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THE TRANSFORMERS: COMICS, BOOKS AND MANGA

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CURRENT TRANSFORMERS COMICS FROM IDW PUBLISHING

Transformers "Focus on Decepticons"
Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

Issue Review

Completely pointless to buy by itself, even if the preview pages give fair warning of the content of the actual comic. The interviews tell nothing you can't find on-line, and the reuse of Dreamwave material is shockingly cheap for a $2.99 comic. Save your pennies.

Notes

Differences between the preview pages and the final issue include some blood amongst the rubble on page 6, removed at the request of Hasbro, and slightly different dialogue between Starscream and Megatron on the last two pages, due to a earlier version of the script being used.

Extra features include a reproduction of part of the original pitch, sketches by Guido Guidi, interviews with the author and artist (accompanied by art from throughout the IDW back catalogue), and brief character outlines for the following Decepticons: Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Bombshell, Bonecrusher, Devastator, Frenzy, Hook, Kickback, Laserbeak, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Ravage, Rumble, Scavenger, Scrapper, Shrapnel, Skywarp, Soundwave, Starscream and Thundercracker. All are represented by art from Dreamwave's More Than Meets the Eye title, as is Megatron who doesn't get a character outline.

As they were not referred to by name in Megatron Origin, this is the first confirmation that IDW Frenzy is blue and Rumble is red.

The cover is a homage to the famous Scarface poster.

 
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