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Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
Date: Sunday, December 4th 2016 10:15am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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You Want a Revolution? I Want a Revelation
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
LAST STAND IN AUTOBOT CITY! It’s all come to this—TRANSFORMERS vs. ROM vs. MICRONAUTS vs. G.I. JOE vs. M.A.S.K. vs. the ultimate evil! The futures of Earth, Cybertron, and the Microverse will all be changed forever by the decisions made this day.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
..or fall together?


Story

Here we are, the final issue of the core storyline for IDW's Revolution. The end of this stretch of the road. The final chance to prove that this could lead somewhere, and do so well. By the timing of this review, you can probably guess how much it lived up to that, really. But let's proceed with order, and constructively, shall we?

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
Bless


First, a recap. Karza has allied himself with the Dire Wraiths to save his universe, then merged with them, and realised that he's about to destroy two universes for the price of one. Everyone else decides to stop him. Humans (G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K.) are still not happy that aliens are doing things on their territory. Miles Mayhem keeps being evil but maybe not but maybe yes.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
Soz bro


The good things, writing wise: there are some good interactions, especially when it comes to established group dynamics like between the Transformers or between the Joes, and the Micronauts still have a better edge. Windblade digging at Optimus is always a treat. There is some sort of organic fitting in of the different factions at play, and yes as a crossover it does create a common starting point for stories from here.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
I guess?


On the other hand, personally, ROM has brought nothing to this whole event (sure, it started because of him, but the character is nothing much at all compared to others), both MASK and GI Joe are used very oddly given their potential, and fans of the latter in particular may feel a little under-catered for. Where not having a fixed villain could've been good ground for interesting stories, it fell short of using the various 'antagonists'. But more below on the follow-up.

Art

From the visual side of things, I have defended Fico Ossio's work previously, as there are some good ways of depicting humans, and giving that more organic feel to some robotic designs - more appropriate for MASK and ROM than Transformers, I felt, and better executed overall - but in this issue in particular, a lot of flash covered the undermining problems of the 'too much together' elements of the series.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
Tyler, is that you?


And if that was true for the layouts and linework, the colours did not help make things clearer either. Mind you, I am not saying that Sebastian Cheng did not do a good job, but rather that the colours do not clarify what the art is trying to do, opting instead for a DC or Marvel-style visually punchy style with shaky substance beneath the technicolor smoke.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
Offered without comment


Similarly, and unfortunately, the lettering could only do so much: with this still being an event trying to draw in new readers, Tom B. Long was asked to fit in name tags and Budiansky pretty much the entire issue, making the most of the space available - not an enviable task, and not one that leads to a result that makes things any clearer either.

The covers, I have to say, are excellent: Tradd Moore and Felipe Sobreiro with the cartoon classic, Ken Christiansen with a part of his composite patchwork, Adam Riches and James Biggie with their signature toy and promo art respectively, Brandon Peterson's take on superenergised Karza, Art Baltazar suggesting the Aw Yeah! issue coming in the new year, Guido Guidi's excellent G2/I Joe mashup (thumbnailed) - and the oddly chosen John Byrne art, with Len O'Grady on colours.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Really, all in all? It was a bit of a mess. The suggested schedule was not helpful, nor accurate, to follow the event in a linear fashion - and the tie-ins were decidedly much better, to varying degrees, than the core story itself - and the events happening within the issues were either too stretched out to begin with, or too condensed towards the end as was the case for this last book, visually and script-wise. It was confusing, or negligible, and just ..sort of happened. And looked inconsistent while happening.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
And it only took us 5 issues to remember!


As we've said in previous reviews, it's really a shame: all the series going into this were written by people who actually believed in the books and their characters, from Ryall to Easton to Barber to Bunn, but somewhere along the line, the idea of making a comic book EVENT proves one of IDW's missing achievements, especially one acting as a shared universe catalyst as Revolution was meant to be.

That said, it does not detract from the stories that come out of this, with Revolutionaries sounding like Revolution done right (now that it's out of the way), Till All Are One and Micronauts working on a wider scale, MASK, ROM, and GI Joe continuing the Earth-based sides of the plot, and Optimus Prime sort of shoving people around to sneak in between everyone.

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Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)
Date: Sunday, December 4th 2016 8:23am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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The final tie-in book for the IDW Publishing multi-franchise crossover, definitely not decided by Hasbro, hits the shelves - digital and physical - next week, and we have the full preview to share with you all. Check it out below, and prepare yourselves for the comic, its review coming after the release, and the inevitable discussion in the Energon Pub!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye: Revolution #1
James Roberts & Nick Roche (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
A DATE WTH DESTINY! After years of doing very little, Krok, Crankcase, Fulcrum, Spinister, and Misfire think they can wriggle out of anything—but not even they can avoid a heavily-promoted multi-franchise crossover. It’s the Scavengers Versus Your Childhood in a story that exposes all other art for the sham it is.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
What will the universe’s worst DECEPTICONS make of the world’s greatest crossover?
One last dance with the your favorite DECEPTICONS before LOST LIGHT begins next month!
The entire creative team that launched MTMTE returns!
Variant cover by Ken Christansen, part of a 13-part connected cover! Connects with all 13 Revolution issues and one-shots!


Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW More Than Meets the Eye Revolution (One-Shot)

IDW Lost Light #1 3-page Sneak Peek

Transformers News: IDW Lost Light #1 3-page Sneak Peek
Date: Friday, December 2nd 2016 8:28am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Apple iTunes

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iTunes has dropped in and given us a 3-page preview for the upcoming IDW Lost Light #1! The preview stars 3 bots altogether, one of which is clearly bad and loves giant mechsuits while the other 2 might be explorers of sorts. Check out the 3 page preview below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Five years ago, Rodimus and a collection of traumatised, lovelorn and/or sarcastic Autobots set off on a quest to find Cyberutopia. So far, they've made a right hash of it. They've misplaced their map. They've lost their ship, the Lost Light, to a mutinous escapologist. Oh, and they're dead.

Transformers News: IDW Lost Light #1 3-page Sneak Peak

Transformers News: IDW Lost Light #1 3-page Sneak Peak

Transformers News: IDW Lost Light #1 3-page Sneak Peak

IDW Transformers: Lost Light Signing in Manchester, UK, with Roberts, Lawrence, Roche

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Signing in Manchester, UK, with Roberts, Lawrence, Roche
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2016 12:57pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Travelling Man

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UK Transformers fans rejoice! Along with the Orbital Comics event in London this month, as reported here, and as anticipated by IDW artist Jack Lawrence himself in our interview with him here, Travelling Man Manchester will be hosting a second signing, with the addition of troublemaker Nick Roche himself on 17th December, 2 to 6 pm, followed by a screening of the original 1986 animated movie at 7pm. Check out the poster below for more details!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Signing in Manchester, UK, with Roberts, Lawrence, Roche

Amazon.com Pre-Orders for IDW Transformers: Till All Are One, Revolutionaries, plus G.I. Joe

Transformers News: Amazon.com Pre-Orders for IDW Transformers: Till All Are One, Revolutionaries, plus G.I. Joe
Date: Thursday, December 1st 2016 5:15am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Store News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Amazon.com

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Via online retailer Amazon.com, we have three new listings for trade paperback collections due to be released in July 2017 from IDW Publishing - featuring the first books post the Revolution event, in the Till All Are One staple series, plus the new Revolutionaries ongoing and, tagged on for the purposes of the new Reconstruction universe, the first G.I. Joe issues too. All priced between $17.99 and $19.99 USD, you can check out more info below!

Transformers News: Amazon.com Pre-Orders for IDW Transformers: Till All Are One, Revolutionaries, plus G.I. Joe


THE REVOLUTION MAY BE OVER–but the future is just beginning! Ripped from the pages of the hottest crossover of the year, the REVOLUTION team of John Barber and Fico Ossio continue the action! KUP is a CYBERTRONIAN literally older than the universe; ACTION MAN is the ultimate special agent trying to live up to an impossible legacy; MAYDAY is a G.I. JOE leader trying to rescue her first command; and BLACKROCK is a CYBERTRONIAN that thinks he’s a human. It takes the mind-bending clash of ROM versus MAJOR BLUDD and the OKTOBER GUARD to bring this unlikely team together… and the secret they learn threatens to unravel the entire universe.

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (July 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631409212
ISBN-13: 978-1631409219


Transformers News: Amazon.com Pre-Orders for IDW Transformers: Till All Are One, Revolutionaries, plus G.I. Joe


REVOLUTION is over but the danger isn’t! A wave of undead TITANS threatens CYBERTRON! STARSCREAM will need more than secret police to stop the oncoming horde, but the Fearless Leader finds himself short on friends and firepower. Who can be called upon—and why aren’t they stepping up to the plate? Collects issues #5–9.

Series: Transformers
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (July 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631409247
ISBN-13: 978-1631409240


Transformers News: Amazon.com Pre-Orders for IDW Transformers: Till All Are One, Revolutionaries, plus G.I. Joe


G.I. JOE IS BACK! Thanks to the events of REVOLUTION, the G.I. Joe team led by Scarlett returns to the fray, and their mission has become a global one–leading the charge against invading TRANSFORMERS and other aliens. But when a US military defense base goes dark, Scarlett has reason to suspect that these enemy forces may have infiltrated G.I. Joe. It’s up to her, Roadblock, Rock ‘n Roll, Quick Kick, Wild Bill, and Shipwreck to move in and root out any traitors before the facility falls into the wrong hands! Collects G.I. JOE: Revolution and #1–4 of the new series.

Series: G.I. Joe
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (July 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631409131
ISBN-13: 978-1631409134

Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2
Date: Wednesday, November 30th 2016 8:15am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Kurona

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Fellow Seibertronians, at long last we have the final chapter of the Unite Warriors online comic fully translated to English; allowing us to finally see the many revelations it contains - including, but certainly to limited to; UW Grand Scourge being declared as a separate entity to RiD Scourge/CR Black Convoy; a VERY impressive attempt to reconcile the confusing continuity of Galvatron II; and some final closure on UW Roller's identity. Check out the comic below and tell us what you think in the forums!

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Transformers News: Unite Warriors final Comic Chapter Translation - Ruination chapter Part 2

Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)
Date: Tuesday, November 29th 2016 4:40am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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The final issue of IDW Publishing's crossover event, creating a shared Hasbro universe, hits retailers (online and physical) this week, and we have a full preview to share on our front page! Check out the beginning of the end of a new beginning for Transformers, MASK, ROM, GI Joe, Micronauts and Earth/Microspace/The Universe below, and head back for a review later this week.

Revolution #5 (of 5)
Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c)
LAST STAND IN AUTOBOT CITY! It’s all come to this—TRANSFORMERS vs. ROM vs. MICRONAUTS vs. G.I. JOE vs. M.A.S.K. vs. the ultimate evil! The futures of Earth, Cybertron, and the Microverse will all be changed forever by the decisions made this day.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:
A universe of characters is born through REVOLUTION!
Not a reboot! Not a relaunch!
The TRANSFORMERS forever changed!
The return of G.I. JOE!
The MICRONAUTS in our universe!
Written by the writers of MICRONAUTS and TRANSFORMERS!
Illustrated by burgeoning superstar Fico Ossio!
Variant covers by Ken Christiansen, Guido Guidi, and Art Baltazar!


Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Revolution #5 (Final Issue)

Jack Lawrence to Attend TFNation 2017

Transformers News: Jack Lawrence to Attend TFNation 2017
Date: Saturday, November 26th 2016 5:37am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): TFNation

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We have more news from TFNation 2017, featuring another guest announcement for their second event coming this summer in Birmingham, UK - the new artist on the Lost Light: Jack Lawrence! Check out more info below, and find out more about him in our interview on Seibertron.com.

Transformers News: Jack Lawrence to Attend TFNation 2017


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Operation: A New Light

Making his first appearance at a Transformers convention, we are thrilled to announce artist and creator Jack Lawrence as a guest of TFNation 2017!

Jack first came to the attention of TF fans through his work with the TRANSMASTERS community in the 1990s, working with the likes of Nick Roche and James Roberts. His comics journey has come full circle recently, joining James and Alex Milne as part of the new creative team for the MTMTE follow-up LOST LIGHT, issue#1 of which will be released shortly.

Along the way, Jack has worked for a wide range of publishers, from Dark Horse to Image comics, Panini, 2000ad and many more, covering characters such as TMNT, Dr Who, Sinister Dexter, Skylanders and Jackie Chan... Tell us you wouldn’t like to see those last two in a crossover! In addition, you can also find Jack’s work in many reference books, from the likes of Eaglemoss Publications and Hatchette UK.

Fans of independent comics may also be familiar with Jack’s ongoing collaboration with Adam Lawrence, TINPOT HOBO, following a crew of Custodians as they try to enforce the law in the chaos of space. For those unfamiliar with the project, check out the official website at http://www.tinpothobo.com/home.html where you can find character bios, ship descriptions and much more about this well thought out and immersive universe.

Jack will be signing autographs and selling sketches and artwork in our guest area all weekend. Launch tickets, bedrooms, pricing, further guests and activities will be announced in the coming months. Keep monitoring this frequency.

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
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IDW Transformers Comics Sale on ComiXology.com

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Comics Sale on ComiXology.com
Date: Saturday, November 26th 2016 5:31am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): ComiXology

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Fellow Seibertronian carytheone has notified us of a new sale over on ComiXology for the IDW Publishing Transformers comics, featuring a selection of 'Cybertron' stories - that is, Autocracy, Primacy, Monstrosity, Drift: Empire of Stone, Dark Cybertron 1 and 2, Windblade volume 1, Windblade: Distant Stars, Sins of the Wreckers, and Combiner Wars. Check it out at this link until 27 November!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Comics Sale on ComiXology.com

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Comics Sale on ComiXology.com

Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online
Date: Friday, November 25th 2016 5:20am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Takara Tomy Mall

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Via fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, and from the TakaraTomyMall website, we have the final part of the Takara Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors comic - written and drawn by Hayato Sakamoto - and featuring pretty much every single character we've seen in the line: Grand Scourge, Baldigus, Megatronia, Grand Galvatron, Unicron, the individual team members, and some apparently heartfelt moments between Wandering Roller and Optimus / Convoy - check it out mirrored below!

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

Transformers News: Final Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Comic Now Online

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