PREVIEW: Beast Wars Manga TP

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  1. Primal

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    IDW Publishing has uploaded their 5-page previews for titles shipping Wednesday March 14th. Among them is The Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering Manga Volume 1. The difference between this release and the trade that shipped 08/16/2006 is that the manga version is printed in black and white and the books dimension is 5" x 7.5"

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    THE TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS: THE GATHERING MANGA VOLUME 1 TP

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    Writers: Simon Furman
    Pencils: Don Figueroa
    Covers: Don Figueroa
    Released: 03/14/2007

    The long-awaited pairing of writer Simon Furman and artist extraordinaire Don Figueroa on a Beast Wars saga is finally upon us. The Beast Wars—the time-lost series of conflicts on Earth, where heroic MAXIMALS are pitted against evil PREDACONS—is celebrating its 10th anniversary with this special collection, presented in this special manga digest.

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  2. TJOmega

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    I never got the point of this... it is an interesting concept and black and white does have a very different effect in presentation... but if you're going to call it manga at least print it right to left like a manga. Otherwise it might as well be called "cheaper than printing color" edition.
     
  3. KA

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    the point its called manga is because of the compact size, which most collected mangas are sized at.

    reading right to left is not an aesthetic -.-'
     
  4. flamepanther

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    I disagree with the label simply because there are actually authentic Beast Wars manga in Japan, and this isn't them.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    good call there. why dont they call this format 'digest' like they used too? even the old US marvel comics was available in the format then.

    guess mangas more trendy.
     
  6. Valkysas

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    Then they should call them Tankoubon. but not Manga.
    This recent trend with american companies trying to label as many things as they can with japanese words just to cash in on the mainstream anime trend in the US that DBZ and Sailor Moon started is getting REALLY boring.
     
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    no color? pass. Josh rules.
     
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    Good to see they're at least thinking about BW still. I'm on pins and needles waiting for the profile book and th enxt installment of the The Gathering.
     
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    Well, the artwork is shit and so is the writting/story.

    Another peice of shit comic book to add to all the other peice of shit Transformers comics.
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you label something like this 'digest,' huge bookstore chains won't stock it. Label it manga, and it has a abetter chance of getting into the hands of the kids browsing the manga section at you local Barnes and Noble.
     
  11. KA

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    yikes, what crawled up your panty hose?

    i thought the book was above average, at least, and by account of feedback from other readers, theyre inclined to agree with me.
     

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