MAXIMUM..?

Since I gave out the info at the IDW panel at Botcon Cincinnati this AM, here’s the confirmation: my next IDW/Transformers series after the Revelation quartet of Spotlights will be… Maximum Dinobots! Spotlight Grimlock sets the scene and Max Dinos is the payoff, the long awaited, fully fledged modern day debut of the Dinobots (last seen in any functional form in Spotlight Shockwave). But it’s far from a happy reunion, and out to spoil the party further is Scorponok and his Machination/Headmaster army. But that’s not all. For the Grimlock and the Dinobots there’s worse to come. Much worse. If it’s all-out battle action you’re after, look no further! More teases as and when I get to the script (w)raps for the respective issues. Artist: TBC!

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14 Responses to MAXIMUM..?

  1. Conor E says:

    Yes! The main reason I was apprehensive about All Hail Megatron was because I was worried the Dinobot/Headmaster story would get rushed to its finish during Revelation. I’m glad they’re getting a proper series, which also means Revelation itself will have some more breathing room.

  2. azurek says:

    Hmm, interesting. I thought ‘expansion’ was going to be the next story.

  3. partholon says:

    YES ! isnt it mad it took THIS long to get a dinos mini? ok i know its more than that but grimlock and co were pretty much the wolverines of transformers. its amazing to think its taken 20yrs to ok a series :)

    im really looking forward to this , even though i missed spotlight grimlock thanks to all the comics shops in my area underordering it. its the main reason im going to trades now. less cost , less hassle. so while it might be ages before i see all this be assured this is one series im gonna get.

    heres hoping we get a good insight to the other dynos characters. theres alot of potential in em :)

  4. Paul Ridgon says:

    Really looking forward to this Simon, love your take on the Dinos. Hey, if the artist role hasn’t been filled yet… how many beers are you wanting at Bristol? ;o)

  5. Charles RB says:

    I was wondering what was going to happen with Scorponok & the Machination – and finally, Dinobots! A whole series! How Marvel UK and lovely. :)

    I’m actually amazed you waited _this long_ before doing a big Dinobots story, that must have taken effort.

  6. Andy Turnbull says:

    I shall prepare the sacrificial goat in order to ensure my god Roche The Trouser-Shatterer gets to draw this mini.

    Andy

  7. Ron says:

    Will this series fill the entire 8 issue gap between Revelations and AHM or will it be like a 4 parter with something else after? Really looking forward to all of this!!

  8. Chris N says:

    Oooh. Dinobots vs. Scorpy. Niceness!

  9. Matt says:

    Maximum Brilliant-ness-ness! Me want more Dinobots – and me get them!

    Really happy to hear you’ve got another series coming down the line Simon.

    And I too am wondering how many issues this series will run for – is that even known yet?

  10. jamwah says:

    I guess it’s unlikely, but I’d love it if Senior or Staz was on art chores for this. Senior always drew the Dinobots so well, and Staz… well, he was great back in the day and even better now!

  11. Chris N says:

    I wonder if/how Shockwave will figure into things, given his current status. I can’t see Skywatch making too much of a distinction between him and the Dynos at this stage.

    Odds of Ultra Magnus figuring into things, given the events of Spotlight Grimlock? Hopefully Huntstreaker and Hot Rod will be in the mix, too.

    Can’t wait until October, dagnabit. I have the urge to go re-read Dinobot Hunt…

  12. ZacWilliam says:

    Cool news. The Dinobots have always been favorites, especially by Furman. Now we know action goes without saying with the Dinobots… my hope for this series: Characterization. Especially for the three Dinobots who usually blend into the background more…

    Grimlock we know well. Swoop had enough exposure in the old marvel book that we know him as the “nice guy” and the Dino’s liason to the other Autobots, but Sludge, Slag, and Snarl have never really gotten a huge deal of character development themselves. I mean we know the basics: gentle dummy, violent lowbrow, and unhappy loner, but I’d love to get into their heads more learn what makes them tick.

    That’d (combined with lots of action) is what what would make this series really awesome.

  13. Toby says:

    I am absolutely loving the IDW/Furman take on Transformers! I’m looking forward to all of the things that are going to happen on Earth, soon. Ultra Magnus is hunting Scorponok and Blaster is hunting Soundwave, who are both on Earth. I love that the story is so broad and engrossing that you can have characters like Hot Rod and Wheeljack that aren’t as iconic as Optimus Prime, but I’m still wanting and waiting (quite impatiently) to see what happens to them now that they are stuck on Earth without any readily available back up.

    The story keeps getting better and better, but the art in Devestation and Spotlight: Grimlock isn’t as mesmerizing as it was back during the Infiltration/Stormbringer days.

  14. ME JON LOVE GRIMLOCK says:

    JUST WONDERING WHY THE DINOBOTS ALL SUPPOSEDLY POWER HOUSES ALWAYS SEEM TO TAKE SUCH A HAMMERING, ESPECIALLY GRIMLOCK WHEN BATTLING DECEPTICON LEADERS- SHOCKWAVE, MEGATRON, GUARDIAN UNIT, MEGATRON AND CONSTRUCTICONS(GRIMLOCK THE PUNCHBAG AGAIN), GALVATRON( NOBODY SHOULD BE THAT POWERFUL), MEGATRON( ACTION FORCE CROSSOVER), MEGATRON AGAIN, SHOCKWAVE( SPOTLIGHT), SCORPONOK( GRIMLOCK SPOTLIGHT). IM SURE I HAVE MISSED A FEW BEATINGS. THATS WHY IM FINDING IT HARD TO GET TOO EXCITED ABOUT THEIR NEW MINI SERIES, GRIMLOCK WILL PROBABLY BE A PUNCHBAG FOR THE OTHER DINOBOTS AND THEY WILL ALL BE BEATEN AGAIN BY SCORPONOK AND CO AND NEED OTHERS TO BAIL THEM OUT. SORRY ABOUT THE RANT BUT THIS COMES FROM A LONG TIME DINO (GRIMLOCK) FAN LOVE YOUR STORIES JUST NOT THE DINO LOSING STREAK. GRIMLOCK IS BASED ON ONE OF THE POWERFUL BITING MACHINES THAT EVER EVOLVED BUT HIS JAWS DONT SEEM TO HAVE MUCH PURPOSE. ITS TOO LATE AND I SHOULD PROBABLY GET SOME SLEEP. GOOD LUCK MR FURMAN AND THANK YOU FOR THE HAPPY CHILDHOOD.

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