IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

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What is Galvatron up to? Has Optimus come to terms with his status as a Prime? What happened to the Autobot crew on Earth? Find out answers to these and more in next week's issue of IDW Publishing's The Transformers, full preview available below! And make sure to head back for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers #46
John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
CONQUERORS part 1! OPTIMUS PRIME struggles to find his place on CYBERTRON where half the population hates him and the other half worships him. Meanwhile, on Earth, GALVATRON doesn’t care what anybody thinks.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
• A new story arc that will have deep-reaching ramifications for TRANSFORMERS.
• The countdown to issue 50 begins here!
• Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Month promotion!


Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview

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Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734659)
Posted by Optimizzy on October 16th, 2015 @ 7:59pm CDT
Interesting. That's the problem with beneficial dictators. Not everyone sees the same act as beneficial. I think this is going to be good.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734661)
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 16th, 2015 @ 8:02pm CDT
Mannnn Things surely are heating up and I just CANNOT wait for issue #50 of robots in disguise and definitely not More than meets the eye
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734668)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 16th, 2015 @ 8:27pm CDT
The art is gorgeous and the mistress is going to make things very interesting for Prime :BOT:
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734676)
Posted by Shuttershock on October 16th, 2015 @ 8:44pm CDT
I find it heartening that people regard RID teasers as "Hmmm, interesting." It really highlights the good political intrigue John Barber has built in the book.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734739)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 17th, 2015 @ 2:02am CDT
This is shaping up very nicely.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734750)
Posted by BumbleDouche on October 17th, 2015 @ 3:29am CDT
I'm so conflicted... The concept of peace through tyranny appeals to me, but only under the iron will of Megatron. Now we have a Megatron that has turned into a less responsible version of Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime is in danger of becoming the tyrant. :BOOM:
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734758)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 17th, 2015 @ 4:30am CDT
A less responsible version of kirk? Guess that's the rodimus effect :P (or just the lost light effect in general)
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734808)
Posted by -Soundwave- on October 17th, 2015 @ 10:47am CDT
MegaDump wrote:I'm so conflicted... The concept of peace through tyranny appeals to me, but only under the iron will of Megatron. Now we have a Megatron that has turned into a less responsible version of Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime is in danger of becoming the tyrant. :BOOM:

I find this is what makes it interesting.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734871)
Posted by Prowl4 on October 17th, 2015 @ 5:13pm CDT
I feel that while this series does some things well I can't help but feel it does strange things like having arcee inexplicably commanding the earth autobots.

Not to mention this mistress of flame throwing optimus' thoughts and disbelief in himself to an all time high.

I do feel sorry for the writer as this series seems to be hasbro saying what to push to sell toys and other ideas/agendas.

When you have windblade giving orders to Ironhide one of the longest serving autobots and as noble as prime you have to question these writing decisions.

James Roberts mtmte series is the best transformers title around. It does all of the characters justice and is both funny and serious.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734874)
Posted by Shuttershock on October 17th, 2015 @ 5:22pm CDT
Prowl4 wrote:I feel that while this series does some things well I can't help but feel it does strange things like having arcee inexplicably commanding the earth autobots.

Not to mention this mistress of flame throwing optimus' thoughts and disbelief in himself to an all time high.

I do feel sorry for the writer as this series seems to be hasbro saying what to push to sell toys and other ideas/agendas.

When you have windblade giving orders to Ironhide one of the longest serving autobots and as noble as prime you have to question these writing decisions.

James Roberts mtmte series is the best transformers title around. It does all of the characters justice and is both funny and serious.


Arcee's command IS questionable, given her noted instability and relative newness to the team. It's especially jarring considering both Jazz and Kup have served as commanders for longer and are arguably more trustworthy.

Sadly, what does define Optimus in modern IDW is indecision and self-disbelief. He doesn't want to be a the guy who tells everyone how they should act lest he become what he's fought against, but time after time he finds himself pushed into the shoes of his predecessors and doing exactly that. Still, it is nice to actually have the MoF involved in the plot, as opposed to the fat lot of nothing she's contributed thus far and the build up she had going in to Combiner Wars.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734895)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 17th, 2015 @ 7:00pm CDT
IDW Prime was not always self-doubting. He just began to doubt more once Nova Prime reemerged and the prime lineage was revealed to be nasty :BOT:
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734897)
Posted by Shuttershock on October 17th, 2015 @ 7:08pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:IDW Prime was not always self-doubting. He just began to doubt more once Nova Prime reemerged and the prime lineage was revealed to be nasty :BOT:


Still, a big portion of the Mike Costa run had him near-inactive and RID kicks off with him abdicating authority to reinvent himself as well as to diffuse tensions.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734900)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 17th, 2015 @ 7:11pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:IDW Prime was not always self-doubting. He just began to doubt more once Nova Prime reemerged and the prime lineage was revealed to be nasty :BOT:


Still, a big portion of the Mike Costa run had him near-inactive and RID kicks off with him abdicating authority to reinvent himself as well as to diffuse tensions.

Costa had a very different image of him (which I didn't really like) and in my opinion, Barber has done a nice job trying to fix that while keeping a bit of that personality. The Barber Prime now feels much better than Costa Prime :BOT:
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734902)
Posted by Shuttershock on October 17th, 2015 @ 7:12pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:IDW Prime was not always self-doubting. He just began to doubt more once Nova Prime reemerged and the prime lineage was revealed to be nasty :BOT:


Still, a big portion of the Mike Costa run had him near-inactive and RID kicks off with him abdicating authority to reinvent himself as well as to diffuse tensions.

Costa had a very different image of him (which I didn't really like) and in my opinion, Barber has done a nice job trying to fix that while keeping a bit of that personality. The Barber Prime now feels much better than Costa Prime :BOT:


Agreed.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734903)
Posted by Prowl4 on October 17th, 2015 @ 7:18pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:I feel that while this series does some things well I can't help but feel it does strange things like having arcee inexplicably commanding the earth autobots.

Not to mention this mistress of flame throwing optimus' thoughts and disbelief in himself to an all time high.

I do feel sorry for the writer as this series seems to be hasbro saying what to push to sell toys and other ideas/agendas.

When you have windblade giving orders to Ironhide one of the longest serving autobots and as noble as prime you have to question these writing decisions.

James Roberts mtmte series is the best transformers title around. It does all of the characters justice and is both funny and serious.


Arcee's command IS questionable, given her noted instability and relative newness to the team. It's especially jarring considering both Jazz and Kup have served as commanders for longer and are arguably more trustworthy.

Sadly, what does define Optimus in modern IDW is indecision and self-disbelief. He doesn't want to be a the guy who tells everyone how they should act lest he become what he's fought against, but time after time he finds himself pushed into the shoes of his predecessors and doing exactly that. Still, it is nice to actually have the MoF involved in the plot, as opposed to the fat lot of nothing she's contributed thus far and the build up she had going in to Combiner Wars.


I totally agree here. Jazz, kup and jetfire are earth based and keeping command. It seems strange arcee is suddenly thrown into a leader role especially given her past not to mention being a known pawn of prowl.

Optimus started out great a great leader full of courage. Now optimus is questing himself to mof who is an unknown entity and a nothing to the lineage of primes.

If anything alpha trion is the one optimus should seek self confidence in if he's feeling doubtful. I know the comics wrote somewhat around this by trion stating he made bad decisions but optimus taking a leap of faith into getting approval from mof seems very silly.

Another iffy decision is allowing ironhide be written by mairghread scott. If prime isn't going to trust jazz or kup send ironhide to command earth's autobot fforces . I'm an ironhide fan so him taking orders from windblade doesn't sit well with me given what he has done and embodies in idw.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734949)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 18th, 2015 @ 4:49am CDT
I like ironhide and Chromia though...plus ironhide maybe tough but he's got his own set of issues. Also Prime is talking to mof because of the bigger picture and because of the council of world's. Also he's much more a 3D character, unsure what action to take that is right in a world where starscream is an elected head of state and megatron a Co captain on the lost light. As for arcee I would say she's proven herself given all that's gone on. Jetfire is more of a scientist then a leader, jazz probably wouldn't want the role while Kup is just. ..Kup
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1734990)
Posted by -Soundwave- on October 18th, 2015 @ 12:30pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:IDW Prime was not always self-doubting. He just began to doubt more once Nova Prime reemerged and the prime lineage was revealed to be nasty :BOT:


Still, a big portion of the Mike Costa run had him near-inactive and RID kicks off with him abdicating authority to reinvent himself as well as to diffuse tensions.

Costa had a very different image of him (which I didn't really like) and in my opinion, Barber has done a nice job trying to fix that while keeping a bit of that personality. The Barber Prime now feels much better than Costa Prime :BOT:


Agreed.

This all seems to reflect like g1 season 2 Rodimus. Too much doubt, and self questioning, something we're not used to in an Optimus.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1735075)
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 18th, 2015 @ 8:21pm CDT
After just reading issue #45 it makes me more excited about this after seeing the zombie conehead seeker combiner and more could the engima of comination quote on quote virus will mean sky regin will be in fombiner wars idk but time will show? Quick question is trailbreaker truely dead because hot rod informed him of how he should avoid his death ,so is he actually dead?
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1735077)
Posted by Shuttershock on October 18th, 2015 @ 8:29pm CDT
Starsaber468 wrote:After just reading issue #45 it makes me more excited about this after seeing the zombie conehead seeker combiner and more could the engima of comination quote on quote virus will mean sky regin will be in fombiner wars idk but time will show? Quick question is trailbreaker truely dead because hot rod informed him of how he should avoid his death ,so is he actually dead?


Sadly, I believe he is. Just before the crew left that timeline, Trailbreaker shook Chromedome's mindwipe hand, so he forgot Rodimus's warning.

Shame too, since I cared more about Trailbreaker than a lot of the main cast.
Re: IDW The Transformers #46 Full Preview (1735078)
Posted by Prowl4 on October 18th, 2015 @ 8:31pm CDT
Starsaber468 wrote:After just reading issue #45 it makes me more excited about this after seeing the zombie conehead seeker combiner and more could the engima of comination quote on quote virus will mean sky regin will be in fombiner wars idk but time will show? Quick question is trailbreaker truely dead because hot rod informed him of how he should avoid his death ,so is he actually dead?


Well the autobot crew including sky lynx aren't looking in a good position by the end of #45.

Trailbreaker was informed but iirc I think he grabbed chromedomes hand which would have reset his memory to not knowing he'd been told.

If these comics tell us anything nobody truly stays dead if a toy is on the horizon for example megatron, ironhide, nightbeat, rewind and I assume hardhead have all come back from death. I expect sentinel prime to be resurrected too.

It does cheapen deaths which up until this point have been consistent with keeping characters dead like ramjet, bumblebee, reflector and pipes probably the most notable characters to die and stay dead. I'd like to see a fembot die though to show nobody is truly safe. The fembots outside of michael bays transformers seem to get passes from being killed. I'd like for that to change.

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