Transformers #8 (2019 -)

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  1. Dire 51

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    Uh.
    Uhm.

    Respectfully speaking, I don't know how well read you are, but this is not good world building or story telling.
    It's inept.
    It's pure Marxist, wanker, fanfic.
    It's a bloody afront to the franchise and I'm astounded Hasbro hasn't pulled the license.

    Generally speaking, tho - I agree completely with you about character.
     
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    Fair enough, you're allowed to disagree with me but I do think we have an interesting world here. For the first time we have a Cybertron that's inhabited by mechanical and organic races that(seemingly) live in peace and have good relations with the wider galactic community. There are Boroughsfor different races, presumably each with their own cultures, languages, traditions, and seedy underbelly if the drug dealing alien is anything to go by. Also, for the first time, we have a Primus who's been shunned by the majority, with his remaining followers being hated. Then you've got the Nominus Edict and the War of the Threefold Spark. There is interesting to me, it makes me want to know more about the history of the world.

    Little titbits are seeded through out the book and I've liked what I've seen. There is potential here. The problem is that no one is doing anything with it. I was excited when I heard there was going to be a murder to solve, that we'd get to see Law and Order: Cybertron or something similar because a criminal investigation on an alien planet sounds cool! But they did nothing with it. The slow pacing doesn't help either but I'm sticking around though because this is just the opening arc and things can improve.

    And an affront? That seems a bit dramatic considering some of the things we've had in the past. Right now, I'd say this worst this series is is boring.
     
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    In all fairness, it's a testimony to Hasbro and the various showrunners in the past that these characters and whatnot instill such a sense of abject loyalty to certain components of its brands to the point where:

    1) Our fandom is so vehement that we're the trope namer of "RUINED FOREVER".

    2) An entire adult fandom launched wholesale out a show ostensibly for little girls related to the goings on of magical tiny horses. Also related, this image which I feel is apropos:
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    3) GI Joe is considered a substantial cultural cornerstone since 1963.

    Bringing it back specifically to transformers, as a fandom we fight when someone creates a third party toy that's the WRONG SHADE OF BLUE. So in context, perhaps this is a burning turdfire that has roused the Bard himself from the blackest sepulcher to wreak bloody vengeance on those pathetic scribes of rotten toy comics that dare besmirch the English language with their terminally boring prose. Or you know. An affront.

    That said, if you want to look at this comic from a completely clinical standpoint it's probably just a little slow paced, with dry prose, serviceable art, but with decent worldbuilding for a toy based comic.

    Your mileage may vary.
     
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  4. Lionheart

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    "Cybertroupia is actually a suicide clinic run by psychic, organic, aliens that apparently don't warn you and will kill you in their clinic without your consent"
    "Lets kill Sixshot off panel even though it was foreshadowed he would return in spotlight Metroplex"

    Honorable mentions go to Megatrons anti-matter powers. That was some true hack writing.
     
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    B-but, it's a call back to the glorious UK TF comic. It couldn't be bad writing!
     
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    *Sees Terminax reference Pyra Magna*
    So Pyra's in jail apparently and has at least either a reputation or is affiliated with the Ascenticons (I'm guessing). I know there's a lot of other things that demand attention but I'm too focused on this bit. Outside Grimlock I cant really think of any other Autobot that has or deserves to be incarcerated.
     
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  7. ProtectronPrime

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    My big one is JRob chickening out on Chromedome's secret that he wiped Prowl's mind for.
     
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    Dude, it’s totally subjective. Some people evidently are enjoying it, and some people clearly hate it. You’re well within your rights to dislike it, but that doesn’t mean that it is, in fact, “inept.”

    More importantly, it’s not cool to be patronizing to other fans. It’s irrelevant how “well read” anybody else is (which in and of itself is subjective). What you’ve read (and how much of it) does not make your opinion any more valid than anyone else’s.
     
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  10. ProtectronPrime

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    It's been my understanding based on my observations of this board that there is an absolute, "better" regardless of age (both chronological and/or mental), perception, taste, education, current social mores and/or cultural background. It's also been explained to me on several occasions both directly and obliquely, that I don't know what that absolute "better" happens to be.

    Given that I am a far superior life form with powers beyond that of mortal men, I can state with all assurance that they're objectively wrong.
     
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    I think I will stay away from this threaf
     
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    Bravo.
     
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    I started rereading the series after being so-so on it and it felt like I was reading a different book. There’s more to chew on than I initially thought. The characters are good, not great and the world building is pretty fantastic. Brian Ruckley is doing something special.
     
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    Sigh. I just don’t see it.
    :/
     
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    Honestly, I don't either. I don't think it's great, but it's just not terribly interesting to me outside of bits and pieces. Like most have said, the worldbuilding is nice, but without a proper narrative device it just reads like a guided tour or a history book - potentially pleasant but kinda boring if you're tuning in to see something different.

    You can go to Amsterdam and engage in vice and excess before waking up face first in a waffle in Belgium, or you can have someone walk you through Amsterdam and have someone point out where all the historic cathouses are and then move on to Belgium to see how waffles are made. One of those things is bound to be way more interesting than the other - just depends on who you are.
     
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    Lol what? No one said that. There can be middle ground.
     
  17. Dire 51

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    And yet, you present your opinion as fact.
    :)