How was Transformers Animated?

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by agp, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. agp

    agp Well-Known Member

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    The collected editions are $3.99 on comixology and I was wondering if it is any good? Is aimed at a younger audience? What is it like in general? Thanks.
     
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    they are the episodes in comic form. a little glitchy on comicxology, i think it's isue 4 and 5 which are essentially the same episode, but i am sure they will update and fix. fun if you liked the show, but not neccessarily 3.99 fun. nothing new fictionwise
     
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    To the best of my knowledge, these comics were actually direct adaptations of the cartoon, using stills from the actual cartoon, with very little new material(if any?). So, if you've seen the show, you've already read these comics.
     
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    Unless it's the UK Titan comics, don't bother, frankly.
     
  5. Gingerchris

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    There was also that six-issue mini-series, The Arrival, which wasn't terrible.
     
  6. agp

    agp Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info everyone. I am going to pass.
     
  7. Spin-Out

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    The Arrival was pretty good aside from how Dario Brizuela failed to grasp the TFA style.
     
  8. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    I'll take him over Boo.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Ditto.
     
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    Arrival ties into Animated. Same universe because IDW didn't want to make their own universe aside from G1.
     
  11. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero

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    Yeah I recall that being a neat treat.
     
  12. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    If you liked the cartoon, definitely pick up The Arrival. They were written by the same team as the show, and are official fiction that takes places between eps, or in some cases, before the Autobots reached Earth. Some of the stories are pretty great. They are separate from the adapted issues which were the same stuff as in the show.
     
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    ORIO Team Sentinel Prime Super Mod News Staff

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    Agreed. I've been rereading this and there are some quality stories in it. The story with Starscream and Professor Princess is hysterical
     
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    I remember to issue with Oil Slick, I thought it was REALLY good....and then the ending stank....
     
  15. Mechafire

    Mechafire Abysswalker Moderator News Staff

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    Yeah, I recommend The Arrival as well. It was pretty good.
     
  16. Digilaut

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    And yet he comes alot closer than most other Animated sidematerial artists.

    I can see where he deviates from the style in his drawings, definitely, but I'd much rather see him draw Animated - in a slightly stale, 'safe' way - than an artist who might try to draw something more dynamic and totally mucks it up. :) 

    Unless we can have Marcello Matere. He gets it 300%!


    Anyway, I agree with everybody else: The Arrival is cool. I wouldn't bother with the little books that reuse screencaps from the show.
    Oh, and if you can, try to get your hands on the Animated Botcon comic. That's the best one. :) 
     
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    Mechafire Abysswalker Moderator News Staff

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    Damn, how did I forget about The Stunti-Con Job? Yeah that book was top tier.