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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

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Monday, March 18th, 2013 11:59PM CDT

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Our friends at IDW Publishing have provided us with the preview for Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15. Be sure to pick up or download the next exciting chapter in the saga of the Lost Light and crew this Wednesday. Full review coming soon, for now enjoy the preview below.

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #15
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
DEATH IN THE RANKS! Rodimus and his crew are confronted by the enemy within—and not everyone will survive the encounter. Everything has been building to this: all-out war aboard the Lost Light!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


*Variant Cover:
Marcelo Matere variant cover!

Bullet points:
• No one is safe!
• The story that More Than Meets The Eye has been building to since issue one is here!


Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview
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Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472732)
Posted by budmaloney on March 19th, 2013 @ 12:32am CDT
:KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Holy cow Batman!!
It's starting. The intensity is over 9000!

Cannot contain excitement

This is it, it hit the fan for the lost light.

The lost light......are all dead
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472737)
Posted by Super Megatron on March 19th, 2013 @ 12:44am CDT
Overlord kicks so much ass that you can feel it in the pages of the X-Men.
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472739)
Posted by Anonymous. on March 19th, 2013 @ 1:03am CDT
Super Megatron wrote:Overlord kicks so much ass that you can feel it in the pages of the X-Men.


That is so sig'd
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472744)
Posted by RAcast on March 19th, 2013 @ 1:54am CDT
Ohhh... that's bad. :shock:

Tailgate, quick, shoot ALL OF THE LASERS!
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472749)
Posted by PrymeStriker on March 19th, 2013 @ 2:14am CDT
I don't read MTMTE, Va'al brought me here after he alluded to this, but...

Death is good. Death is very good. :twisted:
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472752)
Posted by RAcast on March 19th, 2013 @ 2:20am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:I don't read MTMTE, Va'al brought me here after he alluded to this, but...

Death is good. Death is very good. :twisted:

Glad I'm not the only one. :lol: I just read whatever chapter (volume/book? I don't read comic books) had Swerve tormenting Tailgate. Also "6 MILLION YEARS!?" :lol:
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472758)
Posted by Henry921 on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:08am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:I don't read MTMTE, Va'al brought me here after he alluded to this, but...

Death is good. Death is very good. :twisted:


You can always be relied upon to relish Autobot deaths, Pryme.
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472760)
Posted by quickmixed on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:24am CDT
Pipes... :shock: The DJD need to turn up so we can have a Phase sixer versus phase sixer showdown.

Really looking forward to this. Thursday can't come soon enough.
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472764)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 19th, 2013 @ 5:29am CDT
Poor Pipes. :(

Roberts crushed our feelings just like Overlord crushed li'l Pipes.
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472806)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 19th, 2013 @ 9:33am CDT
Swerve pushed the button. Epic fourth-wall breaking foreshadowing? I think so.
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472862)
Posted by Neurie on March 19th, 2013 @ 12:34pm CDT
If you get that response from Pipes dying wait till you actualy read it.

Waits for the reactions to the other deaths.....
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472896)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 19th, 2013 @ 2:57pm CDT

Every Shape Serves a Purpose
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis (or ask Swerve)

DEATH IN THE RANKS! Rodimus and his crew are confronted by the enemy within—and not everyone will survive the encounter. Everything has been building to this: all-out war aboard the Lost Light!


Pipes and his ability for synthesis



Story

We know what's going to happen – Overlord has escaped, a massacre is imminent. Roberts, though, approaches the inevitable scenes cautiously, craftily building up those thirty minutes which Chromedome needs to exit the cell. Well, sort of. He kills someone off, then gets back to the build-up.


Crushing your feelings (and other bots) since 2010



The inhabitants of the Lost Light are still carrying on their own personal storylines as the storm hits. A lot is happening in those thirty minutes, and Roberts makes sure we are all left waiting to find out what was going on befor-- AWOOOOOGA.


AWOOOGA



The entire crew reverses to the Medibay to stop the Phase Sixer. And I mean the entire crew. Every shape serves a purpose. There are, of course, notable exceptions: Ultra Magnus makes quite the comeback from his so-far obsessive self, readers will be pleased to see. And both him and Fort Max are pivotal to the issue (and what is that blueprint in Brainstorm's lab?).


Ultra Magnus is dealing with it now



The humour typical of Roberts' stories so far is still present, before the big fight scenes and even during, but they really don't detract from the action or the tension. If anything, they add an extra layer of 'humanity' to the entire crew, leaving readers completely at loss towards the end. This reader, at least. Swerve is, as usual, the comedy relief, and while a lot of the humour does happen before the battle scenes, he pops up again mid-fight, fulfilling his role. A nice touch of referential comedy on Roberts' behalf, too.


Project: metaDOOM ?



Art

Milne provides the pencils, but EVERYONE ELSE is working on inks and colours. Seriously. Marc Deering, Brian Shearer and Phyllis Novin collaborate with Milne on the inks, and the three Js (Burcham, Perez and Lafuente) are on colours. And the effect is gorgeous.


The crew respond



The artwork conveys the scale of what is happening aboard the ship, and the colours have the task of adding the deeper emotional power of Roberts' script. The final panel, with no words, no borders, white background, delivers a wrenching, devastating blow to even the most tempered heart of steel. The last time I felt this emotional about a comic was with Craig Thompson's Blankets. A note on the lettering, too: in the most recent issues, Tom B. Long has taken Mowry and Lee's work further, finding his voice in playing with typography, and adding even more emotion to the lettering and fonts. Especially with pain and anger. There's a lot to say about someone who can write ARGH in a unique way each time.


One of many Arghs



Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead.


One minor complaint – the Overlord situation seems to be dealt with pretty swiftly. I'm sure there is more to come, or I'd like to think that at least, but one issue to build up and one to climax the event feels a bit reductive.
But I suppose that is the price to pay to have such an emotional story be told in amidst all the action and fighting. And it is feelings that really leads the plot in the issue. Overlord is the cataclismic catalyst to Chromedome's tale, who is ultimately the real major character of Under Cold Blue Stars.
Alongside that, I hope that all the cut-off actions of the various crew members will be explored later in the series, revealing Tailgate's creation, Fort Max's apology, Perceptor and Rodimus' conversation about matrix mapping. Especially the latter.


Promises, promises...



To sum up, this issue is not for the weak-hearted, the emotionally-involved, the casual, the fan, the long-time and attentive reader. No, wait – this is precisely the right issue for you. If I were to choose my favourite issue from IDW so far, spanning all series, Under Cold Blue Stars would be it. It has action, humour, pain, deaths (at least four) and everything that has made More Than Meets the Eye such a good read since its inception.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
(and for the first time, those Autobot symbols look like tiny hearts waiting to be shattered)

Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472901)
Posted by The Collecter on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:23pm CDT
ROTFL, the forth wall "off-panel" joke was hillarios!

(although it would have been cool if they used it on Overlord and turned him into a SG decepticon thus making him a good guy)
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472902)
Posted by The Collecter on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:26pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Swerve pushed the button. Epic fourth-wall breaking foreshadowing? I think so.


Sorry to disapoint, but the fourth wall breaking already happened when Swerve said, "I did it off-panel" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472903)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CDT
There may or be not be more on that. I'm not committing to anything here. ;)
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472905)
Posted by sabrigami on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:31pm CDT
Hmm, I don't know if my feels will survive this one. But I must be a Lady and face this anyway. Reading the Preview yesterday was very crushing (no pun inteneded). Not even the hilarity of the Meta fictional bomb and Swerve could ease the pain. I also made the mistake of listening to Lillium (elfen Lied) while reading the preview again. Tha made it even worse :-( .

On a brighter note, excellent review Va'al. You and Blurrz know how to make a nice exceedingly teasing but not spoilery review :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472907)
Posted by Anonymous. on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CDT
Va'al wrote:There may or be not be more on that. I'm not committing to anything here. ;)

[color=teal]
This issue still blows my mind every time I read it :BOOM: [/color]
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472908)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:On a brighter note, excellent review Va'al. You and Blurrz know how to make a nice exceedingly teasing but not spoilery review :KREMZEEK:



Thanks! :D

We do try.
Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472914)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 19th, 2013 @ 4:12pm CDT
Josh Perez has updated his Tumblr with the two-page spread from More Than Meets The Eye #15, in full colour!

Re: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #15 Preview (1472915)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 4:20pm CDT
I know it might be kinda weird to say... but besides the obvious Overlord, looking at the amazing double panel spread, I can't help really wanting a classics Skids. Am I crazy, or has he been looking particularly awesome in the stories as of late? >:oP

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