Optimus Prime #24 full preview

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lucas35, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. TargetmasterJoe

    TargetmasterJoe Well-Known Member

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    I THINK the idea is that they want Optimus Prime to get out of his comfort zone just as Megatron did, and what would getting out of the comfort zone mean for Optimus? Conquering a planet.

    Most if not all interpretations of Optimus would never consider conquering a planet as a means for peace, and this is showing what might happen if an Optimus went and did just that. But yeah, I'm not sure if it's working 100% either.

    Plus, I'd rather have Optimus Prime as President way more than that other guy and I agree that Slide can suck it.
     
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  2. Stormragetron

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    Looking forward to the reboot ... i came into IDW far to late to make any sense of it 
     
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  3. DOTM Bumblebee

    DOTM Bumblebee I must be some kind of nut...

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    I agree. Yeah, Optimus' actions are a little questionable, but that's not even why Slide is criticizing him. Slide has been nothing more than an even more one-note Pyra Magna, and there's been even less payoff to her character. I'm sure we're supposed to agree with her that Optimus is at fault, but it seems all she cares about is exacting revenge on the Junkions, and blaming Optimus for all her problems. Here, with the world literally being torn apart, she is literally putting her own pain above everyone else in the universe.

    I like John Barber's work, but the Optimus Prime books have mostly been a mess.
     
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  4. YoungPrime

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    If you're not a fan of MTMTE or LL then I don't know what to tell ya. James Roberts has the best TF fiction to date, Simon Furman is a close runner up.

    Meanwhile I can barely tolerate John Barber's works, RID was hit or miss at best, and OP's cast was irritating. Annoying human's, whinny Autobot team with plots filled with both just complaining all the time despite OP saving their ungrateful lives and making the best decisions during grave situations. Don't get me started on Pyra "I should have the Matrix because I'm a tough woman" Magna.

    I never hated an Autobot in IDW like I hated her. Shockwave is keeping things somewhat interesting but overall OP is a 2/10 for me and doubt I'll support any of Barber's future boring work.
     
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  5. jackgaughan

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    What is this hard on for hating a comic book company? Why even go into a thread about a preview for one of their comics? Just to complain? Doesn't seem healthy. Do something postive, read something you like jeez.

    Oh so I guess this is just a thing every other person in this thread does?
     
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  6. Haywired

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    It's more "conventional" TF book than MTME... But the problem with getting into exRiD/OP series now is that it's far more heavier on the continuity referencing than MTME so it's much more reading needed to know what's happening. Also much more involved with all the events IDW came with. It's a lot of reading back to get into an already ending continuity. Might be for the best to just wait for collected TPB's when it's all over.
     
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  7. Mattymo

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    It’s just people trolling. Don’t feed them
     
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  8. C16

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    What's it like being a tiny, inconsequential person that defines the word petty?
     
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  9. Probe

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    I mean, its a lot easier and cheaper to read a comic that's finished and collected.
     
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    Christ on a crutch, first I had to listen to the never ending bitching of Pyra Magna, and now this character (who\'s name I can\'t even be bothered to remember I care so little for) is standing in front of the End of the World (tm), and they still can\'t stop whining for a single second.

    The only characters in this series I want to see make it out alive are Optimus, Arcee, Thundercracker, and Buster.  Maybe Marissa.  I\'m not sure.  I find I blank this series from my memory pretty hard after reading it.  I think they finally evolved her into someone likable.  I\'m not sure.  I refused to read any of the other Hasbro Universe stuff.  Didn\'t they wind up making Flint her father?  

     
     
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    I mean, it was the G1 cartoon that made Flint her father. IDW just stuck to what was already established.
     
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  12. Mattymo

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    In other words “I don’t care about anything in this series! By the way I have some questions about people in this series...”
     
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  13. Lucas35

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    Replace Arcee with Ironhide and I agree.

    I'm never going to miss IDW Arcee.
     
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    I’ll do you one better, add Ironhide and Aileron to that list.
     
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    To be fair here, I think that’s what *he* meant. Saying a company deserves to go bankrupt != “I want everyone involved to lose their jobs”. Assuming these are talented people, they’d be just fine.

    (I personally would like IDW to stay alive because I don’t think TF comics have much of a future outside of them)
     
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  17. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    Optimus Prime is pretty good. But it has it’s rough spots, a few unlikable characters being among them.

    But the art is a definite highlight, but it’s not for everyone.
     
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  18. Hooper_X

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    SO ANYWAY

    Slide is making an important point here - who and what are we willing to sacrifice for the greater good?  Optimus is so focused on the broader scheme of things that the very beings he\'s said he\'s here to protect are dying at the hands of his own troops, and those troops are not facing any sort of reprisal.  It\'d be different if Slag was thrown in the brig until this whole thing was resolved (if it\'s resolved) or even a \"I promise you, Slag will be put on trial for killing Gimlet once this is over\" but Optimus is just \"You have to look at the big picture!!!\"

    Optimus is RIGHT, in the sense that Unicron is going to eat everybody, including Slag and Slide, but he\'s also WRONG in the sense that he is just letting these actions go unpunished without even pretending he\'ll take action at a later date.  Again, a simple \"once this is over, I promise you we will get justice for your friends\" is better than nothing.
     
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  19. Hyoumaru

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    I just can't give a damn about Aileron

    if the point was to use her to showcase the neutral party not borne in wartime reacting to the war, then she completely fell flat to me.
     
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  20. Hadlen_Weltall

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    Stardrive makes the point I've been concerned with. Outside of a few growls of "I... HUNGER..." Unicron has said practically nothing that develops him as some mythological God incarnate, and he's been more of an unstoppable force of nature in Cybertronian form.