IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron

IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 12:50pm CST

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Thanks to Seibertron.com user and podcast host ScottyP we have another teaser from IDW Publishing concerning the post-Dark Cybertron world. And it's another Casey W. Coller/Joana Lafuente image, showing the Lost Light in front of a triumphant Megatron.. sporting an Autobot badge?!

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Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542436)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 12:51pm CST
I am not bothered by this. Rather intrigued, actually.

But, cue mass hysteria in 3... 2... 1...
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542438)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 16th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CST
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Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542439)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on January 16th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CST
Well. Looks like Rodimus will get a chance to punch him after all.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542448)
Posted by hinomars19 on January 16th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:But, cue mass hysteria in 3... 2... 1...


You realise keep posting stuff like that will only incite these things to happen?...Stop poking the dog and maybe it'll stop biting you.

I haven't read a single IDW book accept the Hoist comic that came with the Generations figure, but I am aware of many things that happens in them (thanks to this site) and I am intrigued. But I'm tentative of jumping into such a large book series with a lot of interwoven stuff, plus...I learned from my days collecting X-Men and Spider-man that every comic series seems to ret-con or throw excuses around for stories to shift and re-boot all too often, especially when a concept or story is stale, limits things or people just outright hate. (Ben Riley, anyone?) I dunno. I don't like it when long running, well built comics come to a dead end and pull an excuse out of it's arse to somehow restore status Quo. Does this happen much in IDW's TF comics?
Plus...I'm really bad at remembering to pick issues up, especially when I have no where to get them from here. And I prefer cartoons. Still, I can keep up with stuff on TF wiki at least.
Question though; Doesn't Megatron have the black stealth bomber body?
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542454)
Posted by craggy on January 16th, 2014 @ 1:43pm CST
Megatron ditched the stealth bomber mode in RID before Dark Cybertron.

I'm just hoping we get a toy of this now. I'm sure if it has the Bot logo I can find some Reprolabels.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542455)
Posted by philswitch engage on January 16th, 2014 @ 1:43pm CST
I am behind on all the dark cybertron stuff, but this looks like it might be a Pan Cybertron push with the autobots being the symbol of a united cybertron.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542469)
Posted by philswitch engage on January 16th, 2014 @ 2:07pm CST
Just had a thought. If Megatron is showing an autobot badge, and he is obviously not an autobot, then is windblade truly an autobot?
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542470)
Posted by Unicronobot on January 16th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CST
hinomars19 wrote:I haven't read a single IDW book accept the Hoist comic that came with the Generations figure, but I am aware of many things that happens in them (thanks to this site) and I am intrigued. But I'm tentative of jumping into such a large book series with a lot of interwoven stuff, plus...I learned from my days collecting X-Men and Spider-man that every comic series seems to ret-con or throw excuses around for stories to shift and re-boot all too often, especially when a concept or story is stale, limits things or people just outright hate. (Ben Riley, anyone?) I dunno. I don't like it when long running, well built comics come to a dead end and pull an excuse out of it's arse to somehow restore status Quo. Does this happen much in IDW's TF comics?
Plus...I'm really bad at remembering to pick issues up, especially when I have no where to get them from here. And I prefer cartoons. Still, I can keep up with stuff on TF wiki at least.
Question though; Doesn't Megatron have the black stealth bomber body?


To answer your first line of questions, IDW really hasn't done any retconning at all. With a mixture of torrenting and buying trades in comic shops, I've managed to read all of idw's Generation 1 comics and they've been very strong on their stand of having one very large "G1" universe and have just continued adding onto it as the years go on, they only split their G1 universe into 2 comics after the end of the D-Void catastrophe, when Optimus renounced his title as a prime and the autobots split into the groups that stayed with bumblebee and the groups the left with Rodimus, and that I feel was just to make story telling easier and at the same time get new revenue. But I think after Dark Cybertron is over they'll be merging the books together again and even then still just continue their stories without any need to "reboot." As for the megatron question, he had the Bomber body up to when the comic split into Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets the Eye. It was heavily damaged after the D-Void catastrophe and when he returned he needed a new one which Shockwave and Soundwave rebuilt for him.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542474)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CST
Unicronobot wrote:To answer your first line of questions, IDW really hasn't done any retconning at all.
"All Hail Megatron" did a whole bunch of retconning, whose retcons themselves had to be retconned by many many post-AHM issues in order to restore sense and logic in fitting with the pre-AHM Simon Furman stories.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542480)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 16th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CST
Umm...

wat
Help, my brain's broke, someone send for help.

Sabrblade wrote:
Unicronobot wrote:To answer your first line of questions, IDW really hasn't done any retconning at all.
"All Hail Megatron" did a whole bunch of retconning, whose retcons themselves had to be retconned by many many post-AHM issues in order to restore sense and logic in fitting with the pre-AHM Simon Furman stories.


So the retcon retconned a lot of retconning which have retconned the retcon?

Oh God, I've gone cross-eyed...
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542483)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 3:03pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Umm...

wat
Help, my brain's broke, someone send for help.

Sabrblade wrote:
Unicronobot wrote:To answer your first line of questions, IDW really hasn't done any retconning at all.
"All Hail Megatron" did a whole bunch of retconning, whose retcons themselves had to be retconned by many many post-AHM issues in order to restore sense and logic in fitting with the pre-AHM Simon Furman stories.


So the retcon retconned a lot of retconning which have retconned the retcon?

Oh God, I've gone cross-eyed...
Basically, Furman created a certain special status quo that portrayed the war as a galactic cold war fought in secret with protocols and standards, but then along came Shane McCarthy with All Hail Megatron, which set out to change the scheme of everything into being "like the G1 cartoon, but edgy!" The war was changed into having been started because of the Matrix and things like Cybertron's poisonous atmosphere were hastily neutered with little explanation. The the Mike Costa-penned ongoing came along with wanting to be like a mishmash of G1 with more of a Movieverse feel to it, while also trying to explain some of the retcons caused by All Hail Megatron along the way with newer retcons. Then we come to the current era with both James Roberts and John Barber telling more stories that go off and do their own thing (until "Dark Cybertron", that is) while occasionally patching up any additional continuity errors from the past. 'Course, there's the Flint Dille/Chris Metzen-penned "Autocracy" and "Monstrocity" series that made more retcons, but were more workable with the Roberts/Barber stuff since they kept referencing those.

Thankfully, as TFWiki says, John Barber is "God's gift to continuity." (He even helped to make sense out of the whole Movieverse timeline)
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542499)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 16th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:Image

:lol:
Perfect, Dead Metal.

The Autobot symbol really suits the big guy in my opinion.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542501)
Posted by Alex Jones on January 16th, 2014 @ 4:49pm CST
Admittely I am not too enthralled with the IDW soap opera universe. I feel the characterization was off and the stories just way too complex to follow. Keep in mind I don't read comics so this could be the norm. However, I did enjoy the Dreamwave a bit better than IDW.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542505)
Posted by Va'al on January 16th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CST
Just to be clear, MTMTE and RID are not merging again after Dark Cybertron.
Roberts, Milne, Griffith, Burcham, Perez and other people working on them have confirmed that there will be (at least) the two ongoings once the crossover is done.
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542511)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CST
Va'al wrote:Just to be clear, MTMTE and RID are not merging again after Dark Cybertron.
Roberts, Milne, Griffith, Burcham, Perez and other people working on them have confirmed that there will be (at least) the two ongoings once the crossover is done.
Yeah, these three teasers look like they're for three different series to me:
  • Orion Pax and Earth - Robots in Disguise
  • Windblade and Cybertron - her series
  • Megatron and the Lost Light - More Than Meets The Eye
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542514)
Posted by craggy on January 16th, 2014 @ 5:24pm CST
maybe Megatron loves a good quest as well?
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542516)
Posted by Va'al on January 16th, 2014 @ 5:31pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:Just to be clear, MTMTE and RID are not merging again after Dark Cybertron.
Roberts, Milne, Griffith, Burcham, Perez and other people working on them have confirmed that there will be (at least) the two ongoings once the crossover is done.
Yeah, these three teasers look like they're for three different series to me:
  • Orion Pax and Earth - Robots in Disguise
  • Windblade and Cybertron - her series
  • Megatron and the Lost Light - More Than Meets The Eye


True dat, true dat.

We know one of the 'heroes' is going to die, as is teased in the Dark Cybertron #12 solicit. And Roberts mentioned on Twitter that all the MTMTE season 2 solicits are very spoilery too, so as soon as those pop up, we'll know more.

As it stands, I am very intrigued. :D
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542521)
Posted by padfoo on January 16th, 2014 @ 5:59pm CST
So who is Megatron now? At the end of Transformers Prime he run off crying a changed man and now in the comic universe he is sporting an Autobot symbol. I am sure he will just end up going back to who he has always been.......
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542524)
Posted by Va'al on January 16th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CST
Prime and the IDWverse are not the same storyline, only the Beast Hunters comics were. :D

Right now, Megatron is being used as a means to an end in Shockwave's plan, after a return from the fight with D-Void in Chaos and an attempted planetary takeover in RID. He will soon fight Galvatron though, according to the solicits. :-?
Re: IDW Transformers: Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Megatron (1542552)
Posted by durroth on January 16th, 2014 @ 8:19pm CST
I want this as a figure. Heroic Autobot Megatron. (Suddenly, Shattered Glass mainstream canon figure line?)

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