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Combination - act 2 - page 6



Lineart by Daniele :icondanbrenus:

Colors by Sin-Nos :iconsin-nos:

Story, lettering & project by Franco Villa :iconm3gr1ml0ck:

Edits by Zac De Board :iconjustynnbailey:

Project by Ibai Canales :iconcanalus: and Peter Istyle :iconi-sithlord:


In our "The Future Is -Ation" saga, the answer to the previous question is that the Machination removed Sunstreaker's Spark Core, placing it in a dedicated cyber-chamber, while the body was recycled among the many copies that they manufactured (as seen in Devastation #6 and Maximum Dinobots).

That also explains why Hunter picked a certain Sunstreaker body above any others, when he went looking for a body to escape the Machination facility (in Devastation #6).

Again, why was Hunter able to enjoy such a better Headmaster connection than the Machination cyborgs?
Because he had Sunsteaker's Spark Core!
Well, at least this is our theory: hence the never-the-seen scene of panel 1, that was never featured in the original comic.

Only partially disconnected by Ratchet, Hunter was not allowed to leave the Autobot base, of course.
As he represents a potential weapon to be use against the Autobots, they'd want to keep him quite close.
That's why Ratchet is so worried about Hunter disappearing from his quarters.
Check Differentiation, page 1 for more details about our overall continuity.

What's happening to Hunter in panel 3?
Sunstreaker's Spark Core was given back to its owner at the end of Maximum Dinobots (in some off-panel events), so what is growing inside Hunter?

What about the sudden appearance of Bugly's name in this saga, while he was never mentioned before in any -Ation related books?
The answer is that this is a reference to a Mosaic mini-series known as "Fate of the Tank Force" by :icon-clu-art:, a story which was potentially set in the Seeds Of Deception universe.
In the third episode of that series, Bugly was revealed to be a criminal mastermind, always bent on committing new technological abuses.
Chased and appraised by Ultra Magnus, Bugly was potentially out of the game, but it seemed only fitting that he could have acted as a consultant for Scorponok's plans. That's why Hunter/Sunstreaker is feeling Bugly's vicious touch behind some bits of the Machination activities.

The mission of Verity and Bumblebee will continue in the Magnificent saga.

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multi-comics's avatar
AMAZING JOB AS ALWAYS... can't wait for my thesis to get over start pouring art again :D
Chakat-Stripedfur's avatar
You guys' comics just get more and more interesting!  Keep up the great work, Franco!
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
Thanks! Of course the credits go to the whole team as well :)
Clu-art's avatar
Love it. Especially as it happened to me that I re-read AHM last week ;)
Clu-art's avatar
Let's say, this is much, much better. AHM only had one good caption. Ratchet saying something about "another Clown with a gun..." :D
Natephoenix's avatar
Final Panel, "The Decepticons getting their claws on him" would sound better.
Aside from that, this is one exceptional comic! The art is perfect, the story great, I'm in awe!
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
Fixed, thank you!
And thank you so much for the praises! *_*
JellyLord's avatar
And if ANYBODY could pleas fucking clear up the total timeline on the Sunstreaker/hunter headmaster, mechanation what the fuck ever comics that whould be REALLY grate.
Because its really comfusing me.
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
Just don't get angry at us :P
JellyLord's avatar
Lol sorry did not mean to get angry at anybody just a bit frustrated at not understanding where the storyline continues.
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
No problem!
Hope the previous answer provided some clarity.
JellyLord's avatar
It did. Bought the Maximum Dinobots today. But I really hate how they
use the headmasters to get ppl to read it then phase it out. Its a real dick move.
I really like the headmasters I think its really cool. Sure I will still be a big fan
of the Transformers but still. Thanks for the clarification on the storyline.
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
Yes, it was a big letdown: hence our choice of continuing where Simon Furman had to left off.
The Earth Headmasters are a fascinating concept and they have a huge potential, storywise (see our other Headmasters characters in The Future Is -Ation; with a bit of luck, we'll feature all of them in our comics).

As you may have noticed, Furman had to wrap up his plots in "Maximum Dinobots" and "Revelation", and he had to close the Headmasters subplot, because the new artistic direction of "All Hail Megatron" didn't include any Headmasters. I (Franco) think that this was a choice made by IDW to boost sales, hence the change of tone and creative team.
JellyLord's avatar
Yeah so basically they only care about money. And Ation that's just fan made stuff right?
Because I cant find anything related to Ation on the IDW app.
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
Yes, it's fan made.

The name "-Ation" cames from the suffix that characterized Furman's run: Infiltr-Ation, Escal-Ation, Devast-Ation, Revel-Ation.
It was supposed to continue with Expansion, though!
JellyLord's avatar
Im using the IDW Transformers app for the comics and im having BIG problems to find out where the story continues after the Devastation series.
So is this cannon stuff or just fan made? Im also having BIG problems finding out what storyline go into what story line on the IDW Transformers comics.
They always add the Headmasters stuff then write it out. :(
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
After Devastation, you should read Revelation and Maximum Dinobots.
Revelation is made of 4 Spotlights: Cyclonus, Hardhead, Double Dealer and Sideswipe.

Maximum Dinobots is where the Sunstreaker storyline evolves.

After that, IDW rebooted/retconned eveything with All Hail Megatron.

Our comic is fanmade, but we are making the deliberate choice of following a different timeline, right after the end of Maximum Dinobots.
In our timeline, All Hail Megatron never happened: the -Ation saga continues without retcon in "Differentiation" (pun, pun) and "Combination".
JellyLord's avatar
I read them. But you should read transformers Iron Hide.
Its after he sacrificed himself to blow that bridge up.
And you get to se a lot of dead Cybertron and some
befor and after flashbacks. Its horrible how Cybertron
and its people have sufferd buy the hands of Megatron
and his decepticons. :(
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Lemniskate's avatar
Waaait wait wait... If Sunstreaker was rebuild only from his head, does he have no spark in the canon IDW universe? I have to read up on that.
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
Um, well, that happened off-pages, as you know, which means that the Spark Core was somewhere else. Maybe the Autobots salvaged it from the Machination compound.
Maybe Hunter really had it, and this comicc of ours offer the proper explanation, even if it belongs to another timeline.
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