Our anonymous editor has added an odd comment here about Furman "denouncing" cartoon stories as non-real. This... seems like a weird thing to write. Has Furman actually done this? (And incidentally, editor at IP, if you're going to make more than a few edits, it's nice to create an account so we can associate an identity with your work. It's a lot easier to remember a nick than an IP address.) --Steve-o 04:35, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

I believe he's referencing the Ultimate Guide's entry on the Dinobots, where he says the cartoon origin was bogus and the comic origin was the true story. I can't think of any other occurrences, so I don't think we can really generalize that as a over-arching disposition. --ItsWalky 04:39, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

This may be a reference to the fact that the UK letters page answerers (written largely if not entirely by Simon) frequently explained the difference between the comic and cartoon by saying that the cartoon was a fictionalized version of the "real" events happening in the comic, but that they often got things wrong. -LV 05:41, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Wasn't there also something in the comic version of "Big Broadcast of 2006," where it's kinda implied that the events of the cartoon are too ridiculous to be true and have just been made up by Wreck-Gar? That was how it was described in "Prime Targets," anyway. --Thylacine 2000 18:58, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
That bit in Prime Targets was pretty much just fanon. At the end of the comic adaptation of Big Broadcast we learn that the entire event was just a bizarre dream of Wreck-Gar's, but the author of Prime Targets decided to apply that to the entire G1 cartoon. It's a fun fan theory, sure, but nothing bordering official. --DrSpengler 19:21, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

If anything, it's probably about the way the Dinobots two origns are phrased in the Ultimate Guide. (The wording escapes me, but I think it gave preference to the comic...) -Derik 02:31, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

While this would have made more relevance a week or more ago, I just watched Furman's interview on the Madman BW Season 3 DVD. When they asked him about being on the record about not liking the G1 cartoon, he kind of refuted this notion, stating that he loved it, and explained that back in the 80s, looking through the eyes of a 20-something writer he thought the show was (obviously) pitched a little young, stories were simplistic and had huge logic flaws, but conceded that he saw them from a different perspective than the generation that grew up watching the cartoon and buying the toys as kids. In hindsight he went back and watched the cartoon and now enjoys it (particularly Season 2). When he was writing the Marvel comic he was adverse to the ones that dealt with their back stories because they flew in the face of his own back stories, and also caused him to worry about if he was doing it wrong. But now he watches it in a liberated sort of way and admires that they were building upon their own mythos in the tv series. --FFN 19:42, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Neat, FFN. I think it would be cool to say something about that in his article, properly cited to the Madman DVDs of course. --Steve-o 20:37, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
Funily enough, he says he thought the G1 Animated movie was fantastic and one of his stated reasons was that 'characters died' :D --FFN 03:12, 10 September 2007 (UTC)


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The illustrator, publisher, and copyright of what? JW 15:52, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
How's Bobby doing? --MistaTee 01:19, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Rise of the Furmanator

When exactly did Furman start killing off recurring characters? (And I mean leave them intentionally dead not in a position to start another story a few months later a la Swoop.) I'm trying to pin this down but can't spot the beginning point (unless it was in Action Force Monthly). Timrollpickering 17:30, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

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