'Transformers' Comic to Explore Cybertron Before the War

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  1. Lore Keeper

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    Well, allow me to start. I do agree with the politics that are presented within IDW Transformers comics (at least any I can think of). Still, I think the politics are pushed too heavily at times and can give the impression of activism hiding behind fiction rather than fiction with some political stances thrown in.
     
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  2. megatronski

    megatronski Mr. Low attention span

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    I sure do love seeing this thread update on the boards, entering it expecting to see some more news on the reboot, only to see more endless arguing on comic book politics
     
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    Looking at the Siege figures, some of the art and some of the stuff about the writer I wonder if we are going to get something more self-consciously dark. The previous series had dark moments but overall with MTMTE/LL especially it had that semi-jokey feel and self-consciously soap opera-y tone. Maybe this will be more bullet hell, dark cybergothic, robot noir. Which would be pretty cool imo. The way I am envisioning my guess would definitely make it stand out from what came before anyway.

    Come what may, I am excited about it. New beginnings always hold promise.
     
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    Yeah, uh, guys, if you don't want politics in comics, then maybe comics aren't the medium for you. Comics have been political in nature for years. You are well over 60 years too late to complain about this
    Uh, 'Bullet hell' is a video game genre that tends to be about various animes shooting incalcuable amounts of bullets at one another while doing precise movements to escape said bullets. It is not dark in the slightest. I think you meant something else here because while I'd certainly appreciate bullet hell Transformers, I think you were aiming for something else
     
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    "comic are always political". Uh no, just because they can be doesn't mean they should always be.
     
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    What I meant was “lots of shooting in a dark setting” so it seemed like an okay combination of descriptors to use.
     
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    Yeah, Bullet Hell tends to be less that and uh, more this
     
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    Functionalism (closer to facistness than anything I can think of), you see political activism there? Or Starscream, because that was more transformational. Nope I dont see it.
     
  9. AzT

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    Not feeling the internal art we've seen so far. Lotsa greebles.
     
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  13. AzT

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    0B9ED816-DB72-4B70-AA45-DDADD23ABD4A.png Chris McFeely on Twitter recently made some wicked observations that seemed right to me (considering how much I stare at all the gorgeous IDW art and have it ingrained in my brain).
     
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    Can't comment on the other three, but that first hand is definitely Griffith!
     
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    Something about Bumblebee's face in that art makes him look way older than he should be.
     
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    So Bumblebee and Windblade shipping is now going to the comics, this is taken from the Cyberverse cartoon. But they might end together in the comics, unlike the cartoon (at the moment in the cartoon that is).
     
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    Good to see some consistency between current toys and comic appearances. Makes it feel more official and less splintered, almost as if these comics are going back to moving toys and merch. Feels good, man.
     
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    My childhood has returned.
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    Okay so I figured it out. I’ll give my thoughts.

    Roche is great as always. Such a powerful and commanding cover. Good colours by the way, Josh always gives a good edge. Loving that.

    I’m really liking Ron Joseph’s art here. Has a really nice epic and classic feel. Very indicative of the later marvel comics. But with excellent and complementary detail. I like him. And he also did this badass megatron sketch that is amazing. Check his Twitter to see it.

    This Anna Malkova lady, she’s doing some cool stuff here. Bumblebee and windblade, cute. Be cool to see how go they go along. I like a good not too forced romance. And it’d be a nice to see a bigger version off of cyberverse. But I can’t handle how her bumblebee is drawn. Like he’s well done with good proportions. But he’s just too tall. Like he should be at least a head shorter if he’s going the G1 vibe. It’s just a bit weird. But they both give great personality. I hope they both get new figures in siege. Especially if they’re doing cute stuff together.
     
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