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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:35 am
by Tigertrack
I think I liked this issue because that asshole Getaway didn't kill or have killed anymore bots that I like or care for.

More specifically though, I liked FINALLY hearing about Grimlock and what happened on G-9 and how he 'escaped'. I'm not sure of the Scavnegers fate, but it feels too much like the cliche 'guard, guard my friend is dead/maimed/sick come quick and open the door,' prison escape plans from how many stories. So I'm sure that the Scavengers are somehow playing that escape plan to the nth degree...

Grimlock being able to actually formulate and speak coherent thoughts now is a bit of a mystery, but let the healing begin/continue. How long have we been waiting to see a Grimlock/dinobots reunion? Since Max Dino's ended at least. I'm not predicting a reunion anytime soon, but perhaps a small step forward. I do understand that the creative teams have been most likely trying to get the dinobots to be more than just Grimlock's team, and have their own merit, which they do. I just want them to have their big moment sometime meeting back up.

Having the magnificence resurface and be more significant than last time is interesting, Makes me want to look up the fate of Doubledealer again, I'm always up for more TF history and story/world building.

I like the thoughts about the warren leading the LL crew to Cyberutopia, but instead to a position related to Scorponok. Or maybe everyone ends up at Cyberutopia.

Nice review Vaal. I love reading everyone's deep thoughts. It's nice to have Transformers fiction at this level to discuss, and to want to push the creators to continue to make even better stories.

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:13 am
by ricemazter
Va'al wrote:
ricemazter wrote:I found this issue to just be okay. It mostly felt like a whole lot of exposition with some bright spots that could've used more coverage.

I haven't really been interested in Nickel, but the idea that there's still this disconnect between her and other Decepticons is really cool and puts her change of heart at the end of DotL into perspective. She doesn't regret that she aided and abetted in the butchering of perhaps thousands of her fellow cons; that was for the cause. She just regrets that Tarn treated "innocent" cons as expendable. That's a neat idea I wish wasn't shut down immediately.

It was also nice to hang out with the scavengers again, but unfortunate that this was an "explain the plot" issue. This cast really works better within self contained stories.


I almost agree with this, but to me the work done with Nickel and the Scavengers cast elevated the okayness to good. Plus, I'm actually happy about having the Scavengers join the wider universe in such a 'significant' way - not like they were entirely separated from it so far, but having them almost central to the wider plot is ..refreshing? Not the right word, but almost. :D


This is more of an observation, but it's weird because I think the story is in this strange limbo where the main story has become the b story and the b story has become the main plot.

Also, didn't Snare say in last stand of the wreckers that Overlord had been torturing Grimlock? I guess Overlord must have known about the magnificence too?

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:04 pm
by ZeroWolf
Tigertrack wrote:I think I liked this issue because that asshole Getaway didn't kill or have killed anymore bots that I like or care for.

More specifically though, I liked FINAL4LY hearing about Grimlock and what happened on G-9 and how he 'escaped'. I'm not sure of the Scavnegers fate, but it feels too much like the cliche 'guard, guard my friend is dead/maimed/sick come quick and open the door,' prison escape plans from how many stories. So I'm sure that the Scavengers are somehow playing that escape plan to the nth degree...

Grimlock being able to actually formulate and speak coherent thoughts now is a bit of a mystery, but let the healing begin/continue. How long have we been waiting to see a Grimlock/dinobots reunion? Since Max Dino's ended at least. I'm not predicting a reunion anytime soon, but perhaps a small step forward. I do understand that the creative teams have been most likely trying to get the dinobots to be more than just Grimlock's team, and have their own merit, which they do. I just want them to have their big moment sometime meeting back up.

Having the magnificence resurface and be more significant than last time is interesting, Makes me want to look up the fate of Doubledealer again, I'm always up for more TF history and story/world building.

I like the thoughts about the warren leading the LL crew to Cyberutopia, but instead to a position related to Scorponok. Or maybe everyone ends up at Cyberutopia.

Nice review Vaal. I love reading everyone's deep thoughts. It's nice to have Transformers fiction at this level to discuss, and to want to push the creators to continue to make even better stories.

Could be wrong but did hot rod kill doubledealer as the latter was about to make his move for the magnificence?

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:16 pm
by Logsters65
I think the /spoiler/ scavengers are alive because of the surgeon point earlier as well as none of their major body parts (chest, head) being damaged or crushed when the real gridlock would have completely crushed them

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 am
by Logsters65
I think the /spoiler/ scavengers are alive because of the surgeon point earlier as well as none of their major body parts (chest, head) being damaged or crushed when the real gridlock would have completely crushed them

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:53 pm
by Logsters65
I think the /spoiler/ scavengers are alive because of the surgeon point earlier as well as none of their major body parts (chest, head) being damaged or crushed when the real gridlock would have completely crushed them

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:51 pm
by Tigertrack
Interesting note: both recent issues of lost light have ended with a character talking complete thoughts who before was not speaking more than 7-8 (Grimlock), or one (ten).

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:03 pm
by not_a_bot
Tigertrack wrote:Interesting note: both recent issues of lost light have ended with a character talking complete thoughts who before was not speaking more than 7-8 (Grimlock), or one (ten).


... and the next issue would have been MTMTE 71.

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:52 am
by ZeroWolf
not_a_bot wrote:
Tigertrack wrote:Interesting note: both recent issues of lost light have ended with a character talking complete thoughts who before was not speaking more than 7-8 (Grimlock), or one (ten).


... and the next issue would have been MTMTE 71.

Is that important?

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:55 am
by not_a_bot
ZeroWolf wrote:
not_a_bot wrote:
Tigertrack wrote:Interesting note: both recent issues of lost light have ended with a character talking complete thoughts who before was not speaking more than 7-8 (Grimlock), or one (ten).


... and the next issue would have been MTMTE 71.

Is that important?


Maybe?

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:58 am
by Tigertrack
Sorry, just thought it was interesting to bring up these non-vocal bots each finding very detailed voices at the end of their respective issues.

Nothing more.

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:33 am
by ScottyP
Tigertrack wrote:Sorry, just thought it was interesting to bring up these non-vocal bots each finding very detailed voices at the end of their respective issues.

Nothing more.
Yeah sure but this is MTMTE/Lost Light, there's almost definitely something more! Agonizer did mention something about a spiritual ley line...

Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 2 TPB

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:32 am
by Va'al
Directly from IDW Publishing, we have a full preview for the second collected trade paperback for the ongoing series Transformers: Lost Light, written by James Roberts and with art by Jack Lawrence and Priscilla Tramontano, plus Andrew Griffith (for this volume).

Check out the opening pages below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub, as we revisit the Mutineers Trilogy, Troja Major and more!

Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 2
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence, Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Alex Milne (c)
Rodimus and his Autobot crew continue their adventure as they chase the starship Lost Light—and its mutinous new captain! A witty, smart, emotional take on fan-favorite Transformers characters in a sci-fi world unlike any other! Collects issues #7–12.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-148-9

Bullet points:
·“This book is for everyone, new readers, old readers, even people that don’t think they like Transformers.”—Outright Geekery
·Advance solicited for March release!


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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:12 am
by steve2275
when did volume 2 start?
i must really be out of the loop

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:01 am
by ScottyP
steve2275 wrote:when did volume 2 start?
i must really be out of the loop
It collects issues 7 through 12; 7 was released on 6/28/17, 12 on 12/27/17.

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 am
by Rodimus Knight
BTW, did they ever explain why Rodimus / Hot Rod changed colors?

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:10 am
by Va'al
Rodimus Knight wrote:BTW, did they ever explain why Rodimus / Hot Rod changed colors?


Yep! Very early on, too! :D

A Spectralist homage/tribute of mourning for those they lost in the MTMTE run. Image here: https://78.media.tumblr.com/056d48f9a8c ... 0_1280.jpg

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:05 pm
by Rodimus Knight
Va'al wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:BTW, did they ever explain why Rodimus / Hot Rod changed colors?


Yep! Very early on, too! :D

A Spectralist homage/tribute of mourning for those they lost in the MTMTE run. Image here: https://78.media.tumblr.com/056d48f9a8c ... 0_1280.jpg


Thank you, I appreciate the explanation.

iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:34 am
by Va'al
Courtesy of iTunes once more, we have another quick preview of a comic due in a couple of weeks (allegedly, February 28th): IDW Publishing's ongoing series Transformers: Lost Light #15! Returning to THE SCAVENGERS, Grimlock, Scorponok and more Maximum Dinobots references you can shake a spinal cord at, the opening pages already spoil the ending of the previous chapter, so avoid reading below if you're waiting for the trade!

SECRETS AND LIES! As the Scavengers’ journey reaches its ignoble end, the architect of their downfall puts the fate of half the Cybertronian race in their hands. Only one question remains: Are the worst Decepticons prepared to become the ONLY Decepticons?


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Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:39 am
by ZeroWolf
So it was a fake out then, can't wait to see how they pulled it off

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:47 am
by Steelbane621
Oh my god I though they were really dead Lin issue 14 I. So happy that they’re still alive

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:57 am
by TF-fan kev777
ZeroWolf wrote:So it was a fake out then, can't wait to see how they pulled it off


I'm pretty sure I called it after LL14 came out. Grimlock didn't dismember the Scavengers, Spinster did as part of a ruse to escape. Why else did the focus on him being a surgeon for a few panels? He dismembered them in a way that didn't harm them and could be easily fixed while the guards thought they were all dead and took Grimlock to Scorponok.

Honestly, I think I like the Scavengers story arc the best out of all of them.

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 am
by Deadput
I'm surprised the obvious fake out fooled anyone could of read the descriptions and know that they were not dead yet.

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:20 am
by Lore Keeper
My thought upon reading that last panel: "Got 'im!"

Re: IDW Transformers: Lost Light Ongoing Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:35 am
by ScottyP
Had I made a bet on whether or not Abraham Dante would ever be acknowledged again, then I would have lost money this morning. Got a bit of a Masterforce vibe from that, not anything serious but just a touch and that's a neat concept.