Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Discuss anything about the Transformers cartoons and comics! You can discuss anything from G1 to Cybertron as well as the comics from Marvel, Dreamwave, IDW and more!

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Autobot tap out » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:37 pm

Motto: "The war is not won by who is toughest it is about courage and how smart one is"
Weapon: Ionic Blaster
if they made that into a poster I WOULD DEFINITELY BUY IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS EPIC :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :michaelbay: :BOT: :BOT:
Maximal combiners monstructor a and monstructor b merge and help defeat the evil Autobots ! - quote done by Autobot commander and also USA commander in chief TAP OUT who yields from the Unicron trilogy
User avatar
Autobot tap out
Fuzor
Posts: 254
Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 9:00 am
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: 8
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: ???
Skill: 10+

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Autobot tap out » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:10 pm

Motto: "The war is not won by who is toughest it is about courage and how smart one is"
Weapon: Ionic Blaster
i was looking at the poster wrong i thought the dead guy was Optimus Until i noticed it had Scorponok's arms and feet and the guy kneeling was Magnus. my bad
Maximal combiners monstructor a and monstructor b merge and help defeat the evil Autobots ! - quote done by Autobot commander and also USA commander in chief TAP OUT who yields from the Unicron trilogy
User avatar
Autobot tap out
Fuzor
Posts: 254
Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 9:00 am
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: 8
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: ???
Skill: 10+

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Neurie » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Id say this is my all time favourite covers
Scorp.jpg
Scorp.jpg (43.1 KiB) Viewed 10033 times
User avatar
Neurie
Headmaster Jr
Posts: 539
News Credits: 2
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 10:55 am
Location: London, UK

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby jgilkinson » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:07 pm

Autobot tap out wrote:if they made that into a poster I WOULD DEFINITELY BUY IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS EPIC :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :michaelbay: :BOT: :BOT:


Completely agree... that would look great hanging up
User avatar
jgilkinson
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 954
News Credits: 1
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:10 pm

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby morphobots » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:22 pm

cor2879 wrote:
dragons wrote:I have always waonder about this g1 comics scorpnock same size as grimlock, optimus and all other bots does hetransform into small city/ battlestation?


Prettymuch. In the main series I don't think we ever saw him in city mode... and I never picked up Headmasters so I'm not sure if he did in that series or not. Fort Max I believe did transform to battlestation mode a couple times. Now he was larger than most 'bots but still not titanic like in the cartoon (or even the toy proportions).


Scorponok transformed only into scorpion mode in the Headmasters series, as well. The comics treatment portrayed him and Max as not having three modes, the omitted ones being the cities. I think this was because the scorpion and battle station modes implied mobility, hence action potential instead of just sitting in place. I don't know for sure, but I've always believed they were never given their full sizes because all the Nebulans were the same size, so how do you attempt to explain a normal man becoming the head of a city-sized robot? (Cerebros wasn't in HM, he was added later) And, yes, I believe Max was shown in battle station mode only twice in the comics, doing . . . basically nothing each time.
User avatar
morphobots
Vehicon
Posts: 326
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:47 am

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:57 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Coming at us from IDW like a flying saucer fleeing from a gigantic spaceship, this week in Transformers comics brings the latest installment of Robots in Disguise, on its 32nd issue! Check out a full preview below, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32: Dawn of the Autobots
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON’s alliance tear down the peace—and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
OPTIMUS PRIME versus GALVATRON!
DEVASTATOR versus EVERYBODY!
Earth will never be the same!
Variant Cover by Casey Coller!


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Avatar image by sabrigami
User avatar
Va'al
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 7216
News Credits: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby cor2879 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:45 am

morphobots wrote:
cor2879 wrote:
dragons wrote:I have always waonder about this g1 comics scorpnock same size as grimlock, optimus and all other bots does hetransform into small city/ battlestation?


Prettymuch. In the main series I don't think we ever saw him in city mode... and I never picked up Headmasters so I'm not sure if he did in that series or not. Fort Max I believe did transform to battlestation mode a couple times. Now he was larger than most 'bots but still not titanic like in the cartoon (or even the toy proportions).


Scorponok transformed only into scorpion mode in the Headmasters series, as well. The comics treatment portrayed him and Max as not having three modes, the omitted ones being the cities. I think this was because the scorpion and battle station modes implied mobility, hence action potential instead of just sitting in place. I don't know for sure, but I've always believed they were never given their full sizes because all the Nebulans were the same size, so how do you attempt to explain a normal man becoming the head of a city-sized robot? (Cerebros wasn't in HM, he was added later) And, yes, I believe Max was shown in battle station mode only twice in the comics, doing . . . basically nothing each time.


I think the reason they didn't make them huge in the comic was so they could have interesting interactions with the other characters. A city-sized bot is cool in concept, but difficult to write character driven stories about. Bringing them down to 'normal' size gave writers the opportunity to explore them, make them Autobot/Decepticon leaders for a while, etc. I actually liked the fact that they weren't city sized in the comics.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits"

- Albert Einstein
cor2879
Minibot
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:24 pm

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby morphobots » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:45 am

cor2879 wrote:
morphobots wrote:
cor2879 wrote:
dragons wrote:I have always waonder about this g1 comics scorpnock same size as grimlock, optimus and all other bots does hetransform into small city/ battlestation?


Prettymuch. In the main series I don't think we ever saw him in city mode... and I never picked up Headmasters so I'm not sure if he did in that series or not. Fort Max I believe did transform to battlestation mode a couple times. Now he was larger than most 'bots but still not titanic like in the cartoon (or even the toy proportions).


Scorponok transformed only into scorpion mode in the Headmasters series, as well. The comics treatment portrayed him and Max as not having three modes, the omitted ones being the cities. I think this was because the scorpion and battle station modes implied mobility, hence action potential instead of just sitting in place. I don't know for sure, but I've always believed they were never given their full sizes because all the Nebulans were the same size, so how do you attempt to explain a normal man becoming the head of a city-sized robot? (Cerebros wasn't in HM, he was added later) And, yes, I believe Max was shown in battle station mode only twice in the comics, doing . . . basically nothing each time.


I think the reason they didn't make them huge in the comic was so they could have interesting interactions with the other characters. A city-sized bot is cool in concept, but difficult to write character driven stories about. Bringing them down to 'normal' size gave writers the opportunity to explore them, make them Autobot/Decepticon leaders for a while, etc. I actually liked the fact that they weren't city sized in the comics.


True. Not having them at their "actual" sizes allows for many more story opportunities and solves many headaches. The very first one being getting both of them into their respective ships for leaving Cybertron. We've seen today's writers adapt Metroplex and Trypticon into ships in their battle station modes, but I'm not sure writers in the 80's would have considered that.
User avatar
morphobots
Vehicon
Posts: 326
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:47 am

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Someone dies in this


just saying


i got an issue yesterday that was given to me by a friend.
mirageandjazz1197
Targetmaster
Posts: 670
News Credits: 14
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:12 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
And the whole staff gets issues a week before they come out. Nonetheless, please avoid spoilers of any kind out of respect for other users, be they true, false, exaggerated or well-meant. Thank you.
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Avatar image by sabrigami
User avatar
Va'al
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 7216
News Credits: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:26 pm

Va'al wrote:And the whole staff gets issues a week before they come out. Nonetheless, please avoid spoilers of any kind out of respect for other users, be they true, false, exaggerated or well-meant. Thank you.



Well i never said who.



But yes i understand and also that's cool you guys get the issues a week before anyone else.
mirageandjazz1197
Targetmaster
Posts: 670
News Credits: 14
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:31 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
IDW Publishing has a deal with news sites and podcasts, from Newsarama and CBR to Seibertron and Full Metal Hero via The Underbase and more. We get access to watermarked review copies and preview pages, with embargo dates as to when we can post them publicly (usually the day before release). Most of us also then buy the digital or print copy when they're available too, to support the titles, creators and line.

The copies are usually available on the Thursday, so just under a week. Gives reviewers time to process the material, prepare posts and format images. ;)

Speaking of which..
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Avatar image by sabrigami
User avatar
Va'al
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 7216
News Credits: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:48 pm

Va'al wrote:IDW Publishing has a deal with news sites and podcasts, from Newsarama and CBR to Seibertron and Full Metal Hero via The Underbase and more. We get access to watermarked review copies and preview pages, with embargo dates as to when we can post them publicly (usually the day before release). Most of us also then buy the digital or print copy when they're available too, to support the titles, creators and line.

The copies are usually available on the Thursday, so just under a week. Gives reviewers time to process the material, prepare posts and format images. ;)

Speaking of which..



How does someone become part of the sites staff anyways.


Not asking to be part of the staff as cool as that would be but i'm just curious on how sites like these pick their staff.
mirageandjazz1197
Targetmaster
Posts: 670
News Credits: 14
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 Review

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:49 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON’s alliance tear down the peace—and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back?

Image
A bit hard to miss, really


Story

The past of couple of issues of Robots in Disguise have slowly been building up to the Alpha Trion discovery and recovery, seeding lies and lines about Prowl's true intentions and feelings, Jazz and Arcee's discomfort in their new-and-old roles, Galvatron's connection to it all, the Witwickys, Soundwave, Optimus and the rest of the gang. Slowly.

Image
Ready..?


And then, suddenly, giant spaceships. Stories that were heading one fearfully predictable way go in a direction so different it's almost inwards. Characters more or less established by now are truly revealed for what and who they are. Changes come about so subtly and quickly and yet still make sense with everything teased so far, that reading 28-31 again is almost required to get more out of it all once again.

Image
Bananas!


John Barber does an excellent job at keeping all the threads close, weaving a pattern so intricate that three out of two of us on the comics staff have no idea as to where the story will go from here, but are loving the ride read. This is what RID promised in its initial issues, both seasons, and the heights it can accomplish with its twisted political and social narratives.

Image
And dogs called Buster


And on top of that, the entire issue is a series of well orchestrated, well paced, well placed action sequences, with Prowl and Jazz on one side, the Autobot team on another, and humans and Decepticons between and around the two. With exemplary stand-outs in Thundercracker, Buster and Marissa, as Barber does not forget the series' heart and humour, exactly when needed (the closing sequence is magnificently crafted).

Art

Andrew Griffith is the main artist, taking care of all the gigantic spaceships, stupidly amazing visual references, fights, perspective shifts, interactions and running plot, flashbacks included. The opening scene, the title page, just examples of what Griffith can do with a page, something hinted at in Dark Cybertron. And the amazingness is topped by Josh Perez' colour work on Griffith's pages, giving a grittiness and darker hue to a truly bleak situation - lighting it up by fire, laser and destruction.

Image
Hum. Shoom?


Brendan Cahill is confined (I use the term loosely) to four pages in total - but whoah are they some pages! Focusing on the interactions between Prowl and Jazz, and an amazing double page, reader shifting spread that delves deeper into the human connection to the story, both Cahill and Joana Lafuente's colours put the sci-fi back into the Transformers, reminding us of one of the many genres the comics line falls under. And how adorably evil Prowl looks while smirking.

Image
Smirk



To top everything off, Tom B. Long dazzles in his lettering work, with some wonderfully placed sound effects mirroring the chaos and confusion that must be ensuing during the attack on the human base, and a gorgeous ending sequence caption group. Then add to that the amazing Coller and Bove cover revealed yesterday, and the Coller and Lafuente variant hinting at where the story may be headed (see thumbnail).


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Barber was able to take all my fears as to where this series was heading, and spin them completely around into something unrecognisable and impossible to figure out, nearing its sister series MTMTE for twistedness. Griffith and Cahill's collaboration raises the bar even higher, with some mind-boggling art in terms of perspective and layouts, with the excellent Perez and Lafuente giving a decidedly significant boost, and Long's designer eye operating from the shadows.

Image
You did, RID


Robots in Disguise #32 has action, lots of it. It has mystery, it has scheming, it has humans and Cybertronians. Lots of them. It has a good story, excellent pacing, great dialogue, fantastic art, amazing colouring and letters, gorgeous covers and is reaching a level of comic book writing worthy of any other action series currently published in the industry. I cannot recommend this issue enough. Lots of it.

. :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Avatar image by sabrigami
User avatar
Va'al
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 7216
News Credits: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:13 pm

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
And again I have to wait a week before I can discuss it properly. Unless I read spoilers argh temptation!
User avatar
ZeroWolf
Headmaster
Posts: 1191
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 am
Location: North East UK

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:22 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Get it tomorrooooowww.... Spoilerrrsssss....

THIS IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Avatar image by sabrigami
User avatar
Va'al
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 7216
News Credits: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:38 pm

Va'al wrote:Get it tomorrooooowww.... Spoilerrrsssss....

THIS IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS



Agreed i believe this is the best issue of RID.
mirageandjazz1197
Targetmaster
Posts: 670
News Credits: 14
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:43 pm

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
Va'al wrote:Get it tomorrooooowww.... Spoilerrrsssss....

THIS IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS

You're not helping! :P can't get it tomorrow due to money hence why I get them all the same time. BUT I HAVE TO KNOW PROWL'S PLAN!
User avatar
ZeroWolf
Headmaster
Posts: 1191
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 am
Location: North East UK

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:49 pm

ZeroWolf wrote:
Va'al wrote:Get it tomorrooooowww.... Spoilerrrsssss....

THIS IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS

You're not helping! :P can't get it tomorrow due to money hence why I get them all the same time. BUT I HAVE TO KNOW PROWL'S PLAN!


If you really want to know a guy on TFW2005 made a thread about it its in the comics discussion.
mirageandjazz1197
Targetmaster
Posts: 670
News Credits: 14
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:53 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
The real aim of the game is to set up the MLP takeover event.

COMPONY WARS
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Avatar image by sabrigami
User avatar
Va'al
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 7216
News Credits: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:56 pm

Va'al wrote:The real aim of the game is to set up the MLP takeover event.

COMPONY WARS




I would pay my life investments and my soul to see that.
mirageandjazz1197
Targetmaster
Posts: 670
News Credits: 14
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:00 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Avatar image by sabrigami
User avatar
Va'al
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 7216
News Credits: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: UK, Italy
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:04 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
There are no words to describe that...Even Poe and Lovecraft would choke...Is that my little apocalypse ponies? (YouTube it)
User avatar
ZeroWolf
Headmaster
Posts: 1191
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 am
Location: North East UK

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby ScottyP » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:11 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
Enjoyed this one thoroughly and look forward to grabbing my print copy. They're going somewhere pretty interesting with this, and I can't wait to find out what. In the mean time, there's enough going on while the plot builds. That was one of my bigger complaints with the earlier arcs of RiD - they seemed to build and build without much truly happening along the way and gave very little payoff to character's development. I can't say that holds true for the book anymore, and that's awesome.

I didn't want more adventures of Optimus and I didn't want another generic Earth story. I was very sad at the beginning of the year to hear those were coming. I was wrong, because this book is neither of those things right now.
Listen to me ramble about robots on the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast.
Every once in a blue moon I write stuff about things on my blog.
I have a lot of Transformers, check them out on my shmax.com page.
Looking for Micromaster Spinner, rare Minicons and Star Saber's Rifle. PM me if you have these for sale!
User avatar
ScottyP
Godmaster
Posts: 1610
News Credits: 52
Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 3:42 pm
Location: Raleigh, NC
Buy from ScottyP on eBay

Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Postby 1984forever » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:03 pm

Motto: "Bye Ramjet, Bye Smokescreen, Bye Tracks! You are from '85 so I can't own you anymore."
Weapon: Cluster Bombs
Looks like IDW regretted their Decepticon kill streak and decided to bring back some old favorites! The end reminds me of a scene out of Marvel Transformers #12.

I notice Jazz went from a 4 door Porsche to a possible Wildrider repaint. Hopefully we'll get him without the "stealth paint".
1984forever
Minibot
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:04 am
Location: Brooklyn NY

PreviousNext

Return to Transformers Cartoons and Comics Forum

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #106 - McCarthyism
Twincast / Podcast #106:
"McCarthyism"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Thursday, December 4th, 2014