I was just in the thread asking who got started on Transformers through the original comics. That got me to thinking about why I like the TF comics so much. I love comics books as a medium as I think it combines two great ideas of using art and writing to tell a great story. So, I got to thinking, the reason why I love the comics so much I find that they can explore the universe, the factions, the history, the characters and all that stuff in so much greater detail then the cartoons ever have. I like the old Marvel G1 comics because they took ideas and characters from the G1 series and ran with them in whole different directions, one example is when Shockwave took over the Decepticons and how the Autobots were all killed. They also used characters that never appeared in the cartoon, such as the Seacons. I also like the new stuff as it is taking the basic ideas for the universe and the characters and putting a whole new spin on it. I like how with the IDW stuff they are actually going to explore the ideologies behind being an Autobot and a Decepticon, or at least I get the impression they are anyway. I also like how they are taking characters and reworking them, making them seem more individualistic, make them stand out more as "people" and looking at why they fight. I think the Spotlights are brilliant for that, giving a look into the inner thinking and feelings of these great characters. So I was just wondering what you other comic readers think of the comics, old and new G1 or something else. Feel free to discuss what you like, what you want to see.