A big part of IDW1, as spearheaded by Furman, was an attempt to deliberately eschew the Primus/Unicron mythos that was popular in the then-current Unicron Trilogy. It was only later that we would return to the idea of Primus in IDW1's pages, and as we all know, it was not the traditional godly Lord of Light that made an appearance. Primus was not the creator of all Transformers, but rather the first Transformer, who possessed a few special abilities that marked him out from the rest. And when Primus's creations appeared in the text, it was not the demigods of the Thirteen, but rather the mortal Primes. And of course, Primus' opposite, Unicron appeared as the creation of a race wiped out by the hubristic imperialism of the Primes. It is at this point I introduce my thesis. A crucial part of IDW1's "cosmic" mythology was Euhemerism. Euhemerus was a Greek skeptic, who took a skeptical approach to the myths of those days. He supposed that every myth was a historical account distorted by the telling, in some great game of Telephone. Though it predates Euhemerus, this approach is best exemplified by this conversation in Plato's Phaedrus: What do you think? Is this approach to the mythos of Transformers new and fresh, or hackneyed cynicism? I'd love to hear your thoughts.