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Postby Darth Bombshell » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:32 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:No doubt in my mind why it was such a sucsess. It was well written and wonderfully drawn out. Few of the good qualities that Dreamwave had, are rarely seen in any of the new comics IDW puts forth.


I'll agree with you on that. However, I do have to point out that I do think that having G1 characters involved was a bit gratuitous, and that #18 totally devalued the whole thing.
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Postby Down_Shift » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:42 am

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Down_Shift wrote:No doubt in my mind why it was such a sucsess. It was well written and wonderfully drawn out. Few of the good qualities that Dreamwave had, are rarely seen in any of the new comics IDW puts forth.


I'll agree with you on that. However, I do have to point out that I do think that having G1 characters involved was a bit gratuitous, and that #18 totally devalued the whole thing.


What one was #18 :???:
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:10 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:What one was #18 :???:


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Postby Cyberstrike » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:20 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:No doubt in my mind why it was such a sucsess. It was well written and wonderfully drawn out. Few of the good qualities that Dreamwave had, are rarely seen in any of the new comics IDW puts forth.


I'll agree with you on that. However, I do have to point out that I do think that having G1 characters involved was a bit gratuitous, and that #18 totally devalued the whole thing.


What one was #18 :???:


The one where Unicron attacked was blown across the universe.
and it was the last issue in the series to be called
"Transformers: Armarda" when #19 was released the series was
re-titled "Transformers: Energon".
That wasn't a good story by at all because IMHO that
Unicron (and Primus for that matter) are and should be treated as mega events.
The simple problem was Furman had no time to make a way to make Unicron's attack in TF: A #18 epic, all it came off as
cheap rip-off of TF: TM and his Marvel US TF #75. This is because he had just finished the TF:A/G1 crossover arc that would been a great lead in and in one standard 22 page issue
he had Unicron attack Cybertron and get badly damaged and blown across the universe and taking Megatron with him.


The story should've been done in a bi-weekly format and Unicron's final attack should've been in #25 (or at least a double size issue) this would've allowed him to:
A) To tie up and resolve any and all major plots with the Armada versions of the TFs and the Armarda kids.
B) To give more than a token appearence to Beast Characters
(Rhionx, Cheetor, Airrazor, and Predacon)
B) allowed him to introduce some new Energon characters (i.e.Ironhide and Scroprock)
C) He could've given a chance to show characters like:
Galavtron and Nemesis Prime.

Dreamwave and Hasbrow dropped the ball on it and all we got
was quick wrap up that felt empty and hollow.
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Postby Windsweeper » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:51 am

I have to agree with an earlier poster. I much preferred Dreamwave to IDW. Of course the Marvel stuff will always be my canon.

On topic, I enjoyed the Armada MTMTE. Despite, the continuity clashes, I enjoyed the entries for Galvatron and Nemesis Prime.

Continuity clashes don't bother me anymore because we have so many continuities anyway and I've given up trying to reconcile them.

That's the main problem I have with IDW G1, another new version of G1 and one I don't enjoy near sa much as I did with Marvel or Dreamwave.

Marvel TF lasted for nearly a decade, including G2. The reason? Good stories and interesting characters such as the idealistic Blaster, the traitorous Starscream and the Matrix possessed Thunderwing. Personally, I always enjoyed Budiansky's Prowl. I much prefer character to epic which is why I had a fondness for Dreamwave as I felt they had a better grasp of the G1 characters.

On topic, I'm not fond of Mini-cons but MTMTE really endeared me to Rollout/Overload. Would have liked to see the Energon MTMTE, if for no other reason than to see if Ultra Magnus would be a powered up Overload or preferably his own character. Plus I love the Terrorcons.
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