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Old 2007-10-28, 11:50 PM   #1
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When did Rumble start using the familiar pile drivers in comic?

Don't entirely trust my memory here, but IIRC it was something the comics lifted from the cartoon after a certain point, much as the cartoon lifted the idea of a matrix being something the Autobot leader carried...
 
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Old 2007-10-29, 12:48 AM   #2
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I can't remember him ever using them in the UK marvel run, just in the '86 movie adaptation. I'm not very good at remembering things.
 
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Old 2007-10-29, 01:08 AM   #3
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Mmm, I (automatically) worded the question a bit off initially -- am including more recent comics such as DW/IDW and any of the convention stuff if anyone has examples...

edit: He's definitely got them in G2, using them in #6.

Also UK #44 + UK #29, which is the earliest I can find. So it's Furman's borrowing of the dambusters that's the source, apparently.
 
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Old 2007-10-29, 01:46 AM   #4
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arr... that'll be my hens. Must go feed the chickens...

Taken from more than meets the eye part 2 then, I presume. It being the same story et al. I wondered when his torso-drums spontaneously vanished.
 
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Old 2007-10-29, 04:06 AM   #5
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Taken from more than meets the eye part 2 then, I presume. It being the same story et al. I wondered when his torso-drums spontaneously vanished.
How many times did he actually use them, though? Off the top of my head that version of Rumble's earthquake-making only showed up in the first four-issue mini. It wouldn't be the only special ability that didn't make it into the regular series.

Bit of a shame, really. Mechanically-generated ground-waves make a lot more sense as an earthquake generating mechanism than a dwarf punching the ground...
 
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Old 2007-10-29, 04:15 AM   #6
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Yup. Not quite as silly as the leap in logic between US #2 and #3... one minute it's drums and transferred vibration, the next the little guy is jumping up and down to produce big cracks...

There's a scene in UK #18 where Rumble just presses a hand to the ground to transfer vibration. Furman was clearly aware of the earlier introduced power, but gave it up when adapting the TV story.
 
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Old 2007-10-29, 04:40 AM   #7
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Bit of a shame, really. Mechanically-generated ground-waves make a lot more sense as an earthquake generating mechanism than a dwarf punching the ground...
I have a soft spot for the somewhat over-the-top piledriver technique. Poetic licence wotnot. It's an effective trademark too. In a subtler, less colourful universe setting perhaps... but a daft visual gimmick helped set him apart. Suits the character too.

Not sure which I'd go for if I were to draw the guy though... Probably the torso-drums.
 
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Old 2007-10-29, 08:02 AM   #8
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The original version made it look as if he was drunkenly shaking his arse on the dancefloor.
 
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