Transformers 'Ongoing' #3 Five-Page Preview
Monday, January 11th, 2010 2:50pm CSTCategory: Comic Book News
Posted by: Blurrz Views: 30,881
Mike Costa (w) • Don Figueroa (a) • Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (c)
HOT ROD’s desire to get off-planet leads to some desperate measures, OPTIMUS PRIME and Spike sit down for an unpleasant conversation, and a new arrival to the AUTOBOT camp comes at their most vulnerable time possible. Costa and Figueroa continue to make history, bringing the AUTOBOTS to their (almost) darkest hour.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
.....while the rest can be seen at your own discretion here.
Issue #3's publishing date is on January 13, so you should find it in your local comic store by the end of the week. Till then,
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This article was last modified on Monday, January 11th, 2010 4:19pm CST
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Posted by Chaoslock on January 11th, 2010 @ 3:21pm CST
Oh well, doesn't look any worse than the two comics or AHB before it...
Posted by Blurrz on January 11th, 2010 @ 3:25pm CST
And I know Jetfire is a gentle giant... but a dumb giant now?
and Wolverimus calling him J.F.?
Oh dear.. Ryan's gonna rip this apart.
Posted by lowman_x on January 11th, 2010 @ 3:56pm CST
I'm liking how Ultra Magnus is being portrayed. The IDW Magnus is a cool take on him as a "cop" (oooh! A Cops style issue would be cool LOL) and not as a self-doubting, Prime neverbe.
The art is starting to have some modifications to it I can see. They've lost the "teeth" and the lines on the faces are becoming a little less distinct. I think we'll see some more mods as the issues progress. All in all, I'm really digging the ongoing and I can't wait to get my hands on the new issue.
Posted by Ultra Magnus on January 11th, 2010 @ 3:59pm CST
Yes, the detractors will get their quips in soon enough, so let the floodgates open and let the Hater-ade flow! Oh boy this one should be interesting. Still, I got your back, Don.
Posted by Peter Bilt on January 11th, 2010 @ 4:09pm CST
Posted by lowman_x on January 11th, 2010 @ 4:13pm CST
Posted by Blurrz on January 11th, 2010 @ 4:18pm CST
mysteriousdewd wrote:Is the publishing date correct? Because in the newsletter and my local comic shop list it as coming in this wednesday the 13th. (Though I do live in Canada I doubt they would send it to us first)
Extreme typo on my part. Thanks.
Posted by Elvaan on January 11th, 2010 @ 4:43pm CST
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on January 11th, 2010 @ 4:47pm CST
Posted by cadenheadr04 on January 11th, 2010 @ 5:37pm CST
Posted by Savage on January 11th, 2010 @ 5:47pm CST
Posted by Bouncy X on January 11th, 2010 @ 6:42pm CST
but wow, they put their names when they first appear? they do realize its fans reading this right? i mean its not like the designs look nothing like them or something.
Posted by Mechastrike on January 11th, 2010 @ 6:47pm CST
Posted by JediJerseyJoe on January 11th, 2010 @ 7:01pm CST
wow... is all I can say
I don't know who convinced Don that drawing G1 like some sort of CraptasticMovieverse rip offs was a good idea, but HEYsus-Christ I actually am rooting for this to fail.
I mean seriously, how can you give us 4 years of drawing the SAME charicters in the SAME universe one way, then switch to this
guys - its not like this is separate from Infiltration/devastation/escalation/spotlight/stormbringer/all hail/meg origin/etc
ITS THE SAME UNIVERSE the characters have the same backstory. Now all of a sudden we are supposed to accept them drawn in some stupid puzzleformer look?
I thought it might grow on me, but it hasn't. Every-time I see a new character I think its worse then the last one. the faces are just random crap.
I'm sorry, but our I expected a LOAD more for our first "on-going" series in like 10 years, and all I can think of is "God I have to sit through the pain of 80 more issues of this craptasticness ..."
If it wasn't for Last Stand of the Wreckers, I would boycott IDW for pulling this. Whatever is in the water of the people making the decisions over there, is making them Batshit-crazy!
bring back spotlight...
Posted by Chaoslock on January 11th, 2010 @ 7:29pm CST
*: AHM I sit through, and bought the comics, because I knew it was going to be only 12 issue, and the art was still good enough for a Geewunner. This "art": Seriously, Jetfires and Hot Rods faces on page 4; and no background on most of the pages?
Posted by Shadowstream on January 11th, 2010 @ 7:38pm CST
Posted by Matrix. on January 11th, 2010 @ 7:46pm CST
Blurrz wrote:We're into Issue 3 and we still need name tags.......
I much prefer nametags to clumsy name dropping. Despite the Dynobots appearing consistently in IDW, Furman roll-called them in every issue of Maximum Dinobots, as if it were a toy advert.
Have to remember that it's a very large cast, and someone who isn't already into the franchise will find it difficult at first. I personally would have kept to a smaller roster, however.
I'm quite amazed at the negativity in places. These two issues have been far superior to Infiltration's initial two, in my opinion. *shrug*
Posted by Tigertrack on January 11th, 2010 @ 7:49pm CST
Okay, maybe only sort of.
I think one can find these superior to Infiltration's beginning, because Infiltration and the other -tions already set the table. We did not have to get re-introduced to the story, etc., although random Autobots do seem to be just popping up.
Posted by Samsonator on January 11th, 2010 @ 7:58pm CST
Posted by First Gen on January 11th, 2010 @ 8:12pm CST
Then its like a slap in the face when you read Bumblebee (which is directly related to Ongoing BTW) and you get super old school G1 art, when they are supposed to be the same exact bots in the same exact storyline.
I'm gonna give the story a chance and keep reading, but this art is bad
(don't get me started on the humans too) and the nametags have got to go already.