IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview

IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 3:36am CDT

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IDW Publishing has shared the five page plus three cover images preview for the Transformers Heart of Darkness mini-series Issue #2. Expect a site review of this issue to follow shortly.

Transformers: Heart of Darkness #2

Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning(w) - Ulises Farinas (a) - Farinas, Casey Coller (c)

Galvatron is on the move! With the mystery surrounding Gorlam Prime still unsolved, Cyclonus and Scourge are tasked with helping raise an army! But an army to do what?! Find out as the ROAD TO “CHAOS” finds its first travelers!

FC - 32 pages - $3.99

*Variant: B&W Ulises Farinas cover



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Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1210929)
Posted by Optimutt on April 19th, 2011 @ 3:49am CDT
After seeing that picture of Galvatron with his arm deeply imbedded in the Dead Universe Sphere, I can't help but think one thing:

Galvatron: "It spoke to me... At long last, it has made its message clear."
Any Decepticon: "What did the Dead Universe say?"
Galvatron: "First, that we should call it by its true name... UNICRON!"
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1210930)
Posted by zer0das on April 19th, 2011 @ 3:53am CDT
Not only is the art so beautiful as to rival the greatest of all artists, but the writing is as poetic as Stephanie Meyers.

Ah, I will spend hundreds for this.
#-o :CON:
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1210943)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 19th, 2011 @ 4:41am CDT
I like it. I love this version of Arcee, and the shot of Hardheads head still tucked into his vehicle mode is rather hilarious. I always kinda liked the idea of Galvatron being a separate person from Megatron too. I mean I like the regular story of Megatron being reformatted into Galvatron, but at the same time, that angle is played out to death thanks to Armada/Energon and Cybertron. Can't wait for this series.
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1210967)
Posted by Heavy B on April 19th, 2011 @ 6:41am CDT
zer0das wrote:Not only is the art so beautiful as to rival the greatest of all artists, but the writing is as poetic as Stephanie Meyers.

Ah, I will spend hundreds for this.
#-o :CON:

Failure
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1210974)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 19th, 2011 @ 7:45am CDT
Holy cow this looks awful. Childish dialogue and crap art. The color is nice at least. I don't even know where to start to tear it apart. Maybe Galvatron's teeny little princess tiara, Arcee's teeth, Jhiaxus's comical mouth with teeth and booger pistons, Cyclonus's skeletal hands and strange head or maybe Hardhead flying through thin air in vehicle mode?

Read through the character dialogue and tell me you don't feel more stupid than you did before you read it. I dare you. I've enjoyed IDW until now. This looks like complete trash.
:BOT:
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1210992)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 19th, 2011 @ 9:05am CDT
SMH, I guess Character continuity is lost on these current writers!

When they first introduced Cyclonus, a couple years ago he took on an entire Autobot ship an it’s crew by himself.

Fast forward to current and now he’s a borderline sniveling flunky getting bested by two Autobots, who I’ll admit are both hard hitters. But witnessing how all of it is taking place in this sneak peak just makes it all seem like a cop out by demoting their powers, character and IQ’s for the sole purpose of building up to whatever Galvy here is going to discover.

Huh, no wonder there was no real initial push or hype for this arch, between the amateurish artwork and the lazy writing I don’t know if I should even bother picking this up and reading the rest of it in the comic book store. And it’s kind sad since I’ve always loved all the characters mentioned so far…and despite some people just being happy with Galvatron and company finally having their own book after all these years, some of us aren’t sold that easily.

So my point is any one of these Death Universe Cons should be able to stand up alone against these “two” Autobots and I base that on the buildup of them not being your ordinary transformers in all the previous issues.

Plus after all Galvatron has accomplished in the little we’ve seen of him, why does the author feel it’s cool to lower the bar and have Galvatron need his “spinach” now???

Current IDW writers =FAIL!
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211008)
Posted by PhunkJunkion on April 19th, 2011 @ 9:58am CDT
I think hearing Galvatron declare, "Glory be!" reminds me a bit too much of something my grandma would say.
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211013)
Posted by Samsonator on April 19th, 2011 @ 10:27am CDT
Still unimpressed with IDW's current treatment of the continuity they originally set up. Let me know if they get Simon writing again... that guy can at least keep his characters mostly in order.
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211034)
Posted by Chaoslock on April 19th, 2011 @ 11:29am CDT
Meh, it's still better than Crapgoing. At least they try to tie some loose ends in this.
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211038)
Posted by Oilspill on April 19th, 2011 @ 11:49am CDT
So this is a joke right? Are they just 20 days too late for April Fools?
I mean, there's no way you can have Scourge say "Dear stars above" and be serious right?
Right??
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211052)
Posted by MYoung23 on April 19th, 2011 @ 12:21pm CDT
Cyclonus and the others have been depowered because are only up and walking around because of the power Galvatron gave them. It was established earlier (or so I thought) that the longer they are away from the Dead Universe the weaker they get.
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211088)
Posted by craggy on April 19th, 2011 @ 3:10pm CDT
is this written by a different Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning than the two other guys with those names who regularly write pretty decent comics?
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211099)
Posted by partholon on April 19th, 2011 @ 3:37pm CDT
the art swings wildly from pretty cool to god damn awfull.

still i'll be getting this for the story and as another poster said it's better than ongoing which i wont be touching till 21 which this ties into.
Re: IDW Presents: Transformers Heart of Darkness Five Page Preview (1211112)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 19th, 2011 @ 4:21pm CDT
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
zer0das wrote:Not only is the art so beautiful as to rival the greatest of all artists, but the writing is as poetic as Stephanie Meyers.

Ah, I will spend hundreds for this.
#-o :CON:

Failure



Not a failure. I'm pretty sure he was going for sarcasm so thick that you couldn't help but step in it.


I've got to admit that this preview evoked a number of flash-backs and not all of them were pleasant. Actually only one of them was. The others were just... :SICK:
A 5 page preview was just about 4 pages too many if the whole rest of the issue was going to follow that style. The art was decent but that writing made G1 Marvel look like Pulitzer material.

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