Someone on Tumblr had some interesting comments about the fandom's reaction to the mood change in MTMTE. I thought this would be worth talking about, since the reactions do seem to be very polarized depending on who you're talking to. Here are the original comments, and my reactions below. Your thoughts? I'm one of the people who is disappointed at the disturbing turn that MTMTE is taking. I read LSotW and liked it a lot. The gory suicide mission theme was cool, and made the story intense and memorable. BUT, that doesn't mean I want EVERY TF story to be a gory suicide mission. Transformers is such a broad concept, there are many different story types and themes that can be explored, in a lot of creative ways. Just because one story had a certain mood or theme doesn't mean that every story from then on out should mindlessly ape it just because. Frankly, if all TF comics were nothing but a copy of LSotW, they would get boring FAST. Is TF fandom so small-minded that it wants the same story over and over and over? Is James Roberts a one-trick pony who can only write one kind of story in one way? I would hate to think so. MTMTE was a fun Star Trek-like adventure story, laced with humor and charm. It rekindled the interest of a lot of people in TF comics, and has even caught the attention of some new fans who have never touched an IDW comic before. Now it looks like it's descending into torture porn. Can you really blame some of the audience for being disappointed at the sudden mood whiplash? Stories are supposed to grow and evolve over time, but MTMTE has taken a sudden turn into gratuitous violence, and it's jarring. It feels a bit like false advertising...we were reeled in based on one type of story, and now that's been yanked away and replaced with something else that wasn't part of the original deal. I never assumed that MTMTE would be a clone of LSotW just because it has the same author. Maybe that was my mistake, but I would hate to think that I overestimated Mr Roberts like that. He has too much talent to write a clone of a previous story instead of advancing the fun creativity that was the first five issues of MTMTE. At this point I intend to keep reading, but I don't feel the unrestrained joy toward the next issue like I did before...and that's heartbreaking. I loved this story so much, and I want to continue loving it.