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Old 5th October 2012, 01:24 PM
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Default New IDW Transformers crossover comic

Mars Attacks the Transformers

Out 23rd January.


I can't believe Hasbro would approve this pimping-out of a franchise that had quality crossovers with Marvel, GI Joe, Spiderman, plus toys for Star Wars and Marvel/Avengers. Transformers hasn't gone the comedy angle for a reason - it would discredit all future seriousness in the brand.
I'll see what they do with it, but am not impressed with IDW just using a respected story/universe to make a quick dollar by pairing it up with anything they like.
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Old 5th October 2012, 01:41 PM
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I'm not sure that the current Mars Attack comic is as comedic or outright silly as the movie was.

Take this review of a recent issue for instance.

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John Layman does an excellent job of including stills from the collecting card series in key parts of the story. His portrayal of the Martians is new and daunting, making the creatures frightening more than comedic like in Burton’s film.

The true strength of the book comes from Layman’s story. With such well formulated but wildly unpredictable scenarios, the book conveys a take-no-prisoners tone.

And best of all, Layman makes the Martians the focus of the book. Unlike IDW’s Godzilla in which the title character barely shows up amidst a boring plot, Mars Attacks balances the Martian invaders’ story expertly with the human fight for survival.
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Old 5th October 2012, 02:11 PM
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Another splinter/alternate universe?

I'd actually really like this if they set it in the hearts of steel universe with their 1850's alt modes!

Sadly it'll probably end up something like the bots and cons have to team up to take out a common enemy or the cons will side with the martians (at least Starscream) before double crossing/being double crossed.
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Old 5th October 2012, 02:50 PM
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I got a response on twiter today from the mars ambassador, ill post it up tonight when i am home.

good promotional work
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Old 5th October 2012, 08:39 PM
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Mars Attacks was originally a set of Trading cards and they're kind of messed up. That said, I don't really care about a crossover with Transformers.
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Old 6th October 2012, 12:31 AM
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It seems like the movie was a parody of the 1960s science fiction story/concept. But even the 1960s version of martians wouldn't work to well with Transformers, now that we are more informed with actual and plausible science and physics.
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Old 6th October 2012, 12:55 AM
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Looking on their facebook page, it sounds like this will be a multi-universe crossover like their Infestation story. Aside from "attacking" Transformers, they will also be taking on Ghostbusters, KISS and Popeye.

Out of the five franchises being combined, Transformers is way out of the league of the other four... it's almost an insult. An odd grouping at the very least.
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Old 6th October 2012, 08:35 AM
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Animorphs was the worst case of pimping out the franchise IMO. Some might argue that Disney Label was pretty cringeworthy too -- although I didn't mind them (though they were overpriced -- I never got any of them at full RRP).
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Transformers hasn't gone the comedy angle for a reason
Really? Did you miss Beast Wars, Transformers Animated and More Than Meets the Eye? Actually let's not forget the three live action movies. I did a lot of laughing with first movie, not so much with the 2nd and 3rd film.
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There's a difference between comic relief and comedy. Transformers often has comic relief characters or elements or moments in it, but that doesn't necessarily make them comedies per se.
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