TRANSFORMERS HISTORY with Creator Bob Budiansky (Terrificon 2022)

Bob Budiansky is the creative force behind the Marvel Transformers comic book, the majority of the G1 Transformer names and biographies, plus amazing storylines. At Terrificon 2022, he gave a panel and presentation showing some of the behind-the-scenes processes of the G1 Transformers comic, talked about the process of creating the characters, how he worked with Hasbro, and answered fan questions.

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Bob Budiansky is known as the creator of Transformers, though he did have input from Jim Shooter and Denny O’Neil. Bob came up with the majority of the names, personalities, and special powers for the Generation One Transformers, including Megatron, Starscream, Grimlock, Bumblebee, and Jazz… though Optimus Prime and Prowl were named by Denny O’Neil. In this fascinating panel, Bob talks about the creation process, how Spider-Man was able to appear, interesting facts about Circuit Breaker, and the surprising reasons for some of his storylines.

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About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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