Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview

Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 4:34am CDT

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Chaos begins. Courtesy of Comics Continuum, check out the covers, spoilers, and suspense of Ongoing #21 below. Available at your local comic store this Wednesday!

Transformers #21 will arrive in stores on July 6 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Mike Costa, with art by Guido Guidi and Brendan Cahill and covers by Marcelo Matere and Cahill.

Here's how IDW describes the issue:

"Transformers goes bi-weekly! Two stories for the price of one, kicking off the 'Chaos' event!! In part one, Rodimus makes his triumphant return to Earth, and sets off the major events that will spin off into Chaos. And in part two, Prowl begins his investigation...of Spike. This storyline will change Transformers forever!"

Transformers #21 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.


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Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1252926)
Posted by steve2275 on July 5th, 2011 @ 4:51am CDT
that looks awesome
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1252934)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on July 5th, 2011 @ 5:38am CDT
Making jokes about the wheelchair guy, Bumblebee? Uncool.

I hope Rodimus doesn't die in the upcoming Chaos, but I have a feeling it's likely.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1252953)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 5th, 2011 @ 6:58am CDT
Why does Ironhide act like he's never been to earth?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1252959)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 5th, 2011 @ 7:21am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Why does Ironhide act like he's never been to earth?


When he was rebuilt by Alpha Trion he lost a lot of his memories.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1252960)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 5th, 2011 @ 7:25am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Why does Ironhide act like he's never been to earth?


When he was rebuilt by Alpha Trion he lost a lot of his memories.

Ah, OK, might also explain why he's so supper happy in those pics.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1252969)
Posted by Prime Evil on July 5th, 2011 @ 7:40am CDT
Looks like it may be ok to dip back into the waters. I've been waiting for this issue to come back to Transformers. I'm hoping this won't be as disappointing as the past few months.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1252975)
Posted by dragons on July 5th, 2011 @ 8:03am CDT
what is that thing on hotrod chest did his chest crack open thats patch up job? havnt been following this series waiting for tpb's
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253004)
Posted by Vicalliose on July 5th, 2011 @ 9:27am CDT
And as the comics finally move into the Chaos series and wich Andy Schmidt gone, I actually start to care again.

BTW whatever happened to the evil megagun things? They drop that like a bad habit? Ah well the IDW collections will get me caught up eventually.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253011)
Posted by YoungPrime on July 5th, 2011 @ 9:52am CDT
.....So many questions.

With Megatron in their custody... What are the Decepticons doing?

With Soundwave still presumably shot in the face, who's holding the fort down Shockwave or Starscream?.......Or will Galvatron pick up the slack???

Why did Megatron surrender to begin with?

And when will the stupid annoying human dialog ever Cease? No one cares how they feel. It's caused me to route for the Decepticons to kill them all on general principal.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253026)
Posted by partholon on July 5th, 2011 @ 10:22am CDT
sweet jesus this is the best writing costas ever done on a TF book.

it actually FEELS like a comic.

i presume roberts has been suggesting some things as this reads like a totally different author.

thank christ.

:)
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253027)
Posted by korisifu on July 5th, 2011 @ 10:23am CDT
To answer the question about Hot Rod : Hot Rod was blasted by the rebuilt Megatron in space when he took the matrix back from Starscream. Floated around lost in space as the matrix revived him and grafted itself into his chest, until he landed on the planet with the green alien guy and wheelie where Wheelie removed it to power the ship to get to Cybertron where they picked up Ironhide an Sunstreaker who were rebuilt by Alpha Trion.. As far all the other questions, you got me?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253034)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 5th, 2011 @ 10:29am CDT
partholon wrote:thank christ.

:)


Kind of...because they're using Biblical references and story structure to tell the narrative.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253085)
Posted by JeffX on July 5th, 2011 @ 12:11pm CDT
That looks really good. I gave up reading after I think issue 12? Whichever one Bumblebee gets shot after. However I'm intrigued.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253122)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 5th, 2011 @ 1:14pm CDT
For the love of Primus, now Mike is trying to force Costaism on us...

Excerpt from the year 20**, Vector Sigma archive:
... Thus, Costa finally found out he was unable to write Transformers, the perk that was allready known amongst those who called themself fans of Transformers. He broke his own fingers never to be able to write such monstrosity again. He withdrew into a cave, where he feeded on moss for the rest of his life.
Thus, the fandom of transformers rejoiced, for once again they were liberated from a terrible writer.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253143)
Posted by partholon on July 5th, 2011 @ 2:05pm CDT
actually theres only one thing that bugs me.

why is bluestreak saying hot rods back from the dead.

isnt the last the earth bound bots saw of him was him stealing UMs ship and doing a runner ?

no one should know he went after megs and near got totaled by him unless im missing something major (and ill admit i could, im only getting the trades for costas run)

seems to me the far BIGGER shock is the return of ironhide whom they all SAW die.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253154)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 5th, 2011 @ 2:28pm CDT
partholon wrote:actually theres only one thing that bugs me.

why is bluestreak saying hot rods back from the dead.

isnt the last the earth bound bots saw of him was him stealing UMs ship and doing a runner ?

no one should know he went after megs and near got totaled by him unless im missing something major (and ill admit i could, im only getting the trades for costas run)

seems to me the far BIGGER shock is the return of ironhide whom they all SAW die.

Maybe they don't recognize him without a frown on his face?
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253229)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on July 5th, 2011 @ 5:16pm CDT
partholon wrote:actually theres only one thing that bugs me.

why is bluestreak saying hot rods back from the dead.

isnt the last the earth bound bots saw of him was him stealing UMs ship and doing a runner ?

no one should know he went after megs and near got totaled by him unless im missing something major (and ill admit i could, im only getting the trades for costas run)

seems to me the far BIGGER shock is the return of ironhide whom they all SAW die.

I thought that was cliffjumper…

anyway, they all saw Ironhide die. they assumed Sunstreaker died back on Cybertron, sacrificing himself to the Swarm in restitution for his unwitting betrayals. they assumed Wheelie was looooong dead.

so returning with all these dead "people"…

EDIT:
I'm curious as to whether Ironhide's old body is still around…
Could we end up with a "Moon" scenario, or could his memories be retrieved and integrated?
Also, if it is still around it would be interesting (if well-written) to see what it's like to see your own dead self.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253234)
Posted by partholon on July 5th, 2011 @ 5:26pm CDT
im really hoping thats the way it pans out.

hell i can SEE the guy standing over his corpse in my head now.

its rife for interesting story telling. makes you ask the question would he even WANT to intergrate those memories as the decisons he took lead to his death.

right now big red has a new lease on life. :)

lots of fun could be had with this concept.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253238)
Posted by Heavy B on July 5th, 2011 @ 5:31pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:.....So many questions.

With Megatron in their custody... What are the Decepticons doing?

With Soundwave still presumably shot in the face, who's holding the fort down Shockwave or Starscream?.......Or will Galvatron pick up the slack???

Why did Megatron surrender to begin with?

And when will the stupid annoying human dialog ever Cease? No one cares how they feel. It's caused me to route for the Decepticons to kill them all on general principal.


Megatron surrendered to throw a monkey wrench in the human/autobot alliance. he was the one who told prime that spike killed scrapper.

and I do enjoy the human dialog. for years I watched the autobots and decepticons engage in war on earth, with little repercussion to the human populice (the g1 cartoon for instance). I would hate to see countless battles with no consequences to the planet.
Re: Transformers: Ongoing #21 - Five-Page Preview (1253325)
Posted by quickmixed on July 5th, 2011 @ 8:24pm CDT
Im really not a fan of changing artists halfway through the issue. But I have quite enjoyed the last 2 issues of ongoing and it looks like things are getting bigger.

Also, I couldnt help reading all that text without Cate Blanchetts voice in my head LOTR style.

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