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Old 2007-06-13, 06:56 PM   #1
StoneCold Skywarp
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Default 1st COLOUR Page from UK Comic.

One Word. Wow.


(Click for hi-res image)

On-sale IN THE UK, 19th July 07.

www.titanmagazines.co.uk/transformers

Wow.

edit: Press release --

This 4-weekly, 52 page comic reunites some of the biggest names in the
business to bring the eternal struggle between Autobots and Decepticons to
audiences old and new. Whether you remember Megatron as a smoking Walther
P-38, or your Transformers adventure begins with their war on our world, the
publication of Transformers Comic heralds a triumphant return for the robots
in disguise...

Legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman brings his dark materials to the
first issue, and many more to come, with all-new self contained stories
tying straight in to the IDW prequels. He teams up with the prolific and
iconic artist Geoff Senior, whoıs wielding his pencils and inks for the new
Transformers generation.

Once those shapeshifting robots have you hooked, it seems thereıs no escape:
Transformers Comic editor Steve White started life as a humble colourist on
Marvelıs Transformers title way back in Œ86. Now heıs transformed into the
driving force behind this title.

Steve White, Editor of Transformers Comic said:
Itıs been kind of weird to be returning to Transformers after 20 years,
especially as itıs with all the same faces I worked with originally _ Simon,
Geoff, Andy Wildman, Robin Smith, Richard Starkings. Feels like Iıve slipped
back in time. But then you take one look at the movie and you realize just
how false that assumption is! Even the comics represent a quantum jump in
technology, and I think weıll find we have a whole new generation of fans
whoıll go see the movie and pick up the comic _ and have no idea about the
longevity of the franchise and how itıs evolved! Most of them probably wonıt
have been born when I first worked on Transformers _ but the talent of the
artists and writer are still there and itıs going to be brilliant!

Kids can catch up with the Transformers characters every four weeks with
Transformers Comic, on sale at all good retailers from 19 July, priced
£2.60.

 
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Old 2007-06-13, 07:30 PM   #2
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So many dead Dreadwing Decepticlones...
 
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Old 2007-06-13, 07:46 PM   #3
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Wow is right. That looks awesome!
 
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Old 2007-06-14, 01:57 AM   #4
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Smile Re: 1st COLOUR Page from UK Comic.

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One god. One vision. Just gimme gimme gimme fried chicken.
 
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Old 2007-06-14, 07:21 AM   #5
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One golden glance, of what may be?
 
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Old 2007-06-14, 07:27 AM   #6
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Is that an actual comic page?

Errrr I dunno... never been a huge fan of background gradients in anything other than fanart. It Is pretty nice otherwise, however.
 
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Old 2007-06-14, 08:02 AM   #7
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I'm a sucker for this sort of stylized approach towards comic-art. It's refreshing.

Also, beautiful coloring in the background. It has a water-color quality to it.
 

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Old 2007-06-14, 10:07 AM   #8
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Great art, although I'm so used to seeing flat colouring on Senior's work that this seems 'off' at first.

Only nitpick - if this is pre-movie, I guess they've forgotten about pre-earth and protoform modes already...
 
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Old 2007-06-14, 12:27 PM   #9
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Yeh, I still would have preferred a traditional colourist, but it's been well-done - Geoff's just too good to have his work look processed, unlike much of the Dreamwave graduates.

The only real worry I have left is that this is an all-stops-out promo piece, like that superb Pat Lee poster, and the majority won't be as good. Well, it's not my only worry, but ones such as the idea of that amateurish, inker-dependant, Furman butler Andy "Andrew" Wildman being resorted too in later issues have already been realised.
 
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Old 2007-06-14, 09:20 PM   #10
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Old 2007-06-16, 09:46 AM   #11
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Default Re: Re: 1st COLOUR Page from UK Comic.

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One dump, one turd, two tits, John Deacon!
 
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Old 2007-06-16, 09:57 AM   #12
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Yeh, I still would have preferred a traditional colourist, but it's been well-done - Geoff's just too good to have his work look processed, unlike much of the Dreamwave graduates.
Ayep.

Well, my sub's in, we'll see how the comic responds to having dual demographics.
 
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Old 2007-06-16, 02:02 PM   #13
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Nice, my initial fears that the colours would let the side down have lessened (are the drones supposed to be all grey though or is it Yomotovesque block colouring?).
 
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Old 2007-06-20, 01:15 AM   #14
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Press release --

New magazine launch _ Transformers Comic

This 4-weekly, 52 page comic reunites some of the biggest names in the
business to bring the eternal struggle between Autobots and Decepticons to
audiences old and new. Whether you remember Megatron as a smoking Walther
P-38, or your Transformers adventure begins with their war on our world, the
publication of Transformers Comic heralds a triumphant return for the robots
in disguise...

Legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman brings his dark materials to the
first issue, and many more to come, with all-new self contained stories
tying straight in to the IDW prequels. He teams up with the prolific and
iconic artist Geoff Senior, whoıs wielding his pencils and inks for the new
Transformers generation.

Once those shapeshifting robots have you hooked, it seems thereıs no escape:
Transformers Comic editor Steve White started life as a humble colourist on
Marvelıs Transformers title way back in Œ86. Now heıs transformed into the
driving force behind this title.

Steve White, Editor of Transformers Comic said:
Itıs been kind of weird to be returning to Transformers after 20 years,
especially as itıs with all the same faces I worked with originally _ Simon,
Geoff, Andy Wildman, Robin Smith, Richard Starkings. Feels like Iıve slipped
back in time. But then you take one look at the movie and you realize just
how false that assumption is! Even the comics represent a quantum jump in
technology, and I think weıll find we have a whole new generation of fans
whoıll go see the movie and pick up the comic _ and have no idea about the
longevity of the franchise and how itıs evolved! Most of them probably wonıt
have been born when I first worked on Transformers _ but the talent of the
artists and writer are still there and itıs going to be brilliant!

Kids can catch up with the Transformers characters every four weeks with
Transformers Comic, on sale at all good retailers from 19 July, priced
£2.60.


Probably sent to someone here as well, but snaffled from Besters;
http://transfans.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6639

Incidentally, Titan do DD subs at £6.25 for 3 issues... for a 52 page comic, delivered, that seems astonishing value...
 
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