Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview

Sunday, June 26th, 2016 9:15am CDT

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Courtesy of the iTunes page for the issue, we have the usual three-page preview of the upcoming Transformers: Till All Are One #2 from IDW Publishing. It looks like the first page is actually cut out, but you can take a look below before the full preview hits in a couple of weeks!

PANIC ON THE STREETS OF CYBERTRON! As STARSCREAM’S secret police continue on their rampage, IRONHIDE is caught between the BADGLESS and a population looking for retribution!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1800918)
Posted by BumbleDouche on June 26th, 2016 @ 2:19pm CDT
Is it just me, or is Obsidian's vehicle mode kinda dumb looking? It looks like Generations Scourge with some arbitrarily placed propeller blades, not very imaginative...
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1800920)
Posted by Kurona on June 26th, 2016 @ 2:25pm CDT
It looks kind of like they figured modelling him after Generations Scourge was a good idea, then at the last minute remembered what he originally transformed into.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1800974)
Posted by BumbleDouche on June 26th, 2016 @ 4:22pm CDT
Kurona wrote:It looks kind of like they figured modelling him after Generations Scourge was a good idea, then at the last minute remembered what he originally transformed into.


Yeah, exactly. Or there's a crummy, last-minute figure in the works from HasTak lol.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1800985)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 26th, 2016 @ 5:45pm CDT
Actually if anything, it looks like G2 Dreadwing by way of movie Mindwipe

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1800988)
Posted by Randomhero on June 26th, 2016 @ 6:05pm CDT
I honestly thought it was Dreadwing which made me go "what the Hell is going on?"
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1801496)
Posted by DeadCaL on June 28th, 2016 @ 2:32pm CDT
There's some nice use of 'camera' angles in this. Very dynamic.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803103)
Posted by Va'al on July 4th, 2016 @ 2:49am CDT
This week we see another issue of the new IDW Publishing ongoing, Transformers: Till All Are One, looking at the life on Cybertron in the new sort of unified world - check out the full preview below, via Newsarama, and head back on Wednesday for the Seibertron.com review!

Transformers: Till All Are One #2
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)
PANIC ON THE STREETS OF CYBERTRON! As STARSCREAM’S secret police continue on their rampage, IRONHIDE is caught between the BADGLESS and a population looking for retribution!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
CYBERTRON takes center stage—can STARSCREAM hold on while power slips through his fingers?
Fan favorite character WINDBLADE tries to keep the peace!
Part of IDW’s month-long variant cover program, celebrating the return of ROM!
Variant cover by Carlos Valenzuela!


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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803106)
Posted by Rainmaker on July 4th, 2016 @ 3:17am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:Concepts!

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Why couldn't they have looked like this in CW?

Can anybody identify the white robot yet? (The one that looks like Obsidian?)

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803107)
Posted by Va'al on July 4th, 2016 @ 5:24am CDT
Raintime Rainmaker wrote:Can anybody identify the white robot yet? (The one that looks like Obsidian?)

:MAXIMAL:


Which one do you mean? The one on the cover in the thumbnail? (I can't think of any other white robots in those pages..)

If so, that is ROM, part of the cross-branding promotional covers, and nothing to do with the story itself so far. :)
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803112)
Posted by Randomhero on July 4th, 2016 @ 6:43am CDT
Raintime Rainmaker wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:Concepts!

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Why couldn't they have looked like this in CW?

Can anybody identify the white robot yet? (The one that looks like Obsidian?)

:MAXIMAL:



Because they're toys?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803113)
Posted by BumbleDouche on July 4th, 2016 @ 6:53am CDT
There's something unusually beautiful about that first cover by Sara... Windblade looks as though she's made of porcelain or something, it's great!
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803652)
Posted by Va'al on July 6th, 2016 @ 11:50am CDT
Mobbing Along
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
PANIC ON THE STREETS OF CYBERTRON! As STARSCREAM’S secret police continue on their rampage, IRONHIDE is caught between the BADGLESS and a population looking for retribution!

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Yyup


Story

We're back on Cybertron once more, as the second issue of the new Transformers: Till All Are One ongoing series from IDW Publishing hits the stands (be they digital or physical) - and there is little time lost since last month's issue, as the streets boil, the 'law' is questioned, and Starscream looks on, apprehensive.

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In his own way


We had already seen Ironhide as being one of the major players in the first issue, but it feels like he's more of an instrument of the new orders trying to establish themselves than anything fully agent - though time will tell on this front. He is charismatic, and his dialogue works better now that emotion runs a little higher, too.

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See? Charming


Who really gets the spotlight this time round though, are the Combaticons, with Onslaught and Blastoff in particular hogging all of the spotlight. Mairghread Scott has not only tapped into their 'original' writing, but has given them an extra spin in the new post-colonial, post-war, post-combiner, and the interactions all show their individual voices, in both clash and rapport.

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Con-raderie?


While Starscream is a pleasure to read in this new take on his dry approach to life, the weariness and edge to his voice is palpable, and an interesting way to see where it might all go. Add that to the fact that Obsidian is obviously planning things with Elita One, and you got yourself the political intrigue we were (/I was) looking for. More thoughts below.

Art

In how many ways can one Starscream be depicted as bored, despondent, scheming and trying to feign superiority? Sara Pitre-Durocher manages quite a few, with a truly entertaining and impressive array of facial expressions. That, and some really effectively used cinematographic techniques in the more fraught discussion and scenes, create a palpable sense of underlying tension across the whole book - as there should well be.

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Mob. Tense


Much like last issue, again, Priscilla Tramontano bring some clean, crisp colouring to the linework, and gives some nice depth to the larger crowd scenes, picking out details where needed, and making the mob more mob-like on the other side of the coin. The glow of the various optics is a nice touch, too, and one I keep going back to admire.

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Tom B. Long, despite not having the space to have too much fun with the fonts, does a great job, and my quibbles with last month's issue are nowhere to be found this time. I have also tried showing off the multiple covers in previous stories, with the regular, and powerful Pitre-Durocher Windblade taking the main stage, followed by her collaboration with Thomas Teyowisonte Deer on the ROM variant, and finally, this review's thumbnail variant, by Carlos Valenzuela.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Allow me an excursus: I have some ideological concerns with the direction that some of the story is taking, especially in terms of handling powers and justice systems - trying not to spoil anything here - but am also willing to see how it's employed in the larger picture. The political drama being set up (the multiple stages, even) are promising something fairly big, and I don't just mean another combiner.

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While a little slower than the previous issue, this month's TAAO brings the set-up that the new status quo on Cybertron probably needs, from a fictional standpoint, and it does it well; it also manages to sneak in a number of issues that can easily be found in our own reality, and that is where I am really interested in their handling and development, hoping for a critical evaluation of sorts, really. Plus, it all looks So Good.

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803658)
Posted by Randomhero on July 6th, 2016 @ 12:15pm CDT
I liked this issue but the 4 page prelude was my favorite. It's four pages that explains how GI Joe and MASK are in this universe and its makes complete sense. I read it and said "alright that works for me"
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803831)
Posted by Randomhero on July 7th, 2016 @ 2:15pm CDT
Did no one else read this it is there just nothing to discuss about it?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803918)
Posted by Va'al on July 8th, 2016 @ 3:56am CDT
I read it! :P
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803922)
Posted by Ironhidensh on July 8th, 2016 @ 4:20am CDT
Randomhero wrote:Did no one else read this it is there just nothing to discuss about it?

With revolution coming, I've kinda lost interest in the comics.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803925)
Posted by Va'al on July 8th, 2016 @ 4:30am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Did no one else read this it is there just nothing to discuss about it?

With revolution coming, I've kinda lost interest in the comics.


I think that's not ideal right now, there's definitely good stuff happening before the event hits. I mean, I get what you're saying, but I'm still sticking to it until it burns (if it does, that is).

I may have to go update the Revolution thread, actually.. :-?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803940)
Posted by Randomhero on July 8th, 2016 @ 7:24am CDT
Revolution should not be anyone's reason to stop reading the comics. Like I've said and others have, there is a preview story in TAAO and it's good! It makes sense! Please people! Have faith. This isn't marvel and DC with over a dozen editors that don't follow they're own stuff. It's a small group of people that are communicating and making this work.

People are so worked up about MTMTE getting ruined and James has said so many times "stop worrying, I'm still writing what I always had plans for"
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803980)
Posted by Sunstar on July 8th, 2016 @ 11:37am CDT
I can see the sort of world weary of Starscream. I am not sure if it is why the artist seems to draw Starscream with his head frequently tilted to the right - this lends an extremely fatigued sense.

I don't think bumblebee is a hallucination, I am starting to think he is actually there, as a spectre, trying to help Starscream rule their world. I am liking the artwork.

I am curious as to where this comic goes, I almost feel like Starscream is dying.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #2 iTunes Preview (1803987)
Posted by Randomhero on July 8th, 2016 @ 12:04pm CDT
Sunstar wrote:I can see the sort of world weary of Starscream. I am not sure if it is why the artist seems to draw Starscream with his head frequently tilted to the right - this lends an extremely fatigued sense.

I don't think bumblebee is a hallucination, I am starting to think he is actually there, as a spectre, trying to help Starscream rule their world. I am liking the artwork.

I am curious as to where this comic goes, I almost feel like Starscream is dying.



The head tilt is actually a thing with starscream. He does it a lot in fiction

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It's a sign of arrogance

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