I must protest about your Mirage comment re: his last line. In actual fact his last line comes many years later, wherein there's a budiansky story featuring Blaster taking on his comrades in mock-battle. They express sentiments of shock & awe such as, "Aren't his shades dreamy" and "I'd buy that for a dollar". Mirage is in the front of the panel and says (roughly): "How does he move so effortlessly"?
His last speaking line in G2 is "Aaaargh". Do you suppose he meant the Castle Aaaargh! in St. Ives?
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Damn, you've shown me up for the fraud I am. Poor old Mirage, being reduced to whoring newer toys. Though he was probably just happy to be remembered. Mind, with Delbo drawing there's a chance it was supposed to be Searchlight.
ims urprised you didnt make much of mirage's mini arc
it started in US 1 with his dissatisfaction with being throwin in with the autobot "ruffians"
continued in 2 when he tried to talk sense in to ravage
and finally peaked in this issue when he saw ravage for being the lunatic he is and that he is fighting on the right side of the conflict after all
i thought it was a neat little story arc that was told in the back ground via panel here and there among all the other frantic happenings
these days its would be a huge subplot that would run along the width and breath of a 12 issue arc and culminate in pretty much the same thing
instead of the few panels in these comics
some times i feel modern comic story telling sensibilities havent improved the medium by dragging everything out
most titles are perfectly happy treading water each month
Yes, I get what you mean there. I too appreciated the little Mirage segments all those years ago. It would be nice to have some element of that in the modern Transformers comics, and it does get mentioned very sparingly... little one-liners here and there.
I always remember for instance, Ultra Magnus complaining about Sureshot and Waverider playing Grenade tag just outside his office. This happened in an issue of 'More Than Meets The Eye' in case you haven't, or don't read that comic.
But yeah, an occasional quarter panel for Tracks' thoughts about modern yoghurt marketing vs. the 70's would be most appreciated.
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