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Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:34 pm

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It's here! The final part of the Dying of the Light, the big, bad arc of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye from IDW Publishing via Newsarama. You can check out the full preview below, and head back on Wednesday for a Seibertron.com review - in the meantime, head to the Energon Pub to start speculating.. stuff.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #54
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
MASSACRE! The battle between the DECEPTICON Justice Division and MEGATRON's AUTOBOTS reaches its nerve-shredding climax. Pray for your favorites—because not everyone makes it out of this issue alive.
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Friends and foes alike are closing in on MEGATRON—what will he do?!
The future of the LOST LIGHT hangs in the balance!
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:41 pm

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Overlord is creepy and sick, Magnus is huge and badass and He can't deal with that now, and Swerve is funny. All is as it should be.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby BumbleDouche » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:48 pm

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"As Minimus Ambus, a.k.a Fortress Maximus, dons upgraded armor to become Maximus Ambus..."

Ooops. The editor missed that one lol.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:55 pm

Over powered mcguffining to the rescue!!!

Seriously though when I saw Cyclonus get smashed to the ground by Overlord my reaction was "you son of a bitch don't you dare f$@%ing kill Cyclonus off"

I've been a fan of Cyclonus since his reinterpretation back in Revelation
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Microraptor » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:48 pm

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Chromedome is WAY stronger than I thought.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:07 pm

Motto: "Let's kick the tires and light the fires!"
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Microraptor wrote:Chromedome is WAY stronger than I thought.



I think it's just the power of LOVE!!!



As well as being pissed off but regardless..
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:13 pm

So... after all this nonsense about EVERYONE'S GONNA DIE, they all just get superpowered and punch all the Decepticons dead. :roll:
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:32 pm

Motto: "Let's kick the tires and light the fires!"
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Noideaforaname wrote:So... after all this nonsense about EVERYONE'S GONNA DIE, they all just get superpowered and punch all the Decepticons dead. :roll:



Who said that was the case?


They were just discussing the possibility.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby SG Roadbuster » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:35 pm

calling it now. Megatron's gonna be the one to get "traumatized" and give everyone else superpowers.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:00 pm

Deadput wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:So... after all this nonsense about EVERYONE'S GONNA DIE, they all just get superpowered and punch all the Decepticons dead. :roll:



Who said that was the case?


They were just discussing the possibility.


To be fair a lot of the solicites have been about death and people dying and the only characters to die have been Kaon, the Pet and the necrobot, no main characters and covers of characters in extremely dramatic situations that are not in the book so I can kind of understand some frustration. Next month talks about after the battle the ones left standing must deal with it. Honestly I don't think anyone on rodimus's side dies. I'm not going to be surprised if someone dies but to be honest iwon't be shocked if anyone does. If I had to beg anyone for death: velocity, Nautica or Swerve. Don't want any of them to die but I can see it.

Remember issue 29 talking about Megatron being on board and a certain autobot steps up and tells Megatron that he's not wanted with this cover?

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Nothing to do with that issue.

Now all that being said I really want a scene reminiscent of Infiltration #6 with Megatron coming out, telling all the cons to leave and never attack anyone again or they die and 90% of them flee and Overlord charges at Megatron only to one punch KO/kill overlord with no effort.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:43 pm

Deadput wrote:Who said that was the case?


They were just discussing the possibility.

Chromedome, Rodimus, and Velocity are all able to send their opponents flying in a single punch -- and friggin' Overlord's like 3 times Chromedome's size. That right there heavily implies they all just got superpowered and now punch all the Decepticons dead.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:47 pm

What is drift doing on that second page
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:26 pm

^ I've been trying to work that out myself. I think he's just stabbing both swords thru the big guy on his back while standing (well kneeling) on a random bit of debris, which itself exists purely to add in as many vignette's as possible.

Sure looks like he's ripping a boulder out of the ground, though.

Also looks like the Decepticon's shoulder wheels are somehow suppose to be Drift's. Took me a minute to figure that out...
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Windsweeper » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:37 am

I really hope Tailgate dies. Rung and Drift too.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Quint » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:15 am

It really does look like Ravage is 'presenting' to Rodimus on that cover... and he in turn looks a little disturbed...
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:15 am

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Quint wrote:It really does look like Ravage is 'presenting' to Rodimus on that cover... and he in turn looks a little disturbed...



That's what I thought when I first saw that cover.

I still detest that Rodimus design. A case of trying too hard to look cool and edgy and appeal to the young 'uns with all the pointy bits.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:25 am

Motto: "Individual freedom above all else."
So that "Fortress Maximus" bit was a screw-up on someone's part, and the editor missed it. Had me confused for a bit.

Also, if they were trying to copy the iconic Magnus line from TF:TM, it was also screwed up. Maybe they were going for an homage. Whichever the case, there is no "right" in the line. It's "I can't deal with that now."

And yeah, I sure hope they were superpowered by something, because no way in hell Chromedome could do that to Overlord just by himself, no matter how much Roberts wants to shove the Domey/Rewind relationship down our throats.

Speaking of Overlord, I really hope Fortress Maximus shows up to either save the day or just help do it by finally taking out Overlord and killing him for what he did to Max in LSoTW.

Speaking of saving the day, given this preview, is there a chance that Grimlock might make an appearance? I hope so.

Overall, I have stayed away from the individual issues 50-53, just to get the story as a whole. I caught a few bits and pieces along with some of your grumblings about how things are going, but I look forward to reading all 5 issues back-to-back to get the full effect of this supposedly awesome arc.

Can't wait until next week.

P.S. I also hope Rung dies.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:01 am

Rodimus Prime wrote:So that "Fortress Maximus" bit was a screw-up on someone's part, and the editor missed it. Had me confused for a bit.

Also, if they were trying to copy the iconic Magnus line from TF:TM, it was also screwed up. Maybe they were going for an homage. Whichever the case, there is no "right" in the line. It's "I can't deal with that now."

And yeah, I sure hope they were superpowered by something, because no way in hell Chromedome could do that to Overlord just by himself, no matter how much Roberts wants to shove the Domey/Rewind relationship down our throats.

Speaking of Overlord, I really hope Fortress Maximus shows up to either save the day or just help do it by finally taking out Overlord and killing him for what he did to Max in LSoTW.

Speaking of saving the day, given this preview, is there a chance that Grimlock might make an appearance? I hope so.

Overall, I have stayed away from the individual issues 50-53, just to get the story as a whole. I caught a few bits and pieces along with some of your grumblings about how things are going, but I look forward to reading all 5 issues back-to-back to get the full effect of this supposedly awesome arc.

Can't wait until next week.

P.S. I also hope Rung dies.


Fort Max won't and can't show up. He and Red Alert don't even know this is going on. They don't receive that message they sent out for 3 weeks.

Rung is probably the safest bot on that whole planet at the moment because the story of his alt mode still hasn't been told.

Why are you predicting if you haven't read the story?
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:05 am

I'm guessing va'al is having hard time not joining in the discussion because he already has his review copy :lol:
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Quint » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:00 pm

Dreading the cumbersome exposition that seems to be unfolding here into the very next page. Not sure the preview has done the job it was intended to do, at least for me lulz.

Please don't let this devolve into some deus ex machina nonsense!

Oh how the simplicity and excellence of the so-called 'season 1' seems like a very long time ago.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Va'al » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:16 pm

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Randomhero wrote:I'm guessing va'al is having hard time not joining in the discussion because he already has his review copy :lol:


Three of us regulars have it (me, Scott, D-max), as D-max is writing the review this time!
I'm just quiet as I'm in a spot with limited internet connection. But I have MANY thoughts on this issue.

The preview does a very good job of setting up things that may or may not have been guessed correctly in the thread, but also giving away that superpowered point again. Still - better fuel them fires, right? :michaelbay:
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:35 pm

Dr Va'al wrote:
Randomhero wrote:I'm guessing va'al is having hard time not joining in the discussion because he already has his review copy :lol:


Three of us regulars have it (me, Scott, D-max), as D-max is writing the review this time!
I'm just quiet as I'm in a spot with limited internet connection. But I have MANY thoughts on this issue.

The preview does a very good job of setting up things that may or may not have been guessed correctly in the thread, but also giving away that superpowered point again. Still - better fuel them fires, right? :michaelbay:



I can't wait. It's honestly a treat to discuss these comics with you, D-Max and Scotty. It's honestly difficult sometimes to find places to talk about these comics and I think you guys are doing a great job.
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:25 pm

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Having read the review copy very thoroughly multiple times and trying to figure out a way to write a review, I'm trying to stay quiet, which is not easy since I am very excitable, I love the book, I hate holding out, and I am very honored to be one of the review crew.

That said, here is a question: Why Rung? Why do several want Rung dead? Plus also, don't forget that he and Nightbeat took off last issue, so it's still a mystery what happened to them.

And Overlord really deserves that punch. I want Defensor to show up or Minimus Maximus to walk up to him and rip him in half, see how he likes it. That character is so cold that I do legitimately hate him
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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #54 Discussion Thread

Postby Big Grim » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:59 am

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That Ultra Magnus super design is immense! Love it!

And Overlord. Such an evil, cold sonovagun! I hope he gets a decent beatdown.

Wonder what Megatron is really gonna do? This cowardly version of him is curious.
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Postby Crosscheck » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:59 am

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