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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Darth Jumpy » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:47 pm

Sabrblade wrote:Paperback?! Why didn't they do this with the Phase 1 volumes? That could have said me some money.


I may be misunderstanding something here, but isn't that what this article is about? The Phase 1 collections are now coming out in paperback.

I still think I'll pick up the hardcover versions though. The few volumes I already own are quite nice.
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:17 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Paperback?! Why didn't they do this with the Phase 1 volumes? That could have said me some money.


I may be misunderstanding something here, but isn't that what this article is about? The Phase 1 collections are now coming out in paperback.

I still think I'll pick up the hardcover versions though. The few volumes I already own are quite nice.
I mean, for the paperbacks of the hardcovers that originally came out. Thuis one contains only Infiltration, Escalation, and Devastation. The original hardcover volumes utilized a "suggested reading order" that kept those three particuler mini-series mostly separate and space out between Spotlights and other mini-series like Stormbringer.
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:00 pm

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I like the cover art, it's great just like the previous HCs. And I would like it along with the others as posters or something.
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Stormrider » Wed May 07, 2014 8:45 pm

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How are people feeling about getting this series. I love MTMTE reviews. Are the RiD comics good enough to buy this? Or am I better off buying the TBP editions of MTMTE?
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed May 07, 2014 9:09 pm

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Storm, IMHO, the early run of RID was better than the concurrent issues of MTMTE (the early run being anything before Starscream banishes the Autobots and Decepticons). So I think this would be worth your while, if you're into somewhat political thrillers.
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Stormrider » Wed May 07, 2014 9:39 pm

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Nemesis Maximo wrote:Storm, IMHO, the early run of RID was better than the concurrent issues of MTMTE (the early run being anything before Starscream banishes the Autobots and Decepticons). So I think this would be worth your while, if you're into somewhat political thrillers.


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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby craggy » Thu May 08, 2014 2:17 am

i've always liked MTMTE more, but the early RID was pretty good. I found myself enjoying it less as it went on though, so glad they've changed it up for the new seasons.
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Stormrider » Thu May 08, 2014 7:31 am

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craggy wrote:i've always liked MTMTE more, but the early RID was pretty good. I found myself enjoying it less as it went on though, so glad they've changed it up for the new seasons.


Are the later RID comics too slow and little action, or is the story line choppy, or something else?
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby Va'al » Thu May 08, 2014 7:38 am

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craggy wrote:i've always liked MTMTE more, but the early RID was pretty good. I found myself enjoying it less as it went on though, so glad they've changed it up for the new seasons.


Are the later RID comics too slow and little action, or is the story line choppy, or something else?


There's a lot of magic hand-waving and not really satisfying explanations for what happens. And Megatron is brought back in an unfortunately disappointing manner, too.
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby daningotham » Thu May 08, 2014 8:50 am

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Stormrider wrote:Has anyone noticed the preorder for this is $5 more than Vol 1 - 8?


It is about the same as The Star Date Collection Volume 2 for Star Trek that comes out in April.
Something similar happened with the 6th volume of the Transformers: Classics TPBs and the upcoming 7th Volume. Volumes 1-5 were $24.99, while volumes 6 and 7 are $29.99. despite their being no bigger than 1-5. I blame the economy.


I'm actually reading those Classics volumes right now. They are great. I'm half way through volume 5 and already have volume 6. Looking forward to volume 7 in June. Then I will read Regen One and the Gen 2 stuff. Then I'm thinking of reading the UK series.
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Re: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

Postby craggy » Thu May 08, 2014 2:39 pm

the UK g1 series is my favourite of the old stuff. Did a re-read of the UK Comics recently, and ended up just skipping most of the US originated stuff, because it was getting painful to force my way through it
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