Optimus Prime #1 (Spoilers)

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  1. Achilles1943

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    do I have to read revolution before this !?
     
  2. ZeroiaSD

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    I don't think you have to, though knowing the events wouldn't hurt.
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Barber does love continuity. Props.

    That would be interesting.
     
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    I think it's just a Quintesson cruiser, not a Titan. Wheelie already showed they're lying around the galaxy when he was using one, and Junkion already had Pentius the Quintesson and Sharkticons on it, so there's precedent for them having access to leftover Quintesson stuff.
     
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    Haven't read it yet but woooo I was right; the train wasn't Railspike! Odd to see Midnight though, he's got the clunkiest name.

    Everything I hear about this comic tells me it'll be a good one once things get going
     
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    The art in this was very impressive, but Optimus is straight up acting weird. Is he having the Transformer equivalent of a mid-life crisis?
     
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    As much as I love the G2 comic, I don't think we ever need that style of lettering again. The point of lettering is to help tell the story without drawing attention to itself, not to compete with the art visually. Using different fonts for Decepticons and Autobots makes no logical sense, and the extra bars of colored triangles or squares along the side of each balloon just eat up space on the page needlessly, covering up that much more of the art.

    As for the art, I don't love it, I don't hate it. It's fine and definitely far far far from the worst at IDW, but it's not the best, either. The coloring isn't doing it any favors, though.
     
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    When he left his name behind, that was a transformer mid-life crisis. Now he's come out of it and is finding new purpose- inspiring by people telling him he can do major things without crossing the line.
     
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    Dek Y R U Reading This?

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    That's what I'm getting too. I don't think it will end well though, and I'm okay with that. Optimus really needs to have his first big failure as a non-war time leader, a role he's not comfortable with. It'll help develop him as a character and chip away at that Robo-Jesus rep he has.
     
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    This was one of the worst issues Barber ever did, and then: Yeees!!!
    I only wish they would arrive in Lost Light, but finally the Quintessons are coming.
    Now if they could arrive in an Optimus Prime series that would replace Arcee and Jazz among others with more interesting characters that would make me actually look forward to Barber writing about one of the most amazing concepts in TF lore.
     
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    You might want to look at the posts above before getting too excited...
     
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    Yeah, i know.
    If it happens great, but like i said i far prefer them to appear in Lost Light.
     
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    Awesome issue. Felt meatier than the standard Barber issue (or just meatier compared to Revolution?). Like others, I really love this art. Looking forward to more.

    Question though: so is RID gone and replaced by the Optimus Prime series? I actually think if that's the case, the branding makes sense. MTMTE should've been called Lost Light from the start, and the move to calling RID just Transformers was worse than branding the book RID.
     
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    Yes, the Optimus Prime book is the replacement for RiD/exRiD. It's the book continuing on with its characters and plotlines.
     
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    Can't live with the art, don't get what everyone else is seeing. It feels really messy & jars with the story.
     
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    I just love it when they're showing non season 1 G1 characters like Midnight Express and Roulette.
     
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    I just love it when they're showing non season 1 G1 characters like Midnight Express and Roulette.
     
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    I keep wanting the Quint lords to arrive all grand and monolithic with their giant auger flagship, then as they reveal themselves in all their ancient tentacled horrific splendor. The heroes look up in paralyzing shock to hear the multi-echoing voices of five different faces utter: "NOOBS, LOL!!!"
     
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    Jazz barely gets any focus in these comics, if anything he needs more screentime and be able to break past the whole shot a human thing from years back.
     
  20. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    He's Optimus Prime in comic book form, his default state is Mid-Life Crisis.
     
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