SCRIPT (W)RAP

Here we go again, and this time the topic for discourse (in as spoiler-free a way as possible) is Transfomers (UK) #6. This issue wraps up the first story ‘arc’, though as I’ve mentioned before each is a self-contained, single character-led entity. Here, the focus falls on Jazz, the last of those ‘lost in space’ after events in issue #2. I had two distinct things to accomplish here: one, present a story that draws out Jazz’s unique personality (like his G1 equivalent, he’s a culture vulture and wishes to experience as much universal diversity as possible), and two, bring the Autobots together again for a rousing, all guns blazing finale. The first, main strand revolves around a planet that seems too good to be true (and, of course, is), and its parasitic like effect on Jazz, who’s decided to hang up his guns for good as the story opens. This one also features a Cybertronian flashback and a guest star or two, one of which does appear in the movie, one of which doesn’t (but is in the toy line). The second strand involves the efforts of Ratchet to reunite with his comrades-in-arms, but will he and Ironhide be in time to save Jazz… from himself? This won’t be out until late November/early December, but trust me, it’ll be worth the wait. No word yet on artist. Keep an eye on whatever discussion thread this blog entry engenders. Once I know more, so will you!

3 Responses to SCRIPT (W)RAP

  1. Lee says:

    Sounds great. Being an old timer, nay, old git, I love the G1 characters, so it is great that they are central to the story.

    Simon, can you not exert some gentle (yet resolute!) arm twisting and get Geoff to do the art work?😉

  2. Jon S says:

    There was a recent interview with Staz Johnson (http://transfans.net/interviews_staz.php) which made me think has he been approached to do an issue? His art has really come a long way since his TF UK days and I think he’d do quite well drawing the new organic (and overly complicated IMO) movie designs.

  3. simon furman says:

    Yeah, it looks like Staz is in the frame, possibly for #6 (Jazz). Definitely confirmed is Guido Guidi, who’ll be drawing #5’s Ironhide story.

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