5 Page Preview of Devastation!

5 Page Preview of Devastation!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 6:51pm CDT

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The next chapter in IDW's Transformers is titled Devastation. A five page preview of Devastation has now appeared in IDW's Forums. IDW forum member spinoute has posted the preview here.

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Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (151901)
Posted by Hairball178 on June 6th, 2007 @ 7:14pm CDT
I was looking at the b&w pics of Hot Rod in his alt-mode, and I had to do a double take because I thought it was Tracks.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (151941)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on June 6th, 2007 @ 7:37pm CDT
The humans on the cover pretty much put me off right away.

When will these story tellers realize the thing we'd like to see go away the most in TFs are the humans!
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (151954)
Posted by JazZeke on June 6th, 2007 @ 7:47pm CDT
I wish people would stop bitching about the humans characters. Way to beat a dead horse, folks. Yes, they're not as interesting as the actual Transformers characters, but in Escalation they were only a sub-plot. The focus on them was minimal, yet it still keeps the story grounded.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (151968)
Posted by i_amtrunks on June 6th, 2007 @ 7:56pm CDT
Hot Rod's new alt mode is snazzy, suitable for the character too.

Cant wait for all the movie comics crap to go away, really really want Devastation and Beast Wars back in the fold!
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152021)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 6th, 2007 @ 8:28pm CDT
I like that color image (I'm assuming its a cover). Hot Rod's alt mode is okay, considering the time period it is on earth. I mean, he does need to blend in, right?
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152032)
Posted by trent hughes on June 6th, 2007 @ 8:38pm CDT
without humans, wtf is the point of turning into a car as a disquise?
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152045)
Posted by Vectorshot on June 6th, 2007 @ 8:48pm CDT
I think that is Tracks, not Hotrod.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152053)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 6th, 2007 @ 8:52pm CDT
Vectorshot wrote:I think that is Tracks, not Hotrod.


Could be. Looks enough like him.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152069)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on June 6th, 2007 @ 9:03pm CDT
Except Tracks hasn't been to Earth. Hot Rod has.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152173)
Posted by Duke of Luns on June 6th, 2007 @ 10:09pm CDT
Image
Hmm, if it is Hot Rod, the color scheme would be red, and if that's the case, Supercharged Rid Sideburn anyone? The resemblence is uncanny:

Image

And where's the big yellow spoiler?
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152206)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on June 6th, 2007 @ 10:21pm CDT
Well, it's about time they put Bumblebee back in there! I was starting to wonderif IDW forgot they put him in Infiltration. But where's Hot Rod's spoiler? It's been a pert of him for 21 years, why ditch it now? Still, this is better than Dreamwave...............
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152217)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on June 6th, 2007 @ 10:24pm CDT
Duke of Luns wrote:Image
Hmm, if it is Hot Rod, the color scheme would be red, and if that's the case, Supercharged Rid Sideburn anyone? The resemblence is uncanny


You know, now that you mention it, it kinda really is.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152346)
Posted by mightymax on June 6th, 2007 @ 10:59pm CDT
when does Devastation release, again?
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152515)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on June 7th, 2007 @ 12:43am CDT
mightymax wrote:when does Devastation release, again?


September
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152573)
Posted by Duo Prime on June 7th, 2007 @ 3:05am CDT
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:Well, it's about time they put Bumblebee back in there! I was starting to wonderif IDW forgot they put him in Infiltration. But where's Hot Rod's spoiler? It's been a pert of him for 21 years, why ditch it now? Still, this is better than Dreamwave...............



I have no idea why people keep saying this is better than Dreamwave. Dreamwave was the best at art, coloring, and stories. Shitty what happened to the company, but what can you do? These IDW TF books are so visually bland(besides for the Don Figueroa stuff). They redesign these things as if they had never seen Transformers in the first place. That so called "Ark" on the cover of this book looks more like the freakin garbage collector from Junkion. The humans all look like they have on bad 80's work out clothes. IDW does some good books, but the TF G1 stuff is not among them. I used to collect the Dreamwave stuff with urgency, these however, i can usually wait on.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152657)
Posted by trent hughes on June 7th, 2007 @ 6:23am CDT
Duo Prime wrote: Dreamwave was the best at art, coloring, and stories.


lol! what?

Duo Prime wrote: The humans all look like they have on bad 80's work out clothes.


uhm...have you not been to a mall or any place with teens today? there are these creatures known as "emos". they wear bad 80's clothes.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152659)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 7th, 2007 @ 6:27am CDT
IDW's stories aren't too bad, I find them enjoyable.

But I did enjoy Dreamwave more.

Just personal taste.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152761)
Posted by Leonardo on June 7th, 2007 @ 7:50am CDT
I think it's Hot Rod as he's already established as being in the game and we haven't seen much of Tracks at all. Also, one can see Hot Rod's chrome exhausts / wrist guns just underneath his door.

Good spot on the Sideburn comparison, by the by. Maybe the lack of yellow spoiler is to tie in with the Alt. release. I'm sure it'll still fold out in robot mode.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (152923)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 7th, 2007 @ 9:43am CDT
Duo Prime wrote:
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:Well, it's about time they put Bumblebee back in there! I was starting to wonderif IDW forgot they put him in Infiltration. But where's Hot Rod's spoiler? It's been a pert of him for 21 years, why ditch it now? Still, this is better than Dreamwave...............



I have no idea why people keep saying this is better than Dreamwave. Dreamwave was the best at art, coloring, and stories. Shitty what happened to the company, but what can you do? These IDW TF books are so visually bland(besides for the Don Figueroa stuff). They redesign these things as if they had never seen Transformers in the first place. That so called "Ark" on the cover of this book looks more like the freakin garbage collector from Junkion. The humans all look like they have on bad 80's work out clothes. IDW does some good books, but the TF G1 stuff is not among them. I used to collect the Dreamwave stuff with urgency, these however, i can usually wait on.


Y'know, I kinda agree here. I haven't been the biggest fan of IDW's G1 story arcs. They just don't pull me in the same way the DW ones did. Now, I do enjoy IDW's Spotlights, Movie Prequel, and BW series, but everything else has been kind of a let down (including the animated movie adaption). I am looking forward to the Megatron Origin story though.
Re: 5 Page Preview of Devastation! (153260)
Posted by Kranix-76 on June 7th, 2007 @ 1:31pm CDT
It's good to see Bumblebee getting back in the action...

I admit, I was a bit confused when the trio of Hot Rod, Nightbeat, and Hardhead came into the main story arc (instead of the usual G1 cast), but it seems like Furman is wasting no time in demonstrating why those characters were chosen: Hot Rod's brash, youthful arrogance towards the end of Escalation, and now Nightbeat's sleuthing kicking-off the start of Devastation. Still unsure of Hardhead...either the "headmaster" thing draws him in, or he's there so an Autobot that can serve as fodder. Grim, but if it means Wheeljack or Jazz can get a bit more character development in...

As for criticisms comparing the IDW approach to the Dreamwave: I'm sorry if it offends you, but Pat Lee was an awful artist for the series, and it wasn't a shining moment for writing, either--admittedly, it was mostly service for G1 fans. I appreciate that with the new IDW books, they're trying to reboot the story while staying true to the original characters' personalities and the main premise of "robots in disguise." The designs of the robots--more technological detail, more "exposed" vehicle bits and pieces--reflect a solid attempt at remaining faithful to the original designs, but simultaneously treating them with a greater sense of realism. The presence of humans, in addition to giving new readers an "anchor" to the experience, also adds a unique element to the new story: it is as much an "alien" experience to the Autobots as it is to the humans, as seen in various little moments in the twelve issues so far. In an odd sort of way, the IDW series seems to reflect a sort-of "maturation" of the Transformers saga as a whole, despite some bumps in the road here-and-there.

That is, of course, unless the whole Unicron-Primus mythos comes back again. Oy...

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