Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed

Transformers News: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed

Friday, September 20th, 2019 8:46pm CDT

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Just in from Mr. Alex Milne's Twitter is the always welcoming crisply drawn lines of a squad of Decepticons. But wait, not just any squad of 'Cons, that green and purple tells us very distinctly who this team is - the Constructicons! This is Mr. Milne's cover for issue #2 of Transformers Galaxies which apparently he was just given the go ahead to post from IDW. Here's from the post:
"I got the go ahead from @IDWPublishingto post my cover to Transformers Galaxies issue 2. Amazing colors by @dyemooch who always impresses me with what he can pull off.
This was a fun cover to do of these swell guys :p #Transformers #IDW #TFGalaxies"

Issue 2 is due out October 30th. Make sure to get out to your comic shop and reserve your copy today!

Enjoy the view and share your thoughts on this highly expected title in the forums. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

Transformers News: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed

Credit(s): Alex Milne on Twitter


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Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039226)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 22nd, 2019 @ 8:54pm CDT
Milne does the absolute best covers. I love his style
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039262)
Posted by Stargrave on September 22nd, 2019 @ 11:16pm CDT
Me too. According to his Twitter his doctors are telling him he's had a heart attack at some point (?!?) Like unbeknownst to him. I'd noticed he kept posting about health issues with his left shoulder or something like that for about the last month and sheeeeesh I did not see that coming.

Hey Fanformers out there if you dig on Mr. Milne's art keep the good Transformers mojo going his way he could use it right now.
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039346)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 23rd, 2019 @ 6:51pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:Me too. According to his Twitter his doctors are telling him he's had a heart attack at some point (?!?) Like unbeknownst to him. I'd noticed he kept posting about health issues with his left shoulder or something like that for about the last month and sheeeeesh I did not see that coming.

Hey Fanformers out there if you dig on Mr. Milne's art keep the good Transformers mojo going his way he could use it right now.

I've been seeing that too, his health is not that good
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039510)
Posted by ScottyP on September 25th, 2019 @ 6:10am CDT
A brand new Transformers comic book anthology series from IDW Publishing, Transformers: Galaxies launches today. Issue #1 brings the beginning chapter of a four-part story written by Tyler Bleszinski with art by Livio Ramondelli, and this first segment's all about the Constructicons: Bonecrusher, Hook, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Scavenger and Scrapper. While related to and set in the same universe as IDW's other ongoing Transformers series, stories in Galaxies can stand alone similarly to the Spotlight series from the previous continuity.

Is it any good? We thought so and you can check out our review here, with a quick look around the web at other Transformers fan sites and comic book review sites showing we're not alone in our praise!

To purchase the book, make a trip to your local comic shop or purchase your favorite cover (some quantities limited) through the Seibertron.com eBay store using the links below:
Regular Covers

Limited Retailer Incentive Covers

If you still need more, below is a five-page preview of the issue provided by IDW Publishing. As the credits page below isn't cooperating, look here for all creator credits for this issue.
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Keep it here at Seibertron.com for all the latest Transformers news and more about Galaxies and other Transformers comics as the series continues!
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039513)
Posted by Ironhidensh on September 25th, 2019 @ 8:22am CDT
Question. When talking about purchasing comics, how come you guys never put a link to comixology in the news posts?
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039521)
Posted by ScottyP on September 25th, 2019 @ 12:32pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:Question. When talking about purchasing comics, how come you guys never put a link to comixology in the news posts?
For this one, the honest truth is that it didn't cross my mind
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039532)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 25th, 2019 @ 6:23pm CDT
Really enjoyed issue 1.

They already did more justice for the constructicons than the entire cast of the main ongoing in this issue.

also, Finally, Abominus makes it back to a comic!
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2039568)
Posted by Burn on September 26th, 2019 @ 3:18am CDT
How this book made me feel can be summed up in one word.

Sad.

That is what I took from this book.

I guess it's because we jump back and forth between past and present with Hook and Scrapper reminiscing, clearly wanting to go home to Cybertron.

The reminiscing did a great job of establishing their origin, young characters, full of life and hope, suddenly thrust together (literally), clearly leaving them a little traumatised.

Whatever happened to bring them to Mayalx will hopefully be told, but I already get the impression the ruling party have shifted them out of the way, probably out of fear of what they can do.

Definitely piqued my interest more than the current series and already has done a great job of giving a new look at the Constructicons.
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2041539)
Posted by Stargrave on October 11th, 2019 @ 3:11pm CDT
A last little tidbit of news from the #NYCC2019 is the generous reveals for the upcoming creators and covers for Transformers Galaxies #'s 5-12! These were revealed during the IDW panel and later posted to IDW's Editor David Mariotte's Twitter account over the weekend of the #NYCC2019. Below are the tweets that he issued along with the cover images revealed during the panel. There are stories with Cliffjumper, Arcee, Greenlight, their mentee Gauge, and Ultra Magnus on the way, all set in the current War for Cybertron continuity. If the first issue of Galaxies is any indication we're going to be seeing fun and interesting new angles of the current IDW Transformers continuity. Enjoy!

"So these were shown off at NYCC today: TF Galaxies #5 RI-A cover by @Anna__Malkova! The Cliffjumper focused issues 5 & 6 are by @kateleth, @skullmandible, @markerguru, and @dyemooch! Coming in January (and look for more news in the January Previews catalog)!"
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"Then we also showed off the A cover to TF Galaxies #7 by @coralus_SF, who is also the interior artist!Written by @SamMaggs this one's going to feature Arcee, Greenlight, and their mentee Gauge, shown here for the first time in her full glory since issue #4 of the ongoing!"
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"And, finally, check out the awesome A cover to TF Galaxies #10 by @glovestudios! Andrew, @BrandonEaston, and @teyowisonte are bringing you Ultra Magnus goodness in #10-12, starting in June! Suffice to say, we have a very exciting first year's worth of Galaxies planned!"
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Are you gearing up for Galaxies? How long will Cliffjumper survive this time? Will we see Arcee's War for Cybertron toy mold? Let us know in the forums and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2041721)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 13th, 2019 @ 8:29pm CDT
All 3 of those covers look pretty great! I love the cliffjumper one
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2042419)
Posted by Stargrave on October 20th, 2019 @ 1:17am CDT
Thanks to iTunes we have a three page preview for the highly anticipated upcoming IDW Transformers Galaxies Issue #2 written by Tyler Bleszinski with art by Livio Ramondelli. This issue features the cover Insecticon fans have been buzzing over for weeks, the three original Insecticons feeding on...bits. Yikes! From the look of the preview pages we're getting to see even more detailed aspects of the jade giant's gestalt personality resonating through the individual Constructicons. Here's the publisher description:

"Transformers Galaxies #2
Tyler Bleszinski & Livio Ramondelli

Pre-Order
Expected Oct 30, 2019
$3.99
“CONSTRUCTICONS RISING,” PART 2! The Constructicons are training—they know their time is coming. They’re almost ready to stand at their once glorious height. They just need a sign and some energon. When a mysterious benefactor arrives promising to provide both, how can the Constructicons resist?"


Enjoy the view and share your thoughts in the forum. As always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2042509)
Posted by Hypercron Unus on October 21st, 2019 @ 1:24am CDT
I'm getting this purely for Bonecrusher's action film bad guy lines. This actually looks awesome!
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2042569)
Posted by ScottyP on October 21st, 2019 @ 11:51am CDT
Bonecrusher's into some kinky stuff. Properly villainous, dig it.
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2042619)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 21st, 2019 @ 6:45pm CDT
I'm liking Bonecrusher right now
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2042669)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 22nd, 2019 @ 2:06am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I'm liking Bonecrusher right now
So you have a Bonecrusher crush?
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2042724)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 22nd, 2019 @ 7:17pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I'm liking Bonecrusher right now
So you have a Bonecrusher crush?

Just a Bonecrush, that's all
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2043325)
Posted by ScottyP on October 30th, 2019 @ 8:20am CDT
Trainspotting
A Review of Transformers: Galaxies #2

Spoiler Free-ish
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Starring Ewan McMixmaster

Given the early look we were given of Transformers: Galaxies #1, it feels like ages ago that the first issue hit. Not much has hit in between for Transformers fans other than issue 13 of Transformers and a couple issues of a Hulkling & Wiccan book with "Death's Head" as the title but we aren't really even covering that here.

Transformers: Galaxies #2 is a very good issue that shows this four issue story might end up being something truly great. Read on for some elaboration, but if you want the shortest version of this review possible here it is: this is a fantastic follow-up to the first issue with plenty of depth and none of the typical second issue let-down you might have expected. Transformers fans would do well to pick this up today!

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All the images are from the first five pages because let's not talk about it right now, I'm so tired.

Picking off where things left off after issue 1, we find the Constructicons still on the mysterious planet of Malayx where they've just completed an energon processing facility. Thinking their duty is complete, the group is getting restless wondering when they'll be able to return home. Construction bots wanting to go home after a construction job is a simple setup but one that's quite welcome because it lets the subtler details of the characters - or not so subtle in Bonecrusher's case - shine through via plenty of dialogue that never got itself bogged down. Tyler Bleszinski puts a lot of words on some pages and panels but I found that everything flowed smoothly and kept me engaged through to the end. Put another way, larger word count in a comic is never a bad thing when you want to read those words and see what they're adding to the pictures they're accompanying.

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Bonecrusher's new name is daddy

While Scrapper, Hook and the other Constructicons are still no doubt the stars of the show, for this issue some others may have stolen it: the Insecticons, whose presence on the issue's cover hopefully make this firmly not a spoiler. There's so much that they bring to this new Transformers universe and some of its wider historical context that it felt like one of the best issues of the old Spotlight books. Finer details and intriguing moments of potential foreshadowing help make the conflict beginning to boil over in the current Transformers ongoing simultaneously clearer and muddier. Throw in some genuinely gruesome panels just in time for Halloween and it's a recipe for a great introduction to this version of Kup's doormats.

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Something about a mouth panel near Halloween works well.

Livio Ramondelli handles the art duties once again and, once again, does so expertly. The continued use of blacks around panels adds to the feeling of isolation conveyed throughout which is a very welcome additive on a book set on an alien world. I could go for a little less red in the color temperature from time to time, but given my TV settings this is almost undoubtedly personal taste more than actual critique. The panel sequencing works in a way that prevents the pace from stalling and turning the book into a 20 page exercise in exposition. Editors David Mariotte and Tom Waltz surely deserve praise for the pacing as well, because this definitely felt like a serial to me and not like a purposefully decompressed chapter out of a bigger book coming out later.

Tom B. Long masterfully handles both the volume of dialogue sometimes present and creates some fantastic onomatopoeia graphic text for sounds I never thought I'd hear in a Transformers book. I'm not sure if this is his last work for IDW yet or not, but if it is, a special salute is in order for the years of phenomenal contributions he's made to our favorite robots in disguise.

On covers, the Livio Ramondelli "A" cover is appropriately spooky for the issue and season, with this cover being the one used in this review's news story's thumbnail image. A "B" cover featuring an intimidating group shot from Alex Milne and Josh Perez will also be available at most shops, with Andrew Griffith and Priscilla Tramontano also delivering a ten-copy retailer incentive option also featuring the Constructicons as they prepare to drop the season's hottest tracks. As always, you can also find all the cover images, full credits for the issue and a list of all the characters that appear in the book through our Vector Sigma Database page for Transformers: Galaxies #2.

Verdict
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That's precisely why we're here!

Transformers: Galaxies #2 is a comic I found to be pretty great and I'm not going to get too picky about making the verdict here complicated. If that sounds inconsistent, well, let's just say I'm no Ultra Magnus. The point here is that while reading panel after panel and page after page, two things were true. First, I didn't press on out of any obligation to this review or Brand Loyalty or anything else, it was because I genuinely wanted to keep reading. Second and finally, reading this made me feel like the magic is back in Transformers comics, at least for this one issue.

Final Score
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Look out for this issue today, October 30th, where you can pick it up at the Seibertron.com eBay store or at your local shop, check here to find the closest shop to you.
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2043377)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 30th, 2019 @ 6:29pm CDT
This was a good issue 2! I like the insecticon backstory, and the insecticons themselves are pretty dang cool (and creepy). First time I've given more than a thought about them, it was well written!
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2043417)
Posted by ScottyP on October 31st, 2019 @ 7:44am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:This was a good issue 2! I like the insecticon backstory, and the insecticons themselves are pretty dang cool (and creepy). First time I've given more than a thought about them, it was well written!
Definitely the most "human" Insecticons I've ever read, or as much as they can be. They still eat metal and turn it into Energon. Kickback might be the exception, he still felt one sandwich short of a picnic.
Re: Alex Milne Cover for Transformers Galaxies Issue 2 Revealed (2044994)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 18th, 2019 @ 2:05pm CST
Thanks to the folks over at iTunes, we have a three page preview of the upcoming issue of the Transformers Galaxies series. While these few pages don't reveal a ton about the story that Tyler Blezinski is telling, they are very nicely illustrated by Livio Ramondelli.

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This issue is due to be released next week on November 27th, just in time for Thanksgiving (if you live in the U.S.). Of the two current Transformers series, Galaxies seems to be the better reviewed of the two. Will you be picking up your copy next week?

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