Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview

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Via the regular iTunes update - courtesy of IDW digital assistant Mariel Romero - we have a sneak preview of the upcoming landmark #50 issue for the ongoing The Transformers series! Starting the All Hail Optimus storyline, you can check out the first three pages below, and head back for a full preview soon (as MTMTE will not be out until March, according to Previews World, while this book will be released next week).

ALL HAIL OPTIMUS—PART 1! Backed by an army of zealous followers, OPTIMUS PRIME declares Earth to be a part of CYBERTRON’S Council of Worlds—and the DECEPTICONS and the people of Earth don’t won’t take it laying down! The story starts here, but the repercussions will last forever.


Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #50 Discussion Thread

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #50 Discussion Thread

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #50 Discussion Thread

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767562)
Posted by Va'al on February 18th, 2016 @ 4:10am CST
I am mostly excited about Bob.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767609)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 18th, 2016 @ 9:25am CST
Bob is awesome, and he shall save the day! But really though, I am excited to see him again. Love the little dude :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767621)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 18th, 2016 @ 10:08am CST
I'm happy with how Optimus is being portrayed. I mean, WE all know his intentions are good, but I love how his speech is almost demagogueish. He's bringing Earth into the council of worlds because he feels that Earth is incapable of governing itself, and that he needs to be the one to usher in a new cosmic era.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767624)
Posted by Shuttershock on February 18th, 2016 @ 10:20am CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:I'm happy with how Optimus is being portrayed. I mean, WE all know his intentions are good, but I love how his speech is almost demagogueish. He's bringing Earth into the council of worlds because he feels that Earth is incapable of governing itself, and that he needs to be the one to usher in a new cosmic era.


Then again, considering the idiocy and incompetence the humans in EX-RID have shown thus far, this may not be a bad idea.

It'd be funny to see cults of Optimus popping up now, a la Nolan's Superman.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767627)
Posted by MrBlack on February 18th, 2016 @ 10:41am CST
Shuttershock wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:I'm happy with how Optimus is being portrayed. I mean, WE all know his intentions are good, but I love how his speech is almost demagogueish. He's bringing Earth into the council of worlds because he feels that Earth is incapable of governing itself, and that he needs to be the one to usher in a new cosmic era.


Then again, considering the idiocy and incompetence the humans in EX-RID have shown thus far, this may not be a bad idea.

It'd be funny to see cults of Optimus popping up now, a la Nolan's Superman.

I understand realpolitik and all, but agreeing to an alliance with the Decepitcons was a truly boneheaded idea. Skywatch may have been ticked that Jazz destroyed their Cybertronian tech, but it's hard to weigh that more heavily than ATTEMPTED GENOCIDE.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767643)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 18th, 2016 @ 12:22pm CST
Sure yeah, but the Decepticons went to the people in charge, and Soundwave bartered an alliance with the military and corporate leaders of the series. Instead, Optimus has just hacked into the global communications network and said "you guys cant do it yourselves, I have to help you advance." He's not giving them a choice.

Granted, the Decepticons only real offered "choice" was "help us or we'll kill you all and take ur stuff." But it's that illusion of choosing their own fate that makes the humans more inclined to side with the Cons in this instance.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767654)
Posted by Randomhero on February 18th, 2016 @ 1:02pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Sure yeah, but the Decepticons went to the people in charge, and Soundwave bartered an alliance with the military and corporate leaders of the series. Instead, Optimus has just hacked into the global communications network and said "you guys cant do it yourselves, I have to help you advance." He's not giving them a choice.

Granted, the Decepticons only real offered "choice" was "help us or we'll kill you all and take ur stuff." But it's that illusion of choosing their own fate that makes the humans more inclined to side with the Cons in this instance.


Soundwaves plan was peace. Galvatrons is slaughter everyone and take it all. Wasn't it Brawl that said to needlenose in the last issue "let's go kills some humans"
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767655)
Posted by Shuttershock on February 18th, 2016 @ 1:13pm CST
Randomhero wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Sure yeah, but the Decepticons went to the people in charge, and Soundwave bartered an alliance with the military and corporate leaders of the series. Instead, Optimus has just hacked into the global communications network and said "you guys cant do it yourselves, I have to help you advance." He's not giving them a choice.

Granted, the Decepticons only real offered "choice" was "help us or we'll kill you all and take ur stuff." But it's that illusion of choosing their own fate that makes the humans more inclined to side with the Cons in this instance.


Soundwaves plan was peace. Galvatrons is slaughter everyone and take it all. Wasn't it Brawl that said to needlenose in the last issue "let's go kills some humans"


Galvatron is first and foremost a conqueror. That's the age he lived through, and when there was nothing else to conquer on Cybertron, he was happy to aid in Nova's imperialist plans. Now that he's back from the un-life of the Dead Universe, he's gravitated back to what he loves. He's like a force of nature, fighting for the love of fighting.

It's unsurprising that Cons like Brawl who use Decepticonism as an excuse to pillage and burn sided with him over Soundwave's original vision of Decepticonism.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767665)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:01pm CST
Soundwave did have a true vision and still has that vision and wants peace, but yes Galvatron is the conqueror, so he will not settle for Soundwave, and he will not be bossed around.
And Optimus trying to be the good guy here definitely makes for the double meaning to the humans, and considering the reveals of the last few issues, I think EDC will actually work some with the autobots, considering they now know all the cons schemes behind them.
And, lest we forget: Jazz (the bot who killed a cop) and Sunstreaker (the one responsible for the mass genocide in the first place) are not both back on Earth, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with that :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767668)
Posted by Shuttershock on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:10pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Soundwave did have a true vision and still has that vision and wants peace, but yes Galvatron is the conqueror, so he will not settle for Soundwave, and he will not be bossed around.
And Optimus trying to be the good guy here definitely makes for the double meaning to the humans, and considering the reveals of the last few issues, I think EDC will actually work some with the autobots, considering they now know all the cons schemes behind them.
And, lest we forget: Jazz (the bot who killed a cop) and Sunstreaker (the one responsible for the mass genocide in the first place) are not both back on Earth, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with that :BOT:


Plus, Galvatron may or may not have just burned Soundwave's bridge with the humans, so one wonders what the fate of that and the Jupiter colony will be?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767671)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:19pm CST
Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Soundwave did have a true vision and still has that vision and wants peace, but yes Galvatron is the conqueror, so he will not settle for Soundwave, and he will not be bossed around.
And Optimus trying to be the good guy here definitely makes for the double meaning to the humans, and considering the reveals of the last few issues, I think EDC will actually work some with the autobots, considering they now know all the cons schemes behind them.
And, lest we forget: Jazz (the bot who killed a cop) and Sunstreaker (the one responsible for the mass genocide in the first place) are not both back on Earth, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with that :BOT:


Plus, Galvatron may or may not have just burned Soundwave's bridge with the humans, so one wonders what the fate of that and the Jupiter colony will be?

Especially with cons and ex-cons moved in already, not to mention Cosmos. I don't think Soundwave can win this one. Galvs just destroyed all he had to do.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel a Needlenose redemption story coming. Between Tracks and Sideswipe and their fates and Needlenose's parts in the last few stories, I feel that he may end up on some sort of redemption subplot :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767771)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on February 18th, 2016 @ 7:24pm CST
am i one of the few who read what lines Galvatron had in the preview in David Kaye's Armada Megatron Voice?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767783)
Posted by Shuttershock on February 18th, 2016 @ 7:43pm CST
Autobot tap out wrote:am i one of the few who read what lines Galvatron had in the preview in David Kaye's Armada Megatron Voice?


Maybe a bit harsher, but I can hear that. Kaye's Megatrons always seemed energetic and pleased with themselves, which matches Galvatron's battle gusto nicely.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767798)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 18th, 2016 @ 8:09pm CST
Autobot tap out wrote:am i one of the few who read what lines Galvatron had in the preview in David Kaye's Armada Megatron Voice?

I just did upon reading this, and it is very fitting. I see it and hear it. Wow... :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767855)
Posted by ScottyP on February 18th, 2016 @ 10:58pm CST
I see shades of Megatron's uprising against the senate in this. Well meaning, but reeks of a poor decision made by accidental hard-liners.

Then again, this is the "events happen" book so I expect the climax to be utterly disappointing :(

EDIT: Had to throw this in:

D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Autobot tap out wrote:am i one of the few who read what lines Galvatron had in the preview in David Kaye's Armada Megatron Voice?

I just did upon reading this, and it is very fitting. I see it and hear it. Wow... :BOT:

Holy (all the words we have filters for here). So true. Maybe Galvatron is truly dead, and Mesothulas is really serving, well, that one guy, yessss.

Image

Because the way this is written is the most support that theory may have ever had.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767860)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 19th, 2016 @ 1:11am CST
Anyone know why the comics are being delayed? MTMTE 50 was supposed to come out next week but has been delayed 2 weeks now I think. Any ideas? :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767861)
Posted by Madeus Prime on February 19th, 2016 @ 1:18am CST
Anybody notice Crasher? ;)
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767865)
Posted by Windsweeper on February 19th, 2016 @ 2:28am CST
Madeus Prime wrote:Anybody notice Crasher? ;)


Was about to ask the same thing.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767904)
Posted by MrBlack on February 19th, 2016 @ 8:56am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Anyone know why the comics are being delayed? MTMTE 50 was supposed to come out next week but has been delayed 2 weeks now I think. Any ideas? :BOT:

No clue. Even James Roberts mentioned on Twitter that he did not know what was causing the delay.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #50 iTunes Preview (1767907)
Posted by MrBlack on February 19th, 2016 @ 8:59am CST
The last page of the preview really makes me question Galvatron's acumen as a battlefield general. I understand that he has more troops than are shown in that picture, but they're up against TWO gestalts.

I can't see how this is going to end in anything other than a Decepticon retreat or slaughter.

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