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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby The Baron » 27 Apr 2010 16:26

So you were too shy to speak to him, then?
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Postby gung-hoeddie » 27 Apr 2010 16:53

That is incorrect.
CIA got you pushing to many pencils.
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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby Red Laser » 27 Apr 2010 17:52

Where there loads of geeky questions being fired at him or people trying to tell him everything about Transformers as if he didn't know anything?
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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby gung-hoeddie » 27 Apr 2010 19:06

It seemed to be a bit of both,
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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby ODB » 27 Apr 2010 21:22

gung-hoeddie wrote:There were enough of these daft student types there to keep the poor bugger busy I didn't want to make his day worse by throwing a transformer saying at him, at 34 I'm past being a star struck twat.
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He did let slip that the G1 stuff was best, though not in front of the kids who were obsessed with Revenge of the Fallen.
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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby DAMartin » 28 Apr 2010 01:14

If he likes G1 so much, then why was he writing that awful "Infiltration" and "Escalation" for IDW and then allowing them to be labelled as G1 when they clearly aren't? "Devastation" was also bad, but not so much as those two. And he was so a good writer in the G1 days... :roll:
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Postby Red Laser » 28 Apr 2010 08:26

They were a reboot just like the current GI Joe is also by IDW DA so new readers could jump on from the start. Plus Marvel never really delved into the Transformers history in the US title not until Simon started to write it.
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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby gung-hoeddie » 28 Apr 2010 09:31

ODB wrote:
gung-hoeddie wrote:There were enough of these daft student types there to keep the poor bugger busy I didn't want to make his day worse by throwing a transformer saying at him, at 34 I'm past being a star struck twat.
Ahem!

He did let slip that the G1 stuff was best, though not in front of the kids who were obsessed with Revenge of the Fallen.
I'm 33....you minge ;-)
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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby DAMartin » 28 Apr 2010 14:07

Red Laser wrote:They were a reboot just like the current GI Joe is also by IDW DA so new readers could jump on from the start. Plus Marvel never really delved into the Transformers history in the US title not until Simon started to write it.
Dreamwave TF also was a reboot but it was G1 indeed. Since Transformers is a metaseries now, the writers must keep some details to allow each series to be a rendition of each franchise, and the IDW material doesn't take those details into account; just like all the other series, it changes a lot (original crews, punk Bumblebee, Zarak-less Scorponok, living Fasttrack, new guys named Galvatron and Goldbug, etc). The story is also bad, but it has nothing to do with it being G1 or not; the avobe points say why it isn't G1.

And yes, Furman gave new life to the original Marvel run, and he still wrote good stuff for IDW, like Beast Wars the Gathering (part of an undefined G1 universe) and Stormbringer (a good part of the IDWverse, though that still doesn't make it G1), but Infiltration and Escalation were BOOO-RING!
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Re: Action Force Comic Writer Simon Furman @ All The Cool St

Postby AnnieM » 28 Apr 2010 17:21

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