Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 8:01am CDT

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We're nearing the end of this type of post, but for one more month at least, we have the full preview of this week's IDW Publishing Transformers: Lost Light issue - issue 24 in 25 - and there are some minor spoilers for the book and the resolution of what we're about to see as it's fully released.

Check it out below, mirrored courtesy of Comics Crusaders, as Brendan Cahill returns once more on main art, and Nick Roche / Josh Burcham start the chestbursting, with feels, from the very first cover page.

(W) James Roberts (A) Brendan Cahill (CA) Nick Roche

Only two issues left! Closing a story six years in the making! Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!



Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24

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Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1985960)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 25th, 2018 @ 8:20am CDT
What's Rung up to..
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1985962)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on September 25th, 2018 @ 8:32am CDT
This is just speculation but I have a feeling the Lost Light crew is going to reunite with the main OP cast. They’ll take control of the transforming Cybertron and use it to beat Unicron and act as a brand new Cybertron.

Just speculation of course ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I doubt the can end the IDW run without some sort of reunion of characters.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1985972)
Posted by Optimus Prime13th on September 25th, 2018 @ 8:45am CDT
Is that skids attacking Rung?! Or has Rung finally lost his marbles
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1985973)
Posted by MrBlack on September 25th, 2018 @ 8:46am CDT
Optimus Prime13th wrote:Is that skids attacking Rung?! Or has Rung finally lost his marbles

Rung remembering how he and Skids first met.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986029)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 25th, 2018 @ 1:25pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Oh MY DEAR GOLLY GOD They are gonna conk "Primus" on the back of the head and induce Transformation straight out of the MTMTE comic with a drunk Ultra Magnus... Barber has this story more interconnected than the MCU and I love it, but God is that man a scary master manipulator

If that is what happens, you sir are a genius. I would not have thought of that.
Flashwave called it! ;)^
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986041)
Posted by Halonic on September 25th, 2018 @ 2:41pm CDT
Why do I get the feeling that Rung has a better plan but isn’t coming back from it...
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986048)
Posted by Sagitta on September 25th, 2018 @ 3:17pm CDT
MrBlack wrote:
Optimus Prime13th wrote:Is that skids attacking Rung?! Or has Rung finally lost his marbles

Rung remembering how he and Skids first met.



The memory was of Skids pulling Rung away into the vent system when he was first attacked by the sparkeater in MtMtE issue 3.

Rung and Skids first met in issue 2. He's the one who mentioned the Lost Light was on a quest. (With Swerve offering a bit more "detail" such as the "infinity gate" :lol:)
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986055)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 25th, 2018 @ 3:58pm CDT
I really hope I didn't just witness Rung delete his memory of Skids, especially after his sentence to Chromedome considering that is what Dome did when his significant others died and Nautica had her emotions tied to Skids removed
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986061)
Posted by Sagitta on September 25th, 2018 @ 4:12pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I really hope I didn't just witness Rung delete his memory of Skids...


Patient files are a bit different than personal memories. Then again, the two were friends.

The comment Rung made to Chromedome & Rewind could have also been self directed come to think of it.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986087)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on September 25th, 2018 @ 7:36pm CDT
Welp, seems like Rung expects this plan to kill him.
Can't think of any other reason to delete his patient files than to protect confidentiality (he takes his job very seriously) in the event that he wasn't around...
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986132)
Posted by Halonic on September 26th, 2018 @ 3:16am CDT
Even. Team. Whirl.

:APPLAUSE:
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986133)
Posted by Va'al on September 26th, 2018 @ 4:32am CDT
Don't You
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
All they wanted was an adventure. Now, as worlds turn to dust and every sacred truth is undone, as everything they’ve run from catches up with them and every gruesome future comes to pass.

Only two issues left! Closing a story six years in the making! Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!


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feat. Shinji Ikari


Story
This is it. This is the end. Almost, I know. But this is the end. This is the flash before the finale, and everything we've seen in a long series, with stories starting all the way back in the first Chaos seeds reaching some kind of conclusion, before they actually conclude next issue, and attempting some form of closure. Starting with gods and life.

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fight! super robot lifeforms


A first warning: if you're expecting a big action scene, or even a series of action scenes, how are you still living in denial with Lost Light? There is plenty of action, of course - they're fighting a planet from a planet, one which is also a giant robotic being powered by bigoted spite - but James Roberts' strength is still in the smaller moments between characters. Those, in this issue, abound.

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MVPs


And in that action frame with people stories, then, we have the one, bigger story that no one expected until a couple of issue ago, the one that people were most likely to forget, most likely to get wrung, but that somehow still rang a bell, that somehow still brings a conclusion after a conclusion, even when plans only work in panicked extremis.

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...


Where previous attempts at balancing heartfelt, passionate dialogue/monologue during action have been admittedly questionable (at least in terms of pacing), this issue seems to have found the better solution - tonally, pacing-wise, structurally - to weigh out the different aspects to telling this type of ending, using strengths and weaknesses alike.

Art

Brendan Cahill returns for the issue, after we last saw him in #22, and whatever he's been doing in the meantime has only made him more powerful. The issue contains some of the most tender and heart-rending moments for pretty much the entirety of the cast present in its pages, and Cahill's art has been able to work all of the right emotions into the motions, the gestures, the silent panels, all while keeping giant Functionist Primus in the peripheral vision of it all.

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Take a load of this, too


And Joana Lafuente has made sure that the peripheral vision is something no one can ignore, be it explosions, sudden changes in light sources and direction, mood flickering, tone shifting, crucial moments and smaller, tender interactions - the light and colour fit all, snugly, and just right.

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it's really hard to spotlight this without spoilers


It's almost impossible to distinguish Curtis and Tom by now, and if you're not in on the joke, please bear with me - but what Long is managing to do with fonts is truly impressive, given the already emotional charge of pretty much everything else in the visual aspect of the book.

All the covers, as usual, can be found in our Vector Sigma Database entry here, though the one spotlighted in the thumbnail is once more the Geoff Senior / Josh Burcham variant featuring Rung himself, for once taking charge of the situation - almost like Rodimus.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

And so, where do we stand now? This is the finale, no matter what the next issue decides to conjure up in its denouement, and as an ending it fits everything that the creators have set up from the start - sometimes literally, sometimes thematically - and it will definitely leave an impact on readers and TF lore (here's hoping, at least), for the principles and themes if not the execution.

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also, gayest issue ever


Does it cancel out my troubles with the series up to now? No, but I don't think anything will. What it does do is sidestep to tell a wider story that no longer focuses on the alleged main characters, while also focusing on those very same characters - from Team Rodimus to Megatron's AntiVocationist League, to the Scavengers and more - in a way that we may have expected after all, and reminding us very much so of the influences, the setting, and the lineage of this type of story, and of Transformers as an icon.

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Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986134)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 26th, 2018 @ 4:37am CDT
A good review Va'al, I'm going to miss this series. Its mot been perfect but I've liked it and been enjoyed which is all I can ask for really.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986143)
Posted by YoungPrime on September 26th, 2018 @ 7:23am CDT
It started off a little rocky for me but overall I find this to be the best Transformers ongoing story to date.

Despite some minor issues, to me MTMTE/LL still puts most of the previous comics, TV cartoons and ALL of that Bay crap to shame.

I can live without Barber's ongoing but Roberts work will truly be missed. :CON:
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986144)
Posted by Ironhidensh on September 26th, 2018 @ 7:33am CDT
Megatron just can't forgive himself.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986146)
Posted by ScottyP on September 26th, 2018 @ 7:47am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:Megatron just can't forgive himself.
:idea:

And here I thought all my feelings about this book had been wrung out like a dishcloth. Good catch!
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986156)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 26th, 2018 @ 9:15am CDT
So if Rodimus used the Warren to send the message back into the past, can't they use it to travel to the Unicron story's time and join the fight?
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986162)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 26th, 2018 @ 9:52am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:So if Rodimus used the Warren to send the message back into the past, can't they use it to travel to the Unicron story's time and join the fight?


Are they even aware of Unicron?
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986170)
Posted by ScottyP on September 26th, 2018 @ 10:50am CDT
Doctor McGrath wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:So if Rodimus used the Warren to send the message back into the past, can't they use it to travel to the Unicron story's time and join the fight?


Are they even aware of Unicron?
Nope.

Or at least not yet.

If Unicron really does want to wipe out Cybertronian life, maybe they're on his clean-up quest list?

With one issue left I don't know how to feel about it. On one hand, "Primus" vs Unicron yes please, on the other, is there time for that now?
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #24 (1986173)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 26th, 2018 @ 10:55am CDT
Honestly if they pulled Primus vs unicron now it would feel cheap, there's two issues of unicron left and op 25 to provide closure. A fight like Primus vs unicron needs build up, something they just don't have and would cheapen everything. Best save it for the next contuity ;-)

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