Her design turned out magnificent. As well as her humanized version.
Another paid commission for me by the fabulous
I haven't words to describe your art .
Someone's got to say it though; Presumably a human version of IDW Arcee would be a Trans-Woman...
Actually I have been waiting for such a comment.
And you're right. If you take it that way, RID Arcee is actually (more or less) a transgender woman. And I have to admit...itīs something I canīt get used to it. Not because she is what she is, but what IDW did to her character. I mean, why didnīt they create a other, a completly new character ? Why did they had to "twis"t Arcee so much resp. reinvent her once more ?
Actually I love RID and Mtmte, but there are two things that I like less resp. absolutely dislike...First, that IDW declared the Transformers as a genderless alien race (yeah, sure thing *sarcastic laugher*) and secondly, that Arcee (and any other Femme) are failed experiments of a mad scientist...oh, and that the real Ultra Magnus is no longer among the living (and that already for a looong time). This, plus the deaths from well known, main characters...Like Scrapper, Trust, Sunstorm etc.
Now I strayed from the subject. Sorry...XD
Ultra Magnus's story, I find very interesting. In the IDW comics, we have never known the "Real" Ultra Magnus, so I am not sad about it at all. The one we have read about in every comic except for the Monstrosity etc prequels has been you-know-who.
I also can't help but find it funny to think of Sunstorm as a "well known main character" like Scrapper and Thrust, because he was a nameless nobody in the G1 cartoon and then only in 2 issues of the Dreamwave comic.
Well, I think you have caught me... True, Sunstorm isnīt realy one of the most well known characters (and they donīt even "use" him a lot in comics/series *sigh*)...but as a fangirl, that I am, I wish he would be resp. I wish they would give him a bigger role. I read about him (and Starscream) in the DW comics, and since this time, Iīm a big fan of him. So, I guess it was simply wishful thinking.
Regarding Simon Furman (Guido Guidi etc.)...I became a Transformer fan just three (or four ?) years ago. Since then I read huge amount of Transformer comics. Some stories I found great, some...well, less good. But hitherto, I had relatively little interest in the individual writers (or illustrators). Although, I always remember some particular writers and artists such as René Goscinny and Don Lawrence. These and some others will always be my favorits and remain in my heart and my memories. But on the whole, I am...or better, I was, more of an "ignoramus" as regards the comic writers and -artists.
As for Arcee...To be quite honest; Iīm still hoping that she is not the only femme. I still hope they will introduce some more. I canīt lie...I just love the idea that Transformers are male and female.
I grew up reading the old UK comics, so Simon Furman's writing defined TFs for me for years. Unlike a lot of the online fandom, most UK TF fans who are old enough were comic fans first, cartoon fans second, and I'm definitely like that. ^^ (All I know about TF fandom in Germany is that German comic stores don't ever seem to have anything TF, I was in Berlin last year and Mainz this year, nothing! >_> ) Furman's writing for Dreamwave was the best they had going, but James Roberts and Nick Roche write really good things for IDW, I think, but they grew up on Furman's older stuff like I did!
I was hoping that the Simon Furman-planned storyline would go further with introducing the concept of gender to Transformers, and we'd see other femmes, which is why I'm sad we will never see it completed as it was planned. :/ I think you might have liked that story more too.
Lol Berlin, Mainz etc. It seem, you come around a lot. ^^
~most UK TF fans who are old enough were comic fans first, cartoon fans second~ Including me. I love G1. Its so weird, stupid and awesome. ^^ I love Prime too. And Armada resp. Cybertron for his characters (and some awesome episodes), but I think that I love the comics even more (even when itīs not always easy for me to understand everything, my english could be better *sigh*). Itīs really a pity, that we hardly can get in german translated Transformers comics in "normal" comic shops. But at least we can buy these comics in german online comic shops...sometimes even in US or UK online comic shops. ^^
But what is worse...Itīs totally difficult for me to obtain an overview. I would need a link (or whatever) where all Transformers comics are listed or even better, where I can get them. Every series, every publishers. I got already a lot of different Transformers comics. From Marvel (but not a lot), from Dreamwave (but Iīm not sure if I got them all) and from IDW. Some are really difficult to get (like the one from "Fun Publications" or the "Shattered Glass" comics) and Iīm still searching for them.
Btw, I have read, that "Windblade", a new femme, will get her own IDW issue next year. I am genuinely curious to see/read her.
There's a (legal) online service called Comixology, but I don't know if they sell non-English versions of anything? Some of my friends who don't live anywhere near a comic shop use it, it lets you download and read comics on your computer legally, and the creators get paid like for a printed issue.
The Transformers Wiki is a very good rescource, you can look via tfwiki.net/wiki/Comics and see if that helps. The "Fun Publications" comics are the Botcon/exclusive ones, but they do get a later release with a different cover, so they should be available, just a bit rarer. I think I own most, maybe all of the Dreamwave TF comics and would consider selling them all.
Windblade is the character that the fan's choice poll voted for! I'm very excited to see what she's like, but apparently she has a samurai type theme, which I find really boring. Very happy that TF fandom voted for another female character to be introduced though.
Aah, I see. I hope you enjoyed your trip and the time in Germany.
Thank you for the link. It looks quite interesting. ^^ I will look into it at the weekend.
~I think I own most, maybe all of the Dreamwave TF comics and would consider selling them all.~
You really would consider to sell them ?! I must have a look at my Dreamwave comics on the weekend. Iīm not sure, but I think I got most of them as well. But I would be definitely interested at the "Fun Publications" comics. In case you have some more Transformers comics to sell, let me know.
Iīm not a huge fan of this samurai doodad either (and for my taste her face is a bit too "colorful"), but at least itīs a femme, a flier on top of that. So Iīm quite happy. I hardly can wait for the said issue. I like to know, how they will introduce her resp. how they will explain her origin (that means, if they do it...).
I love the darker color to her armor!