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Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:20 am
by ScottyP
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.

Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:57 am
by Stargrave
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.

Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:15 pm
by Rodimus Prime
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.

Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:41 pm
by ScottyP
Rodimus Prime wrote:
ScottyP wrote: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.
It's more ambiguous than intended. Here's what Roberts told me: https://twitter.com/jroberts332/status/ ... 89858?s=19

Translation: Megatron was executed. He never would have parted with his Rodimus Star were he going to infinite imprisonment.

Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:04 am
by Rodimus Prime
ScottyP wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
ScottyP wrote: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.
It's more ambiguous than intended. Here's what Roberts told me: https://twitter.com/jroberts332/status/ ... 89858?s=19

Translation: Megatron was executed. He never would have parted with his Rodimus Star were he going to infinite imprisonment.
Huh. Yeah, that makes sense, I should have seen it, actually.

But why did they both have to die? I mean, just because the story was over, doesn't mean it had to end that way. And I guess in a way Megatron survived, because his duplicate (or was the duplicate the one executed? Is there a difference?) is on the post-quantum-jump Lost Light.

Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:55 pm
by Stargrave
Alex Milne posted this sweet commission to his Twitter it’s Tarn’s holomatter avatar:
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Re: The Transformers IDWverse - A Chronology

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:37 am
by ZeroWolf
That's a sweet picture.