implying Steeljaw didn't chew on the remains at some point
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>>101656391
No
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>>101656426
yeah
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Should I make a new thread or wait?
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>>101656476
I think we should hit at least page 9 before making another thread. Nightitme is slow so it won't be long.
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>>101656544
Ok :(
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>>101656709
It's not like there's very many of us /tfg/ posters, anon.
We all pretty much recognize one another at this point, don't we?
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Just use this when making the new thread:

>Bumblebee Trailer:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fAIX12F6958&feature=youtu.be
>Bumblebee Tie In Prequel Comics coming by 4th July.
>Unicron comics still continuing.
>Transformers Cyberverse to release in september. Trailer confirmed to be released at SDCC.
>Transformers Online,Earth Wars and Forged to Fight updates incoming.
>Transformers Cyberverse will have an app game like RID(2015).
>Optimus Prime spin-off and Bumblebee sequel are considered at Paramount. Bumblebee is reshooting which means it's the start of the rebooted timeline.
>IDW Comics Transformers Reboot is coming soon.
>New Botcon trademark. Hype train?
>Starscream confirmed to be the Decepticon featured in Bumblebee trailer.
>We might get another trailer for Bumblebee at SDCC.
>Old Thread:
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>>101656740
I think so yeah
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>>101656758
>tfw you begin to recognize anonymous posters on a configurable robot toy collecting forum
The anon with the flame effects is pretty cool, as is the drawfag who sometimes gives us anime art.
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>>101656740
Oh? Then who am i?
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>>101656934
You're that one anon who posts his most recent purchases.
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>>101656740
I don't recognize anyone.
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>>101656968
>that one anon with the flame effect parts
>that one anon bitching that headmasters are partsforming
>that one anon keeping alive the the Takara/Hasbro war
>that one anon posting pics from his yard every morning
I miss Planelegs desu.
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>>101656995
>who
>some trolling faggot
>probably the exact same faggot as above
>who
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>>101657038
All posters I see regularly in /tfg/
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>>101656950
Haha! I'm a random Windscream anon. One of the reasonable ones who knows a romantic relationship would be doomed at this point.
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>>101656915
>The anon with the flame effects is pretty cool
>>101656995
>that one anon with the flame effect parts
You guys know you're on /co/ and not the 3pg right now right?
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>>101657247
Fuck /co/ and everyone on it.
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>>101657262
Why so pissy anon?
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>>101657310
IDW makes me angry. I wish it wasn't so shit, I'd be happier.
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>>101657326
I love IDW while still being able to admit it's flaws. I don't know what to tell you.
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>>101657062
There's always like a minimum of 60 of us in each thread.




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