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Four pages from TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #12. The latest issue puts a focus on one of the strongest relationships currently being depicted in comics, that between Autobots Rewind and Chromedome.

During a raid on an enemy lair, Rewind has sustained grave injuries.

While waiting to see how Rewind will respond to the treatment, Chromedome speaks to Tailgate.

And so, How Rewind Met Chromedome:

The outlook is grim: Turns out Chromedome's spark is "low yield," so it's not up to the task of jumpstarting Rewind, whose only chance now is if another person in the crew who's a compatible donor, as unlikely as that is.

Fortunately, they're able to find someone.

Date: 2012-12-22 12:56 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Tailgate looks so sinister in that last panel, even though we know he's not.

(And to how that section turned out...I can't believe I ended up 'd'aaaaw'ing.)

Also, given that Whirl is the reason Rewind's on that slab in need of a spark boost...I think Chromedome will regret that hug if it ever comes out.

Date: 2012-12-22 02:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_phantom
Yeah Whirl to the rescue!

And looks like Tailgate wants to tell someone how he "Really Feels" about them.

Date: 2012-12-22 07:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
And looks like Tailgate wants to tell someone how he "Really Feels" about them.

Yup...that scene was heart-rending...then I may have made a rather squee-like noise regarding how it ended. >_>

Date: 2012-12-22 02:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
First officially gay transformers*, I believe :)

*Of course, pre- Arcee all TF relationships would be like this!

Date: 2012-12-22 03:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Meaningfulness of 'gay' and 'straight' in this continuity aside...

Nope, not even close to the first official gay Transformers. That would be Japanese TV Airazor and Tigatron back in Beast Wars. They turned Airazor into a guy, and eventually gave up trying to write around their romantic relationship, and just said 'Oh, heck with it. Well, some folks are like that.'

(Just the TV...the Metals manga used the female Airazor. But that's not really in continuity with the TV series, so the contradiction doesn't matter.)

Date: 2012-12-22 04:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Oh yea, forgot about that!

Well, the first planned gay couple, at least ^^

Date: 2012-12-22 06:52 am (UTC)
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If anyone's wondering about the clock ticking in the corner, this whole issue was written in a kindof split-continuity. It was like they took the pages and reshuffled them, while still keeping them in a semblance of order. THere are "before" pages that take place before a large explosion, and these are the "after" ones. Reminded me of Pulp Fiction.

Date: 2012-12-22 10:55 am (UTC)
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I'm really digging MTMTE. Just wish the trades were a bit beefier; they're just a little small for the cost.

Date: 2012-12-22 03:39 pm (UTC)
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The same can be said of all IDW trades, unfortunately. They're a smaller company with smaller print runs, ostensibly meaning that things cost more - in contrast with say, Marvel and DC, who can afford to lose a few fans who disagree with their latest pricing schemes because so many more will pay up anyway.

Date: 2012-12-23 02:05 am (UTC)
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I think I'm finding Marvel and DC are getting worse and worse with their pricing for trades, too. Part of it is cheapness (often four issues just feel too light, and I'm kind of poor). And by the nature of licensing, IDW reprinting older stories in huge collections, and the like just makes it sting, even though it shouldn't because I completly understand why.

I guess I just wish that Marvel didn't completely squander then abdandon the Digest imprint (and even to a lesser extent the 'Classic *Insert Title*' trades). In digests four issues feel absolutely worth the money--and come on, I would have loved to have any of the "greatest stories ever" or the core event books in Digest. I don't get why Digests were just for "niche" titles. I'm aware I'm crazy.

Date: 2012-12-23 10:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
DC, to me, aren't too bad because their pricing is at least consistent, as is the amount of content you're getting for the money; On Amazon, nearly all their New52 trades are £10.39 or less, and are usually £10.99 in stores, which is just a consistency Marvel don't have. I mean, same here when it comes to the poorness - I've not got much money - but I'm more satisfied when choosing between DC and Marvel because I at least know I'm usually getting a consistent amount of comics.

IDW, though.. Yeah. Their higher prices are usually well justified in the quality of their TPB's. The covers are nice, the paper is selected according to how good it'll make the story look, and so on. So they're definitely good value for money.

But when it comes to the digests, Marvel did just reprint Morrison's X-Men in digest size. I guess they're just fully aware that fans will buy the latest event, if liked enough, in whatever format they put out; A misstep might be the big AvX collection they have just done, which has the negatives of being a not-well-liked event and costing about £50 even on Amazon because it's a bizarrely oversized hardcover.


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