ENERGON ARCHIVE (1)

Here’s the first bit of previously unseen/unpublished outline from the closing issues of Transformers: Energon. The first half of issue #31, “Doomsday Redux!”:

<<Six months later.

On Cybertron, Over-Run confides in an unseen listener. Hardwired into the planetary infrastructure/Hub Mainframe via the Mini-con Matrix, Over-Run has glimpsed the past and the future, a mute witness to Doomsday — times two! Over-Run recounts the destruction of Quintessa (though he doesn’t know the planet by name) by Unicron, thousands of years ago. And we see Alpha Quintesson, as was, scramble to save himself… and the future of the Quintesson race. He carries the Initiator (the device from #27). Over-Run can’t quite process the crush of imagery and information, but tells his solicitous listener he believes Cybertron was “seeded” and the harvest is now upon them.

We cut to Alpha Quintesson (current). He instructs the recently upgraded (and promoted to Terrorcon commander-in-chief) Doom-Lock to continue the assault on Earth. Doom-Lock can’t see the point now the planetary shield is active, but Alpha Quintesson insists. From an unknown location, the Four Horsemen (Death, War, Famine & Pestilence) report that their work is done and they are returning to Unicron. But Alpha Quintesson insists they remain where they are. In response to their various objections, Alpha Quintesson counters that Megatron is “contained,” content to rebuild his Decepticon empire on Earth and Jetfire’s Autobots (without Optimus Prime) have little recourse to their ‘spark of combination’ and are forced to use artificial constructs (we glimpse Omega Supreme under construction).

Back on Cybertron, Over-Run describes his glimpse of the future. We see: the Initiator launched from Cybertron in a special rocket; a portal open and Quintesson ships emerge, raining down death and destruction on Cybertron; and an orbital structure with a figure inside. Over-Run senses that the invaders don’t simply want to conquer Cybertron, they want to “bend Cybertron to their will.”>> ((More soon))

9 Responses to ENERGON ARCHIVE (1)

  1. Dyemooch says:

    OH HEY! You’re talking about this one😄 Let me toss up some pages from this issues I still have instant access too…
    Page 08

    Page 09

    Page 10

    Page 11

    :C This series was getting good…

  2. BB Shockwave says:

    Thanks Simon! Now this sounds interesting…

    I had some 6 years to theorize the planned conclusion of the comic, and I was always suspecting that Avalon and Alpha-Quintesson were planning a sort of “Crisis of Infinite Earths” with the Initiator – merging all the paralell universes we have seen at the end of Armada (when Jetfire goes to the Spacebridge nexus) together into one world, thus restoring Quintessa and resulting in the comic’s transition to the Cybertron series with its many Transformers-populated planets (Speed Planet, Beast Planet, etc…) Guess I’ll have to wait and see if I was right or not…

  3. Franco says:

    This is so sweet.
    A clever and unexpected use of plot elements from the Armada saga, a strong grasp of the continuity (even the Summer Special story is included), an epic approach and a sensible use of the “six months later” gimmick which has the adequate dramatic effect.
    Thank you, mr Furman.

  4. Seb says:

    Unlike the cartoon, this comic is what made Energon’s run enjoyable…it’s a real shame it got canceled.
    Looking forward to finally seeing the conclusion after all these years!

    Thank you so much for this, as well as for everything you have ever done for TF fiction. You have my undying respect, sir.

    Cheers🙂

  5. Canalotron says:

    As always, you make reading anything Transformers-related a real pleasure. Clever writing, great action and plot twists without forgetting about character motivations and development. All Hail Furman!

  6. Alice says:

    Mr. Furman, you’re great! Your works are awesome. Keep on going!:)

  7. Tomoko says:

    We are looking forward to the day when we can read them.

  8. Zac says:

    Really awesome stuff here! Can’t wait to read more!

  9. Tankorr says:

    The interruption of DW Energon continuity was a great loss for every T-fan, so thank you to “light our darkest hour” ^_^

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