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Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #9 - Shadowplay!

Postby Anonymous. » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:14 pm

LAUGHTER

SPOILER FREE
(CONTAINING SPOILERS FROM PREVIOUS MTMTE ISSUES, HOWEVER)


The Roberts/Roche/Milne ship rides out for another September voyage, with Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #9. By far, I feel that this was the funniest and most enjoyable issue for me out of the current era of IDW Transformers comics. Even if you take a quick glimpse at the preview, you can get the general jist of how the MTMTE creative team gets you interested and hooked into every page and word that's written.

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Robert's medium in Shadowplay (and much like previous issues), is the wonderful characterization and fleshing out of these 'B-List' Transformers. Shadowplay brings us back to the past and shows us how these comrades on the 'Lost Light' are more intertwined than we previously thought they were.


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Part One shows Chromedome's past, alongside the seemingly unpopular Prowl. Providing the suspense in this issue, it's fair to guess that this leads us to a better understanding of why Chromedome is the bot he is now.


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We continue to look back into the past, as we see how Drift, Ratchet, and Orion Pax have crossed paths before. Shadowplay starts off where Ongoing #23 (what I feel is the best Ongoing issue) left off, and gives us more material on as to how Orion Pax became Optimus Prime. The interaction between Drift and Ratchet, past and present, is also pleasent to see.


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Not forgetting about the other bots - Eject, Swerve, Skids and Whirl look to be fleshed out in the next issues of Shadowplay. Unfortunately it's not all roses, as one bot survives, another falls.


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Overall, Shadowplay is a blast. The fact that Roberts can manage to have three scenarios that are equally interesting (two of them aren't even in real-time) is a tribute to how special this comic is.

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Re: Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #9 - Shadowplay!

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:30 pm

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I agree, I loved every single speechbubble and detail of this issue.

Even though nothing happens in real time (well, not really true), the storytelling device is perfectly crafted, including all the various interruptions.
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Re: Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #9 - Shadowplay!

Postby craggy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:30 pm

This comic is amazing. Just about everything I'd want from fictional entertainment: it's exciting, interesting, funny, fun, action-packed, smart, dumb, silly and cool.
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Re: Seibertron.com Reviews IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #9 - Shadowplay!

Postby Tigertrack » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:53 pm

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It's a good 'un. I like Prowl in this issue as Chromedome's foil, or fool, not sure.
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Postby Stormrider » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:58 pm

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Blurrz, I always enjoy reading your commentaries with the added pictures. I haven't picked up this issue yet but have read all the commentaries. I like everything I have read and seen in the commentaries and hope they will hardcover this so I can snatch it up quickly.
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