The thought occurs .... what are people's single favourite trades collection Transformers material for both the older Marvel US & UK material through to the end of G2 and the newer material DW and onwards through IDW?
Marvel - Trial By Fire. Wonderfully self-contained sci-fi story with some memorable characters (Transformer and human) carried through from beginning to end. Can come back to this time and time again.
Modern - IDW's Spotlight Vol. 1. Nice volume of 'concept' stories that have a life beyond themselves yet are self-contained. Nice takes on familiar characters coupled with fresh and innovative (for Transformers anyway) ideas. Variety of enjoyable art styles as well that give some memorable scenes as well.
Post by Andy Turnbull on Oct 10, 2014 22:03:23 GMT
I am with Martin. New Order narrowly edges out Dark Designs and Eye of the Storm. It does have the best art, and the Ratchet/Megatron dynamic being established and dealt with expertly as well as Optimus' triumphant return.
From the newer era I would be inclined to say Last Stand of the Wreckers, M's Spotlight Spotlight V1 suggestion is intriguing but the shitty art in Sixshot takes the shine off it and LSOTW is a damned fine rollocking read.
For me the ancient winner has to be Target 2006 but only just over Dinobot Hunt which also contains The National Interest. All are solid pillars of my younger TF reading and it was just such a joy to see them finally collected.
Modern: I'd like to say Last Stand of the Wreckers which is really the book that got me back in to reading TF comics but the answer really has to be More Than Meets The Eye v1. THREE years later I'm still getting new things from it. Fabulous Book
For classic I'd like to say one of the UK Classics volumes, probably either 1 or 2, but the quality of the comic reproduction leaves a lot to be desired (they should be lovingly restored and BIG! Really, these feel like they ought to be HC and well printed like the Complete GI Joe volumes), so I will say the Titan Target: 2006 reprint (not *perfect* reproduction, but still much better). I will also say the for all the time I have for Wildman usually, I have really found his UK classics covers lacklustre.
For modern is has to be LSOTW, and I will go with the IDW Limited edition with the beautiful tray case and extra bits and bobs and nice printing. Always a sucker for a well-produced book package.