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TFcon 2015 Charlotte Guest Update - Corin Howell

Transformers News: TFcon 2015 Charlotte Guest Update - Corin Howell
Date: Friday, August 7th 2015 2:28pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TFcon Charlotte

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Yet another update from TFcon USA, taking place in Charlotte, NC, this October. The official site has announced another guest for the event: newcomer Transformers: Windblade artist Corin Howell! If you haven't seen her work on the series yet, make sure to check out our interview here.

TFcon is happy to welcome Transformers comic book artist Corin Howell to TFcon Charlotte. Fans will recognize her work from IDW’s latest Windblade miniseries.

She will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.

Devastator Now Available At Target.com

Transformers News: Devastator Now Available At Target.com
Date: Wednesday, August 5th 2015 4:40pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): AzT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian AzT, here's a friendly reminder from your friends here at Seibertron:

Early last month we reported that Devastator's preorder page went live and we're here to notify you that he is now in stock and available to ship from Target.com!

Transformers News: Devastator Now Available At Target.com

They seem to have missed the release date by a few days, since it's now August 5th and he was due on the 1st, but better late than never with an awesome combiner like this one! Sadly he's still showing as being unavailable in stores and seems to be an online only option from them at this point. There are some plusses, though! They offer free shipping, free returns if you have any problems and free store pickup in 4-7 days, on top of that, if you have an issue you can return it to your local Target store. (All the perks and pricing of Amazon, but without having to ship things back, not to mention 5% off if you use your Target Red Card!)

So far, Toys R Us is the only brick and mortar retail store to actually carry him on shelves as well as online, so if you're looking for instant gratification, you'll need to make a road trip to your closest TRU, but if you want to save some big bucks, time and have the patience, order from Target today!

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IDW Transformers Vs. GI JOE #8 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Vs. GI JOE #8 Review
Date: Wednesday, August 5th 2015 12:29pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): IDW, Tigertrack

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Transformers Versus GI JOE #8

Filling in for Va'al this week because he's a super-busy, super-desired, and super-successful dude, it's me, reservist-and former news admin, and comic reviewer Tigertrack. (I hope you check this out any way).

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Vs. GI JOE #8 Review


“I feel not unlike a small boy, waking from a bad dream to find reality not much of an improvement.” -John Byrne

Story so far:

Okay—Despite what we told you last time, it turns out GI JOE is real…and they’re the last line of defense against the Decepticobra alliance. With battlefronts on Earth and Cybertron, hope seems a a losing proposition—until Optimus Prime returns!.

Recap:

In our last episode, Scarlett in paradise...lost and then found, and Bumblebee's head is returned!

Spoiler free review:

This issue continues to tell the story of the seemingly mad reality that Earth and Cybertron are in as Koh-Buru-Lah has started to cause havoc on Earth with the Decepticobras battling the Joes, and Cybertron has started to look more and more like a certain planet-eater that is feared from Transformers religion—that is also bearing down on the Earth with conflicts on it, and in it, as well.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Vs. GI JOE #8 Review


Using creative layouts and lettering, and exaggerated characterization often inspired from sources both familiar and those you will have to do a bit of research on, Tom Scioli continues to drum out a very wide mix of feelings for us; from fun and silly, to horrific and mind-boggling, unreal to all too real.

We are now 8 issues in, and if you’re still with this critically-acclaimed series, you’re probably past your personal feelings about art and layout, and just trying to enjoy the ride and appreciate all the work and creativity that has actually gone into this series. And of course...Transformers. You’ll continue to be surprised in this issue in several ways… I won’t spoil them all, but a couple of my favorite moments involve Omega Supreme’s unexpected entrance into the fray, heralding the return of the Astro-train (I love this silly, but cool design :-P ), and the commentary about a love-it or hate-it classic generation one gimmick(most of 'us' dislike it anyway)! Some perfect examples of fun/creative ways to rethink what has been thought before.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Vs. GI JOE #8 Review


Ramifications from Issue #6 are continued as we see GI JOE take full responsibility for the protection of the Earth, violently wrenched from government control in issue #6 by FLAGG! Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron after retrieving Bumblebee's body from GI JOE--Cobra Commander celebrates on Earth with his disciples over a feast of...Snake Eyes? In this issue, we also seemingly learn the fates of favorite sons Billy and Bumblebee...and of course, one shall stand and one shall fall...

There’s plenty of human and robot action in this page turner, although as in previous issues, some of the leaps between chapter breaks are a bit too profound! The changing from Cybertron to Earth in separate sections/chapters can be a little jolting and confusing, unless you have followed along from previous issues and know who is where and use some powers of inference.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Vs. GI JOE #8 Review


There are also a few rad splash pages that just leave you a bit awe-struck…in a good way mostly…and a surprise ending that no one ever saw coming.


Rating:

Ultimately, if you’re still reading this series, you’ll continue to enjoy it, as I am, probably despite your personal feelings toward what should be done here or there, or how characters are or are not being treated with respect to your understanding of them from other media. The art and layouts are interesting and fun, and the fact that Barber and Scioli take time at the end of each issue to discuss the creative process and inspirations make this an enjoyable series for those who have a real taste for comic book history and wanting to know the inner workings on creating and publishing a book. And of course, there are Transformers too, some re-imagined and re-mixed in ways that were not thought possible before. I’m to the point where I can enjoy this for what it is…and I was very much against this after the very first issues. It’s gotten much less childish and random, and grown much more complex and a bit more dark--and still a bit random though.

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IDW The Transformers #44 Review

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
Date: Wednesday, August 5th 2015 3:50am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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You Weren't There, Man
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
LOVE AND HATE! Two emotions only inches from each other—and TRACKS and NEEDLENOSE have felt them both. On opposite sides of an eons-long war, what happens when they meet again? And what’s ARCEE up to on CYBERTRON?

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
Solved. Next!


Story

John Barber takes a slightly different turn with this month's issue of The Transformers, while still keeping up the Combiner Wars aftermath threads, and dipping into some of the material unearthed with the Combiner Hunters one-shot. And we get to sort of see some old friends, too.. read on to find out more about #44!

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
Um.. burn? I guess?


It may seem a little odd at first to have Arcee framing the story, as it initially focuses on Tracks and Needlenose, as synopsis, previews and advance material readily suggest. I mean, ignoring the very first flashback page, of course. But if there's something Barber is good at, it's blending multiple linear (or not) stories into one.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
Yeah, I mean, jeez


And there is one particular story that he adds in to the side which is bound to raise some eyebrows, wrinkle some brains and worry some worriers. Though thinking about it, it's not that out of place for what and how the character has been established previously, in this very series, even though there is a new twist to it this time round.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
Here's a hint..


And with Needlenose and Arcee, we have a double-sided look at where this series might be going, as the vacuum left by Megatron, the vacuum left by the civil war, leads into yet another shift in the precarious status quo of the various events of the past couple of publication years. Where to? We'll have to wait and see.

Art

The linework is actually a lot more linear, and definitely well-suited to the story, than we might expect. Andrew Griffith does a mighty fine job in offering both exterior and interior shots, for an otherwise very static issue - in terms of action (though there are some hectic moments). And the final page is everything, once you realise.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
Static as in tension


Josh Perez' colours are magnificently accompanying the grimdark - I mean it in the best way possible! ok, bleak, bleak! - setting for the issue. Inside and out. There are some truly stunning passages slower moments in the narration, and it all just works, beautifully.

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
BROOD


Tom B. Long gets some fun parts too, adding signs and sounds where the locations really needed some, and keeping the dialogues and fonts in check across the board. I will never stop being amazed at how easy he makes it look. We have seen the two main covers in the past, featuring a self(ie)-keen Tracks and Needlenose by Griffith and Perez, a melancholy Arcee with Casey Coller and Joana Lafuente, and the entirely appropriate and adorable tumbnailed RI variant by Agnes Garbowska.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

As I was writing the review for Combiner Hunters, I kept saying, and made clear in the piece too, that I hoped to see further development from Arcee's lines in further issues of the ongoings. I really did not have to wait that long, as Barber takes the step a couple of inches further in this issue, and surrounds it with an extremely well-taut series of lines across Cybertron (mostly).

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Review
Because I'm Bba-- Arcee


It takes a seriously impressive variety of previous storylines that have been somewhat suspended as corporate did its thing, and may be a hint towards IDW authors being able to write their own stuff and redevelop it for a while yet. Which can only be a good thing, whatever the voices say.

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Transformers Team Talks "Windblade," New Female Characters - Interview with Scott and Howell

Transformers News: Transformers Team Talks "Windblade," New Female Characters - Interview with Scott and Howell
Date: Tuesday, August 4th 2015 3:15pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): CBR

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Via Comic Book Resources, we have a fairly lengthy interview with the creative team behind Transformers: Windblade, in particular issue #5: Mairghread Scott and Corin Howell! The two touched upon the general direction of the series post-Combiner Wars, the introduction of multiple characters from several branches of the robot franchise, their thoughts on their favourite characters so far and much more, including some concepts for Moonracer and Knock-Out. Check out some snippets below, and head here for the full interview!

CBR News spoke with Scott and Howell about what's next for "Transformers: Windblade," what it means for their title character to learn that Prime may not be the 100% altruistic hero she once believed him to be, and why giant, battling robots provide the perfect allegory to explore themes like politics, war, gender and more.

[...]

Starscream has been handling this all magnificently, maneuvering everything into place. Has it been fun to get to have him outpace the others and show off his political agility?

Scott: Starscream is one of my favorite characters and I've had a great time revealing just how cunning he is. He also has a big advantage because everyone else in the book wears their heart on their sleeve. Windblade wants to save Caminus. Optimus wants to save Cybertron. And Starscream just wants to do whatever's best for Starscream. That makes him a lot more flexible than our other characters, and he uses that flexibility to its fullest extent. When Starscream sent Swindle and Menasor to Caminus, I saw a lot of people exclaiming that this would be Starscream's last mistake, and by the end of "Combiner Wars" he'd be ousted from power. I think underestimating Starscream is a lot of people's biggest mistake.

Scott: So at the end of "Combiner Wars," Caminus and Cybertron are now connected via SpaceBridge, and the Cybertronians have learned of at least four other colonies. Windblade's new mission is to make first contact with these worlds and somehow convince them to ally with Cybertron's new Council of Worlds, but each colony will have its own unique challenges she'll have to deal with. We're also kicking open a lot of doors to continuities that haven't been explored much in IDW. We're including a whole lot of new Transformers, many of which fans will know from other iterations of the brand throughout the years.

[...]

The Transformers comics seem to handle sci-fi as allegory more capably than anyone else is able to right now. What is it about the Universe which makes them so suitable to introduce themes of politics, war, gender and the like?

Howell: I think it's because when you get to see huge talking robots fighting, you can be sneaky with some bigger themes like political disputes and rivalries or the cause and costs of war. Everyone reads it to have fun, but they come away with a little bit more than that -- or at least that's the hope, anyway.

Scott: When you are dealing with alien robots, you have just enough distance between you and the subject that you can explore difficult ideas and themes much more comfortably. "Transformers" as a brand has always dealt with war, battle fatigue, prejudice and factionalism. And while our main goal is to tell a really great story, it's always my hope that we're giving people the chance to explore the rationale, emotions and beliefs of people they wouldn't get the chance to do in real life.

[...]

Was it a conscious choice to pick characters from so many different versions of the franchise and unite them here?

Scott: My goal for introducing more diversity to the brand has always been about opening as many doors as possible. I never want a writer to think "I can't introduce Character X because they have no place in this universe." So Caminus got the ball rolling on introducing female Transformers, but now all these other colonies will have female Transformers, too. My next thought was how can we push this further and introduce more bots. I realized that we had a lot of G1 and G2 bots but what if you grew up with "Beast Wars" or "Animated" or any of the later generations of Transformers? I wanted something for those viewers, too. These colonies have allowed me to open even more doors and create a whole universe of possibilities for future stories and future characters. I want any fan no matter their age or what iteration of the brand they grew up with to be able to see their favorite Transformer fitting in to the story.


Transformers News: Transformers Team Talks "Windblade," New Female Characters - Interview

Transformers News: Transformers Team Talks "Windblade," New Female Characters - Interview

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview
Date: Tuesday, August 4th 2015 2:28am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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With a peculiar blip in distribution, IDW Publishing confirms the release of Transformers vs G.I. Joe #8 for this Wednesday, though some shops and stores may already have received it last week - in either case, check out the full preview for the issue below, and head back to Seibertron.com for a review later this week!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #8
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
In the interplanetary war between the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, anything can happen… and does.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Action and excitement as only Tom Scioli can deliver!
You won’t believe your eyes!
Variant Cover by Artyon Trakhanov!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 Full Preview

IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview
Date: Saturday, August 1st 2015 5:52am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Newsarama

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As entertainment and media site Newsarama get their first post out, we can also share the full preview for next week's issue #44 of IDW Publishing's The Transformers ongoing series, featuring all the unsettled Cybertron you will ever want! Check it out below, and head back to Seibertron.com for a review on Wednesday.

Transformers #44
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
LOVE AND HATE! Two emotions only inches from each other—and TRACKS and NEEDLENOSE have felt them both. On opposite sides of an eons-long war, what happens when they meet again? And what’s ARCEE up to on CYBERTRON?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The danger level rises on Cybertron, as dangerous new allegiances form!
Arcee vs. Starscream—but not in the way you expect!
Variant Cover by Agnes Garbowska!


Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #44 Full Preview

Transformers IDW Torchbearers Artwork

Transformers News: Transformers IDW Torchbearers Artwork
Date: Thursday, July 30th 2015 8:41am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): Sara Pitre-Durocher

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Thanks to Sara Pitre-Durocher via tumblr we get a look at the artwork she did for new Torchbearers, the all female combiner team that forms Victorian!

From Sara Pitre-Durocher
NOW THAT COMBINER HUNTERS IS OUT…!

The Torchbearerrrrrs!

I drew them from an early draft of the toys. There was certainly a fine balance to be found between “stay close to the toys’ designs” and “follow your heaaaart” but I think I did alright..! Anyways enough of me freaking out;

Enjoy! and draw all the fanart


Check out the images we've embedded below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!


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IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
Date: Wednesday, July 29th 2015 1:53am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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What's On The Box?
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
COMBINER WARS FALLOUT! Because you demanded it—WINDBLADE and CHROMIA team up with ARCEE to put an end to the menace of the COMBINER WARS—but will they end each other first?!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
Snark off!


Story

The one-shot that unofficially accompanies the SDCC exclusive Combiner Hunters box set, obviously sharing its title, is also the first introduction, and so far only look at, the team of character that form and become Victorion, the first all-female Transformer combiner - and you can sort of place it during the Combiner Wars arc, between Windblade #3 and The Transformers #42. If you want.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
And some more Chromehide, obvs


Mairghread Scott takes the helm in this insert issue, really, dealing with some not entirely consequential events (as the title unfortunately might suggest) in terms of the overall narrative - for now, at least - and at the same time, some very well-placed exchanges between the main characters of Arcee, Chromia and Windblade.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
Like, whatever, I guess


Specifically, Arcee's reaction to Victorion's appearance/arrival. One panel in particular, which I will not spoil here, makes clever use of her IDW backstory to explain and give an actual, good reason to resist Combiners in general, and actually side with Galvatron on the issue (see The Transformers series), and furthers her development with another big step.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
Not pictured here


Of course, not to be forgotten, are the Camien team of Torchbearers, their added piece to the combiner puzzle, and how they deal with the sudden change in their team dynamic - though with not enough time to develop some seriously intriguing stories that emerge from the experience. I do hope we see a lot more of Victorion and her individual components, there is much more to say.

Art

Sara Pitre-Durocher, whom we have only seen up to this point working on some pretty well-received cover variants, is the artist for the issue - and her work is absolutely magnificent, and definitely the highest of highlights of the book. Her expressions and proportions, her poses and layouts, the interactions of the characters are stunning. Truly.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
Sigh


In addition, the way that her line-work and Yamaishi's colours blend so effortlessly, really helps convey the feeling of the general atmosphere of the Sea of Rust, and the lighter pause between the phases of the Combiner Wars. There's the sense of something lifting from the heavy reality of the duties of the characters involved, especially as the story progresses.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
OH FZZT


Something which is also helped by Tom B. Long's lettering work, as he gives some added voices to the characters varying in sizes, tones, volume and size (again). And he creates a great title page. We also get a slew of cover variants, including the sizable main Casey Coller/Joana Lafuente one seen in the preview, the futuristic Livio Ramondelli B cover, the SDCC Pitre-Durocher exclusive, and the excellently apt James Biggie Pan Cybertronian Spaceways incentive in the thumbnail.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Whatever else this one-shot is doing, it's with no doubt a promotional comic to accompany both the Victorion reveal and the Combiner Hunters Arcee, Chromia and Windblade. And that feels like a bit of a shame, really. I am confident that we will revisit the events at some point in Till All Are One (probably), but right now.. it just sort of happened. Which is unfortunate, given its title.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot Review
But hey, Victorion!


That said, some of its scenes were really well-thought and executed by Scott, and what does happen is well done, well drawn, well coloured by Pitre-Durocher and Yamaishi - if anything, overall, I am definitely looking forward to future collaborations between the two, as they clearly work well in synergy, and a freer hand at the plot should yield much higher results!

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IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review
Date: Wednesday, July 29th 2015 1:51am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): IDW, ScottyP

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"America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed."
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review

Velocitron Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Blurry
Race Against The Light, Which Is Totally Not A Title From MTMTE, We Promise


Remember back about a decade ago, when you first watched Transformers: Cybertron on TV? The first few episodes start with a bang, taking you away on a fast-paced adventure spanning three planets within the span of just the first four episodes. One of these planets was Velocitron, where the heroic Autobots Hot Shot and Red Alert assisted planet natives Override and Clocker in a bid to win races and secure a Cyber Planet Key, thus keeping it out of the clutches of the evil Megatron. To get it, they had to win a race, I think. Unfortunately, the race went on for longer than a Suzuka 8-hour and no one in the fandom remembers the details because why on earth would anyone watch that arc over again? The point here is that most Transformers fans are reminded of one word when thinking about Velocitron: Slow.

This is relevant today because IDW's fifth and latest issue of Windblade Volume 2, written by Mairghread Scott featuring art by Corin Howell and colors by Thomas Deer, brings us back to Velocitron. While doing so, it manages to do a lot of things, but "going slow" isn't one of them.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review


The pacing really is the stand-out characteristic here, and in fact, events happen so quickly that one has to wonder if the series ending at issue 7 was the original plan. While no one wants a repeat of Cybertron's fourteen episode circular boredom, I can't help but feel like this one takes a well developed premise with a lot of potential and steers off the exit ramp towards the next part of the story a little too quickly.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review


The art keeps with the implied tone of the narrative, lending a cartoon like quality to the scenes. This works well for most of the scenes, given the sometimes very convenient ways in which our heroes will overcome their external conflicts as the pages progress. Plot aside, the lines for some of the residents of this Velocitron are handled pretty appropriately, and Override in particular (not Nitro Convoy, take that Takara) feels suited to the style.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review


Deer's colors work very well, helping to lend contrast between locales and offering Velocitron a familiar yet altogether different feel. This isn't Cybertron, and at no point does it really feel that way.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review


Potential Full On Blatant Spoilers Ahead, Maybe
By the end of the read I certainly wasn't unsatisfied, but I also don't feel like I got the full taste of Velocitron, or perhaps the issue is that it was just a taste. If the sin of Cybertron's old Velocitron arc was being too slow, then this does the opposite and manages to go too fast, at least that's how I can best describe my malaise. Or perhaps, this is a crepe and what I really wanted was something else. They are the really thin pancakes. It's just a French word for them.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review


The great build to such a simple resolution almost made me forget what happened in between. To use an old theatre adage, "Show, don't Tell". This issue told me a lot about the planet and characters and city, but fell short on showing them to me. An abstract map of the city is cool, but ultimately kind of pointless if only some bits and pieces are shown. Telling me that Override is only tenuously in charge and implying that she's eccentric when given requests is great stuff, but when the chance comes to show it, it isn't taken. The politics of the planet have been played up as rather complicated for a couple issues now, but when you get to the ending they end up being really quite simple with Ransack just sort of doing, well, nothing. The end result is a story that felt complex, but then ultimately just isn't.

That's not to say there weren't parts I liked. Including the aforementioned Override and Ransack, along with Clocker (questionable color scheme aside, but at least it was a toy deco so I'll give it a slide) was a really fun touch. I absolutely adored Cybertron when it came out, and seeing some of these characters get further adventures is quite fun. There's nothing more frightening then driving with a live goddamn cougar next to you.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review


Our normal reviewer and News Admin Extraordinaire, Va'al, did point out some good stuff to me as well that I mostly agree with, so here are his words (mostly ;)) unedited:
Va'al wrote:I really liked the scenes with the Titan, both in writing (how Windblade feels about the whole thing, and how she connects with it) and the art, colours in particular. The race was quite good, and just the right length to not become overblown or dragged out. Ironhide and Chromia were also great, though Ironhide in general has and continues to be a stand out. I'm too drunk to taste this chicken.
My kudos to him for the help with this review as he juggled helping me out of my criticisms, all whilst writing up reviews for the other two IDW Transformers releases this week.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #5 Review


So with all that said, if you ain't first, you're last, so this gets the following score:

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


I'm just kidding, here's the real score:

"Shake and... eh, that's good enough I suppose." out of "SHAKE AND BAKE, BABY!"
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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #123 - Vroom Vroom Vroom
Twincast / Podcast #123:
"Vroom Vroom Vroom"
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015