martin-m wrote:Superior or inferior, the Marvel comics are the definitive print-medium Transformers canon. Later re-boots are variations on the theme, and should really all have the line "Based on characters and concepts created by Bob Budiansky and Simon Furman" in the credits of every issue.
In general, re-boots sadden me since it seems to me that the creative teams aren't fully utilising their talents because they aren't being allowed to create something wholly original, but rather are being paid to ride on the back of the popularity of something someone else already did. And that's partly the fans' fault, for demanding more stuff from the same franchise, with the same recycled characters, rather than buying something completely new. You can't blame publishing companies for churning out variation after variation of what they know is a sure sell.
Although I'm a Transformers fan, my preference is that when you have no more Transformers story to tell in the original Transformers universe, stop writing Transformers stories and write something else until you do. Which is why I'm interested in seeing what Simon Furman has come up with twenty years on to add to the classic universe, but am not interested in re-boot universes. The stories in them are either unoriginal variations on stuff seen before, or else original material that either could have been worked into the Marvel universe or, if not, would be doing the creators more justice by setting it in a brand new franchise. A re-boot is a half-measure in creativity.
But that's just how I feel about it. If others are happy to follow multiple variations of the same franchise, then the stuff should be produced and bought by the fans who want it.
hook line and sinker wrote:WOW!
Just read from the Regeneration one 80.5 that has been sent out to certain people and it is AWESOME.
Can't wait for everyone else to see it, as it is way more than a flashback issue and a certain Decepticon gets the time in the spotlight he deserves.
This series is going to make a lot of folks on these boards very happy
Can't wait to see issue 81!
Sprite wrote:...a FREE digital release?
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