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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:36 am

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I disagree with the score for this issue. It's not high enough! ;)

Why?

He's turned Laserbeak and Buzzsaw into these guys:
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And the result is just gold. Great issue, maybe my favorite of this book so far.
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby ctrlFrequency » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:49 am

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I was not too entirely thrilled with Soundwave's comment at the end of his conversation with Cosmos about humans being no better than animals. It seemed out of character with his beginnings and all. But I'm certain there will be an explanation later (probably much much later)

Otherwise, for a world building issue, it was all full of Soundwave love :x I liked it overall.
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:08 am

pie-man wrote:Soundwave's a character I'm really beginning to like... thanks to Barber's writing. Not that I didn't like him before.... but I mean really *like* him post Dark Cybertron. Makes me wish that he'd taken up leadership of the Decepticons instead of Galvatron.

Of course... he might be up to something.... hmmm.

Otherwise, nice dialogues that enables the regular reader to see Cosmos' state of mind.... first Prowl, now Arcee giving him orders.

I for one am glad Combiner Wars is over and we can get back to the good stuff. And the "gold" material in this issue was certainly Lazerbeak and Buzzsaw! :-)


Whole reason Galvatron is there is because he wasn't part of the War. Soundwave needed someone who didn't have a symbol on him to represent a new direction for the Decepticons. Fairborn even says when reunite back in 29 or 30 that they remember soundwave during the assault and his hands are plenty bloody. Soundwave for all intended purposes is leader, Galvatron is just the face.
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby padfoo » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:12 am

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CombaticonsCombine? wrote:
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:Laserbeak and Buzzsaw remind me of Statler and Waldorf from The Muppets.

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My thoughts exactly!


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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby MrBlack » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:19 am

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ctrlFrequency wrote:I was not too entirely thrilled with Soundwave's comment at the end of his conversation with Cosmos about humans being no better than animals. It seemed out of character with his beginnings and all. But I'm certain there will be an explanation later (probably much much later)

Otherwise, for a world building issue, it was all full of Soundwave love :x I liked it overall.

But it is entirely consistent with Decepticon philosophy. Megatron preached equality for all Cybertronians. Fleshlings have always fallen outside of that remit.
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby MrBlack » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:21 am

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Prowl4 wrote:
Fireback wrote:
prjkt wrote:Brawl looks a lot like his CW figure. Nice.


Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:HA! Decepticons are snarky and sarcastic too :lol: :lol:

And Brawl has had that body for his entire involvement on Earth, so it's nothing new :BOT:


Say what you want about Brawl, he is no slave to fashion trends.

He's a green tank on Cybertron, he's a green tank on Earth. If he's feeling fancy, he'll throw on some purple stripes.


Yes indeed!
He's A Big part of the "UTILITARIAN" gestalt
[Bruticus aka: Utilitarian].
Because The definition of "Utilitarian" defines "Bruticus" more
than Bruticus. It's A perfect nickname & I also agree with whoever
figured that out cause "Utilitarian" sounds cooler.
I personally was pist with the whole "Warbotron" naming or in name anyway,,
not that the toy itself wasn't good.

Anywho, Can't wait for this ish, looks like A really Fun story.
But I say less humans the better. & I always will vote for-- A Soundwave solo title. Seems like A No-brainer too me. Everybody would jump on that; I'd bet #1 would sell-out & need A second print. IDW needs more specified an maybe biographical story- telling. Too many Deception's don't see enough page.

An Not that im against this current comic book feminine movement.
But I don't think any of us want Arcee, WindBlade & what's her face appearing continuously in every single storyline.



I agree with you wholeheartedly here. I feel a few pages were wasted in the last MTMTE involving Nautica and firestar, it was actually cringey what went on in those panels involving them that I'm certain the writers are being told to shove in the fembots when they can by Hasbro. I don't mind a fembot once they contribute meaningfully but right now I don't really see the use for most of them outside of arcee. Chromia is extremely unlikable which is a pity.Back to MTMTE those pages and panels wasted could have been about Thunderclash who still, despite being labeled a great Autobot, has yet to be actually fleshed out and show that fact. There's other Autobots too that it'd be nice to see and be involved other than chromia and windblade.

I too would like to see more decepticon based comics, I'd like to know what Skywarp has been up to. Blitzwing is another character that seems to have just become non existent as well. Soundwave would be an interesting character to follow, we saw him roam around earth after Megatron defected so it'd be interesting to see his thoughts or what he was doing really. I love the Decepticon Flatline and I would love to see him become an integral part to one of the stories, it's just a fantastic concept that also needs more love.

The interactions between Firestar and Nautica were of the same type that often take place between characters. Do you feel the same way about the Rewind and Chromedome moments? Cyclonus and Tailgate?
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:39 am

MrBlack wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:
Fireback wrote:
prjkt wrote:Brawl looks a lot like his CW figure. Nice.


Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:HA! Decepticons are snarky and sarcastic too :lol: :lol:

And Brawl has had that body for his entire involvement on Earth, so it's nothing new :BOT:


Say what you want about Brawl, he is no slave to fashion trends.

He's a green tank on Cybertron, he's a green tank on Earth. If he's feeling fancy, he'll throw on some purple stripes.


Yes indeed!
He's A Big part of the "UTILITARIAN" gestalt
[Bruticus aka: Utilitarian].
Because The definition of "Utilitarian" defines "Bruticus" more
than Bruticus. It's A perfect nickname & I also agree with whoever
figured that out cause "Utilitarian" sounds cooler.
I personally was pist with the whole "Warbotron" naming or in name anyway,,
not that the toy itself wasn't good.

Anywho, Can't wait for this ish, looks like A really Fun story.
But I say less humans the better. & I always will vote for-- A Soundwave solo title. Seems like A No-brainer too me. Everybody would jump on that; I'd bet #1 would sell-out & need A second print. IDW needs more specified an maybe biographical story- telling. Too many Deception's don't see enough page.

An Not that im against this current comic book feminine movement.
But I don't think any of us want Arcee, WindBlade & what's her face appearing continuously in every single storyline.



I agree with you wholeheartedly here. I feel a few pages were wasted in the last MTMTE involving Nautica and firestar, it was actually cringey what went on in those panels involving them that I'm certain the writers are being told to shove in the fembots when they can by Hasbro. I don't mind a fembot once they contribute meaningfully but right now I don't really see the use for most of them outside of arcee. Chromia is extremely unlikable which is a pity.Back to MTMTE those pages and panels wasted could have been about Thunderclash who still, despite being labeled a great Autobot, has yet to be actually fleshed out and show that fact. There's other Autobots too that it'd be nice to see and be involved other than chromia and windblade.

I too would like to see more decepticon based comics, I'd like to know what Skywarp has been up to. Blitzwing is another character that seems to have just become non existent as well. Soundwave would be an interesting character to follow, we saw him roam around earth after Megatron defected so it'd be interesting to see his thoughts or what he was doing really. I love the Decepticon Flatline and I would love to see him become an integral part to one of the stories, it's just a fantastic concept that also needs more love.

The interactions between Firestar and Nautica were of the same type that often take place between characters. Do you feel the same way about the Rewind and Chromedome moments? Cyclonus and Tailgate?


Honestly? Yes. Sometimes banter goes on way too long to express so little.

The last issue was a fine example of that. First 3 pages used to to say Nautica can dance and Camiens are forced to have friends. A lot of wasted time.

It's kinda the biggest problem with MTMTE in general is James is writing it as if it's a TV series but it's not. It's a comic book. I'm not gonna say MTMTE is a bad book because it's not but the structure and flow sometimes really needs help. The last two issues should have been one but it was filled with drawn out scenes and some unnecessary stuff was there for a simple joke.

I know people will go on saying it's the best series ever and how many hours they've cried over scenes but this is a comic that comes out once a month. Not a weekly TV show.

Biggest example would be MTMTE 28 when 3 pages are taken up for swerve to pull a prank. Funny? Sure, necessary? Not one bit.
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby ctrlFrequency » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:48 am

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MrBlack wrote:
ctrlFrequency wrote:I was not too entirely thrilled with Soundwave's comment at the end of his conversation with Cosmos about humans being no better than animals. It seemed out of character with his beginnings and all. But I'm certain there will be an explanation later (probably much much later)

Otherwise, for a world building issue, it was all full of Soundwave love :x I liked it overall.

But it is entirely consistent with Decepticon philosophy. Megatron preached equality for all Cybertronians. Fleshlings have always fallen outside of that remit.


True... that didn't even think along those lines.
Let's just chalk that up to I hadn't had enough coffee yet.
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:50 am

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Randomhero wrote:*multiquote snip*

Honestly? Yes. Sometimes banter goes on way too long to express so little.

The last issue was a fine example of that. First 3 pages used to to say Nautica can dance and Camiens are forced to have friends. A lot of wasted time.

It's kinda the biggest problem with MTMTE in general is James is writing it as if it's a TV series but it's not. It's a comic book. I'm not gonna say MTMTE is a bad book because it's not but the structure and flow sometimes really needs help. The last two issues should have been one but it was filled with drawn out scenes and some unnecessary stuff was there for a simple joke.

I know people will go on saying it's the best series ever and how many hours they've cried over scenes but this is a comic that comes out once a month. Not a weekly TV show.

Biggest example would be MTMTE 28 when 3 pages are taken up for swerve to pull a prank. Funny? Sure, necessary? Not one bit.



Good thing this thread is about TF#43 and not MTMTE then, hm? :)
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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby Flashwave » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:49 pm

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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby Flashwave » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:50 pm

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Re: IDW The Transformers #43 Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:48 am

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