Training Day is a thing that makes a lot of sense ("look, kids, it's your we-assume-beloved comic relief from the new film, who are the POV guys for introducing everything!") and also does nit (yeah, why not Autobot/NEST fighting some scheming baddies in a high-octane fight?) at the same time. Probably needed more on how the Twins are forced into this - maybe Arcee or Sideswipe dragoons them while fleeing 'Cons - so the strip can use them being bums more. That sort of "I don't want to but can I live with having ran?!" thing Furman has got good mileage off before, though more Keepsake in DWM than Scorponok and Carnivac
Christ, I'd forgotten I'd written that! I still stand by those comments. I get they were trying to get EVERYONE reading, but still think the comic could have chosen its back ups better to keep it relevant to the people who are getting into Transformers now - not overgrown manbabies like me.
Still, it was nice to get my letter printed (my third, after getting a letter printed in Overkill and one in Comics International). I just figured Titan had some agreement with IDW, so why not pick stuff that's relevant to now? Animated could have made a good back up for a time - there were 6 issues IDW put out that are good (although due tie very directly into particular episodes of the cartoon).
As for ROTF, yeah I love that (and The Last Knight). It's just bonkers and full of entertaining robot shooty stuff and never feels like a chore to watch. It also coincided with my first trip to AA and I remember watching it again with a bunch of fans, which was a nice experience. I spent a lot of that weekend just talking to people, so must have missed the panel you were on about.
I wondered at the time "why aren't they reprinting IDW's Animated" too - it would tie in to the last cartoon and they were shorter, some you wouldn't even need to split up to reprint. Seems obvious, right?
Jon Davis-Hunt! Just realised its his art on The Wildstorm (written by Warren Ellis) that I'm reading. You'll be pleased to know he's got much better at humans. His art reminds me a lot of Steve Dillon's. It's not flashy, but its good.
I don't remember Furman pushing the Thirtheen being singular multiversal primes, that was invented by the Collector's Club/FunPub, if I recall correctly. The only thing Furman got to elaboratefor the Thirteen before Dreamwve's fall was the Fallen, and suggesting that Prima and Liege Maximo were another two.
But that's as far as I remember, I might be wrong.
Anyway, bye, and keep with the blog, is great!
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.
Action Force/G.I. Joe