Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 11:57am CDT

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Thanks to iTunes we have the early three page preview of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #32 - Dawn of the Autobots. Enjoy the sneak peek mirrored below, and stay tuned for the full preview and review to follow:

SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

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Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1599960)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 17th, 2014 @ 12:15pm CDT
Oooooo, that's ominous! :D


Damn, gotta wait at least a year before I get to this point though. :(

"Coffin/ Future Rodimus", OK I spoiled myself again, but damn. :lol:
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1599986)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 17th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
Can't wait...Getting a Event Horizon vibe right now with the art. This is a very good thing :D
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1600066)
Posted by reVelske on August 17th, 2014 @ 7:15pm CDT
Here's a little theory: The sequence of disappearance is based on the sequence of which the "future" Lost Light crew died, makes sense for Ultra Magnus to be the last man standing. MAYBE Rewind is the only survivor of the "future" crew, which explains his damaged appearance on Lost Light prior to all the paradox nonsense.

Here's a more farfetched speculation: The "future" crew is the one that actually followed all warnings that were received in MTMTE#1, and as such, Rewind wouldn't have died and the remaining current crew wouldn't have been picked up... or something.

That's one ominous cover though, I'd imagine it's the future crew's last stand.
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1600170)
Posted by steve2275 on August 18th, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
i guess this will be out on the 27th
i need the last issue as well
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601773)
Posted by Va'al on August 25th, 2014 @ 7:05am CDT
Let's build up some more hype for this week's IDW Transformers More Than Meets the Eye issue, shall we? Courtesy of IDW Publishing, we get a nice look at the two variant covers: the subscription one by Nick Roche and Josh Burcham featuring Nightbeat, Nautica and ..Brainstorm's briefcase! The retailer incentive has another gorgeous collaboration from Casey Coller and JP Bove for the 30th Anniversary series, with the melded Megatron and Ratchet creature from the G1 comics. Check both out below!

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Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601776)
Posted by Bleak5170 on August 25th, 2014 @ 7:14am CDT
I swear, if I have to see Ratchet die for a THIRD time.... :-x
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601786)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 25th, 2014 @ 8:09am CDT
Guys, I SO want to see Nautica and Nightbeat become an analogue to David and Maddie from the show Moonlighting. is that too weird?
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601790)
Posted by prjkt on August 25th, 2014 @ 8:56am CDT
:lol: Moonlighting, the one with Bruce Willis? Awesome

Now, speaking of time travel, anyone else wondering if this is the, "Don't let them take Skids" arc hinted in the first issue?
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601818)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 25th, 2014 @ 10:42am CDT
I thought this is the arc about not opening the coffin (which they already have done). Still hope were getting an event horizon style storyline
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601822)
Posted by Va'al on August 25th, 2014 @ 10:55am CDT
It is all of the above, and none of it, and again backwards. With death. And horror. And horrific death. And deathly horrors.
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601828)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 25th, 2014 @ 11:25am CDT
You already read it haven't you :P
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601964)
Posted by Va'al on August 26th, 2014 @ 12:48am CDT
And the second, horrific, twisted offering from IDW Publishing this week comes in the shape of a briefcase, death, spaceships, death, Megatron and more death. Take a peek at the horrors of Sector 113 below, in the full preview of More Than Meets the Eye #32, out this Wednesday, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32: Dawn of the Autobots
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
MEGATRON leads the AUTOBOTS into the gravest danger they’ve ever faced!
What is the horror of Sector 113?
Variant Cover by Casey Coller!


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Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601969)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 26th, 2014 @ 1:12am CDT
Nice! We finally see Nautica transform. Only took eight months....I wonder though, if she'll get a toy now. Her altmode doesn't look like it could be easily retooled from any other existing toy.
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1601996)
Posted by BumbleDouche on August 26th, 2014 @ 5:27am CDT
Nice alt. mode for Nautica... Kinda looks like a cross between a G1 Sweep & G1 Thrust.
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1602009)
Posted by Optimizzy on August 26th, 2014 @ 8:22am CDT
She needs a toy. I like her far more than I like Chromia but whatever.
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1602225)
Posted by Va'al on August 27th, 2014 @ 2:36am CDT
Friday the 113th
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.

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In space, no one can hear you...


Story

We've seen parts of the Lost Light slowly disappear. We've seen members of the crew do the same. We've seen Ravage, openly, finally revealing himself to the crew. We've seen Megatron's position questioned by several of the older cast, and the new additions being more lenient. We've seen the horrors of Overlord, the DJD, the fighting pits, the mines and Empurata. Now, welcome to Slaughterhouse.

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Carrie on, if you will


Premise: More Than Meets the Eye is already dealing with time paradoxes and multiple planes of existence, and has done so in its first season and during Dark Cybertron (that was the whole point, actually). So why not take it further? James Roberts, indeed, does, and gives us a glimpse of what might be, could be or potentially will be/has been depending on the observation point - and it ain't pretty.

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Eyes Without a Face


In fact, it's horrific. As the title might suggest, it's slaughter. And even if we know something's not really happening, or not as we know it, it does not detract that much at all from the impact of the scenes. The scenes with Overlord so far are nothing compared to what we see in this issue. And actually, we don't really see it happen, wading as we do in the aftermath of the perpetrator(s)' rampage.

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The Chills Have Eyes 2


The stand-out moment of the entire book for me, however, is a long scene between Megatron and Ravage, in which we learn more about both of them, about the Decepticon ideal and loyalty, about Megatron's true nature, and Ravage's presence on the ship. And we see some old friends. Quite a few of them. So to speak. And some very nice interactions between Nightbeat and Nautica, as they discover a briefcase's contents. So to speak.

Art

As the issue was being drafted and inked, Alex Milne took to Twitter to add a running commentary of the horrors he was made to draw for the issue - and he was right. There is nothing pretty here, it's a splatter film in panels, on printed/digital pages. It's a Helex Chainsaw(hand) Massacre with excellent photography and art direction. It even has some formal experimentation to match the temporal paradoxes.

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Dial D for.. Death


To make the art work so much more, Joana Lafuente adds some amazing effects in her colours. Most of the ship is adumbrated, shadows shifting in the background, with the only sources of light coming from optics, quantum foam, emergency lighting - until the very end, when power is restored. And the difference in tones is gigantic, and stunningly executed.

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The abyss looks into you..


Similarly, the lettering touches that Tom B. Long brings to the issue, used sparingly once again, but to their full effectiveness when in their more creative moments, add to an already eerily tense, situation. And the lower case, almost rounded title font is brilliant in its contrast with the content. As for the covers, we've seen all three now, and how fitting it is to have the Coller/Bove variant, and the realisation of what cover A is actually showing.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Roberts does not hold back on the horrors and emotions running through at high voltage throughout the book, even though some may complain about the warped time nature somewhat detracting from the full impact - but it's powerful enough visually to overcome those (fairly apt) critiques. Milne and Lafuente have created a carnival of sparks, a morbid feast for desensitised optics, and one that is bound to stick with readers for a while.

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This issue of MTMTE, much like its RID counterpart this month, reminds us of the many genres that the Transformers comics can span in their fiction, and lands squarely in full-blown cosmic horror, from splatter to gore to psychological thriller - via a couple of Doctor Who references, time warping and well-placed interactions between characters. On an unrelated note, ever noticed how the 1-2-3 Transformers emoticon looks a bit like the puppet from Saw..?

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Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1602227)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 27th, 2014 @ 2:54am CDT
Can't wait to read this later :D
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1602250)
Posted by Moody magpie on August 27th, 2014 @ 5:50am CDT
This issue blew my mind! :BOOM:
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1602277)
Posted by prjkt on August 27th, 2014 @ 9:04am CDT
Interesting final panel....
Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 (1602377)
Posted by 1984forever on August 27th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
MTMTE's "2nd season" is looking worse than the first, if that's at all possible. Apparently Roberts is using 3rd party toys in MTMTE because that was definitely "not Megatron"! The real Megatron would never be so down on himself, or hold a conversation with a stuffy old Ravage! In the end we get Rewind back, but only a few readers will care. The Z-list cast of MTMTE is old and stale now.

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