>>422892 >Its just a cartoon character skidding to a halt. Does everything in an out-of-context thread require an obvious expectation to break? You just aren't trying to appreciate it: >why are they skidding to a halt? >why are they so furious? >why does the box at the top want its face broken? >does it lie out of the thread's context?
>>423811 It was actually pretty damn good, it was only the last issue with its Yahweh story that was over the top. The rest has shit like Frankenstein fighting werewolves and armed religious fundamentalists.
>>427821 According to a host of some movie podcast THAT IS NOT IMPORTANT, those black folk who grew up in bad neighborhoods, where they faced actual prejudice (and not just 2020 "prejudice"), grew to like japanese culture because it is a cool culture that is not "white".
>>436795 Can a transformer survive without a head? I mean they are robots afterall, and its not clear what a transformer can and can't live through. The single most important part of them being their "Spark" which is like an actual tangible robo-soul?
>>436797 It changes depending on the dramatization. In Marvel G1 they had a brain chip, and as long as that worked, you could put them in a toy car and they'd drive themselves around. Also you could copy the contents to a floppy disc of all things. And yet, in the last issue you had a decepticon running around literally missing a head. Then there are headmasters who somehow all retain their original personalities despite their entire head being made up of a human or a Nebulan. Oh and the humans can remote control their bodies too.
IDW had sparks, brain chips and transformation cogs. T-Cogs could be removed, and sparks could be transplanted, so it would follow that the brain chips were the most integral parts. And yet you had Rung getting headshot and recovering (but in his defense, he was Primus with amnesia and could regrow limbs). Sparks controlled what kind of body a bot could have, those with better sparks could have larger bodies, with the largest bots having super-sparks (point one percenters), like Optimus, Megatron, Grimlock, Overlord, Sixshot, etc. Megatron had his spark shot clean out and then replaced, so they can be transplanted, although this is questionable since that was a Megatron literally on the assembly line. You also had spark-related maladies where a spark isn't strong enough anymore and the bot dies.
Given all the above, I consider sparks to be more like a starter plug.
>>438988 IDW did some stupid things but that one was one of the dumbest ideas ever. Also, it never amounts to anything. They just send off the baby with Grimlock and they are never mentioned again. Roberts just wasted Grimlock in his stupid comic, in general, having him play mute for years...
>>439041 Yeah but that's due to editorial mandate. Either the books writer comes up with some outlandish plot that would make sense once it gets resolved, but editorial mandate on the latest crossover/event requires that he has to chop the story in half and leave several plot threads hanging loose. OR, editorial forces the dumbest idea for an event, and the subsequent writers will quietly ignore it once the event is over.
In the case of Skorponok having a baby, the writer wanted to introduce bio transformers because he wanted to create an army to battle a universal threat he foresaw. There were wood transformers, transformers who could regrow limbs, and so on. The baby was another one of those. And it isn't even the wildest idea, since Transformers used to have crap like that before, iirc Sari was something like that in the 00s animated show? Either way, IDW was axing the trainwreck that their TF line became, and the writer had to chop chop the story so it can conclude early. So the baby was never explained.