Transformers (2019 - ) #16

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  1. Issy543

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    Looks like we’re heading towards something big, if this issue indicates anything:

    • Starscream is working for Megatron, and is informing him that Bumblebee joined the Decepticons because of Orion Pax.
    • A Voin Asserter has arrived which, according to Nautica, spells trouble.
    • Elita-1 covers Bumblebee, and Megatron sends an order to Shockwave.
    • Slipstream and her crew infiltrate a building, and kill all of the bots working there, and use a city speaker to recruit a titan call Vigilem. There’s quite a few quips and humorous moments during this part of the issue.
    A few interesting moments:
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    The ground works are being established, and the Decepticons are definitely preparing for something big. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
     
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    1. The textless pic of Megatron looking down as he sits there and realizes what he has to do...damn. Very effective.

    2. loved Starscream just casually strolling over to Megs and snarking it up.

    3. Soundwave or Megatron didn't know about Bumblebee? Really? I thought everyone knew what he was up to by then and Megatron was just humoring him. Also Megatron comes off as...not dull, but kind of clueless?? From the beginning, the dude hands over the actual inner workings of the Ascenticons Meanwhile he’s more focused on the elaborate speeches and flashy propaganda videos (which he does best because he’s a gladiator and probably likes putting on a show).

    4. Where the hell is Orion Pax WTF
     
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    I hate that A cover.

    I can't explain why, but it bothers me. I feel like in the short time this series has been around, there's been a lot of these "religious stain-glass window" type art. Unless there is a theme I am missing?
     
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    I personally like them but yeah you’re right. Wasn’t there a full-on stained glass Deathsaurus cover somewhere too? It’s odd. Unless they’re trying to tie in the religious angle with Heretech and the Reversionists.
     
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    Last page Spoilers

    Vigilem
     
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    Umm, this is the exact same preview we had before. Just with more covers and \"previously on Charmed\" pages added.
     
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    Oh god, those first two covers.  Especially the second one.
     
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    as usual. Talk, talk, talk. 

    At least Megatron beat the hell out of Shockwave\'s face. 
     
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    It’s consistent! I’m expecting a lot of complaining in this thread. I liked it though, as usual.
     
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    Oh god. Chromia's fucking teeth on Cover B. I hereby dub that cover cursed.
     
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    This is a frightening continuity in which Megatron and Soundwave are clearly idiots way in over their heads and Starscream is the smart one of the usual trio.
     
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    right? As that conversation was going along I was like “oh, so Megatron is just a complete fool.” He’s so high on his rhetoric that he’s lost all common sense. I love how befuddled he looked when he was talking to Starscream lmao.
     
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    The first cover looks awkward and the second one is just...terifying, even Speedwagon is afraid.
     
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    I love these names. "VOIN ASSERTER". Sounds like some discarded Warhammer 40k character.

    "OK, so we have the Tyranid Genestealer, the Necrid Overlord, and the Voin Asserter."

    "...what's the Asserter do?"

    "I think he lobbies."

    "...lobbies?"

    "Yeah, you know. Advocates. Angrily. Vociferously even."

    "Yeah, no."
     
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    For some reason this comment reminded me of this SpongeBob meme
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    Picked up the issue this morning, and honestly this one fell flat for me.
    Art was ok, pacing was fine, but it was just a little flat.
    Again we have the chance to do anything we want, so we are going to do city speakers? Titans as part mystical beings? Senate intrigue...
    We had steered away from some of this stuff.
    Any how.
    Great use of little used characters, Micromasters is a treasure trove. Brawn and Pipes were there... that was good. Give them more to do next time!

    I like the idea of Starscream backing both sides to suit his own agenda. However, if we go the G1 route and SS becomes a decepticon general, I would like him and Megatron to have some kind of understandable relationship. Maybe this will play out a bit more?
     
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    Snarky Flamewar is great.
     
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