IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

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As Newsarama posts its usual early preview, so can we run through the limits, and bring you the preview for next week's IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4! Read on below as team Bumblebee and the cast from Transformers: Prime try reconciling differences, and head back here for a review next week.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #4
Georgia Ball (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)
THE ANSWERS! BUMBLEBEE's search for the truth about the rival AUTOBOT TEAM on Earth leads TEAM BEE to a thief with deep connections… but knowing the truth may be worse than getting lied to.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
The end of the first dramatic story arc!
What are the heroes from TRANSFORMERS PRIME doing on Earth?


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview

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Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1739938)
Posted by psj333 on November 8th, 2015 @ 7:06am CST
In the forth issue of RID comics, two brand new characters are introduced as Skullcruncher and Razorgrille. Are they really Dinobots like Grimlock? Do they have vehicle modes that Grimlock doesn`t have? If so, what do they transform into? :CON:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1739939)
Posted by Va'al on November 8th, 2015 @ 7:25am CST
psj333 wrote:In the forth issue of RID comics, two brand new characters are introduced as Skullcruncher and Razorgrille. Are they really Dinobots like Grimlock? Do they have vehicle modes that Grimlock doesn`t have? If so, what do they transform into? :CON:


Just buy the comic and read it next week. :)
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1739940)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2015 @ 7:32am CST
psj333 wrote:In the forth issue of RID comics, two brand new characters are introduced as Skullcruncher and Razorgrille. Are they really Dinobots like Grimlock? Do they have vehicle modes that Grimlock doesn`t have? If so, what do they transform into? :CON:
Peanut butter.
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1739991)
Posted by Whifflefire on November 8th, 2015 @ 4:26pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
psj333 wrote:In the forth issue of RID comics, two brand new characters are introduced as Skullcruncher and Razorgrille. Are they really Dinobots like Grimlock? Do they have vehicle modes that Grimlock doesn`t have? If so, what do they transform into? :CON:
Peanut butter.


Or, they turn into snark machines like Sabrblade.
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1740004)
Posted by Genericon #378 on November 8th, 2015 @ 5:32pm CST
Ok, IDW, I just want to make one thing clear: that's not Skullcruncher! That's stupidity.
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1740009)
Posted by psj333 on November 8th, 2015 @ 5:44pm CST
In the comics, Clipshade is the 2nd Autobot to have a animal form next to Grimlock. He is a dog. What kind of dog was Clipshade based on? Is that his actual form, or is he's actually human in fur covering? Which vehicle does Clipshade turn into? Is there a chance he will show up in Season 2? Don't forget it was actually Ultra Magnus who hired him in the first place to be an Autobot spy. And is has been confirmed by Hasbro that Ultra Magnus will return for Season 2 along with Ratchet, Arcee and Bulkhead. :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1740025)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 8th, 2015 @ 6:48pm CST
Kinda sad this is ending at 6. Really enjoyable series. :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1740444)
Posted by psj333 on November 10th, 2015 @ 10:24am CST
Clipshade is the second Autobot that is animal-based next to Grimlock. He is a dog who I recently found out that he turns into a sports car. Although I haven't seen the comic myself, I'm pretty curious to know what his vehicle mode do look like in the comics. Would you please provide me an image of Clipshade's altmode taken from the comics? Which dog was Clipshade based on? Was that his actual form, or he's a human in fur? Will he ever appear in the cartoon as well? I do hope that he does. Here's why. Ultra Magnus hired him in the first place as an Autobot spy. Furthermore, Hasbro has long confirmed that Ultra Magnus will return in Robots In Disguise from the Prime series, along with Arcee, Ratchet, and Bulkhead. :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1740517)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 10th, 2015 @ 5:00pm CST
If we are going to talk about Prime characters returning, can we please have proof of which are returning? Yes we knew there would be guys showing up if there was a season 2, but if we are going to talk about actual characters then provide proof please. Just because they are in the comics does not mean they will be in the show, same with the toys. Look at Beast Hunters: those preds did not show up in the series and even though the dinobots were in the comics, they were never in the show, so lets start bringing proof for things like this please.

And if no one responded, they don't have an answer for you. We don't know everything :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1740746)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 11th, 2015 @ 4:12pm CST
Hammer Time
(Spoiler free-ish)


Synopsis
THE ANSWERS! BUMBLEBEE's search for the truth about the rival AUTOBOT TEAM on Earth leads TEAM BEE to a thief with deep connections… but knowing the truth may be worse than getting lied to.

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Kid Friendly, Am I right?


Story
With Robots in Disguise now stuck in that rut between seasons show-wise, the comics are the main source of story entertainment, and Georgia Ball does not fail to impress with the finale to the first main story arc.

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Character Development!


We finally get the showdown that the previous issues have been leading to, and in true Robots in Disguise fashion, we are not disappointed with all the little things thrown in there for our enjoyment, not to mention Sideswipe. Sideswipe definitely shows his best sides here. And yeah, he does kinda take the issue.

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We're all laughing with you, Sides


This issue definitely was the arc finale that we could be hoping for, and it features some of the most classic comic book endings you can find. Plus things do get a bit heated for those who like a little seriousness in your goofy, but there are jokes abounding and references that will just make you smile when you read them.

Art
Priscilla Tramontano once again does not fail to make me smile, as she continues to bring her cartoony look to the book that adds so much fun to just looking at it let alone reading it. Not to mention the great faces that pop up, both funny, mean, serious, and accomplished.

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And that’s just a taster!


Josh Burcham once again delivers brilliant coloring that keeps the scenes bright and loud, just as you would expect from this series. He also creates some pretty amazing contrasts, and he is pretty dang good at making a swamp feel…swampy.

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Uh-oh! Angry Buffaloid! Angry Buffaloid!


The lettering in the issue is also spot on, but then again, when is it not with Tom B. Long working the letters? Just look at that very first picture in the review. That is all you need to know about how good the words fit the art. And we once again are treated to marvelous covers featuring our favorite Prime and Robots in Disguise characters courtesy of Tramontano and Travis Sengaus.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

This issue was a fantastic issue and one that certainly makes for a great bookend to this first story arc. One could not have asked for a better story to tell, and the entertainment value is there to hold us over for a while until the show starts back up again. And the fact that Prime and Robots in Disguise work so closely together for such a short time yet make such a big impact (and show some big impacts) makes this all the more enjoyable.

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Quite the light show eh?


Nevertheless, Ball delivers, and we are ready to receive. Another great issue has arrived and I strongly recommend you seek this out. The whole story arc is fascinating and certainly fun, and the finale definitely is worth anyone’s time. So what are you waiting for? Rev up and Roll out!


.:BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1740757)
Posted by psj333 on November 11th, 2015 @ 4:48pm CST
In the Chinese dub, it seems to me that Filch and Quillfire have very similar voices, which is mostly likely that they ate voiced by the same actor, as opposed to the original who were performed by Constance Zimmer and Andy Milder. Do have any idea of is the Chinese voice actor is? What is his name? By the way, isn't Filch supposed to be a female in the first place? :CON:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1745953)
Posted by Va'al on December 5th, 2015 @ 3:19am CST
No new comics incoming next week, but we do have a three-page preview for the next issue of IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise, as uploaded to iTunes (thanks, Mariel!), including a synopsis and group photos - check it out below! Note: This issue was meant to be released in November, but has been pushed back to mid-December.

Hot on the heels of completing their biggest mission ever, BUMBLEBEE and his team are hoping for a little downtime. Unfortunately… a sinister new DECEPTICON has other ideas—and it’s right back into full-throttle, 100%-adventure down the rip-roaring RID road!


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Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1746063)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2015 @ 7:10pm CST
Anyone else notice the goof where Strongarm's word bubble points to Windblade while Windblade's points to Strongarm in that one panel? Whoops.
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1746226)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 6th, 2015 @ 8:24pm CST
Well that was a pretty big story jump! :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1747624)
Posted by Va'al on December 13th, 2015 @ 4:07am CST
Ready for the next IDW release for the Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series comic? Issue #5 is coming this week, and includes the first half of the final arc of the run, ending with issue #6 - what will happen to team Bumblebee, now that Steeljaw has his optics on them? Check out the full preview below.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #5
Georgia Ball (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)
Hot on the heels of completing their biggest mission ever, BUMBLEBEE and his team are hoping for a little downtime. Unfortunately… a sinister new DECEPTICON has other ideas—and it’s right back into full-throttle, 100%-adventure down the rip-roaring RID road!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
Set in the world of the TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE animated series on Cartoon Network!
All-new stories, all-new art, all new excitement!


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Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1747630)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on December 13th, 2015 @ 5:42am CST
"Yibba Yibba" :KREMZEEK:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1747788)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 13th, 2015 @ 10:36pm CST
Adorable little squirrel. yippa yippa :lol: :lol: looking forward to this. Poor Steeljaw: damaged ego :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1748264)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 16th, 2015 @ 5:59am CST
My name is...
(Spoiler free-ish)


Synopsis
Hot on the heels of completing their biggest mission ever, BUMBLEBEE and his team are hoping for a little downtime. Unfortunately… a sinister new DECEPTICON has other ideas—and it’s right back into full-throttle, 100%-adventure down the rip-roaring RID road!

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Ring-a-ding-ding-dinga-ding-ding-dong!


Story
Picking up after season 1 of the Robots in Disguise cartoon, this comic gives us a little look at what has happened since the big finale. We’ve got some fun looks at what the team is now trying to do after defeating a great evil, and we even see some nice character interaction. And of course we see Sideswipe ridiculing Bee for his speech patterns, but that should not be spoilerish by now.

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Business as usual ‘round here


On the flip side, Steeljaw once again finds himself abandoned and in need of assistance, and he finds some in very surprising ways and places. Who knew that so many years after prime, we would get some callbacks, and even some inside jokes for those who love a good nameless drone?

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But where’s Gary???


Art
Art duties for the issue are taken up by both Priscilla Tramontano & Travis Sengaus, with inks being provided by a large cast including John-Paul Bove, Josh Burcham, Joana Lafuente, & Priscilla Tramontano. Inks are, as usual, provided by Tom B. Long, and despite the mix of artists and colorists, we get an issue that really has uniform shape and beauty, and no real difference between the art. But the one thing that stood out for me: Steeljaw’s nose is a thing of beauty!

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Cranky old wolf


Not to mention the fact that there are some awesome slashes and hacks going on here. The quiet, peaceful moments and the times of chaos and destruction are all beautiful in their own way, and the issue overall carries on the proud tradition of good art RiD had given us.

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SQUIRREL!!!!!


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Overall, the issue was quite good. Not as big as it could be, but still impressive nonetheless. Afterall, we are picking up in the aftermath of season 1, so it’s hard to get the ball rolling again. At least Bee found and likes his new rollout call, and at least Grimlock is trying to find some new disguises. As the first issue in a new series of books, it starts off well, and it has a nice setup for the remainder of this series that has looked and performed really well story wise.

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CHOOOOO-CHOOOOOO!!!!


Overall, not bad, and this certainly has the potential for a great storyline to come.

.:BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1748295)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 16th, 2015 @ 9:50am CST
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STEVE!!!
Re: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4 Full Preview (1748324)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 16th, 2015 @ 1:42pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Image

STEVE!!!

I had really been hoping for a Gary :BOT:

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