Optimus Prime #9

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  1. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    Damn that sucks. Swipe was the figure that got me back into tfs back in 92/93 when I was into TMNT. Was hoping he'd come back in G2 colors [since he sported them for like, an issue before]. Damn sadness.
     
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    Sideswipe would be the only character I wouldn't mind being resurrected again in this universe. As someone mentioned though, this issue would lose its impact.
    And i don't think i like Sideswipe because he was part of a lamborguini duo (FAST AND FURIOUS OG'S imo hehe), and the 84 cartoon did have a focus on him much at all 'cept 2 scenes in "more than meets the eye" episodes. He was just there, and lore built up around him and his "spark brother", which come on, had good intentions.

    I think I might have to make a black autobot brand with SS on it (r.i.p. '84 - '17) :cry :cry :cry :rip 
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I was legit considering dropping this book. My original plan was to not even bother with it once Ex-RID ended. But the quintessenon ship in the solicits had me intrigued. I stayed.
    Didn't care much for the first arc. I told myself, issue 12 will be it.
    Read issue 9.
    I'm back! It's amazing how 1 issue can change your perception of a series. I was growing bored and disappointed with Barber, but this single issue renewed my faith in what he is capable of doing.
    Let's see where the kid takes us.
    Cheers!
     
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    And this issue shows why turning this series in an Optimus Prime-focused series was a bad idea. Transformers always work better as a group, playing off each other, moving from one character to the next. More Than meets The Eye suffered when it became too focused on Megatron and this book is best when it ISN'T just about Optimus dealing with the moronic whiny Torchbearers.
     
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  6. RazorclawX

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    Only got around to this and while I don't care for Sideswipe I'd only be so lucky if people went out of their way to do something nice like that for me when I was dying.

    It really isn't. Even just this last issue was pretty much about Jazz and everyone reacting to what he was doing.

    Similarly so when the Cybertron ongoing comic was called "Windblade" where it wasn't really just about Windblade as much as it was about Starscream, and to a lesser extent, Chromia.

    If doing a last act of kindness for your best friend who has no hope of recovering is pointless then I agree that you completely miss the point.
     
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  7. Haywired

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    "Optimus Prime" is just a rebrand and probably a rather misleading one. I don't see any shift in focus in writing to this single character... And it's only for the best. I don't think the series focused mainly on OP could work.
     
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    Hell, the first 5 issues were each from a different character's perspective; only the 6th was actually from Optimus's.
     
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    No, the first issue was as well.
     
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    :(  damn.......


    Pour out some energon for the homie........
     
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    taao?
     
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    Till All Are One.
     
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    Oh Gawd this one hit me harder than I thought it would.

    Give us hope and then pull the rug from under our feet.
     
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    I've seen this trick played before in an issue of the Flash, which doesn't surprise me given how many DC-inspired moments I see in a typical Barber script. It was still a strong issue. Sideswipe is my favorite character, but I don't think he went out like a punk at all. He saved Alpha Trion, he survived (initially anyway) multiple grenade explosions and a point blank shot to the head before enduring for days and days in a coma. Ultimately, though, this is the story of a soldier who finally learned it was OK stop fighting.

    No, the biggest disappointment wasn't his death, it was that Barber never gave him enough focus for the death to mean anything beyond what is contained in this single issue. His friendship with Arcee never even existed on the page until after he was in a coma. Beyond one conversation and a few shared battle panels, anyway. Still, if Barber had put in the work, it would have paid off mightily here. 8/10.
     
  16. Windsweeper II

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    Trite.
    I'm sorry, i'm not 18 anymore.
    I've read and watched this story about 40 times by now in various books, stories, movies...
    Do something original Barber.
     
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    Might not be original, but it was executed pretty well.
    Still miles above the McCarthy/Costa era.
     
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    Sorry, but this comes nowhere near All Hail Megatron.
    It was well written though.
    The content of the dream was actually pretty good.
    But the whole: "Aah, it was all a dream and in reality he died." isn't the most original or crafty idea to use.
     
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    Think I just said all of that.
     
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