Today Marks the 25th Anniversary of Transformers
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Today Marks the 25th Anniversary of Transformers

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25 years ago to the date, May 8th, 1984, Marvel Comics introduced the humanity to the world of The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the first issue of the Transformers Marvel comic. First introducing us to the iconic characters like Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, and Bumblebee. The Hasbro toys were soon to follow and then the Sunbow animated series. thanks to Allspark.com for that blurb

The Transformers fandom is as ever changing and unpredictable as the characters and toys that brought the countless people, from all walks of life, together to spark friendships, romances and in some cases life long commitments. To say that Transformers is just a normal toyline or cartoon show is erronous. In all it's incarnations, Transformers has left an indeliable mark on the youth who watched or read it, showing them diffrent lessons. At times, the fiction has challanged the readers preception of what a hero is or the nature of right and wrong and above all that even in the darkest hour of mankind that there is always light so long as at least one person has the strenght of heart to stand against the tide for what is right.

Forgive me if that speech sounded cheesy, but it's my own view on this occasion. I truly hope that these stories, these characters remain around for longer than me so that any children I my have can enjoy them as I have, perhaps take away some fond memory or gain just a little bit of courage from them. I know it all seems silly, but that's my voice.

Posted by Collector1
on Friday, May 8, 2009
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somebody1 -
Friday, May 8, 2009
Well wherever he ended up in the afterlife he's up there causing trouble with Jack kirby, Bob Kane and the guys who created Superman. That's gotta be one helluva book they'd be working on.
Collector1 -
Friday, May 8, 2009
I don't think anything more appropriate could have been said BurningDoom. But still, all is not right.

Myself and others in the greater fandom are rather somber at this junction due to the fact that Frank Springer, the man that did the pencils for the first four issues as well as five other issues of the original comic series passed on April 2 due to Prostate Cancer. He's regarded as one of the best artists to ever be on a Transformers book with some incredible group shots that where sadly muted due to the limited color pallet of the early eights which resulted in most characters being colored blue and white save for those that where talking. This resulted in much of the detail being drowned from the artwork.

The guy lived an incredible life. Won the NCA Ruben Award three times, drew maps for the army during the Korean War, worked with Stan Lee drawing the Hulk comic strip. He had five kids too.

You know death is inevitable but it's never easy to see someone with such talent go.
somebody1 -
Friday, May 8, 2009
I got a g1 prime in the mail today lol.
bigdaddyscott -
Friday, May 8, 2009
too cool!!! and I got a couple in mail today as well!!!
BurningDoom -
Friday, May 8, 2009
Autobots Roll-Out!

-Nate-
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