I agree there & made me think about a line form Dr Who - what if the Decepticons formed after coming to Earth? So going by the Dr Who line "you don't need to worry about monsters from space because the biggest monsters are here on Earth"
Would be a big change. I mean that's not only changing the creative team behind the comic, but also the tone and target audience. If that's what they are intending it's a big jump. RiD wasn't a seller as a comic; if they replaced the current titles with a Cyberverse focused one they're asking a lot of their existing readership.
The existing readership have (almost) just got a 13-year run of comics aimed at them. I'd like to see the comics go back to being suitable for children again. It would also help differentiate a new approach. It would be pointless if whatever comes out after the current IDW Tf continuity ends is something that feels the same. Otherwise why reboot?
Looking at it from Hasbros point of view - they only have to bother running toy design for one line then a movie line. We know Hasbro like cutting costs & making profits. So if WFC ending up being Cyberverse follow on so they only have to design one line type. But then the comics would then be back to forced stories features the new toys out.
Post by Andy Turnbull on May 31, 2018 23:35:29 GMT
I was chatting with Kris Carter the other night. Once the IDW reboot kicks in - I want an all-ages friendly title again as a companion to whatever new main book that they do. I'd do it like their Star Wars Adventures book, not a strict continuity but spanning all the tales. It would be the perfect way to do a Sunbow continuation (as I think that would be better served as a mini-series) and then bounce around all the various Transformers continuities.
Also the one thing not one has mentioned so far. You remember when we had all that banning DW comics for sale in UK with some people saying that Panini didn't want people buying the DW Armada comic instead of the UK one - but it wasn't a reprint & I don't think Panini did cause a fuss with Hasbro. But if a UK comic reprint is being lined up to come out 6 months after the US one could something happen again. This isn't anything IDW can do anything about but their sales might go down.