New Amazon Book: Transformers, Vol. 1: The World In Your Eyes for Oct 2019

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  1. Predakwon

    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    This came up on my random searches on Amazon:

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    A new era dawns with a new Transformers universe, as leaders Optimus Prime and Megatron vie to win the hearts and minds of utopian Cybertron.

    In the infinite universe, there exists no other planet like Cybertron. Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, keeping a constant protective watch above and below. Ancient Transformers merge into its very fabric. Small, mysterious creatures skulk in its shadows. It is a truly amazing realm, long untouched by war, and exuberantly reaching for the stars. This is the Cybertron that Optimus Prime and Megatron compete for in this bold new origin--a world of seemingly endless peace.

    All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders, only to discover the first murder to occur on Cybertron in living memory! Soon, they'll face the hard reality that the planet is on the brink of an unprecedented shift, and nothing will ever be the same.

    IDW Publishing and Hasbro proudly present a bold new vision of the Transformers universe that will excite longtime fans while serving as the unequivocal best place for new readers to begin their obsession.

    Collects issues #1-12 of IDW's new Transformers saga.


    Transformers, Vol. 1: The World In Your Eyes
    https://www.amazon.com/Transformers...8&qid=1549306204&sr=1-2&keywords=transformers

     
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  2. Omegashark18

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    Damn, big opening TPB.
     
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  3. Alexander Fedorychev

    Alexander Fedorychev Power: Optimal Mission:Destroy Megatron

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    Ah finally the comic I want to read, question is this part of the siege universe?
     
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    Look at the Decepticon alt modes for your answer.
     
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    Looks like we\'ll be getting a SIEGE Windblade! Maybe.
     
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    Alexander Fedorychev Power: Optimal Mission:Destroy Megatron

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    I know but same design doesn't mean the same universe
     
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    Really like how this story sounds from the outset, it sounds quite promising and despite being annoyed that Windblade will be front and center for the umpteenth time, if the rest of the story and characters are strong hopefully it won't matter too much. Make her a well written character this time, then perhaps this will be an iteration that isn't a boring, blank Mary sue who's just a main character because Hasbro feels she should be because "fan voted."

    After the last continuity they can use this new origin to fix what was done to Megatron's character. They need to drop the whole "freedom fighter gone wrong" deal until they learn how to do it properly, like how with Superman they tend to make him 'evil' for a time because Injustice did it, despite how it clashes with his character, but that's part of a whole other discussion.

    The story doesn't need to provide a ton of excuses for him being how he is, he can just be greedy, selfish, manipulative and cruel, there can still be depth to his character while still making sure the readers are aware that he's an evil person.

    At the end of the day if this story turns out to be good? Great, if not? It'll just be par for the course with IDW at this point. I'm definitely looking forward to the new writer, if only for the fact that it's not Barber, Roberts or Scott.
     
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  8. Lord Of Tetris

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    I find it hilarious that Shockwave is actually using his space ship mode as a space ship.

    I thought for SURE the spaceship mode was a nudge-nudge-wink-wink alt mode made up of random armor parts, just to pacify the censors that he's totally not a space gun.
     
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    Seriously. Not sure a $50 hardcover is the best way to draw in new readers.
     
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  10. GoLion

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    Having a competent writer at the helm can do wonders for an underwhelming character. Look at what a modicum of characterization did for Drift. Drift sucked for a few years but Roberts made him interesting. I'm sure the same can be done for Windblade.
     
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    I'll wait for reviews on the monthly book before I buy any TPB or hardcovers. I really disliked the direction IDW went after the shared universe started (and even some plot threads from beforehand).
     
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    You are right, CW had the toy story, the IDW comic arc and the web series, all different, TR had a toy story, IDW tie in event and the web cartoon, POTP had a story specifically to the toys and one for the cartoon by machinima.

    The Siege toys at this point dont have a set story that we have been told.
     
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    The complete mode is a space ship, the nudge-nudge-wink-wink alt mode is what you have when you don't use the extra parts.
     
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    There is a severe lack of Jazz in recent TF media recently, and it’s making me worried.

    First nothing in Evergreen, then nothing in Cyberverse, then nothing in Bumblebee, and now nothing in IDW? This is bad. Jazz has been getting shafted in everything except MPM.
     
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    Wheeljack was in Bumblebee and in Cyberverse
     
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    When did Jazz become Wheeljack?
     
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  17. Bass X0

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    However the fan voted character turned out, they would have been made a main character like a Windblade is. It wasn’t just a new toy we were voting for.
     
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    Then Drift became Ratchet’s boyfriend which marked the death of the main IDW continuity as a whole.
     
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    What is twelve issues multiplied by $3.99?
     
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    I can multiply. I'm not saying it's overpriced, just that 12 issues for $50 is gonna be a harder sell than 4-6 issues for ~$20 (as has been the norm).
     
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