IDW Publishing Transformers Panel at TFNation Coverage
Allspark reporter Jalaguy is attending the TFNation convention and has been live Tweeting the IDW Transformers panel. We have lots of news on upcoming storylines and events, so please be aware that there are spoilers ahead!
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TFNATION IDW PANEL RECAP
IDW decided to renumber everything following Revolution. Lost Light was the only option considered for the new title. Roberts wishes they hadn’t had to renumber, but does prefer the title (and logo) for Lost Light. Had the renumber not happened, the mutineers would have been revisited for ~5-6 issues *before* the Functionist Universe storyline.
Rook has remained with the other Protectobots and will be in Lost Light!
Lug based on TR Rewind, Rapidfire based on ROTF Stockade.
Had she been introduced then, would have had a different role in the story.
The decision to leave Megatron in the Functionist Universe wasn’t always the plan, he’d originally been going to stay around.
Lawrence had begun drawing his references for Lost Light ship locations before learning the whole first arc would be in the Func. Universe.
Without Megatron, the DJD wouldn’t have become season villains, and would’ve met the Scavengers again.
Lawrence draws his own reference art for existing designs, to avoid unintentionally aping art style instead of just design.
Megatron is the biggest change from the original beginning-middle-end, we’re beyond the halfway point.
Pivotal story for the Scavengers. Then, another Big Important Story. Lots of returning characters, everything dredged up. Epic!