All Hail Optimus - A Look Inside IDW's Transformers #50

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  1. Sockie

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    This is an issue that is definitely worth waiting for.


    "It's always nice to be able to draw familiar favorites like Optimus Prime, Sideswipe and Arcee. But it's even better sometimes to get to work with new characters to our book like Sunstreaker and Victorion. I know Josh and myself are particularly excited to get to help establish new characters like Aerlion, Victorion and the Torchbearers. I'm really happy that our cast can consist of childhood favorites like Optimus Prime while also embracing the newest and most diverse of characters to join the continuity."
    Aerlion is someone new. Aer-lion. He sounds cool.

    "I know a lot of people complain about too many humans, which is understandable considering they come to a Transformers book looking for giant robot action. But personally I think the human element can be a great foil for our Cybertonian friends while providing a familiar, relatable perspective for the reader."
    Well it depends on how it was done. I enjoyed the perspective in the first two Bay films, then despised it in the next two.
     
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    That was a typo. The article meant Aileron, who was one of the new Camiens introduced in #44.

    Oh yeah, and it's also pretty cool that Jonathan Hickman's doing a cover.
     
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    I just read the interview on Newsarama early and that cover is so awesome!
     
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    So the conflicts between Earth and the Autobots is only going to get much worse. The end of the Onyx Interface arc made me think any conflict in the near future was averted but it seems it's just putting things off for a much more interesting take on it. Especially since the last issue (which I haven't read yet) brought back the man-made Seekers, which I thought were gone for good.

    However, despite all this good news, I'm still not certain I want to keep reading. Hearing that Barber is pushing forwards with his own story just makes me worry more that the upcoming events in Prime Wars are going to keep derailing the comic.
     
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    This can only end in disaster for Optimus. Most humans don´t take kindly to this "ruling you for your own good" thing.
     
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    ... oh christ. Now they're doing this with Optimus Prime? The only thing that would make this special is if it actually works out!!!!

    "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings... under my rule."
     
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    Hmmmmmmm. No. Once again I'll be skipping this. We have shattered glass for this.

    This is a mess waiting to happen.
     
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    My guess is this is because of when prowl said that after they combined, a piece of him remained in Optimus.
     
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    That´s probably the comics entire point. Usually, that´s how these "Sorry, we´re taking charge of things..for your own good" types of stories end.
     
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    Hmmm. Humans. There will probably be opposing factions, each taking a side. This makes me wonder if after Titans Return (which is a headmasters & powermasters analogue of sorts,) we might get something along the lines of Pretenders. Only much cooler toys than we had back in the day, obviously.

    In order to liberate Earth, humans steal Cybertronian tech and augment themselves with it, so we get things like Mech Suits and Pretenders? Maybe? Just brainstorming. (No pun intended.) I always interpret the comics through the lens of what it might mean for the toyline.
     
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    I'm liking the idea of Prime being in a wholly uncomfortable situation and thinking "The only way I can think to help is to get these guys in or they're all dead". Opens up an interesting possibility if it works, the Council of Worlds could expand well beyond Cybertronians.
     
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    Damn. Love the concept, love the cover.

    This would, I think, be a fun opportunity to call back to a bit of early Marvel G1 - have the colonists address Optimus Prime as "Great Optimus," the way everyone did in the first few issues. Be direct and do the info dumps just like in the first issue. Maybe introduce some of those forgotten elements like "The Ceremony of the Unending Circuit" or "The Rite of Oneness".
     
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    Sounds pretty cool looking forward to it.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking about that as well. This could raise some alarm bells with the Galactic Council and the Black Block Consortia.
     
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    And thus opening up the possibility of a galactic war.
     
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    The way I see this, is that a war will happen with the GC and the BBC on one side and Cybertron and it´s Coolony Worlds on the other, with Earth being caught in the crossfire.

    But since humans have no love lost for Cybertronians, I don´t see the need of the GC having to invade them.
     
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