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by Housewife2000
Mon May 22, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: The Transformers Partwork Discussion Thread.
Replies: 144
Views: 56174

I still can't believe that they're ignoring G2. It's easily one of my favourite runs - it's bold and different, yet builds on the past; it's strikingly stylised, thematically coherent (even if one of those themes is the dumb-as-anything "genetic morality") - and is one of the few comic book series w...
by Housewife2000
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: Combiner Wars
Replies: 51
Views: 16365

There were three big problems with Combiner Wars for me. Firstly, the threat: targeting Caminus, a world we've barely glimpsed, meant we had no real investment in what happened to it. There were no characters there we knew well enough to care about. If the Combiner battle took place in Iacon and saw...
by Housewife2000
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers VS GI Joe #4
Replies: 19
Views: 4509

This comic is amazing. I love every new reinvention and reference, and the experimental layouts are incredible.
by Housewife2000
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Nova Prime / Leige Maximo
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

I spotted it on the tfwiki . I kind of like the parallel, and it wouldn't be a massive continuity upheaval to believe Marvel's 'Prime Nova' went bad, the Matrix passed to Sentinel and Nova ended up heading off planet with the G2 Decepticons, taking on the Liege title. In Marvel he founded an Empire,...
by Housewife2000
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Nova Prime / Leige Maximo
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Nova Prime / Leige Maximo

I haven't seen this theory aired before, so apologies if it has. Is IDW Nova Prime an analogue for Marvel's Liege Maximo? They both represent long lost Cybertronians interested in Imperialistic expansionism. They both have a high ranking subordinate called Jhiaxus. Furman even indicated that he had ...
by Housewife2000
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: 2012 State of the Union.
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

This has been the best year for Transformers comics in a long, long time. And that's pretty much solely down to MTMTE. It's not without flaws, but I absolutely adore it. It beats pretty much all the capes and Indie comics I've read in 2012 purely for entertainment value: it's funny, clever, full of ...
by Housewife2000
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: The Inflatable Dalek's Read-Along Eugenesis Thread.
Replies: 26
Views: 7553

Having just finished reading this over the last month, I concur with the general thoughts here - Eugenesis is a fantastic collection of scenes and moments, but doesn't quite hold together as a whole novel. It takes a long time to get going, particularly as the opening Quintesson attacks are hugely s...
by Housewife2000
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Generations/Fall of Cybertron Toys
Replies: 111
Views: 39553

I dunno, as retool / repaints go, I think the Wreckers one is great. Not only is it a giant Marvel UK / LSOTW homage with the individual bots, but the combined mode head looks like a nod to Xarron. Sure Impactor needs more purple, and Topspin and Whirl need more blue, but they all have good lookin' ...
by Housewife2000
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: The Clifford J. Umper Patented Earthforce-o-meter
Replies: 12
Views: 2924

I realise I’m resurrecting an old thread here, but I’ve been re-reading Earthforce myself recently, and I was struck by a thought (and apologies if this has been voiced elsewhere): were these stories actually intended to run between / contemporaneously with The Price of Life (#309, 310 – Grimlock re...
by Housewife2000
Tue May 15, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season One #1-22
Replies: 399
Views: 140846

Let me see if I can summarise this: In issue 1, Horri-Bull is executed by Bumblebee for essentially being a bully and thug. Bee didn’t try and find a way to incapacitate him. In 2, Skywarp is beaten (and presumably arrested) for attempting an assassination, whilst Ratbat – who masterminded the plot ...
by Housewife2000
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BBC The Fades (and a TF artist)
Replies: 0
Views: 933

BBC The Fades (and a TF artist)

A little TF related bit of trivia for anyone who enjoyed episode 1 of The Fades on BBC3 in the UK last week: the storyboards for the first half of the series were illustrated by Andrew Wildman . A snapshot of one of the boards has gone up on the official Facebook account as a teaser for tomorrow nig...
by Housewife2000
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: New toys for 2010/post-movie
Replies: 238
Views: 45591

Legends Cars and Deluxe cons scale pretty close: circa 1.70 - 1.80 scale: Legends: The cars - Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Sideways etc Scouts: Breacher, Ransack, Skytalker etc Deluxe: Proto Prime, Soundwave, Dirge, Tomahawk, Terradive etc Voyager: Seaspray, Starscream, Megatron, Mindwipe 1.40 - 1.50 scale...
by Housewife2000
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers #1-6 (Ongoing) / Vol. 1 TPB
Replies: 97
Views: 18222

Spotlight Shockwave is set roughly 600,000 years ago, when the war definitely was raging. Whether it's millions or thousands of years, it doesn't make sense and it never has. In any incarnation of the franchise, the Transformers assume present day alt modes and interact with present day humans - the...
by Housewife2000
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers #1-6 (Ongoing) / Vol. 1 TPB
Replies: 97
Views: 18222

Don't get me wrong – I think that not learning anything is really contrived too. Ultimately, that's why the "millions of years" concept is a dead weight around the franchise's fiction – it suggests the Transformers have all lived practically forever, roaming the universe, getting in adventures and b...
by Housewife2000
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers #1-6 (Ongoing) / Vol. 1 TPB
Replies: 97
Views: 18222

I'll also play Devil's Advocate for a second and suggest that Thundercracker may never have visited another populated planet in this continuity before. And who's to say that having your more philosophical warriors sympathising with the locals isn't a regular problem for the Decepticon army? There co...
by Housewife2000
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers #1-6 (Ongoing) / Vol. 1 TPB
Replies: 97
Views: 18222

I really enjoyed it. The ongoing plot is a lot more interesting than the standard Prime v Megs setup, and I think it will be a shame if they reset each faction's authority in a few issues time. I love Don's art in terms of its fantastic detail and cleverly thought out transforms and redesigns, but I...
by Housewife2000
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1 Preview
Replies: 19
Views: 3950

Overlord as Caligula? Kick ass.
by Housewife2000
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers #1-6 (Ongoing) / Vol. 1 TPB
Replies: 97
Views: 18222

Just read #1 and #2 back to back and I enjoyed them. The concept, dialogue, plot and execution are all strong, and faces aside, I love the art. Of course, the continuity is terrible – there’s no escaping the fact that the creators are not reading / acknowledging their predecessors or contemporaries ...
by Housewife2000
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: San Diego Comic-Con Coverage
Replies: 38
Views: 6381

If the ROTF line now has Fallen, Bludgeon and Mindwipe figures, I wonder if there's a Bugly in the works?

Edit: Did they say how Mindwipe and Skystalker interact?
by Housewife2000
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Reassessing plot aspects of TF:TM in light of Revenge of the Fallen [SPOILERS for the latter, natch]
Replies: 40
Views: 5327

Except that Prime sill came back in the end. Which - as you might imagine - I really disliked. It felt like a cop out. I didn't catch any of season 3 or Prime's return until many years later, so as a kid all I had to go on was the UK comics in which Rodimus Prime was the defacto future leader. Thin...