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@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.


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#21 Zodberg

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:01 PM

Who dislikes Ultimate Spidey? I feel like time had eroded all the whiners away.
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#22 The Magic Man

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

Who dislikes Ultimate Spidey? I feel like time had eroded all the whiners away.


Well, even without all the specials and tie ins and mini he wrote, he's still written 219 issues of that book as of today. It's had it's highs and lows.

I mean I'M excited to get Bendis stories in a new setting, but if people don't like it, they don't like it.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

I liked a lot of what he wrote with Ultimate Spider-Man, it's my second favorite thing he did while at Marvel. First would be this:

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

Other than Fear Itself* souring me on Bendis in general, what actually made me drop Ultimate Spider-Man was the Ultimate Fallout miniseries that followed the death of Peter Parker story. A six issue weekly series for $3.99 an issue back when 90% of what I bought from Marvel and DC was $2.99, with at least part of the series focused on the Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men, which I'd totally lost interest in years before at that point. I don't think I'd even bat an eye at that price structure these days.

 

*Pretty sure the Avengers tie-in I remember was an evil possessed Thing slugging it out with Thor or one of the Hulks for the entire issue. Holy crap that didn't play to Bendis's strengths.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

I dunno...while ive never been a huge fan of "The great one", I will say the time period from Disassembled to Siege is one of my personal fave marvel times (the other being hickmans time on avengers building to secret wars).

 

I always feel like, much with WWE owing everything to one storyline (the union) and all the good and ills that have come since, marvel owes everything modern to that one story, Disassembled, and the associated good and ills that have come since.

 

So, let bendis play to his strengths, which are apparently gritty talky books and teenagers with problems, and give him The Question and Blue Beetle.


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#26 LiamA

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

Wow!  The man whose writing style caused Geoff Johns to go to DC is now working for DC.



#27 Internet Jesus

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:20 AM

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!


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#28 Cradok

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

 

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!

 

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:39 AM


Ill take that deal for Marvel. Hes had misses, but Ive enjoyed more Johns comics despite his quirks than I have Bendiss stuff.

-ZacWilliam, both do good work in a very small fraction of comic genres but honestly Johns strengths are in the type of book I like and Bendiss are the types Im generally not interested in.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:44 PM

Yes! Geoff Johns get traditional superheroics. He might get TOO traditional (legacy!) and does go overboard with the overkill but he does epic as epic as can be.

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#31 Zodberg

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

but Geoff Johns already wrote Avengers during the period when nobody was paying attention.

 

What turned things around- Big events like Avengers Disassembled? Brian Bendis as the writer? Or good timing as Marvel and DC just happened to catch a ton of readers drawn to comics from the 80s revival? Or a boost in readership from a constant stream of new movies starring the Avengers? Maybe a mix of all those factors.


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#32 The Magic Man

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

but Geoff Johns already wrote Avengers during the period when nobody was paying attention.

What turned things around- Big events like Avengers Disassembled? Brian Bendis as the writer? Or good timing as Marvel and DC just happened to catch a ton of readers drawn to comics from the 80s revival? Or a boost in readership from a constant stream of new movies starring the Avengers? Maybe a mix of all those factors.

The "revival" of sales for Avengers books happened around 2003-2006. So its definitly the first two. Bendis moving wouldnt be a big deal if it wasnt

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#33 Johnny Here

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:51 PM



 

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!

 
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Get rid of them both!

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:45 PM

This is big news. I think Bendis has been with Marvel for so long that a change is overdue, so I hope this whole thing works out for them. It's a few years since I loved something he wrote, but I find it hard to get behind a lot of the bashing.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


Al Ewing can't be Johns, he doesn't fetishize dead parents nearly enough.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:02 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


Ewing is a great writer

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

I liked a lot of Bendis' stuff:

 

Ultimate spiderman

Ultimate doomsday

Ultimate Power

Secret War

New Avengers

Alias

Spider-men

His Guardians run was fun

 

I feel he get's dumped on a lot online a: because it's the internet, and dumping on people can become a popular meme in itself and b: he did actually write some crap - end of the ultimate universe, Age of Ultron.

 

But then Who HASN'T written crap at some point? So I am rather sad to see him go, but I'm interested to see what he'll come up with.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

He has certainly done a lot of great work. And while I personally have little interest in cataloging his faults, I suspect that a compelling case could easily be constructed to argue that he has been with Marvel so long that at best he needs a change of scenery to revitalise his work. At less best, perhaps he has degenerated into a lazy parody of his previous self.

Will a move to DC produce work that appeases his recent critics? One wonders.

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#40 D Immortalis

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

just for poops and giggles they should put bendis on a book based on Earth-7 i think, which is the marvel earth (7 and 8 are both marvel earths, one of them is ultimate and i forget which one), Drawn by John Romita Jr.


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