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Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Galvatron 88, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Galvatron 88

    Galvatron 88 The Greatest of Cybertron

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    Are they any good I heard theres only 80 issues and from what ive read the story seems to be interesting... So my question is are they worth buying/reading?????
     
  2. Cast

    Cast Roll the dice

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    Yes but the UK Marvel ones are better but I think there is some thing like 322 issues to them.
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Don't forget IDW is releasing reprints of some of the classic Marvel TF tales at bargain prices. They should be out in the next month or so. I can't wait for them. :thumb 
     
  4. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Yes. Best and most diverse version of Transformers ever, everything from small character stories to balls out total war spread across 10 years of material.

    It has its fair share of dogs like any other comic series, but they arn't any worse then the sillyness that the cartoon was pretty much all of the time.
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    there are trades available too, your best bets are the first 2 and last 4 ~ the middle was pretty bad... Rabid Yak there an excellent has a guide to reading G1 via the Titan trade paperbacks in the Comcis sub-forum, i guess he's too modest to link to it himself;)  http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=45197
     
  6. Galvatron 88

    Galvatron 88 The Greatest of Cybertron

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    Has titan publishing, with them releasing all of the uk exclusive comics in TPB finished??????? or are there still, UK exclusive comics that they still havent released in america yet???
     
  7. Chris McFeely

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    Yeah, the earliest few UK stories are still unreprinted - "Man of Iron," "The Enemy Within," "Raiders of the Last Ark," "Decepticon Dam-Busters" "Wrath of Guardian," "Wrath of Grimlock," "Crisis of Command" and "Christmas Breaker." Plus a couple of annual stories and the Action Force crossover, "Ancient Relics." It was originally claimed that once the small black and white books were done, the stories in them would be reprinted at full size, in colour, and that they would contain some extra material - it's been speculated that some of these early stories could be that extra stuff.
     
  8. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Unless I'm completely misunderstanding you, Marvel did reprint that ish, recolored, in #33-34 of the US series:

    http://tfarchive.com/comics/guide/index.php?s=us_31_40#33
     
  9. Infosaur

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    there were some I loved and others I hated, but in retro spect it was all pretty good. If you're in the market anyway, try to get them all.

    (but I apologize in advance for Jose Delbo's art in the mid 50's)
     
  10. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    go for the tpbk's. i recommend starting out the 1st 2 marvel US tpbk (which ironically comprised of the last issues) covering matrix quest, etc.

    they should be enough to hook you on to the rest.
     
  11. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd see you and raise you the two after that. Primal Scream, Matrix Quest, All Fall Down and End of the Road TPBs cover #60-80 of the Marvel run. If you read that and you're not sold on it, don't bother with the rest...which is still pretty good overall despite a few clunkers.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    ooh, i forgot abt those. good call. those were the originally planned TPBK run (pending good retail numbers), right?
     
  13. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    All Fall Down and End of the Road were the first out, the logic being that they are the best and hardest to find issues of the US series and that they were the most likely to sell. Once they found out that there was a market for the material, they played it safe for a bit by mopping up the rest of Furman's US stuff with the next 4 volumes before starting from the begining.
     
  14. centurian

    centurian Recovering Energon Abuser

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    Actually the Man of Iron story (imho one of the greatest TF stories ever written!) - was reprinted by Marvel UK in a collectors comic (number 3 I think?) - in full colour and at a quality far greater than the US coloured reprints.

    That collectors comic was the first TF comic I ever purchased - and I've still got it 20 years later.
     
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    I never really liked the artwork... I know they're old comics and the coloring wasn't as good back then, but the faces were TOO human looking. I wish IDW did more than just redo the cover.

    The stories were really good though. I still need to finish up my TPB collection.
     
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    :lol  Matrix Quest that was a GREAT storyline, but the reason for it is REALLY funny if you think it over a bit.

    Gee the greatest Cybertronian artifact ever and Prime had it in his chest the whole time?! WHO KNEW!?!

    Oops! I guess we shouldn't have blasted it into the Sun in that elaborate funeral.

    Except it didn't REALLY go into the sun (O RLY?) it went somwhere,,,,OUT THERE! So we're gonna dredge up a crew of season 5 charachters nobody's ever heard of to go get it. (Actually Nightbeat, Thunderwing and Bludgeon were VERY well written charachters very late in the game.)
     
  17. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Some of them are great, others not so much (Thank god 'Carwash of doom' wasn't a cartoon episode, I think canage in C Minor would have a contender for worst ep ever if it was) but it's definitely entertaining...This is a total oxymoron about a series with giant robots from an alien planet but its a but more realiztic than the cartoon, when a TF gets blasted, he stays down lol. (think the starship slaughter in TFTM, 'nuff said.)
     

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