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G'Day all,

As some of you are aware, I recently sent off a pitch to IDW for a 4-issue miniseries titled TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE to celebrate the Beast Wars 20th anniversary this year.

The pitch, scripts for all four issues, as well artwork examples from Issue #1 are currently sitting on John Barber's desk, awaiting his discerning eye to be cast over them. In the meantime, I thought I might share the details of the pitch with you all. So sit back, read on and enjoy.


AS THE HEAVENS RAGE, IT'S ALL OR NOTHING AS THE WAR WITHOUT END... ENDS!

(click the logo to read the pitch)

Cheers,
- Rh1n0x.

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G'Day, I'm Chris.

I'm a Transformers Fan and have spent the best part of the last decade writing stories that I'm hoping some great artists here on DA might be able to help me turn into a Comic Book Series.
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G'Day all,

As some of you are aware, I recently sent off a pitch to IDW for a 4-issue miniseries titled TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE to celebrate the Beast Wars 20th anniversary this year.

The pitch, scripts for all four issues, as well artwork examples from Issue #1 are currently sitting on John Barber's desk, awaiting his discerning eye to be cast over them. In the meantime, I thought I might share the details of the pitch with you all. So sit back, read on and enjoy.


AS THE HEAVENS RAGE, IT'S ALL OR NOTHING AS THE WAR WITHOUT END... ENDS!

(click the logo to read the pitch)

Cheers,
- Rh1n0x.

AS THE HEAVENS RAGE, IT'S ALL OR NOTHING AS THE WAR WITHOUT END... ENDS!

OVERVIEW
Deicide, noun. The act of killing a god or gods.
In the centuries after the Great War and the signing of the Pax Cybertronia, the struggle on Cybertron has turned from a pursuit of peace to one of maintaining it, as the Maximals and Predacons try to coexist on a world still deeply scarred and deeply divided.

But some still dream of a united Cybertron, and a recent dark discovery has given these dreamers renewed hope. The Cybertronian Empire, a Great War-era enemy, long thought defeated, has not only returned but is now headed for Cybertron. Centuries before, an alliance was forged between the Autobots and Decepticons when this foe first emerged -- some on Cybertron now hope that a similar partnership may arise between the Maximals and Predacons as they face off against this mutual enemy once again.

Meanwhile, on a higher Astral Plane of existence, a mysterious Entity appears. Confused by its new guise and surrounds, it is greeted by a glowing, golden figure: Primus. Questions abound for the Entity, but Primus assures it that all will soon become clear -- there is much to explain before the imminent return of the Chaos Bringer, Unicron!

Can the inhabitants of Cybertron unite under one banner and survive the impending onslaught? Can Primus hold Unicron at bay long enough to see out a plan first set in motion millennia before? And what role does the mysterious entity have to play in it?

SYNOPSIS
If their gods fight, then so shall they.

TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE is a story told on four fronts:
  • Optimus Primal and his brave crew return to Cybertron, victorious, with the renegade Megatron in their custody. But celebrations are short-lived -- it seems the Beast Wars were just the beginning of a much larger battle. Optimus Primal must lead his team back into space to destroy an enemy control ship orbiting Cybertron.
  • Since the end of the Great War, Magmatron has worked tirelessly for the betterment of all Predacons, despite the frustrations felt within his faction for the failures of their forebears. After the discovery of the enemy fleet, unlikely allies emerge in Maximus Prime and Lyo, who ask the former General to help remobilise the Predacon forces, as Cybertron cannot be defended without them.
  • The mysterious Tripredacus Council has been waiting, patiently, for this day. Their dark history is revealed, tying them inexorably to not only the Cybertronian Empire, but also to Unicron, who they seek to use as a pawn in their play for ultimate power.
  • During the birth of the Cybertronian race, Primus ushered a second lifeform into existence -- one as unlike its robotic brethren as could be imagined. Left to grow on its own without the Light of Primus to guide it, the lifeform would grow to become the Swarm, but after a meeting with the Matrix, it would evolve again, eventually becoming the Vok. With time running short before Unicron’s arrival, Primus seizes an opportunity to meet with his offspring once again and reveal to it the purpose for its creation.

ISSUE BREAKDOWN

Issue #1
Some members of the Maximal High Council find the information Lyo has delivered them hard to digest, but the thought of re-arming the Predacons causes outright outrage -- distrust between the two factions has eased little since the end of the Great War.

Calmer voices prevail, and a meeting of Maximal and Predacon leaders is arranged, but Lyo’s hopes of a partnership with the Predacons are dashed as the Tripredacus Council remain less than impressed by the perceived threat posed by the enemy armada.

Lyo seeks out Magmatron, the former Predacon General, and implores him to take action. The newest batch of reconnaissance images leave little doubt in anyone’s mind just how big a task liess ahead. The Chaos Bringer, Unicron, has returned.

“I hope that thing in your chest still works, Prime. We’re gonna need it.” - Magmatron to Maximus Prime, upon the dark revelation.

Issue #2
As Primus puts the fate of Tarantulas’ Spark quite literally into the Entity’s hands, he describes the unbalanced nature of the Universe, caused by Unicron’s arrival in the Physical Reality. The Lord of Light, sensing his own imminent demise, offers the Entity a choice: either heed his words and restore balance to the Universe, or deliver it and all others to Unicron’s gaping maw.

With the promise of greater freedoms for his faction (should Cybertron survive the coming storm), Magmatron inspires and mobilises the Predacon forces, readying them to defend Cybertron to the death.

In a Maximal detention facility, Megatron offers to help in the fight, but Optimus Primal warns Maximus Prime of the danger Megatron could pose should he escape.

“My actions have always been for the conquest of Cybertron. How can I achieve that if it’s been destroyed?” - Megatron, in his holding cell, taunting Optimus Primal.

Issue #3
War returns to Cybertron.

The planet is being bombarded by enemy ships in orbit and it’s up to Optimus Primal and his crew to put a stop to it -- in their own inimitable style. Despite Rattrap’s protests, it’s all aboard the Autobot Shuttle, again.

With the Void as a hauntingly desolate backdrop, Unicron ascends to confront Primus once again, but is surprised to find they are not alone. Intrigued by the mysterious Entity, Unicron tries to twist its perception of the truth, painting Primus as the real evil.

Recounting their dark path to power, the Tripredacus Council shed their individual bodies and merge into one. Their time to confront the Chaos Bringer has arrived.

“Our race has no word for one that commands a god. Today, that will change. Today, that word will be… TRIPREDACUS!” - Tripredacus reveals itself at long last.

Issue #4
I'm not going to give everything away ;p The details of Issue #4 remain between myself and John Barber so you'll just have to wait to see how it all plays out, but here's a hint...

BEAST WARS 20th ANNIVERSARY
Whilst telling new and exciting stories, lead writers of the television series, Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio, constructed a history for the Beast Wars universe utilising story elements from Generation 1 and Generation 2 sources. But when Season 3 of the series was wrapped up, many of these avenues hinted at for further development remained unexplored.

Whilst utilising these loose ends and bringing the overall Beast Wars story to a definitive close, TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE also gives rise to a new starting point -- a point that we, as fans, have been teased with since the end of Beast Machines, but have never been fortunate enough to see.

That new beginning is TransTech.



While bringing the overall era to a fitting and climactic conclusion, TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE would deliver the Beast Wars universe to the TransTech future it deserved.

CREATOR'S COMMENTS
TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE is essentially a story of unity (a word I floated as a possible title early in its conception). While the planet’s very future is under threat, the real struggle for Cybertron’s population is overcoming the stigmas and prejudices handed down from the generations before -- a struggle mirrored in our own world today. Underneath the galactic scale of the battle, it’s a tale with a message of peace and equality for all (or as we Australians like to say “a fair go”).

Ultimately, this story is my attempt to honour a series I’ve been a fan of since a chance-viewing one afternoon in 1996. It would be my privilege to be a part of one last epic hoorah for this monumental epoch in Transformers history, and what better time to do it than the 20th Anniversary.

- Chris.
IDW Pitch - TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE
TRANSFORMERS: DEICIDE

Details of my pitch to IDW.

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G'Day all,

Last year, when the news first broke that BotCon 2016 (the official Transformers convention) would have a Beast Wars theme, my mind began to race with ideas for the convention comic book. I contacted FunPub, the organisers of the BotCon conventions, to see if they'd be open to me pitching them an idea for the comic. Unfortunately, they weren't.

But an idea for the story wouldn't leave me alone, so instead of trying to ignore it, I put pen to paper and Transformers: Unity is the result. (Click the title to read the script)

Using their puppets within the Predacon faction to bring the planet to its knees, the Quintessons have returned to reclaim Cybertron. In the streets, Sharkticons run riot, and a small band of Maximals (and one honour-bound Predacon) flee for their lives. But the will of Primus has greater designs for these seven brave Sparks. With Cybertron as the prize, there is more than one play for power at hand.

It was a fun little stand-alone piece to put together, especially coming up with another origin story for the Tripredacus Council. In this, the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars, the story is a homage to the larger Beast era (both Beast Wars and Beast Machines). It also features the Predacus combiner toys that were sold at this year's convention.

Please read, comment and enjoy!

Cheers,
- Rh1n0x.
G'Day all,

Last year, when the news first broke that BotCon 2016 would have a Beast Wars theme, my mind began to race with ideas for the convention comic. It probably comes as no surprise to any of you that it's a dream of mine to have something I've written canonised in an official Transformers comic.

I contacted FunPub, the organisers of the BotCon conventions, to see if they'd be open to me pitching them an idea for the comic. Unfortunately, they weren't.

But an idea for the story wouldn't leave me alone, so instead of trying to ignore it, I put pen to paper and Transformers: Unity is the result.



Using their puppets within the Predacon faction to bring the planet to its knees, the Quintessons have returned to reclaim Cybertron. In the streets, Sharkticons run riot, and a small band of Maximals (and one honour-bound Predacon) flee for their lives. But the will of Primus has greater designs for these seven brave Sparks. With Cybertron as the prize, there is more than one play for power at hand.

It was a fun little stand-alone piece to put together, especially coming up with another origin story for the Tripredacus Council. In this, the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars, the story is a homage to the larger Beast era (both Beast Wars and Beast Machines). It also features the Predacus combiner toys that were sold at this year's convention.

Please read, comment and enjoy!

Cheers,
- Rh1n0x.

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Lemniskate Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
After having read on tfwiki about the trainwreck that is the Botcon comic, I am the sadder you didn't get a chance...
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Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks big fella, I appreciate that.

I'm trying to get my hands on a copy of it via different means, so I'm yet to read it, but yes, the wiki article paints a very bleak picture.

Congrats to Mr. Bove for getting the opportunity. But has he used it well? The jury is still out.
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Lemniskate Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2016
I was surprised when I saw the writer's name, because I knew Bove only as a colourer. And since writing didn't seem to be his expertise, I feel like it's fan fiction made official.
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Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think there's any doubt he's had this idea bubbling away for years. He just needed an outlet (sadly an official one).

Some people have raised the idea that the original choices behind the toys called for a story story in between BW and BM, thus why Megatron was a TM3 dragon. But when Bove came in, he changed it to a pre-BW story.
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redconvoy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Blower fella (Party) 
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Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Cheers :)
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Hardtreads Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Have a fabulous birthday Chris!!! C:
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Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much :D
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BB-Bullets Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Oi, I see it's your birthday!!! 
Happy Birthday mate!
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Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much :D
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