IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art

IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art

Monday, August 15th, 2016 3:50am CDT

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The other variant we have to show you this fine Monday is the Nick Roche / Josh Burcham subscription cover for this week's issue of Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #56 from IDW Publishing. The full preview can be seen here, and the Prowl-Fort Max stand-off right below!

Transformers News: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art

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Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815413)
Posted by Kurona on August 15th, 2016 @ 6:16am CDT
Can't wait for this. Especially because of how much Fort Max was freaking out about wanting to tear Prowl limb from limb back in the early issues...
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815420)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 15th, 2016 @ 7:09am CDT
fantastic art
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815432)
Posted by Randomhero on August 15th, 2016 @ 8:38am CDT
Kurona wrote:Can't wait for this. Especially because of how much Fort Max was freaking out about wanting to tear Prowl limb from limb back in the early issues...



Jesus I totally forgot about that. People kept saying "fight fight fight!!" And I kept wondering why. Oh yeah...last stand of the wreckers and issue 6 of MTMTE...
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815473)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 15th, 2016 @ 12:01pm CDT
Fort Max/Prowl/Red/Cerebros is gonna make for a good story this time around
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815486)
Posted by Kurona on August 15th, 2016 @ 12:39pm CDT
I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815488)
Posted by Va'al on August 15th, 2016 @ 12:43pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.


He probably just sits in shadows, sulking and learning how to tilt his head and make his fingertips touch perfectly. That, or he plays chess against Starscream, pretending he's Bumblebee's ghost.
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815518)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 15th, 2016 @ 3:09pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.

His story may be touched on in more detail in TF56 since that one comes before this one and it is an error that MTMTE is out first
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815530)
Posted by Va'al on August 15th, 2016 @ 3:25pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.

His story may be touched on in more detail in TF56 since that one comes before this one and it is an error that MTMTE is out first


I prefer my explation.
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815533)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 15th, 2016 @ 3:40pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.

His story may be touched on in more detail in TF56 since that one comes before this one and it is an error that MTMTE is out first

I prefer my explation.

Of course.

Can't wait for TF56 though to find some more stuff out
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815541)
Posted by Va'al on August 15th, 2016 @ 3:52pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.

His story may be touched on in more detail in TF56 since that one comes before this one and it is an error that MTMTE is out first

I prefer my explation.

Of course.

Can't wait for TF56 though to find some more stuff out


...I was waiting for someone to say: 'Don't you mean explanation?'

So I could say, 'I was saving the NAh for now'.

Spoisport. [-(
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815544)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 15th, 2016 @ 3:55pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.

His story may be touched on in more detail in TF56 since that one comes before this one and it is an error that MTMTE is out first

I prefer my explation.

Of course.

Can't wait for TF56 though to find some more stuff out


...I was waiting for someone to say: 'Don't you mean explanation?'

So I could say, 'I was saving the NAh for now'.

Spoisport. [-(

Whoops, spoiled the Boss man's fun.

Gotta run, toot sweet
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815545)
Posted by Kurona on August 15th, 2016 @ 3:55pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.

His story may be touched on in more detail in TF56 since that one comes before this one and it is an error that MTMTE is out first


I prefer my explation.

"Don't you mean explanation?"

I've got this
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1815552)
Posted by Va'al on August 15th, 2016 @ 4:24pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm just wondering where the heck Prowl's BEEN. I mean we had Sins, but then he made one sort of cameo in ex-RID... 50, I think? And it looked like that was building up to something but he... wasn't in it again.

His story may be touched on in more detail in TF56 since that one comes before this one and it is an error that MTMTE is out first


I prefer my explation.

"Don't you mean explanation?"

I've got this


I was saving the NAH for this moment.

I knew I chose you for a reason
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1816065)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 17th, 2016 @ 7:51am CDT
The End Is Nigh
A Somewhat Spoilerish Seibertron.com Review of More Than Meets The Eye 56


Synopsis
TITANS RETURN! On Luna 1, nothing ever happens—and as far as FORTRESS MAXIMUS and RED ALERT are concerned, nothing ever will. After all, who else could possibly be interested in the Luna 1’s birthing field and its graveyard full of dead Titans?

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Who Indeed?


Story

With the ending of Issue 55, the main crew has been seen for the last time until December at least, the Lost Light has been seen for the last time until who knows when, and the Scavengers are not to be seen until More Than Meets The Eye: Revolution, so who does that leave? None other than IDW's Fortress Maximus, his partner Red Alert, and a bunch of guys and roboids that include Cerebros. Foreshadowing much?

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Me and My Roboids


Well, it also seems that the crew has changed a good bit since they last put in an appearance too. For one thing, Cerebros is a wholly different character from before, but that should be nothing new, and it works for the story and the universe as a whole. Having a guy named after a head being associated with some distrustful pasts should be no surprise. It also plays well into Red Alert's story, and it is Red Alert who steals the whole story as well. But, one must not forget how Fortress Maximus has grown as a character, and it seems that he has finally progressed and fulfilled most of his storyline. Well done with the characterization of that duo.

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These 2 Men, Well Done


Now as for the actual storyline, it has been pointed out many times and it is worth saying again for the purpose of the review: the comics did come out in an odd order, and thus this story feels like jumping in with not all the pieces ready, but that is hardly the books fault. Once Transformers 56 comes out, things will make much more sense. But for jumping in, it becomes very obvious right away that a lot of old plot lines are about ready to come to a close along with the More Than Meets The Eye name. It also means things are going out on a large, loud, fortissimo note, and the story is ready for it. It works for the dramaticism of an ending two-parter, and it is well written. Old plot points are dredged up, things that came out of nowhere make perfect sense in hindsight upon looking back over years of work, and of course fan favorites seem to never learn.

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When someone asks why MTMTE came out first


There really isn't a bad part about the whole storyline. The only fault is the out-of-order release, but overall, we have a great 2-part story to round out the title, and it leaves us looking forward to the finale.

Art

Art for the Titans Return finale fall to Priscilla Tramontano, and compared to when we last saw her doing work on Windblade: Distant Stars, this is a very different beast. Tramontano bursts into the More Than Meets The Eye scene using some very nice and bold artwork, still incorporating her slight cartoony look, but producing something far different and more fitting for the book. Her art captures Milne's standard designs and work, but manages to soften them up a bit, producing something light yet beautiful to look at. The facial expressions are exactly what you would want, and despite having a faceplate, Cerebros manages to steal the show with his expressive speech. Sentinel also puts in a good show for the faceplates, but Fort Max and Red Alert don't disappoint either. There really are no flaws in art, everything is awesome!

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Best of Both Worlds


Joana Lafuente does not disappoint with some nice coloring to go with the line art. The backgrounds are beautifully done, the up-close shots are nicely colored, the massive, sprawling titan yard is glorious to look at - and, of course, cannonfire.

Tom B. Long rounds out the full visual effect with some nice lettering and the ability to break up who is speaking and who is thinking words. He even gets in on the action of Red Alert's meta-commentary on comic speech bubbles, and makes that bit of meta-action truly enjoyable:

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Downside to rooming with Swerve once upon a time: you too are subject to a Meta-Bomb


Final Thoughts

More Than Meets The Eye comes to a close next month with issue 57, and it seems that we are set to go out on a high note. The storylines are coming to a close in a very satisfactory way, the characterizations are on-point and are progressing in a good way, and the Titans Return aspect is present but is not intruding on the main comic point. The art is great, the colors and lettering are present and correct, the fourth wall was breached for a panel, and the scenery and characters are looking as they should. Everything for the story works, it all fits, and the only thing that is out of place is the release of the story, and even then the book is a great read. The finale has a lot to live up to, but I think that if this first part is any indication, it certainly will.

.:BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: 1/2 Out Of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1816071)
Posted by 1984forever on August 17th, 2016 @ 8:50am CDT
I didn't see any Red Alert.

False advertising.
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1816072)
Posted by MemphisR56 on August 17th, 2016 @ 8:54am CDT
1984forever wrote:I didn't see any Red Alert.

False advertising.


Is this a "that ain't my G1 red alert!" thing?
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1816102)
Posted by Kurona on August 17th, 2016 @ 11:16am CDT
Roberts is pretty happy with your review, D-Max

https://twitter.com/jroberts332/status/ ... 4203260928
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1816103)
Posted by Va'al on August 17th, 2016 @ 11:18am CDT
Kurona wrote:Roberts is pretty happy with your review, D-Max

https://twitter.com/jroberts332/status/ ... 4203260928


Booyahkasha! :APPLAUSE:
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1816113)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 17th, 2016 @ 11:49am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
Kurona wrote:Roberts is pretty happy with your review, D-Max

https://twitter.com/jroberts332/status/ ... 4203260928


Booyahkasha! :APPLAUSE:

Now that is awesome! Literally turned on my phone data for lunch only to see Roberts had liked my post. Finally! Happy, day made.

But really, all I have to say is in the review. It was a good book and I look forward to 57
Re: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art (1816163)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 17th, 2016 @ 1:46pm CDT
Has Red Alert always looked like this in IDW? I only started reading around Dark Cybertron, so I'm not used to seeing him in the comics. I'm not a geewunner by any means, but until now, I've always been able to pick out characters, but he doesn't look like anyone I'd recognize off the bat. I actually thought it was a flashback to Blaster at first.

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