Do you count "The War Within" in the IDW continuity?

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Do you consider "The War Within" as a precursor to the IDW series?

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  1. icanfly

    icanfly Well-Known Member

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    I know they don't mesh together exactly, but as I understand it,
    Megatron:Origins" was originally a DW story, and intended to follow on from the "War Within" series. As such, it could be considered a predecessor to the current storyline.
    Do you consider them the same story, even though they are from different publishers and have minor continuity problems (but so does the "ations" and AHM)?

    JL
     
  2. Cast

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    Err no they really don't fit and Megatron Origins goes completely against WWI.
     
  3. Smasher

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    All Hail Megatron has "minor" continuity problems?
     
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    No.
     
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    No and I don't see why anyone would. They weren't written to fit so you'd have to ignore chunks of IDW continuity to make them even come close.
     
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    I really enjoyed the WWI but im not sure if it would fit..
     
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    No, not even a little bit. At this point I'm not sure if I consider Megatron: Origin as part of IDW continuity, either. (Hell, it seems IDW itself doesn't so can you blame me?)

    IDW's continuity has become a muddled mess as it is because of terrible editorial decisions and lack of editorial direction. Why try to add something else in and make it even worse?
     
  8. cagliostro

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    No, not that I can figure out how all the IDW stuff is supposed to fit together anyway.
     
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    I always saw WWI as fitting in with both the DW and IDW continuities.

    I see it as fitting in between Megatron: Origins and Stormbringer.
     
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    not at all... as stated, IDW is hard enough to follow with their crazy ideas and story flowage... hence my disappointment that the new series isn't starting fresh...
     
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    I just don't care. In general, with Transformers, I just kinda figure certain elements will be borrowed, for fun, in order to tell a neat story. If bits and pieces of "The War Within" influence the IDW series, then cool, whatevs.
     
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    Pretty much what Ops said. I stopped caring about how to fit the continuities together a long time ago.
     
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    Nope, WW never happened in IDW
     
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    It's a Transformers comic so therefore has absolutely no sense of continuity whatsoever. Which has always been part of the fun, arguing with other fans other what is canonical and what isn't. I don't think any two Transfans agree on a single continuity, we make our own as we go.
     
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    I do wish IDW would finish Vol. 3 of WWI. I hate having just those 3 issues.
     
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    IDW's TF stuff has continuity? Seriously, though, no.
     
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    I don't even read much of the comics nowadays, since the continuity seems to be quite a mess...
     
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    No, too many things don't line up.
     
  19. Wingwolf77

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    Have not read IDW. Purchased every DW comic and when it stopped just as it was getting good. I couldn't deal with another re set.
     
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    I love both War Within minis, but they don't really fit the tone or history of the IDW continuity as we've seen it so far. Most of Dreamwave's TF fiction seemed geared to fit around the original cartoon, whereas IDW has gone their own route. I can't see the War Within taking place in the same universe as the one where the Ark-1 was launched into space with Nova Prime and Galvatron aboard.
     

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