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Need help getting started. Thanks in advance.

Postby skywarp55 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:55 pm

Hey guys. I have really been wanting to start reading the comics and I have been wanting to post this for a couple of weeks but I have been busy with school recently.

Where do I start? :BANG_HEAD: I know there are different series but I want to start a series that is still going or connected to a newer series. I just need a place to start. I am a big fan of G1 so keep that in mind. I hear a lot of talk about the comics and I would like to have someone explain them all and maybe give me a link to buy or read. An outline and explanation for them all would be nice but I'll take any help I can get. Thanks guys, SW55

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Re: Need help getting started. Thanks in advance.

Postby Epiclepsy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:14 am

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There are three on-going series right now. One is "Transformers: More than Meets the Eye", second is "Transformers: Robots in Disguise", and third is "Transformers: Regeneration-One". There is also the Transformers Prime series, but personally as an avid Transformers Comic Book Collector, I don't consider it as one of IDW's main story line.

Anyway, More than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise are linked with each other, so I highly, HIGHLY suggest that if you read one, to be sure to read the other, because they take place in the same time-line; However, Robots in Disguise follows Bumblebee, Prowl, Arcee, and a bunch of others on Cybertron, trying to rebuild it. More than Meets the Eye follows Rodimus, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and more, on an exploration trip on a quest to find the Knights of Cybertron. Out of the two series, I'm having a lot more fun reading Robots in Disguise right now, but that doesn't mean More than Meets the Eye is bad, because it's not. It's just currently at a down/slow part of the story, where-as Robots in Disguise is still a lot of action and espionage.

Now, with Regeneration-One, it resumes after the original Transformers comics (The one by Marvel in the 80's). I believe it's 20 - 25 years after the last Marvel Transformers comic, so the FIRST IDW issue of that comic is technically issue #80.5, which is the Free Comic Book Day comic. Then the first "true" issue is #81. This is a limited series, because they plan on only doing it up to issue #100. That's the issue they plan on ending Regeneration-One.

I know a FEW people are not satisfied with Regeneration-One, because they feel that they changed and screwed up the original Marvel story; However, personally, for me as a Comic Book collector and enthusiast, as well as being a Transformers fanboy, I'm satisfied with it so far and most other readers are, as well.

I hope this helped you.


On a side-note, I forgot you asked for a website where to purchase these comics. Personally, I go through Midtown Comics for all my current comic book needs (I also collect almost ANYTHING Gotham City related, I.E. Batman, Birds of Prey, Catwoman, etc.).

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Re: Need help getting started. Thanks in advance.

Postby skywarp55 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:42 pm

thanks! that really helped! great advice I will try to pick up some comics soon
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