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Transformers - Retro
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Published: November 25, 2013
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This is a piece that I submitted in the hopes that IDW would use as a pin-up/alt cover in the upcoming TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE issue 100 special, as it was always a dream to draw something in the original continuity. However, the powers that be don't seem particularly interested in using it, so I'm posting it here. 

By the way... the characters on the cover AREN'T a spoiler for that issue. I just picked key characters from the series and drew them in a Kirby-esque style.
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Kaizer617's avatar
Kaizer617|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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sydew's avatar
sydew|Hobbyist Photographer
Love this!!!!

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MDTartist83| General Artist
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Phenometron's avatar
Retro is amazing.
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AcidWing's avatar
Fantastic. Really conveys the old 80's comics, while cleverly homaging G2 with the logo. Also, love the crease, adds to that physical comic authenticity.:)
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wordmongerer|Professional Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL! Sorry they didn't go for it. Don't take it to heart though I think they have had something set and locked in place for a while (though they haven't told me what).
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beautypersoni|Hobbyist General Artist
Aside from the great artwork, I LOVE the creased and worn corners, making it look like a much-loved issue in a Transformers comics fan's collection!

If I see two stacks of comics somewhere, one of issues in a similar condition, and the other consisting of crisp and shiny new issues, I usually find myself immediately drawn to the former. The first stack seems friendly, warm and welcoming, while the latter is usually off-putting to the point that I'd try to keep my distance. I'd be more comfortable with a stack of bagged and boarded "mint" comics than that second stack; though I'd be uncomfortable opening any to check them out.

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dcjosh|Professional Digital Artist
ah man thats GORGEOUS! I hope they find some way to use it!
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warrior1944's avatar
I love it! Sad to hear they didnt use it but it is one awesome creation, hmm dunno why but Optimus design and the simple design, hell his arms is some squares more or less but still so cool to look on, gives me some kind of emotion whenever I see him or Transformers. Love the series.
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hellbat's avatar
Excellent! Love the classic Marvel/G1 style.
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TheLastCybertronian|Hobbyist General Artist
You already know how much I love this picture bro :clap:
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TheDeviantMakepeace's avatar
Clearly, the problem was with the credits.  They ought to be reading:

Williams * Furman * Wildman * Baskerville * Bove
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StriderSyd's avatar
 Cool pic.....
but I think this Optimus Prime is supposed have golden eyes, and not have a blue crotch.
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