Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Author's Reflections- Comics #469-471





The main memory I have about these comics is putting the time into making all those force field shards. They ended up not looking too terrible but for someone like me who is content to take the lazy route when it comes to photoshopping, it was a big frustration. There are few things in these comics that also stand out to me, namely Deathkill using “Transform and Haul Ass”, which was used several times by Optimus after the fact, Nemesis Prime being impaled by the huge shard of fore field, and Bumblebee’s choices, all of which resulted in the area being razed.

Author's Reflections- Comic #468


I rarely worked sociopolitical commentary into the comic but I definitely remember being completely fed up with the media covering one of the American Idol contestants’ personal lifestyle. I really couldn’t care less what someone else does in their personal life so I can’t fathom why anyone else would be so interested in it. But enough about that. I liked the Autobots holding their action poses while waiting for the force field to shut down. “Imposing poses” sounded hysterical when I first wrote it but it doesn't hold up to the test of time in my opinion.

Author's Reflections- Comic #467


The most notable thing about this comic is the way Deathkill, who is normally polite and overly nice, treats Nemesis Prime. Their inexplicable rivalry never took center stage but I liked pointing it out now and then when they appeared together.

Author's Reflections- Comic #466


The passage of time was always used pretty loosely throughout the comic but this is one of the instances I referenced that two weeks had passed, when in fact they had in real time. The rest of the comic worked out alright between making fun of myself for dragging things out too long and ripping on Wheeljack (using instances from the G1 cartoon).

The ’De-Grading’ Machine is a vehicle from one of the other toylines I loved as a kid, Thundercats.

Author's Reflections- Comic #465


I attempted to accomplish two things with this comic: To get Megatron involved and to set up for a secondary story featuring Blackarachnia and Waspinator. There’s some decent back and forth between Starscream, and them needing to perpetually plan for the worst worked out decently for the most part.