Although Bruticus was never featured in the Transformers: War Within books, the Gestalts were already a reality for groups such as the Constructicons and the Protectobots. And with four Combaticons whose Cybertronian alt-modes had already appeared in the series, a model sheet for Bruticus was bound to be designed sooner or later.
Transformers: The Lost Seasons project presents the profile for Solaris, the space-tech-based Autobot Gestalt.
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It’s “Warbot’s Rise”, a non-Combaticons story showcasing Fierce Attack (non-Onslaught), Sly Strike (non-Swindle), Air Burst (non-Blast Off), Whirlwind (non-Vortex), Heavy Noisy (non-Brawl), plus five special guests from Warbotron’s WB03 project.
THE STORY SO FAR
In issues #1 and #2, sexy-archaeologist-with-government-connections Megan came into possession of an ancient arctifact known as The Key Of Life.
Soon after that, Megan was kidnapped by her own car, an off-road vehicle acting as though it possessed a mind of its own.
The vehicle forcefully led Megan to a hidden cave among uninhabited mountains, where four giant robots laid dormant.
The vehicle itself transformed into a giant robot who bullied Megan into using the Key Of Life to bring the other robots back to life.
Later, four of those robots appeared in the middle a nameless city, and started wreacking havoc, destroying buildings, killing people, and effortlessly taking down the army vehicles and air force planes sent to stop them.
The mindless carnage, though, was not a random act: those robots were carrying on a plan whose ultimate goal remained unknown…
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Transformers: The Lost Seasons project presents a Season 2.5 tale: Solaris.
Featuring Comsos and an all new Cybertronian Gestalt, this story is all about science, deep space exploration and unimaginable secrets.
For those who used to wonder why Cosmos’s alt mode is so weirdly shaped, the answer can be found here, as the little and lonely space-faring Autobot rejoins his original Combiner Team, the Quantabots!
Also featuring the Combaticons and Bruticus, this comic is a truly Combiner War, deeply rooted in Cybertron‘s past… and future! What is “The Vortex” and what hides behind it?
“Solaris” is available in PDF format, both for download and online browsing. The collected edition also features a special bonus: the five Profiles of the Quantabots, done in MTMTE Guidebook style!
Set in G1 cartoon continuity, this story is connected to episode Fight Or Flee of Season 3, as revealed by the appearance of the Titanium Hope spaceshift.
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Cyclonus and Scourge, in their new Generations forms, carry on Sixhsot’s schemes… at the expenses of one very unlucky Stunticon!
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As a tribute to Simon Furman’s and EJ Su’s work in Infiltration, Escalation and Devastation, our project will build upon the brilliant concepts they introduced and revisited when they took the original G1 Headmaster idea and brought it to a whole new level.
The original Transformers stories were fascinating (among other things) because they explored the interaction between humans and unusual alien robots, right in “our courtyard”. Other series tried to mimic that, but they just ended up giving too much room to uninteresting human characters who talked a lot but remained ultimately irrelevant in the great scheme of things (only Transformers: Animated was able to really surprise us with the human/robot interaction!).
The Headmaster concept is what it takes to truly bring the human/robot interaction in a whole new direction, as it opens doors to never-explored realms: how deep can this relation go? How will the two different ways of thinking/living/existing merge (or clash)?
Despite what they have recently tried to make us believe, the Transformers are not human: they are robots with a millenia-long lifespan. They perceive life differently, have different values, go through events and history in a whole different way.
In a word: they are alien!
THey have seen worlds live and die, they are detached, a bit cynical, surely disillusioned. How will a human-turned-cyborg react to this?
The -Ation comics aimed at exploring this basic concept, while weaving a huge conspiracy web that was encasing our whole world (and beyond).
Our upcoming stories will continue that (check out Act one of Differentiation, if you haven’t already) and Fabian/Road Rocket will be part of this experience (alongside Jimmy/Override, Hunter/Sunstreaker, Verity/????? and ?????/Hound).
Art by Nicodemus Rexx.
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