DREAMSLAVES #7: Energon MTMTEon June 25, 2012 at 6:09 am
Been a while I know guys! Super busy with UDON work, Bravoman, conventions and all that. But I want to get back into the swing of the blog, so here’ s a short on to get things rolling again.
I don’t think this full image has ever been revealed anywhere(parts of it have), but here is the full inter-connected covers for Transformers Armada/Energon More Than Meets the Eye. The MTMTE books were the Transformers profile books. Only the G1 and Armada series were ever released by Dreamwave (later Beast Wars was done by IDW), but an Energon series was also being worked on at the time of the DW bankruptcy.
The original Armada MTMTE series was written by James McDonough/Adam Patyk. Never really made any sense to me, it would have been more appropriate for Simon Furman to write it since he was the writer on most of the Armada comics series, but since McDonough was creative director he put himself on whatever projects he liked. When the time came Energon MTMTE, I made sure Simon would be the writer on it this time.
The three Armada covers on the left(up to and including Unicron) were drawn by Joe Ng. I had the idea to continue the image with the Energon characters, starting on the right with issue #1 and moving back towards Unicorn, so it wouldn’t be known that they all connected until Energon MTMTE #3 was released. Joe was unavailable for the Energon covers, so Guido Guidi picked those up, and I did some fancy editing in the middle to make sure it all connected.
Unfortunately this entire series fell victim to the DW bankruptcy, and not a single issue was released. Simon had written a lot of it, and nearly all the artwork was completed (a mix of new art and box art).