IDW to Reprint DW's More than Meets the Eye as TPBs

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  1. Javi 2 Suave

    Javi 2 Suave The King Of Impulse TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, if you order both together, you save ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! I may get the first one anyway, which means I'll just have to find issue 5 to complete my collection.
     
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    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    I thought they already released these? I guess I missed something....but damn, that is one long preorder. December 25th?!
     
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    awesome...ive been wanting those in TPB...
     
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    This is pretty much the usual schedule for selling trade paperbacks in the book market. By this time, comic publishers have already submitted their solicitation information for items being released in the last 3rd of 2008, and are working on info for the first 3rd of 2009.

    -Matt (UDON marketing guy extraordinaire!)
     
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    This is really cool. It's really a shame that the artists don't see any ancillaries from these being reprinted though.
     
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    I remember them talking about reprinting these, but I coulda swore Chris Ryall said they'd decided against it for the time being. Guess that time is over, I only got the last 2 issues, and I'll TOTALLY be picking these up at my local shop.
    DN
     
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    refresh my memory these are profiles only right .... kinda of like Marvel's TF Universe from back in the 80's
     
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    this is best chance since i had miss last time...
     
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    Too bad it's unlikely that they'll restart the Energon MTMTE series, since the surviving art (assuming Dreamwave didn't steal the original art the poor artists did submit) was unfinished, as I recall, and there's no money in commissioning new art and writing for a profile book on a now-dead toyline.

    Dreamwave's collapse also cost the possibility of a Cybertron MTMTE series, which is bad given there's very little official hand-drawn Cybertron art outside of the Club comics and those Key maps.
     
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    So IDW had done an absolutely terrible (IMO) job on the Beast Wars sourcebooks, and is now reprinting the DW ones, which were handled MUCH better(again IMO).....alrighty then.:drunk 


    Anyone know if The War Within part 3 last issues were ever finished but just never released? I'd love to see IDW put THAT in a trade if it was somehow possible!:thumbs2: 
     
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    yeah, WW would be a better choice
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    If everything goes right, the Beast Wars MTMTE TPB should be pretty good... Here's hoping!


    Chris
     
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    I was able to snag the original Dreamwave TPBs, but I'm glad these are available again for anyone who missed out. I hope they release the Armada MTMTE in trade at some point as well.
     
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    I don't think they were ever finished, but I'd love to see it done.

    They're supposed to fixthe errors in the BW sourcebooks for the TPB. It stinks that there were so many in the single issues.
     
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    See that's the problem, there shouldn't have been so many things that needed fixing. I'm not about to buy a trade with mostly so so bios and artwork AFTER buying the comics just to get a version with corrections that should've been made in the first place.
     
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    I am going to go look at these but I think I would pick up the newer ones first, they look really cool!!
     
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    Maybe IDW are trying the old distraction trick:

    IDW: "Yeah, the Beast Wars source books. They, um - LOOK! DW MTMTE!"

    Of course, them reprinting a far better example of profile books done by DW does kinda show up the poor nature of the IDW ones even more.

    Anyways, I have the issues from back then, so I'm not overly fussed about trades for this.
     

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