IDW The Transformers #55 Discussion Thread

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Re: IDW The Transformers #55 Discussion Thread

Postby snavej » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:03 am

So, they were fighting in the upper clouds of Jupiter! The electromagnetic radiation environment is pretty heavy there, so they must have amazing shields. Also, the gravity is approximately 1000 times that of Earth, so their antigravity and/or retro-rockets must be 1000 times more powerful than we see when they're on Earth. I wonder how they all got so juiced up? Were they on Nucleon or Ore 13 or something? :-?
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Re: IDW The Transformers #55 Discussion Thread

Postby Shot Put » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:21 pm

snavej wrote:So, they were fighting in the upper clouds of Jupiter! The electromagnetic radiation environment is pretty heavy there, so they must have amazing shields. Also, the gravity is approximately 1000 times that of Earth, so their antigravity and/or retro-rockets must be 1000 times more powerful than we see when they're on Earth. I wonder how they all got so juiced up? Were they on Nucleon or Ore 13 or something? :-?


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Postby Kurona » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:05 am

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Been reading through this series post-dark cybertron a few times recently because I didn't feel I gave it the chance it really deserved; my initial reading of it was "extra understanding of what happens in MTMTE's universe". So giving it another chance, it's been incredible.

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This is one of the most powerful lines in Transformers history to me.
It sends chills down my spine. Galvatron goes on this long speech about how everyone has to count on him to combat the bigger threat coming; that there's no way they can hope to stand against it without him, and... and then Prime delivers that.
It's such a brilliant juxtaposition. It's such a brilliant use of the medium and of panel space. It's a fantastic resolution and an amazing subversion of the heroes-and-bad-guys-team-up-to-defeat-bigger-bad-guys trope. And in certain respects, it's politically relevant.

I'm just rambling on here but I just couldn't not comment on it. It's chilling, it's well done, it hints at Optimus' coming character and it's a great way to end the comic with a trope subversion. I love it.

And... one more thing. I think they seeded a contrast to this quite some time ago.

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