Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne

Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 4:08am CDT

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As we've seen the colours (by Josh Perez) in the October solicitations for IDW Publishing's Transformers comics, we now also have the ink-heavy lineart by artist Alex Milne for Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor #4! Stardrive, Bumblebee, Rom himself, and an ugly situation with Dire Wraith limbs await you below.

Transformers News: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne

Transformers News: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne

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Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1901397)
Posted by Big Grim on August 2nd, 2017 @ 10:19am CDT
Kinda giving me the "Skids in Limbo" vibes of UK G1! I like it!
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1903589)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on August 10th, 2017 @ 10:17pm CDT
iTunes preview for issue #2 is here! https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rom-vs ... 8468?mt=11
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1903613)
Posted by william-james88 on August 10th, 2017 @ 11:31pm CDT
Via iTunes, we have a short preview for the second issue of the new Hasbro Universe crossover event Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor - with art by Alex Milne, written by John Barber. Check it out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don't know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons and they're ready to fight all comers!



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Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1903625)
Posted by ratchetneededthat on August 11th, 2017 @ 12:12am CDT
Glad to see Dirge being used again. So this is why he abandoned the Decepticons in the RID ongoing, nobody listens to orders. (And that he and Deluge were essentially abandoned on Cybertron) I wish Dirge was used now as much as he was during RID. His last appearance was when Wheeljack came back. :(
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1903679)
Posted by Randomhero on August 11th, 2017 @ 8:36am CDT
ratchetneededthat wrote:Glad to see Dirge being used again. So this is why he abandoned the Decepticons in the RID ongoing, nobody listens to orders. (And that he and Deluge were essentially abandoned on Cybertron) I wish Dirge was used now as much as he was during RID. His last appearance was when Wheeljack came back. :(



That's my only pet peeve about rid/TF/op is introducing characters, giving them character and time and then forgetting them.

Tappet, Zetca, waspinator, scoop, dirge, dreading . Really interesting characters that after a while become background characters that might get a line if they're lucky
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1903757)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 11th, 2017 @ 3:43pm CDT
The art is glorious, and yay Dirge!
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1903765)
Posted by Kurona on August 11th, 2017 @ 4:08pm CDT
Yeah, it is a shame that Dirge hasn't showed up more since RiD. That comic made me actually care about a Conehead; which is an incredible feat in and of itself -- I'm hoping Shining Armour'll give us a little glimpse of his disillusionment with the Decepticon Cause, much like Spotlight: Thundercracker did for another blue seeker.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1905607)
Posted by Va'al on August 21st, 2017 @ 4:30pm CDT
Along with First Strike #2, this week sees IDW Publishing dip further into crossover territory with the second issue of the mini-series Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor, as we find out more about Stardrive's place in the Cybertronian world, as well as the wider universe and Starscream's plans, courtesy of Multiversity Comics! Check out the full preview below, and a review later this week on Seibertron.com.

Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths—and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don’t know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons—and they’re ready to fight all comers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

· An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!

· Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!


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Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1905659)
Posted by Deadput on August 21st, 2017 @ 10:13pm CDT
Huh Skyblast?

Obscure but it's a welcome cameo (Assuming he is just that)

Jet Vehicon is cool too and it's nice to see more of the war and see Starscream being "evil" again.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1905910)
Posted by Coptur on August 23rd, 2017 @ 6:39am CDT
I must admit this has been a nice break from OP, LL & TAAO.

I think the current trend of TF comics are running their natural course and we need a big overhaul and/or strong reboot.

I know this may not be popular opinion but i'm just not interested in IDW tf comics at the moment.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1905925)
Posted by ScottyP on August 23rd, 2017 @ 8:09am CDT
Interested to see if issue 2 turns around opinions like it did mine on this story. Strip away the very very nice art and I don't think there's enough plot to fill five issues.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1905947)
Posted by Kurona on August 23rd, 2017 @ 9:21am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Interested to see if issue 2 turns around opinions like it did mine on this story. Strip away the very very nice art and I don't think there's enough plot to fill five issues.

Personally speaking it felt much weaker than issue #1. That said, I think that's largely because the issue is essentially one big fight scene... and a certain little error on the cast page got me really excited to see a backstory for one of my favourite characters that just didn't happen.
Simply put, aside from the wraith autobot fusion in the middle of the issue, nothing particularly interesting happened but a few interesting things are set up to happen with Rom back in the picture and this version of Ultra Magnus dead.
Also, I totally called this Magnus not being Minimus; he acts so different and certain things that happen to him confirm it's Ramp or Damus or whoever.
Also doesn't help we barely get any focus on Stardrive. Would've thought we'd get a page or something devoted to her thoughts on seeing her fellow Cybertronians for the first time, but, nope. Just Bumblebee being a nice person I guess.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1906060)
Posted by ScottyP on August 23rd, 2017 @ 5:27pm CDT
^ I agree with basically all of that. So much 'meh' in this one.

  • Skyblast the redshirt legit disappoints me on multiple levels. Even if the entire creative group had no plans to ever do anything with the Space Team/Requiem Blaster, they just handcuffed anyone that might want to later. Just, man, don't red shirt one member of a three bot Combiner team! Unless the later issues are going to have Astroscope and Payload in a Triplicate Girl kind of story then gtfo with this Armada-indifference crap.
  • Outside of some fighting, what happens here? What did this issue add to the story that wasn't in issue 1?
  • I understand wanting to make it very clear that this Magnus is not Minimus Ambus, but I'm both unsure it fits with established continuity and it felt like being hammered over the head repeatedly with a "this isn't Minimus LOL" hammer.
  • Bee and Rom somehow saying what they do and not managing to hold off their teammates? Ehhh I'm having a hard time here.
  • Why should I care about Dire Wraiths? What do they want? They've been around a year plus in IDW continuity, let's get some shades of grey in their collective character. This is not just this book's fault, to be fair. Doc and others like her are too far to the other extreme for that to be a fascinating schism.
  • As a Rom reader, holy wow I really want a story where he does anything else. The pattern of him trying and succeeding and/or failing to talk Livia down all the time, repetitively, was old months ago. With the first issue out of the way, why not expand on their relationship instead of beating the same path?
  • Why is Stardrive like, a background character already?

Yeah, I didn't like it. I strongly disliked it. I may not order 5.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1906137)
Posted by Va'al on August 24th, 2017 @ 2:56am CDT
Review is coming at weekend, but similar thoughts indeed.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1908142)
Posted by Va'al on September 2nd, 2017 @ 9:32am CDT
While I try finding the time to review the second issue of the series, Previews World has updated their pages with some variant covers for IDW Publishing's Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor #3! The first one below is by gruesome twosome Nick Roch and Josh Burcham, while the second has profile art by Casey Coller and (probably; yo, start crediting people properly, thanks) Joana Lafuente - check them out!


UPDATE: The Coller cover is confirmed as being coloured by John-Paul Bove.


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(W) John Barber, Christos Gage (A) Alex Milne (CA) Nick Roche
Crash-landed on a mysterious planet and pursued by both Decepticons and Dire Wraiths, the Solstar Knights and Autobots will have to set aside their differences in order to save themselves!


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(W) John Barber, Christos Gage (A) Alex Milne (CA) Casey Coller
Crash-landed on a mysterious planet and pursued by both Decepticons and Dire Wraiths, the Solstar Knights and Autobots will have to set aside their differences in order to save themselves!
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1908200)
Posted by Kurona on September 2nd, 2017 @ 3:31pm CDT
Now it looks like we're getting to the interesting stuff. This was something brought up by Scotty initially but I greatly agree with it so I'm gonna re-iterate -- it feels like this was thought out well as a very interesting story, but it wasn't enough story to fill out the number of issues they got so that's why #2 felt a bit filler-y with that drawn out battle.
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1910754)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on September 13th, 2017 @ 7:11pm CDT
Shining Armor #3 iTunes preview: https://t.co/O9iLhLMuBg
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1910825)
Posted by Bounti76 on September 14th, 2017 @ 3:19am CDT
Via iTunes, we now have a three page preview for the third (of five) issue of Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor. It's due to be released on September 30th, so while you're waiting, check out the pages below, and be sure to read the issue review after it comes out!

Crash-landed on a mysterious planet and pursued by both Decepticons and Dire Wraiths, the Solstar Knights and Autobots will have to set aside their differences in order to save themselves!


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Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1910845)
Posted by Kurona on September 14th, 2017 @ 6:43am CDT
I was a bit worried that this was gonna go the same route of Earth hating all Cybertronians and not willing to differentiate; and it was looking like that, but... by the end of page 3 this feels a lot more natural. And a lot more interesting. Can't wait for release :)
Re: Cover Lineart for IDW Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4 by Alex Milne (1910851)
Posted by Va'al on September 14th, 2017 @ 7:16am CDT
I.. am.. still.. working.. on.. reviewing.. issue.. 2..

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