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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:33 am

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Friday can't come quick enough for me, as tempting as it is to wait till next week when RID is out, I want to see this arc to its conclusion :D
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:01 am

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Spazma wrote:"And so we've had explosions, more explosions, scheming, Predacons"

You mean Terrorcons?

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Both! I forgot to drop that in, but Waspinator is a Predacon. :D
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Tigertrack » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:20 am

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Nice review Va'al. Your breakdowns are always well done. I read the preview issue we got and came away somewhat dissatisfied with how the whole thing finished. But I am looking forward to more from this point... Like the next RID that they tease at the end.

I like the art but don't love it. Sometimes I felt a little lost as to who is who, or what is happening, but overall it is energetic and telling as you described.

A good series. An interesting new character. Looking forward to more.
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Postby SW's SilverHammer » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:22 pm

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Well all the comic shops in the city of portland sold out of issue 4 by 2 P.M today, wasn't able to get one :/
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:01 pm

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You know, I felt the issue kinda...fell flat. I was actually shocked by the reveal, which is a definite plus, how Windblade dealt with it was...nothing? I mean, Chromia basically betrayed Windblade and everything she stands for, and then Windblade just like shrugs it off and plays it like she is a parent telling a child not to tell a lie again.

However, I find that this is also one of my favorite TF stories to date. A nice miniseries that packs punch, doesn't drag on, and is stunning to look at.
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:01 pm

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You know, I felt the issue kinda...fell flat. I was actually shocked by the reveal, which is a definite plus, how Windblade dealt with it was...nothing? I mean, Chromia basically betrayed Windblade and everything she stands for, and then Windblade just like shrugs it off and plays it like she is a parent telling a child not to tell a lie again.

However, I find that this is also one of my favorite TF stories to date. A nice miniseries that packs punch, doesn't drag on, and is stunning to look at.
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:55 pm

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Well finally read the issue, the big reveal didn't have much impact I thought, and I imagined better motive. I do like the Starscream and Windblade relationship reversal at the end there. All in all I liked this miniseries, from the beautiful art to the characters themselves. I also loved the call out to beast wars ;) Here's hoping to see Air Hammer get her chance to shine at IDW.
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Postby Nemesis Maximo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:43 pm

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Okay, so, I've been reading the series again in order to see it hollistically. If anyone else has done so, does it seem as though Starscream knew who the culprit was the whole time?
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Va'al » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:38 am

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Nemesis Maximo wrote:Okay, so, I've been reading the series again in order to see it hollistically. If anyone else has done so, does it seem as though Starscream knew who the culprit was the whole time?


I don't think he knew at all, but it's rather down to him being a very adaptable opportunist: he clearly thought it was Rattrap, even just for the throwaway line about it. Issue #3 shows his honest surprise, though whether it is at it not being Windblade trying to blow herself up or at something else, I do not know.

We've seen it with the Metrotitan, with the NAILS, in pretty much every iteration of the character- he's quick, he learns, he knows how to spin things his way, with varying degrees of success. And he probably sees how others can be like him, and only takes it as natural if that actually happens. :-?
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Tal El » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:23 am

Nemesis Maximo wrote:You know, I felt the issue kinda...fell flat. I was actually shocked by the reveal, which is a definite plus, how Windblade dealt with it was...nothing? I mean, Chromia basically betrayed Windblade and everything she stands for, and then Windblade just like shrugs it off and plays it like she is a parent telling a child not to tell a lie again.

However, I find that this is also one of my favorite TF stories to date. A nice miniseries that packs punch, doesn't drag on, and is stunning to look at.



I think Windblade valued Chromia's friendship above all else and understood why her friend did it: to save their own home. But as a Speaker she had to make the decision to stand above her own desires and help all Cybertronians. Though that seems counterintuitive, I believe Windblade made the decision to spare Chromia because in her heart she felt her friend was doing what she did for the right reasons and it'll better for her if they both stand together in their brave new world.
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:35 pm

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Va'al wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Okay, so, I've been reading the series again in order to see it hollistically. If anyone else has done so, does it seem as though Starscream knew who the culprit was the whole time?


I don't think he knew at all, but it's rather down to him being a very adaptable opportunist: he clearly thought it was Rattrap, even just for the throwaway line about it. Issue #3 shows his honest surprise, though whether it is at it not being Windblade trying to blow herself up or at something else, I do not know.

We've seen it with the Metrotitan, with the NAILS, in pretty much every iteration of the character- he's quick, he learns, he knows how to spin things his way, with varying degrees of success. And he probably sees how others can be like him, and only takes it as natural if that actually happens. :-?

That's true, I now remember his line about how Ratrap should show more initiative. But to your point about his opportunism, I love how he has evolved from somewhat of a lunatic in most early fiction into what he is now. He may still want to take power whenever he can, but he does it in more intelligent ways than just (star)screaming "Decepticons! Let's betray Megatron and then get our asses kicked!"
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Va'al » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:55 pm

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Exactly! This series, even more than RID, has shown how effective Starscream actually is (even with Windblade at the end playing the game). And I am *very* curious to see what happens with Wheeljack's return in #34.

Tal El wrote:I think Windblade valued Chromia's friendship above all else and understood why her friend did it: to save their own home. But as a Speaker she had to make the decision to stand above her own desires and help all Cybertronians. Though that seems counterintuitive, I believe Windblade made the decision to spare Chromia because in her heart she felt her friend was doing what she did for the right reasons and it'll better for her if they both stand together in their brave new world.


I'm still expecting some sort of dealing with Chromia in the next installment of the story, either in RID or the next Windblade mini-series. In some way, at least! The issue left it a bit too hanging.
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:48 am

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With Chromia, I'm not expecting too much in the way of resolution, it looked like she herself had a lot to think about. As such I think she'll be even more loyal the next time we see her. I'm more wondering about the colonies and their role in the future (like say elegant chaos and combiner wars).

Now as for screamer, this is the best version of him I think, it's been a while that we seen him like this. I only hope that he doesn't end up throwing all this development away in the near future by joining back up with the cons.
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby Va'al » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:18 am

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Well, Rhinox has been shown on one of the covers, and we have a toy for him.

I know Sarah is really happy to be working on TFP Knockout's design, which makes me think we'll see him too.
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Re: Windblade IDW Comic Book Discussion: Interviews, Sneak Peaks, Previews and more

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:29 am

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Knock-Out will be a fun addition, even better if he got to interact with the boyz from the lost light :lol:

With Rhinox, now I understand how controversial a choice it would be, what about if they took his character from Beast Machines (Tankor). Not everyone from the colonies is going to be good...unless thats how they add Gobots into the mix :P
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