So, I've been out of things for a while, focusing on other life issues, but I've still been collecting the IDW comics. I noticed recently that the story was getting a little... odd, and that AHM was by a different writer, so I decided to check up on what was going on. Let me see if I've got this right. So, AHM is not only by a different writer, but will not be taking into account any of the previous storylines, yet is still somehow "in continuity". How does that work? Simon Furman isn't doing anything past Maximum Dinobots, but they're not ruling out having him do something over a year down the line, and they could care less about resolving any of the dangling plotlines. I checked up on IDW's boards, and all I really found was Chris Ryall, Editor-in-Chief, being utterly dismissive of any concerns raised at the abrupt change in direction for the line, and trying to couch his dissembling in terms of "I won't reveal upcoming storylines". Is this guy for real? When asked if all of Furman's storylines were going to be "obliterated" he responded with, "Obliterate? Not at all. Move beyond them? Yes." So basically he's going to try to have it both ways and ignore what's come before without having to admit to a reboot. Great. So what happened? Were sales on the line really that bad that they felt the need to start over? They claim there was no falling out with Furman, but it sure seems like there has been. Do they seem to think they can boost sales with the reboot to the point that it overrides the ill-will that seems to be on the IDW boards? Perhaps more importantly, can anyone give me a single good reason not to cancel my subscriptions to all their books immediately? I've enjoyed the line, but I don't think I'm going to put up with this garbage.