Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 4:32am CST

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Along with the other books out this week from IDW Publishing, we also have a preview of the fifth volume in their Transformers Collection under Phase Two! Collecting the stories from More Than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise, plus Transformers: Primacy, you can check it out below.

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 5
Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, James Roberts (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Dheeraj Verma, Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, James Raiz (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made in, Primacy. On current Cybertron, Shockwave sets into motion a long-gestating plan but Soundwave, now commander of the Decepticons, confronts him in the ancient Crystal City. On the Lost Light, Rodimus leads his crew to the gates of heaven–or something much worse as larger forces close in and an ancient plan is reaching fruition. Collects Transformers: Primacy, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #19–22, and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #17–22.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 344 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-844-1

Bullet points:
The absolute best way to enjoy the depth of IDW’s TRANSFORMERS line.


Transformers News: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Transformers News: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Transformers News: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Transformers News: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Transformers News: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Transformers News: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

Transformers News: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5

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Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1867528)
Posted by Kurona on March 18th, 2017 @ 10:14am CDT
Juuuust gonna put this here. It's a pretty great deal!

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Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1904506)
Posted by Kurona on August 15th, 2017 @ 4:40pm CDT
Thanks to a listing on Amazon.com, we can happily bring the news that the Transformers IDW Collection Phase 2 is continuing with a seventh volume! Volume 7 collects Issues #28-34 of More Than Meets The Eye and issues #28-34 of Robots in Disguise. As a quick reminder to our viewers, these are the issues following on from the Dark Cybertron crossover; featuring Megatron coming in command of the Lost Light as an Autobot and Optimus Prime heading to Earth to smooth things over and come to blows with new Decepticon leader Galvatron. Retailing for $50, check out the listing as linked in the image below and tell us what you think in the forums!


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Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1911774)
Posted by Bounti76 on September 19th, 2017 @ 12:37am CDT
Thanks to an updated listing on Amazon.com, we now have the cover art for Phase 2, Vol. 7 of the IDW Collection. This collection contains issues 28-34 of both Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. Due to be released on March 27, 2018 in hardback form, the cover features Megatron in the same art style as the previous Phase 2 collections; appropriate, as these are the issues where Autobot Megatron joins the Lost Light! Will you be pre-ordering this volume? Let us know in the Energon Pub Forums!

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Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1911781)
Posted by Kurona on September 19th, 2017 @ 4:47am CDT
Odd it uses one of his during-war designs rather than the one he took on the Lost Light without juxtaposition.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1911792)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on September 19th, 2017 @ 8:23am CDT
Called it.

Also, can anyone confirm whether these are a good deal or not? I think they are, considering they're hardcover, but I can't tell.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1911811)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 19th, 2017 @ 9:35am CDT
I was interested in picking some of these up to read through since I got tired of buying the individual series and not knowing where and when different miniseries took place, so I thought this would be a good way to get items in order and catch up, but then I noticed vol two of both phase 1 and phase 2 seems to be out of print.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1911828)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on September 19th, 2017 @ 11:57am CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:I was interested in picking some of these up to read through since I got tired of buying the individual series and not knowing where and when different miniseries took place, so I thought this would be a good way to get items in order and catch up, but then I noticed vol two of both phase 1 and phase 2 seems to be out of print.


As for phase 1, try the compendium, which collects phase 1 volumes 1 and 2, published in 2016.
With phase 2, have you tried Amazon? It usually tells me more are on the way with IDW stuff (can't check now).

[EDIT - Removed strange face that was not supposed to be there)
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1911830)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 19th, 2017 @ 12:08pm CDT
Phase 2 vol 2 on Amazon, and now that I looked again, they want $100 Plus.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1911912)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on September 19th, 2017 @ 11:03pm CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:Phase 2 vol 2 on Amazon, and now that I looked again, they want $100 Plus.

I see... I would get the trade paperbacks for RiD and MTMTE, and get the Spotlights (And Autocracy) on ComiXology or another digital site. I did something similar with Furman's work. If you can, wait for the sales on comiXology, as they seem to occur fairly frequently.
That's what I would do.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1912050)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 20th, 2017 @ 2:35pm CDT
I'm not a big fan of digital comics, since it hurts my eyes after a short time when I read them. I still like physical copies. I mean ultimately its not going to bother me if I don't get to read the stuff,I've gone years without with only a couple of times I've questioned what somethign was about because it was a comic only thing.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1936027)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 5th, 2018 @ 4:31am CST
Some time ago I completed 'Phase One' of the HC Collection. It started off so well with Simon Furman's -Ations, Spotlights, Megatron: Origin etc and then the quality began to drop. First with McCarthy and later the all time low of Costa (Although Space Opera was a welcome highlight there).

Now as I read exclusively through trades, I accept I am often months to years behind. I'm patient, it doesn't bother me. That said the general chatter I heard around the (then) RiD and MTMTE did concern me.
I've never been a fan of retcons and given how thorough Furman had been in laying down the foundations of the IDWverse, what I was hearing especially with characterisation, had me concerned. Long dead now, but I really liked the idea of Ultra Magnus as "Judge Dredd in Space".

So I bit the bullet and bought Phase Two vol.1, to continue the collection. Although the renumbering does mess with the prior aesthetic of the other books.. But I digress. So after reading that volume, my concerns were justified. So far removed from expectation it wasn't even funny. I actually sold the book on and cut my loses with 'Phase One' vol.8 and left IDWverse behind.
Better to read Origin, the original Spotlights etc than forcing regressive humanising traits on previously established characters and lore.

And that's why for many years, I once more quit Transformers. The second time since Beast Machines ended.


Rodimus Knight wrote:Phase 2 vol 2 on Amazon, and now that I looked again, they want $100 Plus.



A little late but try Book Depository. They are who I bought the IDW Collection from and more often than not the prices are more reasonable than Amazon.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1947198)
Posted by Va'al on March 20th, 2018 @ 4:15am CDT
Out this month from IDW Publishing is the seventh volume in the hardcover IDW Collection of Transformers comics (in the branch known as Phase 2) as we have reached More Than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise 28 to 34, after the events of Dark Cybertron and the beginning of Dawn of the Autobots. Check it out below!

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 7
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Atilio Rojo (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. But the crew of the Lost Light isn't so eager to follow his orders and, as is always the case, past decisions will come back to haunt them. Plus, The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what is bringing them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? And GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here! Collects issues #28–34 of More Than Meets The Eye and #28–34 of Robots In Disguise.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 340 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-149-6

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for March release!
· The IDW Collection gives completionists every last issue and makes sure beginners have everything they need to get started.


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Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1947201)
Posted by KVO Prime on March 20th, 2018 @ 4:35am CDT
MY BODY IS READY :michaelbay:
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1947206)
Posted by Agent 53 on March 20th, 2018 @ 5:55am CDT
Does anyone else think that a red eyed scowling evil looking Megatron is not really appropriate during a time that Megatron is reformed and trying to gain redemption? But still looking forward to this, the IDW continuity was on it's way toward Dark Cybertron by the time I jumped on so these books are a good way to collect large swaths of the story at once.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1947436)
Posted by Tresob on March 21st, 2018 @ 3:18pm CDT
What is going on with Megatron's head? Did a bird poop on him? Is that why he is so angry?
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1949476)
Posted by Va'al on March 31st, 2018 @ 3:28am CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Grimlocktimus has dropped us a note regarding a new pre-order listing on online retailerAmazon.com, for another IDW Publishing Transformers Phase Two Collection volume, due in December 2018.

The book, which currently features no cover art, but expect Marcelo Matere or Sara Pitre Durocher to provide one in the near future, will include More Than Meets the Eye 35-40, Robots in Disguise 35-38, the one-shot Punishment, and the Drift mini-series Empire of Stone. Currently priced at $49.99, you can place an order here!

Presenting IDW's Transformers comics in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series! It's everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want.

Rodimus leads a team of Autobots into Cybertron's past, pursuing the Decepticon double-agent Brainstorm who plans on killing Orion Pax before he can become Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Prowl is left in command gathering his allies, the Constructicons, to search for the one human he holds a grudge against, Spike Witwicky. Then, Drift returns! After leaving the Autobots in disgrace, he's now alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy.

Collects Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye issues #35-40, Transformers: Robots in Disguise issues #35-38, Transformers: Punishment, and Transformers: Drift - Empire of Stone.
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1949795)
Posted by Grimlocktimus on April 1st, 2018 @ 10:31am CDT
Is it weird to be proud of having submitted news getting featured?... I just live this site and think it's awesome
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1949816)
Posted by Va'al on April 1st, 2018 @ 12:55pm CDT
Grimlocktimus wrote:Is it weird to be proud of having submitted news getting featured?... I just live this site and think it's awesome


Thank you for sending the notification through! We always appreciate the help. :D
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1951117)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on April 5th, 2018 @ 11:03pm CDT
So... I was going to get the Dinobot, Drift, and Windblade TPB’s instead of these last three (already have Dark Cybertron from way back when I tried IDW the first time), but I’m not entirely sure. Does anyone that’s read these comics have any thoughts or advice?
Re: Preview of Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 5 (1951146)
Posted by Va'al on April 6th, 2018 @ 2:45am CDT
If your plan is to have a nice, uniform display, the IDW Collection are great volumes for that sort of thing. I'm more of a trade paperback reader, so would personally recommend the TPBs instead.

By those three you mention, do you mean the collected works for each of those characters? If not, there are recent TPB collections that include pretty much all recent stories about all three (and again, I think that's what you're referring to!).

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