In Defense Of The Matrix Of Leadership

 

Matrix Of Leadership

Here’s another one from my late Transformers fansite and alt.toys.transformers. At the time ATT had a few threads going on involving the Matrix Of Leadership, or at least one subthread, it’s been so long I can’t remember. As someone who prefers the classic cartoon origin for the Transformers and Unicron (which didn’t feature dark gods and stuff and was closer to pure sci-fi), I decided to make a defense of the Matrix, which had popped up unexpectedly and is now part of Transformer multiversal continuity.

For people who aren’t die-hard Transformers fans, let me give you some history. In Transformers: The Movie we are introduced to the Autobot Matrix Of Leadership, an ancient relic that would light the Autobots’ darkest hour. This was never mentioned in two seasons of the cartoon, but in season three, now set in the year 2006, one year after the movie, it became important in numerous episodes. Therefore, a few questions of events in the previous seasons and I decided to address it. Except for spelling and grammar errors, what follows is just what I posted back in the day, followed by some updated thoughts. Continue reading

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Mega Man #3

Mega Man #3 (DW)

“You aren’t radioactive, are you Protoman?”

Mega Man #3

Dreamwave (November, 2003)

WRITER: Brian Augustyn
ARTIST: Mic Fong
BACKGROUNDS: Pak Lok & Ching
COLORISTS: Stuart Ng & Susan Luo
LETTERER: Paul Villafuerte
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Roger Lee

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Morning Article Link: Deadpool, Movie Edition

The Green Goblin take on Casual Friday.

The Green Goblin take on Casual Friday.

20th Century Fox (who somehow got Deadpool with their X-Men license but lost Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to Marvel Studios) has brought out the pictures and logo for the upcoming Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds as the Merc With A Mouth. It’s probably the closest to the comic model I have seen since the 80s Superman and Supergirl movies.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Gamera #4

Gamera #4

Missing the old days, the Human Torch attacked the wrong kaiju.

Gamera #4

FINAL ISSUE

Dark Horse (November, 1996)

“Gamera: The Last Hope”
WRITER: Dave Chipps
PENCILER: Mozart Couto
INKER: Mike Sellers
COLORIST: Art Knight
SEPARATIONS: Jon Fell, Dan Jackson, Judi Hann, & Letty Rodriguez
COVER ART: Yuji Kaida
LETTERER: Clem Robins
DESIGNER: Mark Cox
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Ian Stude
EDITOR: Randy Stradley

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Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch: Movie Edition

Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch discover the...

Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch discover their origin in Avengers #185 (July 1979). Art by George Pérez. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This morning’s article gave us a quick look at the new movie Deadpool. So here’s a featurette with Stars Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson discussing the brother/sister team of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver respectively and a sneak peak into their part in Avengers: Age Of Ultron!

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Mega Man #2 (Dreamwave)

Mega Man #2 (DW)

“Oh man, that was my flight!”

Mega Man #2

Dreamwave (October, 2003)

WRITER: Brian Augustyn
ARTIST: Mic Fong
BACKGROUNDS: Pak Lok & Ching
COLORIST: Stuart Ng & Susan Luo
COVER ART: Mic Fong & Stuart Ng
LETTERER: Paul Villafuerte
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Roger Lee

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Morning Article Link: The Alien Came From Crohn’s Disease

The "chestburster" was shoved up thr...

The “chestburster” was shoved up through the table and false torso by a puppeteer. The scene has been recognized as one of the film’s most memorable. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh, there are lot of interesting origins in Luis Prada’s article for Cracked, like how the Millennium Falcon was brought on by fast food, or Ursala from The Little Mermaid based on a drag queen, among others. But the one that interested me as a Crohn’s sufferer is that the chestburster’s existence can be traced to inflammation. Yeah, I have those days, too.