5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime"

5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime"

Sunday, June 7th, 2009 2:59pm CDT

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Chris Ryall has updated his blog "RyallTime" with 5 page previews of IDW Publishing's June 2009 releases, one of which is Robot Heroes I am Optimus Prime.
You can view them by clicking the image.

5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime"

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Credit(s): Chris Ryall


This article was last modified on Sunday, June 7th, 2009 4:55pm CDT

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Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933392)
Posted by Narc on June 7th, 2009 @ 3:42pm CDT
Cool!
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933399)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2009 @ 4:05pm CDT
I'm lost for words about this.

Something about this read didn't feel right.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933403)
Posted by MantaScorp on June 7th, 2009 @ 4:12pm CDT
I suppose I can forgive the stupid jokes ("your DRY sense of humor!"), odd personalities, peculiar alt-mode for Bumblebee (VW said no?) and strange choices of characters (Um...Drift?!).

But what is UP with Prime's truck mode? That is truly ugly.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933405)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on June 7th, 2009 @ 4:20pm CDT
"And Ratchet is our Medical expert."
In context that is very funny.
I don't know why.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933440)
Posted by Chaoslock on June 7th, 2009 @ 6:09pm CDT
"...We land in darkness and hide our ship deep underwater..."

next page: Ark crashlanded in the side of a mountain -> EPIC FAIL
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933442)
Posted by Mkall on June 7th, 2009 @ 6:12pm CDT
To me, this is proof that Drift is going to try and become as main-stream as Sunstreaker and Ironhide. The fact that they put him in a child's book speaks volumes to Hasbro's and IDW's intentions with this character
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933508)
Posted by 1337W422102 on June 7th, 2009 @ 9:00pm CDT
Cybertronian Bumblebee and Wheeljack were nice touches, as was Primus' shadow behind Optimus. I guess they're really trying to whore out Drift... I don't get how they say their ship crashed underwater, yet it's seen sticking out of a mountain in the next panel! Also, Bumblebee's, Ratchet's, and Prime's altmodes are terrible.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933518)
Posted by megatonlover on June 7th, 2009 @ 9:25pm CDT
Aww, this is so cool! I liked it! :D
Ratchet: I hope we don't rust!
Optimus Prime: You and you're dry sense of humor Ratchet!
LOL!! :lol:
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933531)
Posted by typh0id on June 7th, 2009 @ 10:00pm CDT
My 4-year-old son is gonna love this :D

Now hopefully it actually comes out, seeing as how the official release date has come and gone and my preorder got cancelled...

I really wish IDW could get something out on time for once...

But anyway, I think it's a cute book though the inclusion of Drift is pretty questionable...
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933532)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 7th, 2009 @ 10:01pm CDT
O M F G, I cannot believe some of you actually had the AUDACITY to criticize a CHILDRENS book!

That is so far beyond petty, I'm...I'm freaking stunned!
Even in something so innocent you guys HAVE to find something to rag on.

Do us all a favor and just get the Hell out of the gene pool!
You guys have sunk so low you should be embarassed to ever log-on here again.
Go kick a puppy or shove a grandmother into traffic or something or did you guys
already do that before posting? You've pissed me off so badly I can hardly think
straight enough to praise the work done in the preview. :evil:
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933569)
Posted by Bumblebeast on June 7th, 2009 @ 11:43pm CDT
icu2jimy wrote:"And Ratchet is our Medical expert."
In context that is very funny.
I don't know why.


Because the next panel should talk about the boy's desire to mate with the female. :mrgreen:
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933573)
Posted by Bumblebeast on June 7th, 2009 @ 11:48pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:O M F G, I cannot believe some of you actually had the AUDACITY to criticize a CHILDRENS book!

That is so far beyond petty, I'm...I'm freaking stunned!
Even in something so innocent you guys HAVE to find something to rag on.

Do us all a favor and just get the Hell out of the gene pool!
You guys have sunk so low you should be embarassed to ever log-on here again.
Go kick a puppy or shove a grandmother into traffic or something or did you guys
already do that before posting? You've pissed me off so badly I can hardly think
straight enough to praise the work done in the preview. :evil:


GTFO - You don't know the members age, you don't know if their are kids of if their have kids. Right to criticize ? HELL YES, if we are going to pay hard earned money for it, YES - WE CAN CRITICIZE.

I think that the art is cute. I wouldn't buy it, but i wouldn't throw it to the garbage if it came, for example, with my Robot Heroes. It would add value to the collection if different panels came with a different toy.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933592)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on June 8th, 2009 @ 12:50am CDT
I can SORT OF figure out the character choices... they're re-creating the team lineup from Animated, as best they can. Optimus, Bumblebee, Prowl and Ratchet (which is why Ratchet describes himself as Prime's OLDEST friend). Arcee gets the nod to have some minor girl appeal, and Drift is in there because... um... well... ok, you've got me on that one. They even use some Animated plot threads, like hiding the ship underwater. It looks like they were trying to force Prime and Bumblebee into the Movieverse's alternate modes, though...

Chaoslock wrote:"...We land in darkness and hide our ship deep underwater..."

next page: Ark crashlanded in the side of a mountain -> EPIC FAIL


.... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! QFT!
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933611)
Posted by First-Aid on June 8th, 2009 @ 1:45am CDT
Ok...I've seen people criticizing this. I will say this...unless you are of the age that this book is aimed at, you have NO RIGHT to criticize this. It is VERY obviously aimed at a younger audience that has little to no knowledge of the TF universe. As such it is essentially a cross between Marvel comics and Dr. Seuss. If you cannot see that for yourself and see fit to criticize it for your own personal gratification, then get the hell out of our hobby. This obviously requires some suspension of disbelief...but it seems some of you are so far ABOVE that it can't be done. I'd say grow up, but that's not what THIS particular story requires. They are obviously having fun with everything. If yiou can't have fun with the story, the background, and everything else, you need some Prozac in your life. Get over yourselves and let your kids enjoy it for wat it is.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933634)
Posted by Orin_Thomas on June 8th, 2009 @ 3:39am CDT
Showed it to my six year old ...

"Who's Drift?"
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933643)
Posted by Big Grim on June 8th, 2009 @ 4:33am CDT
typh0id wrote:I really wish IDW could get something out on time for once...


I'm not too bothered myself. We are a long way from the Dark Days of Dreamwave.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933653)
Posted by Sagitta on June 8th, 2009 @ 6:31am CDT
Wouldn't buy it but it's still cute.

Anyway, since when did Transformers in general begin having continuity? I doubt linking one perfectly with another would hold up under duct tape and Elmer's. Just look at the first two seasons of G1 Transformers. Should I bring up the Constructicons, their creation date, and some Autobot by the name of Omega Supreme as an example? Or should that one rest?

B-)

That's the fun thing about the numerous facets of the varied TF universes. Everyone's free to have their own take of it. Even the guys who write live action films under a certain director with the last name of 'Bay'.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933707)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2009 @ 9:45am CDT
Orin_Thomas wrote:Showed it to my six year old ...

"Who's Drift?"
Spoken from the mouth of the innocent.
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933732)
Posted by 1337W422102 on June 8th, 2009 @ 10:37am CDT
First-Aid wrote:Ok...I've seen people criticizing this. I will say this...unless you are of the age that this book is aimed at, you have NO RIGHT to criticize this. It is VERY obviously aimed at a younger audience that has little to no knowledge of the TF universe. As such it is essentially a cross between Marvel comics and Dr. Seuss. If you cannot see that for yourself and see fit to criticize it for your own personal gratification, then get the hell out of our hobby. This obviously requires some suspension of disbelief...but it seems some of you are so far ABOVE that it can't be done. I'd say grow up, but that's not what THIS particular story requires. They are obviously having fun with everything. If yiou can't have fun with the story, the background, and everything else, you need some Prozac in your life. Get over yourselves and let your kids enjoy it for wat it is.

Couldn't the same be said about the cartoons?
Re: 5 Page preview for "I am Optimus Prime" (933744)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 8th, 2009 @ 11:07am CDT
1337W422102 wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Ok...I've seen people criticizing this. I will say this...unless you are of the age that this book is aimed at, you have NO RIGHT to criticize this. It is VERY obviously aimed at a younger audience that has little to no knowledge of the TF universe. As such it is essentially a cross between Marvel comics and Dr. Seuss. If you cannot see that for yourself and see fit to criticize it for your own personal gratification, then get the hell out of our hobby. This obviously requires some suspension of disbelief...but it seems some of you are so far ABOVE that it can't be done. I'd say grow up, but that's not what THIS particular story requires. They are obviously having fun with everything. If yiou can't have fun with the story, the background, and everything else, you need some Prozac in your life. Get over yourselves and let your kids enjoy it for wat it is.

Couldn't the same be said about the cartoons?

And the toys?
If you take it precisely us and you bitching about a toy not being perfect is the same as us bitching about this horrible story book. I've seen nicer and better story books. Beatrix Potter FTW!

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