Starting from Megatron Origins

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  1. NaSMaX

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    I been reading since the beginning of combiner wars, but I've want to go back to read the stories from before. So I decided to start at Megatron Origins (been told thats a good jumping off point). Is there an issue (ot tpb) list to read the store from there. I've heard of dark cybertron and all hail megatron I just don't know what order to read them into. A website or list would be nice.

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    I definitely wouldn't start with Megatron: Origin. I would start with "Infiltration" - chronological order is often over-rated!
     
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    Yeah, starting with Megatron Origin is a really bad idea. It was never intended as a starting point.

    The better bet is to do Infiltration through to Max Dinos, then do Megatron Origin as an interlude of sorts before All Hail Megatron.
     
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    You can't go wrong with that guide, but I'd personally make a few small changes.
    * I'd split up the Early War stuff and place them elsewhere based on publication date. Biggest thing I disagree with is Spotlight Thundercracker and Orion Pax - for story context they should be read before Dark Cybertron.
    * I'd always start with Infiltration as that was the first published IDW Transformers title and slowly introduces Transformers.
    * I'd read MTME S1 and S2 as two uninterrupted blocks. Otherwise Roberts and Barbers writing styles clash horribly.

    Also, I'd always recommend after reading an issue, read all the notes for it on the tfwiki. Otherwise you'll miss all sorts of stuff.

    My edits:

    Part 1:
    2. -ations - Infiltration, Stormbringer
    Spotlight Cliff, Shock, Hot, Sound, Magnus, Blurr
    2. -ations - everything else
    Megatron Origin
    Drift
    3. All Hail Megs
    4 Ongoing
    Death Of Optimus
    Autocracy/Monstrosity/Primacy

    Part 2:
    MTME 1-22 (plus spotlight hoist and trailcutter)
    5 Post War S1
    Spotlights Orion Pax Thundercracker Megatron Bumblebee
    6 Dark Cybertron
    MTME 28-55 (plus Drift Empire before 50)
    7 Post War S2


     
  6. levyshahar

    levyshahar Nemesis Wheelie

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    It's quite hard to read things chronologically because of all the flashback parts, plus a lot of plot points would be ruined (think of star wars for example).
    I'd recommend reading according to publication order. There's a guide pinned right here in this forum.