|thanekos (thanekos) wrote in scans_daily,
@ 2009-07-26 11:19:00
|char: captain america/steve rogers, char: dr. doom/victor von doom, char: iron man/tony stark, char: megatron, char: optimus prime, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, group: new avengers, group: transformers, title: transformers
New Avengers v. Transformers: Cybertronians Could Totally Take Magneto, Shut Up
so yeah, the New Avengers/Transformers crossover.
basic plot: there's about to be a war going down between Symkaria (yes, a silver-haired lady shows up for a panel or two) and Latveria. SHIELD, detecting a mysterious structure in the area, sends in the Avengers to figure out what's going on.
(addendum: those whose computers tend to choke on image-heavy posts, the comments warn me that you might want to beware.)
So the New Avengers break into the mysterious structure, meaning that they have to contend with its defenses.
defenses whose targeting systems also have another purpose:
the Avengers leave, deciding to call in Falcon and Ms. Marvel as backup; they're a little snippy at each other though.
The Autobots, who're watching all this, exposit that this sort of native manipulation (these Decepticons being more predisposed to stealth) is an old Decepticon tactic... so naturally, they must be stop'd.
meanwhile, spider-man wakes up...
the device being a von Doom invention, of all things.
speaking of the bad doctor, he shows up in the midst of the requisite team-up named parties throwdown, defusing it rather amusingly (and this fight was already pretty amusing, what with Carol vs. Car and Jazz pinning Wolverine under himself):
now there's an excellent out of context image, right there.
anyhow, Doom drops some exposition:
meanwhile, Megatron drops his own exposition on Spider-Man and is kind of a dick to the new guy:
well, I can see why you wouldn't trust a halfway-intelligent jet after Starscream, Megatron. also, I love that the Decepticons have encountered supernormal abilities before. I'm not sure, however, about the validity of that technobabble.
so the avengers and the autobots team up, doom heads off to symkaria to broker his own peace, and the decepticons prove a deadly threat with their spider-man-enhanced powers...
until a surprise guest shows up to save the day!
and captain america proves that he has mastered the amazingly corny one-liner:
so some Autobots and Luke Cage rush the structure to seize the psycho prism, but are eventually overpowered by Megatron.
meanwhile, Iron Man's proving a great help:
iron man gets a recharge from the autobots; however, it's all for naught when:
Doom. Well, saw that coming.
rather amusingly, the Autobots and Avengers merely renew the attack, which leads to Megatron having something of an overreaction:
... you... you didn't see this coming, Megatron? really?
so, anyhow, Megatron goes out to battle the Avengers/Autobots himself.
(and it's at this point that we realize that there's no way to fit this into IDW continuity. well, there's no way to do that for the GI Joe crosses, so whatevs. on a plus note, this is where it really picks up.)
meanwhile, Spider-Man finally breaks out:
yes, doctor, and I suppose Megatron jolting you was all accordion to plan.
outside, giant Iron Man takes the first round with Megatron:
yeah, not working out for Tony.
amusingly, Megatron confirms the kill by decapitating the Iron Mech- because he thinks Tony's dumb enough to keep the cockpit in the neck, I guess.
Wolverine, meanwhile, takes Spider-Man's place as energon donor for the Autobots, which enables the Autobots to stand on an even footing with the 'Cons.
As for the psycho prism?
... wow, Doom. how pointlessly introspective.
anyhow, the 'cons are routed, doom vanishes amidst the debris, and Megatron suffers a humilating takedown before warping out:
and that's it!
well, no, wait, this is it:
Ramjet would go on to a proud career of blowing up Constructicons and getting decapitated by Megatron.