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  1. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I should probably get my ass to a comic store..

    ~Z
     
  3. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Love these tidbits...I have the TPB on preorder for weeks now...can't wait. :) 
     
  4. MrBlud

    MrBlud Defender of the G1 Faith

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    So Optimus charged Blurr with stopping the assassination of Zeta Prime...why? :/
     
  5. Dark_T_Zeratul

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    I'm guessing he hadn't yet realized what an asshole Zeta Prime is.
     
  6. Pale Horse

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    Essentially, Autocracy retcons/adjusts a lot of origin/history points from SL Blurr, AHM coda, Ongoing #19 and 22 and 23...

    But it's fine since Autocracy is actually an improvement over what was put down before.

    I've seen some real intellectual acrobatics to account for Starscream being a delegate in Autocracy AFTER he would have been running down the street in public in SL Blur to assassinate Zeta, or the fact that none of the meetings between Megatron and Prime which have occurred so far in Autocracy gel with the statement in Chaos Theory that their first encounter after Megatron went revolutionary and created the Decepticons was in battle at Sherma Bridge.

    There's also the matter of Ironhide being an officer under Orion Pax, when the AHM coda clearly intended to portray their first meeting taking place after Orion became a Prime with Ironhide doubting he was up to the job.

    Hotrod's only origin reference to date(ongoing #19) is now irrelevant, since he mentioned being a young buck in the autobot "academy" at some point, whereas here he is an insurgent who teaches Orion the heritage of the Tfs race before the Autobot/Con war ever began, and Soundwave must have forgotten that he still had the tank/vehicle mode from Megatron Origin in the Ironhide mini, which takes place some time after Autocracy, since issue 3 portrays him as a teeny recording device.

    (whew)

    Still, the retcons were worth a story like this. It's the one I've been waiting for for years and it's light years beyond previous attempts at ironing out the beginning of the war. The political debate here is intelligent and very, very relevant. And most of the changes I mentioned above are improvements over the things they alter. The Decepticons in particular haven't been portrayed this well in eons.
     
  7. Pale Horse

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    That too,lol.
     
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    Autocracy is actually only a digital comic so you don't have to leave your bedroom. Just order it from comixology.com.

    They're only $0.99 per issue.
     
  9. Takeout

    Takeout Mistress of the Night

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    I really, really wish IDW would get Ramondelli off art already. His drawing is awful. Half the time the characters seem to be made up of cubes, the other half you can barely make out who they are.
     
  10. Sideswipe80

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    Will this be availlable in tpb I missed all the issues
     
  11. YoungPrime

    YoungPrime Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    I don't even know who that was arguing with Ironhide.

    Give us some better visual to make up for it only being 8 pgs.
     
  12. YoungPrime

    YoungPrime Well-Known Member

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    Yes it will for like $10 on July 24th but I don't know how many issues that will include since it's currently 8pgs per issue for $0.99. And you can get them all the back issues now for the same price if you go the digital route.

    I'll probably still buy the TPB though in favor of the story and despite of the art work.
     
  13. unkle73

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    cough* OPTRONIX *cough

    Orion Pax, seriously.
     
  14. Crimson87

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    Looks like a dang good series. I hope they decide to include these in the hardback IDW collections a couple years from now.

    Thats how I've been buying them. Nothing like a shelf full of good TF books in chronological order.
     
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