Im looking to get in to transformers comics, where to start?

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  1. dkr7

    dkr7 "Argh' Hexagonal Nuts!"

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    Pretty much the title, i want some good stories and art, basically give me any recommendations. I'd prefer like a series of comics instead of comics from a series. Thanks

    edit: Should probably of said ive read the war within series and exodus
     
  2. Nevermore

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    Last Stand of the Wreckers!
     
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    To be honest, a TF comic with good writing AND good art can be a weird balancing act. I'd start with the first War Within comic and perhaps the original Marvel run for kicks. I would also suggest Last Stand of the Wreckers and Stormbringer from IDW, but there might be a lot of head-scratching depending on how much of the history you may or may not know.
     
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    Dreamwave War and Peace followed by the 10 issue ongoing series.

    The Armada/Energon comics starting from Worlds Collide.

    The early IDW stuff. Love EJ Su's work.

    IDW 1st Ongoing trade. Well, I liked it.

    Target 2006.

    Beast Wars The Gathering.
     
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    I would try and pick up the TPBs of the original Marvel run. Yeah, the new stuff with the Wreckers et al may be 'cool', but the writing and artwork in some of the 80s stuff just cannot be beaten IMO. Plus they are reasonably cheap to pick up on eBay.

    After that, it's difficult to say, as I only have sporadic experience of IDWs output, although I quite enjoyed All Hail Megatron (vols 1 & 2) and Last Stand of the Wreckers. I think you'd be better off starting near the beginning though as there was some back story in both series that threw me as I hadn't been keeping up.
     
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    Gotta agree. Surprisingly the Marvel run had a very solid structure of story. Be warned that in the 80s and 90s us old dudes primarily read most Marvel comics for the stories. So the art will be a whole different animal than War Within and Last Stand of the Wreckers.

    Welcome to the comics Young Padawan. You have much reading to do!
     
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    Stormbringer is the monkey lovin' shit, son. But I would also recommend Escalation.
     
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    Listen to this dude, right here.
     
  9. dkr7

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    Thanks guys, will be looking into the early comics and some of the series mentioned. Is the any real order to the stories/comics? Obviously issue no. but storyline wise, like would all hail megatron be before last stand of the wreckers etc.

    Thanks again

    dkr
     
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    I dunno, Geoff Senior's art is still damn awesome. Okay, if you're used to hyper-detailed technical robot drawings, maybe not, but man, that guy knows visual storytelling.
     
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    Dreamwave Generation 1,
     
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    I started with "for all mankind" then to "all hail megatron". I'm hoping to get intnational incident next.
     
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    Last Stand of the Wreckers is thankfully pretty stand-alone, though it comes after AHM.
     
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    Are there online retailers that still sell these series listed in this thread? I'm not a huge comic person but I think I could handle reading some of these smaller series in TPB form (i think that's the term to describe all issues in one release?) :) 
     
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    I'd have to say the MArvel run first and then read the new stuff. The Marvel writing was great.
     
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    Geoff Senior is the greatest artist ever to draw Transformers. :bowdown: 

    Sometimes I have to look very closely at the page to make sure his drawings aren't actually moving. Simply stunning to look at.
     
  17. dkr7

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    thanks again guys, im gonna start with some marvel comics and all hail megatron

    quick question, what are the volumes for all hail megatron or is the a complete set of all the issues in one?

    thanks
     
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    You can get complete graphic novels.

    That's what I usually go for.

    You can get Transformer Classics, Vol 1 - 6 which is the marvel comics or I think titan also ran a series of collected comics.

    Look out for Deaths Head, Megatron v the Predacons. Two of my favourites. Also, Autobots Last stand, right at the start, don't know how many times I re-created that story with my toys!

    And that was only last week! :lol 
     
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    Stormbringer -- if you're a fan of G1 and eager to see what bot modes look like prior to landing on Earth then this is the one. Grab the TPB for the extra artwork and sketches included in the edition.

    Last Stand of the Wreckers -- after reading this, the current 'Ongoing' series is going to look pretty stale. Grab the TPB as well.

    Minor notes:
    The Escalation series is also nice -- Prime and Megs duking it out is always good to see.
    Spotlight: Shockwave -- notable for Shockwave vs. Dynobots (before they were Dinos)
    Spotlight: Kup -- quite disturbing. You'll never see him in the same light again.
     
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    I seriously hope you're not referring to the godawful initial six-parter by Chris Sarracini and Pat Lee.
     

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