The Transformers Archive Skip to main content / Also skip section headers

[The Transformers Archive - an international fan site]
Please feel free to log in or register.

 
  • transformers toys
  • transformers comics
  • transformers cartoon
  • transformers live-action movies
  • transformers fandom
  • transformers forum

Go Back   TFARCHIVE > TRANSFORMERS > Transformers Media & Fandom > New Comics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2014-11-09, 08:40 PM   #81
Auntie Slag
Satisfaction guaranteed !
 
Auntie Slag's Avatar
 
Cambridge, UK
Default

I'd have no problem with Roller being Tarn, I guess the interesting thing will be the dialogue that Tarn is going to come out with upon being unmasked, and where it goes from there. Does Tarn know anything about Terminus, has he been involved in Terminus' abduction? Is (or was) Tarn pals with Prowl?

Has Chase bought enough bananas to last the week?
 
Auntie Slag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-09, 08:54 PM   #82
inflatable dalek
Duke of Kidderminster
 
inflatable dalek's Avatar
 
Kidderminster UK
Default

"Tarn... why do you wear that mask on your face?"
"What mask?"
"Oh... sorry".
 
inflatable dalek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-09, 09:15 PM   #83
Red Dave Prime
Assistant Comic Reviewer
 
Red Dave Prime's Avatar
 
Ireland
Default

We've been looking at this all wrong.

I know who tarn is...

It's old man smithers, from the abandoned amusement park.

He would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for us snooping kids.
 
Red Dave Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-09, 10:32 PM   #84
Auntie Slag
Satisfaction guaranteed !
 
Auntie Slag's Avatar
 
Cambridge, UK
Default

Actually Tarn used to be a semi-successful dairy farmer. Used to go by the name Emmerdale Tarn.
 
Auntie Slag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-09, 10:50 PM   #85
Red Dave Prime
Assistant Comic Reviewer
 
Red Dave Prime's Avatar
 
Ireland
Default

Snap! You are on fire auntie slag.
 
Red Dave Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-09, 11:51 PM   #86
Auntie Slag
Satisfaction guaranteed !
 
Auntie Slag's Avatar
 
Cambridge, UK
Default

... And Aussie pop songstress Natalie Imbruglia did a song called 'Tarn'.
 
Auntie Slag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-11, 09:10 PM   #87
inflatable dalek
Duke of Kidderminster
 
inflatable dalek's Avatar
 
Kidderminster UK
Red face

And let's not forget Michael Palin's classic TV show exploring the grizzly fate of the previous wearers of the mask, Ripping Tarns.
 
inflatable dalek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-11, 09:28 PM   #88
Auntie Slag
Satisfaction guaranteed !
 
Auntie Slag's Avatar
 
Cambridge, UK
Default

And the perennial pop hit by The Byrds; 'Tarn Tarn Tarn'.
 
Auntie Slag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 08:58 AM   #89
inflatable dalek
Duke of Kidderminster
 
inflatable dalek's Avatar
 
Kidderminster UK
Default

Let's just remember not to Tarn all the Decepticons with the same brush.
 
inflatable dalek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 09:47 AM   #90
Rack 'n Ruin
Unregistered User
 
Rack 'n Ruin's Avatar
 
Debris, UK
Default

Please, please, please Mr. Roberts, can we have a "Tarn 'n Blast" letters page added to MTMTE. All letters should be answered with extreme Decepticon zealotry and random accusations of lack of faith. Make it so, Jim...
 

Wreck and Rule!
Rack 'n Ruin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 01:48 PM   #91
Skyquake87
One with the Matrix
 
Skyquake87's Avatar
 
Default

Ha! That would be awesome.

I have read this issue (finally) and really enjoyed it. Probably not much else I can add to what all you cleverclogs have said.

I must be the only person whom wasn't surprised by Bluestreak wanting to find out if they had a 'friend or foe' on discovering Vos' charred body (repaired and cleaned up by the magic of Energon - was he doing that silly 'fade to black' Transformers are supposed to do when they die?) . The war has only recently ended, and I am sure that will leave scars in the form of deep rooted mistrust, prejudice and all the rest. Much like how English society's view of foreigners is forever tainted by winning two world wars having held most of the world in our grasp during the age of Empire. So I think his and Mainframe's refusal to help wasn't unexpected at all.

In terms of the yucky business of brain tampering, I'd agree that this is just the worst. Far better to die than live as a shell of whom you once were. Even inother fiction ...1984, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, watching Brazil and that silly film Zack Snyder did a few years ago ...Sucker Punch! - that stuff gives me the chills. I can't imagine how many botched lobotomy paitents there were out there just left as dribbling sacks of meat unable to do anything for themselves. That, shock therapy and all the other grim methods of managing mental problems are one of the less impressive facets of human development. There's probably an argument that medication isn't much better either, given how some people can be affected by that as well. Transformers having similar objectionable methods of co-ertion and control in order to protect the machinery of society doesn't suprise me in the slightest, hell we all still use psychological warfare against our enemies to break them and bend them to our will. All that stuff out of Guantanamo, let alone what happens to those poor f**ks get kidnapped, held and eventually beheaded on the internet.

Rojo's art was good, nice expressions, but his robots...I dunno, it all looks like they have planks for legs.

Be interesting to see what Brainstorm has quantum leaped into do ... probably not to 'put right what once went wrong'.
 
Skyquake87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 06:47 PM   #92
Skyquake87
One with the Matrix
 
Skyquake87's Avatar
 
Default

Also : Your reputations are all Tarn-ished for such terrible puns...
 
Skyquake87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 07:16 PM   #93
inflatable dalek
Duke of Kidderminster
 
inflatable dalek's Avatar
 
Kidderminster UK
Default

But it's to late to shut the Tarn door, the horse has bolted.
 
inflatable dalek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 07:47 PM   #94
Red Dave Prime
Assistant Comic Reviewer
 
Red Dave Prime's Avatar
 
Ireland
Default

God Tarn you Dalek...
 
Red Dave Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 10:48 PM   #95
Auntie Slag
Satisfaction guaranteed !
 
Auntie Slag's Avatar
 
Cambridge, UK
Default

One good Tarn...

To carry on Skyquake's comments; I found the art interesting. I really liked the use of colour (ok, that’s a separate issue), and I didn’t find the artwork half as jarring as I used to when it was somebody who wasn’t Milne. Someone else mentioned the fact that nobody can agree on what Bluestreak is supposed to look like, and they all (the Autobots in this issue) have a rather generic look i.e. in some panels they seem little more than blocky men. Bluestreak in particular is missing his wing doors, whilst his bonnet chest seems to have been folded down. I’ve never been a fan of making Transformers look as human as possible. Andrew Wildman had a proper knack for that, making his robots look like people wearing boxy suits and snarling/yelling with a bit of saliva trailing.

On the plus side, had Milne drawn this issue I think I would be thoroughly disturbed at the sight of the Trailcutter/Kaon outcome, as well as Trepan’s brain fiddling. The art really gave a voice to the writing, like the less busy panels let the dialogue breathe, which seemed particularly important for this issue.

What I find now is that for all my previous bitching and moaning I do appreciate what every other artist has brought to this comic whilst Milne is off sunning himself in the Caribbean. Last years annual appears very cool now, and I really like the guy who drew the issue containing Tripodeca’s sendoff. He really nailed Chromedome’s sadness, Brainstorm’s mix of care and other-agenda-ness and the weight and silence of big robots. I especially loved the way he drew Chromedome’s shattered arm.
 

Last edited by Auntie Slag; 2014-11-12 at 11:04 PM.
Auntie Slag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 11:08 PM   #96
Inaction Master
Slacker, slower, more slothful
 
Inaction Master's Avatar
 
Default

Is it too late to Tarn a phrase?
 

Inaction Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 11:14 PM   #97
Unicron
Time for plan bee-weeoop
 
Unicron's Avatar
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inaction Master View Post
Is it too late to Tarn a phrase?
No, it's too late. You're not allowed to take a Tarn.
 
Unicron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-12, 11:33 PM   #98
Auntie Slag
Satisfaction guaranteed !
 
Auntie Slag's Avatar
 
Cambridge, UK
Default

See, this is why we'd benefit from an Intarn.
 
Auntie Slag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-13, 01:51 AM   #99
Unicron
Time for plan bee-weeoop
 
Unicron's Avatar
 
Default

Wow, we've really tarnished this fine thread with this gag. I feel sorry for any new person who sees this, tarns and runs away without looking back.
 
Unicron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2014-11-13, 07:10 AM   #100
Auntie Slag
Satisfaction guaranteed !
 
Auntie Slag's Avatar
 
Cambridge, UK
Default

... Never to retarn.
 
Auntie Slag is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
 
 
[the-hub.co.uk]
[transfans.co.uk]
[oneshallstand]
[unicron.com]
[counter-x.net]
[ntfa.net]
[allspark.com]
[transformertoys.co.uk]
[tfu.info]
[botchthecrab.com]
[obscure_tf]
[tfradio.net]
 

[TFArchive button]
Link graphics...

BOOKMARK US
Or in FF, hit Ctrl+D.