IDW July 2019 SOLICITATIONS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lucas35, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Lucas35

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    Tags: idw-publishing-july-2019

     
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  2. Omegashark18

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    Okay, sounds like things are starting to heat up.
     
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    Can’t wait to see Sentinel Prime! Also, Bumblebee’s job as a bodyguard should be interesting...
     
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    Now that Issue #3 shows he is in the series, it is easier to see the bot Prowl and Chromia are interrogating is Froid.
     
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    Why do companies use the Snarky Hipster Douchebag tone when describing their comics?
     
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    Because... they're hip... they like all that .. stuff you like!



    Now go buy comics and a case of Surge, and Snap a slimjim!
     
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    Mmmmm.... let me guess, a lot more walking and standing and mooooore talking.....

    Ooh, and more bland art too !!
     
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    From brief summaries, yes. But I doubt Ruckley has the ability to write a gripping story exciting enough to match up to the summaries.
     
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    Well, we’ll see.

    If it still feels lacking to me by issue 12, I’ll drop single issues and switch to trades.
     
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    You'll know soon enough how out of ideas they are when Megatron gives a rally speech that ends in "I alone will make Cybertron great again..."

    The political commentary is already abundantly clear before things descend into the Status Quo War for Cybertron.
     
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    Perhaps, but I don’t see that as any different from Aligned/Prime or the old IDW continuity.
     
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    The difference between them is the placing of the First issue in the chronology. Until this series every Transformers story has begun at some point in the Middle of the War or close to its climax. At least in the first IDW book we were introduced to a systematic war of attrition, by the end of the second issue we're given a sense of the situation with "Siege mode..."

    This book is just taking too much of its time to establish the political strife that will eventually become what we've already known, but it's not being subtle about some of it, albeit implying there's another faction out there deliberately stirring the conflict. The Autobots are kneecapped by a corrupt, lazy Senate. There's an increase of organic life, some more undesirable than others, and it becomes the rallying point for the Soon-To-Be Decepticon Movement. It's only a matter of time before we start seeing all too real and familiar phrases and it turns into the full scale war..

    The problem is... it's boring.
     
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    To a degree, it is. To me at least.

    But somehow, I remain curious.
     
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    Very interested in seeing what Sentinel Prime looks like in this.
     
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    Depends if he's getting a new figure...
     
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    The faces on Prowl and Chromia on that cover are hilarious. I assume that was meant as a parody...
     
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    I don’t understand why it's seemingly hard it is to make political strife interesting. Write it like historical fiction: the end result is known, but you ground it with characters whose fates are a toss-up. At the same time, you show how close to avoiding the war everyone was, thus turning it into a tragedy, rather than just an ending that is set in stone.
     
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    It all boils down to what the Brand is known for. Autobot Vs Decepticon, no ambiguiity except the morals of individuals. I admit I laughed at the off hand remark of "...Like Prowl under a pylon" because of my experience in the previous IDW generation, but at the same time, it's recognizing the direction of the story based entirely on the Franchise's history rather than the world we're seeing for the first time, first hand as Rubble is.... but we all know Orion Pax, archivist, senator, cop of Iacon, will eventually become Optimus Prime, and Megatron, the miner, senator, denied candidate for Primacy, will always be Megatron, the conqueror... all without the subtle "poetry" we were introduced to in the previous generation...

    What's draining on the senses in these previews for the next, after next issue is the mystery of Brainstorm's death is being treated like it's an afterthought of a joke nobody understands, all the while building up to the War "yet to happen" in this universe, which we've experienced since 1984.

    ...We know where the story is going, just how much of what's happening now with the slow paced world building, will it make sense going forward?
     
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    that cover is just bad... all around... like, they're interrogating someone, right? So Prowl has an awkward smirk and his hand on the table with some sort of information... meanwhile, Chromia is sitting on the table? with her gun out, stroking it? WTF? It's so bad...
     
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    The old interrogation tactic of Bad Cop and Prowl...