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

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  1. Blackout32

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    I might have to check this out since its hardcover. I've always loved hardcover books so this looks to be a reason to buy more Transformers comics. So even though i only have 1 comic at the time but i want more definitely.
     
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  2. Shepard Prime

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    If its 12 issues then its money well spent. I can only assume also that the opening arc(s?) is going to run that length, which is a gamble but worth it if the story turns out to hook readers in. Also shows theyre confident at least in what they have in store. A good sign i hope.
     
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    I wonder who will be the first murder victim? Must be someone big to start a war....

    Must be Wheely....
     
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    If this new continuity still borrows story beats from previous continuities, then maybe Zeta/Sentinel Prime?
     
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    Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, keeping a constant protective watch above and below.
    Now this interests me.

    I don't think so. All Siege toys have square shoulders, to fit the WEAPON system. Windblade here has her regular shoulders so it's probably just an old model of her.
    Compare with Bumblebee in upcoming covers. He has new, square shoulders, and visible ankle articulation. We can totally expect a Siege Bumblebee.
     
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    I’m not sure about the title. It sounds like the title of a sappy love story.
     
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  7. Predakwon

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    Do you live in the US? If you do, there's no reason to pay full price. Amazon or sites like In Stock Trades give like 30% off. Can't vouch for overseas though.
     
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    The title is definitely meh for me, but I'm excited for every other aspect of what we have been told about this comic. Have been a cour out of the loop on the fandom for a while. (comics list me at shared universe, and that's what had keptme as long as I'd been) Between siege and the new universe that doesn't have some of the baggage of the old one (poor Jazz) I'm excited to see where this all goes

    Also, for effect, read the comic synopsis iin the original narrator voice. It's not half bad :D 
     
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    I hope so. It's been a while since the other 2 main line ones (and that TR version wasn't the easiest figure to have in stock).
     
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    That one bromance "marked the death of IDW" series?

    Seems a bit extreme to make one non-story arc event the catalyst for something it seems you didn't like anyway.
     
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    Amazon will for sure inevitably mark it down, plus hardcovers tend to come with extra material, so beyond the normal issue page count, there will likely be additional material or artwork.
     
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    So in other words, for Megatron to be done right, you need 80’s Megatron: an Out-of-the-Blue Villain Leads Mass Revolt / Takeover during Golden Age / Peaceful Utopian period. There’s a one small problem with that...It’s Not and Never is the way history works. Ever. Successful Tyrants do not flourish during / come out of periods of peace and prosperity. Full Stop. History does not work this way, and neither do well written narratives.

    Narratives used during the 80’s died off badly as soon as that latch-key generation took a middle school/ high school history course and paid any attention. 80’s style white hat good guy vs black hat bad guy films and stories make about as much sense as the original Red Dawn or it’s even more nonsensical remake. It’s how even a cursory understanding of history goes a long way to explain why films like Platoon killed Rambo, and why GI Joe has limped on as a zombie corpse of a franchise once everyone actually started realizing what the “The Leader of the Free World” was actually doing in Latin America, further punctuated by why our “Real American Heroes” were really doing being stationed throughout the Middle East. It’s why once everyone started comprehending the lyrics to Springsteen’s Born In the USA, they stopped cheering and dancing to it while waving their US flags and USA towels, giving way to the very depressing 90’s. It’s Mourning in America, again.

    Megatron as a Revolutionary Gone Wrong is not an incorrect interpretation by any means, it’s an Evolution, often written by the very people who loved the character during their childhood in the 80s. IDW’s Megatron is the Megatron many Gen Xers, like myself imagined as they matured out of the 80’s. Its the best developed character in Transformers and one the best characterized antagonist in comics since Magneto of X-Men fame.

    Any good versus evil narrative is only as good as it’s antagonist; it’s why Die Hard is a classic, and Commando remains forgotten in an attic or slowly decomposing in some landfill along with all the other VHS tapes. James Robert’s take on Megs is, simply put, a Megatron for Grown Ups.

    My hope is this series really does give us a delightfully complex villain in Megatron, although the narrative displayed in 80’s Marvel run of Evil Rising out of peace bent on domination, being hinted at here does not fill me with confidence, and we may see an “Infinite Flashpoints across Multiple Secret Cybertrons” reboot to try save the license which will not bode well for IDW as a whole. After all, there are several reasons why Transformers never seems to take hold as a long term comic book while other comics titles do...but that’s an entire topic best left for another thread.
     
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    Totally down for this if the new series actually turns out good
     
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    It was in the final issue of Lost Light.
     
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    Not sure
    What was so bad about it? It was pretty clear during Drift and Ratchet's mini-series Empire of Stone there was a relationship building, but it wasn't the focus of it.
     
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    I don't think their pairing off had much to do with ending that IDW1. I think it had a lot more to do with poor sales.
     
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    Now just get rid of Windblade and make Chromia not a flip-flopping quirky quipper, and this could actually be good.

    Or not, because they're already throwing around terms like "diversity" in the synopsis. I pray that's not the sort of "diversity" that Chris Ryall keeps pushing for (and then insulting fans after he ruins their franchise. Sorry G.I. Joe fans, you really didn't deserve that).
    Debatable. I always liked Drift, though I admit Roberts improved him (at least to begin with). Windblade hasn't had a single good incarnation (so far) though, so I'm highly skeptical.
    I think you're missing the point - the point is that IDW Megatron had quite a flip-flop after Dark Cybertron, and for as much as I like Autobot Megatron, there are dozens of issues for why it doesn't work as well as it should - after all, you can't just undo a tyrannical, evil character in a matter of days after four million years of war.
    Nobody is asking for a black-and-white interpretation. This is about having a character who is actually a bad guy and not just suddenly let off for most of his crimes.
    I think that's indicative of a bigger problem though. Why were the sales poor? Perhaps because readers lost interest as character relationships continued to just devote into everyone being gay for each other or whatever. Not every relationship needs to be romantic... unless it's the past two or three years of IDW. I think that slowly devolving storytelling over the years is what ultimately hurt the sales in the end.
     
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    12 issues in the first TPB? That's the IDW COLLECTION standard, or they're doing biweekly issues like Autocracy?
     
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    IDW Magnetron was a very poor and simplicistic execution of the trope. Baby's writer first Magneto, basically. Unless they can up their writing game they should stay away from attempting it because equaling or comparing their Emotron to Magneto is just ridiculous given how well Magneto was written at times.
     
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    I honestly don’t think it’s that. I think it’s diversity you’d expect to see in a sci-fi world. Various alien races sharing the same space, like the Citadel in Mass Effect, or Coruscant from the prequel era of Star Wars.

    And in this case, it’s Cybertron, with the Transformers keeping the peace.

    Yep, it’s being released Biweekly. Only these are full sized issues and not small like Autocracy.
     
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