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IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby Va'al » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:55 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
We did promise you more robots! IDW Publishing's franchise crossover continues, as the Lone Gunmen find some actual aliens - and we've seen these before. Check out the full preview for the Transformers focused issue below, and come back tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review.

The X-Files: Conspiracy: TRANSFORMERS—SPOTLIGHT
Paul Crilley (w) • Dheeraj Verma (a) • Miran Kim (c)
The Lone Gunmen’s trail of secrets leads them to evidence of extraterrestrial life—mechanical extraterrestrial life! Will OPTIMUS PRIME and his allies trust these human interlopers—and what secret conspiracy could involve CYBERTRON, anyway?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- Written by Conspiracy architect Paul Crilley!
- Art by Transformers: Fall of Cybertron artist Dheeraj Verma!
- “Tabloid Newspaper” Variant Cover by Joe Corroney!


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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby Flashwave » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:38 am

Motto: "Our society's downfall will not be this war. The war IS our society. That which will get us will be the little things. Some humanoid race, some tossed cannon, the little things that no one looks out for. THAT is for what we must be vigilant."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Waitaminute... That robotic Cthulu looking thingy, I'm somewhat new to what IDW is doing here, but between that, and the Decepticons not being ever-present, is IDW marrying this universe to the Hearts of Steelverse, a modern era telling of it perhaps? Cause that could be epic.

Not eactly ond of the art style here, but its workable.
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby morphobots » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:44 am

Still working my head around the art as well, but I do think it's actually a decent amalgam of Bayverse and G1 styles. It's slavishly faithful to neither one, but more of a merger that seems to complement the better parts of each influence.
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby synapse » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:33 am

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Bumblebee's face looking like a nutcraker seems epic to you guys? #-o
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:42 am

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Bumblebee looks like he's constantly shouting! :D

"MY NAME IS BUMBLEBEE! FOOL!"
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby morphobots » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:10 pm

synapse wrote:Bumblebee's face looking like a nutcraker seems epic to you guys? #-o


I never said "epic", which is so overused it's lost its meaning; I said "decent". The art isn't perfect, but it's passable.
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IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers Review

Postby Va'al » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:55 am

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Thanks to the invaluable assistance of staff member from down-under Burn, we get another look at IDW Publishing's The X-Files Conspiracy: The Transformers one-off, the latest chapter in the company's franchise crossover. Read on below for the 'brutally honest review'!

Burn wrote:The Assassination of John F. Kennedy ... NASA faking the moon landing ... the Roswell crash of 1947. These are some examples of conspiracies that have captured the minds of thousands of people around the world for decades.

IDW's "The X-Files:Conspiracy", is not something that captures the mind.

Thus, we come to the latest instalment of "The X-Files:Conspiracy", IDW's company wide crossover. In this weeks chapter the travelling trio of The Lone Gunmen meet up with one of their "forum contacts" who turn out to be none other than Optimus Prime and Bumblebee who are searching for their lost comrade Ratchet.

Our beloved Cybertronians, quick to reveal themselves to the conspiracy theorists, exchange stories with TLG and utilising a bit of Cybertronian computer power they manage to track down the individual who released the initial virus outbreak (you may remember it happening back in the very first chapter) and a road trip later, The Gunmen and their new Autobot friends are knocking on his Motel door.

Quick to squeal, details of virus are revealed along with the location of Skylogic Systems, the lab where the virus was first developed (but later manufactured elsewhere).

And one Bumblebee trans-scan and a bit of holographic technology later, Bumblebee and The Gunmen are infiltrating Skylogic Systems where they quickly discover Ratchet who they quickly free.

Then security shows up but as expected, our valiant conspiracy busters are able to escape along with the location of where the virus is manufactured.

So with the day saved and another part of the conspiracy uncovered (and the Autobots providing The Gunmen with what I can only assume is a sample of their "C.N.A.") our heroes go their separate ways with the Autobots riding off into the night and The Gunmen settling into a Motel for the night unaware they're about to be attacked ... which will no doubt be resolved in the next chapter as The Gunmen meet The Crow.

Unlike previous chapters, the guest characters in this issue were different from their regular franchise appearances. How so? We have a very G1 Optimus Prime, a Generations body Bumblebee with the personality of a 1980's cartoon Bumblebee, and a TF:Prime style Ratchet (we don't get to see his personality). So in addition to crossing over with other franchises, it looks like they've attempted to cross generations as well.

So that ends another chapter in Conspiracy with just two more issues remaining and I'll be back with my brutally honest reviews for them!
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby Grimlock64 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:31 am

So... was it good or bad? Did you like it or not?

This was more of a synopsis than a review, though interesting regardless.
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:32 am

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If Mulder and Scully were Headmasters, I bet they'd be a 2 robot gestalt... but who would be on the bottom hmmm...
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy - The Transformers

Postby Ravage XK » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:37 am

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Ok,so massive plot spoiler and no review then.
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