Writer(s): Simon Furman, Bill Bailey
Art: Me
Pencils: Don Figueroa
Inks: You
Letters: Me
  • Originally published: January 2, 2008

Major charactersEdit

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons Humans


Comics issuesEdit

Is there a reason you've changed naming conventions midstream after moving dozens of articles to what was up until your moving of The War Within's issues a consistent system?--Rosicrucian 00:21, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I screwed up at first, sorry. "Part" or "issue" is not part of the actual title. I will go back and fix, but I definitely think that for the parts of a miniseries, each issue should be the miniseries title, followed by the "part" in parentheses. Reason being, "part", "issue" or "number" is arbitrary and again, not part of the official title. --MistaTee 00:32, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
If that's the case, I think you could probably convince Walky or Suki to have a mass bot edit to get everything in the proper format. Bots can do moves faster than we can (and thus faster than I can revert these :P) because user edits/moves are throttled in rate.--Rosicrucian 00:34, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Would ya mind backing me up, being that you've been on this wiki longer than I and due to my recent screwup, I'll probably be ignored?  ;) --MistaTee 00:38, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
This should get the ball rolling on that.--Rosicrucian 00:47, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Alright, I've got all the War Within issues moved to the same format. They can be bot-moved after that, since they all match.--Rosicrucian 02:39, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

On articles and the moving thereof Edit

Please use the move tool when moving a page instead of copy/pasting the article. That way, the page's edit history is preserved. If you are unable to move the page due to another page being at the new location let either ItsWalky or Suki Brits know, and they'll get it moved. --FortMax 20:09, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

I understand you're probably impatient to get all the comic issues named consistently, but I really wish you hadn't done another batch of moves considering there was no consensus reached yet in the discussion on the community portal talk page. If you want to get things rolling, make a fuss there to draw attention and get more opinions. Don't just move pages around; it's quite possible we're just going to have to move them again, and there is no reason to make all that extra work. --Steve-o 23:11, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

For further reference... Edit

It's James Raiz, not Riaz. --Detour 11:47, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up... --MistaTee 13:17, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Hearts of Steel Edit

Some of the "corrections" you're making to the Hearts of Steel articles are actually wrong. For example, if you look in the TPB, you will see that it's "Insectrain", not "Insectitrain". Also, the weird spelling of "eklectrical" was exactly the way it appears in the comic.

I welcome correction when I'm wrong. Please don't do it when I'm right. JW 01:43, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Sorry man, was doing in from memory while at work. That's why we're all here to catch stuff like this. --MistaTee 02:12, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Double Redirects Edit

If the urge should strike you, you might check out the Special:DoubleRedirects page. I gather a lot of those are due to pages you've moved? I'll probably get to them eventually, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention, since you're pretty good about fixing stuff like that up. JW 17:39, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

No need. I just knocked 'em out.--RosicrucianTalk 18:21, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

With your recent slew of moves, I'm going to point you in the direction of the Special:DoubleRedirects page again . . . JW 01:39, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Character box name listingEdit

Hi, why did you list the names in the character box alphabetically? We only do the listing alphabetically if we have no intention of noting their order of appearance (like in the Movie article). As it stands, listing the names alphabetically forces one to search for the number rather than seeing who appeared in what order in a logical manner. --FFN 01:09, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I wasn't aware of that standard. Yet another reason for these things to be added to the FAQ :) --MistaTee 20:26, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
No worries, even though we've been listing it by appearance for over a year now, we're actually arguing about it *here*. You can chip in your opinion if you like :) --FFN 20:52, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Factions and history Edit

Actually, unless I'm mistaken Jhiaxus and Nova Prime just predate the Decepticons, not the Autobots. The Prime, as well as the government of Cybertron, are all Autobots to my knowledge. That seems to be how IDW is playing it.--RosicrucianTalk 06:24, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Take a look at the Galvatron Spotlight. I don't have it in front of me, but he said something like "before factions" referring to the time when he, Nova and Jhiaxus disappeared on the Ark-1. So none of the Dead Universe folks would be aligned with any faction. --MistaTee 15:31, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm mainly judging by the fact that we've termed Nova Prime an Autobot on this wiki, and have had a few edits keeping that the case. Bear in mind that being "before factions" could easily just mean that Galvatron predates the Cybertronian civil war, and thus existed when the Autobots were the dominant (and perhaps only) faction.--RosicrucianTalk 15:50, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Comic image upload creditsEdit

Regarding those covers you've uploaded: According to our current image standards, we've stopped saying 'art by' (insert name of penciller), since it disregards the work of the inkers and colourists. We now list all known artists individually, and we don't know who inked it or who coloured it, we leave a question mark so that one day it may be filled. This applies even if the issues themselves say 'Art by'. Lately I've been using this template as created by Jackpot.

  • Pencils:
  • Inks:
  • Colors:
  • Letters:

Let me know what you think. Thanks. --FFN 00:09, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Hey, I just wanted to thank you for doing the gallery on Dinobot Hunt. (And possibly elsewhere, I just noticed it on Dinobot Hunt.) -Derik 22:01, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Section re-linking Edit

Is this really necessary? We've never done it before, why do you suddenly do it for all IDW-related items? --Detour 11:57, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

I've seen it done inconsistently, so figured it couldn't hurt. It's definitely not something that's imperative, but nice to see things linked to the characters in the same continuity, since the IDW G1 Galvatron is much different than any other G1 Galvatron, etc. --MistaTee 12:27, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps. I can see a section linking when a piece of trivia on a character page is very relevant to a piece of information on another page (like the New Rodimus mention on the Brave page), however I really don't see why people can't just scroll down themselves to the IDW sections or click the section link on the page themselves. Also, I find linking to the character page alone better, as it might encourage the reader (in particular new ones) to read the main profile info, as well as look around on the page as well to find out more about the character himself in other continuities. --Detour 17:01, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Worth a discussion at least. I'll copy to the community portal. MistaTee 19:49, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Comic cover image sizes Edit

I noticed you occassionally reupload significantly shrunken-down versions of comic covers. We're okay with having larger files so long as they're a reasonable filesize (say under 100KB), just for the sake of clarity and reference. Too-small pictures aren't as useful, unless the only available ones are small :) Thanks. --FFN 21:44, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Spotlight: Sideswipe Edit

Okay, I probably got a bit frothy removing all the placeholder links for this, threatening grievous injury on who inserted it, and other bad behavior on my part. Then I found out it was you, and well... you're pretty cool. You do a lot of good stuff for the comic articles here. But! Adding one-sentence "and apparently so and so catches up with whatsisface" placeholders for upcoming issues is... Not Helpful™. The biggest culprit seemed to be the Spotlight: Sideswipe placeholders, hence the title of this section. Any nerd rage I may have built up is now expended, so just a friendly reminder. Otherwise, keep up the good work because you rock my socks with the maintenance you do on the comic articles.--RosicrucianTalk 23:43, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Moving pagesEdit

You use the tab at the top of articles (the one next to "history") to move pages, not copy-and-paste. —Interrobang 02:59, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but wouldn't that be a redirect to a redirect in this case? BTW, I shouldn't really be the one doing this. Ahem. --MistaTee 03:17, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
No. If you move the article to a redirect, then it writes over the redirect and makes a redirect at the old name. —Interrobang 03:25, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
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