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IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Alex Milne Cover

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Alex Milne Cover
Date: Thursday, May 26th 2016 8:00pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): Alex Milne on Twitter

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Thanks to his Twitter Page, Alex Milne has been nice enough to show off is cover for More Than Meets The Eye 55. This cover features Megatron in a dimly lit area powered only by the Necrobots flowers, and there he stands holding one, glowing brightly while he looks on solemnly and depressed.

Beware for after the black and white as well as the colored image, we will quote Milne on something he commented on in response to someone's question about the cover, so there is a potential spoiler.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Alex Milne Cover
Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Alex Milne Cover


Alex Milne wrote:The flowers don't just represent people he's directly killed remember.

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Beast Wars Comics

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Beast Wars Comics
Date: Wednesday, May 25th 2016 12:21pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): Wolfman Jake

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You may remember that time a few days ago when we showed off the new Legends Waspinator, Rattrap and Rhinox courtesy of our very own Wolfman Jake. Well, after showing off the new figures, the Wolfman was kind enough to even take pictures of the comics that came with said figures and present them to us. So, without further ado, here are the comics that came with Legends Rattrap, Waspinator and Rhinox! Check them out below, and let us know what you think of them in the comments section. And expect some translations to come along here very shortly as well.

Legends Rattrap
Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Beast Wars Comics

Legends Waspinator
Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Beast Wars Comics

Legends Rhinox

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Beast Wars Comics

IDW The Transformers #53 Review

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Date: Wednesday, May 25th 2016 6:15am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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You're ridiculous, Sky-Byte


Spoiler Warning! The contents of this review may, and likely will, spoil significant parts of this book, and possibly others in the IDW Transformers meta-series. "Trade paperback only" readers should wander away now! This is your one and only warning.

Synopsis and Credits
ALL HAIL OPTIMUS part 4! It's all-out war as OPTIMUS PRIME's forces move on GALVATRON's DECEPTICONS—with Earth caught in the middle! Unusual alliances have formed… and secrets will be revealed.

Full creator credits can be found in our Vector Sigma Database page for this issue.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Skydiving Poetry Slam


Story
The story of All Hail Optimus continues with this week's release of The Transformers #53 from IDW Publishing, otherwise known as the book just about every Transformers fan is still calling Robots in Disguise. We join our heroes, I guess, back on Earth where they just did a thing and got attacked by humans and Prime lost an arm or something. Oh, and then he blackmailed some peace seeking Decepticons into joining what amounts to an Optimus Prime led invasion force using some wicked, cunning, downright messed up appeal to Soundwave's more logical side. That part of issue number 52 last month was really good, so I was excited to dive into this next chapter.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Still a fascinating pivot.

The story of Optimus Prime's descent to the dark side of The Force has been really fascinating to witness. While I still foresee some shenanigans on the horizon with a certain police car, if I go with the benefit of the doubt and Prime's head isn't being messed with (this book hasn't earned this benefit over the years, but I'm feeling generous) the subtlety of the character work has been pulled off pretty brilliantly. The normally consistent Optimus has become quite unpredictable, with each new move feeling more desperate even if the end goal is probably as ambiguously defined to this character as it is to readers.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
A far less interesting pivot.

On the other hand, we have the leader of our "bad guys" for this arc in Galvatron. Galvatron has been a character in IDW that has been all over the place literally and figuratively. Right now, he feels about as inconsistent as ever. The wise, cunning, eugenics-endorsing guardian of Primus' will (albeit a possibly twisted version of it) has, for reasons I honestly cannot figure out, become an "80's Cartoon Supervillain" to borrow the words of your regular comics reviewer, Dr. Va'al.

Galvatron has gone from Beast Machines Megatron mixed with Armada Galvatron, with the full on David Kaye voice accompaniment, to the bizarre, shrill voiced G1 Season 3 version of the character with a higher pitched Frank Welker madman voice. It's been a quick pivot that is hard to follow and it's been one of the most disappointing aspects of this arc thus far. Sometimes there are shades of it all being a ruse, like during the excellent fight scene with Arcee earlier in the arc, but trust me when I say that really goes out the window in this chapter. See: Cobra Commander Level Cheesy Plan.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Please, make it end.

This book is in dire need of a bad guy with motivation, and he's standing right there making me want to punch him in the face. Just by standing there. I legitimately dislike this character. I read every issue of The Transformers rooting for him to die in the worst way possible. That has little to do with this exact issue of the book, but the fact that he's in there taking up space while the plot wanders in odd directions around him reeks of either poor planning or plans changed by someone in an office in Rhode Island.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Seeds of intrigue, perhaps?

There definitely is some planning going on, with characters that we know will be front and center in the Titans Return toyline (and presumably, story arc) getting some choice moments in this issue as well. Barber manages to get these characters in through smart, unobtrusive methods that a non-toy collector reader won't be caught off guard by. Yes, Mindwipe is around and yes, he's getting a toy soon but were he not, I don't think I'd read the book any differently.

While the majority of the Synergon™ is strong in this book, there are some moments towards the end (including the last page) that warrant mention, though I'll stop short of spoiling them. I'll just mention that I was interested in getting some official canon to go behind some more recent Transformers toy releases, this looked like it was going to deliver, but I ended up with disappointment instead.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Stay tuned next time for more Wacky Races!

Just like some members of Optimus' crew, this book alternates between serious and cartoonish, dramatic and funny, and even has a plot that advances forwards and backwards. I honestly can't say that the plot of this arc feels like it's moved forward much at all, and it's really falling victim to the trade paperback format pitfalls that IDW had previously done a tremendous job at avoiding. The glacial pace of progress continues to be just that for this part of the larger story, whether that feeling is intentional or not.

Art
The art is handled in this issue by Priscilla Tramontano with colors by Josh Burcham and letters by series regular Tom B. Long, and it's definitely a highlight of this issue.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Maybe they just want to report about your silver arm?

From wisely used effects like those found in this panel, to purposeful stylistic differences in the pencils/inks based on the environment in which the action takes place (more on this shortly), the book has a style that is sure to please a majority of Transformers fans. It alternates between serious detail and cartoon-like sketchiness freely, and in some cases you may not even notice the jumps.

There was one case where I was first jarred by the changing depiction of certain characters from panel to panel, and that was with the Combiner characters once they go underwater. Initially, I thought this was just a product of deadlines being a thing that exists, with art that just had to get done at some point, and I was disappointed. Later, I thought this may have been a stylistic choice meant to evoke the original Transformers cartoon series. Upon investigating that train of thought further, I noticed that all of the details in the underwater scenes are more "cartoon-like", for better or worse. At least it's consistent with this, even if I'd prefer some more detail. It seems to fit with the back and forth tonal nature of this issue as well, so that's another thing going for it.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
One great, moody page

Burcham's colors lend more to the tone of the story than perhaps the words themselves in this issue, with multiple instances where he takes what could be more instances of inconsistency and makes them a harmonious, fun to look at product. Between work here and on Sins of the Wreckers, comics fans continue to get a look at a colorist at the top of his game.

Final Thoughts
While the plot's overall direction and progress disappointed me, with this issue ending at a point of rising action just like the last countless many issues of this series, the art and many of the character beats pick this issue up from a potentially boring place.
Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Review
Why not Zoidberg Tidal Whale?

That said, this book needs to resolve some plot threads soon, and find a more consistent voice. Solicits make me think it's going somewhere at long last, but I've been fooled by those plenty of times before. The more cartoon-styled look is not on accident, as the story reads like a Saturday morning show in many parts as well. I don't mind that, and it's a ton of fun, but what happens when this book wants me to take it seriously again? There are points within this issue where that seems to be the case, but it's a difficult, almost jarring shift in mood. That's probably intentional, and while I appreciate the inherent goofy side of Transformers and like the fun ways this issue uses that side, this feels like a weird place in an arc that was almost all serious business up to this point for that to come into the picture.

I'm conflicted by this issue, as there are parts I love and parts my eyes will just wander over when I pick up my physical copy this afternoon. I'll give this two different ones since different readers will likely find very different levels of appreciation of The Transformers #53

For readers looking for drama and serious plot advancement:

. :BOT: :BOT: and 1/2 - out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:


For readers that like a fun tone interspersed with a looser overall plot:

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: - out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
Date: Wednesday, May 25th 2016 2:49am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Dr Va'al

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Choices
(Spoiler free-ish)


Synopsis
THE DYING OF THE LIGHT part 4! Twilight’s last gleaming! The end is nigh. No chance of escape. No last-minute reprieve. But nothing loosens the tongue like imminent death, and the crew of the Lost Light use their final hours to say what—until now—was unsayable.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
Geddit? lights dying?


Story

The Light keeps dying, slowly, inexorably, irreparably, and we are witnesses to the events as they unfold, as James Roberts allows them to, and we are left without choice (other than not to read the story, of course) - in a manner very similar to the characters in this issue, faced with choices, the illusion of such, and a lot of emotions.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
Average MTMTE reader


And with a lot of emotions, come a lot of storylines: we have Nightbeat's intrigue with the hollow planet, and his co-opting of Rung, we have whatever Minimus Ambus and Brainstorm are doing, we have Ratchet and Velocity, Nautica and her group, Chromedome recovering, Megatron being repaired, the DJD just waiting, Whirl and Cyclonus. I could go on.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
New mystery; where are Rung's glasses?


Don't get me wrong, though, there are some stellar character moments for pretty much all of the cast members in the book. And it also manages to deal quite nicely, and deeply (and on multiple fronts) with big themes such as addiction, the overwhelming fears running through the whole cast of the issue, friendship and love, and the pain that the latter two can bring as side effects.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
Not pictured: your gut


There's ..a lot in here. And not all of it necessarily meshes that well together. We see it in the opening preview, with Nautica's otherwise very touching moment as she sees the end coming - a moment which feels too short taken within the frame of the whole issue, and that is a real shame. But more below.

Art

Alex Milne is the main artist on the book, though the Whirl/Cyclonus sequence is actually the talented hands of Hayato Sakamoto, and it shows. Not just the parallels, but the issues that come across in the script in terms of pacing are visually redeemed (for me at least) by punching the 'meanwhile' technique is a truly spectacular way. And one panel, that one panel, THAT PANEL, is almost painful.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
Not showing it of course


Joana Lafuente's gradual transition in colour palettes, from the arrival on the beautifully lit Necroworld to now

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
Inevitability sucks


Tom B. Long takes the letters and makes sure we know exactly where to look, what to hear, and how loudly (or softly). In a text that so much unsaid finally spoken, the indication is needed, welcome, and part of the emotional package. The covers, on the other hand, do very little to hint at anything happening inside this book, though great they are! Priscilla Tramontano brings a much happier Swerve memory (thumbnail), as Josh Burcham and Sakamoto show off the threat that awaits, and Milne and Josh Perez look at that thread from our side of the fence.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Reader, I cried. Much like the issue in this series that provided the template for the culprit image, I felt the same build up on the page, in the characters, and inside my emotional chamber, as I was led to the resolution of that particular arc. It doesn't end there, of course, but if I have to talk about one moment, that is the one that stuck. The art, as I said above, is mostly to blame.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Review
...ready?


There are, I repeat here, some severe pacing issues, trying to fit in a number of personal narratives that just do not survive the composition, either coming across as rushed, disjointed or even shoehorned in - which the visuals do wonders with. It's a collection of character moments, beautiful, each unique in their own way, and well-done taken separately. But we need the climax. It is time.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service

Transformers News: Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service
Date: Tuesday, May 24th 2016 5:55pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Media
Posted by: carytheone | Credit(s): Comixology.com

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Howdy fellow Seibertronians; are you ready to delve into the world of comics, catch-up with the current conversation or just continue your favorite ongoing series? Well the new Comixology Unlimited service may be just what you're looking for. Fellow user Flashwave has pointed us to a ComicBookResources.com article explaining the new service. And of course a wide variety of Transformers comics are included in Unlimted.

Highlights are as follows:
•Unlimited reading of selected rotating titles
•Read online or offline on your device
•Recommendation tools
•30 day free trial
•$5.99 a month
•US only, more regions to follow

The entire article can be read here and to be taken to the official Comixology site to sign up for a free trial, click here.

Transformers News: Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service

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Incentive Covers: MTMTE 53 and Transformers 53

Transformers News: Incentive Covers: MTMTE 53 and Transformers 53
Date: Tuesday, May 24th 2016 6:54am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): Priscilla Tramonato

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Ready for those Transformers comics to finally come out tomorrow? Well, thanks to Priscilla Tramonato on Instragram, we now have a look at the Incentive Covers for tomorrow's More Than Meets The Eye 53 and The Transformers 53. The Transformers cover shows off a very angry Arcee about to slash the crap out of any con that stands in front of her, while the More Than Meets The Eye cover shows off Swerve looking all relaxed and hanging out in his favorite place: The Bar. Check out the covers mirrored below, and come back tomorrow for our reviews of More Than Meets The Eye and The Transformers, and as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries!

Transformers News: Incentive Covers: MTMTE 53 and Transformers 53
Transformers News: Incentive Covers: MTMTE 53 and Transformers 53

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview
Date: Friday, May 20th 2016 6:02pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Newsarama

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Our next comics preview from IDW Publishing (and Newsarama) continues the arc of The Dying of the Light, with Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53, found in full below - again, with potential spoilers for the issue, so tread lightly, and art assist by Hayato Sakamoto! Check it out, start talking the talk in the Energon Pub, and head back here on Wednesday to read the Seibertron.com review to continue the conversation.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
THE DYING OF THE LIGHT part 4! Twilight’s last gleaming! The end is nigh. No chance of escape. No last-minute reprieve. But nothing loosens the tongue like imminent death, and the crew of the Lost Light use their final hours to say what—until now—was unsayable.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Winner: Comic Alliance Best of 2015: Continues Excellence in Serial Comics!
Winner: Comic Alliance Best of 2015: Outstanding Writer—James Roberts!
Variant cover by Priscilla Tramontano!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53 Full Preview

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #13 Atkins / Lafuente Roll Out Roll Call Variant Cover

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #13 Atkins / Lafuente Roll Out Roll Call Variant Cover
Date: Friday, May 20th 2016 12:47pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): ROROC

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From the Facebook page for UK Transformers and G.I. Joe event Roll Out Roll Call, we have news of a shared variant cover for the last issue in the IDW Transformers vs G.I. Joe series, coming to an end this month with number #13. Check out the full piece by Robert Atkins and Joana Lafuente and more info below!

Roll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show in partnership with Discount Comic Book Service are proud to announce a shared cover variant for IDW Publishing Transformers Vs G.I. Joe #13. This amazing wraparound crossover cover by Robert Atkins Art and colours by Joana Lafuente features a tribute to the many characters played by our guests Neil Ross and Morgan Lofting. This issue will be a double sized. This wraparound variant cover edition has a print run of only 500, of which 250 will be available at Discount Comic Book Service and 250 from Roll Out Roll Call on July 8th-10th at London Heathrow. Book your ticket now: http://www.allthecoolstuff.co.uk/#!roll ... ll-1/yurd5


Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #13 Atkins/Lafuente Roll Out Roll Call Variant Cover

TFNation 2016 Guest Update - Alex Milne

Transformers News: TFNation 2016 Guest Update - Alex Milne
Date: Friday, May 20th 2016 12:06pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): TFNation

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We've received another update from the organisers at TFNation, featuring their latest confirmed guest for the first convention in this new guise: IDW MTMTE artist Alex Milne! IF you're a fan of his work, why not also check out our exclusive interview with him here?

Check out more event info below!

Transformers News: TFNation 2016 Guest Update - Alex Milne


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In addition to his work for the Lost Light, Alex has provided numerous covers for IDW and has previously crafted big-bot battles with Devils Due, Fun Pub and Dreamwave.

Alex's convention commission work merits its own mention as he creates a stunning range of work for fans. We urge you to keep an eye on Master Milne in the build-up to TFNation as any sketchlists are sure to fill up fast!

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Alex will be signing autographs and selling artwork from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016 - we look forward to seeing you there!

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IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview
Date: Friday, May 20th 2016 10:43am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Newsarama

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It's been a while sans comics, hasn't it? But fear not, IDW Publishing has sent out the full previews for their Transformers releases for the coming week, starting with The Transformers #53. You can find it below for your viewing enjoyment with correct credit to the issue's artist Priscilla Tramontano - review coming on day of release!

Transformers #53
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
ALL HAIL OPTIMUS part 4! It’s all-out war as OPTIMUS PRIME’s forces move on GALVATRON’s DECEPTICONS—with Earth caught in the middle! Unusual alliances have formed… and secrets will be revealed.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The best underwater fighting since Thunderball! But this time—they’re giant metal aliens with lasers!
GALVATRON’s secret weapon comes alive!
Variant cover by Priscilla Tramontano!


Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #53 Full Preview

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #145 - May Mayhem
Twincast / Podcast #145:
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Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016