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Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
Date: Monday, December 12th 2016 8:22pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Are you ready for Transformers 5: The Last Knight? The Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast is, and we bring you a special episode featuring 90 minutes dissecting the first trailer which premiered last week during Monday Night Football. If that wasn't enough, Seibertron then interviews one of the creators of the upcoming Transformers: Forged to Fight mobile game from Kabam!

Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes, and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

While you listen, you can follow along in our extensive image gallery of screen captures from the trailer, including super high definition resolution. We start the show off at the start, taking a look at some of the early scenes from the trailer. Do these foretell a different tone for this particular movie? Plus: the importance of music. And Anthony Hopkins, too.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
When swords cry


Things progress quite slowly in our discussion, but hey, you're here for trailer dissection, not trailer tweets or trailer drive-bys, right? Right. We move on to some of the wartime imagery, and speculate on the inclusion of imagery that is downright offensive to some. What deeper meaning might we be able to find here, amidst (possibly unpopular) jokes from the host?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
We know whose house it really is - COBRAAAAA!


We look at several other settings, including the husk of the Pontiac Silverdome. The Transformers movies have always had their Bayhem spread to real life locations, and this one looks to deliver on that again in spades. Also: what on Earth does Armada have to do with all of this?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
It was then that Rad, Fred, and Billy knew the Lions' playoff hopes were dashed.


Of course, it wouldn't be a speculative podcast featuring yours truly without my tired old standby of a conspiracy theory some mention of the possibility of The Chaos Bringer. We even take the conversation around to a little bit of IDW by way of this excellent post from Skidblast's Tumblr page.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
But is that how those really work?


The robots get their due course in the discussion, with us wondering who some of the Transformers characters seen in the trailer might be. The humans come around as well, with the dreamy locks of Cade Yeager and Mouseketeer Isabella ready to meet up with returning characters like Lennox and Epps.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
Gardening at this time of year just isn't a good idea, ok?


The big tease from the end of the trailer is a hot topic of discussion as well. Might Optimus Prime really be embracing his little seen evil side, or is this just a ploy to get us talking? If it's the latter, then it looks like it definitely worked!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
No face given, therefore face taken?


We switch gears from The Last Knight, as Seibertron interviews one of the creators of the upcoming mobile game from Kabam, Transformers: Forged to Fight. Listen in for details about the game, its release, and much more.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
I hope there's a car to destroy after this.


Don't forget the additional screens from the game available here for you to whet your appetite for Transformers brawling action even more. Sound off in the Energon Pub Forums if you're excited for this next foray into mobile Transformers fun!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
Just what type of game is this? Tune in to find out!


Hope you enjoyed listening! Check back very soon as we wrap up our recording year and look ahead to 2017!

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High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer
Date: Tuesday, December 6th 2016 9:18pm CST
Categories: Site News, Live Action Movie News
Posted by: william-james88

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Seibertron.com is all about galleries, so for this first trailer of Transformers: The Last Knight, we went big, real big. We now have a gallery of 2689 HD images from the trailer. Since these are HD, there is the option for "super" images which are 1,920 pixels wide. We have a sample below from all the main scenes. Now you can all comb this frame by frame to make the most of this trailer. Is there anything new these images show you that you couldn't make out before? Let us know.

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers News: High Definition Stills Gallery Now Available for Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Super HD Version of Transformers: The Last Knight Teaser Trailer, plus IMAX and Freya Featurettes

Transformers News: Super HD Version of Transformers: The Last Knight Teaser Trailer, plus IMAX and Freya Featurettes
Date: Tuesday, December 6th 2016 2:01pm CST
Categories: Site News, Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al

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Views: 41,105

You're probably thinking 'we've seen the new Transformers: The Last Knight teaser trailer already' - and you'd be correct. But we now have a Super HD version directly from Paramount up on our YouTube channel, and embedded below, so you can feast your optics on the latest Bayhem production!

Also included below are two featurettes, on IMAX's anniversary with Transformers and on Freya the rescue dog who stars in the movie, both of which were stories we covered here and here. Check them all out!






Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Date: Monday, December 5th 2016 10:44pm CST
Categories: Site News, Live Action Movie News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Paramount Pictures

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After that awesome Trailer we have some stills for all of you to check out! With what can be described as not what we expected but well worth the surprise, we have hundreds of stills form the trailer that captures all the action, like Barricade being blasted over, chicken-walker tanks, Prime tearing into Bumblebee, a dragon, a Megatron, and so much more. Check out the teaser images below, and you can find our full gallery by clicking HERE

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Gallery Now Online

Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"

Date: Sunday, December 4th 2016 6:01pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your charismatic host RodimusConvoy13, plus Megatronus, Jon3.0, and xRotorstomx - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

Another episode of the Twincast Podcast, another round of new product sightings. This time, it's Titans Return Titan Masters + Deluxes Wave 3, and the highly anticipated RID Bisk. So, who's not picking these up?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Squeeeeeaaaaallllll!!!!


Now that Thanksgiving has passed - and with it all the sales we'll likely see the week before Christmas and after the New Year - we can grapple with a dose of self-reflection. Seibertron.com staff member william-james88 asks: "What price do you guys look at when wondering if a toy is worth the price?" Oomph. That's a doozy,

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
It's the most sales-iest time of the year.


Masterpiece Inferno is here, and, as is usually the case, the Twincast crew has some thoughts. Live thoughts. The liveliest. So live, that Jon3.0 opens his figure on air. After this live unboxing, the Twincast tackles the fandom's heretofore armchair accolades and critiques. Did I mention it was live?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Disco Inferno


Combiner Wars is back - or rather, ending. Takara's upcoming Baldigus appears to be the last known release of Combiner Wars molds, and as we look forward to more fabulous Titans Return figures, we conduct a post-mortem to understand how Combiner Wars marked a turning point for the brand.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
So bald. So good.


Machinima is back with news of seasons 2 & 3 announced. Jon3.0 - the voice of Machinima's Optimus Prime - gives us an inside look at how the sausage is made, while others voice their critiques and hopes for the future of Machinima's work.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Write. Her. Better.


Bragging Rights is here. Last time, we geared up for a good old fashioned Black Friday smackdown. Now, it's time for the ACTUAL smackdown. Who got what this Black Friday, and who was brave enough to make more purchases after our consumer-driven culture's most shameful day?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Ready for the smackdown.


Ummm... who the heck is Grapple?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Seriously, we could use some help on this one.



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Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5

Date: Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 2:24pm CST
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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Zombie Titans. In. Spaaaaaaace
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
REVOLUTION is over but the danger isn’t over! A wave of undead TITANS threatens CYBERTRON! STARSCREAM will need more than secret police to stop the oncoming horde, but our Fearless Leader finds himself short on friends and firepower. Who can be called upon—and why aren’t they stepping up to the plate?

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5
Like IDW schedules


Story
Rather than tying up what Windblade was concerned with in Revolution (though not disregarding it), the latest issue of Till All Are One brings us more directly to the aftermath of Titans Return, and Sentinel Prime/Infinitus' plan to unleash zombie Titans upon the universe - as they now approach Cybertron, we catch up...

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5
Or News Admins..


We know what's coming. We know the Titans are on their way, even if the story had been set on pause for the duration of Revolution, and we're being brought up to speed just when, just as Starscream is in-story, and probably with similar reactions to the Chosen Supreme Leader of Cybertron and his ghost pal, and the rest of the Council of Worlds.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5
His Pettiness


Mairghread Scott provides a script that allows for a little de-tension before the ramping up of the tension starts again - dotted with some dry humour from the various parties involved - as a planet-wide action is taken to counter the Titans' arrival, allowing for each characters' capabilities to shine...

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5
Oh hi Zetca!


...but it also provides an excellent foil for a discussion around Windblade's role and position in the new society still forming, as worked towards in the Revolution one-shot already. That, and we have some very interesting deal/diplomacy parallels between her, and her frenemy-nemesis (frenemenemenemenisis?) Starscream himself.

Art

After the break, we have Sara Pitre Durocher take on the Cybertronian environments, as well as the layouts and everything else that comes with the artwork - including some seriously impressive work in conveying the tension of the script in the building of the panels and pages, running through the issue all the way to the handful of climax points towards the end.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5
Nope, not spoiling


The colours are at the hands of not one but two regular artists: Joana Lafuente and Priscilla Tramontano; both work wonderfully in sync with the linework provided, and carry across the latter's work on the Titans Return books as well as bringing some wonderful backgrounds to life in a very tense sequence or seven. Astounding.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5
Times, they are a-changin


Similarly, both Chris Mowry and Tom B. Long are involved in the lettering and, production wise, the issue has a fair load of different fonts, voices, effects and soundwords - perfectly handled for otherwise distractingly busy page. As for covers, we've seen the excellently slick Sara Pitre Durocher regular cover way back when, Tramontano's gorgeous 'every anime ever' variant in the preview, and now Jack Lawrence (hey, read our interview with him!) on in the thumbnail, with Prime's best couple.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

The issue is excellent. That's my thoughts, right there. The constant build is constant, and incessant, not only in dialogue, script and direction, but also through the visual, the angles provided for the action, the layouts of the pages and the panels, and the decision not to rely on larger pages for the actual climax, but rather as a mid-point punctuation mark.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #5
Obsidian just loves good news


I am very interested in those parallels between Starscream and Windblade I mentioned above, and curious to see whether they develop further. Seeing multiple characters from across the franchise's history work together brought a slow smile to my face, and their voices work really well as the interact with one another. As I said, this is great - and the end point is just evil.

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New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak
Date: Monday, November 21st 2016 10:54pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime

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With the Club Subscription Service slowly drawing to a close, we bring to you tonight our latest galleries, that of the Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak!

Impactor is a retool of Combiner Wars Rook with a fresh new headsculpt that captures the shear determination in the Wrecker Commander's face. He is the second official Impactor toy, behind only his Fall of Cybertron counterpart - who was also part of a combiner - and is the club's sixth subscription figure.

Bluestreak is a repaint of Combiner Wars Prowl and Smokescreen, and this is his first time as being a combiner limb. This Bluestreak also uses the rarely seen "blue" Bluestreak paint job, and he fits right in with the Wreckers as well, considering his personality is that of a sniper. He is the club bonus figure for the 4.0 service.

Check out the preview of the galleries below, and you can go to the full galleries by clicking any one of the images below!

Subscription Service Impactor (158 images) - Combiners, Deluxe Class, Subscription Service

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak


Subscription Service Bluestreak (109 images) - Deluxe Class

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak

Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"

Date: Sunday, November 13th 2016 8:52pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP, plus Megatronus, Counterpunch, and xRotorstomx - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #159 “Imperfect Specks" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

After a moment of solemnity, we kick off episode 159 in earnest with a special Black Friday topic: what would the Twincast crew like to see on sale this Black Friday? Our answers vary - and we're sure yours do too. Please post your own Black Friday aspirations in the forum thread below, and visit Seibertron.com for roundups of all the best Black Friday deals.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Last year's booty.


Things then move on to Robots in Disguise - Season 3 of the popular RID cartoon has hit the airwaves. We embark on a robust discussion of the first 3 episodes, which hark back to TF:Prime in a big way. What does the podcast think of the relic hunters theme, and its recycling of older character models?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Camouflage is the latest fashion this season.


Time for an RID listener question from Seibertron.com member and all around great guy, Sabrblade. To paraphrase his words: any thoughts on the notion of RID season 3's old-fashioned route of "toys first, then media appearances" for the new characters instead of the more recent trend of "media first, then toys?"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Just in time!


We use Sabrblade's question to segue into the recently revealed RID deluxe and legion, including Soundwave, Blurr, Twinferno, and many more. Yes, yes, we know - ScottyP was right about that new RID deluxe Starscream. Do these reveals keep the crew in anticipation, or are they a let down? There's only one way to find out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
ScottyP is the actual worst.


Stop! Comics time. TAAO is on the docket, and we continue to enjoy the crossover potential of this series. Between Windblade, Metrotitan, and the revelation that Micronus Prime is responsible for Micro Space (this guy is really getting around the fiction these days), there's a lot to talk about. Revolution 4 has also hit the stands, and gets a rare ultra beatdown of criticism from the Twincast team. Listen in to learn why the awful art, weak villains, and overall poor story have us ready for this force-fed, unnatural crossover of pop culture properties to just end already.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Great cover... best left unopened.


MP Megatron is back in the news - as more images proliferate and we learn more about this figure, the more we (or at least, predictably, Megatronus) salivate. ScottyP has an interesting theory: might the upcoming Masterpiece Megatron be a remold of MP Shockwave? Wild speculation ensues.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Those legs look... familiar.


After a false start earlier in the episode, we're back to MP32 Optimus Primal. Counterpunch walks us through the joys of this figure, which heightens our expectations for the upcoming Masterpiece Cheetor. Have you gotten your Primal yet? Let us know your thoughts in the thread below. "Make bananas great again."

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Peerless.


Bragging Rights. Pure and simple. As we gear up for a good old fashioned Black Friday smackdown, what have we gotten to sate our appetite for converting robots in the meantime?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Not all heroes wear capes



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New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox
Date: Wednesday, November 9th 2016 1:34pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al

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Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

In a sudden plot twist, that has nothing to do with international political scenarios, we bring you another instalment on Seibertron.com's Beast Wars Tuesdays... on a Wednesday!

Join us this week as we keep fleshing out the Maximal ranks with not one but two galleries from the loveable but deadly mechanical expert and spiritual core to the team: Rhinox. The rhinoceros alt-mode equipped character comes in two versions for the Japanese Takara Tomy Transformers release, both from 1996 - with C-7 as a standalone packaged toy, and V-7 as part of a two-pack with Predacon Shadow Panther. Both identical in their paint changes, which added black eyes and a grey coat to the Deluxe Hasbro release (check it out here). Click on any image below for the full galleries, and check out more Beast Wars Tuesdays news stories here!

Beast Wars Rhinox (168 images) - Deluxe Beasts

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox


Beast Wars Rhinox (134 images) - Deluxe Beasts

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars C-7 Rhinox and VS-7 Rhinox

IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review

Transformers News: IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review
Date: Thursday, November 3rd 2016 7:35pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): IDW, D-Maximus_Prime

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When Scrap Hits The Fan
A Seibertron.com semi-spoilerish review of IDW Revolution #4


Synopsis
SILENT INTERLUDE! One human has the skill to break into AUTOBOT CITY—but what is SNAKE EYES going to do when he finds himself face-to-knee with OPTIMUS PRIME? And outside, MILES MAYHEM and the M.A.S.K. team wait to see who walks out alive…

Transformers News: IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review
1 on 1 on 1... My votes on the little guy


Story

Well, we've reached the next to last issue, the one where we generally get the majority of the major reveals of the whole storyline. The one where the ending will leave you wanting more, with the heroes on the ropes and the bad guys all standing tall in place for their final victory. And, in the case of crossovers, the place where everything generally all comes together.

In some of those respects, Revolution #4 did not disappoint.

The entirety of the Crossover is finally revealed, with everyone falling into place and everyone's adventures finally crossing their final paths, set for the big-named characters conclusion (well, save one that only appeared very briefly so far). At least with regards to bringing everyone together for that big ending, the story has worked out and is good. And the ending of the issue does make you want issue #5 to be here soon.

So, why am I not in love with this comic? Let's take a closer look...

Transformers News: IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review
If you think that sonic blast was bad, just imagine if SIREN was in this comic


I can understand the difficulties of bringing together multiple big-name characters and making them all coexist alongside one another. I've seen it done well, and I've seen it fall flat. There is a very specific rhythm you need to set, a very precise way to make the gel that holds it altogether. Unfortunately, this crossover has just not done that. Getting everyone into the comic feels too forced, too clunky, and it is throwing in way too much to handle within the pages of the book itself. It feels rushed at times, underdeveloped at others, and overall just a bit too crazy for my liking. The ordering of the releases is not helping matters either, considering some important expositions have been revealed after they were needed and in some cases entire releases being spoiled by stuff coming out first. It's just not working for the Revolution storyline as a whole.

Art

Art duties have been taken up by Fico Ossio, and there are some places in the book where the art really works and it looks pretty nice. The Micronauts benefit from Ossio's style of art, and ROM and Snake Eyes are not bad either, and considering both do get a fair bit of exposure in the comic, there are some good highlights.

But then there are other parts that just don't work at all. I'm not sure why, but most of the Cybertronians in this issue feel too far removed from their regular designs. Victorion, Arcee, and Windblade in particular feel off this issue, with Arcee being a recurring art difficulty throughout the crossover. It just feels too organic and too stylized for me to like. And the faces are not turning out too well either. Some of the Joes - mainly Scarlett - also suffer a bit in the artistic department, which is strange considering how well the Micronauts have come across.

Transformers News: IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review
See, this just doesn't work for me


Sebastian Cheng joins in on coloring duty, and he does a pretty good job of adding some extra spice to the pages, so to speak. His backgrounds do work well, such as the starry night seen below, and the big double-spread battle sequence is helped out by his colors setting parts of the action apart. I particularly liked his work with the Dire Wraiths, despite how bland they are supposed to be.

Transformers News: IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review
Now THIS does (just make sure you're looking at the skyline)


Tom B. Long takes up lettering duty, and does not fail to keep the story moving as well as it can with his speech bubbles. The conversations from the viewpoints of the Micronauts are particularly good, seeing as how they give us some good perspective on not being able to understand a single noise others are saying.

Transformers News: IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review
;)^


You can also check out a full database that shows off all the covers for this issue (as there were many) as well as a list of all the others who helped contribute to Revolution #4, art and otherwise!

Final Thoughts

Transformers News: IDW Revolution Issue #4 (of 5) Review
Oh Miles, what a gift you have given us this day


As I said before, there is some stuff to like about Revolution, and let's face it: a large crossover with big names does sound like a cool idea. And there are some things that are coming out of the event well (I'm still trying to decide if Action man is better off for not being in this, considering how well his Revolution comic went and I do like him). But as has been said for a couple reviews now, it is just not working out as well as it should have and could have been. This should have been the Avengers of the Hasbro properties world. It could have been a big thing that jumpstarted a comic, continued another excellent comic, and given life to some new comics. Instead, it feels clunky, off, and more like a chore to read than an enjoyment.

I will finish off reading Revolution, but I cannot wait to get back to regular comics. I just wish I could have gotten the enjoyment out of the crossover it truly did deserve, like I did with Transformers: Revolution and Action Man: Revolution.

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