IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info

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Directly from PreviewsWorld, we have a little more info on the February releases in the regular IDW Publishing ongoing Transformers comics series, The Transformers and More Than Meets the Eye, as they're bigged up for their respective 50th issue! Check out the expanded synopses and newly revealed variants for MTMTE, in addition to what we already saw, below.

Some of you know them from the films made by Micheal Bay. Others have been loyal fans since they were toys in the 80s. All of us, however, are happy that Hasbro authorized the Transformers comic books. And this month IDW shows that there's no slowing down when it comes to brainstorming for the Autobots and Decepticons because both of their Transformers series are approaching their 50th issues, and that means storytelling is about to go...sideways.

Extra TLC starts with some very cool variant covers, of course, but if you check out this month's Transformers #50 (DEC150406) you'll see that we're about to get a history lesson of sorts. We're taken back to a time after Megatron is allegedly dead, and Bumblebee must attempt to keep order among the other struggling Autobots, and (now defunct) Decepticons. When Optimus Prime shows up to help him out, one would expect that things would get easier right? But, no, it seems that this is when the troubled leader decided it would be best if Earth was part of Cybertron's council.

The question to ask, though, is will the people of earth be receptive to the idea?



Transformers News: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info


Transformers News: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info


Switching gears, we see that in Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #50 (DEC150411) one particular robot is thinking of amending his destructive tendencies.

Megatron may actually be experiencing regret. This may not be the vicious killer that we all know and despise.

It appears that Megatron wants to put his days of ruin behind him, and renounce the Decepticons.

But is this just deceipt? Is Megatron telling the truth? Can Rodimus and his crew even trust him? Is this just a trap? Can one who is the embodiment of evil ever truly repent?

Lots to chew on, folks, so check out both Transformers books this month from IDW Publishing, and be sure to preorder from your local comic shop!

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Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745017)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 1st, 2015 @ 2:32am CST
Not going to lie but those expanded previews actually confused me. Like the bit about bumblebee and especially the bit about megatron as it seems to be making out that megatron just randomly approaches the lost light to repent!

They read more like synopsis for new readers but not very good ones as unless bumblebee has been resurrected and no one's told me then he's been dead for two years already.
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745021)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 1st, 2015 @ 3:40am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Not going to lie but those expanded previews actually confused me. Like the bit about bumblebee and especially the bit about megatron as it seems to be making out that megatron just randomly approaches the lost light to repent!

They read more like synopsis for new readers but not very good ones as unless bumblebee has been resurrected and no one's told me then he's been dead for two years already.



I agree... It's poorly worded. It's either referring to a flashback to the period when Bumblebee was in charge & Megatron was thought dead following the D-Void thing, or the little yellow douche is gonna pull an Optimus Prime & get resurrected...
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745026)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 1st, 2015 @ 4:18am CST
One thing that always bugs me about media, is how cleanly and clearly defined "good" and "evil" usually are portrayed. In real life, its never that simple or easy. I really feel like the Transformer books, MTMTE in particular, are really trying to a dress that. Its one of the reasons I love them so much.
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745053)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 1st, 2015 @ 9:08am CST
I love the covers. That Roche cover is really neat and uses his art style that I like. Also, who did that Megs cover??? That thing is wicked! :BOT:
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745059)
Posted by Va'al on December 1st, 2015 @ 9:34am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I love the covers. That Roche cover is really neat and uses his art style that I like. Also, who did that Megs cover??? That thing is wicked! :BOT:


Mike Choi.
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745063)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 1st, 2015 @ 10:14am CST
The covers are very nice though I would like to see one down the line of megs punching tarns face off :) maybe #51...
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745111)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 1st, 2015 @ 1:10pm CST
Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I love the covers. That Roche cover is really neat and uses his art style that I like. Also, who did that Megs cover??? That thing is wicked! :BOT:


Mike Choi.

That thing is awesome. Love it. Thanks! :BOT:
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745235)
Posted by .... on December 1st, 2015 @ 8:26pm CST
That Megatron art is amazing. =P~
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1745747)
Posted by padfoo on December 3rd, 2015 @ 8:43pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:One thing that always bugs me about media, is how cleanly and clearly defined "good" and "evil" usually are portrayed. In real life, its never that simple or easy. I really feel like the Transformer books, MTMTE in particular, are really trying to a dress that. Its one of the reasons I love them so much.


I agree with your comment I think there needs to be more grey, but it takes great writing and character development to do that. In general there are some characters such as Prowl, Jazz, Rattrap and even Thundercracker that have stayed in that grey sweet spot throughout different books.
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1759883)
Posted by Va'al on January 27th, 2016 @ 10:25am CST
And in other IDW comics news, we also have an Amazon listing for July 2016, with the release of the ninth volume in The Transformers ongoing. As volume 8 will end on issue #45, and this one is listed at 100 pages in total, it is possible that it will include up to the landmark #50 with the new page count - thought that would also exclude any additional material, unless it stops with the conclusion of the Conquerors arc in #49. Only time will tell!

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (6 July 2016)
ISBN-10: 163140668X
ISBN-13: 978-1631406683
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1759936)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 27th, 2016 @ 12:15pm CST
Va'al wrote:And in other IDW comics news, we also have an Amazon listing for July 2016, with the release of the ninth volume in The Transformers ongoing. As volume 8 will end on issue #45, and this one is listed at 100 pages in total, it is possible that it will include up to the landmark #50 with the new page count - thought that would also exclude any additional material, unless it stops with the conclusion of the Conquerors arc in #49. Only time will tell!

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (6 July 2016)
ISBN-10: 163140668X
ISBN-13: 978-1631406683

With 100 pages, and 46-49 using 80 pages, that wouldn't leave enough room for issue 50 since it is 41 pages long. I think it will only be 4 issues and bonus stuff :BOT:
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1759947)
Posted by Va'al on January 27th, 2016 @ 12:29pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:And in other IDW comics news, we also have an Amazon listing for July 2016, with the release of the ninth volume in The Transformers ongoing. As volume 8 will end on issue #45, and this one is listed at 100 pages in total, it is possible that it will include up to the landmark #50 with the new page count - thought that would also exclude any additional material, unless it stops with the conclusion of the Conquerors arc in #49. Only time will tell!

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (6 July 2016)
ISBN-10: 163140668X
ISBN-13: 978-1631406683

With 100 pages, and 46-49 using 80 pages, that wouldn't leave enough room for issue 50 since it is 41 pages long. I think it will only be 4 issues and bonus stuff :BOT:


That's what I want people to discuss, really: 4 issues for a full trade collection? How do people feel about that?
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1759949)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 27th, 2016 @ 12:31pm CST
Va'al wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:And in other IDW comics news, we also have an Amazon listing for July 2016, with the release of the ninth volume in The Transformers ongoing. As volume 8 will end on issue #45, and this one is listed at 100 pages in total, it is possible that it will include up to the landmark #50 with the new page count - thought that would also exclude any additional material, unless it stops with the conclusion of the Conquerors arc in #49. Only time will tell!

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (6 July 2016)
ISBN-10: 163140668X
ISBN-13: 978-1631406683

With 100 pages, and 46-49 using 80 pages, that wouldn't leave enough room for issue 50 since it is 41 pages long. I think it will only be 4 issues and bonus stuff :BOT:


That's what I want people to discuss, really: 4 issues for a full trade collection? How do people feel about that?

Isn't that how they are doing The Transformers volume 8? 4 issues of post-Combiner wars issues? :BOT:
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1759963)
Posted by Va'al on January 27th, 2016 @ 1:17pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:That's what I want people to discuss, really: 4 issues for a full trade collection? How do people feel about that?

Isn't that how they are doing The Transformers volume 8? 4 issues of post-Combiner wars issues? :BOT:


Yeah. And it's a little slim, don't you think?
I mean, it seems to happening across a good chunk of the comics industry, but I'm still not sure how I feel about having such slim TPBs, even with the 'extra' material (which is usually only variant covers, really).
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1759964)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 27th, 2016 @ 1:22pm CST
Va'al wrote:Yeah. And it's a little slim, don't you think?
I mean, it seems to happening across a good chunk of the comics industry, but I'm still not sure how I feel about having such slim TPBs, even with the 'extra' material (which is usually only variant covers, really).

It is very slim and I don't like it. Combiner wars threw that off so bad with those 3 issues in there. 4 issue TPB's just don't work for me. I mean Windblade and Drift were like that, but the individual comics were $16 total and the TPB $20. There should be at least 5. I would honestly have been ok with them making an 8 issue TPB that was a bit extra to fix that and exclude all the bonus stuff. Some of it is cool, but some is unnecessary or should not be considered bonus. :BOT:
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1764054)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 7th, 2016 @ 1:20pm CST
Coming a bit out of left field here, we now have another cover to add to More Than Meets The Eye 50, this time a combination of Casey Coller and recent MTMTE artist Hayato Sakamoto! This new cover shows off Megatron in his tyrants days and in his new life outlook. What do you think of this cover? Had enough yet? Ready for Issue 50 coming out this month? Head on down to the comments section and let us know what you think of this new cover and of the upcoming issue 50 this month, and as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest transformers news!

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Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1764066)
Posted by Deadput on February 7th, 2016 @ 2:05pm CST
You know I prefer Megatron this way instead of just being killed off at the end of the war it opens a lot more interesting story potential.


Plus I like it when there is another Decepticon leader it keeps the status quo fresh even if that leader is Galvatron right now it is kinda refreshing since most recent Galvatron's have simply been a super powered Megatron with a new paint job and not his own character.
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1764069)
Posted by Randomhero on February 7th, 2016 @ 2:10pm CST
Deadput wrote:You know I prefer Megatron this way instead of just being killed off at the end of the war it opens a lot more interesting story potential.


Plus I like it when there is another Decepticon leader it keeps the status quo fresh even if that leader is Galvatron right now it is kinda refreshing since most recent Galvatron's have simply been a super powered Megatron with a new paint job and not his own character.


I totally agree. The past 2 years of IDW with Megatron as an autobot is more interesting than what has ever come before with the character but I think that can be said for most of IDW. They've broken out of the box with the transformers mythos and just really shown that it's not all just black and white, good vs evil and I personally don't ever want to see that Decepticon Symbol on IDW megatron again.
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1764071)
Posted by Deadput on February 7th, 2016 @ 2:15pm CST
Randomhero wrote:
I totally agree. The past 2 years of IDW with Megatron as an autobot is more interesting than what has ever come before with the character but I think that can be said for most of IDW. They've broken out of the box with the transformers mythos and just really shown that it's not all just black and white, good vs evil and I personally don't ever want to see that Decepticon Symbol on IDW megatron again.



I don't want to see him become a Decepticon either but it is likely to happen knowing the comic industry and their history with making previous comic issues irrelevant in order to do some big issue to bring in the dough.


Something like "Megatron restarts the war with the Autobots and Earth with Starscream and a reborn Shockwave by his side?"
Re: IDW MTMTE and The Transformers #50 - More Variant Covers and Info (1764073)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 7th, 2016 @ 2:16pm CST
Randomhero wrote:
Deadput wrote:You know I prefer Megatron this way instead of just being killed off at the end of the war it opens a lot more interesting story potential.


Plus I like it when there is another Decepticon leader it keeps the status quo fresh even if that leader is Galvatron right now it is kinda refreshing since most recent Galvatron's have simply been a super powered Megatron with a new paint job and not his own character.


I totally agree. The past 2 years of IDW with Megatron as an autobot is more interesting than what has ever come before with the character but I think that can be said for most of IDW. They've broken out of the box with the transformers mythos and just really shown that it's not all just black and white, good vs evil and I personally don't ever want to see that Decepticon Symbol on IDW megatron again.

I am going to second this. IDW Megatron being an Autobot has broken so many rules it is unthinkable, but this is what the IDW-verse is all about, and that's why so far it has been my favorite. Megatron has worked so well as an Autobot and has truly encountered some situations making him look back and realize how wrong he went. I think we are past the point of no-return, and he is a bot for the rest of this universe. And I am good with that. :BOT:

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