New ROM Dire Wraiths series...New Continuity?

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  1. Predakwon

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    Is the new ROM Dire Wraiths series that's out today a complete reboot like the Transformers? I don't think it's continuing from the Revolution/First Strike ROM right?

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    It's a reboot, yeah. Can't really continue off a continuity where everything relevant save for Earth got Unicron'd.
     
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    The question is, does it share continuity with G.I. Joe or Transformers new comics???
     
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    I wouldn't mind if it did, but I'd personally prefer it not to. Or, if it does, let the stories remain mostly separate.

    From the preview I read, they've already got the Inhumanoids in this continuity, so...Hasbroverse 2.0 isn't a stretch.
     
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    This would definitely stand a better chance then. Since it’s all starting from scratch.
     
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    Don't the new GI Joe comics now take place on an alternate Earth where Cobra runs the world?
     
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    Well, I haven’t read that yet to get proper context. I’m just spitballing.
     
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    Considering the mess they made trying to jam the previous IDW Joes into the "Hasbroverse", I wouldn't doubt they'd try to cram Cobra ruled Earth into this one...


    Speaking of, yeah, Ryall seems to be trying again with the Hasbroverse. The main cast of this comic are based on the guys from Inhumanoids, and they namedrop Mike Power.
    ROM himself only appears in the back-up story, explaining what brought this particular group of Wraiths to the moon - Guy Dorian Sr and Sal Buscema's art is on point for the Knights, but I don't know about their take on these Dire Wraiths.
    Classic ROM fans should be happy, though, IDW2 ROM's design, at least as drawn here, looks like Marvel ROM. Not enough of him to get an idea of his character, though.

    He seems to partnered with an alien bear.
     
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    Really? I thought they lost the rights.
     
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    Sort of. They couldn't actually say Inhumanoids, but the main human cast here are based on the guys from that show, just with slightly altered names, and briefly mention monsters from beneath the earth's surface.
     
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    Well they do have the Primordia trademark, right?
     
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    So the second issue finally came out.

    So much for the Inhumanoids cast.
    Basically all of them are dead now.
    Meanwhile, the backup story is pretty cool, but I'm still not sold on Nikomi. He's kind of out of left field compared to the other Knight designs (which we're shown glimpses of in the main story).
    Literally just a bear in a domino mask. Feels like he's supposed to be an homage to some of Mantlo's creations, like Rocket Raccoon, but...