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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Subscription

Postby ScottyP » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:54 am

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:. After reading both parts, I do hope, at their peak, MTMTE/LL & TAAO/OP are better than this.
Titans Return is generally considered "just ok". Very generally speaking, August - November 2016 was a low point in the IDW run to the extent that the sales never really recovered, some one-off peaks aside.

Plot-wise, Titans Return does set up my personal favorite part of TAAO, in which the undead Titans reach Cybertron. It's the book's second arc/trade and is issues 5-8. Given your preference for visual storytelling, you may be pleased to know it's much lighter in word count than most any recent IDW TF books that I can think of, at least since AHM.
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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Subscription

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:21 pm

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I never got to read AHM. Was it light on dialogue? That usually makes for a boring story.
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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Subscription

Postby ScottyP » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:48 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:I never got to read AHM. Was it light on dialogue? That usually makes for a boring story.
Lighter than what Furman had been doing by a good bit! I think less dialogue is just fine if the visual storytelling is up to snuff, but that's a learned skill. It can be very tempting to see a splash page with no/few words and skip right along, but learning to stop and really take it in and actively think about it changed my comics reading world.

That said, if the art is bad, over-simple, or just not doing anything for the story, then yes a lack of dialogue becomes a detriment. I don't think that applies to AHM or TAAO (in places), thankfully.
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Distribution issues for TF: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection in Australia

Postby Burn » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:12 pm

If you're Australian and subscribed to the Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection and were wondering where your latest shipment is, it's because Bissett Magazines, the Australian distributor for Hachette Partworks (the UK publisher of the books) has filed for bankruptcy.

The crew over at OzFormers shared the details and what you should do going forward via a Facebook post.

OzFormers Facebook wrote:Transformers Definitive Comic Collection update.
For those who are subscribed to the Transformers Definitive Comic Collection, and were wondering why they didn't get two volumes sent to them last week, the Australian distributor (Bissett Magazines) has collapsed, and the UK publisher (Hachette Partworks) is still trying to set up a new distributor, as noted on the Subscription website...
http://www.transformerscollection.com/
Hopefully they have the mailing list of subscribers, but just in case, please email Hachette in the UK (customer_service_aus@hachette-service.com) to make sure that they know that you were getting the series, and which volumes you last received (the last two sent out should have been Volume 14 & 43 in the second week of July).
Updates from Hachette will be posted here and on Ozformers website.
The more people here who are known by them, the quicker they might be to find a solution, and the more likely one of us will be updated with some news about if or when the shipments will resume for us in Australia.


Other collectors have received responses from Hachette that they are working to get a new distributor set up so that collectors can resume receiving the books.

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