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borg72
2009-06-25, 11:05 PM
...which is apparently a wheres waldo style preview. try your luck here:

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0906/25/idwfirsts.htm

im sorry, im a bit* distracted by the michael jackson news. paul gambuccini described him as "a tall man. taller than dermot o'leary". i think you'll agree theres no finer tribute.
*as in 'not at all

EDIT:
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3333/metroplexa.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=metroplexa.jpg) http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5405/metroplexb.th.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/my.php?image=metroplexb.jpg)

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6959/metroplex1.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/my.php?image=metroplex1.jpg) http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5292/metroplex2.th.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/my.php?image=metroplex2.jpg) http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2393/metroplex3.th.jpg (http://img34.imageshack.us/my.php?image=metroplex3.jpg)

hopefully those work. sorry, but i should have considered that i didnt have any image hosting subscription before i started...

EDITY EDIT:
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3354/metroplex4.th.jpg (http://img35.imageshack.us/my.php?image=metroplex4.jpg)

zigzagger
2009-06-25, 11:31 PM
Still a little skeptical about the double splashpage-ish format, but so far, there's a lot more meat to it than what I was expecting.

Do like the inclusion of the Throttlebots. Goldbug, from what I can tell, doesn't seem to be Bumblebee reincarnated. That's neat.

One thing though, the battle Sixshot supposedly had in Revelation...when did that happen? Off panel?

backlash3906
2009-06-25, 11:43 PM
THROTTLEBOTS! F**K YEAH! :headbang:

Terome
2009-06-25, 11:57 PM
Looks nice.*

* Hey guys! Continuity!

Civ
2009-06-26, 12:17 AM
I so hope the Metroplex beats Sixshot's skidplate left, right, up the middle, and finally, split it in half.

burnitall
2009-06-26, 06:42 AM
Ha! the fifth one has a streetlight soundwave(fig). Do they sell these in stores? I haven't seen any in the comics section with the regular dc's and marvel's. I mean in the grocery stores display, or Walmart.

MeGrimlock
2009-06-26, 06:59 AM
so far, there's a lot more meat to it than what I was expecting.

I agree, it looks a lot better than the last 12 months of new creative direction (minus MD that I loved).

One thing though, the battle Sixshot supposedly had in Revelation...when did that happen? Off panel?

I think so. We just saw one panel, I believe: Sixshot was on the fourth moon of Buhl, defending one of the Nega-Nuclei. I suppose that the Autobot/Decepticon alliance attacked him too (as they did with Thunderwing and Monstructor), just the saga was so crammed that there was no space to show that specific battle.

inflatable dalek
2009-06-26, 07:16 AM
Do like the inclusion of the Throttlebots. Goldbug, from what I can tell, doesn't seem to be Bumblebee reincarnated. That's neat.

It's a strange one for me, I'm fine with the Megatron/Galvatron separation but Goldbug not being Bumblebee seems odd somehow. i guess because Megs and Galvy are usually portrayed as distinct albeit linked characters but Goldbug is basically just Bumblebee with a new paint job.

Artwise it looks neat though.

zigzagger
2009-06-26, 07:43 AM
Oh, look...Scrounge is at the research satellite. I guess that's cool.

I suppose that the Autobot/Decepticon alliance attacked him too (as they did with Thunderwing and Monstructor), just the saga was so crammed that there was no space to show that specific battle.

Yeah, I figured that much. For some reason I thought they just went around Sixshot to get at the Nega-Core.

It's a strange one for me, I'm fine with the Megatron/Galvatron separation but Goldbug not being Bumblebee seems odd somehow. i guess because Megs and Galvy are usually portrayed as distinct albeit linked characters but Goldbug is basically just Bumblebee with a new paint job.


I wonder if the 'Bee and 'Bug retcon (assuming they are separate characters, that is) has anything to do with the Bumblebee mini that was hinted at - err, umm, I can't seem to remember when. I could've sworn it was mentioned at some panel or other a few months back.

MeGrimlock
2009-06-26, 07:45 AM
I wonder if the separation between 'Bee and 'Bug has anything to do with the Bumblebee mini that was hinted at, err, umm, I don't remember when. I could've sworn it was mentioned at some panel or other a few months back.

Zander Cannon said he was writing a BBee miniserie that was part of "a partial reboot".

inflatable dalek
2009-06-26, 07:58 AM
Yeah, I figured that much. For some reason I thought they just went around Sixshot to get at the Nega-Core.


That was my assumption as well, I don't recall any on panel action as we had with Monstructor. Though there's nothing to say there wasn't a off screen fight I suppose. Mind, Searchlight wouldn't have been there, it wouldn't have been enough Transformers to count as a army and they'd have won. But he might be hyperbolising.

MeGrimlock
2009-06-26, 11:28 AM
Or it's another "retcon", albeit a very minor one if compared to last year of butchery.

Cliffjumper
2009-06-26, 06:56 PM
Is it me, or does Goldbug call Chase "Freeway" on the fifth page, a line after Searchlight's called him Chase? Good to know some things never change...

Zisteau
2009-06-26, 08:55 PM
Despite all IDW's plot pacing problems, they had until recently (with Omegra Spreem) avoided the Dreamwave technique of "huge robo shows up out of nowhere to save the day" (or alternately kill us all) that seemed to happen every other issue they produced. I hope this issue ends up with more than just another "Gasp! What are we gonna do?" "Don't worry little robos, I'm a big robo come to save the day!" type story.

borg72
2009-06-26, 09:43 PM
maybe he never actually transforms, and just tries tio kill everyone with a variety of increasingly indiana-jones-esque booby traps?