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Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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Homage Comics
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Sub-Division of WildStorm Productions
Status Defunct
Founded in 1995
Founded by
Current Staff
Former Staff

Homage Comics is a publishing imprint of WildStorm Productions. They were created in 1995 to focus on more writer-driven titles, while the company was still owned by Image Comics. In 1998, all of the rights went to DC Comics when WildStorm was purchased by them. The imprint ended in 2004 when it was merged with the Cliffhanger titles to become the WildStorm Signature Series.


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Although at one point it may have been an independent publisher, this company is or was owned by WildStorm Productions, and used as a Wildstorm Imprint. As Wildstorm is currently an imprint of DC Comics, the continuity of this imprint or publisher falls in with DC Continuity; although it's separate from the mainstream DC Universe. This template will categorize articles that include it into the Wildstorm Imprints category.

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

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In fan terminology, an homage is a toy that is intentionally designed to resemble an earlier (usually Generation One) toy or character, without being the exact same character. Noted examples of homages include Energon Downshift (based on Generation One Wheeljack) and Energon Shockblast (based on Generation One Shockwave).

Sometimes, homages are given different names from their predecessors if the actual rights to the name are lost via trademark murkiness, or if the name has already been applied to a non-homage toy within the same series.

Conversely, in order to protect trademarked names, Hasbro and Takara continue to use the same names over and over again, often on very different toys or very different characters within the official fiction. Since use of the term "homage" within the fandom is almost exclusively in reference to visual similarities, these name reuses alone are not considered homages.

Amusingly, Takara has given homages a new twist with "Ratchet Emergency Green", a redeco of the original Diaclone-based Ratchet toy in the color scheme of the live-action movie Ratchet, and "Ironhide Protect Black", a dual homage to the color scheme of both the toy's Diaclone incarnation and the character's live-action movie incarnation.

Also, the term homage not only applies to toys, but also various things such as dialogs or arts.


Notable examples

The following list is meant to include all more modern toys that 'visually' represent the Generation One characters. Re-uses of names without any visual relevance may be better placed on the trademark page.

Transformers: Armada

Transformers: Energon

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