Thursday Trending Topics: Optimus Prime Could Have Been A Green Lantern

Thursday Trending Topics: Optimus Prime Could Have Been A Green LanternSome intriguing art & tidbits from a comic that could have been: It was a pitch by Chris Ryall of IDW and Phil Jimenez to DC Comics. Sadly it happened just before the New 52 relaunch and was sidelined. Phil credits Chris with the idea of making Optimus Prime a Green Lantern. Sadly, you know it's dead, as Phil has started posting pictures from it on Facebook… However, the forum enthusiastically approves.

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The Justice League/Transformers Comic That Never Was

It was a pitch by Chris Ryall of IDW and Phil Jiminez to DC Comics. Sadly it happened just before the New 52 relaunch and was sidelined. Phil credits Chris with the idea of making Optimus Prime a Green Lantern.

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Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.
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