Post by charlesrocketboy on May 6, 2008 16:00:42 GMT
No more previews of propaganda-style covers though. Pity. (I'm hoping for one as Megatron as Churchill in the "Let Us Go Forward Together" poster, aimed at convincing people things will be better if they just give up and let him run things)
XD so harsh, maybe megatron should be a different colour then?...perhaps orange or green
Sorry about that. Perhaps my dry, old-bloke humor doesn't translate so well. I was just struck by the amusement value of the concept of a colour picture of Megatron, who is after all generally depicted as grey in comics rather than his actual, rather over-shiny, silver.
Although, there is clearly something wrong with my brain - as I much prefer the one with the fewer layers and effects...
#1 has finally thundered on to comic shelves. I had a flick through it, which was enough to confirm that it looked great but the writing was not to my taste: bit too decompressed for my liking so I decided not to purchase an issue. Art and colours are very, very nice though.
I find it difficult to get excited about A Thrilling New Direction For Transformers anyway, what with the Old Direction not actually finished yet. If this had come out a month after the Furman Arc (or whetever it's called) had finished, I might have been more interested. I'll probably tune in again when AHM gets a trade.
So I picked up a copy of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne instead, which I remember being a rip-roaring read when read as a nipper. Also, it was 85p cheaper than All Hail Megatron.
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2008 17:33:46 GMT by The Doctor
In all likelihood I won't be picking this up in periodical from. Other than the remaining "Spotlight"s my IDW purchasing is switching to a "wait and see" model. I shall study folks reaction and things and decide if I wish to buy stuff when a trade comes out, dependent on what I hear about it in the meantime.
Just finished reading AHM and, although the art and colouring are really nice and there are a few good lines, I'm a bit underwhelmed so far. I don't want to give too much away, but there's not really much more to the story except an expansion of the 5 page preview most of us have already seen. The other thing that irks me somewhat is the so called Megatron/Starscream "dynamic" that most of the American cartoon fans rave about. Am I the only one who is a bit sick of the two of them bickering or one-upping each other all the time? It was done to death in the original cartoon, comics and most recently in Devastation. Change the record already and focus on something new! Sorry if I'm sounding a bit negative, I'm just not a fan of Starscream and, in my opinion, he only serves to drag the character of Megatron down.
Enough waffle out of me, roll on Spotlight: Hardhead.
"Understanding is a three edged sword: your side, their side and the truth"
Kosh Naranek - Babylon 5
My LCS had sold out yesterday evening, but a communication from the mothership last night alerted me to the fact that my mummy had bought a copy of it (and The Ark II and The Saga of the All Spark) from FP Nottingham yesterday.
G, I recommend Forbidden Planet in Derby. It consistently has 20+ copies of each TF comic and there's a fantastic £1 magazine shop nearby (owned by the same people as the one in Hanley market) that has more stock than the one in the Potteries market.
The comic has clearly been inspired by the recent movie. There's an effort to present the human angle on the invasion. The transformers are an unknown force that appear from nowhere and begin to destroy the city and kill its population. The Decepticon characters will be immediately recognisable for anyone who has seen the TV series, avoiding the strategic element that was emphasised in previous IDW stories. The immediate reaction by any regular TF reader will be that the story is too simplistic. However, I think it represents an excellent jumping-on point for new readers to learn about the TF universe without being hampered by the ongoing dead universe plotline. It's also good to see mindless destruction in the first issue rather something that is used to wrap up a story.
Overall, it's difficult to read in a standalone form. However, it contains a sufficient amount of mindless action to provide cheap thrills.
Post by grahamthomson on Jul 11, 2008 11:31:22 GMT
I haven't been to Derby for ye-ears! In fact, I didn't even know there was a FP there. FP Nottingham is actually pretty good, especially since they moved. And since family lives there, I have their just-passing sorties to fall back on.