Transformer Title Fights: Bumblebee!
Transformers… more than meets the eye. This, we know. But what happens when the mighty all-spark malfunctions and sends the Michael Bay Monstrosities to wage war against the Autobots and Decepticons of our shared youth? We’ve got a few battles in our back pocket ComicMixers… let’s let ’em duke it out, shall we?
Round One: Plucky Bug or Caring Camaro?
Next to Optimus, he’s the fan favorite who always wants to be your buddy. Touted as the recon vehicle of the G1 series, Bumblebee took form as the lovable VW Bug. And while yes, he was the “little brother bot” to most of the other ARK crew-members… Don’t shortchange his abilities in battle. Because of his smaller stature, Bumblebee uses fuel 1.8 times more effectively than his Autobot brethren. Suffice to say the gas guzzling Michael Bay Bot would not be able to boast. And with his trusty sidearm laser blaster… he’s got some firepower to back his sharp tongue!
Who’d want to be a compact anyways? Some twenty years later, young Bumblebee gets a bit of an upgrade for his movie version… taking form as a new (and still impossible to get in the dealer) Chevy Camaro. But what about a quick wit? As you recall, the lad is mostly mute, as he was “damaged” during battle. Of course this time around, Bumblebee will be repaired! Voiced by ComicMix‘s own Amazing Mark Ryan (writer of the amazing series The Pilgrim), who will hopefully add the spunk to the character so missed in Michael Bay’s first outing. The movie incarnation of the ‘Bee comes to the party with a powerful “combat mode” that the G1 ‘Bee won’t see coming. So, let’s open the gates and let ’em duke it out!
So… who takes the crown in the yellow metal throw-down? Generation One’s Spunky Chunky Clunker, or Shia LeBeouf’s LeBaby? Only you, the cosmically-conscious Comic Mix commenters can conclude! Now cast your votes!
… And don’t forget to vote in the previous round, for your favorite Vocoder-voiced-villain Soundwave!