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Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

Postby ScottyP » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:20 am

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Rodimus Prime wrote:When it comes to TPBs, what order do I read LL volume 4, OP volume 5, and the Unicron TPB in?

This is tough. The unicron trade really goes from issue to the next, as if nothing else needs to be read, while the Optimus Story does not. It expects you to have read certain issues of the Unicron story in between and also takes place at the same time of some of the Unicron stuff (like paralel). You will have to read part of the trades.

And Lost Light is not related to the unicron story at all.

It's not perfect, but this is what I suggest:

Optimus Prime Annual 2018

Optimus Prime 22

Unicron 0

Unicron 1

Unicron 2

Unicron 3

Unicron 4

Optimus Prime 23

Optimus Prime 24

Unicron 5

Unicron 6

Optimus Prime 25

And then All of Lost Light.

I like this. I personally like finishing up LL before OP 25, but that's 100% personal preference and is only because (marking spoilers since I assume some trade readers are not entirely done) the scene with Arcee and the young G2 Sideswipe, Sideways and others at the end feels like a better segue into that world's imaginary future. Plus this gives the story confirmation of the actual real-deal-not-fake-out death of Optimus Prime after the death of Megatron. While IDW Megs is waaaaay more interesting than IDW OP, that order still feels right.
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Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

Postby 00Stargrave00 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:57 am

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All the love that grew for all these characters out of the IDW run, no one impacted me or interested me more than Megatron. IDW Megatron goes down as one of my favorite TF characters ever. I ate up every panel as the various series came to a close.
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Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:15 pm

ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:When it comes to TPBs, what order do I read LL volume 4, OP volume 5, and the Unicron TPB in?

This is tough. The unicron trade really goes from issue to the next, as if nothing else needs to be read, while the Optimus Story does not. It expects you to have read certain issues of the Unicron story in between and also takes place at the same time of some of the Unicron stuff (like paralel). You will have to read part of the trades.

And Lost Light is not related to the unicron story at all.

It's not perfect, but this is what I suggest:

Optimus Prime Annual 2018

Optimus Prime 22

Unicron 0

Unicron 1

Unicron 2

Unicron 3

Unicron 4

Optimus Prime 23

Optimus Prime 24

Unicron 5

Unicron 6

Optimus Prime 25

And then All of Lost Light.

I like this. I personally like finishing up LL before OP 25, but that's 100% personal preference and is only because (marking spoilers since I assume some trade readers are not entirely done) the scene with Arcee and the young G2 Sideswipe, Sideways and others at the end feels like a better segue into that world's imaginary future. Plus this gives the story confirmation of the actual real-deal-not-fake-out death of Optimus Prime after the death of Megatron. While IDW Megs is waaaaay more interesting than IDW OP, that order still feels right.
Assuming that Megatron was executed. I finished LL and it's never made clear what his fate is, unless I missed something.
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