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IDW Transformers 30th Anniversary Ken Christiansen Interlocked Covers

Transformers News: IDW Transformers 30th Anniversary Ken Christiansen Interlocked Covers
Date: Monday, November 3rd 2014 6:59am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Ken Christiansen

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Here on Seibertron.com, we have shown some of Ken Christiansen's 30th Anniversary covers for the IDW Transformers comics as we posted the reviews for the last two issues of the two main ongoings. Now, Christiansen has posted the full, interlocked artwork on his Facebook page - check it out in all its glory below!

IDW 30th Anniversary Covers

Left to Right - Transformers : Primacy #3, Transformers : Robots in Disguise # 34, and Transformers : More Than Meets the Eye #34


Transformers News: IDW Transformers 30th Anniversary Ken Christiansen Interlocked Covers

Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks
Date: Monday, November 3rd 2014 1:29am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): Nagi Miyako

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Nagi Miyako has just posted a lot of the artwork he did for Takara Tomy on his Deviant Art account. These artworks are created for the Transformers Cloud story chapters. Check these amazing artwork we've mirrored below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1 Pre-Order

Transformers News: Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1 Pre-Order
Date: Thursday, October 30th 2014 10:38pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Amazon.com

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Amazon has just listed a pre-order for Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1. This volume collects the first 13 issues of the Transformers: Spotlight series. It is scheduled for release March 17, 2015.

Amazon wrote:Featuring individual Transformers stories focusing on a vast array of characters such as Shockwave, Nightbeat, Kup, Arcee, Grimlock, and Optimus Prime, Volume 1 collects the first 13 issues of the Transformers: Spotlight series.


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Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview
Date: Wednesday, October 29th 2014 8:31pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): iTunes, Mariel Romero

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Not satisfied with this week's Transformers comics news from IDW Publishing? Then head on below for a quick preview of the upcoming rebranded Robots in Disguise - now simply Transformers - #35, and the return of an old face, thanks to digital assistant Mariel Romero and iTunes.

Days of Deception begins! PROWL and the CONSTRUCTICONS hunt the world’s deadliest game—three humans with a history of fighting CYBERTRONIANS! Lines are drawn as human and machine alike are drawn into—the ONYX INTERFACE!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Date: Wednesday, October 29th 2014 4:42am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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Face the Past
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
THE DILEMMA! On a planet dedicated to Right and Wrong, four damaged AUTOBOTS must make an impossible choice: kill or cure? Whatever they decide, their lives will never be the same.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Make no Mistake


Story

Last issue was a gigantic piece of everything happening, in quantum manners, with sonic wrenches, parallel timelines, lost loves rekindled, and purple-soaked betrayals. How does one issue later compare
or stand up to all that, with only four members of the main cast facing an impossible choice and maybe, just maybe, more impossible horrors?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be happy in your work


Quite cleverly written, James Roberts' script uses the setting of the four Autobots on Ofsted XVII, and Trailcutter's new reading habits, as the frame for his journey into another type of past than Barber's in RID #34 - the origin of Megatron's ideology, body of work and cruelties he had to endure under the mind games of the functionists.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be grateful for your alt mode


The two stories run quite nicely in parallel to each other, and easily distinguishable with the casts being so different as well as limited. And to keep them as relevant to each other as possible, the Megatron story has some very intriguing snippets from present day Trailcutter's current reading of 'Towards Peace', which somehow reflects onto the bots' situation, and the possibly dying Cybertronian in their care.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be thankful for the system


What could've simply been a long flashback with some tenuous links to the present turns out to be a much more rounded story in multiple parts, bringing back some old ..er.. friends, from both the distant and the recent past. And thrown in for good measure are politics and some excellent world building, leading into the Days of Deception post-DC phase.


Art

Atilio Rojo takes over from Alex Milne for this issue's setting-up of what's to come in Elegant Chaos. While there are some potential issues with his more rounded style, given the two stories unravelling in the issue, I personally thought it really worked with the more personal themes and touches to Megatron's problematic situation, with some excellent layouts and body language in crucial scenes.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be mindful of your betters


What really helped Rojo's linework, though, was regular Joana Lafuente's amazing use of colours throughout. Not only is the Decepticon purple used very appropriately in the background of key moments for all the cast involved, the contrast between Messatine and Ofsted XVII, with such limited environments to deal with, and what actually happens on them, is really brought out.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
We're locked in


Remember I mentioned those 'key, crucial scenes' in this issue? You can imagine they mostly revolve around Megatron - but it's Tom B. Long's lettering wizardry that makes sure they drive home, and firmly lodge into your reading mind. To visually complete the whole ensemble, the two main covers (A by Brendan Cahill, B by Nick Roche and Josh Burcham) shed different lights on the story, while Ken Christiansen's Anniversary variant continues a great streak of homage pieces - see thumbnail.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Four Autobots relaxing on a planet dedicated to Ethics, and finding more they ever wanted to know about it, with dire consequences for some old friends. A miner struggling against a corrupt senate and segregated control system, and facing the nastiest, most intrusive part of it. What do they have in common? Great writing, one set-up issue, an unsettling last page and, obviously, more horrors ahead.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
In truth, it is about control


As I claimed above, the issue is extremely well put together visually too, as we see Megatron's writing taking centre stage, quite literally, as story and art converge into it and use it as source for their progression and layouts. Make sure to pick this one up, as the stage is now wider than ever - just not where you thought they might be.

. :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: ½ out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview
Date: Tuesday, October 28th 2014 3:12am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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This week, IDW Publishing brings us another issue of the fan-acclaimed series of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye - setting the stage for the beginning of Days of Deception and Elegant Chaos. Want to know more? Check out the preview for #34 below, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34
James Roberts (w) • Atilio Rojo (a) • Brendan Cahill (c)
THE DILEMMA! On a planet dedicated to Right and Wrong, four damaged AUTOBOTS must make an impossible choice: kill or cure? Whatever they decide, their lives will never be the same.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
A character-intense prelude to next month’s ELEGANT CHAOS event!
30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Ken Christiansen!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers
Date: Friday, October 24th 2014 3:15am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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We showed the Sarah Stone variant cover in this week's review of Transformers: Primacy #3, but thanks to the IDW Tumblr we get both another good look atTrypticon and Metroplex, and clean art of the next cover, for issue 4, featuring Optimus Prime and Megatron! Check them out mirrored below.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers

IDW Transformers: Primacy #3 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy #3 Review
Date: Thursday, October 23rd 2014 8:36am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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Ready? FIGHT!
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
CYBERTRON AT WAR! The giant city-sized Titans, METROPLEX and TRYPTICON, battle on a scale the universe has never seen—and the destruction they leave in their wake leaves CYBERTRON ready for the DECEPTICONS to strike!

Transformers News: Re: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More
It begins


Story

Last time we delved in Cybertron's past in Transformers: Primacy, the battle between Trypticon and the Titan Metroplex had only just begun. Issue three of this four-issue mini-series takes us deep into the conflict raging on, above and around the city of Iacon and the entirety of the planet, in a 22-page long series of action sequences.

Transformers News: Re: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT


The book shows off Megatron's attack as the first proper act of full-out war, involving the big beast, the Junkions and Sharkticons he recruited, his Seekers, Combaticons and appearances from the expanded cast of the Decepticon ranks we're all used to, plus Blackwall (very briefly) - and it's a very Megatron centric plot, too, despite the main action taken over by the titans fighting.

Transformers News: Re: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More
Chin up, huh?


While the action is entertaining, Flint Dille and Chris Metzen's plot itself does not really result in much, and can feel a little cramped in some places and too distended in others, yet oddly still have a nice pacing in the single issue. I was, however, pleased to see the Omega/Nova Prime conundrum solved, if a little heavy-handedly.

Transformers News: Re: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More
*GLARE*


The dialogue is still very much a Dille/Metzen product, and there's not a lot to expect from characterisation for the different characters other than what we've seen so far. On the other handm though, the ending has an interesting direction to it, and one that I'll be interested to see played out in the final issue of the series and trilogy.


Art

This is the second helping of Livio Ramondelli this week and month, and it's quite hard not to compare his work here to the one in RID #34. The biggest difference? Primacy is a lot darker, and sometimes the contrast doesn't help with the dynamism of the action scenes. The lighting, given by gunfire, acid rain, optics and explosions, though, does wonders on some otherwise fairly dim pages.

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PEW PEW


One of the visual highlights of this issue, to me, is the fun that Chris Mowry clearly had with the sound effects pervading the battle scenes. All the punches, crunches, booms, kicks, shooms, and especially the TWERGs, look amazing, and really stand out on the background of Ramondelli's colours, adding extra action hues to the mix.

Transformers News: Re: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More
TWERG TWERG TWERG


And if you hadn't had enough of big page spreads on battles between Metroplex and Trypticon, the variant cover in the thumbnail, by Sarah Stone, gives you a little more of that. Because why not. The third part of the interlocking Ramondelli covers shows off the beginning of the Decepticon faction, and Ken Christiansen gives us another stunning 30th Anniversary collage from the Autobot side. Make sure to check them all out.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

As I said above, do not expect too much from the plot of this issue of Primacy, despite some interesting developments towards the end. However, if you're into big blown full-on fighting with virtually all the cast of all the old Transformers characters, with curb-stomping, impaling, slicing, limb-ripping and one-liners - this is the book for you.

Transformers News: Re: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More
Bravimus Prime


As the Autobot resistance takes a bit of a paler shade in their lack of preparation against the Decepticon uprising, I'm hoping we'll see more of an escalation next issue, with the conclusion veering the path of Primacy back onto the main IDW track, tying up some of the sub-plots ran so far, and some extra TWERG TWERG TWERG.

. :CON: :CON: :CON: ½ out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:

IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment and More!

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment and More!
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 9:03am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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Thanks to the lovely people over at IDW Publishing, we get to take a look at the Transformers comics being released digitally and in print this coming January - and there's plenty of stuff to go round, from Angry Birds, to Drift, to the two ongoing series as well as a collected edition of the motion comic Punishment in trade form, a collected Dark Cybertron hardcover and the Complete Allspark Almanac. Check them all out below!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #6
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
THE SMASH HIT OF 2014 BECOMES THE GREATEST COMIC OF 2015! If you thought the war between G.I. JOE and the TRANSFORMERS was out of control before… well, brothers and sisters—wait’ll you get a load of issue 6!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers VS G.I. Joe #6—Subscription Variant
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Dave Crossland (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Heroes fall, but heroism triumphs!
• One small step for the G.I. JOE team—one giant fall for the TRANSFORMERS!
• Variant Cover by Antonio Fusso!


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Transformers: Punishment
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
OPTIMUS PRIME RETURNS TO CYBERTON! And someone is killing Decepticons. PRIME teams with WINDBLADE to uncover the identity of the vigilante… but the answers will uncover darker secrets than anyone expected!
FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Bullet points:
• The stage is set for COMBINER WARS!
• OPTIMUS PRIME and WINDBLADE on the hunt for a killer!
• Will the AUTOBOTS stand up when DECEPTICON lives are at stake?


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers #37—Days of Deception
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
THE ONYX PROTOCOL! As PROWL confronts SPIKE over the human’s betrayal, the mystery of G.B. Blackrock and the Onyx Interface deepens. Meanwhile, Tokyo becomes a battleground as Arcee faces the Constructicons… and Galvatron!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers #37—Days of Deception—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Days of Deception continues!
• The stage is set for COMBINER WARS!
• Prowl versus Spike!
• Arcee versus Galvatron!
• Variant Cover by Kotteri!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #37—Days of Deception
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
DESPERATE MEASURES! Four million years ago, as CYBERTRON teetered on the brink of all-out war, a group of Autobots decided it was time to take matters into their own hands. Everyone concerned would subsequently agree that this was a very, very bad move...
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #37—Days of Deception—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Days of Deception continues!
• Variant Cover by Kotteri!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers: Drift—Empire of Stone #3 (of 4)
Shane McCarthy (w) • Guido Guidi (a & c)
THE STONE ARMY! The secrets of DRIFT’S past become his present-day problems… and RATCHET’S none too happy about being dragged along!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers: Drift: Empire of Stone #3 (of 4)—Subscription Variant
Shane McCarthy (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Sarah Stone (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Ties in directly MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers Animated: The Complete Allspark Almanac
Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster (w) • Various (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
The Allspark Almanac is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind atlas to the amazing 2008 Animated series universe. Giving fans behind-the-scenes secrets directly from the show's creators this volume is packed with full-color bios, character models, episode summaries, interviews, and more.
TPB • FC • $39.99 • 440 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-210-4

Bullet points:
• Collects both original volumes into one book!



Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Angry Birds/Transformers #3 (of 4)
John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a & c)
RAMP-EGG! When the Angry Birds’ precious eggs become leg-having, weapon-bearing rampaging eggs of mass destruction, the Autobirds must team up with the Deceptihogs to save Piggy Island! How much more mixed-up can this mash-up possibly get?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Angry Birds/Transformers #3 (of 4)—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Sarah Stone (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Written by John Barber (TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS vs G.I. JOE)!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers January 2015 Solicitations: Drift, Complete Allspark Almanac, Punishment


Transformers: Dark Cybertron
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Phil Jimenez, Andrew Griffith, Brendan Cahill, James Raiz, Atilio Rojo, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
THE END OF EVERYTHING! SHOCKWAVE makes a move millions of years in the planning—an ultimate strategy to remake Cybertron and destroy both the Autobots and Decepticons!
HC • FC • $49.99 • 300 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-072-8

Bullet points:
• This oversized hardcover collects all 12 issues of the hit crossover!

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 3:06am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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Dark Side of Future's Past - The Return
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
THE ENIGMA! At last… the secret origins of CYBERTRON’s golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME—and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS’ mission on Earth!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
They're off to meet Michael Bay!


Story

After a month's pause to take a look at Cybertron and whatever mess is taking place over there, we return to Earth's orbit to check in with Alpha Trion, Optimus Prime and whatever mess is about to go down here - by looking at what happened a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... if you're new to the Transformers, that is. Though there is plenty for veteran fans, too. Read on!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
Ah, the good old days


The frame of the issue is the conversation between Alpha Trion and Optimus, as they take a wander over the dark side of the moon (oh-ho), to discuss important things of importance, without anyone listening in - and we finally find out the role that Trion has played since forever in the shape of Cybertron and its lineage.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
"..and now you tell me you're Professor X?!"


Which leads us nicely into a long flashback of the early days of Cybertron, with Galvatron running around chopping people to bits and decapitating others, stabbing, slashing and generally being his usual killing machine self. The 'twist' however, is that he has a perfectly good reason to do so, and we discover just how far the Enigma teased in the synopsis goes, and what it has to do with Earth and some old frie-- ene-- frenemies.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
Plus this guy


John Barber's dialogue and characterisation in this issue are great: from Skylynx' wonderful quips, to characters calling out each other's pompous formalities, to seeds of deception and scheming planted in some key players of the past, to the roundedness of Galvatron and the deceitfulness of Alpha Trion, and that's without considering the source material being drawn upon for the flashback's plot, and really setting the stage for Combiner Wars.


Art

In addition to all of that, Livio Ramondelli is really on top form with the artwork: there's a lighter, cleaner feel even to some of the busier battle scenes (though some make Galvatron look a bit too powerhouse-y, but that's writer's choice), there is a nice use of reference material again, in both toy form and pre-existing fiction, and some great body language deployed.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
DRAMATIC REVEAL


Also, the lighting and colour used for the contrast between the past and present is switched compared to usual, with dark used for Trion and Optimus' conversation on the Moon, and a lot of light shining over Galvatron's battles. Combine that with some great panel layouts, a cinematographic style of composition, angles and shots, and you have a visually pleasing issue indeed.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
Keeping things in perspective


Tom B. Long returns on lettering, choosing some very well placed addition contrast in caption boxes and dialogue bubbles, with a smattering of great sound effects throughout the book. All serves to further identify the separation and similarity of the different stages, and it all works perfectly. The two main covers by Andrew Griffith and Josh Perez, and Casey Coller and Joana Lafuente also do a great job of hyping up the Galvatron element, and it is a great part of the issue - but don't miss out on the stunning Ken Christiansen 30th anniversary variant (thumbnail).


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

I have tried hard to not give away any of the major plot points, names of key characters, storylines or references, as I think this issue needs to be enjoyed as a new exploration of Cybertron's past in the comfort of personal reading. But I also believe fans of different Transformers continuities will really enjoy the various parts of fiction that are touched upon, and how Barber brings them all under the one issue.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34 Review
Without leaping to conclusions


Ramondelli's art does some great things with Barber's writing, too, and accomplishes some nice visual clarity and dynamism needed for the warrior 'king' Galvatron. It also gets closer in its shading and hues as the past and present become darker and darker as they converge, with a great final sting tying us back to the running thread of RID so far. As we get ever closer to the beginning of Combiner Wars, this issue does great things to actually make me look forwards to it. Well played.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: ½ out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

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