Transformers #56 (Formerly RID) Discussion *SPOILERS*

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  1. VRDUBZAK

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    Flipped through it when unboxing the shipment today, and it seems very surely 100% that it was supposed to be released right after or right with Titans Return One Shot, and MTMTE #56 was supposed to follow.

    I am not going to spoil anything, but if anyone else waiting till 3am Eastern to read it on comixology decides to post, I figured I'd cover my bases!

    I am enjoying the twilight of RID. Let's see how we get to Prime Wars next year with the relaunch into the Optimus ongoing.
     
  2. rlmiddleton

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    It was a good issue generally I thought. Such a shame this was released out of sequence. A few things...

    Bit bloody rich Prowl talking about OP's actions like that.

    So is Alpha Trion actually dead now? And Sovereign is simply going to control his body?
     
  3. Omegashark18

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    So did they
    kill Alpha Trion?

    And Livio's art was actually pretty damn good here. Especially the human characters.

    And more Revolution setup here then I was expecting.

    Overall, I enjoyed this issue.
     
  4. razingstorm

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    Alpha Trion, who might not be a great warrior, but as the oldest dude around probably should have seen that coming. Suspension of disbelief was challenging here, even in the sentient space robot comic.
     
  5. Megastar

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    I wouldn't worry about Alpha Trion, because Sovereign will become his Headmaster.
     
  6. Negativedark

    Negativedark Stealth Gesalt

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    Alpha Trion- "Finally after all these years I'm getting a mainstream toy release! Nothing can stop me now!"
    IDW- "We're having a little guy kill you and use your corpse as a meat puppet"
    Alpha Trion- "$%#@!"
     
  7. Jalaguy

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    Yeah, but this issue (and MTMTE #56) have firmly established that IDW's Titan Masters work the Japanese way - a head robot controlling an inanimate body. Sovereign may very well form an Alpha Trion head, but that will just be Blackrock, like, cosplaying as Trion.
     
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    Galvatron - TR toy - dead
    AT - TR toy - dead

    Gotta be afraid of your favorites if you see them as TR releases. :X
     
  9. Negativedark

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    Hardhead and Scourge were already dead. I can see where they might go with Blitzwing too.
     
  10. Omegashark18

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    I prefer this version already. Cause it's still just one character in two forms and not two sharing one.

    This issue also helped me understand how Titan Masters work. Though I'm still curious as to how they know so much about Titans. And was Sentinel always one I wonder? Or was he made one when his head was stolen?

    Hopefully both of next months issue's will answer these questions.
     
  11. Jalaguy

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    Both #56s have made it pretty clear that Titan Masters are a special kind of Cybertronian with Headmastering and Titan-controlling superpowers.

    I don't think you can be 'made into one'.
     
  12. Negativedark

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    Well going by this and MTME, I'm wondering if normal Cybertronians didn't try to wipe out Titan Masters at some point. I mean we've got Spark Eating, body stealing and titan controling in here. That's pretty scary.
     
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    I enjoyed the issue quite a bit. A shame MTMTE ended up spoiling the Sovereign reveal, that would have been kinda cool.

    I can't help but feel all the GI Joe stuff felt a bit out of place and forced here. I know they need to set up Revolution, but it feels like Titans Return is taking a backseat during its own event.

    On the upside, Livio's art of people is actually really nice, in fact, I'd say he's significantly better at drawing people than robots. I would not complain if he was drawing a book mostly focused on people.
     
  14. Omegashark18

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    Then perhaps it's time I gave MTMTE #56 a proper read through. I didn't really read it the first time around.
     
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    Yeah, I could pick up what was going on but it makes far more sense now. Brutal to release parts of a CROSSOVER in the wrong order.

    I hope there is some more background/explanation for what Titan Masters are, how they work, and what Sentinel's - specifically - deal is. It's better than MAGIC MACGUFFIN OF COMBINATION so far, but, you know. =)

    Anyway, generally enjoyable issue. Decent art from Livo albeit sometimes hard to tell just what was going on.

    Realllllly loved Colton telling Spike to SHUT THE HELL UP. =)
     
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    Too bad Colton's probably a Direwraith....
     
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    Pretty sure that DID happen. We know Galvatron waged war against Headmasters and all but wiped them out. Not to mention he was warning Optimus about Onyx.

    Yaknow, it wouldn't be a stretch of a retcon if Scorponok was retroactively made into a Titanmaster.
     
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    Please please have Optimus meet Apex and combine to form Powermaster Optimus Prime.
     
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    I was getting that feeling from the Revolution #1 preview.
     
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    That's because Spike is so beneath all standards that not even a Dire Wraith would want to possess him. :X
     

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