Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 1:05am CDT

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The second piece of preview news from IDW Publishing is the first actual issue of the new ongoing title Transformers: Robots in Disguise, based on the current animated series (though diverging from it a little). Check out a three-page peek at it below, mirrored via the iTunes page!

GO TEAM 'BEE! BUMBLEBEE leads an all-star team of AUTOBOTS to Earth to find rogue DECEPTICONS... but in this all-new story based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, they find more than... they bargained for! (You thought we were going to say "meets the eye," didn't you?


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1704511)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 30th, 2015 @ 1:06am CDT
My First Blaster! :KREMZEEK: :lol:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1704589)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 30th, 2015 @ 8:47am CDT
A little guy with little hands using....MY FIRST BLASTER!!! YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1704897)
Posted by Starsaber468 on June 30th, 2015 @ 10:31pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:A little guy with little hands using....MY FIRST BLASTER!!! YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! :BOT:

Lol it has Me first blaster instead of my first blaster
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1704921)
Posted by Flashwave on June 30th, 2015 @ 11:14pm CDT
I knew I recognized that gun!

Awesome looking series. Can't wait for the Free Comic Book Day version to hit Comixology. (Or has it already?). Comic Grimlock reminds me somewhat of Hobbes. (Yes, the tiger). Don't know exaqctly why, but he does.

Starsaber468 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:A little guy with little hands using....MY FIRST BLASTER!!! YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! :BOT:

Lol it has Me first blaster instead of my first blaster


No it doesn't??
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1705005)
Posted by Starsaber468 on July 1st, 2015 @ 8:00am CDT
Flashwave wrote:I knew I recognized that gun!

Awesome looking series. Can't wait for the Free Comic Book Day version to hit Comixology. (Or has it already?). Comic Grimlock reminds me somewhat of Hobbes. (Yes, the tiger). Don't know exaqctly why, but he does.

Starsaber468 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:A little guy with little hands using....MY FIRST BLASTER!!! YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! :BOT:

Lol it has Me first blaster instead of my first blaster


No it doesn't??

Oops i was wrkng it does say My first blaster
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1710687)
Posted by Va'al on July 18th, 2015 @ 2:23am CDT
News for the weekend, thanks to Newsarama posting their previews of next week's IDW Publishing Transformers comics - starting with the first issue of the parallel series to the animated tv series Robots in Disguise. Check out the full preview below, and come back next week for a quick review of this younger reader series!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #1—SPOTLIGHT
Georgia Ball (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)
GO TEAM ’BEE! BUMBLEBEE leads an all-star team of AUTOBOTS to Earth to find rogue DECEPTICONS… but in this all-new story based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, they find more than… they bargained for! (You thought we were going to say “meets the eye,” didn’t you?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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One of Five Featured First issues in July! One every week!
As seen on Free Comic Book Day!


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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1710721)
Posted by Jack Hallows on July 18th, 2015 @ 8:24am CDT
haha, how'd be get his hands on Swerve's "My First Blaster".
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1711281)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 19th, 2015 @ 4:49pm CDT
Still love My First Blaster. They need to make that thing official. I want one that works with generations guys! :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712734)
Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2015 @ 7:43am CDT
(Top of the) DINOPILE!
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
GO TEAM ’BEE! BUMBLEBEE leads an all-star team of AUTOBOTS to Earth to find rogue DECEPTICONS… but in this all-new story based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, they find more than… they bargained for! (You thought we were going to say “meets the eye,” didn’t you?)

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DINOPILE


Story

After the Free Comic Book Day almost one-off issue by John Barber, new writer Georgia Ball has taken on the task of keeping this series up and going, with a new angle on the almost over first seasons of the new animated show Transformers: Robots in Disguise. And the angle is probably the closest we'll ever get to some continuity with Prime - but how does the rest of the series look with its first issue down? Read on!

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Good old days


What readers need to keep in mind is that this comic series is aimed at a very similar target audience as the cartoon, and will not be playing into the wider TFverse that most of the other IDW titles are exploring right now. That said, the vibrancy and humour of the series is deftly transposed from screen to page, even with the monster of the week formula that only worked for so long in the show.

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Genericon #1234


What Ball's writing brings, along with some really silly jokes (which I loved, I won't lie), is also an interesting look, perhaps even better than the show did, at Bumblebee's discomfort with his position as leader, the unruliness of his 'team' - and the feeling of utter betrayal arising from the final scenes in the book.


Art

A lot of the work done by Ball's script, both on the lighthearted and serious sides of the coin, is wonderfully heightened by Priscilla Tramontano's excellent visual rendition, showcasing a variety of expressions, body language interactions, panel dispositions and layouts, and just a general sense of *fun*!

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Is it..?


Tramontano's colours, too, are sleek, stunning and fun, the characters are fun, are obviously having fun, and so is the artist/colourist! We get references to the wider IDWverse (with MTMTE's My First Blaster making an appearance early on in the issue), and some always excellent lettering from Tom B. Long, who can play around with a lot more sounds than usual. And two great tone-catching covers, by Tramontano and Travis Sengaus/Josh Burcham (thumbnailed).


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Given the target audience, the timescale of the comic compared to the show, and what the FBCD issue had set up, this is an excellent debut for a younger reader series, one that ensures to keep the light side of the dynamics between the characters on the show, pokes some fun around at things, and includes the excellent Grimlock and running gags - including the no-nonsense general recap - without driving them into the ground.

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The Decepticon sticker! The Blaster! The teeth!


Ball and Tramontano are set to bring a fresher look at some of the moanings of the older readership, with the ending of both issue #0 and #1 just enough to keep us intrigued while the actual target fully revel in the (I'm running out of words to say) fun! Worth picking up for a new reader, for the art direction and colours, and always worth it for the bouncing dialogue, . And dinobot.

. :G2BOT: :G2BOT: :G2BOT: :G2BOT: out of :G2BOT: :G2BOT: :G2BOT: :G2BOT: :G2BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712750)
Posted by ScottyP on July 24th, 2015 @ 8:28am CDT
Some additional fun Easter Eggs along with the MFB, particularly cool is the team playing "Return of Convoy" on the last page.

Also, app code inside the book that unlocks a "Cybertron Underbite" in the game, which is just Underbite with a slightly different color scheme, but it's still a neat touch. Wonder if that will keep up as a thing in further issues?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712798)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 24th, 2015 @ 10:50am CDT
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Optimus smiling?!

Arcee making a silly face?!

Was Bee high on Synth En when he recollected this??!?!?!?!?!??!
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712953)
Posted by Deadput on July 24th, 2015 @ 4:43pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Optimus smiling?!

Arcee making a silly face?!

Was Bee high on Synth En when he recollected this??!?!?!?!?!??!




What are you talking about?




Optimus smiles quite a bit on Prime not every episode but he does smile.





Arcee is just smiling i don't know how your seeing a silly face but if smiling counts a s silly now then I don't know.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712954)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2015 @ 4:46pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Arcee is just smiling i don't know how your seeing a silly face but if smiling counts a s silly now then I don't know.
She has her tongue sticking out.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712955)
Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2015 @ 4:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Arcee is just smiling i don't know how your seeing a silly face but if smiling counts a s silly now then I don't know.
She has her tongue sticking out.


I believe it's just her lower lip, actually.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712962)
Posted by Deadput on July 24th, 2015 @ 5:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Arcee is just smiling i don't know how your seeing a silly face but if smiling counts a s silly now then I don't know.
She has her tongue sticking out.




Nope its lipstick such as her redesign says

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712964)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2015 @ 5:29pm CDT
Then them's sure some goofy big pink lips that she never had in show.

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1712969)
Posted by Deadput on July 24th, 2015 @ 5:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Then them's sure some goofy big pink lips that she never had in show.




Rid redesigns just like Bumblebee on that cover.



Just creative license or whatever its called.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1714315)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 29th, 2015 @ 12:38pm CDT
HA! Quite a fun little read. Gotta say: I'm liking the show and the comic. It's no Prime, but I love it for what it is :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1716195)
Posted by SlyTF1 on August 6th, 2015 @ 4:05pm CDT
Are the comics connected to the show or not?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 iTunes Preview (1716196)
Posted by Va'al on August 6th, 2015 @ 4:13pm CDT
Tangentially, and only one way - the show direct the comics, not the other way round.
(What with the series being over and done for its first season, this should not come as a surprise, really.)

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