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Old 2004-12-06, 12:03 AM   #24
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I like the movie too, despite not being a particularly big cartoon fan overall... that's much of the reason I'd have preferred verbatim quotes, rather than awkward partial rewrites, and consider the three-issue adaption done by Marvel US in the 80s to be a waste of paper... taking something and replacing parts with kludgier dialogue is never a winning strategy.

What did you mean "retconning Vol 1 out completely"
Wheeljack's "death"—intended as a meaningful sacrifice by Saraccini in Volume 1—is reversed with the most casual of mentions. I'm strongly in favour of character deaths being made to stick, otherwise they have no impact at all. For instance, the pathos of Scorponok's last stand against Unicron towards the end of the US comic would have been completely undermined if he'd been patched up a few issues later.
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