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@  ShadowMan024 : (24 September 2016 - 06:54 PM)

But can you breathe in space?

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I'M BATMAN!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2016 - 03:59 PM)

I AM OPTIMUS PRIME

@  Rycochet : (24 September 2016 - 03:47 PM)

That Sam-I-am! That Sam-I-am! I do not like that Sam-I-am!

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 September 2016 - 03:37 PM)

I am...MEGATRON! RAAAAAAAR!!

@  ShadowMan024 : (24 September 2016 - 01:02 PM)

I. AM. IRON MAN.

@  Telly : (24 September 2016 - 12:56 PM)

i am the i am i am the i am

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 September 2016 - 10:51 AM)

I am Sam. Sam-I-Am.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2016 - 07:54 AM)

I am the walrus! Googoogajoob!

@  Bass X0 : (24 September 2016 - 05:18 AM)

I am Sinistar! Beware, I live! RUN! RUN! RUN!

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EMPTY EYES, NEVER BLINKING! ARMORED SCALES, BUT NEVER SINKING!

@  Telly : (23 September 2016 - 11:09 PM)

you are what we TELL you you are!

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 September 2016 - 05:05 PM)

I am more than a robot! Die, Wily!

@  MEDdMI : (23 September 2016 - 01:14 PM)

*murgle murgle murgle*

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2016 - 12:58 PM)

I am more than a fish! I am more than a man!

@  ShadowMan024 : (23 September 2016 - 10:36 AM)

I'm Aqua Man, but you can call me handsome!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 September 2016 - 06:04 AM)

Oh, all the talk about GNR Mega Man names and such, and I thought maybe people were talking about me for a sec. XP

@  Whirl Maximus : (23 September 2016 - 04:42 AM)

Transformers 5 filmed in the city closest to me and nobody informed me? And here I was wasting my Saturday dogsitting for a mate!

@  Robowang : (22 September 2016 - 07:36 PM)

NIPPLY PORPOOOOOOISE

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opps, wrong part!

@  Superomegaprime : (22 September 2016 - 06:48 PM)

youtube

@  Xellos : (22 September 2016 - 05:25 PM)

Neon Tiger's stage music from Mega Man X3 was also pretty much straight from Guns 'N Roses' "My Michelle". X5 also renamed all the Mavericks as references to GNR.

@  Dracula : (22 September 2016 - 02:26 PM)

the band name is Journey btw.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2016 - 02:25 PM)

i never heard Journey before today (BBC R2 Ken Bruce Show) but recognised it immediately.

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Shade Man's theme sounds like a mariachi song.

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 02:13 PM)

Yeah. Lots of Mega Man songs are copied from bigger songs.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2016 - 12:50 PM)

Did Capcom copy Elec Man's stage theme from Journey by Faithfully?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Things that make you go "blergh".

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 10:54 AM)

why would you post that

@  Dracula : (22 September 2016 - 10:20 AM)

Robowang I'm glad I can always count on you to fulfill my quota of gross body information in the shoutbox

@  Robowang : (22 September 2016 - 07:07 AM)

Carving off genital warts with an x-acto knife is more fun than I assumed. Thank goodness for Anbesol, though.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 September 2016 - 05:59 AM)

Problem solved, the nests dying off from natural causes. That's how you do it with ALL lawsuits, DELAY!

@  Paladin : (21 September 2016 - 04:03 PM)

your firearms are USELESS against them!!!

@  Bass X0 : (21 September 2016 - 12:05 PM)

bees. my god.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2016 - 11:03 AM)

bees are revolutionary force, wasps are mecernaries.

@  Rycochet : (21 September 2016 - 09:36 AM)

But wasps can survive stinging, it's why they're such b*****ds and will fly straight at you. Buzzy buzzy bees on the other hand...

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2016 - 09:30 AM)

I was stung by a wasp yesterday and just got a letter from his family solicitor for manslaughter

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Don't care. Not my car.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2016 - 08:41 AM)

Did you remember to put down a tarp first this time?

@  Robowang : (21 September 2016 - 08:38 AM)

There's a dead hooker in the trunk!

@  Broadside : (21 September 2016 - 07:03 AM)

There are worse mistakes to make!

@  ▲ndrusi : (21 September 2016 - 07:01 AM)

Ian saw that "see you turn into a Chris McFeely" post, didn't get the reference, and took it seriously.

@  Broadside : (21 September 2016 - 06:48 AM)

Action Man really ramped up the awful puns this issue. Maybe after McFeely died last issue, Ian took on his mantle?

@  Telly : (20 September 2016 - 05:29 PM)

been thinking of getting a soundbar. but what exactly do they do? are they like home theater systems but without satellite speakers?

@  MEDdMI : (20 September 2016 - 12:52 PM)

These days, there's Craig's List. (use at your own risk)

@  Bass X0 : (20 September 2016 - 12:46 PM)

I just remembered that the Marvel UK Transformers comic printed the full address of kids wanting to trade with other fans. Surely that wouldn't be allowed today?

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 September 2016 - 12:32 PM)

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS-S-S-S-S!

@  Robowang : (20 September 2016 - 12:18 PM)

T

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2016 - 10:27 AM)

ITS!

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2016 - 10:21 AM)

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#1 Wildwade

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:38 PM

http://www.comicbook...preview&id=9836

Ha, flying Tracks. Cute.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:14 PM

Like the painterly coloring.

Hate the atrociously messy linework.

Wish I could tell who more of the flying bots were. (See the above.)

Like seeing Prime call on Silverbolt as his go-to flier.

Cliffjumper's about to taste his own medicine.


-ZacWilliam, if they kill Sky Dive, Cosmos, or Omega gonna be pissed...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 19 September 2011 - 10:15 PM.

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#3 Confuzor

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:27 AM

I know the general opinion is "Costa = not enough talking", but hot damn was Cliffjumper chattering like hell in those last few panels.

I think some narration boxes and/or sound effects would help the art flow a bit better.

Edited by Confuzor, 20 September 2011 - 12:54 AM.


#4 The Magic Man

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:33 AM

That preview is one of the tightest things Costa has written yet.

Ironically accompanied by some of the loosest art.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:37 AM

I really like the art. I wouldn't like it all the time, but for an arc? Yeah, it's lovely, and adds a nice otherworldly feel.

The concept of these few pages is actually pretty good - Kimia turns into a massive space gun, and the Autobots are launching an all out offensive with all the arial troops at their disposal? Awesome. If only the reason for the Decepticons stealing it made a damned lick of sense.

I was going to call out IDW for another random model change, but Silverbolt hasn't actually been seen since he was mentioned as coming to Earth has he? A new look/altmode isn't unreasonable in that case.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:38 AM

Ok, inspired by my son's I-Spy books I'm gonna see who I can pick out here...

Page 1:
Ok, Prime, Obviously.
Rodimus
Drift
Really Ugly Cliffjumper
Really Ugly Sunstreaker
and I guess Ironhide (going by the colorscheme in the later panels alone)?
So I'm gonna guess ? #1 to the Left and #2 to the back are supposed to be Silverbolt and Trailbreaker, since they get bit parts further on. Really, otherwise, art-wise those could be anyone.

Page 2:
So, I'm assuming that jumble of parts in the corner is Drift. Can't tell what's supposed to be going on wiith him, but I recognize a few body parts.
That's Silverbolt big in the middle I guess.
The two red A-10s have me a bit puzzled: Powerglide is outsourcing.
Sandstorm
Tracks
Cosmos
Skydive
Then it's random guess "Supposed tp be Aerialbots?" theater, including one that looks like old-style concorde SB.

Page 3: Gah, wobbly doofy heads... and mismatched partner theater should be entertaining at least.

Page 4: For some reason I find Trailbreaker's awkward stance here kinda funny. Ugh his head though.

Page 5: So Silverbolt and Sky Dive take out a Sweep is what I decode here after a short examination. Though only SB gets any credit for it. Sky Dive: "Thanks Rod, love you too."

Page 6: Soooo Wow, that's a lot of bots come out of nowhere. I note what's either Fireflight drawn like Sky Dive or Sky Dive colored like Fireflight. and of course Cosmos, Powerglide, and Sandstorm again. The rest appear to be random geometric shapes that have suddenly ascended from flatland and joined the fight...

Page 7: Tracks again (who is a cute inclusion) and more of the above...


-ZacWilliam, on the plus, I'll likely be reading through the issue multiple times, to try and decifer the art if no other reason...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 20 September 2011 - 06:49 AM.

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#7 G1MarvelBlaster

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:31 AM

I think the painterly art works much better for this issue then it does in #24. I love the splash of all the flyers heading to orbit. I just wish I could recognize more of them (I'm terrible at alt-modes). I only knew Tracks, Springer & Powerglide. Anyone want to take a stab at the rest of 'em? I presume it's the Aerialbots due to Silverbolt being explicitly ordered but unsure.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE(G1MarvelBlaster @ Sep 20 2011, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the painterly art works much better for this issue then it does in #24. I love the splash of all the flyers heading to orbit. I just wish I could recognize more of them (I'm terrible at alt-modes). I only knew Tracks, Springer & Powerglide. Anyone want to take a stab at the rest of 'em? I presume it's the Aerialbots due to Silverbolt being explicitly ordered but unsure.


1) Springer's not there. You're seeing Sandstorm.

2) I think I already identified all the fliers possible in the post above...


-ZacWilliam, the rest are pretty much generic shapes...
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#9 Echowarrior

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:35 AM

For some reason, each time I try to load the preview in AOL Explorer, the browser quits on me. I'll try again later with Firefox, but this talk is giving me some hope that the issue will be a little better than #24.


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:50 AM

Silverbolt's got some UT Excessive Toy Accuracy Syndrome going.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Sep 20 2011, 06:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Silverbolt's got some UT Excessive Toy Accuracy Syndrome going.


His entire robot mode isn't shown hanging under is plane, is it?
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#12 Echowarrior

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:16 AM

Saw the preview in Firefox. Liked it.

Read the issue today. Good heavens, that's an improvement.

Say what you want, but the action is significantly more fast-paced. Stuff is happening right in front of us, and while I'm not thrilled about everything I'm seeing, my attention is caught.

One niggling little thing, though - D'Void. We've yet to see him in the main series. Was he some delusion of Galvatron's, or what? Because if HoD was some crazy story from Galvy's perspective, then I can forgive the continuity issues.


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:37 AM


Hmmm... Wonder how close to store date Barnes and Nobles is getting the issues now. Not too much chance of getting to a comic store, but I might have a shot at B & N.


ZacWilliam, I could buy it digitally and read it right now, but IDW seems to now be going for 3.99 new digital vs. $1.99 old. I could justify digital at the cheaper old price when all were $1.99, but now that they've bumped new digital to the INSANE $3.99 price tag. Forget it.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:34 PM

Remember how Mike Costa assured people that the Autobots still on Kimia would be addressed?

Well, they get addressed in this issue.

Le sigh.


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:10 AM

QUOTE(Wildwade @ Sep 21 2011, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Remember how Mike Costa assured people that the Autobots still on Kimia would be addressed?

Well, they get addressed in this issue.

Le sigh.


Yeah, I think our hopes to see Computron as the first Autobot combiner in this continuity have been permanently dashed. Sucks, that.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:44 AM

I don't think a $3.99 price tag for digital distribution is that bad. If 2 dollars make you reconsider the whole thing, maybe sticking to the paper issues is a good idea. I think paying the extra 2 dollars, saving the gas/CO2, and avoiding the pain of dealing with the weirdos at the comic book shop is worth every penny.

Besides, with the US dollar being worth almost nothing these days, that's about 300 yen for me; less than a coffee. Certainly enough for some well-drawn & coloured entertainment.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:46 AM

QUOTE(Real Money @ Sep 23 2011, 05:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think a $3.99 price tag for digital distribution is that bad. If 2 dollars make you reconsider the whole thing, maybe sticking to the paper issues is a good idea. I think paying the extra 2 dollars, saving the gas/CO2, and avoiding the pain of dealing with the weirdos at the comic book shop is worth every penny.

Besides, with the US dollar being worth almost nothing these days, that's about 300 yen for me; less than a coffee. Certainly enough for some well-drawn & coloured entertainment.


Sorry but comics are just way too breif for that. Even the best single issue is only really a brief pamphlet, a few minutes read. 20 - 25 odd pages. For the $1 they were when I started collecting that's fine. For 1.99 even that's fine. For 2.99 you start saying, that's a bit pricey there eh? For $3.99 basically $4 that's really a high price.

Then you take away getting an actual physical thing out of the picture? Sorry but a digital peek is not worth the same to me as a real physical object I can take places and hold on to regardless of electronic ephemera. 1.99 is my cut off for digital comics, and I think $1 would be more appropriate.


-ZacWilliam, considering the high price of comics has almost always been blamed on paper costs...
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:31 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Sep 23 2011, 06:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Real Money @ Sep 23 2011, 05:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think a $3.99 price tag for digital distribution is that bad. If 2 dollars make you reconsider the whole thing, maybe sticking to the paper issues is a good idea. I think paying the extra 2 dollars, saving the gas/CO2, and avoiding the pain of dealing with the weirdos at the comic book shop is worth every penny.

Besides, with the US dollar being worth almost nothing these days, that's about 300 yen for me; less than a coffee. Certainly enough for some well-drawn & coloured entertainment.


Sorry but comics are just way too breif for that. Even the best single issue is only really a brief pamphlet, a few minutes read. 20 - 25 odd pages. For the $1 they were when I started collecting that's fine. For 1.99 even that's fine. For 2.99 you start saying, that's a bit pricey there eh? For $3.99 basically $4 that's really a high price.

Then you take away getting an actual physical thing out of the picture? Sorry but a digital peek is not worth the same to me as a real physical object I can take places and hold on to regardless of electronic ephemera. 1.99 is my cut off for digital comics, and I think $1 would be more appropriate.


-ZacWilliam, considering the high price of comics has almost always been blamed on paper costs...


When I started buying them digitally I thought "Wow 1.99 seems kind of cheap. I wish I could give them more money". I guess I got that wish.
Although, I hope it stays as only being for new issues. Buying backwards at the price would be a pain.


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:54 PM

I'd starting to think about doing the digital thing, but making them the same price (and don't give me that embedded costs crap) totally takes away most of the incentive to go digital.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:03 PM

It offsets the fiscal rape of the comic book retailer, of course.