Transformers Comics

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by MrSoundwaveGuy, May 16, 2009.

  1. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I get most of my TF knowledge from the shows and toys. I've never really read any Transformers comics and was wondering which ones I should read?
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    You should start with IDW Infiltration
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    For IDW, Infiltration is the origin of their G1 universe, although All Hail Megatron is a decent jumping on point without too much continuity with what went before.

    The Marvel ones are worth reading, especially the paperbacks collecting the storylines like Target 2006 or Time Wars.

    The best of Dreamwave are the two War Within series - Dark Ages is probably worth reading given it is where The Fallen comes from.
     
  4. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    The new ones are good but seriously, you can't beat the old Marvel ones. Primal Scream ftw.
     
  5. Incesticon

    Incesticon WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB

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    I have to agree, you can't beat the old Marvel ones from the 80's/early90's. Especially after Simon Furman took over. They're still really easy to get hold of as well. I think they're available through Titan Books. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  6. Omega_Soundwave

    Omega_Soundwave Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't like the original Marvel Comics, the art makes my eyes hurt.

    *Hides behind flame shield*
     
  7. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    this real easy , read them all , end of discussion
     
  8. Shockscream

    Shockscream Chairman of Nerd Day

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    Got to agree with you there. I find them insanely difficult to read because of the art. IDW have some brilliant stuff in their G1 continuity. Get them if you can. Not only are they good Transformers stories, they're good comics full stop.
     
  9. jtfire

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    The older ones rock! The newer ones are good to but gotta love the oldies.
     
  10. WhiteRabbit

    WhiteRabbit Uncounted Outlier

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    There's lots to choose from, thats for sure. Should you begin with something not entirely in your tastes, don't give up right away.

    One thing to let you know is that the comics are almost entirely unlike what you know as far as cartoon continuity goes (aside from the basics).

    The only TF comics that exist in the same canon as their animated counterpart is the TF Animated: The Arrival series. The movie-based stuff from IDW is set in the actual movie's continuity as well. IDW's current G1 stories are a re-imagining with a contemporary setting.

    Enjoy! :) 
     
  11. Spoon

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    Actually, after reading a few external reviews, AHM is, at least for some readers, very confusing to read as it randomly brings up bits of continuity without significant explanation.

    I recommend Infiltration.

    Nice sense of scale in that, though you might think it's a bit slow.
     
  12. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Read the G2 comics. Only 12 or 13 issues I think. Good stuff.
     
  13. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Target 2006 and Best of Dinobots were some of the best UK Marvel comics I've read. Pretty much anything with Centurion or the Wreckers is awesome.

    Read it along with some of the Transformers: The Movie (1985) Soundtrack playing. That makes for good fight scenes.
     
  14. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I've started reading Infiltration. Pretty good so far
     
  15. smkspy

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    I prefer Mick's short-but-brilliant G1 run. Especially, if you're a toy and show guy as it fills in all those loose ends of the cartoon.
     
  16. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Stay the fuck away from All Hail Megatron.
     

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