Transformers Daily News Source for Transformers 5, Titans Return, Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, Generations, Third Party, G1, Beast Wars, Reviews, Comics, Games & More Than Meets the Eye!
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews
facebook twitter Pinterest Tumblr Google+ youtube podcast rss
Generation 1
Transformers Regeneration One #86 - Comic Book Commentary with Simon Furman
Jack - Wednesday, December 05, 2012

TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #86, from IDW Publishing and Hasbro, continues the original TRANSFORMERS comic book series—and kicks off a brand new story arc! Hall of Fame writer Simon Furman and legendary the legendary art team of Andrew Wildman and Stephen Baskerville bring the focus to two of the characters they’re most associated with: GRIMLOCK and SCORPONOK! As Simon takes us through the first few pages, don’t miss this perfect jumping-on point—at comic book stores everywhere, and for worldwide download at IDW or on the Comixology app on your mobile device!


PAGE 1: the Dinobots are being held captive on Cybertron, five years in the past and suffering the after effects of nucleon. Having done so much with the Dinobots, is there more you can do with this group of characters?

SIMON FURMAN: To my mind, there’s always something else you can do with the Dinobots. But seriously, yes, I think so. In this second arc, we push Grimlock way over the fine line
he walks on a day-to-day basis, and though it’s kind of a noble instinct, inspired by the others’ predicament, that drives him to the place (of no return?), the lengths he’s willing to go to, the trusts he’s prepared to betray, are going to cost him big time—and irrevocably. I wanted this time around to get right under the skin of this tightly-bonded and often fractious relationship the five Dinobots have, and their relationships both to the other Autobots and to some of their enemies. I intend to draw parallels between Grimlock, an Autobot outsider, with a Decepticon character who was originally painted as an outsider himself.


PAGE 2: Grimlock is facing the other angry Dinobots, observing other side effects of nucleon on other Autobots. Can you remind anyone who may not know or remember what happened with nucleon in previous issues and how these characters came to be where they are now?

SIMON FURMAN: Nucleon’s a kind of wonder-fuel that Grimlock went in search of back in issue #69, but it’s kind of a two-edged sword. I
t can grant or even boost your powers/natural abilities, but often (though by no means in all cases) there’s a price. So with Grimlock it made him stronger and faster, but it also robbed him of his ability to change modes. Basically, Grimlock (in his naturally blinkered way) ignored all the warnings in order to bring the Dinobots (and a whole bunch of Autobots) back from the brink of death (after Starscream’s Underbase rampage in #50). Inevitably, as with Grimlock himself, there were side effects. Some are tiny, barely noticeable, some though are huge and debilitating and the Cybertronian in question is either driven to the brink of madness by super-enhanced abilities (like Blaster) or become a danger to themselves and others (like Inferno).


PAGE 3: We’re seeing what happened to Grimlock and how he became an Action Master (sacrificing the use of his alt mode). Was this a planned revisitation of the old story thread or something that came up while you were doing research for the series?

SIMON FURMAN: This was definitely one of the story lines that was planned before we knew #80 was the last issue of the Marvel run, but I never got a
chance to see through. What changed was the chance to wrap this into another kind of loose end, which was the fate of the heads of the original Headmasters (last seen in their own right back in the HEADMASTERS mini-series). Not sure if I’d have come up with that kind of mutual solution back then or not. And it gave me a chance to bring back one my favourite characters from my original run on the book, but explore him in an all-new way.


PAGE 4: In the present day, Grimlock is being held captive by Scorponok. Last time we saw Scorponok was when he died on Cybertron. Do you have personal bond with the character as you do Grimlock, after using him in previous IDW comics?

SIMON FURMAN: Yes, I like Scorponok a lot. Much as Grimlock, he seems to have his own ideas about allegiance and strategy, that don’t always jibe with the leadersh
ip. The Scorponok I inherited back then was the Lord Zarak version, and it was fun to muddy his tyrannical nature with this more conflicted (intrinsically noble) character. And this Scorponok is yet another version, more like the original (because he is the original) but not the same as back then. Because he’s shared a mind in the interim — and evolved. It’s affected him, just in a slightly different way. It’s great, I get to do that whole ‘same but different’ thing.


PAGE 5: Scorponok begins conversing with Grimlock about nucleon and what it’s shown him. It’s sounding like Scorponok is going to send our friendly Dinobots through a few levels of hell to achieve his goals.

SIMON FURMAN: Yeah, much as Scorponok NEEDS Grimlock for his plans, there’s a kind of sadistic relish in the way Scorpy dangles temptation in front of his optics. Scorponok instinctively recognizes a kindred spirit in Grimlock, two outsiders together against the worlds (or worlds), but he’s using him, plain and simple. Is he also underestimating Grimlock? We shall see.

Stay tuned to Tformers.com for more details as they are made available. Your best resource for all the Transformers news and community every day.

How do you like Transformers Regeneration One #86?
5 - Great
4
3 - Okay
2
1 - Terrible
0 - Do Not Care

   Votes: 16  -  Poll Results

Facebook Social Comments

TFormers Member Comments

NO COMMENTS YET - Start the Coversation by Posting Yours Now!

»  POST A COMMENT ON THIS STORY - CLICK HERE!  «
     (Membership Required)

More Generation 1 News
Riptapparel has been cranking out their own Transformers t-shirts and other goods, for some time now. The designs tend to be hit and miss, but this one that just landed is probably one of my favorites. Their "Believe In The Cosmos" shirt is filled with G1 Mini-bot goodness, with a slogan that takes a cue from another classic paranomal televisiton show. Featuring everyone's favorite Transoformers flying saucer, Cosmos. The t-shirts are listed at $16 USD with hoodies, bags, coasters and other items available.
Transformers: Earth Wars's game designer Adam gives us a personal walktrhough on Grimlock's gameplay with special insights on the Dinobot leader. He's a BEAST on the battlefield. Harness the power of Grimlock and watch as your Decepticon foes fall. Get a look at the character model along with his different modes as well as fighting tactics. Which side will you choose? This spring harness the legendary power of OPTIMUS PRIME's AUTOBOTS or MEGATRON’s DECEPTICONS to crush your enemies.
Last year's short but memorable Transformers: Devastation featured a boss battle with Shockwave where the one-handed logician displayed a fascinating, very video-gamey power: the ability to create duplicates of himself. Naturally you'd think this was an invention by Platinum Games... but it's not! The Transformers Wiki has posted to Twitter a picture of Shockwave's description from the original 1984 series bible, with some very familiar but new information. Keep reading to see!
Following the news in April about the registration of "Hascon" by Hasbro, for what most are assuming their plans for a new officially run fan focused convention for Transformers, and other properties. We learn today from the gents at TF@Moon that the company registered the name "Hasbro-con" on May 12th along with the domain name "www.hasbro-con.com" to go with it. This all we know about Hasbro's plans following the last Transformers BotCon and GI Joe conventions this year.
In the first instalment of the Transformers: Earth Wars PRO TIP series, developer Nick explains how to use your gunners on clustered defences. She's a master with the blade, ready to take down any Decepticons who get in her way. Watch WINDBLADE in action! Which side will you choose? This spring harness the legendary power of OPTIMUS PRIME's AUTOBOTS or MEGATRON’s DECEPTICONS to crush your enemies.











Facebook @TFormers
Transformers BotCon 2016

The Transformers Issue 53
Generations IDW Comic Book
Rust Dust
Combiner Wars Victorion Boxset Legends Class Figure
Devastator Kids Logic Mecha Nations MN-08
Generation 1 Action Figure
Jumpstream
Combiner Wars Victorion Boxset Deluxe Figure

What's New, Nosecone? Unite Warriors UW08 Computron Spotlights Its Rook Remolds

SDCC 2016 - Transformers Artist Marcelo Matere Sketch List Now Open

Transformers: Earth Wars PRO TIP - Gunners vs Clustered Defences - Pre-register Now!


RADIO FREE CYBERTRON

Twitter @TFormers




ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Classifieds
Entertainment
Marvel
 
Podcasts
Star Wars
Superheroes
Transformers
Links
Support
© 2016 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].