New to comics - recommendations?

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  1. AlphaFool

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    Hi, all!

    I've been wanting to get into the comic game lately. I know virtually nothing about what's out there. I've only read Last Stand of the Wreckers, which I thought was great. Does anyone have any recommendations or must-reads? I'm mainly interested in G1-based story lines.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
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    It's practically a concensus around here :)  Definitely grab this TPB!
     
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    Amazon.com: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Volume 1 (9781613772911): John Barber, Andrew Griffith: Books

    If you decide to read MTMTE vol.1, then I recommend Robots in Disguise too.
    It is another current ongoing series, where Bumblebee and others struggle to maintain control over post-war Cybertron.

    Below are featured characters:
    Leaders of provisional government: Bumblebee, Metalhawk, and Starscream
    Autobots: Prowl, Ironhide, Wheeljack, and
    Arcee
    Decepticons: Skywarp, Needlenose, and Dirge
    NAILs (neutrals): Tappet, Zetca, Hipotank, and
    Sky-Byte
     
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    Thanks for the help, guys! I'll have to place an order. :thumb 
     
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    I was about to post a similar question, as I have the Comixology app and I enjoyed the heck out of the Shockwave one shot from IDW and just bought Last Stand. But I hated Stormbringer. Any recommendations? Is Autocracy good?
     
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    Also, you should track down the Chaos Theory trade (volume 5 of the previous ongoing). Mike Costa's Space Opera story is good fun (my favorite part of his run apart from the Thundercracker issue), but the real draw is the two part Chaos Theory arc, written by Roberts and drawn by Milne, which explores the origins of both Optimus Prime and Megatron, and the history of their relationship.

    Autocracy is fairly solid, as far as it goes. It's nowhere near as good as the two current ongoings, but it's pretty entertaining. The art may be a bit of a turn off, although I quite enjoy it.
     
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    List of TPBs:
    Infiltration (SEP 2006)
    Stormbringer (FEB 2007)
    Escalation (MAY 2007)
    Spotlight v1 (MAY 2007)
    Megatron Origin (DEC 2007)
    The New Avengers/The Transformers (JAN 2008)
    Spotlight v2 (FEB 2008)
    Devastation (MAY 2008)
    Spotlight v3 (SEP 2008)
    Spotlight: Revelation (FEB 2009)
    Maximum Dinobots (JUL 2007)
    All Hail Megatron v1 (FEB 2009)
    All Hail Megatron v2 (SEP 2009)
    All Hail Megatron v3 (OCT 2009)
    All Hail Megatron v4 (JAN 2010)
    Transformers v1 For All Mankind (JUN 2010)
    Bumblebee (JUL 2010)
    Last Stand of the Wreckers (SEP 2010)
    Ironhide (DEC 2010)
    Transformers v2 International Incident (DEC 2010)
    Drift (JAN 2011)
    Transformers v3 Revenge of the Decepticons (JUL 2011)
    Infestation v1 (AUG 2011)
    Transformers v4 Heart of Darkness (SEP 2011)
    Transformers v5 Chaos Theory (NOV 2011)
    Transformers v6 Police Action (FEB 2012)
    Transformers v7 Chaos (MAR 2012)
    More than Meets the Eye v1 (JUN 2012)
    (Bolded series are written by James Roberts.)

    And I recommend you those series:
    Infiltration. TF-human relationship and little adventure.
    Megatron Origin and Chaos Theory. Arise, Optimus Prime and Megatron!
    More than Meets the Eye. Awesome adventure. What can I say more?
    Robots in Disguise. Political drama on post-war Cybertron.
     
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