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IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Va'al » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:54 am

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As we heard back at San Diego Comic Con 2017, the Hasbro Universe of IDW Publishing's comics is going to include big Transformers antagonist Unicron as of 2018, both part of the existing universe and as a 'solo' book of sorts . At this weekend's Hascon, we also got a teaser of the big bad, in planet-eating planet form, during a panel with Chris Ryall - check out the image below, and the snippet describing some more behind the inclusion of the character!

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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Va'al » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:58 am

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I made this new thread to keep all Unicron information in going forward, given that he will also get a solo series and whatnot!

Information we have so far can be found here:

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ike/38993/

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... dcc/38998/

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ers/39063/

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ion/39487/
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Agent 53 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:11 am

Does anyone else notice who's standing to the right of Optimus? I may be wrong but it looks like Bumblebee!
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Kurona » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:28 am

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Well, I guess they had to bring him back eventually. It was a good... *looks at watch* 4 years while it lasted, though.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:15 am

I had been looking forward to this event in the comics for a while, but having to wade through or totally avoid all these unnecessary crossovers, combined with the steadily declining quality of the TF stories, it might not even be worth it, especially if James Roberts has anything to do with the story.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby KingofVIZ » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:54 am

Who's that in front of Starscream?
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Kurona » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:10 am

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KingofVIZ wrote:Who's that in front of Starscream?

Given the kibble - and marketing reasons - probably Arcee.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Randomhero » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:30 am

Kurona wrote:Well, I guess they had to bring him back eventually. It was a good... *looks at watch* 4 years while it lasted, though.



Yes because Bumblebee was so poorly handled, poorly written, no character development, no real story development in the slightest. Oh wait that's been rodimus for the passed 5 years of IDW where we've had 3 or 4 occurrences where he's said "it's time to get serious, I need to be better" and then he sees a lightning bug and forgets everything he just said and starts chasing it.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Kurona » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:31 am

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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby EunuchRon » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:34 am

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I'm not diggin the new look for the big U. He's all rocky and stuff, and what's with the asteroids for his ring? I always thought that was like his warp drive or somethin, the way it powers up in the movie after he ate Lithone.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Randomhero » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:39 am

EunuchRon wrote:I'm not diggin the new look for the big U. He's all rocky and stuff, and what's with the asteroids for his ring? I always thought that was like his warp drive or somethin, the way it powers up in the movie after he ate Lithone.



It's one picture. There's no context at all.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Microraptor » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:23 am

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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby EunuchRon » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:44 pm

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Randomhero wrote:
EunuchRon wrote:I'm not diggin the new look for the big U. He's all rocky and stuff, and what's with the asteroids for his ring? I always thought that was like his warp drive or somethin, the way it powers up in the movie after he ate Lithone.



It's one picture. There's no context at all.


Well, duh. I don't need no context to not like how it looks. :roll:
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Randomhero » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:58 pm

EunuchRon wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
EunuchRon wrote:I'm not diggin the new look for the big U. He's all rocky and stuff, and what's with the asteroids for his ring? I always thought that was like his warp drive or somethin, the way it powers up in the movie after he ate Lithone.



It's one picture. There's no context at all.


Well, duh. I don't need no context to not like how it looks. :roll:



Yeah just judge that book by that cover. Ignorance is bliss and everything needs to be just like it was 30 years ago.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby EunuchRon » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:09 pm

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Man, who peed in your cheerios? I said I didn't like the LOOK, as in the APPEARANCE. I never said nuthin about the story. Chill, bro!
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Hans » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:25 pm

I was mildly interested until he mentioned that Mask, GI Joe, Rom, and all the other crap was going to be involved in this Unicron story as well. And did anyone notice the very painful silence after he tried to get everyone excited for it?
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby YoungPrime » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:36 pm

A long awaited IDW Unicron story? Sure, h3ll yeah!

.....A Unicron story that continues to shoe horn in Hasbro's other struggling franchises instead keeping the focus on actual TRANSFORMERS?


NOPE!
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Kurona » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:43 pm

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Hans wrote:And did anyone notice the very painful silence after he tried to get everyone excited for it?

'Painful' is the right word. Yeesht...
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby YoungPrime » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:44 pm

EunuchRon wrote:Man, who peed in your cheerios? I said I didn't like the LOOK, as in the APPEARANCE. I never said nuthin about the story. Chill, bro!

To be honest the APPEARANCE looks like Planet EGO had a child by DOOMSDAY.

Too organic...


And I don't really care what the story is about if G.I.Joe, Rom and Mask have a part in what should be Galactic battle with no Earth restraints.

Have Arcee team up with Shipwreck and Rom to stop Cobra's Weather Dominator in one of THEIR comics!
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby YoungPrime » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:54 pm

Agent 53 wrote:Does anyone else notice who's standing to the right of Optimus? I may be wrong but it looks like Bumblebee!


Fingers crossed that it's Sunstreaker since this Unicron hint comes at the end of First Strike.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby YoungPrime » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:04 pm

Randomhero wrote:
EunuchRon wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
EunuchRon wrote:I'm not diggin the new look for the big U. He's all rocky and stuff, and what's with the asteroids for his ring? I always thought that was like his warp drive or somethin, the way it powers up in the movie after he ate Lithone.



It's one picture. There's no context at all.


Well, duh. I don't need no context to not like how it looks. :roll:



Yeah just judge that book by that cover. Ignorance is bliss and everything needs to be just like it was 30 years ago.


OR....They could make a cover that reluctant readers actually like! How about that???! This Rocky looking Unicron reminds me of TF: Prime's version. I hated that lazy interpenetration of him that Bay seems to be following as well. And there's no good reason for it in the IDW-verse.

There's also no "ignorance" when you've been seen IDW crap the bed with majority of their crossover events in the first place! And this forced Hasbro-verse is not helping things in slightest either! So spare us the lame manipulation of "read it first" when common sense tells us otherwise!
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:00 am

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I actually don't mind that Unicron look in the teaser. So long as he still has a giant robot mode, the planet mode can have some aesthetic changes. And I like the addition of the rocky look
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Insurgent » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:00 am

Unless Unicron is eating Earth, the others have no business getting involved. And even then, I still don't want them getting involved. This shared universe can bugger off. These annual cross overs are just completely doing me nut in! Changing the face of the IDW verse? That thing changes it's face more often than The Doctor! Knowing this will be a cross over has killed what little enthusiasm I had for it.

Heck, I'm more interested to see Quintessa deal with Unicron in TF6 than I am this now.
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Re: IDW Transformers Comics - Road to Unicron

Postby Soundwave902 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:51 pm

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This could be interesting.

On the Bumblebee appearance, please let that be Goldbug, don't bring someone back from the dead, I like Bumblebee just whispering into Starscream's ear, gives a more tragic occurrence.

As for the other Hasbro properties, have the Transformers and Rom (since a space empire might want to stop a planet-eating monster) fight on Cybertron, while Action Man, MASK, Joe, Micronauts, and Visionaries fight Unicron's heralds on their own turf, with power levels varying on the property. You want mostly Transformers fighting Unicron, it's there for you. You want the other properties to beat up someone, there's that to. Best of both worlds.
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