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New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su

Transformers News: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su

Thursday, February 17th, 2022 11:31PM CST

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Looks like IDW wants to end on a high with their Transformers content. They have just announced a new 4 issue mini series written by Nick Roche and with E.J. Su as the main artist. That mini series is Last Bot Standing and it will start in May. Here are the details followed by a preview.

In Transformers: Last Bot Standing, the war for Cybertron is long over, yet what it started lingers at the edges of the universe and at the end of time. Readers will discover the planet Donnok, a world poised for an industrial revolution, just beginning to grasp mechanization. The planet’s future is forever changed when a shape-shifted robot from a dead civilization pays a visit.


Transformers News: New Comic Mini Series Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su

Transformers News: New Comic Mini Series Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su

Transformers News: New Comic Mini Series Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su

Transformers News: New Comic Mini Series Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su

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Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2127695)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on February 18th, 2022 @ 2:50am CST
Glad IDW is doing some kind of “License’s End” series at least. RIP IDW G2, may the next series last 10+ years
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2127706)
Posted by AshelehsA on February 18th, 2022 @ 8:46am CST
Looks like after 10,000 years Rodimus is free! It's time to conquer Donnok
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2127708)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 18th, 2022 @ 9:35am CST
AshelehsA wrote:Looks like after 10,000 years Rodimus is free! It's time to conquer Donnok


:lol: Now I'm picturing Rodimus with that voice...

Meanwhile, I'm intrigued. I like these kind of stories. Just a shame with IDW about to lose the license that they can't just finally release Legacy of Rust, too.
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2127716)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 18th, 2022 @ 1:31pm CST
I'm intrigued as well. When I saw the headline, my 1st thought was Please please don't be yet another Optimus story. By the looks of the silhouette thankfully it won't be.
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2127721)
Posted by partholon on February 18th, 2022 @ 2:04pm CST
its a poetic bow out for sure.

getting serious superman vibes off those preview pages.

be interesting to see what story Nick tells here, and its always nice to see EJ again.
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2127724)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on February 18th, 2022 @ 2:45pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
AshelehsA wrote:Looks like after 10,000 years Rodimus is free! It's time to conquer Donnok


:lol: Now I'm picturing Rodimus with that voice...

Meanwhile, I'm intrigued. I like these kind of stories. Just a shame with IDW about to lose the license that they can't just finally release Legacy of Rust, too.


Legacy of Rust! Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in years. At this point, why not?
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2127796)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 20th, 2022 @ 6:37am CST
Stormshot_Prime wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
AshelehsA wrote:Looks like after 10,000 years Rodimus is free! It's time to conquer Donnok


:lol: Now I'm picturing Rodimus with that voice...

Meanwhile, I'm intrigued. I like these kind of stories. Just a shame with IDW about to lose the license that they can't just finally release Legacy of Rust, too.


Legacy of Rust! Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in years. At this point, why not?


I've always thought there has been criminally little done within the entire franchise, regarding Punch/Counterpunch and Doubledealer. There is so much potential to be mined through them. A mindset to be explored and developed. IDWverse 1.0, while they did a decent job with Dealer in the Spotlights. Legacy of Rust will forever be the "we were going to do something with Punch, but didn't".
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2133228)
Posted by ScottyP on May 11th, 2022 @ 12:38pm CDT
Just picked up issue 1 and read it. Best TF comic I've read in years. Pacing has that signature momentum to it that Roche's stories have where the suspense reaches a crescendo, genuine surprises occur, things barely settle then a last page hook jabs you in the brain when you realize more isn't coming until next month.

The story so far feels, to me, like a challenge to the well-worn "alien robots land on a planet seeking refuge and/or resources" plot that's been done to death and I am so here for it.
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2135130)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 2nd, 2022 @ 8:14pm CDT
Picked up issue 1 myself with that sweet Alex Milne cover art. It was such a joy to read. It was a lot of fun! There is a lot of good stuff already in the book, and I am really looking forward to the other 3 issues.

This comic is continuing a trend where Rodimus is slowly becoming one of my favorite TF characters, across all continuities

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Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2135175)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 3rd, 2022 @ 3:56am CDT
Forgot this was coming out! Had to settle for Cover E for the first issue. Nabbed the other three issues though.
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2136026)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2022 @ 8:00pm CDT
I bought issue 2 of the comic and finally got to read it last night.

Man, this comic is super awesome. I love old man Rodimus and the way he is written. I haven't been this invested in a TF comic story since IDW2005 with the MTMTE story. It is a lot of fun, and very well written and drawn.

the character choice is also absolutely wonderful. I love seeing RiD2015 get love like this
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2136253)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 20th, 2022 @ 3:29pm CDT
Issue 1 & 2 arrived over the weekend. It is interesting. I like where this is in the Transformers timeline. Also that this isn't strictly IDW Rodimus. This could easily be OG Rodimus, who is a superior character. The MTMTE/LL iteration just wasn't a patch on the early Spotlight Hot Rod. Much like how Ultra Magnus was a significant downgrade.
An unusual use of a BW 2 character, too. No idea who the others are? But I don't think it will really matter soon enough. Given the premise. a solid 7/10 for the mini series so far.
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2136259)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 20th, 2022 @ 6:24pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Issue 1 & 2 arrived over the weekend. It is interesting. I like where this is in the Transformers timeline. Also that this isn't strictly IDW Rodimus. This could easily be OG Rodimus, who is a superior character. The MTMTE/LL iteration just wasn't a patch on the early Spotlight Hot Rod. Much like how Ultra Magnus was a significant downgrade.
An unusual use of a BW 2 character, too. No idea who the others are? But I don't think it will really matter soon enough. Given the premise. a solid 7/10 for the mini series so far.

If you are referring to Steeljaw's pack, I am super excited for the members of the team:

Steeljaw - RiD2015 Pack leader who hoped to be the next Megatron
Sharpclaw - his sister, original character made by Nick Roche's daughter
Override - Cybertron
Riotgear/Treadshock/Cyberwarp - All RiD2015 Galvatronus combiner limbs
Scylla/Moon - BWII
Wedge - RiD2001
Nitro/Vex - new characters
Lunaclub: Unite Warriors/JG1
the Veteran: going by issue 3 covers, this is Wheelie with only a head on wheels
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2136395)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 22nd, 2022 @ 2:23pm CDT
That's why I only recognised Moon (but not Wedge :-? ). I thought all the others were new characters. Aside from watching/sleeping though Siege. I hadn't watched a TF show since I tapped out of Prime.
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2144030)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 8th, 2022 @ 2:54pm CDT
So issue 4, was quite bittersweet.

I think by now, most comic fiction seems to end with Rodimus. This one does it well. Forgive me, but as noted above. The Antagonists may have been from other TF series, but they just didn't work for me. Steeljaw in particular, I just couldn't take seriously. A bot mode with a wolf face just looked silly.

Ultimately, I found this a fitting end to IDW's Transformers. Much in the same way as I found 'Peace' likewise for the Marvel Run. Roche managed to end this IDW run on a high. Considering the BW book and ongoing, that was quite an achievement. 9/10
Re: New Comic Mini Series Last Bot Standing Coming from Nick Roche and E.J. Su (2144050)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 8th, 2022 @ 6:06pm CDT
I really enjoyed the series, I have every intention of writing a series review when I have some time here. It was a really good read and had a lot of great things about it

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