How worried were you about doing Marvel references for Classics and OMAM and the like-Lisa's clearly meant to be a mutant, and Teklaans are stand-ins for the Mekkans, with Cergo as Torgo.
Some background on how those names and characters came to be:
Elizabeth actually started her life as a reference to GI Joe character Carla Greer, since the GIJCC FSS version of the character was due out shortly after OMAM started (So she was originally Carla Elizabeth Greer). However, it was quickly decided to double back to the original Transformers comics and strengthen those bonds rather than make yet another a GI Joe reference in a Fun Pub comic. So "Elizabeth" became a way to embrace "our" character while at the same time serving as an in-reference to the conceptual stages.
Cergo and the Teklaans... Cergo was actually meant as a successor to Torgo. I speculated that since there were no humans, there were no Fantastic Four, and thus no one to save Torgo from the Skrulls' gladiator pits. Without Torgo's return to Mekka to ensure that its state of social stagnation continued, groups such as the Teklaans were allowed to rise and follow their own interpretation of their programming - IE terraform other worlds rather than simply maintain their own. So they too got to become something new and different.
Edited by NightViper, 22 May 2017 - 11:40 AM.