How do you prefer a Transformers series to begin? Assuming it's a new universe, so the characters need to be introduced. Do you go for the slow boil approach, a la the Movie and TF Armada, where you start with the humans and only hint at the TFs / show them fleetingly until the big reveal (Blackout's attack and Bumblebee with the Bat--- er, Autobot signal, "Stand down Megatron!" in Armada etc) Do you prefer to start with the action on Cybertron, in the style of G1 and Cybertron - showing the Transformers in their "natural" environment and what leads up to their decision to make for the Earth. Or do you prefer leaping right into the middle of the action with no explanation of who these guys are and then explain it after the first big action scene, either by exposition or flashback (Beast Wars fits this one, kicking off with the shootout of the Axalon and the Predacon ship) My own personal preference hovers between either of the first two. The slow build sets up expectation for a nice payoff, while showing Cybertron generally gets right to what people want to see, the robots. The danger of going to Cybertron though is a major slowdown / hit when the transition to Earth actually occurs, since for it to work there needs to be some sort of "adjustment" scene. This can hurt the story flow slightly. If you kick off on Earth right away, you get round that by writing it all off as "this happened before you came in". Of course, then you need a flashback if you want to see Cybertron... Just curious to see what everyone thinks, I've got a couple of ideas and I'm debating which to run with as the lead in. Either way you'll see Cybertron in this little fan-creation, it's just a matter of how you see it.