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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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#1 Wildwade

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:10 PM

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/

 

Galaxies ends with # 13.



#2 PFConvoy

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:16 PM

Is that Gundam Ultra Magnus?



#3 Undead Scottsman

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:41 PM

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/
 
Galaxies ends with # 13.


Last issue appears to be issue #12, unless I'm misreading?

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#4 Wildwade

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:55 PM

 

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/
 
Galaxies ends with # 13.


Last issue appears to be issue #12, unless I'm misreading?

 

Yeah, my bad.  Typo.



#5 Maruten

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:18 PM

Well. Okay then. So much for that experiment.

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:43 PM

They ran out of ways to eat poop.

 

EDIT: I love anthology books and always have, but it's been a truism in the business for at least twenty years that they aren't successful, and I imagine this is yet another data point supporting that.


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#7 Maruten

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 03:31 AM

Yeah. It's sad but hardly shocking. Good on them for giving it a crack. I wonder if it might have lasted slightly longer if they hadn't been wrecked by pandemic problems.

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 04:54 AM

 

"Storm Horizon", Part Three! Outfitted with heavy-duty battle armor and nearly alone, Ultra Magnus must go head-to-head with a fleet of enemy ships and a black hole if he ever wants to save the rest of his crew and Alpha Trion! It's wall-to-wall action as he finally faces the mastermind behind his recent troubles in the thrilling final issue of Transformers Galaxies that leads into the next major events of the Transformers ongoing, starting this fall!'

 

I wonder how it'll lead into the main series. Maybe they unearth some ancient technology that'll be used in the main series. Or they'll learn something, like Cybertron is dying, which'll change everything?

 

Anyway it'll probably be delayed.


I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


#9 Wildwade

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 05:34 AM

Maybe they should just bring back Spotlights.  I like character-focused stories, but multi-parters seem a bit much for a cast as big as Transformers.



#10 Zodberg

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 06:16 AM

Ideally, dual-numbering spotlights.
Keep the sequence for subscribers, but put the character name in front with a #1.
Woooo!

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 03:11 PM

Yeah. It's sad but hardly shocking. Good on them for giving it a crack. I wonder if it might have lasted slightly longer if they hadn't been wrecked by pandemic problems.

 

Honestly, while it's hard to tell given we only have non-digital, pre-pandemic numbers and only a handful of issues at that, but what really seemed to hurt it was the 3 month delay between November and February.  Going from Issues 2 (October) to Issue 3 (November) dropped less than 200 issues.  Going from 3 to 4 (February) dropped almost a thousand, and it's been dropping in 600 issue chunks for the next couple issues, then the pandemic hit.

 

Here's something I haphazardly slapped together.

 

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Again, I got to stress these are only physical sales and do not include digital.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:07 PM

Maybe they should just bring back Spotlights.  I like character-focused stories, but multi-parters seem a bit much for a cast as big as Transformers.

I loved the Spotlights and really hoped this would fill that gap. Obviously the Spotlights were a hard sell, and I don't know what the answer is.

Galaxies is clearly a direct match for the Sonic Universe model, and that book lasted a million years. But IDW's approach for Sonic spinoffs is regular minis. Will that work for TFs in the current climate? Oneshots didn't, ongoing anthology book didn't.

Maybe a Marvel Team-Up kind of thing? A set group of characters headlining a second core ongoing, with arcs that explore the wider TF universe and feature a diverse bunch of characters as if it was Galaxies or Spotlights? Dunno.

Maybe Nothin' But Ruck is our fate from now on.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:38 PM

Part of me wonders if IDW will bring back James Roberts to try and recreate that MTMTE magic.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:09 AM

They ran out of ways to eat poop.
 
EDIT: I love anthology books and always have, but it's been a truism in the business for at least twenty years that they aren't successful, and I imagine this is yet another data point supporting that.


Does Sonic Universe count as an anthology book?

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:12 AM

Part of me wonders if IDW will bring back James Roberts to try and recreate that MTMTE magic.

Didn't Lost Light prove the magic is gone?



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:32 AM

Not really. Lost Light proved the trouble of trying to stick the landing / of multiple ongoing years-long subplots / on a compressed schedule / involving characters that may have grown stale / but the writer couldn't bear to part with.

 

Giving James Roberts a Spotlight here and there, or something contained like Galaxies wouldn't have any of those problems. If he could give IDW2 the occasional two-parter like Ratchet's trip to Delphi, I'd be totally down for it.



#17 Wildwade

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:37 AM

Again, I'd love for Spotlights to come back monthly with a rotating team every issue.  Give Roberts, Barber, Furman, Roche- whomever else a chance to play in Ruckley's new sandbox.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 06:47 PM

Does Sonic Universe count as an anthology book?

 

Yes.

 

Didn't Lost Light prove the magic is gone?

 

Yes.


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