Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies

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Re: Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies

Postby partholon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:47 pm

This'll pretty much be the only thing from idw I'll buy this year. I just hate the retro style they keep telling Guido to use (and the faux "dot matrix" colours)

It was cute for a one shot or a flashback in a comic but it's bloody ugly lookin for a full mini.

I wast thrilled with how prime was portrayed in 84 but there's a lot of fun to be had in the period alluded to and I do like the g1 set up either way I'm delighted to get more furman.
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Re: Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:45 pm

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I can't wait to see more of Guidi artwork. His and Wildman's work was the best thing about Regeneration One. That's why I hope Geoff Senior stays away, his angular, blocky, flat style is a clash with Guidi's more rounded and organic lines, and in my opinion just ugly. Galaxies is very similar in art, which is why I cringe when I look at that book, even if the story is intriguing.

As for the issues themselves, the cover of issue 1 featuring Starscream and Jetfire seems to have been copied/ripped off the original Marvel issue 49, where Megatron stands over Optimus after blasting him. It was part of the Underbase Saga, but Optimus got away at the end after launching the Underbase into space. Is it just ironic, a pure coincidence, or does it have to do with Starscream during the return of the Underbase, like it was speculated?

As for issue 2, I wonder if they will just elaborate on the fight between Shockwave and the Dinobots, considering Shockwave followed the Ark to Earth and the Dinobots were already on the Ark in stasis, they just had dino bodies built for them. We already know the main points and outcome of the battle. Unless there was something else between them from before?

The 3rd issue with Star Saber intrigues me, because he never showed up in the original comics, and since his sword shows a reflection of Straxus, I wonder if he's responsible for taking Star Saber out back in the day. Intriguing.

As for the black and white cover, I'm glad to see Max and Magnus together, and am I the only one who thinks Thunderwing's face looks just like the Hobgoblin with that maniacal laugh?
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