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@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2018 - 03:10 AM)

I just realised that Unsolved Mysteries has the same initials as Ultra Magnus.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (22 June 2018 - 05:18 AM)

Yeah, really... what a shitshow.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2018 - 04:53 AM)

This week has been an almost unmitigated damn nightmare. It can go die in some metaphorical trash fire where it belongs.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 04:48 AM)

I feel your pain.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 June 2018 - 04:47 AM)

This time ten years ago I was looking forward to Transformers 2.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

There's room enough for five more cabinets.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Once I've settled in and earned money again, I can start with the third wall.

@  Plokatron : (21 June 2018 - 10:05 PM)

I'm still working on my comic just been trying to start up a Custom Lego shop. Won't be too long but I'm still here.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

(really though, great display)

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

you're gonna have a buildup of dinosaur electrons.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

he needs his dino-breathing room! :D

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

Trypticon looks a bit cramped in there, nevermore!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 05:54 PM)

Sad thing is we've thought more about the foam than the show writers ever did. :D

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

https://imgur.com/ky0qGVD

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

Current status of my collection room in my new, still-under-construction apartment:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Depends on whether or not the motive engines for the vehicle mode are the same as the robot mode. Cause we know they use energon for everything.

@  Bass X0 : (21 June 2018 - 05:17 PM)

I was thinking today if Transformers would carry the fuel for their alternate mode in their robot mode? They'd have to, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 June 2018 - 01:28 PM)

I mean, the clear meta reason is so non-Transformers don't die horribly on their ships, but that's not as fun to speculate about.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 10:43 AM)

There's also lots of chemical reactions which only precipite with oxygen.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 09:27 AM)

Oxygen is obviously a native gas on cybertron and also let’s the equipment “breath” so to speak.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:47 AM)

@Wonko; Yeah, but why oxygen? There are a lot of non-flammable gasses they could've used. And we've seen TFs using radio to communicate in vacuum.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2018 - 08:29 AM)

As the Cream of Wheat glugged forth from his meatus, his mind focused on only one thing: Mommy loved him so.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 08:17 AM)

there's lots you can't do in vaccuum. The least of which is audio communication.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Though that begs the question of why a robotic species would keep their ships pressurized with oxygen in the first place.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 07:29 AM)

Guess it's just me playing FTL recently. Opening a few doors out to the void is a good way to deal with fires and rude visitors.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Plus it depends on what part of the ship, can’t easily vent an interior area.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 06:34 AM)

depends on what's wrong. If you need to get something out and away, would also need to have started in a pressurised space to begin with. If you just want to vent extra heat: it wouldn't work as well as vaccuum is an insulator.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 03:12 AM)

If they're in space wouldn't it make more sense just to vent the area affected to vacuum?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 07:16 PM)

I mean the foam was dangerous, but in space they probably put out the fires, then wore the equivalent of a hazmat suit to clean up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Only on special occassions.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2018 - 03:50 PM)

you don't?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I mean, we don't usually use asbestos on our souls.....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 10:11 AM)

*looks at asbestos" Yep... Cause we've never used something harmful as a fire retardant. x.x;

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2018 - 06:32 AM)

fire retardant foam is so powerful it can extinguish even sparks

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I mean, this is a species that can be disabled (possibly fatally after a while?) by flame retardant foam, so yeah.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 01:28 AM)

Transformers are exactly as resilient as the plot needs them to be, so who knows, it could be lethal today.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 June 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Which is why Marvel Megatron was interested in Dr. Biggles-Jones' railgun design and had it grafted onto his G2 tank mode.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 08:43 PM)

Doesn't really matter what transformers are made of. If you send a 10 pound ball of metal flying at a good enough velocity, you will do damage.

@  Soft Snow : (19 June 2018 - 05:53 PM)

A regular cannon that shoots cannon balls and does nothing to other transformers because they are robots but would put a mean whole in the side of your wooden boat...

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

wtf did the shoutbox do to my emoji

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

also @ patchy its whatever your heart desires 😘

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

shes not a drill but she is a grill

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 June 2018 - 05:40 PM)

POTP CINDERSAUR IS A GIRL THIS IS NOT A DRILL

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 June 2018 - 05:18 PM)

A fusion cannon, or just a regular cannon?

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:04 PM)

megatron but he turns into a ford fusion with a cannon badly welded onto the roof

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2018 - 02:22 PM)

My Little Fusion Cannon: Friendship Through Tyranny.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 June 2018 - 02:01 PM)

was that supposed to sound sexual

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 01:55 PM)

I'm pretty sure that megatrons cannon is his best friend, so that friendship is magic stuff won't work.

@  MEDdMI : (19 June 2018 - 01:16 PM)

And then the magic ponies force everyone to be friends FOREVERRRRRRR

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 12:06 PM)

Or... megatron just goes to war against skynet cause he can't stand the competition.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:52 AM

Discuss the issue here!

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:56 AM

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

Let the merry-go-round of event deaths begin!

 

So the first one really caught me off-guard. I see the bodies from Velocitron, and I see Cybertron Override, Energon Hot Shot, and someone who looks like Cliffjumper. And I think, "Weird. What toy from the Unicron Trilogy looks like Cliffjumper and could be on Velocitron?" And the next panel is, "That's...Cliffjumper". I was expecting a generic easter egg and it turns out to be a real death. That was rough.

 

Caminus's Strafe is looking oddly vehicular again. I don't know if that's a spoiler for The Falling or an art error.

 

Elonia's metal is officially confirmed to be Ore-12, and the devastated body of Emissary is uncovered. And although the Titan is still alive, he is murdered by Arcee in order to stop a counter-signal from his Space Bridge that was preventing Wheeljack from teleporting the population of Elonia to safety. Gods are dying.

 

And then comes Wheeljack. Criminally underused since his return in RID #33, Wheeljack sacrifices his life to hold together the Bridge and save 2/3rds of Elonia's population. His last thoughts were of Ironhide.

 

LV-117 continues to be weird. The destruction of the planet seen in RID #10 apparently happened last week, although the effects and ramifications have been rippling through the universe for years.

 

The dead worlds of Prion and Gorlam Prime were also consumed. How one manages to consume a planet that already collapsed into another universe, I dunno. Velocitron is gone and Eukaris is going with it.

 

Windblade confirms that Cybertron intercepted the transmission in First Strike #6 that said "Welcome. Death." A second signal (confirmed in the back materials to be from TFvV #5) sent out a single word..."Unicron."

 

And now, the end of all things...



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:13 AM

Cliffjumper!!!!! Noooooooooooo

You were criminally underused in IDW. Hell only Mcarty used him and we all would like to forget that era.
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:16 AM

Is this available digitally anywhere?

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

Is this available digitally anywhere?

No. And past FCBD issues have taken at least a month to be put up on comixology



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

Is this available digitally anywhere?


It will be eventually, but likely not until early June.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

I'd be madder about Velocitron but this is the end of the whole universe anyway so

 

kind of annoyed it's one of the first places they decide to tap for that tho


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:31 AM

Have we seen the Ark-Zero before?
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

I suppose I shouldn't be too mad about shock deaths in an apocalyptic end of the universe story.

 

But I will anyway. Boo Wheeljack.



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I liked Wheeljack's death. It was meaningful to who he was as a character, nicely heroic, someone he's got a lot of history with was there, and it was under the writer who's had primary custody of him for the last six years.

It got me tearing up a bit, which I take as a sign it was well-executed!

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:14 PM

So the Spaceknights flew into Unicron's mouth while he was eating, saw some crushed tatters of Velocitron in his, uhh, cheek-pouches or something, and then Unicron... spit them back out onto Elonia? Or allowed them to fly out of his mouth, despite his gravity beam sucking a whole planet inwards?

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

So the Spaceknights flew into Unicron's mouth while he was eating, saw some crushed tatters of Velocitron in his, uhh, cheek-pouches or something, and then Unicron... spit them back out onto Elonia? Or allowed them to fly out of his mouth, despite his gravity beam sucking a whole planet inwards?


The Knights split up, as seen on page 4, panel 3. Rom and Livia flew over the surface of Unicron's body and saw the Velocitron remnants (which are there because, as explained later in the issue, Unicron is building up his body from the worlds he eats), whilst the others flew up to his mouth and got obliterated. Rom and Livia seemed to get caught in a shockwave from that and knocked down to the planet's surface.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

Honestly, I liked Wheeljack's death. It was meaningful to who he was as a character, nicely heroic, someone he's got a lot of history with was there, and it was under the writer who's had primary custody of him for the last six years.

It got me tearing up a bit, which I take as a sign it was well-executed!

 

I wonder what he was going to say to Ironhide. It read very much like it was meant to be "I love you", but, like, Ironhide and Wheeljack haven't really interacted much at all.



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

Unicron the world destroyer is here. And here we go with fatalities.

Damn. Emissary is gone as soon as he was unearthed. What a shame, if it does highlight the crisis level posed by Unicron.

And so passes Wheeljack. You will be missed.

A second signal saying Unicron was sent out during the events of Transformers vs. Visionaries, eh? Well that could have been set up better.

There goes Eukaris.

So Prowl the owl has appeared as a Chimeracon, a Maximal, and a Eukarian? Haha, I guess that attests to how beloved the character design is.

And I wonder if its specifically Alex Milnes decision to repeat Energon Hot Shots cameo from MtMtE #35. Heh, Unicron Trilogy forever!
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

Honestly, I liked Wheeljack's death. It was meaningful to who he was as a character, nicely heroic, someone he's got a lot of history with was there, and it was under the writer who's had primary custody of him for the last six years.

It got me tearing up a bit, which I take as a sign it was well-executed!

 
I wonder what he was going to say to Ironhide. It read very much like it was meant to be "I love you", but, like, Ironhide and Wheeljack haven't really interacted much at all.

It was "Tell Ironhide to..." rather than "Tell Ironhide I..."

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

Damn. Emissary is gone as soon as he was unearthed. What a shame, if it does highlight the crisis level posed by Unicron.

And so passes Wheeljack. You will be missed.

 

In part, I think what I like about their deaths, is that they weren't done to hurt Unicron, they weren't any big sacrifice for victory.

 

They died because there wasn't enough time for anything else.

 

It's a kind of tragic sacrifice just to let others have a little bit more time, whether willing (Wheeljack) or unknowing (Emissary)

 

Although it is a real pity we'll never get an Emissary with Emissary and Emissary titan.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:17 PM

I got to the last page... and now I have no interest in it at all. Eukaris being shown to be destroyed with no evacuation just makes windblade look like an idiot. The fact they weren't evacuating other colonies... Like I said, just stupidity all around. Optimus prime is not the only person who can evacuate a planet.
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:31 PM

I imagine there were, like with Cliffjumper's team on Velocitron. We just don't see it on that page.

 

There may have just been levels of success, depending on how much warning they got.





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