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IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby El Duque » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:15 pm

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Courtesy of our friends at IDW Publishing we have a seven page preview of "The Death of Optimus Prime" one-shot due to hit shelves tomorrow. Written by John Barber and James Roberts with art by Nick Roche this issue celebrates the 125th issue in IDW's Transformers continuity. Enjoy the preview below.

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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Preview

Postby Supreme Convoy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:29 pm

Wow, that's a better cover than originally solicited!

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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby Chaoslock » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:09 pm

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So, the Dark Age of Costa is over, finished?

And apparently, Optimus stayed dead for 3 weeks now?
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby Heavy B » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:14 pm

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The R.I. cover is pretty metal. I might get that one.
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby Ultra Magnus » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:56 pm

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Yes.
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby dinogeist » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:19 pm

I read the 7 page preview it looks interesting. I can't judge the issue until I read the entire issue. I plan to buy it this wednesday & then read it.
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby Blurrz » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:57 pm

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I gotta bite the bullet and read through the painful art in the past 3 of 6 issues, and finally catch up to the current issue.
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby sabrigami » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:23 pm

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OMG I want to read this so bad. I am really looking forward to a new year of comics. Too bad it's such a pain to track down the paper issues. Does anyone know of any good stores to buy digital copies from? I know Comixology (or whatever it's called) has them but I'm not to keen on only being able to read them online... Preferably I would like to just read them from my desktop (since I lack any devices that can support this stuff :-( )
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:24 am

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Orion Pax.........Optronix..........Orion Pax #-o

this is giving me a headache! Can't they just settle to one unified origin story?
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby Seibertron » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:06 am

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fenrir72 wrote:Orion Pax.........Optronix..........Orion Pax #-o

this is giving me a headache! Can't they just settle to one unified origin story?


I think Dreamwave's G1 continuity and perhaps the Shattered Glass storyline (if I recall correctly) are the only two instances where Optronix has been used. I'm assuming SG used it simply because that was the current precedent at that time. In all other continuities where a pre-Optimus Prime has been revealed, it has been Orion Pax.
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:36 am

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Yup but in this continuity, he's a cop. I mean, laborer/dockworker makes a far better background for an up and coming freedom fighter.

And in the 25th POS Ryan reviewed( the horrid pinkimus Prime)the box bio addressed him as Optronix..... :???:

Dockworker to Archivist can be slightly retconned but cop to .......IDW should at least get their continuity straight (not that DW was any better I'd grant that, though they at least addressed it earlier and not allowed the inconsistency to fester)
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Re: IDW's "The Death of Optimus Prime" Seven Page Preview

Postby DoctorZero986 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:54 pm

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I'm going try to get this issue as soon as I can.
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