TF Revenge of the Fallen: Defiance.

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  1. Loscos

    Loscos Well-Known Member

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    Got it today, and i must say i do like it, a little slice of golden agey goodness. The pacing is already quite fast, and i look forward to the next issue, especially after the end of this one.
     
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    I was enjoying it until the end. The Decepticons are "infected" by ancient body-snatching Decepticonitis? Booo.
     
  3. Deefuzz

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    That was kind of what I was thinking too.

    I felt an overwhelming sense of "meh" throughout most of the story.
     
  4. LXL_Guy

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    After reading I don't think I'll pick any more for Defiance.
     
  5. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    I liked it, so far. Really curious exactly how The Fallen will tie into the Transformers' origins.
     
  6. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    I'm hoping that the ancient artifact is at least Cybertronian in origin, or possibly some sort of Quintesson item. I *REALLY* would like them to stick within the pre-established cannon, rather than start making up new alien races "just because".

    That all being said, my opinion of this issue will be reserved until they give us the larger picture. It does have potential, though.
     
  7. Ra88

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    It was okay, though the art was pretty bad in a few places.

    And did anyone else spot the Constructicons? Biggest clue that it's them is because of the various colors...
     
  8. General Tekno

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    See, the alien race strikes me as throwaway. They're there to serve a purpose to the story and get beat, that's it.

    Though I was kinda disappointed it wasn't the Quints.
     
  9. flamingunicron

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    haha, i saw those also. Very interesting alt modes.
     
  10. Optimus

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    I am buying the next issue just so I can figure out what the hell is going on.
     
  11. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    I realize that this issue's alien race was throwaway(I hope), but to clarify, I ment the origin of the Decepticon-logo artifact. A few things more I've pondered:

    The Allspark's(or is it the artifact's?) energy seems to be calling out to violent beings just like the Loch-Nar, from Heavy Metal, in much the same way that Unicron's spark did in the Balancing Act story.

    I wonder if the artifact is a backup memory drive created by...Megatron. Think about it. What if Cybertron is a living computer, and the Decepticons became like viruses. Cybertron would want to wipe them out, but if it couldn't do that, perhaps it COULD wipe everyone's memory, and then everyone would be friends. The artifact is there to ensure that things go back to the way they were, at least for the Decepticons. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone.
     
  12. Maximus_Prime

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    I loved when Cliffjumper and Bumblebee were talking about sending more reinforcements and they said anyone, get Cosmos!

    that made me smile

    I will wait to see the next issue to see where it goes, I like it so far though.

    How I look at the end, I don't think it's a virus per se, I just think it rebuilds him to be stronger,faster, etc. With this newfound power he becomes more obsessed with it, and it turns him and the rest of his army against the rest.

    I have faith
     
  13. planetjacker

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    I kinda hope they don't go virus with it. It could be that the artifact shows Megatron the power he could have and he likes it. It could only awaken his desire for power not create it.
     
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    I also loved the use of the city of MetroTitan and Trypticon as well, they made me smile big :D 
     
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    Dude come on its a comic series, It is your money yes but at least take a glance at the next one. They had a lot to introduce plot wise and very little character wise give them a chance because I believe once they get into the characters more and get the mystery plot in action it will all fit together smoothly. It is similiar to the Phantom Menace it is an introduction with pictures instead of words they are always the sacrificial lamb as far as a series is concerned.
     
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    Looked to me like the symbol on the intact artifact was what we've come to know as "The Fallen" from the movie posters. How Cybertronian is that?! Seems too, the relationship between Optimus and Megatron is edgy and high-handed.
     
  17. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    I finally decided to read this one.

    Pretty good I thought. Very interesting to see the other end of the story. I wonder if the Fallen will get mention?
     
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    when does defiance #2 come out?
     
  19. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    So I just read #2. It's a good issue. Spoilers below.

    Megatron interacts with the Artifact, and he leads an attack to destroy the aliens. There's more tension between Prime and Megs, and we see the start of a rift between the two groups. Can't wait to see what happens next issue.

    One thing: I hadn't seen Blackout's protoform alt-mode before. It reminds me of Animated Blackout!
     
  20. Dinobot Nuva

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    Loved some of the cameos (Storm Surge, Inferno, Big Daddy, Evac, etc.). Also nice to see that some of the 'bots that died during Reign of Starscream are getting more action this time around.
     

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