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IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby El Duque » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:08 pm

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The fine folks over at IDW Publishing have sent over a preview of their new Transformers ongoing title Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1, which will hit shops this Wednesday. Their other new Transformers ongoing title Transformers: Robots in Disguise will debut later this month on the 25th. Enjoy the seven page preview below!

TRANSFORMERS - ONE UNIVERSE!
THIS IS IT! THE BRAND-NEW DIRECTION OF TRANSFORMERS! TWO TITLES, ONE UNIVERSE! THE TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE STREAMLINED!
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #1
James Roberts (w) • Nick Roche (a) • Alex Milne x 4, Roche (c)
The ultimate Transformers saga begins here!
This second all-new ongoing Transformers title reunites the fan-favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond! The adventure starts here!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
• Wraparound Alex Milne cover, featuring the inter-connected image of all 4 covers!
• Decepticon logo temporary tattoos!
• Josh Burcham hand-drawn sketch Decepticon cover!

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• ONE UNIVERSE! This series, in conjunction with Transformers: Robots in Disguise, expands the Transformers universe into exciting, unexplored territory.
• Never read an IDW TRANSFORMERS book? THIS is the place to start!
• 4 inter-connected covers by Alex Milne, each featuring a character from the new ongoing series, combining to make one image!
• All covers have an eye-catching foil enhancement!




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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby griftimus prime » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:59 pm

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not a fan of this organic withery look they have
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Chaoslock » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:01 pm

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"You don't even need a cane anymore" :lol:

Also, am I the only one who mistook Rodimus for a fembot for a second? Also also, Drift's new look rules.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby #Sideways# » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:29 pm

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Chaoslock wrote:Also, am I the only one who mistook Rodimus for a fembot for a second?


You're not the only one.

Is it me, or is Prowl hinting that the cargo is going to be a bomb?

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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Downbeat » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:22 pm

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Love the art, love the writing! Can't wait to read the whole issue and RID later this month. Wish Roche was sticking around, but Milne is also good.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Blurrz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:30 pm

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I don't mind the art, but yeah, Rodimus was looking like he shares the same chassis as Arcee.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby dinogeist » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:40 pm

I read the 7 page preview & it was decent.

I don't like how the character art models keep changing when a new title gets introduced.

I not a fan of Rodimus's skinny look. I would have preferred rodimus more beefy,taller & muscular looking.

I do like that bumblebee has his WFC art design. I can only imagine/guess,that the RID title will give bumblebee & others different art character designs.

I'm going to chose to not buy any TF IDW comics for 6 months. then swoop in & buy the RID & MTMTE Trade paper backs from amazon.com in june/july.

I dis-like the RID & MTMTE seperate titles. for 2 main reasons: (1) I've got to buy 2 TF G-1 idw comics in 2012. If I only buy one & not the other. it'll be like reading a book with pages ripped out here & their in the book. (2)It's confusing having Rid & MTMTE. Rid is the cybertron based series. while MTMTE is the space journey series. i just know i'm gonna jumble up the two titles.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby funeralthirst7 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:53 pm

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I hate the artwork on this title.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby cybercat » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:47 pm

AS AN ACTUAL GIRL: I had no problems with thinking Rodimus was a girl. Broad shoulders, teeny hips? Yeah, those read as pretty DUDELY to me. Sure, he's not Roadbuster, but, well...who is?

The art...will take some getting used to. At least Roche is past his dreadful Rochelips phase? It kind of reminds me of when Cam Kennedy did Judge Dredd art.

HOWEVER, I can at least tell what's going on. Which is a step up from Livio's art.

The story, I am all over. I have not been this excited for a TF comic in a while. Here's hoping they can put the dreadful Legacy of Costa behind them.

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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:31 pm

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Tidalwavex wrote:I do like that bumblebee has his WFC art design.
Not me. I really, REALLY don't like that they're using the WFC/FOC body designs for some of these characters. Doing so can only add to the still present confusion that WFC/FOC are G1, when they aren't.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:50 pm

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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby AutobotOutlaw » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:54 pm

I've always been a fan of Roche's art since Last Stand so I have no problem with this at all. Though is it just me or did Rodimus steal Iron Man's face plate for a chest plate?
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby quickmixed » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:12 am

"All covers have an eye catching foil enhancement!" Yay! Its the nineties again.

Im looking forward to picking this issue up. The story has some real potential, but as in the past with IDW Im not going to get my hopes up. No dramas with the artwork either, I really enjoy the way Roche draws.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Autobot-Hellstriker » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:32 am

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I´m not liking any of their looks, they all look anorexic :SICK: ..... as if their bodies are half starved from lack of energy supplies.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Prime Evil » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:23 am

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I guess I'm the only one that loves Nick's style. I wish he was staying on after this first issue, but oh well. :-(

I'm looking forward to the start of the new direction and even with just these first 7 pages, I'm stoked! Tomorrow's gonna be a good day.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:10 am

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I don't have a problem with the artwork, just a couple of the designs. Hot Rod is very Cybertron's Next Top Model, and given the right colours Chromedome could be mistaken for Grimlock.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Tigertrack » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:18 pm

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Nice preview. Prowl's got a temper when his logic doesn't actually determine things are going to go how they go.

I actually like the art. It's not my favorite, and I really like Roche, but it's crisp and clear, and I can see the movement, know who the characters are, and I'm not going to be so distracted by it that I can't take read the story.

Do not like Bumblebee having his WFC body either. Oh well.

Prowl must have some kind of agreement with Rewind, because otherwise his statement could really piss off a lot of bots (but I don't know that he would care).

Looks like he'll have to rely on Wheeljack for his fun new inventions.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Chaoslock » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:22 pm

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Prime Evil wrote:I guess I'm the only one that loves Nick's style.


Nope. I like the style, just some bots look too different. (Also, I love the return to WFC-style bodies)
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Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:23 pm

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tigertracks 24 wrote:Do not like Bumblebee having his WFC body either. Oh well.
Sadly, he's not the only one. Looks like him, Ironhide, Wheeljack, and Prowl do as well.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Tigertrack » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:15 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Do not like Bumblebee having his WFC body either. Oh well.
Sadly, he's not the only one. Looks like him, Ironhide, Wheeljack, and Prowl do as well.


Haven't played enough WFC to know that. More sad...
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:21 pm

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tigertracks 24 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Do not like Bumblebee having his WFC body either. Oh well.
Sadly, he's not the only one. Looks like him, Ironhide, Wheeljack, and Prowl do as well.


Haven't played enough WFC to know that. More sad...
To be fair, neither Prowl nor Wheeljack were in WFC anyway. But Prowl's design is based on the unused WFC Bluestreak design that was to have been for the DS game.

Though, I think I made a mistake about Wheeljack (I was thinking his design was his Fall of Cybertron body, but I guess it is new design after all). :oops:
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby lowman_x » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:10 pm

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tigertracks 24 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Do not like Bumblebee having his WFC body either. Oh well.
Sadly, he's not the only one. Looks like him, Ironhide, Wheeljack, and Prowl do as well.


Haven't played enough WFC to know that. More sad...
To be fair, neither Prowl nor Wheeljack were in WFC anyway. But Prowl's design is based on the unused WFC Bluestreak design that was to have been for the DS game.

Though, I think I made a mistake about Wheeljack (I was thinking his design was his Fall of Cybertron body, but I guess it is new design after all). :oops:


Dunno, it kinda looks like Roche has mined design ideas from WfC, FoC, TF:Prime and a smidgen of TF:Animated. Wheeljack definitely reminds me of TF:Prime Wheeljack design-wise (though that could just be my memory playing tricks on me).

The story looks promising. Hazaah for no more humans!
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Lazerface » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:07 pm

I have only read the old Marvel, and a few IDW Spotlight issues.

What IDW titles are in the More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise continuity?

I just want to read the older storyline first before I get in to these new ones.
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Re: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Preview

Postby Chaoslock » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:13 pm

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Lazerface wrote:I have only read the old Marvel, and a few IDW Spotlight issues.

What IDW titles are in the More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise continuity?

I just want to read the older storyline first before I get in to these new ones.


They are still in the original IDW continuity, that started with the -ations, AHM, Ongoing - the Ongoing is supposed to split in these two ongoing series.
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Postby Lazerface » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:27 pm

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