Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

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Some readers were able to get to the second issue of IDW Publishing's Transformers: Lost Light last week, as iTunes did not update its release date to the new schedule - but we now have the actual, full preview of Lost Light #2, definitely out this Wednesday in both print and digital formats! Check it out below, courtesy of CBR.

Rodimus and Co. find themselves in a dangerous place. Even more dangerous than on a planet that exploded from the inside. That’s already pretty dangerous. But where they are now? Oh boy.

Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!
Variant cover by Joana Lafuente!


Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

Transformers News: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2

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Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1855469)
Posted by Ironhidensh on January 28th, 2017 @ 3:12pm CST
If ever there was a time for Megatron to cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war....... Well, this is it.


If you can't tell, I really want to see some functionist get a healthy dose of flaming fusion cannon.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1855471)
Posted by Brainstørm on January 28th, 2017 @ 3:15pm CST
15) What's so interesting about peace time? It's been done already. G1 season 3 ended the war, and it wasn't that great then either.

14) Worst version of Rodimus ever. He doesn't have the maturity or the strength to be Rodimus Prime. He's too girly looking and immature to even be Hot Rod.

13) Transformers is not all about Grimlock and Starscream, but it's not all about Tailgate and Brainstorm either. 5 years worth of Roberts relentlessly focusing on the same characters = Stale.

12) Chromedome and Rewind = canon slashfic.

11) Hated Whirl ever since my parents got him for me with a bunch of cooler TFs like Grapple and Hoist for Christmas '85. I would have preferred getting 2 Hoists instead of them wasting money on Whirl. Just a stupid looking cornball character. Doesn't even look like a real Transformer.

10) Roberts couldn't get Bluestreak, so he re-purposed Swerve into Bluestreak and threw his tech specs out the window. Swerve is a Bluestreak KO.

9) MTMTE turned Ultra Magnus into a fraud.

Eight (keeps coming out as an emoji so i have to spell it) We didn't get enough of Overlord.

7) We didn't get enough of the Scavengers either.

6) Characters are too chatty.

5) Milne's alt-modes are the worst.

4) I don't like how IDW handled Shockwave at all.

3) Can't decide now if it's Milne's alt-modes that are the worst, or if it's Roberts world building.

2) DJD. Worst conclusion ever.

1) Megatron's redemption. So a guy murders your friends and acquaintances over a period of several years, and then one day you decide to go on a cruise with him? Does that make sense?


Your comment tilted me so much, I made an account just to refute all of your arguments.

15) Because the War's over. Unless you want a hard reboot of the entire continuity or Starscream/Megs to flip out and start killing people again.

14) That's just your opinion. Personally, I think it's enticing and unique to have a character who's so obviously flawed and unfit to rule in a position of such power. As for "girly"... if you're talking about his slender physique, remember that he turns into a sports car. Of course he will be sleek. It's just the way Nick Roche drew him, and the way he's gonna stay.

13) Then read Robots in Disguise/Transformers vol 2/Optimus Prime. That's why we have two options.

12) The Lost Light has a crew of 200+. There are two known pairs of Conjunx Endurae - Chromedome-Rewind and Cyclonus-Tailgate. This means less than 2% of the crew are Conjunx Endurae, and this isn't counting all of the members that have died, departed, or joined somewhere along the line.

11) That's your problem.

10) Like the other guy mentioned, Bluestreak still exists and he's still Bluestreak. Robers took a mediocre and obscure G1 character and turned him into a lovable key part of the mainstram TF cast. How you see that as a problem is beyond me.

9) Nope. G1 Magnus lives on in the original IDW Ultra Magnus. In fact, it was more of an upgrade than a downgrade. G1 Magnus completely screwed up his job of being the next Prime in TF: The Movie and got blown up in one shot. Roberts turned a mediocre character into a righteous justice-bringer.

Eight) Overlord was one of the most destructive things that happened in MTMTE, and he just keeps coming back even after everyone thinks he's dead. If anything there's too much of Overlord. And he'll be back.

7) They're side characters. MTMTE doesn't revolve around them - maybe a standalone comic series about them would be nice, but Hasbro/IDW probably wouldn't consider that a profitable move.

6) That's just the way the comic is, and the majority of the readers love it. Again, if you don't like it, go read RiD/TFv2/OP instead.

5) Personally, I love them. That's just your opinion, and it's an unsupported and trashy one at that.

4) Again, opinion. I think they made him righteously terrifying. Infinitely better than the G1 Shockwave.

3) Your opinions are killing me. Both Milne's art and Roberts's writing have so much work put into them and are beloved by so many fans.

2) I think their conclusion was fittingly ironic. They took such pleasure in giving their victims slow and painful deaths, and the way Megatron took them out just added insult to injury.

1) You're acting like everyone was completely okay with Megatron's so-called "redemption". Rodimus hated it, the majority of the crew hated it (and tried to kill him) - literally no one was pleased about it. The only reason he wasn't incarcerated/executed was because he tricked everyone with the Luna 2 maneuver.

TL;DR - go read the Optimus Prime (the other Transformers ongoing comic) instead.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1855475)
Posted by Kurona on January 28th, 2017 @ 3:27pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:If ever there was a time for Megatron to cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war....... Well, this is it.


If you can't tell, I really want to see some functionist get a healthy dose of flaming fusion cannon.

Hell YEAH!

Honestly, I think something interesting about this is that, like... this is kind of Megatron's chance to start over fresh. I don't mean this in a he'll-stay-there-this-is-the-conclusion-to-Megatron's-arc idea - which I personally don't believe in myself; at the very least on the merit that it would mean Megatron and Terminus would be shoved out of the gate before anything can be done with them - but in that... he is, essentially, reset to the sort of person he was before the war but with a whole boatload of guilt, and a whole boatload of experience; both in terms of militancy and how his freedom fighting went too far. With this in mind, this group getting sent to the functionist universe is essentially setting up a scenario where it's almost like we're seeing an alternate version of events where Megatron was allied with the right crowd and becomes a hero.
That's a lot of rambling and incoherency, but I just find it interesting that this is essentially us seeing an alternate pre-war scenario.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1855555)
Posted by WreckerJack on January 29th, 2017 @ 2:14am CST
1984forever wrote:15) What's so interesting about peace time? It's been done already. G1 season 3 ended the war, and it wasn't that great then either.

14) Worst version of Rodimus ever. He doesn't have the maturity or the strength to be Rodimus Prime. He's too girly looking and immature to even be Hot Rod.

12) Chromedome and Rewind = canon slashfic.

11) Hated Whirl ever since my parents got him for me with a bunch of cooler TFs like Grapple and Hoist for Christmas '85. I would have preferred getting 2 Hoists instead of them wasting money on Whirl. Just a stupid looking cornball character. Doesn't even look like a real Transformer.

6) Characters are too chatty.

1) Megatron's redemption. So a guy murders your friends and acquaintances over a period of several years, and then one day you decide to go on a cruise with him? Does that make sense?


15) There are more stories than just fighting, war and killing. It's interesting to see something different once in a while.

14) Sorry that not every robot can be super macho and burly. I don't see how Rodimus looks feminine. If anything he just looks skinny and young.

12) They are a small part of the story. I don't see how it is like a slash fic. If it were there would be fan service which I don't really see. What I do see is representation for LGBT people that is done in a tasteful way. Not really a big deal.

11) There are plenty of characters I don't like but I don't talk mess about them because I know there are others who enjoy them. To each their own.

6) How? Reading what the characters are saying is how storytelling is done. I don't understand how this is an issue?

1) Well, I'll give you that one. It bothers me that they trust him too. Makes for an interesting story about functionalism though.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1855600)
Posted by Big Grim on January 29th, 2017 @ 8:53am CST
I think thar article was bang on the money myself.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1855869)
Posted by o.supreme on January 30th, 2017 @ 10:02am CST
I understand LL/MTMTE is immensely popular, but saying its the best TF comic ever still is only opinion that cannot be declared true, but I support it because I support IDW, but I have never really enjoyed it. I enjoyed RiD/TF much more, in fact for me IDW has kind of been a roller coaster. It started off way dull with Furmans series (though Stormbringer was better than all the "tion" ones), then it hit its peak with AHM (best IDW ever IMHO), then the next 2 years that followed were ok...but for the past 5 years its been odd with RiD/TF going up and down, and MTMTE just staying bottomed out as this quirky odd little series, about characters I mostly have no interest in, and ruining Japanese characters.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856337)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 1st, 2017 @ 9:57am CST
I'm the Brains, You're the Brawn
A Seibertron.com Semi-Spoilerish Review of Lost Light #2


Synopsis
Rodimus and Co. find themselves in a dangerous place. Even more dangerous than on a planet that exploded from the inside. That’s already pretty dangerous. But where they are now? Oh boy.

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Playing the day away


Story

Well, where do I begin?

We'll start with this: we have some plot action moving forward, like a lot. We've wrapped up the DJD battles, and we have moved on and started to venture back into the quest, despite the fact that we aren't on the ship and no one from the ship even makes an appearance for yet another issue (it's been almost a year). Taking cues from Drift and another member of the cast, we are progressing towards something quest related. It also appears that another long standing plot point is set to be resolved, which is exciting and interesting the way that it will end up getting done.

A second point of contention for attention is Megatron. As revealed last issue, half of the storyline is now occurring in a universe where Megatron never existed. What can we expect out of this you may ask? Well, I can tell you that Megatron is an interesting character to watch. Seeing his reaction to his new surroundings as well as what has transpired certainly places Megatron in an interesting situation that, in this issue at least, receives a deal of interest from reader and characters in the story. Overall, the "Megatron in a universe where he never existed" arc is doing good, and is keeping with the established traits Megatron has started to show over the past year. While we have yet to see what will become of Megatron and the functionists, it is comforting to know that he is still sticking close and comfortable with his developed path thus far.

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Yeah, don't forget these 2


The parts of the story touching on Tailgate and Cyclonus are very well done as well, and it will be interesting to see how these 2, Rung, and Megatron come through the rest of the arc.

Art

Art duties are once again taken up by Jack Lawrence, and 2 issues in I have yet to be completely impressed. The artwork, while not bad, does not feel like it fits the narrative of the book. The artwork comes across as slightly too exaggerated, with certain characters that have mouths suffering some with expressions. Proportions and some poses do not appear properly either, and characters such as the the Functionists enforcers and Swerve suffer for it. The enforcers just don't look as intimidating as they were portrayed originally, while Swerve pulls off a very awkward looking pose considering his design.

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Yeah, I'm not sure his head is supposed to move like that


Joana Lafuente takes up coloring duties once more, and she does some very good work with the different shades for the different settings of this book. The coloring of Cybertron is appropriately very dark and very dreary, and the mixes of the burning colors with dark reds and red mixes make for a very convincing dark age.

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Now that is a scene straight from hell


Meanwhile, the coloring of Necroworld is also well done, with the sunset painted in beautifully alongside the darkness of night when Cyclonus and Tailgate go for a stroll. It doesn't matter where it is, the colors work.

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Lettering service and me service


Once more, Tom B. Long delivers in his lettering. The various points in time when characters get thrown and slammed around are pronounced with very convincing and very entertaining lettering, and the dialogue is done very well. Once more, a bang up effort.

Final Thoughts

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When my friend won't stop telling me our arrest was my fault


Since the ending of More Than Meets The Eye and the beginning of Lost Light, I have had a hard time getting into the new book/season 3. While I can definitely state some positives, such as continuing with the same characters, touching more on the Functionists universe-a real treat really-and bringing another long-standing major plot thread forward, there is a disturbance in the force. A few complaints that I have.

The main complaint would be the art. It doesn't feel like it suits the book, and it feels at odds with what was previously established. It makes some scenes just difficult to look at and enjoy while reading the commentary. It feels more rounded, less detailed, and more "Robots in Disguise cartoon" than "More Than Meets The Eye."

The other major complaint comes from characters both new and not seen in forever. It was last March where we saw the mutineers take over the ship, and we have yet to touch on them again, which is a real disappointment for me. I've been aching to see this part of the crew and see what's happening in the fallout of the mutiny. I've also not taken very kindly to the new characters introduced. Anode has put me off quite a bit as she has generally come across to me as an unlikable character. Lug is a bit better, but I am unimpressed by either. It feels like the new characters are hogging some spotlight from those that really need it AKA the mutineers.

Overall, the book is not bad, it really isn't. Megatron in the Functionists universe, Rung, and Cyclonus and Tailgate are all great positives for the current ongoing. But it doesn't have that magic that it used to. The writing is still quite good, but the art and storyline don't match up to my liking, and I hope that we can work towards reclaiming some of that harmony for me.

:SG-CONS: :SG-CONS: :SG-CONS: 1/2 out of :SG-CONS: :SG-CONS: :SG-CONS: :SG-CONS: :SG-CONS:
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856351)
Posted by Randomhero on February 1st, 2017 @ 10:37am CST
I had no idea the crowd scenes were filled with more Unicron Trilogy characters till the wiki article came up. I looked too but couldn't tell because everyone is the same color. I like the art I don't see it being more exaggerated than say Nicks art.

Like I mentioned last week when I got it this really doesn't feel like a story that's more than 3-4 issues but with the solicits from last week we know it's going 5-6 issues. It's going to be interesting.

Only negative I have is I'm not sure I like the idea of the mystery about what rung transforms into being revealed without our Rung being present. I actually hope it doesn't get revealed but it more than likely will.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856354)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 1st, 2017 @ 10:42am CST
With Rung, I feel the reveal will occur in 2 spots: you have the Functionists Rung reveal to the main characters, and then the guys back at the fortress will discover "our" Rung, who may have found out what he really is for
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856366)
Posted by ScottyP on February 1st, 2017 @ 11:38am CST
Randomhero wrote:I had no idea the crowd scenes were filled with more Unicron Trilogy characters till the wiki article came up.
Just want to preface this by saying that I understand why you'd use TF Wiki for this, I really do. That said, just want to point out that I'm trying to get our records here improved, and character lists are back for new books:
http://www.seibertron.com/comics/issue/ ... ht-2/1457/

Big backlog to work through as well as other improvements to that section to make, just pointing it out :)

I liked this issue. Quite a bit, really. Art is fine to me in almost all cases. Can't wait to see where this story goes!
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856367)
Posted by Big Grim on February 1st, 2017 @ 11:38am CST
I admit, the art style is not quite right to me either but it's pretty enough. I'm not particularly fussed that we've not returned to the mutineers just yet either.

I WANT to see what Megatron will get up to in a Functionist Universe.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856392)
Posted by RNSrobot on February 1st, 2017 @ 1:29pm CST
I've also not taken very kindly to the new characters introduced. Anode has put me off quite a bit as she has generally come across to me as an unlikable character. Lug is a bit better, but I am unimpressed by either. It feels like the new characters are hogging some spotlight from those that really need it AKA the mutineers.


Wholeheartedly agree. Not only is anode unlikeable, they're taking space away from characters I'd much rather read about. Five pages of issue 1 were devoted solely to their introduction.

I see that some of the fans love them and whole normally I am into Roberts new bits, anode is like... All of his worst traits lumped into one incredibly obnoxious bot. She was more tolerable in issue 2 but it's a bad start. And I'd rather read about other established lost light crew members.

Agreed, also, on the art. It's fine, but it doesn't suit the story. The villains look silly, not scary of imposing. It's not bad, but it doesn't fit. His proportions are regularly off and take me out of the story. It looks amateur. The removal of Milne still stings.

All that said, I felt like this was a needed step in the right direction after a medicore first issue. they're cutting to the chase on rung, velocity/anode, tailgates power trip. It's nice. It's not rushed but the last thing this book needs right now is more long drawn out mysteries.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856405)
Posted by Va'al on February 1st, 2017 @ 2:33pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:With Rung, I feel the reveal will occur in 2 spots: you have the Functionists Rung reveal to the main characters, and then the guys back at the fortress will discover "our" Rung, who may have found out what he really is for


..or! They are the same/a multiverse constant, as well as a historical one. /tinfoil
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856409)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 1st, 2017 @ 2:39pm CST
RNSrobot wrote:
I've also not taken very kindly to the new characters introduced. Anode has put me off quite a bit as she has generally come across to me as an unlikable character. Lug is a bit better, but I am unimpressed by either. It feels like the new characters are hogging some spotlight from those that really need it AKA the mutineers.


Wholeheartedly agree. Not only is anode unlikeable, they're taking space away from characters I'd much rather read about. Five pages of issue 1 were devoted solely to their introduction.

I see that some of the fans love them and whole normally I am into Roberts new bits, anode is like... All of his worst traits lumped into one incredibly obnoxious bot. She was more tolerable in issue 2 but it's a bad start. And I'd rather read about other established lost light crew members.

Agreed, also, on the art. It's fine, but it doesn't suit the story. The villains look silly, not scary of imposing. It's not bad, but it doesn't fit. His proportions are regularly off and take me out of the story. It looks amateur. The removal of Milne still stings.

All that said, I felt like this was a needed step in the right direction after a medicore first issue. they're cutting to the chase on rung, velocity/anode, tailgates power trip. It's nice. It's not rushed but the last thing this book needs right now is more long drawn out mysteries.

This, this is actually how I was trying to say my thoughts in the review. I spent a solid 2 hours working on trying to work this thought into words, and I think you did better than I did.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856424)
Posted by Va'al on February 1st, 2017 @ 3:27pm CST
RNSrobot wrote:
I've also not taken very kindly to the new characters introduced. Anode has put me off quite a bit as she has generally come across to me as an unlikable character. Lug is a bit better, but I am unimpressed by either. It feels like the new characters are hogging some spotlight from those that really need it AKA the mutineers.


Wholeheartedly agree. Not only is anode unlikeable, they're taking space away from characters I'd much rather read about. Five pages of issue 1 were devoted solely to their introduction.

I see that some of the fans love them and whole normally I am into Roberts new bits, anode is like... All of his worst traits lumped into one incredibly obnoxious bot. She was more tolerable in issue 2 but it's a bad start. And I'd rather read about other established lost light crew members.

Agreed, also, on the art. It's fine, but it doesn't suit the story. The villains look silly, not scary of imposing. It's not bad, but it doesn't fit. His proportions are regularly off and take me out of the story. It looks amateur. The removal of Milne still stings.

All that said, I felt like this was a needed step in the right direction after a medicore first issue. they're cutting to the chase on rung, velocity/anode, tailgates power trip. It's nice. It's not rushed but the last thing this book needs right now is more long drawn out mysteries.


Ok, my thoughts on Anode: she's not meant to be likeable.

That's it, really. There's more to her than we know, obviously, this issue makes it clear. There's something else going on behind her ties to the rest of the cast (and the Camiens in particular). And she's probably compensating/covering a lot of that with arrogance and snark (bordering on smartarseness). She's not that dissimilar from Rodimus, really - at all, actually. He's not likeable. At all.

And then you have the direct parallel with the Rodimus-Megatron interaction 'we meaning me'. What was that all about? Where do the parallels stop?
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856430)
Posted by RNSrobot on February 1st, 2017 @ 3:54pm CST
Va'al wrote:
RNSrobot wrote:
I've also not taken very kindly to the new characters introduced. Anode has put me off quite a bit as she has generally come across to me as an unlikable character. Lug is a bit better, but I am unimpressed by either. It feels like the new characters are hogging some spotlight from those that really need it AKA the mutineers.


Wholeheartedly agree. Not only is anode unlikeable, they're taking space away from characters I'd much rather read about. Five pages of issue 1 were devoted solely to their introduction.

I see that some of the fans love them and whole normally I am into Roberts new bits, anode is like... All of his worst traits lumped into one incredibly obnoxious bot. She was more tolerable in issue 2 but it's a bad start. And I'd rather read about other established lost light crew members.

Agreed, also, on the art. It's fine, but it doesn't suit the story. The villains look silly, not scary of imposing. It's not bad, but it doesn't fit. His proportions are regularly off and take me out of the story. It looks amateur. The removal of Milne still stings.

All that said, I felt like this was a needed step in the right direction after a medicore first issue. they're cutting to the chase on rung, velocity/anode, tailgates power trip. It's nice. It's not rushed but the last thing this book needs right now is more long drawn out mysteries.


Ok, my thoughts on Anode: she's not meant to be likeable.

That's it, really. There's more to her than we know, obviously, this issue makes it clear. There's something else going on behind her ties to the rest of the cast (and the Camiens in particular). And she's probably compensating/covering a lot of that with arrogance and snark (bordering on smartarseness). She's not that dissimilar from Rodimus, really - at all, actually. He's not likeable. At all.

And then you have the direct parallel with the Rodimus-Megatron interaction 'we meaning me'. What was that all about? Where do the parallels stop?


An interesting take.

Problem there is: a new, unlikeable character is taking screen time for characters I'd much rather read about.

Tailgate being a dick in this issue? It's clearly a development of his character, and he's a character I'm invested in. Cyclonus as well. I'm not invested in anode. Ah well.

Again, she was better in this issue, but I was prepared to drop the book if it was the same quality as issue 1 or kept force feeding me anode on 1/3 of the book. It was better, good steps, and wasted little time getting to multiple plot points.

But if I default to reading recaps on the wiki and MAYBE getting the trades. Well. I won't be sad.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856439)
Posted by Kurona on February 1st, 2017 @ 4:36pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Ok, my thoughts on Anode: she's not meant to be likeable.

That's it, really. There's more to her than we know, obviously, this issue makes it clear. There's something else going on behind her ties to the rest of the cast (and the Camiens in particular). And she's probably compensating/covering a lot of that with arrogance and snark (bordering on smartarseness). She's not that dissimilar from Rodimus, really - at all, actually. He's not likeable. At all.

And then you have the direct parallel with the Rodimus-Megatron interaction 'we meaning me'. What was that all about? Where do the parallels stop?

Y'know, this probably explains why I'm the only one that likes her. I absolutely adore Rodimus and other characters like him; I can't help but fall for terrible people with crippling self-defeating problems. I relate to a depressingly large degree.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856460)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 1st, 2017 @ 6:36pm CST
Kurona wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Ok, my thoughts on Anode: she's not meant to be likeable.

That's it, really. There's more to her than we know, obviously, this issue makes it clear. There's something else going on behind her ties to the rest of the cast (and the Camiens in particular). And she's probably compensating/covering a lot of that with arrogance and snark (bordering on smartarseness). She's not that dissimilar from Rodimus, really - at all, actually. He's not likeable. At all.

And then you have the direct parallel with the Rodimus-Megatron interaction 'we meaning me'. What was that all about? Where do the parallels stop?

Y'know, this probably explains why I'm the only one that likes her. I absolutely adore Rodimus and other characters like him; I can't help but fall for terrible people with crippling self-defeating problems. I relate to a depressingly large degree.


That would also explain why she's now your avatar. ;)

It also explains why I can't stand her. She's overcompensatingly obnoxious. Try as she might, Lug isn't really helping to rein her in, metaphorically. One of my main issues with her is how over-the-top-witty she's being written. Her dialogue makes me cringe, and the fact that it's taking page-time away from characters I've liked and related to makes it worse. The one positive in her appearance so far is it seems we'll be getting more character development and backstory for Velocity, which is a welcome thing.
Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856514)
Posted by ScottyP on February 1st, 2017 @ 10:51pm CST
I think Anode is working because you're all spending entirely too long talking about a character that's distracting you from the massive amount of pieces that got moved around the chessboard during this issue while you were busy worrying about Anode for god-knows-what reason.

Did Rewind get the cycle wrong or was that actually a mistake in scripting and/or lettering? Look at Rodimus' face. Why is Shock's name so high up on Censere's wall when he would've only disappeared mysteriously to someone like Censere (melted into an engine block) a few years prior? What's up with Terminus playing coy when the AVL are getting demolished in a fight only to watch Megatron break free and pull that slight smirk? What'd Drift say about a fleet going missing in the Dark Nebula, didn't Crankcase mention Megatron steering clear of there because of the Dire Wraiths? Speaking of Drift, what triggered his vision that led them to go to Necroworld, or did I forget and need to re-read Empire of Stone? And "Trapped Light", "Threadbare Space", "Morality Lock", look I'm not Mr. Robot, I need sleep but just the concept of trapping light gets you into all kinds of crazy quantum physics. You know, quantum. Like the ship's engines. Oh, and then there's getting to finally find out about Rung next time? Plus maybe some thing about a Lighthouse, ok, I'll give anode that.

Wait a minute. Primal Sacrament? 12 council members? Messed up time? Multiple universes?

Balls.

Swerve was right, and we're over here worried about freaking Anode and our feelings and crying about Milne not drawing even though Lawrence is doing just fine.

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Re: Full Preview of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #2 (1856525)
Posted by Shockwave 8 on February 2nd, 2017 @ 1:11am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:The main complaint would be the art. It doesn't feel like it suits the book, and it feels at odds with what was previously established. It makes some scenes just difficult to look at and enjoy while reading the commentary. It feels more rounded, less detailed, and more "Robots in Disguise cartoon" than "More Than Meets The Eye."

The other major complaint comes from characters both new and not seen in forever. It was last March where we saw the mutineers take over the ship, and we have yet to touch on them again, which is a real disappointment for me. I've been aching to see this part of the crew and see what's happening in the fallout of the mutiny. I've also not taken very kindly to the new characters introduced. Anode has put me off quite a bit as she has generally come across to me as an unlikable character. Lug is a bit better, but I am unimpressed by either. It feels like the new characters are hogging some spotlight from those that really need it AKA the mutineers.


I agree completely on the subject of the art; Milne should have stayed as the primary artist, and Lawerence should have been used occasionally or somewhere else. As far as the Mutineers go, I imagine that there's a reason that we haven't seen them yet. Roberts might not want it revealed what's going on at the Lost Light...

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