IDW Publishing puts up updated Transformers reading guide

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  1. Sockie

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    ? This has been out for nearly a month. It was in Unicron #0.
     
  3. Novaburnhilde

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    The end of this universe can't come soon enough.
     
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    Old news sinces last Free Comic 
     
  5. GrimLocke

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    I’m not so hopeful, Nova.

    I fear even more cross promotion is in the winds.
     
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    Dammit so I have to read all that crossover stuff to get the setup for Unicron? It was a major reason why I didn’t get back into the IDW-verse after I stopped reading. I think I’m somewhere around when lost light started and I’d love to read everything EXCEPT the crossover stuff if possible.
     
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    The Spotlights and the Ironhide mini-series should probably be there, too...
     
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    I like this universe, but the reliance on cross-overs is ridiculous. It really dampens a lot of my enjoyment. As does the stuff intended to promote Hasbro's toys. It's not that its supposed to do that, it's that it's often poorly written, like the random combiners in the last volumes of Robots in Disguise. They literally read like bad commercials at time.
     
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    Same; I've avoided the crossovers competely ever since Revolution which I thought was so ham fisted and I really just didn't care about any of these other licenses. As a result I wasn't even aware that Unicron already appeared once in one of those issues or where a bunch of these random revelations about origins or dead parts of Cybertron keep coming from.

    I wouldn't mind the toy promotions as much because it happened all the time prior to the crossovers with introducing new figures who would only be in an issue or two (i.e. when the Generations toy line was running comics with the figures). But yes, they are so poorly written with calling out character names, backgrounds abruptly and them constantly being shoehorned together. On top of this it completley jeapordizes the story most of the time as we keep side-tracking to introduce all these other characters and universes.

    Honestly I'm not sure I even want to read what comes after this at all because I don't feel like I can trust IDW with the license anymore (albeit largely in part due to Hasbro but the point still stands).
     
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    It's not a "what you need to read for Unicron" guide, it's just a guide to the IDW library in general.
     
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    They left out the ever important “Heart of Darkness” and “Bumblebee” mini series. ;) 
     
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    So glad they released this I am so behind on IDW.
     
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    Through which order am I suppose to follow this guide? There are no numbering, no arrows. Autocracy is next to AHM? MTMTE not side by side with RID?
     
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    So they made it less clear? The fuck?
     
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    I know what you mean. That’s always been my biggest issue with IDW Transformers. The writing is excellent and usually the art is also great, but there are too many books.

    In the beginning, I followed all of it. I had Infiltration, Escalation, Stormbringer, All Hail Megatron, all the Spotlight issues, and I’m sure more that I can’t remember the names of, right now. Then when I felt like they were making my favorite Transformers artist draw the characters to look more like the Bayformers, I got frustrated and gave up on IDW for a while.

    I noticed a couple years later though that the character designs didn’t really stay that way and there was some really great art in the various IDW Transformers titles again, but by the time I was interested in trying to get back into reading it, there were so many various issues of IDW Transformers that I was completely lost.
     
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    I think you'll manage without. First Strike has one page at the end about Unicron, same for Visionaries (apparently). Nothing in Revolution. Think knowledge of the other character's existence should be enough but read Rom vs Transformers anyway just on account of it being good. Plus you are more familiar with at least one side-franchise.
     
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    The list order goes like this, follow the descriptions from top left to bottom left, top right to bottom right.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Couldn’t they have put everything in a single column with oldest to newest, from top to bottom? I can’t make heads or tails of that thing, the way it winds around.
     
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    Thanks for the advice! I’ll proceed that way.
     
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    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    Great news for international readers since we don't have access to Unicron #0. Thanks.
     

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