IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award

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Are you a fan of the IDW Publishing space opera meets sitcom meets horror meets sad gay robots meets post-war universe series? We're talking of course of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, as directed by James Roberts, Alex Milne, and Joana Lafuente, under the watchful eye of editor John Barber and the assistance of a gigantic team of creators, from guests to regulars! If you are, make sure to vote for them in the Continued Excellence in Comics Award over at Comics Alliance, where they sit in renowned company, such as Saga, East of West, Lumberjanes and more!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award

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Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1747213)
Posted by Quint on December 11th, 2015 @ 8:02am CST
sad gay robots


Wowsers.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1747262)
Posted by Va'al on December 11th, 2015 @ 11:55am CST
Quint wrote:
sad gay robots


Wowsers.


Are you not familiar with the monicker used for the series? :D
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1747281)
Posted by Va'al on December 11th, 2015 @ 12:50pm CST
In addition to the nomination for Continued Excellence, more IDW Transformers nominations have surfaced for the Comics Alliance awards. Namely, James Roberts (More Than Meets the Eye) in the Outstanding Writer category, and Tom Scioli (Transformers vs G.I. Joe) for Outstanding Artist! Follow the links to cast your vote, and show giant transforming robots some mainstream comics love.

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Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1749933)
Posted by Va'al on December 23rd, 2015 @ 9:51am CST
Remember when we posted that IDW Publishing's Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye had been nominated for the Comics Alliance Continued Excellence in Comics Award? Well, be ready to rejoice, as the following of the smash series has definitely leant in on this one - it won! Read more on it below, and here!

Winner: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye

If you had told me even a year ago that the single best comic on the stands was not only a Transformers comic, but the Transformers comic where the entire cast just sort of goofs around in space without ever getting any closer to accomplishing the goals that are nominally driving the book, I would've laughed you out of the office. And yet, here we are, in a world where I've read every issue of More Than Meets The Eye and can't wait for the next one.

The character work and astonishingly clever setups in this series have taken a franchise I never cared about and made it one that I'm deeply invested in, with heartbreaking drama and thrilling action just underneath a surface of comedy that's very hard to pull off.

It is, quite simply, The Best. [Chris Sims]
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1749969)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 23rd, 2015 @ 11:10am CST
Awesome news! So glad MTMTE is getting this kind of publicity! :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1749972)
Posted by Moonshot on December 23rd, 2015 @ 11:17am CST
It is just that good :-D
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1749980)
Posted by o.supreme on December 23rd, 2015 @ 1:08pm CST
If you had told me even a year ago that the single best comic on the stands was not only a Transformers comic, but the Transformers comic where the entire cast just sort of goofs around in space without ever getting any closer to accomplishing the goals that are nominally driving the book, I would've laughed you out of the office. And yet, here we are, in a world where I've read every issue of More Than Meets The Eye and can't wait for the next one.


Kind of sad how far the franchise has fallen.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1749982)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 23rd, 2015 @ 1:38pm CST
really this won? obviously the people behind the award do not read comics
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750023)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on December 23rd, 2015 @ 5:02pm CST
For those naysayers... shut yo mouth! This comic series is excellent and has made me really enjoy the writing like no other TF series. And I can say that as not just someone who reads comics, but who has written comics. So :-p
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750089)
Posted by Va'al on December 24th, 2015 @ 3:41am CST
In addition to the announcement over on Comics Alliance about Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye winning their Excellence award, we also have its author - James 'Peerless Jim' Roberts - receiving the award for Outstanding Writer for 2015! Check out the blurb below, and pats on the back all round.

Winner: James Roberts

A great comic can come from anywhere, even a property built to sell toys, which has been through enough reboots to make DC Comics go “well, hold on now.” Nothing is better proof of this than Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, a comic canonized as a minor miracle by Pontifex Prime (what the Popemobile turns into) due largely to its writer, James Roberts.

Roberts humanizes the Transformers like never before, keeping every detail of their massive backstory alien without being alienating, spinning a story where a minor detail from three years back can snowball into a revelation today, and unafraid to be funny, sentimental or heartbreaking, with breathtaking skill at all of these. That this is his first professional work is stunning, and I hope it’s far from his last. [Charlotte Finn]
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750131)
Posted by o.supreme on December 24th, 2015 @ 9:28am CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:For those naysayers... shut yo mouth! This comic series is excellent and has made me really enjoy the writing like no other TF series. And I can say that as not just someone who reads comics, but who has written comics. Fan fiction So :-p


Sorry I have a different opinion. Sorry I liked Transformers, when you know...it was about TRANSFORMERS... not gay robot drama. But I know I am the exception, and that's ok, I can keep rereading the small sample of past Marvel, Dreamwave, and IDW content that I consider well written and entertaining TF lore.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750132)
Posted by Va'al on December 24th, 2015 @ 9:43am CST
o.supreme wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:For those naysayers... shut yo mouth! This comic series is excellent and has made me really enjoy the writing like no other TF series. And I can say that as not just someone who reads comics, but who has written comics. Fan fiction So :-p


Sorry I have a different opinion. Sorry I liked Transformers, when you know...it was about TRANSFORMERS... not gay robot drama. But I know I am the exception, and that's ok, I can keep rereading the small sample of past Marvel, Dreamwave, and IDW content that I consider well written and entertaining TF lore.


Of course! The current batch of writing and writers may not appeal to everyone, and that is the beauty of it. The stories that were told once are still there to be re-read, and there is plenty of fan work that allows for those stories to keep evolving. :D

No one is, or should be, attacking anyone else over how they enjoy this corner of the universe.
I will have none of that on the boards, thank you.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750149)
Posted by Cyberstrike on December 24th, 2015 @ 10:46am CST
After 30 years of a never-ending war, boring as hell fight, and the same old character beats like Optimus Prime moping around like a angsty teenager, the constant power struggle between Megatron/Shockwave/Starscream, fascist Grimlock, crazy Galvatron, and so on.

I'm actually THRILLED that IDW has the balls to take both the franchise and fans way out of their comfort zones and show what they can really do something that is new and different with these characters and that it's actually AWESOME to read a TF comic that doesn't insult my intelligence. So sign me up for more. It's also about damn time that Roberts and MTMTE get some long overdue attention for it.

I think should Roberts try his hand at super-heroes he will be in the same league as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Peter David, Mark Waid, and Kurt Busiek because he is simply that damn good and we're getting the chance to see that at the beginning is something special.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750184)
Posted by JazZeke on December 24th, 2015 @ 1:37pm CST
Congrats James! So nice to see him getting some respect in the industry.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750192)
Posted by Deadput on December 24th, 2015 @ 1:57pm CST
o.supreme wrote:
Sorry I have a different opinion. Sorry I liked Transformers, when you know...it was about TRANSFORMERS... not gay robot drama. But I know I am the exception, and that's ok, I can keep rereading the small sample of past Marvel, Dreamwave, and IDW content that I consider well written and entertaining TF lore.




You act like the focus of MTMTE is gay robot relationships when it's not it's a subplot for a few issues but it's never been the main plot.


What's wrong with gay anyways their robots calm yourself it's no more stupid then straight relationships like Optimus and Elita-1.


o.supreme wrote: Sorry I liked Transformers, when you know...it was about TRANSFORMERS



What is Transformers? You act as if their is a definition to Transformers.




I say MTMTE deserves it's reward for its good writing.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750195)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 24th, 2015 @ 2:30pm CST
I'm really glad that Roberts has got thus achievement, he's one of my favourite writers currently and I like how he can juggle characters, he's not perfect at it but I know from personal experience that it's quite hard to do when using a large and varied cast.

So here's to you, Roberts :)
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750214)
Posted by Va'al on December 24th, 2015 @ 5:28pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Sorry I have a different opinion. Sorry I liked Transformers, when you know...it was about TRANSFORMERS... not gay robot drama. But I know I am the exception, and that's ok, I can keep rereading the small sample of past Marvel, Dreamwave, and IDW content that I consider well written and entertaining TF lore.




You act like the focus of MTMTE is gay robot relationships when it's not it's a subplot for a few issues but it's never been the main plot.


What's wrong with gay anyways their robots calm yourself it's no more stupid then straight relationships like Optimus and Elita-1.


o.supreme wrote: Sorry I liked Transformers, when you know...it was about TRANSFORMERS



What is Transformers? You act as if their is a definition to Transformers.




I say MTMTE deserves it's reward for its good writing.



I had already addressed the difference in opinion, and this type of antagonising tone is not welcome.
Thank you.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750216)
Posted by misfire19d on December 24th, 2015 @ 5:52pm CST
I'm happy to see Transformers comics finally receive recognition. I believe the fandom had a large part in putting MTMTE and Roberts over the top to win. So kudos to all of us that voted and supported them as well.

As for the "gay robots" thing.

The comics, shows and movies are about an alien race of transforming robots. I can not believe transformers are gay because robots are not defined by gender. I understand and appreciate the perception of gender because of the male voices on t.v. and movies as well as physical appearances. The concept of holomatter avatars reflecting a Transformers psyche feeds into the perception of gender as well. I would like to caution Roberts against taking these relationships farther. (Like portraying two Transformers "plugging" into each other. Sorry for the crassness). It would make headlines followed by accolades from the media and Hollywood if Optimus Prime was perceived/portrayed as "gay" and I hope JR is not trying to obtain that type of publicity. At that point the previous posts describing this comic as about "gay sad robots" becomes accurate and that is not why I read this book. I read this book because it is about cool transforming alien robots fighting an intergalactic civil war. The plots and character development is mostly great.

I want to see more Transformers battles. More Transformers actually transforming in battles. Less mushy stuff.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750222)
Posted by Quint on December 24th, 2015 @ 6:42pm CST
Well done, Mr Roberts. Living the dream and fully deserved.
Re: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Nominated for Continued Excellence in Comics Award (1750272)
Posted by Deadput on December 25th, 2015 @ 12:30am CST
Va'al wrote:

I had already addressed the difference in opinion, and this type of antagonising tone is not welcome.
Thank you.



Wait I was aggressive?


Not the intention but I apologize regardless.


He was also antagonizing as well just saying.

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