iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9

iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9

Friday, September 1st, 2017 6:41am CDT

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We have another three-page preview for you today, courtesy of iTunes, and this time for IDW Publishing's Transformers: Lost Light #9! The story continues on Troja Major, and in the pages mirrored below...

All sides converge on Troja Major as the race to unlock the secrets of a unique Cybertronian reaches its desperate, violent conclusion. As old secrets are revealed, Nautica must pay the ultimate price-by resorting to the ultimate currency.


Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9

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Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907898)
Posted by ScottyP on September 1st, 2017 @ 8:11am CDT
And after the three pages featuring the world's saddest Velocity, it turns out it's the reader who has feelings to spare.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907904)
Posted by Randomhero on September 1st, 2017 @ 8:28am CDT
My feelings are : yeah this a story up there with the charisma leeches, scavengers intro and Swearth as arcs I literally don't care about
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907908)
Posted by Kurona on September 1st, 2017 @ 8:47am CDT
Aside from THE FEELS I'm getting, I'm curious what race Mengel is if not Cybertronian. They mentioned she's 'warm-wired', and I doubt we'll get more info on what is probably an irrelevant species, but I'm interested nonetheless.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907909)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on September 1st, 2017 @ 8:57am CDT
Kurona wrote:Aside from THE FEELS I'm getting, I'm curious what race Mengel is if not Cybertronian. They mentioned she's 'warm-wired', and I doubt we'll get more info on what is probably an irrelevant species, but I'm interested nonetheless.

Bottom page, first bubble: she's a Catharsian
what that actually means I've no idea, though it's presumably derived from "catharsis" which is definitely appropriate given then themes of this story...
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907920)
Posted by Randomhero on September 1st, 2017 @ 9:33am CDT
ArmadaPrime wrote:
Kurona wrote:Aside from THE FEELS I'm getting, I'm curious what race Mengel is if not Cybertronian. They mentioned she's 'warm-wired', and I doubt we'll get more info on what is probably an irrelevant species, but I'm interested nonetheless.

Bottom page, first bubble: she's a Catharsian
what that actually means I've no idea, though it's presumably derived from "catharsis" which is definitely appropriate given then themes of this story...



It means it's another robot race. That's all. There's dozens of them. Some are possible colonies like the now extinct ardurians and others like some we've seen as part of Roms organization are just robots
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907928)
Posted by ricemazter on September 1st, 2017 @ 9:56am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
ArmadaPrime wrote:
Kurona wrote:Aside from THE FEELS I'm getting, I'm curious what race Mengel is if not Cybertronian. They mentioned she's 'warm-wired', and I doubt we'll get more info on what is probably an irrelevant species, but I'm interested nonetheless.

Bottom page, first bubble: she's a Catharsian
what that actually means I've no idea, though it's presumably derived from "catharsis" which is definitely appropriate given then themes of this story...



It means it's another robot race. That's all. There's dozens of them. Some are possible colonies like the now extinct ardurians and others like some we've seen as part of Roms organization are just robots


I wish her design was actually different from a Cybertronian's. As a mechanical race, she looks like every other robot in the story. The stentarians were cool and had their own visual aesthetic, but I wouldn't have known Mengel was a different species had the comic not told me.

Also, she's called Mengel? Really? Why not just call her I.M. McBadguy?
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907941)
Posted by Randomhero on September 1st, 2017 @ 11:39am CDT
Because we already had killmaster who's real name was also retarded
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907942)
Posted by ricemazter on September 1st, 2017 @ 11:46am CDT
Randomhero wrote:Because we already had killmaster who's real name was also retarded


At least killmaster was supposed to be stupid and it follows conventional transformer naming conventions, but I can't help but feel that Mengel is supposed to be clever or something. Like, it would've actually been better to just call her death angel.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907954)
Posted by WreckerJack on September 1st, 2017 @ 12:37pm CDT
That orange dude must be Swindle's creepy cousin.

I think Lost Light has balancing issues. I really do like cute stories now and then but too many of them doesn't feel genuine. It's the main adventure stories that give the "feelsy" ones meaning.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907965)
Posted by Randomhero on September 1st, 2017 @ 2:07pm CDT
ricemazter wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Because we already had killmaster who's real name was also retarded


At least killmaster was supposed to be stupid and it follows conventional transformer naming conventions, but I can't help but feel that Mengel is supposed to be clever or something. Like, it would've actually been better to just call her death angel.



It's probably Greek or Latin or something like that.

That's Roberts. He tries to make up clever unique names and it just tubs out to be a Greek or Latin word.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907967)
Posted by SureShot18 on September 1st, 2017 @ 2:18pm CDT
The only thing I'm not a fan of for this mini-arc, which also happens to be the main-ish plot, is the attempt to bring Skids back. Don't get me wrong I really like Skids, but I'm of thought that if a character dies they should stay dead. My hope is that it resolves with Skids not returning and Nautica realizing she needs to move on and cherish him as he was. It would definitely make for a much better lesson than comic book revival fan-service.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907968)
Posted by Kurona on September 1st, 2017 @ 2:25pm CDT
Given how this preview's gone, I get a strong feeling he's not actually coming back. Something along those lines seems bound to happen, Sureshot.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907972)
Posted by ricemazter on September 1st, 2017 @ 2:42pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
ricemazter wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Because we already had killmaster who's real name was also retarded


At least killmaster was supposed to be stupid and it follows conventional transformer naming conventions, but I can't help but feel that Mengel is supposed to be clever or something. Like, it would've actually been better to just call her death angel.



It's probably Greek or Latin or something like that.

That's Roberts. He tries to make up clever unique names and it just tubs out to be a Greek or Latin word.


Ok, I actually bothered to look it up. The closest thing I could find was Mengel as an old German surname that derives from another, older German word for trader or peddler. It's still German, which doesn't dispel my original thought about what Roberts' might be referencing.

I'm fine with latin/greek names. They sound find while still conforming to transformers naming conventions in a way that better explains what a character is all about. I especially like, Trepan.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907992)
Posted by Randomhero on September 1st, 2017 @ 4:12pm CDT
It's fine once in a while but sometimes it's just annoying because some of that stuff is straight from our own culture that would not be used as names for aliens.

Like Don Figueroa used to write the Japanese names of transformers or just transformers in Japanese on the side of Cybertron cities as an Easter egg. That's a language man. A human language. That just looks ridiculous
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1907996)
Posted by SureShot18 on September 1st, 2017 @ 5:10pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Given how this preview's gone, I get a strong feeling he's not actually coming back. Something along those lines seems bound to happen, Sureshot.

Yeah you're right, Mengel doesn't seem to be good and honest type. I Didn't get around to saying it when the last issue came out so I figured I'd throw the opinion out there now.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1908002)
Posted by Randomhero on September 1st, 2017 @ 6:37pm CDT
SureShot18 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Given how this preview's gone, I get a strong feeling he's not actually coming back. Something along those lines seems bound to happen, Sureshot.

Yeah you're right, Mengel doesn't seem to be good and honest type. I Didn't get around to saying it when the last issue came out so I figured I'd throw the opinion out there now.



If that is honestly the case than I see this story going as:

Natica finally learns to let skids go. As her and Lotty leave, Mengel yells from the door "wait! You forgot his brain!" natica says "I don't need it now" and the last page Skids is revived by Mengel without a anyone knowing because they've left.

Please for the love of god don't let it be that cliche
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1908003)
Posted by Ballistic90 on September 1st, 2017 @ 6:46pm CDT
ricemazter wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
ricemazter wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Because we already had killmaster who's real name was also retarded


At least killmaster was supposed to be stupid and it follows conventional transformer naming conventions, but I can't help but feel that Mengel is supposed to be clever or something. Like, it would've actually been better to just call her death angel.



It's probably Greek or Latin or something like that.

That's Roberts. He tries to make up clever unique names and it just tubs out to be a Greek or Latin word.


Ok, I actually bothered to look it up. The closest thing I could find was Mengel as an old German surname that derives from another, older German word for trader or peddler. It's still German, which doesn't dispel my original thought about what Roberts' might be referencing.

I'm fine with latin/greek names. They sound find while still conforming to transformers naming conventions in a way that better explains what a character is all about. I especially like, Trepan.


Seriously? Everyone, it's a reference to the Nazi doctor:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1908006)
Posted by WreckerJack on September 1st, 2017 @ 8:05pm CDT
Well, that's just cringe. Also they have the same toothgap thing...ugh.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1908032)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 1st, 2017 @ 10:19pm CDT
Ballistic90 wrote:Seriously? Everyone, it's a reference to the Nazi doctor:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele
That was my first thought as well. But IIRC, Shockwave was already compared to and/or modeled after Dr. Mengele due to his experiments, though I'm not sure which writer started that.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #9 (1908041)
Posted by ricemazter on September 1st, 2017 @ 10:46pm CDT
Ballistic90 wrote:
ricemazter wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
ricemazter wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Because we already had killmaster who's real name was also retarded


At least killmaster was supposed to be stupid and it follows conventional transformer naming conventions, but I can't help but feel that Mengel is supposed to be clever or something. Like, it would've actually been better to just call her death angel.



It's probably Greek or Latin or something like that.

That's Roberts. He tries to make up clever unique names and it just tubs out to be a Greek or Latin word.


Ok, I actually bothered to look it up. The closest thing I could find was Mengel as an old German surname that derives from another, older German word for trader or peddler. It's still German, which doesn't dispel my original thought about what Roberts' might be referencing.

I'm fine with latin/greek names. They sound find while still conforming to transformers naming conventions in a way that better explains what a character is all about. I especially like, Trepan.


Seriously? Everyone, it's a reference to the Nazi doctor:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele


That's what I originally thought, hence my references to death angel/angel of death, as he would become known. Though, I did want to give Roberts the benefit of the doubt that it might be something a bit more clever (forgot about the tooth gap, though). I didn't say it outright because I didn't think it entirely appropriate to start talking too extensively about high profile Nazis on a transformers fan site. Thank you for ripping off that band aid in all sincerity.

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