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
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.
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.
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!