Date: 2012-02-27 08:51 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Well played IDW, well played.

Date: 2012-02-27 09:59 pm (UTC)
the_phantom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_phantom
I am falling in love with IDW because of their 80's line of comics

Date: 2012-02-27 08:56 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Noted Decepticon Starscream is scaling a wall beside one of the most significant events in Cybertronian history, and security don't try to stop him BEFORE he lands on the stage and hogs the camera?

Date: 2012-02-27 11:56 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
I think Starscream's actually in the crowd, and the bot scaling the wall is someone else. Maybe security, even?

Date: 2012-02-27 12:08 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
D'oh, you're right!

Date: 2012-02-27 12:14 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, he's the one in the front row saying, "Bumblebee, it is time for a new order--".

Security seems likely.

Date: 2012-02-28 05:27 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
That's Arcee, contacting Prowl, after doing what she does in the issue.

Date: 2012-02-27 09:48 pm (UTC)
the_phantom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_phantom
No Thats Arcee

Date: 2012-02-27 09:36 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Bumblebee, I'mma let you finish, but I had one of the best music videos in the world!

Date: 2012-02-27 01:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
This book is so good. And I actually can see how people would believe in Starscream enough to at least give him a chance(and in their mind just enough rope to hang himself with). Its a nice change from the usual Marvel thing of people just trusting Old Loki or Norman Freaken Osborn because of sheer stupidity.

Date: 2012-02-28 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
why? Starscream has helped participate in planatray genocides and attempted to lead the group on numerous occasions

Date: 2012-02-28 04:20 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
But so has every Decepticon leader you might end up dealing with, and with Starscream, you can see him singing a new tune for his own benefit.

Date: 2012-02-28 09:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexanderlucard
Plus Starscream WAS originally an Autobot in some continuities.

Date: 2012-02-29 05:20 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Not this one. Although he did have a seat on the senate for a period, and publicly supported one of Zeta Prime's more insane plans to stop the Decepticons. (Mostly because it was SO freaking insane it'd do nothing but help the 'Cons.)

Date: 2012-02-27 11:38 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I vote for Starscream as new supreme leader!

Date: 2012-02-27 02:41 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Hah! I just noticed Starcream's giant "Just as Planned" face in the background of the final page.

Date: 2012-02-27 02:56 pm (UTC)
sherkahn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sherkahn
Well played.

For the greater good the Autobots have to let Starscream make his play. Such a move would not work with the Decepticons.

Date: 2012-02-27 03:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Does that close up of Starscream's face on the screen remind you of Old Grape Face, BW Megatron?

Date: 2012-02-27 04:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dorksidefiker
I always knew there was a reason why Starscream was my favorite Generation 1 character.

Can I vote for him this election? I normally vote Cobra Commander, but this year I'm willing to make an exception.

Date: 2012-02-28 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curlyjo1
Chris Latta would like either vote!

Date: 2012-02-27 05:48 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Nothing is more deceptive than honesty. That said, when did Starscream double his IQ?

(Soundwave all the way. Rah! Rah!)

Date: 2012-02-27 07:58 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
He does make the occasional smart move. His main problem isn't that his plans suck, but that he relies too much on them succeeding.

Date: 2012-02-27 08:34 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
I would have said his main problem is being a rash hothead.

Date: 2012-02-27 08:47 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Sort of... but he does think about his plans ahead of time fairly often.

It's not like he rushes in thoughtlessly. He rushes in thinking, "This'll be perfectly safe because of that other plan I did earlier."

Date: 2012-02-27 11:01 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I'd have said "delusions of competency" myself.

Date: 2012-02-29 02:12 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Delusions of super-competency.

He can do straitforward tasks well enough, but acts like he can outmaneuver everyone all the time.

Date: 2012-02-27 08:21 pm (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
It seems like the Autobots finally winning decisively has made him reevaluate his world view.

Date: 2012-02-27 08:33 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Or at least his strategy.

Date: 2012-02-27 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] quatoria
Hey, two million years of failure gives even an idiot some time for contemplation and reflection.

Date: 2012-02-28 05:56 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
IDW Starscream has been smarter, shrewder than versions to come before him in G1. So much so, that I actually was reading the above in a different voice-- the one from Prime seemed apt, actually.

Date: 2012-02-28 06:55 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Hmm. While Prime Starscream is certainly less of an idiot than G1, he's also rather more craven... It's doubtful he'd pull something this grand. (Although in the new season he seems to have grown a pretty good set of wrecking balls, going so far as to brazenly walk into Decepticon HQ after quitting the team to swipe some Energon cubes...)

Date: 2012-02-27 06:49 pm (UTC)
geoffsebesta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geoffsebesta
Good stuff.

I can never unhear Starscream's 80s cartoon voice, which makes me hate him, but enjoy hating him, and I'm really happy to see this extremely confusing turn from him.

Date: 2012-02-27 07:43 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
That voice is a classic petulant teenager.

Date: 2012-02-27 08:24 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
You should always hear the 80s Starscream voice.

Date: 2012-02-28 02:10 am (UTC)
deleonjh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deleonjh
That bit in the movie where he gloats and kicks a dying Megatron in the ribs? Classic.

Date: 2012-02-28 07:07 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
What I really wonder is how this will go for Long Haul once the 'Cons back at their base realize Bee's not dead - I rather doubt 'well we ARE Decepticons' will quite cut it.

Date: 2012-02-28 04:22 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I suspect the 'cons back in base are about to find themselves in a lot of trouble.

Date: 2012-02-28 04:57 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Yeah, but I suspect that'll work against Long Haul, since they're obviously not all going to end up dead or in the slammer, and lying about Bee's assassination would make him a pretty obvious suspect for what went down - as Screamer's accomplice, of course.

Guess it really comes down to who's with who once the 'Cons inevitably break into factions. Who will side with Starscream, and who will side with (I would assume) Soundwave and Shockwave? If all (or at least most) of the Constructicons are on Screamer's side, then he'll probably be OK, but if they're not... After the lie, who but Screamer will trust him even as far as any Decepticon trusts any other? But, contrarily, if he's with Screamer, and most of the other Constructicons are with the Waves, who among Starscream's loyalists will be sure that LH's loyalties lie with him, and not his subgroup?

Date: 2012-02-29 05:30 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Hmm. Thinking some more on this, it'd be interesting if the (hypothetical) Decepticon factions took new names, since the Decepticon faction is a) beaten and b) fractured.

I vote Destron for Screamer's faction, and Ultracon for the Waves' followers.

Date: 2012-02-28 07:34 am (UTC)
zechs80: (Mayuri)
From: [personal profile] zechs80
I think Arcee takes out Ratbat this issue.

Date: 2012-02-28 04:22 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Arcee? Not a bot to mess with in IDW ^^

Date: 2012-02-28 06:26 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Ah, Starscream screws over the other Cons in a bid to gain personal power for himself.

It must be a day that ends in "Y".

Date: 2012-02-28 08:37 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
I 'unno. He screws over Ratbat pretty hard, and catches Long Haul as collateral damage, and he's going to have to screw the Waves over in order to keep his spark chamber inside his body...but the rest of the 'Cons, if Screamer plays this well, will likely end up in a better place than they would have been otherwise.


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