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review 2017-06-21 22:36
Not as bad as Revolution...
First Strike #0 - Mairghread Scott,David Rodriguez,Max Dunbar

It's also not something I'm comfortable judging yet: a lot of this was talking about Cybertronians, but didn't feature them, and I read most IDW titles for  Transformers.   So I was bound to be upset.  

 

That being said, this wasn't as disappointing as Revolution, which felt like everything forced together for further crossovers.   I'm not sure how I feel about this, but one of my favorite writers is writing this, so...

 

It also felt very fair: after what Prime did, I'd expect human authorities to be very, very jumpy about Cybertronians.   Wanting to kill them all?   I understand that.   Very much so, even if I don't like that it's the conclusion they come to. 

 

This feels sort of like another forced crossover, but it was only a couple pages of First Strike, and then some of Revolution.   (I read that, to see if my feelings have change and they have not; I still don't really enjoy Revolution.)

 

I hope this is good, but if not, well, I'll have more just pure Transformers titles after First Strike concludes.

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review 2017-06-14 15:12
Police Action
Transformers Volume 6: Chaos: Police Action (Transformers (Idw)) - E.J. Su,Mike Costa,Brendan Cahill

Police mostly refers to Prowl, who acts, yes, as a police officer for the Autobots, but also is a police car.   (There are some moments with human police officers, and a bunch about spying and other governmental agencies meant to act in a protective manner, but they aren't really police forces.   The difference becomes clear when Prowl patrols, because he's given specific orders, that are dealt with on the street, as a police officer, and not as spy or agent of any sort of acronymed agency.)

 

There are a couple issues: the man stirring up anti-alien fear, specifically against the Cybertronians, as well as the fact that Spike might not be as trustworthy as the Autobots once believed.   

 

This was a far more compelling volume than I remember For All Mankind being, although I may go back and reread that before buying International Incident.   (Which I want to read because of how Spike kills a Decepticon; it's brutal and I'm not quite sure how it was accomplished, so, yeah, there's that.   I'll probably end up rereading this whole series in order at some point, too, and I own almost all the collections from sales.)

 

The spotlight with Prowl was especially poignant: he needed that hope, as much as everyone around him did.  I do think it's not completely in character for him, but I enjoyed it despite that because of the feels.

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review 2017-06-14 13:44
Lovely!
Transformers Animated Vol. 12 - Various,Various

I knew what I was getting into: I have physical books in this series before I got into digital comics, or knew they could be done properly online, and I loved this series when it was on.   This show said 'forget what you know about Transformers.   One Prime active at once?   We're going to have multiples, with more in training.   We'll have one Magnus at a time, instead.'   And it pretty much applied this to everything about the world.   

 

I knew I was getting into something AU, and I knew this comic is panels from the show.   The wording is straight from the show, with the exception of descriptions of actions.   But the dialogue is the same.  I also know that this tends to have horrid editing.   Words missing.   The is suddenly he.    And on and on.   I didn't give a fuck.   I love the episode about Blackaracnia being worshipped by the Dinobots.  With the sale, I got this for ninety-nine cents.   All I needed was that episode, but these have two.   I didn't pay much attention to the second issue, but I figured I'd enjoy reading this anyway.

 

And I did.  Scrapper and Mixmaster, two of the Constructicons, come back, and I have a thing for Devestator and the Constructicons and have since the revelation of what happened to them after Scrapper was killed in the Mike Costa run.   (I know that spoiler; it comes up a lot in the series RiD and was referenced repeatedly.  I need to buy and read that run, but I'm waiting to see how much I spend on physical comics this week and how much is coming in from work.)   I enjoy them less in this continuity, but I appreciate them for what they are, and what they're meant to be in this.   I can't help but wonder if the four other Constructicons would have eventually shown up in this show if it had continued on for more than three years, too.

 

I need to pick up my Allspark Almanac, the guide to this show again.  And rewatch it when I get home.  Man, I miss Animated.   Not my favorite of the continuities, but I definitely enjoyed it immensely. 

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text 2017-06-14 12:35
Reading progress update: I've read 23 out of 335 pages.
Transformers: Autocracy Trilogy - Livio Ramondelli,Chris Metzen,Flint Dille

 

I think the Cybertonians feels more like metal than like metal than with any other illustrator.   The scuffs, the way they gleam, and ugh, it's unbearably hot.   For some reason, Soundwave just does it for me in this panel...

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text 2017-06-11 12:45
So this looks like it's up for today
Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets the Mind - Geoffrey Allan Plauché,Liz Stillwaggon Swan,John R. Shook

I've been wanting to read this for a while.   My sister and I saw Wonder Woman last night.  I fangasmed at the Justice League trailer - yay, Cyborg, and maybe eventually Red Tornado but I know I'm just fruitlessly wishing - and the 'Arthur' trailer took a wrong turn when it turned out to be the new Transformers trailer.   (We were so excited before we saw Prime :/)

 

But it reminded me that, hey, this book exists.   So I'll be doing this while reading this book.   Most likely.  I also have some Rocket and Groot and the Guardians' guide to the universe so maybe those?

 

 

Just not in those suits.  Or with my whole body on the sand.   On a seat with an umbrella.  

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