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Old 2007-02-05, 01:11 PM   #1
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http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stori.../04/idwmay.htm

Bit more info on the various trade reprints. Plus the Megatron origin miniseries and other stuff.

Will add spoiler-free version into the comics solicits thread later.

edit: Also...

IDW writeup of Spotlight: Kup, Target 2006 and other stuff --

http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/tfkup.shtml


 
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Old 2007-02-05, 02:37 PM   #2
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D*mn May's gonna be an expensive month!
 
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Old 2007-02-05, 05:16 PM   #3
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See my 'Malevolent Dawn' story in the Creative section on Seibertron.com for an earlier version of the Megatron Origin story.
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Old 2007-02-06, 12:02 AM   #4
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James Hill. Twenty years ago.

http://tfarchive.com/comics/marvel/?s=1986#4
 
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Old 2007-02-06, 12:16 PM   #5
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Wait until May and see if this old story (which I know well) is more similar to the new IDW story, or if my fanfic is more similar.
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Old 2007-02-06, 07:55 PM   #6
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It's a generic concept (as is, say, all apocalypse science fiction) differentiated by dialogue, cast and assembly.

Can't see Furman bothering to steal from fanfic.
 
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Old 2007-02-06, 08:11 PM   #7
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The "best of" collections seem a bit pointless if the contents list for the Battles one is representive- Random issues from multi-part stories.
 
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Old 2007-02-06, 08:48 PM   #8
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It's a generic concept (as is, say, all apocalypse science fiction) differentiated by dialogue, cast and assembly.

Can't see Furman bothering to steal from fanfic.
According to the solicitations it's not written by Furman

But i would agree that the idea that IDW is robbing fanfics is ridiculous (as is the notion that just one fanfic delves into Megatron's background), unless there is something more to back it up than "i wrote this fanfic about Megatron's past so this is a rip off obviously"
 
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Old 2007-02-06, 09:12 PM   #9
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According to the solicitations it's not written by Furman
Cool. Hadn't noticed that. Though he's still continuity coordinator (no chance of things happening like DWG1V3 where a writer flashes back to an earlier series without telling the writer of that series.)
 
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Old 2007-02-06, 09:29 PM   #10
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Ah good. Hopefully with Furman busy with the origin of the Movieverse we'll still have a quality origin of the IDWverse.
 
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Old 2007-02-06, 09:31 PM   #11
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IDW writeup of Spotlight: Kup, Target 2006 and other stuff --

http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/tfkup.shtml


 
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Old 2007-02-06, 11:16 PM   #12
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Also, this is being reported elsewhere as a possible additional new logo for Transformers... personally I think it's just a placeholder...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re.../-/160010066X/
 
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Old 2007-02-07, 11:41 AM   #13
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...but dey know wassa good stuff to inspire dem! Respec.
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Old 2007-02-07, 01:09 PM   #14
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Writers are not gods. Ideas do not grow on trees. Nothing is new under the sun.

Writers need to search around for material, especially in relevant sources such as fanfic. The normal practice is to cut the material into pieces (concepts, phrases, scenes, etc.) and rearrange them into original compositions...

I once wrote a short story and sent it to 2000AD comic. The main concepts in that story soon showed up in the comic and I got nothing out of it except these feelings - :rolleyes:
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Old 2007-02-08, 09:44 AM   #15
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So is the thirty odd page length normal for the T:2006 reprints, or just for the first issue to cover the unever number of parts?
 
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Old 2007-02-08, 09:49 AM   #16
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The last issue will have ads/previews cut to fit it all into five.
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Writers are not gods. Ideas do not grow on trees. Nothing is new under the sun.

Writers need to search around for material, especially in relevant sources such as fanfic. The normal practice is to cut the material into pieces (concepts, phrases, scenes, etc.) and rearrange them into original compositions...
Which slightly skirts around all fanfic being very derivative in the first place... the main difference being that plagiarism requires intention, which fanfic has in spades but commercial writers actively have to avoid...
 
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Old 2007-02-08, 10:21 AM   #17
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The last issue will have ads/previews cut to fit it all into five.
Awww. I'd have thrown in ...And There Shall Come A Leader! or somesuch to pad it out.
 
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Old 2007-02-08, 12:25 PM   #18
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It is odd that online access to my fanfic section on Seibertron.com has been blocked for several days now, despite my reporting the problem to them. Why could this be?!
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Old 2007-02-08, 12:41 PM   #19
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It is odd that online access to my fanfic section on Seibertron.com has been blocked for several days now, despite my reporting the problem to them. Why could this be?!
Because chunks of the site are or have been non-functional for the past couple of weeks? (eg, The message boards dumped when something went wrong.)

Of course, it could be part of a wide-reaching conspiracy.

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Awww. I'd have thrown in ...And There Shall Come A Leader! or somesuch to pad it out.
Likewise. I hope there'll be some short story picks at some point, ditto for unreprinted stuff.
 
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Old 2007-02-08, 01:03 PM   #20
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I was reading Razzle the other day and it sounded strangely familiar...

Checked the bit of that other site that works, and well... they've only gone and knicked your bumsex odyssey, jus tlike IDW took your Megatron story.

If I were you, I wouldn't publish anything on a free to use website ever again, or saving that sue IDW, or saving that wheep gently, or saving that kill yourself.
 
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