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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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#41 Cradok

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:05 AM

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.

 

Back when I was still reading Marvel full time before AvX pissed me off enough to quit, I had a list of ten or so writers who I felt were the best that they had at the time - Peter David, Chris Gage, Slott, others I've forgotten in the six years since, and not one of them was ever on the 'superstar' list that always got to go to the retreats, none of them ever did the big crossover events, they were always getting pulled left and right by those big events.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Heh, well, I think Slott qualifies now, but... his quality maybe hasn't held up so well.
Personally, I think Ewing and David Walker are the best current Marvel writers and the ones most deserving of being "big names". Saladin Ahmed, too, though he's only written on comic so far.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

Phi. Ultimate Spider Man was lame and I completely didn't understand what it was so good. He's Alias, New Avengers and X-Men is completely different story. Maybe he will make me interested in DC again after this awful Lamebirth.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

Another big change: Alonso's out, and... "C.B. Cebulski" is in as editor-in-chief. Now if we can just get rid of Brevoort and Perlmutter...


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Cebulski might actually be good. I remember loving a lot of the stuff he edited (including the first Rubaways series by BKV).

Thank god Axels gone. He took Marvel from Quesadas heights to this shithole its in right now.

Lets hope CB steers the company back to being actually goddamn readable as a whole.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

Geez, Cebulski isn't a name I've heard in, like, a decade.

How rough was that writer's retreat?


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

He's been a big deal for Marvel for many years at this point, though not, like, in America. I'm not terribly surprised he was their pick.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

Cebulski might actually be good. I remember loving a lot of the stuff he edited (including the first Rubaways series by BKV).
 

 

Rubaway's, Marvel's porn parodies already starting? :p


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:00 AM

Cebulski has mostly been working as an talent scout the last few years, and has a rep for finding quality. He used to do portfolio reviews at an Irish con, and I know that people would come from all over to see him. Hopefully that carries over well to being EiC.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

Maybe this time artists and writers will come to Marvel instead of leaving, eh?

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

So, solications are out and a few things have popped up.

 

Dan Slott is leaving Amazing Spider-Man, finally.

 

Secondly, Marvel just canceled a load of books.  Among them Captain Marvel, Generation X, America, The Unbelievable Gwenpool, Luke Cage and Defenders ; though Captain Marvel is likely joining GotG in the "Getting put on hiatus while this Infinity Countdown event plays out"

 

Additionally, Hawkeye and Champions have solicitations suggestive of them ending as well, though those could be red herrings.

 

I see people saying Iceman and She-Hulk are in that pile as well, but I dunno where they're getting that info from.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

not my Gwenpool! =[


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

Also, apparently Jim Starlin has cut ties with Marvel, citing the fact that upcoming storylines in the Thanos ongoing basically retread material he was actively working on for the upcoming Thanos graphic novels, making his work redundant.  This was after being rejected as the writer for the Thanos ongoing.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:16 PM

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

Starlin has contributed so much to Marvel's mythology, but no power on Earth would make me buy a book he worked on this century. That said, he's a Claremont, a Furman, a Hama... I think there should always be room for him to work on those characters in some capacity. Just stick him in his own little corner like Larry on RAH or Furman on RG1 and let him go crazy. Nobody working on the other books needs to ever give it a second thought, and he gets to keep playing with those toys he gave us. 

 

Gwenpool is a great loss. I'm sad to see GenX axed, although I haven't actually read an issue yet. 


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:14 AM

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.

 
I think that's missing the forest for the trees.  Starlin's big beef is that the series they DID let him work on is itself being made irrelevant by way of the work being done on the ongoing.

"Just to set the record straight, Marvel Comics didn't pull me off any books, they just made it clear they weren't interested in using me on any of the tie-in series to the movies or regular series. Even though I lobbied heavily to write the Thanos on-going that task was twice given to other writers, which is Marvel Editorial's right to do.[/size]
 
"What I objected to and what will be keep me from doing any further work for Marvel Editorial was Tom Brevoort approving a plot for the current on-going series, which was pretty much the same as the Thanos story arc in the graphic novel trilogy Alan Davis and I have been working on for Tom for close to the past year. He had 200 pages of script and 100 pages of pencils on this project when he gave the green light to a strikingly similar plot. The on-going will be in print before the graphic novel trilogy. To avoid spoiling anyone's enjoyment of these two stories I will not be summarizing the striking similarities.
 
"At first Tom denied giving his approval to the plot. When that turned out to be false, he switched to claiming there was nothing similar about the two plots. When that didnt fly he changed his story to it was all an accident. These changes of excuse and other bits of procrastination ate up a month, by which time the current Thanos on-going art team was too far along for anything to be done about the situation. Too bad for me. So I am moving on.
 
"And, yes, Marvel Entertainment has treated me very well and generously. Them I like."


That said, Starlin has a habit of being fussy, so we'll see how long this sticks and if Marvel bothers to try to win him back (again).

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:26 AM

 

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.

 
I think that's missing the forest for the trees.  Starlin's big beef is that the series they DID let him work on is itself being made irrelevant by way of the work being done on the ongoing

Starlin's been in comics long enough to know that the next writer could completely ignore what you've built.

 

The ongoing's been pretty good, though. Perhaps its reception is making him angry when compared to his own work.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:03 AM

Except this isn't the "next writer" this is Starlin being preempted by someone doing a similar storyline, before his story has even had a chance to be published (but well after hundreds of pages have been turned in) and then getting the runaround (being outright lied to according to his account) when he tried to point this out.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:34 AM

So Gwenpool, America, *and* Iceman are cancelled? 
 
Dan Slott's gone? 
 
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I was debating whether or not to make the trek to the main area comic shop given that I can't shake this cold (night shift outside in the cold, so...) but I guess I may just brave it to see how people are taking the news of all these cancellations. 
 
That being said though, I'm hoping no one cancels the Spider-Man comic strip (https://comicskingdo...-man/2017-12-20 ; delete the date to go to whatever the newest strip is). It's how I get my Marvel fix when I can't run up there. 

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:06 AM

Dan Slott is leaving Spider-Man but he may stick around Marvel on another title.

Hopefully the speculation on his replacement is false. (Nick Spencer *shudder*)

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