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@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Get a different song stuck in your head too. Let them battle for supremacy. Only the strong survive.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 03:53 PM)

Keep listening to it over and over until you got the lyrics memorized. By that point, it will start to fade out of your system.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

I've discovered the easiest cure for having a song stuck in your head is overdosing to the point of fatigue.

@  Steevy Maximus : (08 June 2019 - 12:27 PM)

Jedi Fallen Order sure does look a LOT like a Souls style game with Star Wars flavoring

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 06:18 PM)

I have a hard time believing that you speaking at length and with great detail is something you wouldn't be good at. Glad you had fun.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:51 PM)

Funny thing is I wasn't nervous at all. Might have helped that I was able to speak freely due to having assembled my speech from a lot of smaller segments I had previously told to my colleagues on the shopfloor, with a few punchlines added.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:49 PM)

Allegedly I did well. Lots of applause, and was told I was leagues beyond the guy who spoke before me (though that wasn't difficult, that guy was dry as a river on Mars).

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

So I volunteered to hold a small speech at our strike assembly today (lots of Amazon employees, plus some people from IKEA, Smyths toys and some other local retailers).

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 June 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Today Dolly the Sheep and Super Salmon, tomorrow Neo Sapiens. We're through the looking glass people.

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday @Pinkcolliebot

@  Pinkcolliebot : (07 June 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Today's My Birthday!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 June 2019 - 03:16 AM)

Think how many copies of Optimus Prime's brain could fit on that.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 11:59 PM

Written by: James Roberts
Art by: Alex Milne
Colors by: Joana LaFuente
Letters by: Tom B. Long
Editor: John Barber

Elegant Chaos, Part 2: Stet

 

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I didn’t intend to review this. Last time I worked really hard on a Quantum Leap joke and not one person commented, liked, or even groaned in exasperation. Then Kalidor told me that failure to review the comic would result in my being lost to the timestream. Something about the last board upgrade making him a Time Lord… I laughed, but then he threatened to change history and prevent coffee from existing. I can’t take the chance that he’s serious.

 

So! The penultimate chapter of “Elegant Chaos” sees our time-hopping heroes continuing to chase Brainstorm through Cybertron’s past. They comb the city-state of Rodion, trying to be inconspicuous and barely doing so. Tailgate and Cyclonus have a great moment together. We also see the world through the eyes of Ultra Magnus again, albeit very briefly. I love that gag so much.

 

After Brainstorm eludes Cyclonus and makes another time-jump, the crew follows him further into the past. Here we’re treated to a fantastic alternate POV on some scenes from Transformers #20 and MTMTE #9. It’s always fun to see Roberts show his hand on his long setups. Sometimes I wonder how much of it’s actually planned and how much of it he just throws in hoping to make sense of it later, but I’m not sure the difference matters as long as he can keep pulling it off.

 

Chromedome and Rewind get their own great moment together, and I’m really thrilled at Whirl’s use of “junxy”. It’s Whirl so he means it in a somewhat demeaning manner, but somehow this equivalent to “hubby” or “wifey” still manages to be a nice little affirmation of their relationship. Immediately following that, four different holy-crap/did-that-just-happen/that-can’t-be-good things occur in as many pages and just when I can’t take any more–To Be Concluded!

 

I don’t want to overlook Milne and LaFuente’s contributions here. Under their care the characters practically breathe (well, if they weren’t robots) and Cybertron is just… alive. When Cyclonus needs a moment to compose himself, I’m right there with him. Somehow with all the detail that’s being packed into the main characters, Milne still makes room for Easter eggs too!

 

Favorite Line: “I think we’ve made a huge mistake” –Megatron, who I now desperately want to hear voiced by Will Arnett.

 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:27 AM

So I think I just pieced together Brainstorm's plan, while coupling it with other information we know about Megatron:

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Of course, I expect Roberts to blow this theory away in issue 38, but it was fun to brainstorm.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:44 AM

Of course, I expect Roberts to blow this theory away in issue 38, but it was fun to brainstorm.

 

HA HA BRAINSTORM.

 

(This issue was great, by the way.)



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:46 AM

 

Of course, I expect Roberts to blow this theory away in issue 38, but it was fun to brainstorm.

 

HA HA BRAINSTORM.

 

(This issue was great, by the way.)

 

Oh wow, I didn't even realize I did that. Ha.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:58 AM

I'm not sure about it being Brainstorm's PLAN, but I'm fairly certain it's what will wind up HAPPENING (mainly because I'm not sold on the idea that Brainstorm's a straight-up Con). The next issue text mentions a "terrible, terrible choice" - perhaps Rodimus's team are faced not just with saving Megatron, but with actually CREATING him, essentially making them responsible for the war.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:01 AM

As always, a great book. Megatron and Impactor hanging out in a bar is something I could happily have read a hundred more pages of.

The "aaiiieee brainstorm is actually after Megatron not Prime" moment was a little less shocking than I expected, but yeah, not over yet -- I'm sure the final chapter will bring some surprises.

Poor Rung. (x2)

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:26 AM

I'm not sure about it being Brainstorm's PLAN, but I'm fairly certain it's what will wind up HAPPENING (mainly because I'm not sold on the idea that Brainstorm's a straight-up Con). The next issue text mentions a "terrible, terrible choice" - perhaps Rodimus's team are faced not just with saving Megatron, but with actually CREATING him, essentially making them responsible for the war.

Well, Brainstorm may know what's going on to SOME extent. He DID take out Rung.

Either he was trying to prevent the barroom brawl by doing that, or he was making sure there weren't two in the same room at once.

If he knows Rung was there it's possible he was somehow eavesdropping during the therapy session - he HAD been standing near the door after all. As if he knows Rung was involved in the encounter, only way I can think of he'd know that was from hearing the therapy session, in which Rung himself didn't remember being there.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:13 AM

I'm not sure about it being Brainstorm's PLAN, but I'm fairly certain it's what will wind up HAPPENING (mainly because I'm not sold on the idea that Brainstorm's a straight-up Con). The next issue text mentions a "terrible, terrible choice" - perhaps Rodimus's team are faced not just with saving Megatron, but with actually CREATING him, essentially making them responsible for the war.

 

And in some ways, our view as readers of the awful totalitarian future that would have otherwise come to pass is a way of redeeming them as characters for making that call.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:23 AM

 

I'm not sure about it being Brainstorm's PLAN, but I'm fairly certain it's what will wind up HAPPENING (mainly because I'm not sold on the idea that Brainstorm's a straight-up Con). The next issue text mentions a "terrible, terrible choice" - perhaps Rodimus's team are faced not just with saving Megatron, but with actually CREATING him, essentially making them responsible for the war.

Well, Brainstorm may know what's going on to SOME extent. He DID take out Rung.

Either he was trying to prevent the barroom brawl by doing that, or he was making sure there weren't two in the same room at once.

If he knows Rung was there it's possible he was somehow eavesdropping during the therapy session - he HAD been standing near the door after all. As if he knows Rung was involved in the encounter, only way I can think of he'd know that was from hearing the therapy session, in which Rung himself didn't remember being there.

 

 

I'm certain the idea is that Brainstorm was attempting to stop the bar-room brawl from happening by knocking out Past-Rung. That's why he groans "unbeLIEvable" when it happens anyway. He's trying to stop Megatron from starting the war, not ensure the timeline as we know it.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:00 AM

I continue to be intrigued by the constant suggestions that the everything the time-travellers do is already part of established history - Hammer and Anvil never did turn up in Chaos Theory, Rodimus was safely born in Nyon, and I'd bet anything that it was always a future Rung that got beaten up at Maccadam's.

Quite what this would imply, though, considering that the "Functionist Dystopia" timeline is clearly a thing, and the present day is getting weird time effects, I don't know.

My guess would that "our" timeline is actually the result of time travel, with Brainstorm's attempts to change history inadvertently ensuring it plays out as expected. This would be consistent with the time travel we saw way back in RID #10, which used the 'immutable history' rules also seen in (to pick an example off the top of my head) the Harry Potter books. i.e. Turmoil always lost his eye to a time-travelling Orion, Varta was always killed by a time-travelling Bludgeon, etc.

The "altered" timeline, then, is a glimpse at how events would've played out otherwise, without any time-travel, and it's asserting itself for (sigh) "timey-wimey" reasons whilst the time machine is active. Once all the time travellers are back and the machine is disabled, history will snap back to the established events.

Also, it was nice to see that the four pages from Chaos Theory and Shadowplay were included 'free of charge' - there was still the standard 22 pages of new content.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:39 AM

Two things that intrigue me:

 

First, I'm pretty sure that some of those shapes in the past are female Cybertronians. I wonder how that connects to Barber's retcon that females were somehow lost and forgotten in the past.

 

Second, just who did Whirl kill? You KNOW that has to be important.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:45 AM

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:24 AM

This story gets better all the time. And the idea that Megatron is made from a future time travelling spark brought back by Brainstorm and tye gang just makes me wonder about who Megatron would have been otherwise.

Also, i did go back and fix my not liking the Quantum Leap joke. Pity i can't actually go back a fix my forgetting to do it at the time of course. :)

And now i'm trying to cast a TF version of Quantum Leap. Who should be Al?

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:11 AM

I'm not sure about it being Brainstorm's PLAN, but I'm fairly certain it's what will wind up HAPPENING (mainly because I'm not sold on the idea that Brainstorm's a straight-up Con). The next issue text mentions a "terrible, terrible choice" - perhaps Rodimus's team are faced not just with saving Megatron, but with actually CREATING him, essentially making them responsible for the war.

 

Yeah, I can see the stolen 0,1% spark coming into play, but not like that. Brainstorm would be just closing a time loop that already happened, and if he was a dedicated COn... why would he do that after Megs surrendered? Wouldn't NOT doing it and watching the paradox destroying the universe be more in line with his mad scientist persona?



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:17 AM

Two things that intrigue me:

 

First, I'm pretty sure that some of those shapes in the past are female Cybertronians. I wonder how that connects to Barber's retcon that females were somehow lost and forgotten in the past.

 

Second, just who did Whirl kill? You KNOW that has to be important.

Well, we know there were female bodytypes running around at that time - they were background extras in Megatron Origin.

 

How that reconciles with Arcee has never really been fully explained, unless once Jhiaxus rediscovered females, they made it into the population as a trial balloon.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:20 AM

So the question I've yet to see anyone touch on... how did Hammer and Anvil KNOWING impact the timeline we all know and love? After all, it's specifically called out that Chromedome can't mindwipe them.

 

They may be grunts, but it's pretty obvious to anyone that the attacking 'bots are time travelers by how the LL crew are talking. And there's a few key things that got spilled, like them being there to arrest Shockwave in a year.

 

...unless, of course, THIS is the "juicy intel" that the Senate got re: Shockwave, that in a year he'd slip up.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:28 AM

So the question I've yet to see anyone touch on... how did Hammer and Anvil KNOWING impact the timeline we all know and love? After all, it's specifically called out that Chromedome can't mindwipe them.

 

They may be grunts, but it's pretty obvious to anyone that the attacking 'bots are time travelers by how the LL crew are talking. And there's a few key things that got spilled, like them being there to arrest Shockwave in a year.

 

...unless, of course, THIS is the "juicy intel" that the Senate got re: Shockwave, that in a year he'd slip up.

 

Having not read this yet, are those two the "Heavies"? They guys Orion kills in the Shockwave/Matrix plot flashback? Yeah, they seemed to have a combined intelligence score of 1 so I would not worry about them understanding anything. :D



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:53 AM

Regarding the Heavies:

From #37 – "I don't want them being tipped off about future events—"
From #11 – "Best. Tip off. Ever."

The emphasis in the first quote is Roberts'. Yup.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

For trivia-watchers, one of the cadets in the bar mentions "The Progenitors" - which, in Eugenesis, was the name of the precursors of the Quintessons.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

Having not read this yet, are those two the "Heavies"? They guys Orion kills in the Shockwave/Matrix plot flashback? Yeah, they seemed to have a combined intelligence score of 1 so I would not worry about them understanding anything. :D

 

This clip seems on topic. 
 

 

 

 

Another great issue. I'm pretty sure Brainstorm's plan was to only kill Megatron if he had to. Up until the end of the issue, Brainstorm's goal seems to be to just avert the war. In other words, we aren't dealing with a let's kill Hitler plot, but rather a let's stop Hitler gaining power plot.