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Gunnar

Gunnar:

“Shoot first, ask questions later” is Gunnar’s motto. With his oversized gun, “Blasto,” Gunnar is the first to volunteer for any mission so long as he gets to shoot Decimators and Hunters.

Despite his quick trigger, Gunnar is extremely loyal to the Centurion cause. He’s willing to put his life on the line for his comrades but it also makes him paranoid and suspicious of everyone who isn’t a Centurion. Given his itchy trigger finger, this leads to problems.

Will the Princesses get mistaken for a Decimator Hunter by Gunnar? Back us on Kickstarter to find out.

 

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Art by Nicolas Chapuis

Artelia

Age 16

Kingdom: Yahira

Private, testy, and extremely intelligent, Artelia lives by the motto, “Knowledge is Power.” When she is not attending royal affairs, Artelia can be found in the Royal Library reading up on Harmonian history. Artelia is very loyal to kingdom and wants to restore it as the most powerful kingdom in Harmonia like it was before the Days of Fire. Artelia has done extensive research into the cause of the Days of Fire and the appearance of the robots is allowing her to fill in gaps.

What does Artelia learn? Back us on Kickstarter to find out!

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Art by Rod Espinosa

 

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Art by Nicolas Chapuis

Penelope
Age 16.

Kingdom: Pierotte.

“Pretty” Penelope is the daughter of Queen Aleta and High King Phillip and is the current High Princess of the Five Kingdoms. Originally from the Valley kingdom of Pierotte, Penelope comes across as a judgmental elitist. The reason she’s elitist is because that’s what she’s been raised to be. All her life she’s been told, “a princess must do this…” and be an obedient wife and queen. She wants to win the Midsummer Recital so she can make a statement that she’s an individual, not a doll on a pedestal. To bring some excitement into her life she disguises herself and sneaks out of the palace from time to time to see what the people she’s ruling are actually like.

So how does the robot invasion change Penelope? Back us on Kickstarter to find out.

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Wheeler

Wheeler is a Decimator who is sick of the war he’s engaged in with the Centurions. Coming off the assembly line smaller then his fellow Decimators made Wheeler less effective in combat so the Decimator Warlord Tyrannis made him his whipping bot. Sick of Tyrannis’ cruelty Wheeler runs away to the Beyond (or to humans, the Forbidden Woods).

Wheeler gets turned into a robot dragon when he hears Zara’s song. He makes a deal to be her animal for the Midsummer Recital if she’ll change him back. Zara agrees and Wheeler makes his first friend. However, things don’t go as planned. And Tyrannis hates defectors.

Want to see the rest of Wheeler’s story. Back us on Kickstarter.

 

#TeamRobot or #TeamPrincess. Decide!

Robots vs. Princesses is LIVE! on Kickstarter!

Art by Andrea Tamme

Art by Andrea Tamme

Hi everybody, check out the Tumblr I launched for my new book, Robots vs. Princesses. 

Kickstarter is launching soon!

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Fresh off it’s debut on Bleeding Cool, I thought I’d share with you lettered and colored pages off my  developing project, Robots vs. Princesses. Art and colors are by Nicolas Chapuis with letters by Sean Rineheart. If you have any questions, feel free to email me by filling out the form below  (more…)

Comic Book Bidding War Begins Right Now For Robots Vs. Princesses – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News.

By Todd Matthy

In the summer of 1986, children were traumatized when Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to stop his archrival, Megatron. But it wasn’t Megatron who pulled the trigger, it was a writer named Ron Friedman.

Ron Friedman wrote Transformers: The Movie. He wrote the five-part miniseries that launched GI Joe. He is close friends with Stan Lee and helped Stan develop The Marvel Action Hour, featuring Iron Man and Fantastic Four. He has written episodes of All in the Family, Happy Days, and Fantasy Island. In addition to his writing credentials, Ron is an architect and a teacher at Chapman University.

In 2014, Ron plans to chronicle his experiences as a writer in the memoir, I Killed Optimus Prime. The book promises a fascinating look behind the scenes of the shows that defined our childhood.

I had the privilege of speaking with Ron about his career, his friendship with Stan Lee, what he thought when he first saw the Transformers, how Orson Welles became Unicron, and why he didn’t want to kill Optimus Prime.

So, to kick off the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers, Ron Friedman, the man who killed Optimus Prime.

WARNING: Some language.

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