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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby El Duque » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:23 am

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Our friends at IDW Publishing dropped by with next week's Transformers comics previews! First up Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20. Be sure to pick up or download your full copy next week.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #20
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Sean Chen (c)
NOWHERE TO RUN! The end is nigh for the surviving members of the Lost Light crew, as enemies old and new move in for the kill. But on the fringes of known space, an ancient visionary is about to eliminate the Cybertronian race with a wave of his hand.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The penultimate part of the shocking Remain in Light!
Not for the faint-hearted!
Variant cover by Nick Roche!


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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby The Variable » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:38 am

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And with a -BOMP- Roberts gives the fandom a new word to play with...
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Heckfire » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:09 am

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The Variable wrote:And with a -BOMP- Roberts gives the fandom a new word to play with...

And a new OTP.

I'm liking Getaway. He has style.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Dough-bot » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:24 am

really liking this arc now,
Its nice to see the threads from other story arc's coming together.

that and Really looking forward to Dark Cybertron BOMP!
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And with a -BOMP- Roberts gives the fandom a new word to play with...
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Jetstreamx » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:41 am

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Pretty cool as always, though I'm not sure I'm digging the whole bomp thing. The placement just annoys me.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby T-Macksimus » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:05 pm

Jetstreamx wrote:Pretty cool as always, though I'm not sure I'm digging the whole bomp thing. The placement just annoys me.



...which is exactly what it does to Skids so that makes this "Storytelling done right".
I get the feeling it won't last long though. Actually, I'm praying it doesn't but I can tolerate it for the time being.

Really loving how this storyline is going. These guys have done an AMAZING job wrapping all of this up to this point. What is going to be fine is seeing how the rest of this plays out and seeing how it slips into the Dark Cybertron arc since both book lines will be overlapping. This is just going to be wicked fun. :grin:
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Jetstreamx » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:52 am

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It's also annoying because it's -bomp- addictive.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Hypershock » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:12 pm

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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby 1984forever » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:03 pm

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I can't wait for this issue to come out on Wednesday. Every issue brings me closer to the day when the absolute WORST cast of Transformers EVER is written out of my life.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby 84nevermore » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:50 pm

OMG! I hate this comic! Too many words make my head ache! Why can't they go back to all the awesome PEW PEW shooting and easily digestable stories of the good ol' GEEWUN stuff! Roberts is a sharlatan, while Shane McCarthy EXACTLY knew how to keep things sweet and simple! Transformers doesn't need three dimensional and relatable characters, it needs monosyllabic mottos and avantgarde animation errors! CURSE YOU, ROBERTS!!!
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Hypershock » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:08 pm

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84forever wrote:I can't wait for this issue to come out on Wednesday. Every issue brings me closer to the day when the absolute WORST cast of Transformers EVER is written out of my life.

Oh hey! i was wondering if you would let us billy goats over the bridge :saint:
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:46 am

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(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis

NOWHERE TO RUN! The end is nigh for the surviving members of the Lost Light crew, as enemies old and new move in for the kill. But on the fringes of known space, an ancient visionary is about to eliminate the Cybertronian race with a wave of his hand.

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Said visionary-with-hand-waves


Story
We're almost there - this is the fourth part of the five-issue-long Remain in Light story arc. And more answers unfold as questions remain, with Dai Atlas, Whirl and "his friend" Cyclonus fighting on the field and Rodimus-not-Hot-Rod and the Lost Light crew facing Tyrest and his plan.

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Whirl, don't be shy


Last issue we were introduced to the character of Getaway, linked to Skids, and part of the latter's previous, forgotten life. This issue, Roberts uses the new Autobot to expand on Skids' actions, his gun and other secrets, as part of the so-called Diplomatic Corps.

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With a dig at the Wreckers, why not


But let's not forget about Ratchet and First Aid, apparently still dealing with Ambulon's halved body. I'm still unsure about Ratchet's characterisation in the title, especially of late - though his actions in here are surprisingly, well, surprising; in my books, First Aid has some better ideas, placing and even dialogue lines.

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And he speaks his mind


Getaway is cursed with the info-dump qualities -bomp- for Skids' story, but is likeable enough that readers can get over it. At the same -bomp- time, he also becomes a robot mcGuyver with a -bomp- trope looming over his head. Still, as I said, likeable.

Art

I will do my best not to gush out at the artwork in this one, but bear with me if I do. Milne works his usual amazingness on pencils, and inks some pages along with Brian Shearer to. Expressive mouthplates will always pleasantly surprise me. And there's a nice show of the whole cast from the entire universe at some point, really well executed.

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But no spoilers, so have some gore


And the colours. The colours. Josh Burcham does justice as ever to Milne and Shearer's work, but in addition to that, he's helped this time by ReGen One's crayon holder John-Paul Bove - can you spot the differences? He 'Burchamed the living daylights' out of those lines (sic).

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Bove? Burcham? Beautiful?


Tom B. Long is still absolutely amazing at lettering too
Special mention also to Nick Roche's B cover, with a truly terrifying close-up of Tyrest. Roberts really does like his psycho-villains, hm?

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Highly enjoyable issue, with some excellent resolutions to some questions and situations set up so far (even though they essentially all show up in the form of Bomp McGuyver), and a couple of more questions still unsolved. Tyrest is still a bit of a Bond-esque villain, and we've seen very little of Pharma this time round, but still a good read. And will Tailgate's fate be what we/I think it will?

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Tick tock


Artistically, it's a glorious piece of work, with some amazing colours from both Burcham and Bove, nice inking from Milne and Shearer, and the always amazing lettering by Long. Definitely pick this one up, and wait with all of us for the conclusion next month, before Dark Cybertron begins.

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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby 1984forever » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:32 am

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First off, MUCH better review than TFW2005! I don't believe that guy over there even has the comic to review.

Roberts has Tyrest in the wrong book. If he wants to kill knockoffs then he needs to go over to RID and take out that hideous upcoming Armada Starscream. Strangely, I find myself liking this Getaway character already, even though he is from a year when just about every TF on the checklist was either pure crap or confused about what alt-mode is supposed to match with their faction. Getaway stays true to his faction by being a car, and he has an original bio that Roberts is actually going to stick with! If Getaway is indicative of the second wave of characters that James is going to introduce, then I think the mountains of criticism he has received over his poor choice of characters has finally set him straight.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby 1984forever » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:45 am

Motto: "It's G1 or no one!"
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84nevermore wrote:OMG! I hate this comic! Too many words make my head ache! Why can't they go back to all the awesome PEW PEW shooting and easily digestable stories of the good ol' GEEWUN stuff! Roberts is a sharlatan, while Shane McCarthy EXACTLY knew how to keep things sweet and simple! Transformers doesn't need three dimensional and relatable characters, it needs monosyllabic mottos and avantgarde animation errors! CURSE YOU, ROBERTS!!!

Hey, they never used that word charlatan on the Sunbow cartoon! I'm calling you out as a fraud 84nevermore! G1 Sunbow words only!
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby sabrigami » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:32 am

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I'm going to do my best to get a copy of this tomorrow from my lcs. I hope it's not delayed :PRAY: From what I read from the preview, I like the fact the Ratchet is falling apart. Good on First Aid for calling a spade a spade too. If it wasn't for ratchet's ego Ambulon wouldn't be lying "half" dead on the floor (sorry. that was terrible) Another excellent review to get me pumped. So glad you were around to do the review Va'al. Not the same without you.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby 84nevermore » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:46 am

@84forever:

By Primu... uh, I mean, Primacron, you're right! I have sinned! Must repent!

Don't blame me for having such an unnecessarily bloated, ugly vocabulary! If I had the talents of Shane or the Sunbow guys, I'd be doing my TRUE and HONEST GEEWUN continuation catroon by now. Instead, my only option is to be like Roberts and try to disguise my chronic logorrhea as "writing." I know that hiding behind grand but ultiamtely empty words is not the Sunbow way, but hey, at least I've misspelt "charlatan!"
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby ARCTrooperAlpha » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:16 am

Hey'all, did James ever explained why Star Saber is such a religious nut ? I know about his TMUK depiction, but why make Star Saber a "bad guy" ?
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Hypershock » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:19 pm

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ARCTrooperAlpha wrote:Hey'all, did James ever explained why Star Saber is such a religious nut ? I know about his TMUK depiction, but why make Star Saber a "bad guy" ?

Not to my knowledge. I kinda wanted him to be an armored smaller guy like Ultra Magnus turned out to be, but i don't really mind it this way. A toy is needed, however.

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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Yweggo » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:35 pm

Picked this up today. I knew going into this Tyrest was a nutjob, but now its more like he's an insane brain-dead psychopath.


Also, Ratchet's serious bad-ass was just awesome. Pharma was pretty entertaining as well.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby 1984forever » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:58 am

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Best cliffhanger in a TF comic ever. I can not wait to see where this fool Tyrest ends up...

The weak point of this book was Soundwave showing so much emotion over Ravage. It has been well established that Soundwave views his minions as tools, and the only emotion he'll ever show is anger towards the individual that tries to break one of those tools.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #20 Preview

Postby Va'al » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:37 am

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Postby craggy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:17 pm

the latest Twincast's theory on the new Magnus blew my mind and made perfect sense. I hadn't even been thinking about who would replace him. If Star Saber turns out the same, I could see Drift ending up the new one, or maybe Cyclonus.
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