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@  wonko the sane? : (23 January 2018 - 07:02 AM)

He's actually interfacing with the public and is generally charismatic. He's no more effective than harper, but at least he can work a room.

@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:10 PM

From the IDW Forums

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Simon Furman has declared his interest in continuing the original story from the Marvel continuity!!!

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6. The GI Joe fans are thrilled that Hama has continued the original ARAH continuity and that has sparked some of us here to ask Andy if the same could be done for TF?s. Have you given any thought to continuing the original TF continuity from the Marvel run? And an even better question is, are you even interested in going down that road?

SF) I actually would like to pick up the baton from Marvel issue #80 and run with it again. There was a lot we never got to do, that I?d like to revisit or just to take the next big steps with all that we?d set up in the previous 20 or so issues. I?d certainly rather do G1 #81 than G2 #13, as, strangely, and for no good reason I can formulate into words, I think the time has passed for G2. It was very, well? 90s.



Now we need to show IDW there is interest for this title!!!

We need to rally and make a push to bring Furman back!!!

Obviously one way to vote is with your wallet and by purchasing the classics material. If it sells well, this has a chance.

But I figure there are people out there like me, who can't afford to put money out on trades, especially for material that is already owned in multiple formats. IDW needs to know we want this too. And if we can't vote with money, let's show them!

Here's what I propose:

1. Tronprogram: Please sticky this thread.

2. Post here if you would support this title.

3. Can someone that posts headlines on other TF sites, lonegamer78, for instance on allspark.com post a headline with a link to this thread so other TF fans can come here to vote? Can we do the same for seibertron.com, tfw2005.com, and tfarchive.com?

4. If you are already planning on attending a convention, talk to as many people as you can and have them sign a petition if they would support (I.E. buy) the title. Anyone planning on going to Wondercon this weekend? If you're at the TF Panel, talk to those people!!

5. Go to your local comic shop and try one of two things: See if they will put a sig sheet on their check out counter asking the question, "Would you support a Transformers title continuing the original Marvel continuity written by Simon Furman with a G1 # 81 issue?" Or ask the shop owner if they would carry the title and how many copies they would carry at least.

I already emailed 11 major comic stores: g-mart, grahamcrackers, lonestarcomics, midtowncomics, zanaducomics and more...

I have already heard back from one retailer in Maryland, Collector's Corner, and they said they would carry the title if published, at least 8-15 copies. There's a start!

So we can use this thread to track results and for people to post showing support!

So let's pull together and get Furman back on Transformers!! We can Do This!!!

Cheers,
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Support is pouring in. DecepticonsRule has already heard back from several retailers who said they'd be happy to support such a petition.

We've also had some excellent feedback from TFW2005. They were kind enough to write an article which has generated 7 pages of positive feedback.

So please lend your support by posting in the relevant thread. Just a single post saying "Count me in" will do.

Also be sure to LIKE the Facebook page http://www.facebook....113954648684693

And sign the petition http://www.petitiono...w/petition.html

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

Count me in.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:33 PM

Simon writing G1? Always!

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

Would this be another offshoot of the G1 continuity, or would it be a fill-in between G1 and G2? I wonder.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Mar 31 2011, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would this be another offshoot of the G1 continuity, or would it be a fill-in between G1 and G2? I wonder.


I imagine it would pick up from the end of #80 and likely ignore G2.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

Ah, so it would be Action Masters and Pretenders: the Comic (also featuring The Transformers)? Not sure if I could muster the enthusiasm for a project like that, I think there would have to be a time skip of some sort.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

Is it wrong of me to support this just to give all the people who try to shoehorn all the divergent continuities into a single whole a fit?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

QUOTE(Dante @ Mar 31 2011, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah, so it would be Action Masters and Pretenders: the Comic (also featuring The Transformers)? Not sure if I could muster the enthusiasm for a project like that, I think there would have to be a time skip of some sort.

Wouldn't have to include Pretenders at all. They weren't really featuring in a major way in the comic at #80 (Bludgeon notwithstanding, and would you really mind some more Bludgeon?). And Action Masters could be dealt with in fairly short order. Any hypothetical #81 wouldn't have to feature the toys of the period (actually, that would be AMs and Micromasters, wouldn't it?). It would just carry events from where we last saw them.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE(Kil @ Mar 31 2011, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

Yeah, pretty much. (I said in another thread, I don't see this actually happening. But I'm happy to offer support nonetheless.)

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE(Dante @ Mar 31 2011, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah, so it would be Action Masters and Pretenders: the Comic (also featuring The Transformers)? Not sure if I could muster the enthusiasm for a project like that, I think there would have to be a time skip of some sort.


Ah, but we'd have Bludgeon leading the Decepticons in Space, and Galvatron, Starscream, Shockwave and a damaged Megatron on Earth.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:57 PM

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Ah, but we'd have ... Galvatron, Starscream, Shockwave and a damaged Megatron on Earth.

With Ratchet there to fight them all!

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:59 PM

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QUOTE(Kil @ Mar 31 2011, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

Yeah, pretty much. (I said in another thread, I don't see this actually happening. But I'm happy to offer support nonetheless.)


I think a lot of us are rather cut up over the G.I Joe fans getting a continuation and a reboot, whereas we're stuck with a sub-par ongoing.

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TF Fans draw so many lines, it looks like a frackin' zebra.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:03 PM

I'd give it a shot.

I'm all for having that continuity be relevant again. I know Simon can write great stories without falling into his own cliches, damn it. I'd just hope I'd get the chance to see it, BEFORE someone pulls the plug on it. Again.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

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So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

Yeah, pretty much. (I said in another thread, I don't see this actually happening. But I'm happy to offer support nonetheless.)


I think a lot of us are rather cut up over the G.I Joe fans getting a continuation and a reboot, whereas we're stuck with a sub-par ongoing.

What I'd like to know is how it's possible to latch onto a continuity held firmly in the clutches of Walt Disney Corporation, without having to pay royalties or anything, but we were told it was too difficult, legally, to pursue a continuation of the Dreamwave books, once Dreamwave no longer existed.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:17 PM

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So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

Yeah, pretty much. (I said in another thread, I don't see this actually happening. But I'm happy to offer support nonetheless.)


I think a lot of us are rather cut up over the G.I Joe fans getting a continuation and a reboot, whereas we're stuck with a sub-par ongoing.

What I'd like to know is how it's possible to latch onto a continuity held firmly in the clutches of Walt Disney Corporation, without having to pay royalties or anything, but we were told it was too difficult, legally, to pursue a continuation of the Dreamwave books, once Dreamwave no longer existed.


I don't think Marvel hold any rights to Transformers or G.I Joe anymore. Except for the Marvel characters like Death's Head and Circuit Breaker.

Plus, I think the main problem with a DW continuation is people like Brad Mick have said they won't write anymore until they're paid what they're earned. If someone else wrote it, it wouldn't really be a continuation. It's probably more complicated than that, hence why IDW have never reprinted the DW ongoing

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

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So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

Yeah, pretty much. (I said in another thread, I don't see this actually happening. But I'm happy to offer support nonetheless.)


I think a lot of us are rather cut up over the G.I Joe fans getting a continuation and a reboot, whereas we're stuck with a sub-par ongoing.

What I'd like to know is how it's possible to latch onto a continuity held firmly in the clutches of Walt Disney Corporation, without having to pay royalties or anything, but we were told it was too difficult, legally, to pursue a continuation of the Dreamwave books, once Dreamwave no longer existed.

Wait, what does Disney own?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:21 PM

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QUOTE(Kil @ Mar 31 2011, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

Yeah, pretty much. (I said in another thread, I don't see this actually happening. But I'm happy to offer support nonetheless.)


I think a lot of us are rather cut up over the G.I Joe fans getting a continuation and a reboot, whereas we're stuck with a sub-par ongoing.

What I'd like to know is how it's possible to latch onto a continuity held firmly in the clutches of Walt Disney Corporation, without having to pay royalties or anything, but we were told it was too difficult, legally, to pursue a continuation of the Dreamwave books, once Dreamwave no longer existed.

Wait, what does Disney own?


Marvel
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

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So, we're rallying support for a non-existent project because of an off-hand answer Furman gave in some interview?

Yeah, pretty much. (I said in another thread, I don't see this actually happening. But I'm happy to offer support nonetheless.)


I think a lot of us are rather cut up over the G.I Joe fans getting a continuation and a reboot, whereas we're stuck with a sub-par ongoing.

What I'd like to know is how it's possible to latch onto a continuity held firmly in the clutches of Walt Disney Corporation, without having to pay royalties or anything, but we were told it was too difficult, legally, to pursue a continuation of the Dreamwave books, once Dreamwave no longer existed.

Wait, what does Disney own?


Marvel

I'm pretty sure that question has been addressed ages ago, then. The continuity is not owned by Marvel. Only some of the characters. Thus, new stories could be set in that continuity if they like.

Theoretically, the same was true of Dreamwave--and indeed I think IDW seems to own those stories outright these days anyway, unless I'm mistaken--but the IDW folks didn't want to bother. So, I guess the answer to your question would be "IDW lied."

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 31 March 2011 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

I just think if it is at all possible, this would be much better than another 'rebooted' G1, or the current meandering IDW is doing with the ongoing.

Marvel and DC books, have continuity that stretches back decades. There's no reason transformers can't do the same. Especially if Joe is getting the treatment.
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