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zigzagger
2009-11-11, 02:55 AM
This is your all purpose Transformers: Continuum reaction and discussion thread.

Scheduled for November 11th

Preview pages @ comicscontiuum.com
(http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0911/08/idwfirsts.htm).
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MeGrimlock
2009-11-13, 08:14 AM
I'll say one thing about this book. The illustrated review by ShortPacked was a fun read.

The Tf Wiki mentions a IDW forum moderator quitting after the fans reaction to this book, but the original thread doesn't exist any more. Now I'm morbidly curious =___=

Halfshell
2009-11-13, 08:52 AM
The Tf Wiki mentions a IDW forum moderator quitting after the fans reaction to this book, but the original thread doesn't exist any more. Now I'm morbidly curious =___=

IDW revising history? How thematic. And typical.

MeGrimlock
2009-11-13, 08:55 AM
AHM revised the Ations (and was called a soft reboot), AHM Coda revised AHM, Continuum revised just everything.
Doesn't this make the G1 ongoing an actual reboot, no matter what the editors say (and after Continuum, they lost whatever credibility they had)?
Is credibility a real english word?

Halfshell
2009-11-13, 09:03 AM
Is credibility a real english word?

I hope so.

Cliffjumper
2009-11-13, 09:11 AM
When are comic companies in general going to realise that constantly rebooting/soft-rebooting/retconning comics just turns readers off? As some may remember, a few years ago I was an avid fan of X-Men comics (and Marvel in general), and recently went through a few articles on Wikipedia about characters and the like... The amount of stuff I remember happening that apparently didn't happen at all (whether good or bad) is mind-boggling... As a result, I felt no connection with the current titles, and felt no need to read up on the current adventures of favourite characters. I couldn't tell you what exactly Quicksilver, Northstar or Chamber are up to now, and I really couldn't give a shit either.

No wonder the industry's in such a shit state, and no wonder people are perfectly happy to shell out 8 to see Wolverine Origins but won't spend a fraction of that on an issue...

Halfshell
2009-11-13, 09:51 AM
When are comic companies in general going to realise that constantly rebooting/soft-rebooting/retconning comics just turns readers off?

Mmm. Marvel's a great example.

The annoying thing is that it's been proven loads of times that it's possible to do simple straightforward stories that don't rely on knowledge of previous continuity without having to throw out everything that's come before.

I wonder if Marvel would need a clean slate soft-reset every two years if they didn't have thirty-seven titles interweaving that have a mammoth EVENT crossover every twelve months. I'm sure there were about twelve different X-titles on the shelf at Forbidden Planet during Civil War.

Hopefully this next Transformers #1 will be the last one to help ease any future confusion, but I doubt it. And even if it is, the damage is probably already done.

Neuronutter
2009-11-13, 12:01 PM
I'll say one thing about this book. The illustrated review by ShortPacked was a fun read.

The Tf Wiki mentions a IDW forum moderator quitting after the fans reaction to this book, but the original thread doesn't exist any more. Now I'm morbidly curious =___=

I think that was DanielW. He threw a hissy fit when everyone pointed out the errors in the book. They weren't even differences in opinions. There are many mistakes in Continuum that shouldn't have happened.

I don't know if he actually quit but I wouldn't be surprised.

inflatable dalek
2009-11-13, 12:02 PM
Hopefully this next Transformers #1 will be the last one to help ease any future confusion, but I doubt it. And even if it is, the damage is probably already done.


The way things are going I suspect I'll be hoping it's the last IDW issue full stop.

I'm not really interested in the dirty laundry of what happened in the deleted thread, but as one point of clarification did the IDW bod just resign as a moderator or did they quit their proper IDW job?

Halfshell
2009-11-13, 12:08 PM
I don't think he has an IDW job beyond volunteering his time to tell people off for being anything other than lovely about the company's output.

inflatable dalek
2009-11-13, 12:21 PM
At IDW that is a proper job.

*ahem*. Sorry, sometimes the devil gets a hold of me....


As for the issue itself, I'll put money on the person doing/listening to the narration being the Quintessons. Because I think we've reached that point.

Neuronutter
2009-11-13, 02:15 PM
At IDW that is a proper job.

*ahem*. Sorry, sometimes the devil gets a hold of me....


As for the issue itself, I'll put money on the person doing/listening to the narration being the Quintessons. Because I think we've reached that point.

Are we back to DW?

The way things are going I suspect I'll be hoping it's the last IDW issue full stop.

I'm not really interested in the dirty laundry of what happened in the deleted thread, but as one point of clarification did the IDW bod just resign as a moderator or did they quit their proper IDW job?

Has the thread been deleted? Someone threw a strop in the continuum preview thread, but the posts seem to have been deleted. Ah well, maybe he did quit. I thought he was a mod, but I'm not sure.

Neuronutter
2009-11-13, 02:18 PM
Sorry, double post by mistake. Can someone delete?

inflatable dalek
2009-11-13, 02:36 PM
Are we back to DW?

I think by this stage we have to hold our hands up and admit that for better or worse (mostly worse these days) Dreamwave never really went away...

andersonh1
2009-11-14, 04:25 AM
I think that was DanielW. He threw a hissy fit when everyone pointed out the errors in the book. They weren't even differences in opinions. There are many mistakes in Continuum that shouldn't have happened.

I don't know if he actually quit but I wouldn't be surprised.

It was DanielW, and he apparently did quit as moderator after telling off a number of other posters who were criticizing the book. Those posts have been deleted since yesterday.

Neuronutter
2009-11-15, 11:14 AM
It was DanielW, and he apparently did quit as moderator after telling off a number of other posters who were criticizing the book. Those posts have been deleted since yesterday.

That's what I thought. Cheers for the confirm.