Another interview with Simon Furman? I think after the first 3, I've learned all I needed to know to figure out what makes the man tick.
I'm still interested in whatever new details he feels like dropping. Like now we know the Cosmic Carnival will be making an appearance! That tickles me to no end.
Also, I liked the question about how much of the plotline will be new ideas versus old ones he never got the chance to explore, since seeing the latter is my own primary source of interest in the series. So for that reason, it was actually a little disappointing to hear him say it'll be mostly the former, but his list of old plot points he will
address sounds pretty satisfying.
Sorry, but... G1 Prime is a few dozen evolutionary steps above movie Prime.
In fact, every version of Optimus is way above movie Prime who's like a caveman compared to them.
Nonono, it fits. Remember: Evolution is not about getting smarter and better. It's only about adapting to the environment to survive. And if a more aggressive, murderous bastard is fit to survive in the movie market, that's textbook evolution at work.
Okay, not really, but let's not strain the metaphor even further.
Don't be too hard on yourself - I don't think that strains the metaphor at all. It's startlingly apropos, actually.
If RG1 does really well, anyone think they'd continue it further than #100?
Oddly enough, no. I think this is actually pretty definitive, and sales won't make that much of a difference.
I agree that Furman's tone sounds pretty final, but I have a hard time imagining him ending #100 in a place that couldn't
be continued if IDW thought there was enough money in it. Ultimately it's their decision, not his.
Well, most of the time they were BOTH dead, actually. And Megatron takes pretty hard when he cannot kill Prime (see 'Gone but not forgotten' or if someone offers to off Prime instead of him ('Prey')). Optimus reminiscences about his relationship to Megatron and how they always die and come back in G2, I loved that montage.
It was a good montage, true, but Prime's perspective seemed to be that it was just this curious quirk of history; Megatron was the one who always took it personally. Honestly, when I think of Marvel-G1 Prime's definitive opposite number, Scorponok is the one who jumps to mind.
Edited by Jackpot, 23 February 2012 - 04:35 PM.