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Dark Cybertron (comic)

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  • IIRC, it is, or was recently(?), heavily discounted on Comixology.

    If i sound like i don't really know, it's cause i don't read comics.




  • It does not pick up for a while, like a looong while.
    Initially I really disliked it because it completely derailed More Than Meets The Eye for the last few months. Then I disliked it because, overall, it was a bit of a mess.
    I can't remember which artist was responsible for each thread but there were really times that I hated a certain thread line because the artwork was jarring to look at compared to the rest.
    The story was a mess too and unless you are familiar with MTMTE and Robots in Disguise I cannot even imagine this being comprehensible. There's even (literal) bits in it that are only- I think- referenced in Trailcutter's spotlight comic released with his figure.

    However, it is worth reading to the end - there's some really good scenes and the twists and characters have moved into MTMTE and RID as well as the new Windblade series.




  • AxlF wrote: »
    I can't remember which artist was responsible for each thread but there were really times that I hated a certain thread line because the artwork was jarring to look at compared to the rest.

    I just read your review and you've pinpointed the bits I didn't enjoy. Although, even Ramondelli's artwork starts to become soul crushing after a while.




  • I'm sure I'll pick up Volume 2. I've read all of the IDWverse and am too committed to back out now.




  • Yeah, a bit messy at the beginning, and the artwork is odd - it goes from being overly detailed to very boxy (almost like G1 cartoons) in places. I hadn't read the Spotlights so I was a bit lost at the start of the story. It does get more cohesive and picks up a good bit as it goes on, and there are some fantastic double-page spreads in the last couple of issues. I found the actual "climax" rather anti-climactic to be honest, but to be fair I've probably thought that about every event/crossover comic series in any comic.


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  • I picked up the collection of Spotlights titled 'Dark Prelude' and I'm glad I did. Otherwise I'd be completely lost.
    One thing I'm left wondering though; were Rattrap and Scoop featured in the IDWverse before? They seem to be treated like long-serving characters, but I don't remember them showing up before...




  • They were in the ongoing book ahead of Dark Cybertron. A few appearances in the background and a bit more prominent once Starscream assumed his new "role". (Trying to avoid spoilers)




  • Jayd0g wrote: »
    They were in the ongoing book ahead of Dark Cybertron. A few appearances in the background and a bit more prominent once Starscream assumed his new "role". (Trying to avoid spoilers)

    edit: I just realised that I missed out on RiD Volume 5 in its entirity. I thought it only went up to V4 :o




  • I believe Volume 2's release date was yesterday. Any sign of it on these shores yet?


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