Escalation #5 (Spoilers)

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  1. GogDog

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    I liked it! The action was great between Megs and Prime. I loved the scene with Megs kneeling over the unconsciouses Prime with his hand on his knee. Even though they are bitter enemies and don't really like one another, they do respect each other. I got the impression that Prime would have taken Megs if it weren't for the Ore-13, or at least it would have been closer, even thought Prime did mess him up pretty good. I thought the Talking Head might be Shockwave, but he and the Dinobots are still being dug up. Who is the Talking Head?
     
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    I dunno who the talking head is. Maybe Ravage? I thought Starscream, but he's in Decepticon cold storage. Maybe that's who Skywarp went back for.

    But now I know what happens when Roller takes on Megatron.
     
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    I should run and grab me a copy right now...
    Hopefully the boss will not catch me....
     
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    Terrific issue - I've mentioned in the past that I didn't care for some of the artwork, but I'm now a convert to the church of Su.
    :thumb 
     
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    This issue will go down in history as a classic smackdown between Prime and Megs and I loved every page of it. I can't wait for the reveal of the mystery bot on the 1st page.
     
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    I think the head is Scorponok. The same side of his head was damaged by Ultra Magnus. Also the mention of implants and transformation makes me think he is using the Machination to repeat his Zarak Consortium experiments.
     
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    Haha! Poor rolller.
     
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    Ohhh good call.
     
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    I also wonder what happened to the rest of his body and why his head has suffered more damage since last time.
     
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    I just got a chance to read it. I have to say, I think that battle made the fight in the movie look kind of lame... very nicely written and drawn, IMO.

    Nice to see SHOCKWAVE and the Dinobots show up again... everythign is really soming together.
     
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    Can't wait to read this. I hate not being able to get to my comic book store until fridays.
     
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    What an issue.... What an issue....

    just read it and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
    I can't believe Prime lost to Megatron. I have the feeling that the talking head at the first page might be Starscream.... IDW is really doing a great job with the Transformers.
    I liked the last panel of the governmental digging site and the covering of Shockwave and the dinobots.
     
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    Can't be Starscream. The Decepticons still have him at their base. If he is alive or dead is anyone's guess.
     
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    He's not dead. They're just saving him for a really good story arc. :) 
     
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    I didn't think about it before it was mentioned in this thread, but yeah, Scorponok being the head at the beginning makes PERFECT sense. I'm going with that for now.

    Anyways, nice issue, but I thought the Prime/Megatron fight dragged on a smidge too long for a comic.
     
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    Great read. Very exciting issue. The fight was all you could ever ask for...except for a new artist. Yes, the art is very, very bad. I've always stood up for Su, but this I can't stand for. He either needs to clean up his act or get out of there. Honestly with only one more issue to go, I don't see how Escalation arc can add much to the story.
     
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    Just look at the head. There is no way it isn't Scorpinok.
     
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    Actually, it's kinda hard to tell with that silhoutte, but I'm also betting Scorpy since he's the only one (we know thus far) experimenting with what looks like to be headmaster technology. Yet, we're not really sure if it is him, why he's missing his body...(prolly jumped inot SG-1 territory;) )

    Anwyays, overall, lovely issue. I didn't really expect Megs to win. And I was quite impressed by the Ironhide springing into action sequence. Plus, gotta admire Hot Rod's interaction with Prowl. :lol 
     

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