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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:15 pm

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Stardrive looks like Strongarm but more sweet and gentle in that sketch.

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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Va'al » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:18 pm

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WreckerJack wrote:Stardrive looks like Strongarm but more sweet and gentle in that sketch.

*looks up on TFwiki*

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You mean the image they lifted from the cropped version I posted in my review? Sure. ;)
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Daniel Adkins » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:35 pm

You sure they didn't just crop their own version of that same panel? I mean, it is a pretty awesome panel.
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby ScottyP » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:07 pm

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WreckerJack wrote:Stardrive looks like Strongarm but more sweet and gentle in that sketch.

*looks up on TFwiki*

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You mean the image they lifted from the cropped version I posted in my review? Sure. ;)
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Va'al » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:11 am

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Daniel Adkins wrote:You sure they didn't just crop their own version of that same panel? I mean, it is a pretty awesome panel.


I just wanted to side-eye people on staff using TFwiki images when I post the exact same one. ;)
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:01 am

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It was a great first issue, and this shows that what I was hoping for in this crossover is happening. It is turning out good and I like it a lot
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Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:08 am

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As we've seen the colours (by Josh Perez) in the October solicitations for IDW Publishing's Transformers comics, we now also have the ink-heavy lineart by artist Alex Milne for Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor #4! Stardrive, Bumblebee, Rom himself, and an ugly situation with Dire Wraith limbs await you below.

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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Big Grim » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:19 am

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iTunes Preview for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2

Postby william-james88 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:31 pm

Via iTunes, we have a short preview for the second issue of the new Hasbro Universe crossover event Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor - with art by Alex Milne, written by John Barber. Check it out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don't know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons and they're ready to fight all comers!



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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby ratchetneededthat » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:12 pm

Glad to see Dirge being used again. So this is why he abandoned the Decepticons in the RID ongoing, nobody listens to orders. (And that he and Deluge were essentially abandoned on Cybertron) I wish Dirge was used now as much as he was during RID. His last appearance was when Wheeljack came back. :(
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:36 am

ratchetneededthat wrote:Glad to see Dirge being used again. So this is why he abandoned the Decepticons in the RID ongoing, nobody listens to orders. (And that he and Deluge were essentially abandoned on Cybertron) I wish Dirge was used now as much as he was during RID. His last appearance was when Wheeljack came back. :(



That's my only pet peeve about rid/TF/op is introducing characters, giving them character and time and then forgetting them.

Tappet, Zetca, waspinator, scoop, dirge, dreading . Really interesting characters that after a while become background characters that might get a line if they're lucky
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 pm

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The art is glorious, and yay Dirge!
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Kurona » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:08 pm

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Yeah, it is a shame that Dirge hasn't showed up more since RiD. That comic made me actually care about a Conehead; which is an incredible feat in and of itself -- I'm hoping Shining Armour'll give us a little glimpse of his disillusionment with the Decepticon Cause, much like Spotlight: Thundercracker did for another blue seeker.
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Full Preview for IDW Rom Vs Transformers: Shining Armor #2

Postby Va'al » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:30 pm

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Along with First Strike #2, this week sees IDW Publishing dip further into crossover territory with the second issue of the mini-series Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor, as we find out more about Stardrive's place in the Cybertronian world, as well as the wider universe and Starscream's plans, courtesy of Multiversity Comics! Check out the full preview below, and a review later this week on Seibertron.com.

Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths—and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don’t know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons—and they’re ready to fight all comers!
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· An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!

· Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!


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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Deadput » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:13 pm

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Huh Skyblast?

Obscure but it's a welcome cameo (Assuming he is just that)

Jet Vehicon is cool too and it's nice to see more of the war and see Starscream being "evil" again.
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Coptur » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:39 am

I must admit this has been a nice break from OP, LL & TAAO.

I think the current trend of TF comics are running their natural course and we need a big overhaul and/or strong reboot.

I know this may not be popular opinion but i'm just not interested in IDW tf comics at the moment.
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby ScottyP » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:09 am

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Interested to see if issue 2 turns around opinions like it did mine on this story. Strip away the very very nice art and I don't think there's enough plot to fill five issues.
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Kurona » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:21 am

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ScottyP wrote:Interested to see if issue 2 turns around opinions like it did mine on this story. Strip away the very very nice art and I don't think there's enough plot to fill five issues.

Personally speaking it felt much weaker than issue #1. That said, I think that's largely because the issue is essentially one big fight scene... and a certain little error on the cast page got me really excited to see a backstory for one of my favourite characters that just didn't happen.
Simply put, aside from the wraith autobot fusion in the middle of the issue, nothing particularly interesting happened but a few interesting things are set up to happen with Rom back in the picture and this version of Ultra Magnus dead.
Also, I totally called this Magnus not being Minimus; he acts so different and certain things that happen to him confirm it's Ramp or Damus or whoever.
Also doesn't help we barely get any focus on Stardrive. Would've thought we'd get a page or something devoted to her thoughts on seeing her fellow Cybertronians for the first time, but, nope. Just Bumblebee being a nice person I guess.
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby ScottyP » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:27 pm

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^ I agree with basically all of that. So much 'meh' in this one.

  • Skyblast the redshirt legit disappoints me on multiple levels. Even if the entire creative group had no plans to ever do anything with the Space Team/Requiem Blaster, they just handcuffed anyone that might want to later. Just, man, don't red shirt one member of a three bot Combiner team! Unless the later issues are going to have Astroscope and Payload in a Triplicate Girl kind of story then gtfo with this Armada-indifference crap.
  • Outside of some fighting, what happens here? What did this issue add to the story that wasn't in issue 1?
  • I understand wanting to make it very clear that this Magnus is not Minimus Ambus, but I'm both unsure it fits with established continuity and it felt like being hammered over the head repeatedly with a "this isn't Minimus LOL" hammer.
  • Bee and Rom somehow saying what they do and not managing to hold off their teammates? Ehhh I'm having a hard time here.
  • Why should I care about Dire Wraiths? What do they want? They've been around a year plus in IDW continuity, let's get some shades of grey in their collective character. This is not just this book's fault, to be fair. Doc and others like her are too far to the other extreme for that to be a fascinating schism.
  • As a Rom reader, holy wow I really want a story where he does anything else. The pattern of him trying and succeeding and/or failing to talk Livia down all the time, repetitively, was old months ago. With the first issue out of the way, why not expand on their relationship instead of beating the same path?
  • Why is Stardrive like, a background character already?

Yeah, I didn't like it. I strongly disliked it. I may not order 5.
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Va'al » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:56 am

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Review is coming at weekend, but similar thoughts indeed.
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Variant Covers for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #3, by Roche/Burcham and Coller/Lafuente

Postby Va'al » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:32 am

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While I try finding the time to review the second issue of the series, Previews World has updated their pages with some variant covers for IDW Publishing's Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor #3! The first one below is by gruesome twosome Nick Roch and Josh Burcham, while the second has profile art by Casey Coller and (probably; yo, start crediting people properly, thanks) Joana Lafuente - check them out!


UPDATE: The Coller cover is confirmed as being coloured by John-Paul Bove.


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(W) John Barber, Christos Gage (A) Alex Milne (CA) Nick Roche
Crash-landed on a mysterious planet and pursued by both Decepticons and Dire Wraiths, the Solstar Knights and Autobots will have to set aside their differences in order to save themselves!


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(W) John Barber, Christos Gage (A) Alex Milne (CA) Casey Coller
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Re: IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor Series Thread

Postby Kurona » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:31 pm

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Now it looks like we're getting to the interesting stuff. This was something brought up by Scotty initially but I greatly agree with it so I'm gonna re-iterate -- it feels like this was thought out well as a very interesting story, but it wasn't enough story to fill out the number of issues they got so that's why #2 felt a bit filler-y with that drawn out battle.
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Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #3 iTunes Preview

Postby Bounti76 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:19 am

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Via iTunes, we now have a three page preview for the third (of five) issue of Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor. It's due to be released on September 30th, so while you're waiting, check out the pages below, and be sure to read the issue review after it comes out!

Crash-landed on a mysterious planet and pursued by both Decepticons and Dire Wraiths, the Solstar Knights and Autobots will have to set aside their differences in order to save themselves!


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