I'm a huge fan of Nick Roche, both as an artist and as the man who bought my Grandus at AA2009, and was introduced to James Roberts via Eugenesis so nothing else need be said there, so not really liking this puts me in a rather awkward position.
It's a bunch of people I don't know dismembering each other followed by the biggest one opening a space-brothel. I'm sure it'll pan out well (this is Roche and Roberts after all) but the preview if anything has lowered my expectations. Maybe it's because I don't know IDW Fortress Maximus.
Bonus points for Snare taking care of Skids and Mudflap, though.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
What a way to go for that character - would be interesting if he somehow survives that. Anyone looking at the preview might not know which i'm referring too - we see characters from both sides killed in the preview.
I wonder what the body count is going to be for the whole series going by the title. Wouldn't it be good if we saw 3 character that we have not seen in the IDW universe show up along the way within this series.
4 if you count Flame. But he would be too much like Hot Rod/ ROFT Megatron.
That preview is fucking immense! One of the themes I've picked up on over at the IDW board is that Overlord is the TF equivalent of John Simm's Master (something which James R himself acknowledges over at IDW too).
Even the colours give off a modern twist on the old Marvel comics vibe. I haven't been this excited for a TF comic in a very long while.
Blimey! I never expected that Wheelie would make an appearance. His "Show some respec'. I'm here to wreck!" battle cry was utterly terrifying.
My favourite bit was when Emirate Xaaron duel-weilded those Targetmaster guns and leapt out of the exploding plane, sky-surfing on top of Skullcruncher in crocodile mode to crash on top of Megatron, and make out with Arcee.
I had a dream about this comic last night, does that mean I am a super nerd with no hope of being saved?
The week Marvel's Civil War #7 was released, I was on holiday in Rome and I had a dream about trying to explain the Event to my non-comic-loving girlfriend.
That was when I realised I had a problem, and began my 147-step plan to slowly ween myself off. I've not been in a comic shop for nearly 2 months now. It's a daily struggle, but I've got it under control.