Comic Bom-Bom: Scramble City
“Comic Bom-Bom: Scramble City”
Formatting: Might Gaine
Source: Comic Bom-Bom, Jan to Nov 1986
Note: For this article we decided to leave the text untranslated.
Each member of Studio OX seems to excel in different areas: Nonaka Tsuyoshi provides clear and detailed line art for characters.Tanizaki Akira leaves a big impression with dynamic poses and shading… his art announcing the death of Convoy is outright traumatizing, with Convoy missing part of a leg, and bleeding oil from several stakes that pierce his limbs. Geez! This particular illustration overdid it a bit, but Tanizaki’s art for Galvatron, Superion/Menasor, and other Scramble City mainstays shows why he may be the most talented TF artist of the 1980’s. Where is this guy now?
It’s a shame that Bom-Bom largely concluded its TF coverage just after the beginning of Headmasters, since its pages appealed to an audience a few years older than that of TV Magazine, and gave us lots of details we might not have otherwise. Since the popularity of Transformers arguably began a slow decline with Headmasters, it seems likely that Takara wanted to focus their marketing efforts at their core audience, the younger children that read TV Magazine. Who knows where Bom-Bom’s contribution to the brand might have lead had its coverage continued throughout G1?
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