Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"

Monday, April 24th, 2017 5:52PM CDT

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It's been a while, but the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast sister show, Mainframes, has returned with another episode, this time delving into the recent Till All Are One arc of issues 5 through 8. Buckle up with ScottyP, Dr Va'al, and Razorclaw0000 as we get launched head first from a falling Titan straight into your homes.

Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

Be aware that this episode is entirely about IDW Transformers comics and will completely spoil many storylines from several books, including many books before Till All Are One Issues 5-8, so listening after catching up with the most recent material is recommended if you wish to avoid spoilers.

We start with issue 5, "PING", discussing where the issue fits in the larger timeline around Revolution. We discuss the council meeting and politics, character designs, and the build-up of tensions from Titans Return. We further dig into the desperation of Windblade's awakening and transformation of Metroplex.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are Political?


We move onto issue 6, "Desperate Times", and the fast-paced action of the legion of undead Titans literally raining into Cybertron. We discuss the pace, obscure characters, and climax of the book and the foreshadowing it accomplishes despite the dialog-light splash pages.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are Squished


Coming to the penultimate issue of the arc, we discuss issue 7, "Desperate Measures". This issue ramps up the action, and we're discussing all of it, from Devastator and Strika, to Windblade and company's daring mission into Carcer, highlighting some of the lush artwork and edgy layouts pushing the artistic style even further. We discuss the implications in the larger lore, especially the Covenant of Primus, dropped in the final panels.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are NOT Squished


Finally, we wrap up with the bombshell of issue 8, "Rubicon", chewing on the title and its meaning, as well as the major reveal in this book. We discuss the narrative and artistic risks and payoff, future books and world building, art styles and heritage, and much more.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are Hacked


We digest a bit on the arc as a whole, including discussing upcoming issues and covers as well as the trade paper back release.

We hope you enjoyed this latest episode of Twincast / Podcast spin-off Mainframes, and stay tuned for future episodes as the ongoing IDW Transformers saga continues to unfold! We'll see you in the discussion thread for this episode which you can join in on by replying to this very news post.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon" (1876945)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on April 24th, 2017 @ 6:35pm CDT
The biggest thing I forgot to mention was how much Obsidian feels like a slightly more talkative Prime Soundwave. He has the meeting, skulking mannerisms and similar robot mode shape.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon" (1876946)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on April 24th, 2017 @ 6:37pm CDT
Other thing:

Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon" (1877000)
Posted by ScottyP on April 24th, 2017 @ 11:00pm CDT
Now I regret not finding a way to get that in as bumper music
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon" (1877032)
Posted by Va'al on April 25th, 2017 @ 2:27am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:The biggest thing I forgot to mention was how much Obsidian feels like a slightly more talkative Prime Soundwave. He has the meeting, skulking mannerisms and similar robot mode shape.


Ooooh yes! I can get behind that parallel, good catch.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon" (1877062)
Posted by Big Grim on April 25th, 2017 @ 6:18am CDT
About to start listening to this. Gotta say, not been one of these in too long Guys! Looking forward to it! Y'all always catch loadsa stuff I miss.

*Edit*

I'd totally read Transformers : Science Bros!
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