Are the 3 DOTM prequals worth reading?

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  1. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    I just bought and read Rising Storm today, and I liked it. Cleared up characters and made the intrigue for DOTM a bit greater.
     
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    Hells yes. John Barber is the best thing to happen to Transformers comics since James Roberts.
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    Thanks guys!

    Just curious, Chris, what is it you like about Barber?
     
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    UltraMagnus3786 That's what it is

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    I couldn't finish Sector 7. Just not my thing since it really focused on humans. Art was interesting though, just not appropriate for a TF comic (the robots were big shadows).

    Definitely pick up Rising Storm and Foundation. Both are superb, especially Foundation, which I just finished today.
     
  6. Chris McFeely

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    Dude's got the greatest grasp of continuity out of anyone working on Transformers comics, and has clearly invested himself in the movie universe to tie a lot of disparate things together in a way nobody could ever seem to bother to. More to the point, he's displayed a consistent ability to give characters life and personality in a very short space of time: Salvage and Longarm are around for about three pages total in Rising Storm, but you get a great feel for who they are. He brought this to bear on Sector 7 as well, and really made me care about all these one- and two-shot human characters he created. It's one of the best human-centric Transformers stories pretty much ever. It doesn't feel like the humans are shouldering the Transformers out of the comic, like, say, the movies themselves, or the Armada cartoon, did - rather, it's a tale from the human perspective about mysterious marauding aliens (hence the shadowy style Magnus refers to above). It's a pulpy, early sci-fi hybrid sort of approach that I can't really compare to any other Transformers tale.
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    cool, thanks for the write-up, man! sounds worth it!
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I'm not too hot on Sector 7, but Foundation and Rising Storm are probably the best movieverse comics yet.
     
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    Been wondering this myself. I'll grab the trades maybe. Still need to read Alliance and Defiance
     
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    Sector 7, Rising Storm and Foundation are AWESOME! You better read them before the movie.

    All three comic books are enjoyable even more if you have read all the previous Movie Tie-In comic books. If so, when reading, you get a lot of moments where you'll cry "Oh My! So that's why [a certain incident] happened. Wow!"
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    Honestly, I found them a tad "meh".
     

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