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possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:22 am
by Dominic
http://boards.idwpublishing.com/3/viewt ... 21&t=18545

Apparently, the current "A Real American Hero" book (aka "Larry Hama has no ideas") is going to have an arc focusing on xeno-tech, and some people are speculating that it is going to be a TF cross-over. Hama's Joes have met the TFs at least twice before (with the second half of the G2 cross-over and the UK story likely not being counted), so there is some precedent.

Hama has not impressed me for about 20 years now. Since then, most of his work has been middling (and some of it has been offensively bad). Not sure I am going to buy in on this (especially given how many good comics are coming out). But, it has to be better than anything Scioli is doing.

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:48 am
by BWprowl
For someone who expends a lot of energy into trumpeting the value of buying comics because they're good and not just because they have Transformers in them, you sure do spend a lot of time fretting over whether or not you're going to buy certain comics (that you acknowledge likely won't be good) just because they have Transformers in them.

It's like, you say right there that Larry Hama is writing this and you don't like Larry Hama's writing which is why you haven't been reading it, but now all of a sudden because Optimus Prime and Soundwave may be showing up, it's on your radar? It's still gonna suck, who cares?

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:24 pm
by Shockwave
Dominic wrote:But, it has to be better than anything Scioli is doing.


That's a low bar. Toilet paper is better than Scioli is doing.

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:39 pm
by Dominic
True. "Better than Scioli" is a low bar to set for any professionally done comic.


For someone who expends a lot of energy into trumpeting the value of buying comics because they're good and not just because they have Transformers in them, you sure do spend a lot of time fretting over whether or not you're going to buy certain comics (that you acknowledge likely won't be good) just because they have Transformers in them.


Normally, morbid curiosity would be enough to compel me on something like this.

But, at the moment, there are too many good comics I am not even subscribed to for me to be likely to read a book I know will be bad.

Not likely to buy this. But, it is likely of interest on this forum.

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:32 pm
by Shockwave
Dominic wrote:True. "Better than Scioli" is a low bar to set for any professionally done comic.


He sets the bar low for ANY comic. David Willis would have been a better choice and fuck Scioli with baseball bat with rusty nails on fire for making me type that and have it be true.

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:18 pm
by Onslaught Six
Is there even any proof that this would actually be TF-related? Hama could just as easily introduce those doofy aliens from the Star Force series or whatever.

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:00 pm
by Dominic
Obviously, we can rule this out now. The big robots and xeno tech are an all new thing.

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:05 am
by Onslaught Six
Still feel like some of the robots are definitely designed after those non-Movie Movie guys.

I mean, just compare:
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Movie-Payload-Toy.jpg
http://news.hisstank.com/wp-content/upl ... iew-03.jpg

Re: possible cross-over with the Hama Joe series

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:55 am
by Dominic
You are most likely right about the robots being designed after TFs. But, for the purposes of the book, they are not TFs.