Two New IDW Ongoing Series in Jan - MTMTE and RID

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  1. Tony_Bacala

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    Fucking sweet. I'm so on top of this.
     
  3. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    The premise of these books sounds scarily similar to how the current ongoing started; except on Cybertron instead of Earth.
     
  4. Anguirus

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    I'm acited.

    Sounds like Optimus really is going to be dead for awhile, and possibly most of the Decepticons as well.

    Moreover, these sound like really new and different sorts of storytelling. They tinker with fundamental assumptions of the TF universe. No Earth, no war, Bumblebee leading the Transformers?

    It's 30 years later and for the first time I feel like the G1-based stories are looking FORWARD.
     
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    Looking forward to both of these books. Both have solid creative teams and interesting premises.
     
  6. Smasher

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    I really don't know what to think.
    The IDW Transformers lore has been a bit of a mess.

    The space exploration aspect of More Than Meets the Eye sounds like the better of the two.
     
  7. Boy Blunder

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    Coming in Januray?

    Well, happy birthday to me. Totally on-board with these. IDW always knows how to surprise me.
     
  8. General Tekno

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    Cyclonus and Starscream in RiD? Fascinating - ESPECIALLY the use of Cyclonus given his IDW portrayal (and the acknowledgement in the article that he's not a Decepticon in IDW)
     
  9. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    The synopses sound discouraging, but I have faith in the creative teams. That artwork is ace.
     
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    You know, honestly I like this. One of the things I loved about animated was the "war was over...at least ON Cybertron" angle.
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Not today Galvatron!

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    HOLY CRAP! I can't wait for the MTME series, Rodimus, Magnus and Ratchet are my 3 favorite bots! :D 
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    RiD Comic
    It has no signs of Sky-byte
    I refuse to read
     
  13. Meggamus

    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    Why not ,
    here are all, the pics joined together :) 
    comic tfs.png
     
  14. BenjaminXavier

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    So if I wanted to start reading some of these IDW books, is there a starting point where everything branches off chronologically or are there multiple universes/continuities within the IDW "G1" universe?

    And: has all the older stuff been re-issued in TPB form yet?
     
  15. dj_convoy II

    dj_convoy II Remix!

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    Hmmmmmm.

    Hate to be Debbie Downer, but I wish Roberts was writing the "On Cybertron" book. Don't really care for Hot Rod/Rodimus (in pretty much ANY incarnation), and his design still looks poor to me. I mean, I'll totally read it... I'm just a little bummed. Maybe James'll turn me around...

    I'm really a little surprised that RiD sounds better to me, as I thought bopping around in space was gonna be what I wanted. I think it's mainly just the idea of Rodimus leading the 'bots on a nebulous quest...

    Oh, and ugh to Drift, as well.
     
  16. scubaboy31

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    this sounds absolutely fucking fantastic! I think this may be the point where they stop re-inventing the wheel, and let it start rolling...

    I can't wait!

    ...not that I'm not enjoying the book at the moment...
     
  17. Vexwing

    Vexwing You are being deceived.

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    It all sounds interesting, but I don't expect them to go that long before they bring Optimus and Megatron back and re-start the war. As much as I'd love for Transformers to stay one ever changing narrative that's not the reality of what this franchise is, sooner or later it'll go back to Optimus vs. Megatron and Autobots vs. Decepticons, any deviation from that for any extended period of time will lose a lot of the supposed "hardcore fans". I just hope that they're serious about this and will see it through for a good long while, IDW's lack of consistent art direction and storytelling has been tiring.
     
  18. scubaboy31

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    I also hope that pic of WFC style designs actually hints towards them using some of them. I really want to see the end of the hideous camaro-Bee we'd had the past few years, after the sublime E.J Su redesign.
     
  19. Smasher

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    There was Hearts of Steel; an alternate continuity set in the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. That's kind of the only one.

    The entire IDW run except for the previous four or five months is available in TPB.
    Check Amazon.
     
  20. Tony_Bacala

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    Quoted for TRUTH. :) 

    I think the books look good, but the use of "Robots In Disguise" rubs me the wrong way. It should be used as a secondary tag line on toys, etc, but not as a primary name for anything anymore. There was a series/show/toy line with that name already. Confuses fans trying to learn history, search results, ebay listings, store listings, etc. Same goes for any other line name already used - Cybertron, Energon, etc.
     

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