IDW Transformers G1 reading orders

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  1. bigfootRULES

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    what about a reading guide to the whole IDW Hasbro universe? i found one but it's offline due to it's writer issuing a boycott.
     
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    My "guide" covers the whole* Hasbroverse. It's just a screenshot of some simple HTML tables. Rows are series, cells are (usually) trade paperbacks and the issues collected by them, and columns are trades that should be read near each other (if you're like me and prefer to stick to publication order).

    There's one section covering from Infiltration to Transformers vs. the Visionaries, and another that goes back and covers the IDW Joe stuff that's (ostensibly) in the same continuity now.

    Transformers Comics Reading Orders

    * actually, it doesn't keep track of Jem, or Clue
     
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    actually i prefer chronological.
     
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    I have that list on my bookmarks becuase i use it so much. Its a life saver, thanks. And it is really hard to find a good publication order
     
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    Is there a list of trade paperbacks that include every IDW Transfrmers series?
     
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    so what be the current reading order for revolution and onward?
     
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    As always, I say read the trade paperbacks in something resembling the order the issues were originally published in.
    Code:
    ------------------------- THE HASBRO UNIVERSE (published 2016-ongoing):
                              Till All Are One v1:
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #1 [07:00:00]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #2 [Applicable Skills]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #3 [Things We Said We'd Never Do]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #4 [The Line Between Us]
    
                              Titans Return:
       [Roberts/Barber/Scott] Titans Return #1                              [The First Autobot]
                     [Barber] Titans Return #2: The Transformers #56        [White Light]
                     [Barber] Titans Return #3: The Transformers #57        [White Heat]
                    [Roberts] Titans Return #4: More than Meets the Eye #56 [Ten to Midnight]
                    [Roberts] Titans Return #5: More than Meets the Eye #57 [Last Light]
    
                              Micronauts v1: Entropy:
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #1 [Entropy P1]
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #2 [Entropy P2]
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #3 [Entropy P3]
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #4 [Entropy P4]
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #5 [Entropy P5]
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #6 [Entropy P6]
    
                              Rom v1: Earthfall:
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #1 [Earthfall P0] [Earthfall P1]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #2 [Earthfall P2]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #3 [Earthfall P3]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #4 [Earthfall P4]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom: Revolution [Field Test]
    
                              Action Man:
                     [Barber] Action Man #1 [To the Victors the Spoils] [Absolute Beginners]
                     [Barber] Action Man #2 [England, Half English]
                     [Barber] Action Man #3 [Out of the Way]
                     [Barber] Action Man #4 [Mr Love and Justice]
                     [Barber] Action Man: Revolution [The Modern World]
    
                              Revolution (Original Order):
                     [Barber] Revolution #0 [Secret Raiders]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #1 [Concorde Hymn]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom: Revolution [Field Test]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #2 [The Divine Source of Liberty]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K.: Revolution
                       [Bunn] Micronauts: Revolution
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #3 [O Ship of State]
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe: Revolution [D.T.A.]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One: Revolution [Informed]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #4 [The New Colossus]
                     [Barber] The Transformers: Revolution [Thundercracker & Buster Save the World]
                     [Barber] Action Man: Revolution [The Modern World]
              [Roche/Roberts] More than Meets the Eye: Revolution [Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #5 [Valley Forge]
    
                              Revolution:
                     [Barber] Revolution #0 [Secret Raiders]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #1 [Concorde Hymn]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #2 [The Divine Source of Liberty]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #3 [O Ship of State]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #4 [The New Colossus]
                [Barber/Bunn] Revolution #5 [Valley Forge]
    
                              Revolution: Heroes:
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom: Revolution [Field Test]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K.: Revolution
                       [Bunn] Micronauts: Revolution
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe: Revolution [D.T.A.]
                     [Barber] Action Man: Revolution [The Modern World]
    
                              Revolution: Transformers:
                     [Barber] The Transformers: Revolution [Thundercracker & Buster Save the World]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One: Revolution [Informed]
              [Roche/Roberts] More than Meets the Eye: Revolution [Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again]
       [Scott|Roberts|Barber] Holiday Special 2015 [Choose Me] [Silent Light] [The Thirteenth Day of Christmas]
    
                              Lost Light v1:
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #1 [Dissolution P1: Some Other Cybertron]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #2 [Dissolution P2: Anomie]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #3 [Dissolution P3: A World Misplaced]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #4 [Dissolution P4: Bad Moon Rising]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #5 [Dissolution P5: Modes of Production]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #6 [Dissolution P6: This Machine Kills Fascists]
    
                              Optimus Prime v1:
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #1 [New Cybertron P1: To Walk Among the Chosen]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #2 [New Cybertron P2: A Lonely Pillar on the Plain]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #3 [New Cybertron P3: Behind My Bleeding Back]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #4 [New Cybertron P4: Dance Among the Shadows]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #5 [New Cybertron P5: Future Glories Lost]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #6 [New Cybertron P6: Feel Safe Without Regrets]
    
                              Till All Are One v2:
                      [Scott] Till All Are One: Revolution [Informed]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #5 [Ping]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #6 [Desperate Times]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #7 [Desperate Measures]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #8 [Rubicon]
    
                              Micronauts v2: Earthbound:
                       [Bunn] Micronauts: Revolution
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #7  [Earthbound P1]
                       [Bunn] Micronauts #8  [Earthbound P2]
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts #9  [Earthbound P3]
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts #10 [Earthbound P4]
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts #11 [Earthbound P5]
    
                       [Bunn] Micronauts Annual 2017
                              [Note: This annual goes firmly between #9 & #10,
                                     but isn't even collected in Micronauts v2.]
    
                              Rom v2: Reinforcements:
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #5 [Reinforcements P1]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #6 [Reinforcements P2]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #7 [Reinforcements P3]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #8 [Reinforcements P4]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #9 [Reinforcements P5]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom Annual 2017 [Cold Fire]
    
                              G.I. Joe v1:
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe: Revolution [D.T.A.]
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #1
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #2
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #3
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #4
    
                              M.A.S.K. v1: Mobilize:
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K.: Revolution
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #1 [Mobilize P1]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #2 [Mobilize P2]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #3 [Mobilize P3]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #4 [Mobilize P4]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #5 [Mobilize P5]
    
                              Revolutionaries v1: Crisis Intervention:
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #1 [Crisis Intervention]
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #2 [Enter the Shadow]
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #3 [The Secret of the Mummy's Tomb]
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #4 [The Iron Klaw]
    
                              Lost Light v2:
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #7  [Dissolution P7: After Megatron]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #8  [An Axe to Break the Ice]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #9  [Chasing the Infinite]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #10 [The Plotters' Club P1 - Full Circle]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #11 [The Plotters' Club P2 - Filling in the Blanks]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #12 [The Plotters' Club P3 - Journey's End]
    
                              Optimus Prime v2:
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #7  [The Next Day, and the Next]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #8  [What It's Really Like]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #9  [The Life of Sideswipe]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #10 [Origin Myths]
                     [Barber] Transformers Annual 2017 [Ghost Stories]
    
                              Till All Are One v3:
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #9  [Heavy]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #10 [The Price of You]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #11 [If I Know You]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One #12 [Your First Mistake]
                      [Scott] Till All Are One Annual 2017 [The Chosen One]
                              [Note: The Annual really goes *after* First Strike.]
    
                              Micronauts: Wrath of Karza:
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #2
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #3
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #4
              [Bunn/Johnston] Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #5
    
                              Rom v3: The Roads to Ruin:
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #10 [Interlude]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #11 [Long Roads to Ruin P1] [Battle Scars P1]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #12 [Long Roads to Ruin P2] [Battle Scars P2]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #13 [Long Roads to Ruin P3] [Battle Scars P3]
                 [Gage/Ryall] Rom #14 [Long Roads to Ruin P4] [Battle Scars P4]
    
                              G.I. Joe v2:
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #5
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #6
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #7
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #8
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe v5 #9
    
                              M.A.S.K. v2: Rise of V.E.N.O.M.:
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #6 [The Origin of V.E.N.O.M. P1]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #7 [The Origin of V.E.N.O.M. P2]
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #8
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #9
                     [Easton] M.A.S.K. #10
                  [Rodriguez] M.A.S.K. Annual 2017 [The Deathstone] [Child's Play]
    
                              Revolutionaries v2: Power and Glory:
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #5 [Strange Visitors]
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #6 [Power and Glory]
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #7 [When Eagles Scream]
                     [Barber] Revolutionaries #8 [Ghost in the Machine]
    
                              Redemption of the Dinobots:
                     [Barber] Punishment [City of Steel] [Fight or Flee] [Quest for Fire] [The Killing Jar] [Forever Is a Long Time Coming]
                     [Barber] Redemption
                     [Barber] Salvation
    
                              Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor:
                [Barber/Gage] Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1
                [Barber/Gage] Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2
                [Barber/Gage] Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #3
                [Barber/Gage] Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4
                [Barber/Gage] Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #5
    
                              First Strike:
     [Scott/Rodriguez|Barber] First Strike #0 [First Strike P0]
     [Scott/Rodriguez|Barber] First Strike #1 [First Strike P1] [The Origins of Evil P1: Redcliffe Club]
     [Scott/Rodriguez|Barber] First Strike #2 [First Strike P2] [The Origins of Evil P2: A Game of Chess]
     [Scott/Rodriguez|Barber] First Strike #3 [First Strike P3] [The Origins of Evil P3: A Little Bit of Mayhem]
     [Scott/Rodriguez|Barber] First Strike #4 [First Strike P4] [The Origins of Evil P4: Hitting the Big Time]
     [Scott/Rodriguez|Barber] First Strike #5 [First Strike P5] [The Origins of Evil P5: One Unholy Machine]
            [Scott/Rodriguez] First Strike #6 [First Strike P6] [Coda: The Signal]
    
                              First Strike: Champions:
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime: First Strike    [Unification Day: Dawn]
                     [Barber] The Transformers: First Strike [Unification Day: Dusk]
                       [Gage] Micronauts: First Strike
                       [Gage] Rom: First Strike
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe: First Strike
                  [Sitterson] M.A.S.K.: First Strike
    
                              Optimus Prime v3:
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime: First Strike    [Unification Day: Dawn]
                     [Barber] The Transformers: First Strike [Unification Day: Dusk]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #11 [Primeless P1]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #12 [Primeless P2]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #13 [The Dead Come Home P1]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #14 [The Dead Come Home P2]
    
                      [Scott] Till All Are One Annual 2017 [The Chosen One]
    
                              Lost Light v3:
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #13 [???]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #14 [???]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #15 [???]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #16 [???]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #17 [???]
                    [Roberts] Lost Light #18 [???]
    
                              Optimus Prime v4:
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #15 [The Falling P1: Surfeit of Primes]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #16 [The Falling P2: ???]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #17 [The Falling P3: ???]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime #18 [The Falling P4: ???]
                     [Barber] Optimus Prime Annual 2018
    
                              Rom & the Micronauts:
                       [Gage] Micronauts: First Strike
                       [Gage] Rom: First Strike
                       [Gage] Rom & the Micronauts #1
                       [Gage] Rom & the Micronauts #2
                       [Gage] Rom & the Micronauts #3
                       [Gage] Rom & the Micronauts #4
                       [Gage] Rom & the Micronauts #5
                       [Gage] Rom Annual 2018
    
                              Scarlett's Strike Force:
                  [Sitterson] G.I. Joe: First Strike
                  [Sitterson] M.A.S.K.: First Strike
                  [Sitterson] Scarlett's Strike Force #1
                  [Sitterson] Scarlett's Strike Force #2
                  [Sitterson] Scarlett's Strike Force #3
    
                              Transformers vs. Visionaries:
                   [Visaggio] Transformers vs. Visionaries #1 [Schismatic]
                   [Visaggio] Transformers vs. Visionaries #2 [...Cybertron No More]
                   [Visaggio] Transformers vs. Visionaries #3 [???]
                   [Visaggio] Transformers vs. Visionaries #4 [???]
                   [Visaggio] Transformers vs. Visionaries #5 [???]
    
                              Unicron: The Darkest Hour:
                     [Barber] Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0
                              ???
    
    Or, more giraffically:
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    Nice.
    Here's my chronological/part-publication-based thing as well: IDW G1 Reading Guide [Table]

    You might be flipping between books depending on how you read, but to my mind it still makes for as cohesive a read I as can cobble together.

    (Edit: JPG)
     

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    Updated the OP creator's work.

    • The Transformers: Punishement #1 - #5
    • The Transformers: Redemption
    • The Transformers: Salvation
    • Transformers: Chaos Theory
    • The Transformers: Autocracy #1 - #12
    • The Transformers: Monstrosity #1 - #12
    • The Transformers: Primacy #1 - #4
    • The Transformers: Infiltration #0
    • The Transformers: Infiltration #1
    • The Transformers: Infiltration #2
    • The Transformers: Infiltration #3
    • The Transformers: Infiltration #4
    • The Transformers: Infiltration #5
    • The Transformers: Infiltration #6
    • The Transformers: Stormbringer #1
    • The Transformers: Stormbringer #2
    • The Transformers: Stormbringer #3
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Shockwave
    • The Transformers: Stormbringer #4
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Nightbeat
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Hot Rod
    • The Transformers: Escalation #1
    • The Transformers: Escalation #2
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Sixshot
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Ultra Magnus
    • The Transformers: Escalation #3
    • The Transformers: Escalation #4
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Soundwave
    • The Transformers: Escalation #5
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Kup
    • The Transformers: Escalation #6
    • The Transformers: Megatron Origin #1
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Galvatron
    • New Avengers/Transformers #1
    • The Transformers: Megatron Origin #2
    • New Avengers/Transformers #2
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Optimus Prime
    • The Transformers: Megatron Origin #3
    • New Avengers/Transformers #3
    • The Transformers: Devastation #1
    • New Avengers/Transformers #4
    • The Transformers: Megatron Origin #4
    • The Transformers: Devastation #2
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Ramjet
    • The Transformers: Devastation #3
    • The Transformers: Devastation #4
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Blaster
    • The Transformers: Devastation #5
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Arcee
    • The Transformers: Devastation #6
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Mirage
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Grimlock
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Wheelie
    • The Transformers: Spotlight: Revelation Cyclonus
    • The Transformers: Spotlight: Revelation Hardhead
    • The Transformers: Spotlight: Revelation Doubledealer
    • The Transformers: Spotlight: Revelation Sideswipe
    • The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #1
    • The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #2
    • The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #3
    • The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #4
    • The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #5
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #2
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #3
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #4
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Blurr
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #5
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #6
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #7
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #8
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #9
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Jazz
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Drift
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #10
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #11
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Cliffjumper
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #12
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Metroplex
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #13
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #14
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #15
    • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #16
    • The Transformers #1
    • The Transformers #2
    • The Transformers: Bumblebee #1
    • The Transformers #3
    • The Transformers: Bumblebee #2
    • The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1
    • The Transformers: Bumblebee #3
    • The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #2
    • The Transformers #4
    • The Transformers: Bumblebee #4
    • The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #3
    • The Transformers #5
    • The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #4
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Prowl
    • The Transformers #6
    • The Transformers: Ironhide #1
    • The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #5
    • The Transformers #7
    • The Transformers: Ironhide #2
    • The Transformers #8
    • The Transformers: Ironhide #3
    • The Transformers #9
    • The Transformers: Ironhide #4
    • The Transformers #10
    • The Transformers: Drift #1
    • The Transformers #11
    • The Transformers: Drift #2
    • The Transformers: Drift #3
    • The Transformers #12
    • The Transformers: Drift #4
    • The Transformers #13
    • The Transformers #14
    • The Transformers #15
    • The Transformers: Infestation #1
    • The Transformers #16
    • The Transformers: Infestation #2
    • The Transformers #17
    • The Transformers: Heart of Darkness #1
    • The Transformers #18
    • The Transformers: Heart of Darkness #2
    • The Transformers #19
    • The Transformers: Heart of Darkness #3
    • The Transformers #20
    • The Transformers: Heart of Darkness #4
    • The Transformers #21A-#55
    • The Transformers: The Death of Optimus Prime
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #1
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #2
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #2
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #3
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #3
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #4
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #5
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Hoist (despite when it was published, its designed to fit here, James Roberts said so!)
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Trailcutter (despite when it was published, its designed to fit here, James Roberts said so!)
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #5
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #6
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #6
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #7
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #7
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #8
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #8
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #9
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Annual 2012
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise Annual 2012
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #9
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #10
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #10
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #11
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #11
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #12
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Orion Pax
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #12
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #13
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Thundercracker
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #13
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #13 (text)
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Megatron (despite when it chronologically fits, it was published here)
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #14
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #14
    • The Transformers: Spotlight Bumblebee (despite when it chronologically fits, it was published here)
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #15
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #15
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #16
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #16
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #17
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #17
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #18
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #19
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #20
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #18
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #21
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #22
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #21
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #22
    • The Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 - Dark Cybertron Part 1
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #23 - Dark Cybertron Part 2
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #23 - Dark Cybertron Part 3
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #24 - Dark Cybertron Part 4
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #24 - Dark Cybertron Part 5
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #25 - Dark Cybertron Part 6
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #25 - Dark Cybertron Part 7
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #26 - Dark Cybertron Part 8
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #26 - Dark Cybertron Part 9
    • The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #27 - Dark Cybertron Part 10
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #27 - Dark Cybertron Part 11
    • The Transformers: Dark Cybertron #2 - Dark Cybertron Part 12
    • Dawn of the Autobots / Season 2 of MTMTE/RID
    • The Transformers: Windblade #1
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28
    • The Transformers: Windblade #2
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #29
    • The Transformers: Windblade #3
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #30
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #30
    • The Transformers: Windblade #4
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #31
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #32
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #33
    • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #34
    • The Transformers: NOT Robots in Disguise #35
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #35
    • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #36-Revolution
    • The Transformers: Till All Are One #1-#5
    • The Transformers: Titans Return #1
    • The Transformers: #56-#57
    • The Transformers: Revolution #1-One Shots
    • The Transformers: Lost Light #1-#2
    • The Transformers: Optimus Prime #1-#3
    • The Transformers: Till All Are One #6-#7
    • The Transformers: Revolutionaries #1-#2
    • The Transformers: GI Joe #1-#2
    • The Transformers: Micronauts #1-Annual
    • The Transformers: MASK 1-3
    • The Transformers: ROM #1-Annual
    • The Transformers: First Strike
    • The Transformers: The Origins Of Evil
    • The Transformers: Visionaries
    • The Transformers: Unicron,The Darkest Hour
     
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    My attitude is, I want to take a step back from that sort of thing. For example, if for some reason I'm reading the For All Mankind trade, and I get to the part that's like, "Bumblebee went on an adventure and got a new body and learned a valuable lesson about friendship! Read all about it in Bumblebee!", that doesn't mean I'm going to put down For All Mankind and go read something else right then. It means Bumblebee is a side story and maybe I'll read it afterward or maybe I won't. (This isn't all that great of an example, because For All Mankind and Bumblebee both suck, so who really cares either way, but whatever.) Likewise, I wouldn't want to insert Last Stand of the Wreckers into For All Mankind just because LSOTW has a note at the front explaing that it takes place between some specific Transformers Ongoing issues.

    And like, how should the fabled ~New Reader~ take a crack at MTMTE? Well, they could read through the first five volumes and then read Dark Cybertron and just roll with not knowing the whole backstory involved in the latter, or they could take a break from MTMTE after v5 and then go read RID v1-v5 before DC, or they could start out by alternating between MTMTE and RID in the first place. It doesn't matter all that much. (But if they're going to alternate, then why not also read Dark Prelude as a little mini-series that goes between v4 & v5 of both books?)

    That's why I like my chart, which is just like, "these series came out side by side, were chopped up into trade paperbacks like this, and crossed over here and there". That's pretty much what I want from a reading guide.
     
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    Well for starters, everything divided vertically on my list is meant to be swapped around (sorry I usually leave a note about that), and for second the ending of Things Fall Apart makes for a good stopping point since the next issue is a cutaway to another time & place regardless. As for the rest of the assorted spotlights, minis, and one-shots --that's actually how I read them, since to me many of them, the Dark Preludes in particular, serve better as companion pieces to pre-existing issues, and also just because I get a headache when I'm skipping up, down, back, and forth on a timeline. But that's just me.

    I'm looking at your order thinking "On what planet does it make sense to not read TAaO: Rev. until after Revolution? How else are you supposed to know why Windblade is on Earth all of a sudden?" but, you've made your point, not everyone puts as much of an emphasis as I do on keeping the in-universe flow of events intact. That's why we've got options, right?.
     
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    IDW are the ones who decided to collect the Revolution event the way they did. If the five main issues don't make sense by themselves then IDW shouldn't have rolled them up that way, or they should have made it explicit that they were intended to be read after a first volume of one-shots.

    I did put a listing for "Revolution (Original Order)" in the text version, that "original order" being the order given by the checklist at the end of every Revolution book. But even there, TAAO: Revolution comes after Revolution #3. I don't think "Why is Windblade on Earth?" was supposed to be a big mystery.
     
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    Not a big mystery no definitely not, but a good amount of TAaO: Revolution was pretty much dedicated to giving Windblade a reason as to why she was on earth, and she is around in Revolution #1. And yeah if IDW was a little slapdash in their collecting all the more reason to go against that grain in my view. I mean remember, these are the people that twice decided Spotlight: Cliffjumper was supposed to be collected as a prequel.
     
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    Idk. Look at the "original order". Rom rolls up and kills Joe Colton. What's up with that? If you want to find out, go read the Rom tie-in! M.A.S.K. shows up. Who the heck are these guys? If you want to find out, go read the M.A.S.K. tie-in! Optimus says he asked Windblade to investigate something, she says she's discovered a link between Metrotitan and Micronus Prime. What's that all about? If you want to find out, go read the TAAO tie-in! It's mentioned that stuff went down at Bikini Atoll, Governor's Island, and the White House. What exactly happened? If you want to find out, go read the Action Man, G.I. Joe, and TF tie-ins!

    Or, you can just read all those tie-ins all at once after you've read the main event. Works for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    this is exactly what I've been looking for! Thanks OP (and all the folks who've updated/expanded on this throughout the years!)
     
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    I think I see what you're going for but it might be a little too dense
     
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    I took this under consideration, and what I did was, well, I may have made it denser.
     
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