73 Parallel Appeal

In true Alexander Creed creative and productive fashion, the next few days before the true debut was stocking up of succeeding issues.

The market survey was still not needed at all as Milla, the experimental market dummy, was giving her likes and dislikes to his robot-morphing pages from left and right.

Decepticon sent to hunt the war deserting Autobot, American soldiers getting caught up in the crossfire, the yellow Autobot seeking refuge in a girl's garage by being a 1967 VW Beetle, and then the plot continues.

The Volkswagen and any other notable automobile transformations need authorization for fair use as well so that job could just be handed to Mr. Legalities and his team.

All in all, Alexander was quite fortunate that he watched the latest Bumblebee movie and the convenience of those events being set in 1987, not far off from 1984.

From this, he only needs to correlate it to the Michael Bay lores of Earth's technological advancement being derivative of old fossilized Cybertronian, the moon landing being related to Decepticons, King Arthur and the Round Table being related to knightly Autobots, the Witwiccan order, the Stonehenge being Unicron's center, and all the historical madness.

Of course, some of the plots and outlines need to be corrected along with the additional universal wide lore between Unicron, Primus, and Quintessa. The Beast Wars and all the Transformers animated series plot structure also needs to be integrated.

Some from here and there also need correction but that takes some time to do and it was best to focus on what is currently in need. Even with his enhanced memory, fleshing out creativity and an entire franchise takes time.


Hence, Alexander, with sidekick commentator Milica, was progressing with the story as well as the creation of one issue from the next.

It had to be said that Milla was quite invested in the story as she felt herself being the 'Charlie' and Bumblebee's friend.

Likeness was the most optimal and the naive girl was already satisfied that Charlie looked pretty. Fortunately, Alexander was quite good with illustrations and had seen Return to the Blue Lagoon so drawing teen her wasn't much of a problem.

With the second-floor people also being handed the semi-finished Cybertronian issues for detailing and coloring, the new comic title's reach had then expanded from just the two of them.

As usual, the 50 man art group was in awe with their little boss' artwork and creative concept.

Not to mention that his monstrous productivity was at an all-time high so they had to halt most of their operations to cater to the complicated work that comes with each detailed Cybertron extraterrestrial.

Next on the comic book creation list were the printers and the collators. These groups were are also hard at work as the fourth installment that Creed Comics was highly anticipated in the company.

The printing companies that were used to these weekly prints can only look forward to what the Creed company can offer with the new addition to their roster of high-selling comic book stories.

With issues finished with the 'mail initiative' to go as tandem, the market test was next on the agenda.

Comic store owners are getting the memos and awaiting to fill some empty shelves with them.

Even the nerdy readers were hyped as The Cybertronian Chronicles was another thing to add for their entertainment.

These teens that want their first issue copies was what made paid chores be sought after in the summer.

Meanwhile, the parents were probably grimacing at the new option to splurge their money with and appease their over-excited children.


The next new comic day eventually arrived and everyone enthusiastically entered the comic book stores.

In a regular Creed timetable, they were expecting the 9th issue of Dragonball and the 4th anticipated issue of ThunderCats.

Of course, they also knew about the new Cybertronian story for them to spoil their choices with.

As expected, the Creed Comics display was their prime destination and the familiar but aesthetically pleasing covers were in view.

Dragonball and ThunderCats issues were orderly taken and it didn't take long for them to skim on the so-called Cybertronian Chronicles.

As their nerd senses tingled, they flipped the pages with fervor. Something new was always a novelty for anyone and Creed Comics didn't fail to impress them just like how they always have.

Week after week passed until it became months, the nerds and parents got to immerse themselves in this new weekly release rhythm.

It was too late for them to realize it but they eventually developed a habit of looking forward to whatever Creed has in store for them.

Goku was funny and pleasing, the Ninja Turtles was strangely immersive, Lion-o and his ThunderCats was tragically grand, and the mechanical warfare of this new title wasn't anything to scoff at.

They flipped many pages of every new issue so that didn't stop them from inspecting the pages of the new Cybertronian story.

Usually and historically, one could just technically skim at the open pages and move on without much guilt. This was the strategy of many when it comes to going to comic book stores.

Store owners and the entire comic industry knows that detrimental practice and are making contingencies for that problem ever since.

Fortunately, Creed Comics was still leading in quality prints and quality stories. As one cheap trickster moves on, one would always pick up what he left and took it to line up to the counters.

It became known as the Creed buy train ever since it became reoccurring.

The newcomers didn't have to trouble themselves with troublesome choices as the Creed train already lulled them into thinking that Creed Comics was the option to go for.

While other publishers were thinking of strategies to combat skimmers, Creed publishing already made a cycle of gathering potential buyers and returnees.

New, high quality, top sales, and being lined up for. This was a mixture of key descriptions that made Creed Comics stand out from the rest and not even bothering with pesky read-and-runners.

For a publisher with a lot of returning buyers, established fandom, and a perfect newcomer lure by virtue of the Creed buy train, the sales of 'The Cybertronian Chronicles' is just a matter of appealing to all of those factors.

The Big Two used this strategy a lot and that is why they capitalize on a lot of crossovers and one universal link to make all of their titles be included and link to one another.

Creed Comics didn't need to follow their over-arching character relationships and storyline merging. Creed stories have established narratives and all that readers needed to do was follow through with that adventure.

That parallel but unconverging line should be enough to bring continuous traffic without the trouble of division but just jumping from one line to another. One could even follow all the parallel storylines at the same time.

It was this convenience that made Creed fans be hooked.

Even though The Cybertronian Chronicles still didn't have the toy appeal to reach its full glory, the appeal of Creed was already more than enough to give it a great start.

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