Transformers #23 preview!

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  1. Gridlock1987

    Gridlock1987 Well-Known Member

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  2. Greyley

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    Looks great! And judging by the matrix conversation, they're heading toward the "chosen one" angle for Hot Rod, which makes me very happy. :D 
     
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    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can't wait to read this.
     
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    Man, I'd like to get a Voyager-Class version of that pre-Civil War "Orion Pax".
     
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    Yeah, I really liked that it hurt for Optimus to bond with the Matrix, but it felt wonderful to Rodimus. It's almost as if the Matrix was never meant to be with Optimus to begin with. The rest of the issue should be a very interesting read.
     
  6. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    loving the content and artwork of these pages bar 2 things. One, I really wish they weren't using the Orion Pax route when it was established in Spotlight Blurr that pre-Prime Optimus (during the time of Zeta Prime) was just called... Optimus. Just seems more natural for me than an entire renaming. Two, I wish they'd stuck with the excellent pre prime design from the same spotlight. Not only did it look great, but it seems odd to me that in his earliest role Prime had exactly the same look as when he crops up at the beginning of IDW millions of years later. Heck, even Megatron changed a bit over the years.

    I love where this story is headed though, very excited for next week!
     
  7. Black Oracle

    Black Oracle Black Convoy's Dark Angel

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    I'm intrigued by that as well. Will Roddy be getting the Matrix back? And interesting to know that the Matrix caused a lot of pain for Optimus.

    Looking forward to this issue. I just love James Roberts' writing!
     
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    hell. Yes. This.
     
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    I'm curious to see how this plays out as well. I like the idea of it hurting for Optimus since it seems like IDW Optimus struggles with being a leader at times where as Hot Rod at times wants to take charge... maybe Im reading too much into it but Im lovign the IDW stuff right now (except for Kup being dead)
     
  11. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    this is really good stuff... I do still feel Smog's (<--IIRC) complaint from last issue about drawing parallels TOO closely to earth culture, but i love how meaty all the dialog is ~ again, i feel like there was more story in these few pages then lots of other whole issues published by IDW.
     
  12. matrixprime

    matrixprime AJ's Toy Chest Owner

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    Meh. I was never one who cared for Rodimus with the Matrix. Of course I've always like Optimus.
     
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    markerguru tech master TFW2005 Supporter

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    you know that this design is pretty close to how he looked in megatron origins and that happened i believe before spotlight blurr? the thing with megatron origins was i had designed him to have a helmet that could be removed that would have had the more prime like head design and face plate. also James wanted the more prime like face. you'll have to read the book to see why :) 
     
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    Indeed.
     
  15. Methos

    Methos ...Hail Megatron

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    When's it due out?
     
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    Wed
     
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    Yeah, little things like that bothers me but I'm sure it will be a good read! I can't help but wonder if CHAOS will be a "reset" much like how Flashpoint is for DC. The cover of the new ongoing were using WFC designs :/

    Oh well, one book at a time, LOL!
     
  18. NathanS

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    As noted Really interesting stuff with the Matrix,I rather like that Optimus wasn't a chosen one, he a good bot who does the best he can. fully realizing that he he can't let the others see how mortal he is, they need a larger then life figure as leader, but being mortal.

    On another note. Hunting and stuffing Nebulans? Good lord! Man talk about a corrupte society.
     
  19. Sideswipe80

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    What cover?
     
  20. MegaHavok

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    could just mean that one of the two ongoings will be cybertron based
     

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