Transformers Animated: The Cool Extra #2 (translated! Rodimus!)

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  1. DrSpengler

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    Transformers Animated: The Cool Extra #2

    Rodimus and Team Athenia vs. a Rock Lord!

    Sadly, Cyclonus and Team Chaar only make a cameo.


    We have another issue on the way, too! Tsushima's preview art showed Blitzwing, Lugnut and Blackarachnia side by side, so perhaps some heavy Decepticon action is on the way.
     
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    Awesome, I look forward to reading this some point in the future :D 
     
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    Nice to see Team Athenia get a bit more spotlight. And I'm thinking there may be a few more issues to come after this? The last panel with Team Chaar seemed to hint at a future story (unless this story is meant to be set before the beginning of season 3 of the show?). And is it just me, or does Brawn look a whole lot bigger than he should be on the last page?
     
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    It's pretty obvious that this is the prelude to the Athenia vs. Chaar battle at the beginning of Season 3.
     
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    I get the feeling that The Cool got something of an unexpected "extension" to fill the media gap between Animated and Dark of the Moon. I dunno if the series will keep going between now and July (or whenever DOTM comes out), but the fact that it's been retitled "The Cool Extra" and stories are now going backward and taking place inbetween previous issues seems to indicate Tsushima was told to "Uh, just... keep going" after he'd finished the series.

    Too bad he didn't decide to "keep going" by continuing the story past the cartoon's finale, but the "inbetween episodes" thing may have been a TakaraTomy mandate.
     
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    An interesting story, though it's largely superfluous I do like the idea of the 'cons testing out the Autobots before engaging them. Love the art on Cyclonus on that last page.

    As usual, thanks for the translations.
     
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    Quick! Someone light the Protoman signal!
     
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    Shouldn't Strika be the leader of Team Chaar?
     
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    I rather liked that. It sorta had the feel of the "stuff that happened between episodes" stories from the IDW Animated comic.

    Also enjoyed the art. Naoto's style seemed to mesh with these characters a bit better than average. (though maybe that's 'cause there's less established media to nail down their look in my mind.)
     
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    upside down strika and blackout made me lol. Cyclonus was a lil ooc, considering that he hardly speaks and isn't the leader. I wish Red Alert did more. She seems like she'd be competent in battle.
     
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    I prefer these "in the background" stories to the half-assed abridged retellings of plots from the show with bad continuity. It's cool seeing that the "Rocklords" were encountered before Bumblebee brought one to Earth, and by Team Athenia to boot!.

    She should, but she's a girl, so nah!
     
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    Probably lack of communication, or "What-evah! Imma do what I want!" on the author's part.

    Seems Naoto didn't get the memo that Brawn is supposed to be a small tough guy, rather than a Bulkhead-size tough guy, either.
     
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    so an unidentified creature shows up and Rodimus and his crew decide to kill it? Seems rather cruel and unnecessary.

    Still, its cool to see more of all these characters.
     
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    How very Shatner of him. :) 

    To be fair though, it did attack first, so it wasn't just "It's something! KILL IT!!"
     
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    This stuff is porn for me........ Rodimus is amazing...... best part there is still MORE TO COME!
     
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    A pity the translator didn't know the difference between phase and faze. Oh well.
     
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    My bad. :) 
     
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    I totally offer to copyedit anything you need done. :) 
     
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    Rodimus was trying to pull an old 86' movie trick. ;)  Nice! Red Alert is cute. ^///^ thanks for the translation! I wish we could see more of Cyclonus. T.T
     
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    Bitching picture of Cyclonus there.