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Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1

Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:09 pm

Comic Review Website Fractal Matter have released two advanced reviews of upcoming IDW Transformers comics.

Their first review is of Transformers Devastation #1, whilst their second review is of Beast Wars: The Ascending #1.

Both reviews contain major spoilers, so do not click the links unless you are certain you want to know what is going to happen in these issues.

Both comics will be released this month, with Devastation #1 out on the 19th of September, and Beast Wars: The Ascending #1 due the following week on the 26th of September.
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Postby Moonbase2 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:20 pm

Dang it, I'm torn! I usually end up spoiling surprises for myself, then freaking out if something happens to a character I like....I don't know if I want to read the reviews....
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:41 pm

I like that they start with "contains spoilers" so I know not to read this!
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Postby Scaleface » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:05 am

Both links are to Devastation. Ascending is here: http://fractalmatter.com/main/?p=702
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Postby Counterpunch » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:14 am

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Wow, an actually insightful review. Nice.
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Postby Archanubis » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:32 am

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I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.
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Postby Stormwolf » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:21 am

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I'm really looking forward to Devastation :)
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Postby clrobe » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:56 am

Thunderscream wrote:I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.

That's a good question. I don't think anything has been definitively stated whether or not they would ignore it or not. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Postby Stormwolf » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:08 pm

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clrobe wrote:
Thunderscream wrote:I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.

That's a good question. I don't think anything has been definitively stated whether or not they would ignore it or not. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.


Didn't Furman plan a alternate timeline?
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Postby Archanubis » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:50 pm

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Stormwolf wrote:
clrobe wrote:
Thunderscream wrote:I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.

That's a good question. I don't think anything has been definitively stated whether or not they would ignore it or not. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.


Didn't Furman plan a alternate timeline?

I know that was the case with the G1 series, but I'm not sure sure about the Beast Wars series. Then again, I'm well known for my oblivious nature. ;)
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Postby Leonardo » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:14 pm

I hope Furman doesn't ignore Beast Machines.
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Postby Night Striker » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:43 pm

So far it seems to be going that way considering the warring on Cybertron which wasn't happening in the actual Beast Wars show. If it does tie in then the fighting explains how easy Megatron took over, if not then it's a new story line that will have to be developed.
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Postby Great Atlas » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:58 pm

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seems like ascending might be a remake of point omega
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Postby zemper » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:45 pm

no, i think at some point furman must have considered BM.

if guys have read The Gathering, these events take place exactly at the season 3 storyline - though due to transwarp shunting a few nanoklicks from the current time zone, they cannot be seen by the regular BW characters.

i don't know how furman is going to pull this one off, but let's hope he does make it a continuity plug from the end of BW to the start of BM. maybe further issues will reveal how the Maximal Elders and the Tripred Council fell against megs.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:16 pm

zemper wrote:i don't know how furman is going to pull this one off, but let's hope he does make it a continuity plug from the end of BW to the start of BM. maybe further issues will reveal how the Maximal Elders and the Tripred Council fell against megs.


There are so many possibilities for him to go onto Beast Machines stories. I hope it does not happen anytime soon, we need more Beast Wars stories to come out before Beast Machines is even thought of.

Especially considering that the Beasts still on Earth could stay on there throughout the Beast machines saga, them returning to a Tech-organic Cybertron could open up even more story possibilities.
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Postby zemper » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:45 pm

i_amtrunks wrote:Especially considering that the Beasts still on Earth could stay on there throughout the Beast machines saga, them returning to a Tech-organic Cybertron could open up even more story possibilities.


yeah, that a good idea there! never thought of that one before. guess it takes a lot of continuity headaches for Furman if he ever goes deeper into the BW saga.

we need more BW stories, 'nuff said. personally, it was the comics that really made me appreciate the whole BW saga. after reading the Gathering and looking at Don's excellent art, i got seasons 1-3 and man, was i sucked deep.

heck, i even lost all interest in collecting the movie toys! (well, if i ever find a deluxe arcee, that's another story haha). i'm diverting all my resources into acquiring BW figs, esp. Lio Convoy. he's very interesting, another Prime who's different from the original Primal. plus, he's got a better transformation and a cool robot mode overall.

guess you should email this idea to IDW, trunks..it's just too good to pass up. kudos dude. 8)
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