First Strike

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  1. Danny-Boy

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    Figured I'd do what we did last time with Revolution, and create one huge thread to discuss all the issues of First Strike, both the main event and the tie-ins.
     
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    Is the first issue out?
     
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    Yep! Came out today.
     
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    I can't find it on Comixology :eek: 
     
  5. Danny-Boy

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    I haven't even heard of this. Is it more crossover stuff?
     
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    I feel like I skipped a Marvel movie...and I like it.
     
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    I didnt think it was a strong start. I like the idea of it I think...
    Ok here are the good parts: some great characters can have a chance to come to the forefront: I am looking at you skywarp.
    We have never had a human invasion of cybertron so neat idea.
    I like the cooperation between species. It is about time.

    Now, my suggestions on what would have been better:
    Give the scarlet scene to iron hide and have them coordinating. Have ironhide and say roadblock get that "feeling" right before the explosion.
    Change the general blast to a Trojan bot exploding, and do it near say Optimus. Take down one of the heros so we have some stakes. Not a killing blast but certainly a damaging one. Then reveal the Trojan cobras pouring out with some weaponry that matters. Otherwise the transformers could easily win. Easily!
    Somehow we need to go back and change it so the Joe Colton thing is a reveal later. It just felt rushed.

    Also, to facilitate a speedy escape why did none of the transformers transform and lickity split out of there?
    They were caught off guard. And fled, on foot?

    Any way I don't want to judge too harshly but I wasn't into it.
     
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    The Joe Colton thing was/will be revealed in Revolutionaries #8, which should've come out by now, but hasn't.
     
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    You must have missed the great Transformers vs. GI Joe series. It wasn't that long ago.
     
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    "Following human custom, can I first ask 'who are you wearing?'"

    I did have a laugh about this line, but with those intro boxes for each character the next line is better for being very true of Scott in this issue "I'm actually wearing a Barber original".

    On the issue itself, it didn't really engage me. I'm not that interested in the GI Joe characters and was hoping for more Transformers (obvs) but also more Rom. Not the most enthralling of starts.
     
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  12. Danny-Boy

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    I liked it. Of course, it would have been better if I could've read Revolutionaries #8 first, but IDW themselves already did a fine job ruining the Baron Ironblood reveal.

    But I liked that it felt more toned down than Revolution. This honestly feels more like a Transformers/Joe crossover than something that brings the entire universe together. We'll see if that remains true throughout the event or not.

    I also loved the backup story. It makes me wonder how long Colton has actually been Ironblood. Assuming that First Strike #0 takes place sometime before Revolution and Colton wasn't active as Ironblood before that, that makes Ironblood a very recent villain and also puts the events of the Action Man mini IMMEDIATELY before Revolution.
     
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    So about the misunderstanding of 'Barber original', does Circuit mean killing for fur?
     
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    They REALLY need to get back on schedule. It's really getting annoying. I'm pretty sure we're not going to get the tie in One-Shots on time because of this.

    This definitely feels more toned down compared to the more over the top feel of Revolution, but it still has huge stakes. And granted I like it more. The Joes also have a personal stake in this, I like that as well.

    Speaking of which, I initially had thought that Colton was just going to be a member of Ironblood's cabal, while Ironblood was going to be a separate character. And so while the Joes would be trying to stop Ironblood, they'd also have to deal with the fact that their founder is now in league with the villains.

    Now as for the timeline for Colton becoming Ironblood; because Colton recognized Blitzwing in #0, that means that Colton wasn't replaced till after Transformers #57. So the while Colton's Dire Wraith imposter paraded around as him until it's death in Revolution, he's been planning this whole thing since First Strike #0.

    I also expect Colton to ditch his Ironblood outfit for a more cooler looking soldier outfit, if the covers have been any indication.
     
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    seems OK so far.

    That's sort of what I assumed.
     
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    So it#s basically one element of humnaity not happy with the Trasnformers, and the rest of the "sensible" humans have to run around with the Transformers to save the day.

    Starting to get a bit bored of this plot.
     
  17. Danny-Boy

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    No. He's referring to murdering another person and wearing their corpse.

    I'm sure the one-shots will come out relatively on time. They'll just spoil anything major that happens at the end of the solos if they do. :/

    I was majorly holding out hope this would be the case. I really don't like the idea of Joe Colton being Baron Ironblood.

    Baron Ironblood's outfit is amazing and there is nothing cooler!

    At least now we've just dropped the pretense and moved onto having straight-up supervillains trying to destroy the Transformers.
     
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    I didn't like it when I thought it was "Joe Colton is just pretending to be a supervillain and there is no "real" Ironblood", but I love it now that I've convinced myself that it's "Joe Colton has been a supervillain from the start and was running G.I. Joe at the same time as doing villain stuff as Baron Ironblood"...
     
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    That's really the only way to do it unless you have the humans and ttransformers team up to fight some else.
     
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    Hmm... that'd have to be something big.

    Something huge.

    Something... planet-sized? ;) 
     

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