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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Stormshot_Prime » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:36 pm

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Anyone have any idea when #4 is supposed to come out? I’m not 100% sure on this but wasn’t it supposed to be released this past Wednesday?
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:05 am

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Stormshot_Prime wrote:Anyone have any idea when #4 is supposed to come out? I’m not 100% sure on this but wasn’t it supposed to be released this past Wednesday?


Supposed to come out and IDW schedule are mutually exclusive.

Current forecast is to expect cloudy with a chance of deathbringers by September 5th, along with Optimus Prime and Lost Light. Urrrggghh.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ScottyP » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:55 am

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I've had a think on it, and have come to a conclusion: I really dislike the "evolved" (my term, not the book's) look of the Maximals and Monstructor. I think the characters are distinct enough to look menacing on their own, but the upgrade or whatever makes them look like boring, nonsense, incompetent generic alien things from a run-of-the-mill summertime scifi movie.

Edit for clarity: the objective quality of the work portraying them is outstanding, it is the concept of the designs that I find bland.
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iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Unicron #4

Postby Va'al » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:56 pm

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And finally, once more thanks to iTunes, we have another short preview for a book due out next week from IDW Publishing, as the mini series that will end it all bumps over the mid point issue - it's Transformers: Unicron #4! Check out the three pages mirrored below, and head back to Seibertron.com next Wednesday for reviews, discussion, and more.

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Unicron sets his sights on Earth... but is anyone left to defend it?
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
The destruction continues! We’re halfway to the end and Unicron is winning. Will Optimus and his allies be able to save anything?!
Connecting B covers by James Raiz featuring destruction at the hands of Unicron!
Covers by fan-favorite Transformers artists of the past decade!
Variant covers by Guido Guidi and Francisco Francavilla!


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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:58 pm

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Oh so the visionaries are going to play a part of this? That's going to be interesting then though I wonder if the talisman is just a red herring at this point :-? I expect the way to stop/pacify unicron will come in issue 6
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:40 pm

I know I was in the minority that liked visionaries so I’m glad they’re plying a role

And Jesus ironhide! Stop trying to be ceiling cat
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Lore Keeper » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:41 pm

Is it just me, or do a lot of artists have a hard time drawing Windblade's face without making it look stretched out and weird?
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:43 pm

Va'al wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Anyone have any idea when #4 is supposed to come out? I’m not 100% sure on this but wasn’t it supposed to be released this past Wednesday?


Supposed to come out and IDW schedule are mutually exclusive.

Current forecast is to expect cloudy with a chance of deathbringers by September 5th, along with Optimus Prime and Lost Light. Urrrggghh.



I heard in a podcast they’ve rescheduled all the finale issues for the same day too in October
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:45 pm

Lore Keeper wrote:Is it just me, or do a lot of artists have a hard time drawing Windblade's face without making it look stretched out and weird?



I think it’s just her city speaker features that make it look like that. Alex is drawing her face promotional while other have made it more round
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Daniel Adkins » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:13 pm

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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ScottyP » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:57 am

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Randomhero wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Anyone have any idea when #4 is supposed to come out? I’m not 100% sure on this but wasn’t it supposed to be released this past Wednesday?


Supposed to come out and IDW schedule are mutually exclusive.

Current forecast is to expect cloudy with a chance of deathbringers by September 5th, along with Optimus Prime and Lost Light. Urrrggghh.



I heard in a podcast they’ve rescheduled all the finale issues for the same day too in October
I've been keeping the schedule up to date as best I can using Previewsworld (Diamond) at the end of this post: the-transformers-idwverse-a-chronology-p1958414.php#p1958414

I would not be surprised if iTunes, Comixology, or somewhere else has end of month placeholder dates.

I'd rather see these being released on a more spread out schedule, but on the other hand this does save trips to the shop!
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Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Unicron #4

Postby Va'al » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:59 am

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Thanks to online comics resource Graphic Policy, we have the last of the three previews for this week's releases from IDW Publishing - Transformers: Unicron #4! The miniseries bumps over the mid way hurdle, and carries on destroying the entire universe as we know it, so check out the full preview below, and join us in the Energon Pub for a discussion, review, and more once the book is released.

NOTE: There is a major character moment happening in the last page of the preview, which we are not mirroring below to avoid spoilers. You can still see it at the link above, or wait for the issue's release.

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

Unicron sets his sights on Earth… but is anyone left to defend it?

FC • 32 pages • $4.99


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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:14 am

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Well I followed the link: now I am sad. Why do I get the feeling the talisman will work but because unicron isn't sentient like before the poison would take a very long time hence why he goes after earth.

This comes out tomorrow right?
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Va'al » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:45 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:This comes out tomorrow right?



Yep!
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Big Grim » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 am

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Gods, that character moment!
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:49 am

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Big Grim wrote:Gods, that character moment!
Having re-read their Spotlight about 8 days ago (had no idea this was coming!), man, it works. I wish it didn't but it does.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Randomhero » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:45 am

Did tracks also die? Blur grabs him and then what?
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:58 am

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Randomhero wrote:Did tracks also die? Blur grabs him and then what?

I think he was saved and sent else where... Which was probably earth
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Randomhero » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:54 am

The art doesn’t convey it well at all
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:18 am

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It is very ambiguous isn't it really.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Randomhero » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:42 am

I guess we’ll find out tonight or tomorrow depending on when read.
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Big Grim » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:51 am

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ScottyP wrote:
Big Grim wrote:Gods, that character moment!
Having re-read their Spotlight about 8 days ago (had no idea this was coming!), man, it works. I wish it didn't but it does.

Really? Will dig that out and read it!
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:27 pm

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Big Grim wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
Big Grim wrote:Gods, that character moment!
Having re-read their Spotlight about 8 days ago (had no idea this was coming!), man, it works. I wish it didn't but it does.

Really? Will dig that out and read it!
While there's no big continuity magic or anything, it felt similar, if that made sense? Even if it doesn't do it for you, still a fun old issue :)
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron Mini-Series Thread

Postby Stormshot_Prime » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:55 pm

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Given the apparent destruction of Cybertron here, I’m wondering if a certain someone in Lost Light is going to feel the effects or something
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