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Old 2007-01-29, 08:00 AM   #1
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http://tfarchive.com/comics/idw/movieprequel1a.php

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More reviews and info below, including preview pages at Newsarama --

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=100548

http://tfarchive.com/comics/idw/prev...e=movieprequel

(Higher quality and corrected page five. Click for fullsize.)
 
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Old 2007-01-29, 10:04 AM   #2
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Nice review. Actually sounds like it might be enjoyable, something I'm not expecting from the Movie but the prequel comics may be a different beast altogether. I'm actually looking forward to this now. Cheers!
 
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Old 2007-01-29, 06:18 PM   #3
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SPOILER! (select to read)
So are Prime and Megatron mentioned as "brothers" in speech?

 
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Old 2007-01-29, 06:51 PM   #4
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SPOILER! (select to read)
Thankfully not. Obviously none of the tie-in writers can go directly against the movie, so it's open-ended enough that there could be more linking the two if that bit of the script's been kept... but I'm hoping it got cut in a later revision, personally.


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Old 2007-01-30, 08:01 PM   #5
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Also spoiler-y (movie concept art)... this guy appears to be one of those on the cover:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=121739

Other connections, summarised:

http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...ic=23226&st=20
 
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Old 2007-01-31, 07:33 PM   #6
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UGH! Why do all the Transformers on the cover look like the Invid from Robotech? Do you just have to shoot them in the eye to destroy them?
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Old 2007-01-31, 07:39 PM   #7
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They're drones I think.
 
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Old 2007-01-31, 08:20 PM   #8
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Why do all the Transformers on the cover look like
IDW are okay to use the characters/likenesses of Prime, Megatron, Starscream, etc. inside the issue, but [due to publicity arrangements for the film] sticking too many spoilers on covers that'll be on store shelves months ahead of the cinema début is something they'll avoid.
 
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Old 2007-01-31, 09:50 PM   #9
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Good work matey!
 
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Old 2007-02-03, 03:39 PM   #10
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i like the idea of "drones", it saves the cons lots of manpower that they need: specialists, etc. from getting killed quickly. i hope i see the comic in borders or books A Million so I can pick it up!
 

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Old 2007-02-07, 12:42 PM   #11
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New advance review -- http://fractalmatter.com/main/?p=531

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http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazi.../003270922.cfm

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Seibertron review --

http://seibertron.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=880

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Preview pages, a bit low res on the last page but mostly clear:

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=100548
 
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Old 2007-02-07, 04:08 PM   #12
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Wow it's already got great reviews and we've still got weeks to wait. I'm impressed that this seems to be so much better than expected and glad that the reviews across the spectrum should raise the profile of TFs in general. Hopefully we'll see an effect across the other TF comics.
 
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Old 2007-02-07, 05:30 PM   #13
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Well, on the one hand bear in mind that no company will send something out for review to someone they reckon is probably going to savage it.

On the other, a common thread in the reviews I know of so far is that people enjoyed a story set in the movie universe more than they thought they would -- implying they're either rhetoricians by trade or did really like it.

Occam's razor suggests the latter.
 
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Old 2007-02-07, 06:26 PM   #14
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Something seems to have gone awry with the text over page four in the images Newsarama posted, so I've substituted the page I received... bear in mind that all of these preview images are advance copies, so they may have been spliced/reflowed/corrected, etc.

http://tfarchive.com/comics/idw/prev...e=movieprequel

(Higher quality and corrected page five. Click for fullsize.)
 
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Old 2007-02-10, 01:55 PM   #15
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Hang on a second, just reread the review, do you mean to say Shockwave is based on his lame cartoon character?
 
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Old 2007-02-10, 08:01 PM   #16
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No, I don't think it's Shockwave, just one of the troops behaviourally seems a lot like cartoon Shockers...
 
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Old 2007-02-10, 08:21 PM   #17
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They all look like Shockwave being one eyed and literally armed. Tell me, are the drones explained in the comic as sparkless ala Beast Machines or have they been reformatted physically (and spiritually I guess) all the same as it were?
 
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Old 2007-02-10, 08:27 PM   #18
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Cartoon Shockwave grovelled a lot.

And neither. They don't seem to be drones, just of generic construction.
 
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