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Transformers Volume 2: International Incident (Transformers (Numbered)) [Kindle Edition]

Don Figueroa , Mike Costa , E. J. Su , Javier Saltares
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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As the Autobots and Skywatch come together against a common enemy, the Decepticons choose to forge their own alliance. However, their involvement with a powerful leader could escalate two countries into war! Can the Autobots prevent an international incident, while avoiding exposure?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 68510 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (21 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009F5XMQ0
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #433,556 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The 'Spark' is fading along with all hope... 19 Jan. 2011
Format:Paperback
*Sigh...*

I told myself that I would give this series the benefit of the doubt and continue to persevere even though my devotion for this ongoing title was dwindling.

I'm afraid to say that my expectations have once again lost all hope and there appears to be very little keeping me interested in this comic. Forgive me Transformers, its not your fault, its your unsatisfactory execution and lack of quality that has left a very bitter taste.

Artistically, Don Figueroa has a significant absence is this collection, except for some cool covers only, instead handing over pencils to E.J Su and others. Su's drawings I can get on board with - he gives the robots a nice sharp edge and good attention to detail. As for the rest, I was drawn to distraction by the complete sloppyness and careless creativity at some of the robots: it looked like half the book was rushed, slung together without any thought for scale, expression or design. Why on Earth can't this series resemble the artistic flare that titles such as War Within, Generation 1, Armada, Infiltration through to Devastation brought us?

As for the story, this is the one redeeming factor I just about managed to enjoy. However, for readers expecting a satisfying dose of robot spot-light, once again we are forced to read panel after panel, page after page of mind-numbing, poorly drawn, dull, human interference. Costa, your work on G.I. Joe is cool, continue scripting humans there, but leave the TFs alone! There is too much attention to the human story thread that disrupts the cool robot fight scenes (of which I'm pleased to say there are lots) and interesting characterisation between the two-feuding robot factions. They are an unnecessary distraction I'd like to see removed completely.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not overly exciting 28 Mar. 2011
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This was a solid enough volume. The 2 individual stories about Megatron & Spike are good. The main story is a lot of action & an attempt to show what the Decepticons left on Earth are up to. It's not a bad idea but it's a bit too much action orientated & some decisions are taken very quickly. The ending is interesting but this series needs a spark & I'm hoping that will be in the form of a proper main bad guy. It's meandering along aimlessly otherwise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good. I recommend. 13 May 2013
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Fairly good. But I need the first and third volumes of this to get a complete story. The art isn't bad, and it had some good characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Things slowly starting to improve. 19 Dec. 2010
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Just got this today and once I'd had a good close read of it I enjoyed it. I absolutlely loved the various Simon Furman 'ations' books and therefore found the dumbing down of 'All Hail Megatron' 1 and 2 and the dull 'Bumblebee' to be huge disappointments. Slowly, but surely though, the IDW series is starting to get back on the right track. I'll not say anyhting about the plot, bu the artwork (thnakfully) is in a more traditional style rather than Don's dreadful redesigns of part 1 hopefully never to be seen again. Indeed EJ Su draws the first part of this book which is of course very welcome indeed. This story is similar in style and plot to 'Escalation' which is no bad thing in my book. Between 'International Incident', the good (but short)'Ironhide' and of course the epic 'Last Stand of the Wreckers' it would seem as though there's still a bit of hope for the Transformers series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Fandom is never happy. 17 Oct. 2013
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This book is totally fine. Yes. Totally fine. There's nothing wrong with this book. It's only sin is pissing off the fandom for not being exactly what the fandom wants, the exacting way they want it. And like most hardcore fandoms, the Transformers fanbase is irrational, excitable, and self important. The concept of opinion is lost on them. If it's not their way then it's just wrong, and that's the end of the story.

This book does some cool stuff. The first issue collected here, #7 All His Engines is narrated by Megatron, and offers a fresh insight into the Deception War Machine, painting it as a totalitarian military complex completely dependent on Megatron's zeal and sheer force of will to function properly, aspects hinted at way back in Infiltration, and built upon in All Hail Megatron. We also get to see more of Starscream, now totally paralyzed by the sheer enormity of the responsibility of leadership, which I think is an interesting commentary on his overall character in the Transformers franchise.

Then we move into a character study of our main human protagonist, Spike, in a story spinning directly out of All Hail Megatron. It's nothing you've not seen before, but it does the job, and sets up a number of coming arcs that have massive ramifications.

And then we move into the four part homage to the Transformer cartoons of yesteryear. International Incident is a big, dumb, tongue in cheek send up of the absurd writing found in the original cartoon. The art style even closely mimics the style found in the cartoon from the 80s. It's a treat, if not taken seriously, and sets up more important arcs to come.

One of my personal favorite aspects of IDW's Transformer's comics is the artistic license given to their illustrators. It's an ever changing smorgasbord of eye candy. This book is no exception.

So check your expectations, ignore the whining coming from the fandom, and just have fun with it.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It lost me at hello. 14 Dec. 2010
By Matthew I. Santullano - Published on Amazon.com
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I got most of the way through this and decided maybe, after 20 years of fandom, I had had enough of the Transformers. Which is funny because I'm who they quote on the back cover...

EmO-ptimus Prime contemplating his robo navel punctuated by infrequent action and an omnipresent human cast that seems to have wandered in from GI JOE, the IDW's ongoing Transformers series may convince you too that you have something better to do for the rest of your life.

If have to buy a Transformers comic, buy Last Stand of the Wreckers, if you have to buy two Transformers comics, buy Last Stand of the Wreckers twice, and give one to a friend.
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not overly exciting 28 Mar. 2011
By Derrick O'Rourke - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a solid enough volume. The 2 individual stories about Megatron & Spike are good. The main story is a lot of action & an attempt to show what the Decepticons left on Earth are up to. It's not a bad idea but it's a bit too much action orientated & some decisions are taken very quickly. The ending is interesting but this series needs a spark & I'm hoping that will be in the form of a proper main bad guy. It's meandering along aimlessly otherwise.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome. 16 Dec. 2010
By syli2 - Published on Amazon.com
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Way better than the first book, "For All Mankind". I definitely liked the art a lot better. Major cliffhanger at the end, but it is still a great ending because it requires to you to read into the story a bit more to get what is really going on. Again, the character development in this series is awesome. Although I think the sudden appearance of the Predacons was a kind of predictable yet non sequitur plot twist to make. I got the impression that they just suddenly turned up on earth for no reason, because there is no mention of them in the previous book or in the AHM series/Infiltration trilogy anywhere.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Please tell me the author wasn't paid 5 April 2011
By Zachary W. Dyer - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book in a blind hope that it would be interesting and possibly redeem the lack luster read that was Transformers, Volume 1: For All Mankind. Unfortunately this book fails on an even larger scale then the first book.
The opening of the book is a long drawn out sequence with mediocre art showing how far the remaining Decepticons have fallen. The barely alive Megatron gives a running commentary on the situation. It honestly showed promise but by the end of the issue, nothing seemed to have happened. After that the book spent a long time telling a relatively boring story about Spike arguing with his father and various other human characters that no one cares about, as to whether or not the Autobots should be allowed to stay.
Finally more then halfway through the book we get to see the Autobots actually do something proactive. Which is to try and quell an international incident for which this volume is named.
Although the Artwork is relatively strong, and thankfully the Bayverse inspired designs from the last volume have been Dropped (I'm not bashing the Micheal Bay movies but honestly this is a G1 based book those designs were not welcome or required), this book overall was a fast but really boring read. The action is few and far between, the story is boring, and of course IDW has decided to commit the cardinal sin of making the majority of the Book focus on the Humans in the story. If I buy a book or movie or watch a show that says Transformers in the title anywhere I don't think it's to much to ask that there be some actual Transformers in more then 40% of the book. I understand the human character's are needed but they are not the stars, and the ones in this book are so boring and one demensional I really could care less what story they're there to tell.
I can't in good concience recommend this book to anyone. The only reason I bought it was to get super saver shipping with the Green Arrow book I had purchased and because I was still riding the high left over from Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers. Unfortunately it seems Last Stand is to be the last decent Transformers book for a while.
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