IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

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With the busyness of San Diego Comic Con and this newsie's brief leave, we lost sight of the new IDW Publishing comics due this week - but fear not, we are back in business! First up, via Nerdspan, is the full preview for More Than Meets the Eye #55, the last part of The Dying of the Light. Look it up below, and head back for a review this Wednesday!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

The battle against the DECEPTICON JUSTICE DIVISION is finally over, and for the few AUTOBOTS left standing, all that’s left are words. Four words, to be precise. Four terrible words, millions of years old, that gave the DECEPTICONS their name.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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An unexpected ending? Or the most unexpected ending?
The crew of the Lost Light has never seen higher stakes!
Setting the stage for TITANS RETURN—and beyond!

Part of IDW’s month-long variant cover program, celebrating the return of ROM!
Variant cover by Carlos Valenzuela!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

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Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808710)
Posted by Kurona on July 24th, 2016 @ 11:52am CDT
Aaaaaaaand they're back on the list.

Looks like a lot of ya were right about Nickel and Deathy
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808728)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on July 24th, 2016 @ 12:21pm CDT
Only if the list survives this issue. I think this has turned into the DJD's last stand. Boy Tarn, if you weren't an idiot and killed Kaon you wouldn't have as much trouble as you are about to have!
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808838)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2016 @ 8:23pm CDT
Yeah I've been saying this is the DJDs swan song folks once it's started. I'm not surprised that Deathsaurus is leaving as much as I am Nickel. She's been with them for a year and seen them do horrific things.

I guess everyone made it back to the sanctuary. Didn't realize that until I noticed Cyclonus, Swerve and Rewind there. Guess that means Ultra Magnus is in there too. That's a little disappointing. I was hoping he at least took out Helex.

Really disappointed even more with Overlords inclusion in this story. Really was just a "hey yeah Im alive well, see you later"
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808852)
Posted by Kurona on July 24th, 2016 @ 9:35pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:She's been with them for a year and seen them do horrific things.

Yeah, but that isn't the reason she left. Hell, for all we know she's still as much a monster as Helex and Vos - the reason she left was because she was disgusted with Tarn's obsession. She's still a Decepticon through and through - but she doesn't see Tarn as deserving of that anymore.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808871)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2016 @ 10:39pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Randomhero wrote:She's been with them for a year and seen them do horrific things.

Yeah, but that isn't the reason she left. Hell, for all we know she's still as much a monster as Helex and Vos - the reason she left was because she was disgusted with Tarn's obsession. She's still a Decepticon through and through - but she doesn't see Tarn as deserving of that anymore.



What I mean is that the only version of the Decepticons is the version Tarn has given her. She lives on a ship and base that's got a bunch of statues of Megatron. That's why I find it surprising to see her go. I mean you don't see Helex, Vos, or Tesaurus leaving. Little surprised about Tesaurus especially since he's one of the few DJDs that have actually given something resembling a character back in their issue last year, instead they're just punching a bubble.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808913)
Posted by MrBlack on July 25th, 2016 @ 6:22am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Randomhero wrote:She's been with them for a year and seen them do horrific things.

Yeah, but that isn't the reason she left. Hell, for all we know she's still as much a monster as Helex and Vos - the reason she left was because she was disgusted with Tarn's obsession. She's still a Decepticon through and through - but she doesn't see Tarn as deserving of that anymore.



What I mean is that the only version of the Decepticons is the version Tarn has given her. She lives on a ship and base that's got a bunch of statues of Megatron. That's why I find it surprising to see her go. I mean you don't see Helex, Vos, or Tesaurus leaving. Little surprised about Tesaurus especially since he's one of the few DJDs that have actually given something resembling a character back in their issue last year, instead they're just punching a bubble.

I get the feeling Nickel hasn't been around the DJD long enough to really get to understand Tarn. The others have: They knew what happened to the former Vos, and they knew that for all his talk of loyalty, Tarn was fully capable of extreme violence against his "friends" if provoked. Nickel's reaction to Helex's death is proof enough that she hadn't experienced Tarn's wrath the way the others have.

Is Nickel a monster? Perhaps. She certainly hasn't thought much of the DJD's antics, although there's no indication she's ever taken part in them. Of course, we also know that that she is the only survivor from her colony and that the DJD rescued her, so she might have some serious Stockholm Syndrome going on.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808930)
Posted by concrusher792 on July 25th, 2016 @ 8:12am CDT
The psychic wave seems to be strengthening their feelings in this situation, leading to the attacks of conscience Rewind mentioned. I am more surprised that Overlord is leaving, as appealing to his emotions has never worked in the past, beyond mnemosurgery. I think Tarn is just too wrapped up in his obsession to either be affected or to think rationally.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1808938)
Posted by Randomhero on July 25th, 2016 @ 8:35am CDT
MrBlack wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Randomhero wrote:She's been with them for a year and seen them do horrific things.

Yeah, but that isn't the reason she left. Hell, for all we know she's still as much a monster as Helex and Vos - the reason she left was because she was disgusted with Tarn's obsession. She's still a Decepticon through and through - but she doesn't see Tarn as deserving of that anymore.



What I mean is that the only version of the Decepticons is the version Tarn has given her. She lives on a ship and base that's got a bunch of statues of Megatron. That's why I find it surprising to see her go. I mean you don't see Helex, Vos, or Tesaurus leaving. Little surprised about Tesaurus especially since he's one of the few DJDs that have actually given something resembling a character back in their issue last year, instead they're just punching a bubble.

I get the feeling Nickel hasn't been around the DJD long enough to really get to understand Tarn. The others have: They knew what happened to the former Vos, and they knew that for all his talk of loyalty, Tarn was fully capable of extreme violence against his "friends" if provoked. Nickel's reaction to Helex's death is proof enough that she hadn't experienced Tarn's wrath the way the others have.

Is Nickel a monster? Perhaps. She certainly hasn't thought much of the DJD's antics, although there's no indication she's ever taken part in them. Of course, we also know that that she is the only survivor from her colony and that the DJD rescued her, so she might have some serious Stockholm Syndrome going on.


That's not Stockholm Syndrome. You don't join a group and dedicate yourself to them. Your captured and eventually and slowly become so ingulfed into your kidnappers lifestyle you emulate and begin to sympathize for your captures until you begin to join them. Nickel wasn't kidnapped she was saved, again Tarns version is the only version she's seen AND we've seen her clean brain fluids out of Helexs mouth and pulled twisted corpses out of Tesaurus. She knows exactly what they are and joined them.

Also she's not the only newest member. Vos has only been a member for about 5 years. Dominus was only discovered before or after the Chaos event.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809014)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 25th, 2016 @ 1:50pm CDT
I think the issue is Nickles as much as idealist as Tarn; the actions tarn's taken to hunt megatron, have actually betrayed her values. In nickle's opinion, the people that the DJD kill deserve it; their traitors and saboteurs. However, whenever the DJD hunt these traitors they do it themselves, they do it relatively professionally, they find the individual, torture them a bit to make a point, then kill him. Clean cut and simple. Nickle probably believes Megatron deserves to die as much as the others the DJD have killed for betraying their cause.

Deathasuarus stated that the reason he broke away from megatron's command, thus putting him on the DJD's hit list, was because how callus megatron was, how he wouldn't give a second thought to letting hundreds of his own troops die, or be slaughtered at a moments notice. Deathasaurus is no where near apathetic, and believed Tarn wasn't as apathetic either, seeing as the DJD's actions are business, and Tarn's more than protective of his DJD comrades. However the assault on the necro planet showed that Tarn was just as willing to let hundreds of his comrades die as megatron was. When Tarn killed Kaon, that was a greater betrayal for both nickle, an idealist of idealists and deathasuaruas. Tarn declared the reason why he killed Kaon was emotion, emotion was the weakness that changed Megatron, and it is a weakness he will not allow himself, or any of his men, to feel. When emotion is what kept the DJD together, Emotion is what made the first Vos's betrayal meaningful for them, emotion is what made Tarn Protect his comrades and made them devoted to the DJD's cause.

Nickle's issue isn't so much how much murder or bloodshed the DJD have caused before, those people deserved it. it's the fact that now, most of that blood is their own, and their leader has shed apathetically; mirroring the reason why the people who "deserved it" broke away from Megatron(their new target), he was too apathetic. It's very circular logic.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809059)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 25th, 2016 @ 2:39pm CDT
So if the DJD (or at least Tarn) or Megatron doesn't get killed, what was the point of this whole arc? Just to show Megatron's attack of conscience? Will Tarn's true self even get revealed?
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809071)
Posted by Kurona on July 25th, 2016 @ 2:56pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:So if the DJD (or at least Tarn) or Megatron doesn't get killed, what was the point of this whole arc? Just to show Megatron's attack of conscience? Will Tarn's true self even get revealed?

Well, if you're looking for consequences...

-Getaway and the rest of the Lost Light have betrayed our main cast and left them stranded
-The Pet provided resolution to Chromedome and Rewind's arc
-The Necrobot is dead
-There's that whole thing with the hollow planet
-Megatron has come to terms with using violence when necessary
-Ratchet and Drift returned
-Overlord is established to still be alive, and the Galactic Council is established to be allied with him
-Skids is dead
-Nickle is betraying Tarn and allying with Deathsaurus
-Skids is dead
-Kaon is dead
-SKIDS IS DEAD
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809079)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 25th, 2016 @ 3:11pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:So if the DJD (or at least Tarn) or Megatron doesn't get killed, what was the point of this whole arc? Just to show Megatron's attack of conscience? Will Tarn's true self even get revealed?

Well, if you're looking for consequences...

-Getaway and the rest of the Lost Light have betrayed our main cast and left them stranded
-The Pet provided resolution to Chromedome and Rewind's arc
-The Necrobot is dead
-There's that whole thing with the hollow planet
-Megatron has come to terms with using violence when necessary
-Ratchet and Drift returned
-Overlord is established to still be alive, and the Galactic Council is established to be allied with him
-Skids is dead
-Nickle is betraying Tarn and allying with Deathsaurus
-Skids is dead
-Kaon is dead
-SKIDS IS DEAD


-RUNG IS UNICRON-
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809081)
Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2016 @ 3:14pm CDT
Rung is Unicron.

Unicron is Rung.


(Trust me. I'm a Doctor.)
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809091)
Posted by Kurona on July 25th, 2016 @ 3:50pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:Rung is Unicron.

Unicron is Rung.


(Trust me. I'm a Doctor.)

Finally, I can buy a figure to represent Rung on my Lost Light display.

Image
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809092)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 25th, 2016 @ 3:51pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:So if the DJD (or at least Tarn) or Megatron doesn't get killed, what was the point of this whole arc? Just to show Megatron's attack of conscience? Will Tarn's true self even get revealed?

Well, if you're looking for consequences...

-Getaway and the rest of the Lost Light have betrayed our main cast and left them stranded
-The Pet provided resolution to Chromedome and Rewind's arc
-The Necrobot is dead
-There's that whole thing with the hollow planet
-Megatron has come to terms with using violence when necessary
-Ratchet and Drift returned
-Overlord is established to still be alive, and the Galactic Council is established to be allied with him
-Skids is dead
-Nickle is betraying Tarn and allying with Deathsaurus
-Skids is dead
-Kaon is dead
-SKIDS IS DEAD
None of these are the main points of the story, though. Maybe the exception is Megatron resolving to violence, thus going against his initial statement of never using violence again, no matter what. But otherwise, this whole thing is about the conflict between Megatron and Tarn, and perhaps some issues between them from long ago would come to a head as well. And, of course, Tarn's true identity. Isn't that what everyone is waiting for? Also, if what we saw in the preview wraps up Overlord's involvement, then he's been the biggest waste of a character in the story so far. He's supposed to be a near-indestructible, merciless killer. And all he does is basically shrug his shoulders and leave? Roberts seriously dropped the ball on that one. Again.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809095)
Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2016 @ 3:54pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:Rung is Unicron.

Unicron is Rung.


(Trust me. I'm a Doctor.)

Finally, I can buy a figure to represent Rung on my Lost Light display.

Image


That figure is pretty amazing, craggy bought it at Auto Assembly last year and we both marvelled at it in the hotel room. I feel there should be a pun for it. But I just don't have en-hoof energy this eve.

Rodimus Prime wrote:Overlord's involvement, then he's been the biggest waste of a character in the story so far. He's supposed to be a near-indestructible, merciless killer. And all he does is basically shrug his shoulders and leave? Roberts seriously dropped the ball on that one. Again.


I don't entirely agree here. Overlord being a selfish, self-absorbed shrugger is perfectly in line with his character.He might just walk off panel and kick a moribund Ten on the ground, just because he can. Then steal Megatron's hoverboard and play himself out (Empyrean suite, of course, he's that kind of jerk).
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809099)
Posted by Kurona on July 25th, 2016 @ 4:01pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:So if the DJD (or at least Tarn) or Megatron doesn't get killed, what was the point of this whole arc? Just to show Megatron's attack of conscience? Will Tarn's true self even get revealed?

Well, if you're looking for consequences...

-Getaway and the rest of the Lost Light have betrayed our main cast and left them stranded
-The Pet provided resolution to Chromedome and Rewind's arc
-The Necrobot is dead
-There's that whole thing with the hollow planet
-Megatron has come to terms with using violence when necessary
-Ratchet and Drift returned
-Overlord is established to still be alive, and the Galactic Council is established to be allied with him
-Skids is dead
-Nickle is betraying Tarn and allying with Deathsaurus
-Skids is dead
-Kaon is dead
-SKIDS IS DEAD
None of these are the main points of the story, though. Maybe the exception is Megatron resolving to violence, thus going against his initial statement of never using violence again, no matter what. But otherwise, this whole this is about the conflict between Megatron and Tarn, and perhaps some issues between them from long ago would come to a head as well. And, of course, Tarn's true identity. Isn't that what everyone is waiting for? Also, if what we saw in the preview wraps up Overlord's involvement, then he's been the biggest waste of a character in the story so far. He's supposed to be a near-indestructible, merciless killer. And all he does is basically shrug his shoulders and leave? Roberts seriously dropped the ball on that one. Again.

I'd agree on the Overlord thing, but I think that being disappointed if this doesn't end in Tarn or Megatron dying is a bit... narrow-minded. It'd still be a great conclusion I'm sure, but I think it's certainly possible we might get something more.
Also I don't think it makes sense to make judgements like this - aside from things like Overlord - when this is literally just a preview. Hell, if anything, this is literally setting the scene for no-one else to be there but Tarn and Megatron. I think it's pretty obvious it's going to focus on them.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809101)
Posted by Kurona on July 25th, 2016 @ 4:05pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:Rung is Unicron.

Unicron is Rung.


(Trust me. I'm a Doctor.)

Finally, I can buy a figure to represent Rung on my Lost Light display.

Image


That figure is pretty amazing, craggy bought it at Auto Assembly last year and we both marvelled at it in the hotel room. I feel there should be a pun for it. But I just don't have en-hoof energy this eve.

Rodimus Prime wrote:Overlord's involvement, then he's been the biggest waste of a character in the story so far. He's supposed to be a near-indestructible, merciless killer. And all he does is basically shrug his shoulders and leave? Roberts seriously dropped the ball on that one. Again.


I don't entirely agree here. Overlord being a selfish, self-absorbed shrugger is perfectly in line with his character.He might just walk off panel and kick a moribund Ten on the ground, just because he can. Then steal Megatron's hoverboard and play himself out (Empyrean suite, of course, he's that kind of jerk).

Oh I'd agree it certainly fits Overlord's character, but narratively it feels a bit disappointing and anticlimatic. You drop a bombshell as big as motherfucking Overlord, the star of Last Stand of the Wreckers and MTMTE's first arc, and... you don't really do anything with him aside from establish he's still around and has certain allies. Not exactly very satisfying.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809102)
Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2016 @ 4:06pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Overlord's involvement, then he's been the biggest waste of a character in the story so far. He's supposed to be a near-indestructible, merciless killer. And all he does is basically shrug his shoulders and leave? Roberts seriously dropped the ball on that one. Again.


I don't entirely agree here. Overlord being a selfish, self-absorbed shrugger is perfectly in line with his character.He might just walk off panel and kick a moribund Ten on the ground, just because he can. Then steal Megatron's hoverboard and play himself out (Empyrean suite, of course, he's that kind of jerk).

Oh I'd agree it certainly fits Overlord's character, but narratively it feels a bit disappointing and anticlimatic. You drop a bombshell as big as **** Overlord, the star of Last Stand of the Wreckers and MTMTE's first arc, and... you don't really do anything with him aside from establish he's still around and has certain allies. Not exactly very satisfying.


That I can agree with. :D
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview (1809104)
Posted by Kurona on July 25th, 2016 @ 4:10pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Overlord's involvement, then he's been the biggest waste of a character in the story so far. He's supposed to be a near-indestructible, merciless killer. And all he does is basically shrug his shoulders and leave? Roberts seriously dropped the ball on that one. Again.


I don't entirely agree here. Overlord being a selfish, self-absorbed shrugger is perfectly in line with his character.He might just walk off panel and kick a moribund Ten on the ground, just because he can. Then steal Megatron's hoverboard and play himself out (Empyrean suite, of course, he's that kind of jerk).

Oh I'd agree it certainly fits Overlord's character, but narratively it feels a bit disappointing and anticlimatic. You drop a bombshell as big as **** Overlord, the star of Last Stand of the Wreckers and MTMTE's first arc, and... you don't really do anything with him aside from establish he's still around and has certain allies. Not exactly very satisfying.


That I can agree with. :D

Also because I forgot to respond to it before; yeah, I just want Battle Unicorn in general. He looks so cool and it's a Transformer that turns into a Unicorn

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