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Multitasking of Evil

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Multitasking of Evil is a one page story focusing on the Dark Matrix Entity, the final villain of the Regeneration One series. Our intent is to tell that there's a long time plan developing behind the scenes.

 

 :iconheisenking:   Nicola Balocca - Story
:iconm3gr1ml0ck:   Franco Villa - Lettering & Edits
:iconjoeteanby:   Joe Teanby - Lineart
:icongeekgilmu:   Esther Pimentel - Colors

 

 -  Inside his den on Cybertron into the planetary core, the Dark Matrix Entity is monitoring what's happening on Earth, Nebulos and Cybertron via some “energy windows” linked to Space Zero.

 

- To be precise, the "energy windows" refers to:

Panel 1, Window #1: Megatron and Optimus Prime last fight on Washington D.C.. [R1 #85]

Panel 1, Window #2: Kup and Starscream stand near the sled made with Ratchet's head. [R1 #85]

Panel 1, Window #3: the Ark is located in Yukon since it crashed. But someone overtaken it. [Megatron changes the World]

Panel 1, Window #4: on Nebulos, Scorponok is towing an off-line Grimlock. [after the events in R1 #82]

Panel 1, Window #5: Soundwave, on Cybertron, enters the Hall of Silence (where are located Thunderwing's remains). [R1 #84]

Panel 2, Window #1: Kup, assisted by First Aid, shoots Ratchet in the head, killing him. [R1 #85]

Panel 2, Window #2: Optimus Prime kills Megatron. [R1 #85]

 

- The Dark Matrix emanation first appeared in "Dark Creation", when Thunderwing took possession of it. [US #65]

 

- The Dark Matrix emanation possessed Megatron in "Megatron changes the World".

 

- After the Ark crash landed on Earth, Fortress Maximus neutralized Galvatron and thrown his body in into a frozen lake. [US #79]

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LeeanixProfessional Digital Artist
Oooh I don't know much about Transformers but love the look of that villain. And I love that he's the secret mastermind behind the main factions.
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your interest and fave. :-)

If you need to know something in particular about Transformers (and our comics!) I will tell you everything! ;-)
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LeeanixProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome. Sure. If I have any questions I will ask.
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Ok, any time.
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RabidOctopusHobbyist General Artist
This feels like something from the retro age of comics.
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! For me it's a compliment. :-)
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
Oh gasp...Galvatron!!
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! You now know more about his come back in Regeneration One #85.
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
Haha,my fave Decepticon ever.
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
That's good. A dear old herald of destruction!
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
Love the movie from '86.
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
We're both geewun ;-)
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
I'm with ya,brother.
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ShinkalorkHobbyist General Artist
cool work!
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :-)
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XinterestingXHobbyist Writer
As one who just finished the second volume in the Regeneration one series, this just makes me even more exited. 
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
That's great! :-)

We're working to fill the gaps left by Furman, in particular during the #80-80.5-81 period.

And our stories set during this period, in the end, will collide with our stories set on the Marvel era, to an epic (at least I hope) finale!
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
A one page comic might not be the best way to show a long time. It rather kinda tells us that a long time passed. For me, it doesn't feel like a long time.
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. Unfortunately my english is not good. :-(
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nono, this isn't about the English language. There's a saying directed at every creator of fiction (and other things, too, I guess) you might know: "Show, don't tell." Ignore the rest of this comment if you know this saying and also know what it means.

So, to make your reader/audience care, you should show the action, the drama, the emotions, the decisions, what's at stake... whatever engages the reader/audience. If you just tell them, they know the information, but they haven't experienced it, so they don't care that much.
Obviously you can't show everything. You should tell some things to set up those things your story is about, the things you really want to show and have the reader/audience care. It's about priorities.
In this comic I get on the intellectual level that it covers a lot of time, but having read one page doesn't make me feel like I was there (even though I was, since I read the whole Regeneration 1). So on the emotional level it's unsatisfying. For me, at least. It's feels just like a recap.

But then I see hat you changed it to "tell" in the description. Typed this stuff for nothing, I guess.
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, now I fully understand what you're meaning.
And, to be honest, I've never heard before "show, don't tell" (unless I've felt this sensation several times watching movies/reading comics).

I'ts interesting to read your comment and, definitively, reflecting on it.
I can agree with you that a 1 page comic is a "quick reading" so for a reader it could be difficult to "enter" in the story.

In conclusion, this is a comic for hardcore TF readers, assuming that they have got a read on the full R1 series and they know all the events.

We realized this page to explain better something Furman don't told explicitely. Now it's put on paper.
 
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
Didn't type it for nothing. Good to know!
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RegenerationPlusHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!

I don't have idea if you know who Fabio Aru is but, recently, he stated something like this: "I don't need somoeone who says me how a great rider I am" to people who only congratulates him.
This phrase is very significative for me.

I'm not interested to simply count the faves, I prefer interesting comments like yours who makes me reflect on my "work".
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
Though psychologically speaking I find it understandable: thinking of meaningful things to say about each picture, each page is hard work. And from experience most people have learned that most other people don't like criticism. So better just to state that you liked it and don't risk offending anyone.
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