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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:55 pm

I go to the biggest shop in the 3rd biggest city in Canada and even they have very little sales for Transformers books.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:21 pm

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Thanks for sharing O Supreme! I don't agree of course as I really didn't care for Dw in the slightest and constantly forget it exists. However I appreciate it had an audience. Now that's why I think if IDW wanted to hedge their bets, they could give us two ongoings that are not connected and never will connect. One would be whatever the reboot would be, the other, a g1 cartoon inspired series which told episodic stories either one issue or two in length. They could be set in any season or be used to fill gaps between season 2 and the movie, or even go further and continue season 4, and try to tell us how the cartoon woukd have handled the pretenders and power masters.

As for the comics selling, well the comic shop I used to go to stopped getting the tf issuses in for lack of sales and this was back during combiner wars. I think it's more of an IDW thing. They are struggling because they don't have much to offer with very few original titles compared to licensed output. Their fortunes could change if they landed their own highly successful ip. The real question could be is there a large enough appetite for Transformers comics in general in a very crowded market?
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:44 pm

I am reading the Optimus ongoing (it definitely picked up when liege maximo arrived) and I dont get the shockwave thing. I get that he was one o the Primes all along but where was he during the 4 million year war? Or did he jump to the future (present for us) when all the pices were in place so as not to coexist with his past self?
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Daniel Adkins » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:34 pm

william-james88 wrote:I am reading the Optimus ongoing (it definitely picked up when liege maximo arrived) and I dont get the shockwave thing. I get that he was one o the Primes all along but where was he during the 4 million year war? Or did he jump to the future (present for us) when all the pices were in place so as not to coexist with his past self?

Because the Shockwave we saw during the war was around, the time-displaced Shockwave (aka Onyxwave) spent his time gathering his Maximals on Antilla and planning for all the stuff he was gonna do post-Dark Cybertron. It was during this time that we see Onyx do things like attack Caminus and such.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:49 pm

What a great way to close out the IDW run!
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:25 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
I'm going back through older material, mostly stuff involving Primes/eventual Unicron related material, and I thought it was downright cool how Barber included this snippet in an issue titled "The Crucible":
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:38 pm

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After all 3 endings are said and done, here are some thoughts on the end.

I think of the 3 endings, this one actually felt like the truer and better ending. Lost Light kinda felt like a sad reunion episode, with the only real highlight of that finale being the duplicate Lost Light, enabling us to imagine the crew going on many more adventures for however long we remember the run.

Unicron had a decent ending, but I've stated almost all my thoughts in my review there.

This felt pretty good actually, with Optimus taking every other page as a final flashback to his life. I didn't like the direction they ended up taking him, but I feel it was fitting to leave the "Arisen" part of the story vague as to whether Optimus was or not, though I suspect Arcee did know and never told.

Overall, the endings felt kinda weak. I feel like all the adventures we have been on over the past many years deserved something a little bit more than what they got.
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Re: IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby DeadCaL » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:14 pm

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I enjoyed it the most out of the 3. Probably gonna reread it so see if I missed anything. Was certainly alot better than the Lost Light non ending.
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