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Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1

Transformers News: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 9:09PM CDT

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Comic Review Website Fractal Matter have released two advanced reviews of upcoming IDW Transformers comics.

Their first review is of Transformers Devastation #1, whilst their second review is of Beast Wars: The Ascending #1.

Both reviews contain major spoilers, so do not click the links unless you are certain you want to know what is going to happen in these issues.

Both comics will be released this month, with Devastation #1 out on the 19th of September, and Beast Wars: The Ascending #1 due the following week on the 26th of September.
Credit(s): Fractal Matter
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Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (326428)
Posted by Moonbase2 on September 5th, 2007 @ 9:20pm CDT
Dang it, I'm torn! I usually end up spoiling surprises for myself, then freaking out if something happens to a character I like....I don't know if I want to read the reviews....
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (326482)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 5th, 2007 @ 9:41pm CDT
I like that they start with "contains spoilers" so I know not to read this!
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327064)
Posted by Scaleface on September 6th, 2007 @ 5:05am CDT
Both links are to Devastation. Ascending is here: http://fractalmatter.com/main/?p=702
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327280)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 6th, 2007 @ 8:14am CDT
Wow, an actually insightful review. Nice.
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327460)
Posted by Archanubis on September 6th, 2007 @ 10:32am CDT
I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327477)
Posted by darth reven on September 6th, 2007 @ 10:41am CDT
no pictures
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327637)
Posted by Stormwolf on September 6th, 2007 @ 12:21pm CDT
I'm really looking forward to Devastation :)
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327703)
Posted by clrobe on September 6th, 2007 @ 12:56pm CDT
Thunderscream wrote:I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.

That's a good question. I don't think anything has been definitively stated whether or not they would ignore it or not. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327722)
Posted by Stormwolf on September 6th, 2007 @ 1:08pm CDT
clrobe wrote:
Thunderscream wrote:I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.

That's a good question. I don't think anything has been definitively stated whether or not they would ignore it or not. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.


Didn't Furman plan a alternate timeline?
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327804)
Posted by Archanubis on September 6th, 2007 @ 1:50pm CDT
Stormwolf wrote:
clrobe wrote:
Thunderscream wrote:I do have to wonder how this fits in with Beast Machines, unless that series is being ignored completely.

That's a good question. I don't think anything has been definitively stated whether or not they would ignore it or not. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.


Didn't Furman plan a alternate timeline?

I know that was the case with the G1 series, but I'm not sure sure about the Beast Wars series. Then again, I'm well known for my oblivious nature. ;)
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327859)
Posted by Leonardo on September 6th, 2007 @ 2:14pm CDT
I hope Furman doesn't ignore Beast Machines.
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (327917)
Posted by Night Striker on September 6th, 2007 @ 2:43pm CDT
So far it seems to be going that way considering the warring on Cybertron which wasn't happening in the actual Beast Wars show. If it does tie in then the fighting explains how easy Megatron took over, if not then it's a new story line that will have to be developed.
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (328094)
Posted by Great Atlas on September 6th, 2007 @ 4:58pm CDT
seems like ascending might be a remake of point omega
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (330518)
Posted by zemper on September 7th, 2007 @ 7:45pm CDT
no, i think at some point furman must have considered BM.

if guys have read The Gathering, these events take place exactly at the season 3 storyline - though due to transwarp shunting a few nanoklicks from the current time zone, they cannot be seen by the regular BW characters.

i don't know how furman is going to pull this one off, but let's hope he does make it a continuity plug from the end of BW to the start of BM. maybe further issues will reveal how the Maximal Elders and the Tripred Council fell against megs.
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (330719)
Posted by i_amtrunks on September 7th, 2007 @ 10:16pm CDT
zemper wrote:i don't know how furman is going to pull this one off, but let's hope he does make it a continuity plug from the end of BW to the start of BM. maybe further issues will reveal how the Maximal Elders and the Tripred Council fell against megs.


There are so many possibilities for him to go onto Beast Machines stories. I hope it does not happen anytime soon, we need more Beast Wars stories to come out before Beast Machines is even thought of.

Especially considering that the Beasts still on Earth could stay on there throughout the Beast machines saga, them returning to a Tech-organic Cybertron could open up even more story possibilities.
Re: Advanced Reviews of IDW's Devastation #1 and Beast Wars Ascending #1 (330756)
Posted by zemper on September 7th, 2007 @ 10:45pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Especially considering that the Beasts still on Earth could stay on there throughout the Beast machines saga, them returning to a Tech-organic Cybertron could open up even more story possibilities.


yeah, that a good idea there! never thought of that one before. guess it takes a lot of continuity headaches for Furman if he ever goes deeper into the BW saga.

we need more BW stories, 'nuff said. personally, it was the comics that really made me appreciate the whole BW saga. after reading the Gathering and looking at Don's excellent art, i got seasons 1-3 and man, was i sucked deep.

heck, i even lost all interest in collecting the movie toys! (well, if i ever find a deluxe arcee, that's another story haha). i'm diverting all my resources into acquiring BW figs, esp. Lio Convoy. he's very interesting, another Prime who's different from the original Primal. plus, he's got a better transformation and a cool robot mode overall.

guess you should email this idea to IDW, trunks..it's just too good to pass up. kudos dude. 8)
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