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IDW Transformers: Lost Light #5 fixed Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #5 fixed Preview
Date: Thursday, April 27th 2017 3:53pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Kurona | Credit(s): Lucrecia Souviron Twitter

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In what is a rather strange turn of events, the preview pages of Lost Light #5 posted before were not pages 1 through 3; but in fact pages 2 through 4. For reasons not quite clear - possibly an uploading error on iTunes' part - only pages 2 through 4 appear on iTunes' website without Page 1. However, Twitter user Lucrecia Souviron reports that when she downloaded the preview to her iPod, page 1 showed up. While we'll try to get a clearer image later, enjoy Lucrecia's screenshot of the true Lost Light #5 Page 1 below - which notably includes the two panels James Roberts had previously tweeted - along with the three pages previously newsed and tell us what you think of this strange turn of events in the forums.

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 fixed Preview

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 fixed Preview

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 fixed Preview

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 fixed Preview

Lost Light #5 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 iTunes Preview
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017 7:32pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Kurona

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As it turns out, not long after James Roberts tweeted two panels of the comic, the preview of Lost Light's fifth issue has been put up on itunes! Have a look below and tell us what you think in the forums.

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Lost Light #5 iTunes Preview

Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)

Transformers News: Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017 6:24pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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Khaaaa-- rzaaaa!
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis

As one universe dies, another is invaded! Microspace — the home of the Micronauts — is collapsing. But Baron Karza has discovered a new universe in which the people of Microspace would thrive, a universe in which he would rule! The first world to be conquered is Earth, and the first enemies to be targeted are the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, M.A.S.K., and ROM!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
token Franchise appearance


Story

So, Micronauts. You might be forgiven for not having followed any of their stories, and end up very confused in the climax (one of many) of Revolution, and consequently not really wanting to know what happened to the Micronauts' big bad in this new mini-series that is both a crossover and another version of Revolution done well. But, hear me out...

Transformers News: Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
Buts for everyone


Cullen Bunn and Jimmy Johnston, the former being the regular writer for Micronauts (which, out of all the Hasbro Universe titles at IDW, you really should give a try reading!), do justice not only to Baron Karza's motives in the overarching world of the Microverse and Revolution and this new storyline - essentially, we have a reason for him to exist. And it is very very well done.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
Need a reason?


The link with Transformers? Karza and the rest of the Microverse were originated by Micronus, one of the Thirteen Primes of Cybertronian lore. Add to that just enough from each of the franchises involved in the event, especially on Karza's role so far, and establishing his new powers in relation to what he can do with Earth - and its inhabitants.

Art

Transformers veteran artist Andrew Griffith is on art duties, and he brings the shine that he always had in the very best work - a load also shared with Ron Joseph, who takes on a smaller number of pages, and strangely enough fitting the same criticisms and the issues that I have yet to clear up with their take on some human faces, especially in smaller, seemingly more rushed panels.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
But you also get these beauties


David Garcia Cruz does a really good job in keeping to the colouring we find in the Micronauts series (where he is the regular colourist), while also playing around where they can with the panels and lighting. Microverse and Earth are very different palettes, in terms of scapes, and yet we get a nice balance of the two with some truly sparkling gems.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
shiiiiiny


Lettering, as could be guessed almost immediately, is by veteran Tom B. Long, and I no longer really have any reason to say more positive things about his work: just look at it, and bask. All the covers, and all the characters involved, in the issue can be found in the database entry for the book, right here; the one chosen for the thumbnail is Paul Pope and Lovern Kindzierski's take on the Baron.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Let's get this out of the way: it's another comics event and a crossover. It is. I get it, I get you, I don't like them either, especially not at this rate. But, that said, Revolution did so badly at working out how everything fit together, that it's good to see the writers and editorial (tip to David Hedgecock there) working to patch that up with Karza's character, even if they place it confusingly in timelines with MASK.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
..huh


We get more towards a bigger plot, that will properly, actively impact the Hasbro Universe (before the next universe shattering event), we have TF lore and nostalgia vibes combined, we have a Darth Vader-esque villain who can also be a centaur take centre stage, and we have a pool of books to dive into for the ride, and some nice art to look at - so far, this 'event' works.

. :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO: out of :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO:

Two IDW Transformers: Lost Light #5 panels previewed

Transformers News: Two IDW Transformers: Lost Light #5 panels previewed
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017 5:37pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Kurona | Credit(s): James Roberts

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Straight from his Twitter account, comic writer James Roberts has tweeted a couple of panels featuring Nightbeat and Rung from the fifth issue of Lost Light, due for release next month. Check out the little snippet of character development below and tell us what you think in the forums!

Transformers News: Two Lost Light #5 panels previewed

Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #7 by Kei Zama / Josh Burcham, Andrew Griffith

Transformers News: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #7 by Kei Zama / Josh Burcham, Andrew Griffith
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017 1:18pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Kei Zama, PreviewsWorld

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Some more Optimus Prime news from IDW Publishing comes in the form of some cover art for issue #7, tentatively due in May, courtesy of both artist Kei Zama's Twitter account and the PreviewsWorld listing here. Zama has included clean lineart, plus Josh Burcham's coloured version, and Andre Griffith takes on the other cover seen for the issue, à la Thundercracker - check them out below!

With the Junkion invasion resolved peacefully, Optimus Prime takes a moment to plan the Autobot's next move on earth.


Transformers News: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #7 by Kei Zama/Josh Burcham, Andrew Griffith

Transformers News: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #7 by Kei Zama/Josh Burcham, Andrew Griffith

Transformers News: Variant Covers for IDW Optimus Prime #7 by Kei Zama/Josh Burcham, Andrew Griffith

The Last Knight TRU exclusive Mission to Cybertron Glyph Decoder

Transformers News: The Last Knight TRU exclusive Mission to Cybertron Glyph Decoder
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017 12:00pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Kurona

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A few days ago we reported on rumours of a little Toys-R-Us exclusive event called Mission to Cybertron, which appears to encompass the previously-leaked exclusive toys of Skullitron, Nitro and Megatron, and Infernocus and Quintessa.

Turns out those rumours are true, as fellow News Staff ScottyP just today found a Glyph Decoder in a Toys R Us at Cary, NC! This will help you decode the Glyph language found not only on the upcoming exclusive toys, but in quite a few other places in previous Transformers fiction too - it was for instance used in Revenge of the Fallen, and much more recently it was the language used by Vos of the DJD in IDW's More Than Meets The Eye. Take a look at the decoder below, save it for future use if you like and tell us if you've found it in your local TRU in the forums!

Transformers News: The Last Knight TRU exclusive Mission to Cybertron Glyph Decoder

Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017 3:33am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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Optimus ..Fine?
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
“NEW CYBERTRON”—CONCLUSION! As the Junkions reveal their ultimate plan, Optimus Prime makes a decision that will define the relationship between Earth and Cybertron for all time... but will Arcee be able to live with the fallout?

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
Good memory, kids


Story

The first arc of Optimus Prime, the big core book at the heart of the Hasbro Universe (take that, Crown Jewel), comes to a close in this sixth issue, and we get some closure indeed on the multiple threads dangling through the story - and some more are left to unravel for the future...

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
Oooh juicy


We know John Barber's propensity for the caption technique, to aid with the narration and provide some 'behind the scenes' commentary for what is actually happening in the gutters between panels - but this time, despite the very good writing, it's perhaps the very first time I've found it clash a little with the story itself. Having Optimus Prime narrate his own arc just felt ..off, at times.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
shots fired


The other stories, the other faces, the other characters around which the issue and the arc revolve, on the other hand, are still really quite pleasing. There is a lot happening all in one place (if you want a hand in catching up on the roles, our database entry might help!), both in the past and in the present, and it's all satisfyingly tantalising for more story threads from here.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
token human panel


The way in which Optimus is perceived on the many sides of the issues, from the colonist recruits to Aileron and Pyra Magna, to Soundwave and Jetfire's past and present outlook and opinions, to how Earth sees him as coloniser and invader - the story is in no way at its end, if anything we have a new fraught beginning of a much bigger story to be told. And then there's that last page...

Art

Kei Zama is still so much joy to follow through the pages, be it for organic, Cybertronian, Cybertrorganic, landscapes, battles, dialogue or face-offs - be they blasting or verbal, in the present or past - and I'm extremely pleased to see the variations across the Sharkticon ranks as well and variety in humans, who do not obviously have designs as distinctive as the robot protagonists.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
I MEAN


The issue also relies a lot on heavy visual cues for resolutions - as well as the trademark time shifts and parallels - allowing for more of Josh Burcham's effective colouring to blend with Zama's linework. The lighter moments, not necessarily in tone, are impressive where the writing may not reach, and any lingering shadow is that much darker for it.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
FLASH (aahhaaa saviouroftheuniverse)


As for the lettering, I am still in awe at how Tom B. Long manages to juggle so many things at once in pages that can be extremely busy, between visuals and text. Never mind some of the fight scenes, the ink work and dynamism - we still follow narration; top marks. And cover wise, while the veteran roster of Zama/Burcham (SkyLynx rider), Coller/Bove (face-off), Griffith/Perez (Sharkpile) is a wonder to behold, I'd like to congratulate Jin Kim on some really solid output with IDW covers this month - see thumbnail for proof.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

I was somehow expecting more from a conclusion, at this stage. Not that what we got wasn't a good one, mind you, but something felt a little underplayed - which might be beneficial for the wider game in the long run, and future stories, but leaves a little anticlimactic here. Soundwave's role, the explanation of his presence by Megatron's side, Jetfire's role in particular, feel well rounded enough to allow it, sure, but Optimus' actions are a bit.. whelming.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #6
irony


Things I am looking forwards to, nonetheless: Jazz and the exploration of his 'getting to know Earth' storyline, so very much. More Thundercracker in an active role. More challenges to Optimus, even - in spite of - apparent changes of heart/mind. Ramifications of his role in the eye of the new recruits. THAT ENDING PAGE.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: - out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe
Date: Tuesday, April 25th 2017 2:52am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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Out this week with IDW Publishing is the first issue of one of the many crossovers under any other name, featuring a good chunk of Hasbro Universe titles - Micronauts: Wrath of Karza! Included in the book are obviously the tiny timetravelling team of Micronauts, but also MASK, GI Joe and The Transformers, with much bigger (so to speak) things to come. Check out a full preview below!

Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
As one universe dies, another is invaded! Microspace — the home of the Micronauts — is collapsing. But Baron Karza has discovered a new universe in which the people of Microspace would thrive, a universe in which he would rule! The first world to be conquered is Earth, and the first enemies to be targeted are the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, M.A.S.K., and ROM!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points: 
Baron Karza invades Earth and the Micronauts will never, ever be the same!
Variant cover by Valentina Pinto, Paul Pope, and Michael Golden!


Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1, feat. Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6
Date: Saturday, April 22nd 2017 11:50pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Multiversity

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Multiversity has become the first site to release the full preview for IDW's Optimus Prime #6! The final story of the opening story arc features some sassy cassetticons, some violent throwdowns, and even some Thundercracker! Check out the preview below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

Transformers News: Full Preview - IDW Optimus Prime #6

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher
Date: Saturday, April 22nd 2017 2:39pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Sara Pitre Durocher

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By popular demand, IDW artist Sara Pitre-Durocher has tweeted out her design for the big bad that was there for three panels (but he means so much more) in Transformers: Till All Are One: the big green horned evil himself, Liege Maximo!

Check the image out mirrored below, and compare it to the first look we had at the Loki-esque character in the Covenant of Primus art by Ken Christiansen and the very first appearance in the Marvel G2 comic by Geoff Senior and Sarra Mossoff!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

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