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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby snavej » Wed May 16, 2018 10:46 am

It's funny how green legs turn purple and orange in a certain light.

All the Autobots here are facing left, so another bunch of characters on another cover could be facing right. Who will they be? My money's on the weather presenters of Oklahoma TV! :lol:
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Galactic Prime » Wed May 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Let's all remember the one good thing about these books.




They're ENDING SOON!!!!!

YAY!!!!
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Va'al » Thu May 17, 2018 2:55 am

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snavej wrote:It's funny how green legs turn purple and orange in a certain light.

All the Autobots here are facing left, so another bunch of characters on another cover could be facing right. Who will they be? My money's on the weather presenters of Oklahoma TV! :lol:


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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu May 17, 2018 4:08 am

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Anyone in the middle or is it going to be a Mexican standoff?
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu May 17, 2018 9:14 am

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Okay so after taking a few weeks away from regular posting and purging myself of my negative vibes and outlook, it's time for me to catch up on LL. I stopped reading after Defensor got taken out. Has the story picked up the pace since then? Have some questions been answered?
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Thu May 17, 2018 9:38 am

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Okay so after taking a few weeks away from regular posting and purging myself of my negative vibes and outlook, it's time for me to catch up on LL. I stopped reading after Defensor got taken out. Has the story picked up the pace since then? Have some questions been answered?
The pace has picked up, yeah. Disparare pieces are starting to be drawn together in real ways.

I think it's on the cusp of some real answers starting in 18, which should have been out soon if not already but has been IDW'd out to mid-June :(
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby snavej » Thu May 17, 2018 11:29 am

ZeroWolf wrote:Anyone in the middle or is it going to be a Mexican standoff?


I think that there will be someone or even something in the middle because part of Ultra Magnus' left arm goes off the page on the 2nd cover and doesn't appear on the 1st cover. Therefore: 3rd cover soon!
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Fri May 18, 2018 6:50 am

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snavej wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Anyone in the middle or is it going to be a Mexican standoff?


I think that there will be someone or even something in the middle because part of Ultra Magnus' left arm goes off the page on the 2nd cover and doesn't appear on the 1st cover. Therefore: 3rd cover soon!
I think anticipating plot points/story moments based on covers is a great way to make yourself disappointed later. Remember how Getaway punched Thunderclash off the ship Ozymandias-style?

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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby starfishy » Thu May 24, 2018 3:57 pm

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D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
AVFireblade9472 wrote:So, what do you all think is gonna happen in LL 18?

The grand Architect will show up , snap his fingers, and then Krok, Crankcase, Fulcrum, Misfire, Swerve, Rewind, Rung, Nautica, Nightbeat, Velocity, Whirl, and Roller will all die by turning to rust


So like in IW all the awesome characters
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby starfishy » Thu May 24, 2018 8:41 pm

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Sorry for the double post, but finished book 5 of MTMTE the other day. Started book 6 but I think I missed something, is this where that dark cybertron story takes place? Someone mentioned it a while back.

But anyways book 5 was a fun read. Some random thoughts.

Book starts with Tailgate finding out he has cybercrosis, pretty fascinating and a bit unexpected to see the topic of dying from old age feature in a transformers comic of all places. Kind of neat that whirl comes up with the solution at the end.

The Luna One and Tyrest plot was kind of bizarre but filled with lots of great moments, good humor, and some twists I certainly didn’t see coming. The ambus is Ultra Magnus, say what? Rung figures it out though. Also Rung has energon sticks. lol

And Tyrest and Pharma, I’m not sure who is more insane. I’m glad they both got what was coming to them.

Star Saber is nuts too.

Whirl and Cyclonus had some good scenes, both action and some sort of understanding to make peace I guess.

And the book finishes with a story called Little Victories a film by Rewind. And now I miss Rewind, I hope he’s back soon.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 am

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Yeah dark cybertron takes place in between 5 and 6, it's a good read and helps with the setup for what's going on in the optimus prime series and for what's to come in unicron.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Va'al » Fri May 25, 2018 4:13 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:Yeah dark cybertron takes place in between 5 and 6, it's a good read and helps with the setup for what's going on in the optimus prime series and for what's to come in unicron.


And as ScottyP has said in recent podcast episodes: it's aged really well compared to when it first came out. Definitely give it a try!
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby snavej » Fri May 25, 2018 6:15 am

ScottyP wrote:
snavej wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Anyone in the middle or is it going to be a Mexican standoff?


I think that there will be someone or even something in the middle because part of Ultra Magnus' left arm goes off the page on the 2nd cover and doesn't appear on the 1st cover. Therefore: 3rd cover soon!
I think anticipating plot points/story moments based on covers is a great way to make yourself disappointed later. Remember how Getaway punched Thunderclash off the ship Ozymandias-style?

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Me neither :lol:


Doesn't matter to me either way. I gave up on extra covers a while ago.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby starfishy » Fri May 25, 2018 7:42 am

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Ok, thanks folks. I’ll check out Dark cybertron before I continue with book 6.
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Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 4 (Last TPB)

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:37 pm

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Also thanks to online retailer Amazon.com and another IDW Publishing comics listing, we have a date for the release of the last collected trade paperback for the ongoing (and soon ending) comics series Transformers: Lost Light.

Collecting issues 19-25, volume 4 will feature the final arc of the series - which may or may not directly tie into the Unicron event as parallel series Optimus Prime will do - and is due for release in February 2019, which means trade readers will have until then to catch up on the end of the universe. Find out more below!

The adventures of Rodimus and the crew of the Lost Light come to a close in this action-packed thriller!

Years ago, the crew of the Lost Light fought a demonic Cybertronian mutant that fed on its victims' souls. Now, Rodimus and Co. are about to discover that the only thing worse than a sparkeater... is an army of sparkeaters! Plus, something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel. Collects issues #19-25.

Series: Transformers (Book 4)
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (February 12, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1684054109
ISBN-13: 978-1684054107
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 10.2 inches


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iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Postby Va'al » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:44 pm

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Courtesy of iTunes and their regular early looks at IDW Publishing comics, we have a three-page preview for the next issue of Transformers: Lost Light, due - if schedules hold - next week! Take a look at the images mirrored below, as we join Rodimus and the rest of the cast in the Afterspark. Or not.

LIGHTS OUT! The “Everlasting Voices” trilogy concludes with an explosion of hope, a grave betrayal... and more answers than you can handle! Events of the last six years build to a frenzy of revelations, casting everything that’s gone before in a new—and deadly—light. No exaggeration, no hyperbole: there has never been a more important issue of Lost Light.


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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:10 am

Always appreciate a Fastball Special :-D .. Still not keen on the colour scheme of Rodimus though. I'm sure there are in-story reasons (and by "coincidence", a new toy) but it's just not him. He was always a character that visually popped, black and purple are far too generic within Transformers.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby AlphaBass » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:42 am

AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Always appreciate a Fastball Special :-D .. Still not keen on the colour scheme of Rodimus though. I'm sure there are in-story reasons (and by "coincidence", a new toy) but it's just not him. He was always a character that visually popped, black and purple are far too generic within Transformers.

Drift painted him this way to express grief for a fallen friend (Skids) and a promise to kill someone (Getaway).

Nothing at all to do with the promotion an upcoming toyline. Nope, nothing to see here. (/sarcasm)
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:54 am

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Actually the only rodimus I've seen in those colours is a third party toy, rodimus unicronus is a different deco that pays far more homage to shattered glass rodimus
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:44 am

AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Always appreciate a Fastball Special :-D .. Still not keen on the colour scheme of Rodimus though. I'm sure there are in-story reasons (and by "coincidence", a new toy) but it's just not him. He was always a character that visually popped, black and purple are far too generic within Transformers.



Nobodies forcing you to ignore the past 30+ years of him being red orange and yellow. It’s one continuity and there is no official toy with that deco.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby MrBlack » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:48 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:Actually the only rodimus I've seen in those colours is a third party toy, rodimus unicronus is a different deco that pays far more homage to shattered glass rodimus

Agreed. Although both IDW Rodimus and PotP Rodimus have a lot of black and purple, the decos aren't very similar. IDW Rodimus is primarily purple and blue with some black or dark grey highlights. PotP Rodimus takes after the character's Shattered Glass incarnation, and is mostly black and purple with some light grey highlights.

And then there's the Lemmy mustache...
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 am

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AlphaBass wrote:Drift painted him this way to express grief for a fallen friend (Skids) and a promise to kill someone (Getaway).

Nothing at all to do with the promotion an upcoming toyline. Nope, nothing to see here. (/sarcasm)
Bless your heart, sarcasm only makes you look smart when you're right. Allow me to help.

The inspiration for the toy you didn't name but were alluding to, Rodimus Unicronus, is Shattered Glass Hot Rod as pointed out by many already. He looks like this:

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There is an unofficial toy of this version of Hot Rod. It looks like this:
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The same third party made a Lost Light Rodimus. It's an entirely different color scheme:
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They're even making an updated version to change the colors to make yet another different version that is, like the first, also not intended to evoke Shattered Glass Hot Rod. That's because they're different things entirely.

Furthermore, the initial look at this dark blue/light blue with purple accents coloration was in July of 2016, so the narrative behind it was likely thought through some time before. While it would have been likely that Hasbro was in initial stages of design work on Leader Rodimus Prime, it's unlikely that redecos had come up by that point.

Is Rodimus' look a possible homage to repaints in general? Very possibly, yes. Was it done to promote a toy that would launch almost two years after the recolor's inception? No, this is implausible and irrational.

Maybe this was overkill, but it struck a nerve. I may have misread your post's tone and you may not have intended for it to be a criticism of the story. If so, my apologies. If it was critical, I'd just say that y'all (the collective in this case and not anyone in particular) are free to not like the book but I'm getting sick of bad hot takes about why you don't.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 pm

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Don't get disheartened scotty, it's not like their words can actually destroy the legacy of idw continuity.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:13 am

Randomhero wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Always appreciate a Fastball Special :-D .. Still not keen on the colour scheme of Rodimus though. I'm sure there are in-story reasons (and by "coincidence", a new toy) but it's just not him. He was always a character that visually popped, black and purple are far too generic within Transformers.



Nobodies forcing you to ignore the past 30+ years of him being red orange and yellow. It’s one continuity and there is no official toy with that deco.



I'm neither being forced into anything, nor complaining. I simply said I wasn't keen on the colour scheme. Purple, Black, Blue are very predominant colours within Transformers. There is even one of the new characters in LL (name escapes me) that more or less shares the same palette, to the extent they can be visually confused.
The "leader" should usually be visually distinct within most fiction. Whether he is G1 Red/Yellow/Magenta et al in that respect is neither here nor there.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:23 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:Don't get disheartened scotty, it's not like their words can actually destroy the legacy of idw continuity.
Well said! I'm just, phew, my tolerance for BS went out the window at some point this week. This is why Burn, RP, and Cobotron do the modding and I just manage the database and such :lol:
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