Monday, April 21, 2008

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

One of our most frequent requests is to see a script from one of our books. And the lucky person who recognized the artist of the cover for TF Animated: The Arrival #1 won the entire script for that issue signed by the artist, Marcelo Matere, and the writer, Marty Isenberg. Though lonegamer8 of the Allspark boards gets the whole shebang, you, my loyal readers, get a peek at the first page.

Special thanks to Marty and Marcelo!


TRANSFORMERS: ANIMATED #1

“Dispatches” (22-page story)
Written by: Marty Isenberg
2/13/08


PAGE ONE (3)

1.1: A big CLOSE-UP OF THE ALLSPARK CONTAINMENT CHAMBER, as seen from the cargo bay monitor image Optimus displayed for Sentinel and Ultra Magnus in the pilot movie. Alongside the image are the following specs:

IDENTIFICATION: AllSpark
AFFILIATION: Unknown
FUNCTION: Life Source
LAST KNOWN LOCATION: Classified

Within this panel is a SUB-PANEL IMAGE (like a smaller window within a larger window on a computer screen) of OPTIMUS PRIME (Cybertron Robot Mode). This would be the image Sentinel and Ultra Magnus saw when Optimus contacted them. It could be a simple closeup head shot, or possibly include some of the other Autobots on the bridge of their ship in the b.g. Alongside the image of Prime are the following specs:

IDENTIFICATION: Optimus Prime
AFFILIATION: Autobot
FUNCTION: Space Bridge Repair Crew Commander
TRAINING: Autobot Academy *

* completed training; did not graduate

1. ULTRA MAGNUS CAPTION:
“Here’s what we’ve been able to piece together so far…

2. ULTRA MAGNUS CAPTION:
“Approximately 24 megacycles ago, we received this transmission from Optimus Prime and his space bridge repair crew, somewhere within the Azazel Asteroid Belt…”

3. ULTRA MAGNUS CAPTION:
“I don’t believe I need to brief anyone here on the significance of their cargo…

1.2: A schematic image of the DECEPTICON WARSHIP (aka “The Nemesis”). Perhaps various alien writing “specs” can appear alongside the image as well.

4. ULTRA MAGNUS CAPTION:
“Not long after, we began tracking a signal from a Decepticon warship. THIS Decepticon warship.”

1.3: A CLOSE-UP HEADSHOT of MEGATRON (Cybertron Robot Mode). This should have a “file photo” look to it (and perhaps should even say “FILE IMAGE” somewhere). Also include the following stats alongside the image:

IDENTIFICATION: Megatron
AFFILIATION: Decepticon
FUNCTION: Decepticon Leader
STATUS: Exiled
THREAT LEVEL: ***EXTREMELY DANGEROUS***

5. ULTRA MAGNUS CAPTION:
“I don’t believe I need to brief anyone here on the significance of its commander…”

9 comments:

  1. Oooohhh... This outta help me improve any possible future Mosaics scripts I might do and my writing skills... That, and I like TF reading materials. :3

    Many, many thanks, Tipton!!! :D


    lonegamer8 of the Allspark

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  2. You're welcome. Keep your eye on your mailbox!

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  3. I'm just hoping it won't get lost in the mail...

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  4. Ooh, great prize! Very nice of you Denton!

    Congrats lonegamer!

    Script looks cool too, btw!

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  5. You're are very welcome man! =D
    It was great to meet you in person =)

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  6. You as well, Marcelo! A nicer artist would be hard to find!

    Lonegamer, no worries! Our crack shipping manager Alonzo has you covered. You should have a nice package with a couple bonuses by the end of the week.

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  7. Better have sent a copy of "Reign of Starscream" #1 in that!

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  8. DANG. I WANNA SEE THIS SO BADLY! How long must we wait?

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