Monstrosity #2

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  1. Mechafire

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    Didn't see a thread for this, so I've decided to make one!

    Unfortunately, I didn't like it a much as #1.
    It was cool to see the Terrorcons though, and Megatron's claw arm/cloak getup is pretty badass.
     
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    So.... IDW Dinobots are now being rammed into alignment with the FOC mutant versions?

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    The Terrorcons are going to take down Megatron and challenge Scorponok for Decepticon leadership? The Terrorcons? Are you freaking kidding me? It appears that all the protagonists for this series have been chosen by alt-mode.

    'It's called Monstrosity, what monster transformers are there?'

    Next month Flamefeather and Cindersaur emerge as the real brains behind the Decepticons, whilst Repugnus makes an impassioned speech to the Conclave that almost reunites Cybertron, but for the last minute intervention of Senator Bugly.
     
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    I think much like Autocracy i'm going to sit this one out and read it in one go when its done.

    While its enjoyable, its just too short in 10 page chunks.
     
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    Also, decide how you're writing Grimlock ffs. If he's supposed to be an intelligent leader then write him as such. Don't try and sneak in a 'Me Grimlock-ism' and then congratulate yourself on your fan-wankery, because it doesn't work when done out of no-where and completely out of context. When Furman did it he found a good reason and moment to. When Roberts did it, it was both funny and poignant, just slipping it in in the middle of a conversation is stupid.

    The Dynobots 'lose control' when they assume alt-mode? Ummm, ok. Presumably we'll be told why, but at the first hint of 'Shockwave did something to them' and I'm dropping the title faster than last nights curry.

    And not sure what to think of the Decepticons being just as confused about how Scorponok came to become leader as we are. Ok, it's quite meta, but some form of explanation other than 'He's leader, just roll with it!' would be nice.
     
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    It seems that every TF universe right now that isn't RID/MTMTE are trying to all tell almost the same kinds of stories right now with the same characters, with beast-Transformer making Shockwave and leader Scorponok and "Don't make me angry" Dinobots. I like being told a story, but I generally like to be told the story once.
     
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    Oh look this is turning into another Dinobot heavy book >_>

    Seriously what's up with the Dinobots fetish? We were fine without them for years and them jsut being background character but now suddenly it's DINOBOTS FUCKING EVERYWHERE and it's not like they got toys or something. Only Grimlock got one and it's not that good.
     
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    I agree, Autocracy felt like it lifted too many elements from FoC's Metroplex-related plots, and now this feels similar to Prime/FoC Dinobot plots.
     
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    Autocracy came out before FOC, though...
     
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    Didn't realize that Sixshot's groupies were more badass that he was.

    I liked Autocracy and was looking forward to this. But I'm a little turned off by what I'm hearing so far.
     
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    Yeah, I have this creepy suspicion that Hasbro might be starting to meddle in the comics more... considering that overall, this is the best that Transformers comics have ever been, I want to tell them "Don't f*** this up!!!" If they start slamming their "aligned" continuity into everything, it's potentially going to kill all of this energy.

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    Considering how the Transformers comics are currently probably the most popular than they have ever been since the end of Dreamwave and how many people seem to be discovering them because of J&J's work on RID and MTMTE hasbro probably wants to shove as many things from the currrent fiction such as Prime and the games into them so people would could get into them easier in a hope of "popularising" them even more.

    Even Roberts said that he changed some his plans but whether that is his own choise or Hasbro made him is a question.

    And I swear to god if then retcon the IDW universe into their Aligned BULLSHIT I will...cry and moan I guess...WITH PASSION OF A THOUSAND SUNS!
     
  13. Mechafire

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    Indeed. The Terrorcons just happening to get (what seems like) a relatively prominent role just in time for the Beast Hunters Cyberverse Terrorcons... coincidence? I think not!
     
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    Ugh, really? Dinobot angst? I don't mind what Barber (and to a lesser extent Roberts) are doing with the Dinobots, but I'm getting seriously tired of the stupid 'woe is me/oh so conflicted/can't lose control' crap being thrown at us recently. It's boring, predictable, and makes them feel like a bunch of whiny gits instead of a crack team of soldiers.

    On the plus side, Livio's art is pretty as usual. Nothing quantifiable, but I'd say that this series is some of his best work we've seen, with regards to his occasionally funky perspective/proportions. Needs more splash pages, though; those are where his style really shines.
     
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    Re: Dinobots

    Yeah I've kinda been getting burned out on them myself lately. Ever since FOC they've been in EVERYTHING. I could understand it if new Dinobot figures were coming out, but it's only been Grimlock (so far). Really kinda makes me wonder if Hasbro has plans for the others...
     
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    why are these characters not all acting the same way they will in FOUR MILLION YEARS!!!????
     
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    Enter...INJECTOR
     
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    That's one thing I was wondering. Grimlock seemed to be speaking normally throughout #1 and most of this issue... until he all of a sudden goes "YOU STICK TO PLAN! ME WORRY ABOUT SNARL!" but then after that he speaks normally again. Huh?
     
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    my two cents, that was horribel.
     
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    Considering how little most TF characters seem to change in that 4 million year period, it's not an unreasonable question. TF timeframes are a bit ridiculous that way.

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