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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye (2011-) Vol. 1 Kindle & comiXology
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One section covering the aftermath of the last battle on Cybertron (Robots in Disguise) and the other section (More Than Meets the Eye series) covering a group of some 200 Cybertronians led by Rodimus (Hot Rod) into space on a journey to find the Knights of Cybertron so that Cybertron can go back to it's "Golden Age".
This is the first book in the series More Than Meets the Eye series and starts off with the great "Death of Optimus Prime" prequel story.
The story is well written by James Roberts and the artwork by Nick Roche (the first few stories) and the rest by Alex Milne are crisp and very nice. There are some regular characters such as Rodimus, Ultra Magnus and Drift and some not so well know, or some characters that have been given more page time such as Red Alert, Trailbreaker, Rung and Swerve.
The fact that the main cast ended up being split in two, I thought that I would prefer the other series more as it had Ironhide, Bumblebee and Wheeljack, some of my favourite characters in it. As a matter of fact this series has been by far the better in my opinion. There are some very serious moments, some moments that are sad but then there are more characters in this story that have not been featured as much, and they have brought with them their own style of comic relief.
After an accident (or was it) the ship of Autobots is plunged into the furthest region of space with no idea of where they are, after finding their way they run into a whole heap of trouble in various situations.
This is the beginning of a very good series of Transformers that will leave you waiting anxiously until the next issue to come out.Read more ›
At first I was a little resentful of only receiving the first three issues in this TPB, along with the one-shot 'Death of Optimus Prime' story that precedes it. However, the Optimus story is the perfect setup to the beginning of this series, and is superbly handled, with a Prime that you would recognise from his Furman G1 days (in both looks and personality), and the somewhat more sinister Prowl (who is more recognisable in his plotting from say 'Last Stand of the Wreckers'.
The great thing about this book is that it draws on all the history of Transformers media up to this point, and yet you don't have to know anything about that in order to enjoy this. Its there for people that know it/remember it. At the same time it also brings in plenty of fresh elements in characters like Skids and Tailgate, whilst others are given a fresh coat of 'character' paint e.g. Whirl, Chromedome and Ratchet.
Perhaps one of the few criticisms to be levelled against 'More Than Meets The Eye' is that its too jokey, with too many colloquialisms shared by the characters ("Its Skids, yeah"?)... too many of them saying "Yeah", and "Right" at the end of every sentence... but that really is the most minor of niggles.
Every panel serves a purpose here, nothing is wasted (e.g. Dreamwave issues from a decade ago), and it makes for a packed read. I've already pre-ordered the follow-on TPB. Love it.
While its sister-book is by no means a bad book,it really suffers when compared to this immensely fun series. It's a delightful blend of humour, horror and Firefly-esque antics. Between an engaging story, beautiful artwork, brilliant dialogue and characters, and tons of extras, More Than Meets The Eye gives you your moneys-worth and then some.
It's certainly the best thing IDW have turned out. No offense to Furman; I've still got an unkillable nostalgic love for the old UK comics, but this is by far and away the best thing I've read to date.
The characters are portrayed with more depth. Roberts writing is outstanding, and it's well paced. The colouring is also outstanding. Beyond a wish that Roche had done more of the art rather than Milne (personal preference), I genuinely do not have a bad word to say about this.
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In Nick Hornby’s excellent book, The Polysyllabic Spree, collecting his Believer columns discussing books he’d bought and read each month, the author talks about attempting to read... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sam Quixote
An excellent read, especially for fans of gen 1 Transformers. Great artwork and writing all for an excellent price. Roll out.Published on 13 Jan. 2014 by David Bryan
Great return to classic transformer storytelling. Fast paced with great character development. Looking forward to more instalments. Well done to the production team.Published on 31 Oct. 2013 by David Thubron
More Than Meets The Eye (MTMTE) is a shining beacon of what has been the great legacy of Transformers: exciting science fantasy that couples intriguing characters, each possessing... Read morePublished on 25 Jun. 2013 by Alex Leathard
m son has already few but wants more as he loves all the magazines !!must buy more for him !Published on 5 May 2013 by antaes
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