is there any trade paperbacks for aoe? prequels to it etc?

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  1. ush67

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    curious
     
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    Nope, IDW said they're not doing any movie tie ins this time.
     
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    Interesting that IDW hasn't published anything set in the movieverse since the DOTM comic adaptation. What's up with that?
     
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    Bay was upset there were too many spoilers and did not like the comic adaptation ending, hence the ending we received in DOTM movie.
     
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    Bay being annoyed by the adaptation spoiling things doesn't have anything to do with IDW not doing any AOE material. He can't control what other Hasbro licensees do.

    IIRC, the reason there's not been any AOE prequels or anything is just that John Barber has been super-busy on other Transformers comics.
     
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    Hopefully down the line we get some AOE Prequel comics.
     
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    This so much. The IDW prequel comics are what made me interested in the movieverse.

    I would love a comic that explains what, if anything, Sentinel and The Fallen knew about each other. It's also interesting how well Defiance's aliens fit AOE's creators.

    I was under the impression that the ending in the movie was always the true ending and the ending in the comic was a fake ending created to avoid spoiling the real ending.
     
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    I would definitely love a comic about the Knights and the Dinobots.
     
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    An AOE prequel comic is practically needed at this point to connect the Allspark and Transformium/Creators origins.
     
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    The aliens from Defiancs should be connected to The Creators because they have sparks.
     
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    Yeah, I would also like to see more of the Defiance aliens- especially as they were specifically drawn to the Allspark.

    IDW has really missed an opportunity with not doing AOE comics (although I understand why) as the introduction of the Creators and some of Lockdown's line really set up some nice world-building.
     
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    Far more so than any of the other movies, it seems like AoE is begging for some prequel material to tell more of what happened between the two films (including what happened to Sam and Carly, Lennox, Eps, Simmons, etc.)
     
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    In The Fallen's issue of Tales of the Fallen, The Fallen mentions the Allspark speaking to him. Could this be The Creators speaking to The Fallen through the Allspark?
     
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    I know it isn't comic-related, but they don't even have a prose book for AOE like they did with the previous movies (movie adaptation).
     
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    So true and so sad.

    Barber and Mowry, we miss you.
     
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    Novelizations by and large seem to be becoming a thing of the past. Haven't seen one for a Marvel movie since Iron Man 2.
     
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    I wonder why that is.
     
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    Totally.

    Hmm....That's real interesting.
     
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    I'm actually surprised they lasted as long as they did to be honest. I may be wrong, but I thought the whole idea behind creating a novelization of a movie or TV show was to give the viewer a chance to help them remember or relive a story they previously watched or to experience the story in some form even if they missed it when it was in theaters/aired. In short they were a relic of an age when home video either didn't exist or was too expensive for a lot of people. Now a person can go to any number of places like Netflix or iTunes or Amazon and watch whatever they missed on demand.

    Yeah, sometimes the novelizations included extra details or scenes not found in the movie, but truly high quality novelizations were very rare since they were usually cranked out by an author working with an unfinished or non-final script and thrown onto the market ASAP in order to capitalize on the film's release date. Why bother releasing something which barely sells when the movie itself will be cheaply available only a few months after release?