RiD #18 ibooks preview

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  1. Sockie

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    http://a5.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Publi...f7c-3957-3168cb44762a/IMG_0162.960x960-75.jpg
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    It's an Arcee-focused issue, so I can already see the flood of arguments on the horizon...

    Pleasantly surprised that we're flashing back to after Starscream made his big proclamation, instead of picking up right after the bots and cons leave the city. Curious as to whether or not Flatline was a Decepticon like his movieverse counterpart. Also, confirmation that Superion is still alive!
     
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  2. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    one more week for this book? or is it two?
     
  3. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    Two? MTMTE is out next week.
     
  4. Sockie

    Sockie Well-Known Member

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    iBooks previews are two weeks in advance. This won't be out until June 5. (presuming it isn't delayed)
     
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    Yggdrasil Banned

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    Ooooh is that Tramontano on the colours?

    I love her work! Next to Josh she's my favourite IDW colourist. Wish she was a regular for RID.

    Although I wouldn't mind seeing more of Lafuente other that the covers.

    I dunno I guess I'm just not feeling Perez on the RID colours. I still say that the Drift miniseries were his best colours for IDW.
     
  6. MechaV

    MechaV Not as bad as you think.

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    I am curious to see which Autobots and 'cons do renounce their factions and stay in the city.

    Hell yeah, Flatline name drop. Love that guy.
     
  7. Jalaguy

    Jalaguy Crusadercon

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    Oh man, did Barber just canonise G1 Flatline? <3 <3 <3

    Also, I'd forgotten we were getting a fill-in artist for this issue, but their work looks pretty decent.
     
  8. maku098

    maku098 ; solves everything.

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    Quickmix is a medic, apparently. But a G1 Flatline appearing? I want this issue if they're gonna feature him.
     
  9. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Starscream claims he has medical experience. That could mean a lot of things, ranging from 'he's had some training' to 'the guy has no idea what he's doing'.

    In the last case, you have a guy who's not that good, and a character whose only appearance so far was in the movie comics, where he was a sadistic doctor.

    Yeah, Omega Supreme and Superion will turn out alright. :sly: 
     
  10. Tripredacus

    Tripredacus K-Mart-ian Legend

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    What is up with Bumblebee? Did he get punched in the face?
     
  11. shroobmaster

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    He just tried to destroy Megatron's fingers with his face. A very valiant move.
     
  12. edgs2099

    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think that is how he's going to convince Fixit to stay. "Well, you can totally go, we have former Decepticons: Dr. Hate, Dr. Death, and Dr. Doom to fill in if you leave.
     
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    Fuck me! Starscream is actually making sense, and doing something that isn't self-serving!
     
  14. edgs2099

    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh it is self serving, don't kid yourself. It's just not as simple as "I want to kill Megatron and be Decepticon boss". He now has a larger self serving plan, and the only difference is that while selfish reasons he has, it could actually lead to a better Cybertron in the end. I know Barber won't let that happen, but it is a neat thought that Starscream had saved Cybertron.
     
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    Is Dirge ok? He was ok in the last issue.
     
  16. Jetstream

    Jetstream Autobot Seeker

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    Seems like a lot of RID just seems to be internal monologues lately, anyone else find it a bit boring?
     
  17. BB Shockwave

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    That cover... WOW.

    As if they haven't been trying to make Arcee into the biggest TF Mary Sue ever (dwarfing even Shane's Drift or Cliffjumper)... that's like a cover specifically drawn to annoy people who criticised Arcee's portrayal.
     
  18. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Flatline name drop. Gimme a Classics figure.
     
  19. Antimatter

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    if she's anyone's Mary-Sue, she's Furman's. He wrote her exactly like the portrayal that bugs fans, but Barber's been trying to develop her. Under Furman she was a "level 9" threat in Garrus-9 under Fort Max's tenure, and he used her to keep Monstructor imprisoned when Decepticons attacked G9. She failed, but then she was sent after the freed Monstructor thanks to Jetfire. She then proceeded to kill and torture Decepticons in the process of tracking the pretender monsters down.

    Barber's been giving her more depth while still being true to what she started out as, and has gracefully been ignoring the awful depths of what Furman had Jhiaxus do to her.
     
  20. Chris McFeely

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    Well, to be entirely fair, he's been IMPLYING greater depths to the character without allowing us to understand why she's doing what she's doing as of yet. That really sees to be what this issue is for, to pull the curtain back on her "unreadable ninja" riff and let us see what she's been thinking.
     

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