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06-23-2008, 05:52 AM
I wanted Devastator to make a really big entrance... So of course I just had to draw him in an impossible position which made it difficult for reference shots.
Also I wanted to build up a lot of drama with Starscream and Shockwave.
Nothing can withstand the Devastator! ...Actually I say that a lot in real life.
(Sorry no news update tonight guys, it's very late and I have to go to bed)
06-23-2008, 06:14 AM
LOL, Starscream is being his usual difficult self and refusing to cooperate. But I did go 'Yeah!' when he said, "Make me." :D The blur effect on Shockwave was a really nice touch.
Can't wait to see the looks on their faces when Bruticus shows up. ;)
06-23-2008, 06:27 AM
oh wow oh wow oh wow
and i thought we had an emo-star scream and then *faints*
06-23-2008, 07:14 AM
The awesome of this scene nearly blinded me with it's sheer awesomeness.
06-23-2008, 07:23 AM
That entire page just had me squealing with delight. Shockwave sneaking up and pointing his gun at Starscream, the close up on Starscream with his "Make me", Devastator... GUH! I'm amazed at your ability to fit so much win onto one page!
And I agree. The blurring on Shockwave was awesome.
06-23-2008, 07:47 AM
You can add me to the group of people who are loving that blur effect.
That was awesome.
06-23-2008, 12:08 PM
You can add me to. To those who love the whole.
It seems Devastator gets on well with Shockwave afterall.
06-23-2008, 12:19 PM
Grr, Aargh, *flail* ...so awesome... *goes to have a little lie down*
So much drama and bad-aft-ery in just a handful of panels. Nicely done, Docbot.
06-23-2008, 12:39 PM
I bet Screamer gets up from that chair quickly enough when Devastator's coming at him. Yet again Ratchet you have produce another fantastic comic.
06-23-2008, 03:04 PM
I! Love! That! Shockwave! Panel!
And Starscream responds to all that charging-up bigscaryBOOM with "MAKE ME"?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is why we love to hate Starscream - he's so gloriously delusional! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
Great job as always. Ratchet!
*Sends da LUV*
06-23-2008, 03:34 PM
I loved this one! Devastator looks great! I did kinda chuckle at the idea of Starscream just sitting in the dark....was he being emo? Was he taking a nap?
Great Job Ratch!
EDIT: The "sitting in the dark is funny" bit is a horrible part of myself being all snarky and evil. The comic was great! *kills the evil part of herself. Almost nothing is left*
06-23-2008, 03:40 PM
haha! My favorite parts where Devastator's *booming* footsteps, Shockwave being threatening, Devestator's panel and Starscream's impassioned "Make me!"
Seriously my adrenaline spiked while reading the THUD, THUD (Shockwave:ahhh!) THUD, RWAAR! That was my favorite part of this story arc so far!
06-23-2008, 05:27 PM
Is it sad that I got so pumped up from finishing the comic last night that I actually had trouble sleeping? ... lol
I got the idea for Shockwave blurring at Devastator's footsteps from Dreamwave, who often used effects like that in their comics. (Their comics are like reading anime still frames)
The comic can be viewed in a metaphorical manner. Starscream sitting in the dark on Megatron's chair/throne meaning he is the sole Decepticon authority for the time being. He also knows of the Constructicons arrival and is calmly awaiting the confrontation.
Shockwave, wanting Starscream to give up his position as leader, demands that he stop sitting in Megatron's chair, a symbol of Megatron's power.
And then Devastator comes in. There's really no symbolism here, only -DEVASTATOR SMASH.
I was really tempted to just drawing the comic as Devastator/Bruticus duking it out, but I figured some set up is neeed at least.
I also love using Shockwave, he colours well and his cold logic is a great foil from a character like Starscream, who I love writing for. (And who I haven't used a lot since he became leader ironically)
06-23-2008, 05:33 PM
Excellent drama in the plot....and by golly, I LOVE THAT BLUR EFFECT.
06-23-2008, 05:59 PM
Looks like Devestator is tripping and trying to steady himself...
Actually, I kinda want to see that.
Great comic, btw. I was seriously trying to think which one would be coming up behind 'screamer. Glad it was Shockwave... makes sense, really.
06-23-2008, 06:13 PM
Sweet Ratchet! Giant robot fight! This is the reason I watch this show! Fight on! XD
06-23-2008, 09:10 PM
This was fantastic. I love the frame with just Starscream's optics, and of course the one with the blur effect. Very cool, Ratch. *thumbs up*
06-23-2008, 09:37 PM
That was great cant wait for the next comic!
06-23-2008, 11:41 PM
Sa-weeeeeet cherry cheesecake! This was a mind-blowing comic Ratchet! So epic~! Wow. See above for all the reasons. Especially the blur. LOVE the blur.
Can't wait to see what you do for the next few!
06-24-2008, 04:15 AM
As it turns out I seem to have caused some minor damage to my wrist over the course of the weekend. I should have it up and running again, I just need a few days to repair it. (One handed repairs and all)
Luckily Megs is going to give us one of his comics of pure win for Thursday's update.
I squee'd. I honestly, truly did at each panel.
Sorry to hear about your wrist, though. Hope it heals soon.
06-24-2008, 11:23 AM
Yeah, seriously, get better soon, Ratch. We're all pullin' for ya.
06-24-2008, 12:17 PM
Awww *huggles da Ratchet* Hope your wrist gets better soon.
06-24-2008, 08:22 PM
I like the blur effect. Heck, everybody does.
06-24-2008, 10:13 PM
Hope your wrist is feeling better soon and ready for more hockey action! ...and comics...;)
How very Starscreamy - 'make me!' heh heh heh
Some forboding views of him too, especially with the darkness
I'm eager to see his reaction to Devy, but look forward to another Megatron comic in the meantime! Its been awhile, Megs
06-25-2008, 04:10 AM
I really like the panels Starscream just sitting on the chair and plotting or waiting. The Silent!
Shockwave looks like he's some superpower character with his hand charging superpower :P (showing off his laser)
Wow Hoo! It's Devastator! Show time! And i like the panel showing impact that even makes Shockwave losing his balance.
((Maybe when Shockwave calms himself down from the shaking he will finds that Starscream is hiding under the table....))
Well done, Ratchet, like usual. (You try useing Yoko yoko for your wrist i suggests)
06-25-2008, 04:34 AM
Thanks for everyones best wishes. I have it wrapped and it's starting to feel much better. The Megtron comic will be hilarious and it is overdue for one!
No drawing and no comic makes Ratchet something something...
Yes... and frustrated.
06-25-2008, 04:53 AM
Hope your wrist heals up soon, Docbot. *kisses it to make it all better*
06-25-2008, 05:08 AM
I know how you feel DocBot... *glares at right wrist*
06-25-2008, 05:49 PM
Hope your wrist heals up soon, Docbot. *kisses it to make it all better*
*feels instantly better*
06-25-2008, 06:07 PM
I often hurt my wrist *Im a goalie for my football team*
I often have to got one of those ice packs, wrap it in a towel and place in home on wrist for a good 10 mins... god it feels good xD
06-26-2008, 02:34 AM
AWESOME comic to come home from vacation to! I can't wait for the next part...this is gonna be GREAT!
And I hope your wrist gets better, Ratchet. *throws medical kit at you*
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