“Yesterday’s” Comic> MASK #8 (DC)

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T-Bob gets aaaaalllll the honeys.

MASK #8

DC Comics (September, 1987)

“Fun In The Sun!”

WRITER: Michael Fleisher

PENCILER: Curt Swan

INKER: Kurt Schaffenberger

COLORIST: Bob LeRose

LETTERER: Todd Klein

EDITOR: Robert Greenberg

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Oil And Hollywood

English: The expansion tank in a central heati...

The expansion tank in a central heating system. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every now and then recently I get requests to post things related to storytelling from a site that usually isn’t about storytelling. It can still be interesting. For example, I received an email pointing to an infographic from a home heating fuel site about movies surrounding the topic of oil. Oddly one of them is about oil alternatives, which I would think would be against their goals. Unless they’re into alternate energy sources as well.

“Yesterday’s” Manga> Mobile Suit Gundam Wing v1

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“Heero’s hogging the camera again!”

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing volume 1

Tokyopop/Mixx Manga (May, 2000)

WRITERS: Hajime Yadate & Yoshiyuki Tomino

TRANSLATION: Yuki Ichimura

ARTIST: Koichi Tokita

RETOUCH: Romualdo Viray II & Bernard San Juan

COVER COLORIST: John Ott

GRAPHIC ASSISTANT: Steve Kindernay

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Akemi Imafuku

ASSOSICATE EDITOR: Jake Forbes

EDITOR: Mary Coco

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Humans And Autobots Are Friends (or should be)

Transformers: Bumblebee #4

“How many blue crayons do you own?”

A half hour. Not even that.

Tonight I was going to review the fourth installment of Michael Bay’s Transformer movie, Age Of Extinction. Until The Last Knight hits theaters (and a movie that wants to sell itself to me by having Optimus Prime attack the Autobots is not doing a good job of it) it’s the only Transformers movie I have yet to see.

I didn’t even make it through the first half-hour of the FX Movies broadcast.

Why, you may ask? Well, it’s not like I didn’t know it was about humans treating Autobots as the bad guys. But there’s a scene in there that just made me realize it was dumber than that. I’m pretty sure I know where the story is headed because it’s been done before. But it’s also an extension of a problem I see in the adult-targeted side of the Transformers multiverse. See, I grew up at a time when the Autobots were allied with the humans. (Except in the comic but I’ll come back to that.) In the cartoon humans and Autobots joined forces against the Decepticons. The humans knew their own planet and energy sources while the Autobots protected them from the Decepticons. It was a good showing.

That’s hard to find now. Of the currently active series, the web series is set on Cybertron so we won’t count that, and four are on Earth; two of them are shows for kids and two of them, one a comic and the other a movie, are targeted for grown-ups and the heck with the target audience for the series. Yes, Hasbro throws a bone to the adult collectors but this started as a product for kids. Not 80s kids, but kids who are not yet adults. And apparently adults don’t like heroes or something.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Transformers Evolutions: Hearts Of Steel #2

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Shockwave likes to go skinny dipping in the moonlight.

Transformers Evolutions: Hearts Of Steel #2

IDW (July, 2006)

WRITER: Chuck Dixon

ARTIST: Guido Guidi

INKER: Aaron Leach

COLORIST: Jay Fotos

LETTERING: Sulaco Studios

EDITORS: Chris Ryall & Dan Taylor

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BW’s Morning Article Link: New Digital, New Prices At DC Comics

Hey kids, DC is going for the free digital copy gimmick Marvel just dropped!

But they’re also raising the price on some of their comics back to $3.99

ICv2 has the list of which comics will now cost you more.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Transformers: Generation One vol 3 #10

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“You’re sure this will cure my headache?”

Transformers: Generation One vol. 3 #10

FINAL ISSUE

Dreamwave (November, 2004)

“The Route Of All Evil”

WRITERS: James McDonough & Adam Patyk

PENCILER: Don Figueroa

INKER: Elaine To

COLORISTS: Espen Grundetjern & Rob Ruffolo

LETTERER: Ben Lee

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