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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby sabrigami » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:01 am

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Okay, fair warning. The following is going to be a spoiler filled rant. Those who have not read this issue turn back now.


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I expected one thing going into this comic, and that was expecting to come out of it an emotional wreck. I expected to be sad to the point of crying. I did not expect to come out of this angry and defeated. Very angry and defeated.

Angry at what? One word. Sword. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT SWORD DOING THERE!? How did it even get there? Drift was near the med bay with Ratchet, how did one of his swords get down to the Time cell to conveniently screw things up? Unless there is another bot with swords I'm unaware of? I also don't remember that sword being in the door when CD finally got out. How did it get there? Rewind didn't have to die... he just didn't :cry:

Beyond my anger is just defeat. As soon as I saw rewind climb into the cell I knew it was over. the sword won, it was just all over. There was no stopping it. LSotW flashed into my mind as the scenes played out. When the Wreckers watched Impactor walk into the building with a gun, they all looked away and bowed their heads. they knew what was coming, so did I. I was utterly defeated by this ending. I couldn't stop it. I could barely read it. I just looked away and blinked back tears.

Dying in stupid pointless ways indeed.

PS. I may post less ranty things later once I stop feeling so miserable about this. Guess in the end it just goes to show how effective the art and writing was. Kudos to the creative team, you destroyed me :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Va'al » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:16 pm

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I was very confused about the sword myself, but I don't have my copy on me at the moment. Will get back to you once I do.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby KingJames » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:40 pm

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"Tell Whirl he can have my hands"
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"You like finger drills? I wanted needles but - oh I'm sorry. I meant to ask: any last words"
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My two favorite quotes a must read I really enjoyed it and I haven't picked up a book since ongoing.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Anonymous. » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Legless Drift, Armless Chromedome, RIP Magnus and a bunch of other members of the crew being out of it.... when the DJD or the 1984 bots show up... the LL is so screwed.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:03 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Legless Drift,


:shock:

Armless Chromedome,


:D

RIP Magnus


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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby KingJames » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:15 pm

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You see Overlord use the sword on Magnus and he's dragging it when Fort Max hauls him away. It's barely noticeable
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby sabrigami » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:25 pm

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KingJames wrote:You see Overlord use the sword on Magnus and he's dragging it when Fort Max hauls him away. It's barely noticeable


Good eye there. I was about ready to hate drift forever lol.

Well, now that I've calmed down a tad and the sword issue is sorted out, I have to say it was still very well done. I can only hope that rewind isn't really gone. No one in comics ever seems to die that way. Unless you see their spark snuff it there's always hope...I hope :-(

Yeah, I'll start to love it more once the emotional pain settles a bit. Wild ride, this issue.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Anonymous. » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:33 pm

^ Fangirl explode.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby sabrigami » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:54 pm

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Blurrz wrote:^ Fangirl explode.


Shush you :michaelbay: :P
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Va'al » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:55 pm

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Thanks King James for solving the sword issue! :D
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Stormrider » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:39 pm

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Overlord is so bad ass. One of my favorite characters.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby El Duque » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:10 pm

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The official Transformers facebook page has shared this week's Creator Commentary for Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 with series writer James Roberts. We've mirrored the commentary below for those without facebook access.

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PAGE 1: After being sealed inside the cell by Overlord, Chromedome quickly gets out, knowing of the chaos that’s about to ensue. Recently you’ve been testing the Chromedome/Rewind relationship. Has everything been leading to this?

JAMES ROBERTS: In several respects, yes. If I may resort to some old-school comics hype, issue #15 is a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches finale that will change everything! It marks conclusively the end of a certain era of MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE, and it does so with drama, action and death. Overlord leaves his mark.

Incidentally, the first 14 issues of MTMTE—and the annual—have set up three very significant overarching plots (well, technically four, but we’re keeping the last one below the radar for the time being), and one of them was the Overlord plot; and yes, issue #15 definitely wraps that one up.

Overlord’s had a presence in the series since way back in issue #1, when Prowl referred to him as “the cargo” in a secret conversation with two of his agents aboard the Lost Light, the Duobots Shock and Ore. The fact that Ore tried to plant a tracer on the Lost Light’s quantum engines (so that Prowl could keep tabs on the whereabouts of Overlord) led to the ship nearly blowing up, which in turn released a hidden sparkeater. It was while sealing off the sparkeater’s “den” that Red Alert first heard noises from Overlord’s secret cell. He told Rung about the noises in issue #5, then drilled a hole through the roof of the cell in issue #6 (in a story which was all about Overlord thanks to Fortress Maximus and his post-traumatic stress). Red Alert shared his secret with a comatose Rung in issue #7, only for all evidence of the conversation to be stolen by Drift (as it turned out) in the same issue. In issue #13, Rung shared his concerns with Rodimus, and in issue #14 we learned about Overlord’s origins. So yeah, we’ve threaded the idea of Overlord being on board throughout much of the series so far. In that respect, everything comes to a very definite climax in issue #15.

As for Chromedome and Rewind, or more specifically Chromedome, I consciously made issues #12 to #15 a sort of Chromedome arc (there are a lot of “Chromedome”s in that sentence). Nearly every character in MTMTE has had an issue or two devoted to them.

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PAGES 2 and 3: The entire Lost Light crew engages Overlord. Utter chaos and carnage ensues. How do you get to grips with a seemingly unstoppable character like Overlord? Was any of this an afterthought from LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS?

JAMES ROBERTS: Overlord is one of the most powerful Decepticons, yes, but key to his character is that he’s not a mindless thug or someone with a ten-million-year plan or someone who wants to usurp Megatron. He wants to BEAT Megatron, yes, but he harbors no dreams of ruling the Decepticons. He’s his own ’bot and has been every since going AWOL after Megatron tried to use him as a portable apocalypse. Given that he’s not on the Decepticons’ payroll, so to speak, he’s not going to fight Autobots just because they’re Autobots. In this case, he’s attacking the crew of the Lost Light because (as far as he’s concerned) they’ve tried to contain him. And don’t get me wrong: he’s not above some rage-fuelled revenge. And sometimes—often— he likes destroying people for the fun of it.

Was any of this an afterthought from WRECKERS? Well, the story ended with Overlord alive and captured, and between WRECKERS and MTMTE nothing had been seen of heard of him, and I thought the crew of the Lost Light needed a big name villain to fight, even if everything’s post-war now. I had for some time—since before MTMTE—wondered why “Phase Sixers” like Overlord and Six Shot were so much more powerful than everyone else, so as much as anything else the Overlord arc in MTMTE was my attempt at explaining that. We’ll be returning to the subject—and answering some more questions—in upcoming issues.

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PAGE 4: Whirl blows things up (he does that a lot) and Pipes wants to send a message to Cybertron. Was Pipes a character you’d always wanted to explore more and give depth too, since all we really had was the Sunbow cartoon and the original comics series?

JAMES ROBERTS: It’s always fun to give Whirl some page-time, yeah, and I got a chance to make a joke about depth perception, but I wanted to use this scene to remind people that the Lost Light is still unable to make contact with Cybertron. Blaster thought he’d cracked it in issue #13’s main story, but the prose story in the same issue established that he’d failed. Pipes’ conversation with him in the latest issues reinforces that for those who skipped the prose story (shame on you).

As for Pipes… he was another one of those G1 also-rans that was overlooked both as a toy and a character. I think he was in a Season 3 episode of the original TV show, and he cropped up in only one UK story, so yes, not much had been done with him. I find it hard to resist characters like that.

But you know what? He made it into MTMTE only because I knew that in issue #6 I needed Fortress Maximus to shoot a load of Autobots who, because of their color schemes, reminded him of Overlord, and he fitted the bill. Then I decided he’d be a good foil to Ratchet and Drift in the Delphi two-parter (issues #4 and #5). After that, his positive outlook on life and general eagerness made him a good fit with other diminutive ‘bots like Rewind, Tailgate and Swerve.

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PAGE 5: Pipes accidently runs into Overlord and gets stamped, and stamped and stamped! Poor Pipes. Having brought the character into the series, why’d he have to be the one who gets squished like this? He’s been through a few traumatic events during his life aboard the Lost Light.

JAMES ROBERTS: He dies to show that this is serious. And ironically, the fact that he’d already survived so many near-death experiences pretty much sealed his fate. And you know what? He’s not the only one who doesn’t last the issue…
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby sabrigami » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:34 am

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Awesome stuff. always nice to get an insode look on his creative process. Been a while since we had one of these for MTMtE. Although, Roberts still has yet to "spill the beans" on who's destiny or whatever changed.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Ebonyleopard » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:06 pm

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Oh the feels in this issue. I gave my poor G1 Pipes a transform in memory. Boy, they sure didn't hold back in the carnage in this issue. I'm hoping who I think may be dead isn't going to be though.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Postby Ebonyleopard » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:09 pm

Motto: ""Never underestimate the stupid.""
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The Collecter wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Swerve pushed the button. Epic fourth-wall breaking foreshadowing? I think so.


Sorry to disapoint, but the fourth wall breaking already happened when Swerve said, "I did it off-panel" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Swerve has become the Transformers equivalent to Deadpool.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Va'al » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:20 am

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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby sabrigami » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:23 am

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^ This so much. That is exactly how I felt lol. ty for posting Va'al :x
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby NemesisMonkeySupreme » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:35 am

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Blaster thought he’d cracked it in issue #13’s main story, but the prose story in the same issue established that he’d failed. Pipes’ conversation with him in the latest issues reinforces that for those who skipped the prose story (shame on you).


Um, am I missing something? Apparently so because my digital #13 has no prose story (presumably at the end). :???:
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby sabrigami » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:46 am

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NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:
Um, am I missing something? Apparently so because my digital #13 has no prose story (presumably at the end). :???:


Did you buy it from comixology? when it was initially released they forgot to include the prose story. I think by the next day they fixed it though because when I went to read it again it was there. It was updated automatically. If you didn't go through them I suggest contacting the customer support. It's a neat story.
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby NemesisMonkeySupreme » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:02 am

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^^^ OK, Thanks!
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Postby Va'al » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:09 am

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Ebonyleopard wrote:
The Collecter wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Swerve pushed the button. Epic fourth-wall breaking foreshadowing? I think so.


Sorry to disapoint, but the fourth wall breaking already happened when Swerve said, "I did it off-panel" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Swerve has become the Transformers equivalent to Deadpool.


Roberts has said that this will be the only issue in which Swerve's metahumour will feature, though. I'm kind of glad about that, to be honest.

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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Anonymous. » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:01 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhh RID #15 :BOOM:
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby sabrigami » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:03 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Ahhhhhhhhhhh RID #15 :BOOM:


Is that a good fanboy explode or a bad fanboy explode? since it's RID I'm inclined to side with the latter :???:
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview & Review

Postby Anonymous. » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:06 pm

Hahaha, RID is getting much better, have you caught up with all the issues?
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Blurrz wrote:Hahaha, RID is getting much better, have you caught up with all the issues?


Yeah. Dropping it though. Bought the last 2 issues because I thought they would have a bit of Prowl goodness. All the characters seem to be playing with the "stupid ball" imo. things just don't seem to have any idea of where they are going.
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