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Optimus Prime tasked Arcee to follow him.

" Do not allow him to escape..

" .. whatever the cost. "

She smiled. " You can count on me. "

So she went after him. )
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"I’ll say it. It’s the greatest crossover of all time. This is the new standard by which all crossovers will be judged. What a rare privilege in comics to begin something and to end it exactly as you envisioned. To create a universe and then torch it in the most explosive way imaginable. In the end, the creative challenge is the only thing that matters. When you push the limits, the world gets bigger. We wanted to see just how much juice you can squeeze out of these concepts and out of the comics page itself. How much story can fit into a comic book before the staples pop out? I look forward to seeing how the next generation of cartoonists builds on these innovations, the way we built on the work of those who came before us. I look forward to seeing the inevitable movie adaptation of this comic." -- Tom Scioli

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"Season 2 is all about Megatron, and he’s essentially a socialist who took a wrong turn and embraced totalitarianism. A journey not without real-life parallels." -- James Roberts

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"I wonder if there is an example of a really good mask reveal in fiction. Snake Eyes, post-surgery Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro in the old comic were all let-downs. Darth Vader under the mask was okay, I guess, but still a let-down. Boba Fett was lame. I thought Kylo Ren was a good way of approaching the problem and just saying, 'underneath all these masks is a face.' It can be argued that the best option is to just never show what's under the mask, like V for Vendetta. I don't agree.

"So here is the gauntlet thrown. I think this issue has the top three under-the-mask reveals of all time."
-- Tom Scioli

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"[Megatron's] not a talkative character, or a demonstrative one (in terms of affection or tactility), so a lot of what we’re learning about him is through quite small-scale, considered, reflective actions and reactions. We’re layering that stuff very deliberately, and taking it at quite a slow pace, because — to use your mirror analogy — he’s surrounded by the broken pieces of his life and he’s taking his time reassembling the shards, but he’s not sure what he’s going to have made by the end of the process. He’s afraid it will repel him." -- James Roberts

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His style helped tell the tale with detail and fragility.

That clashed with the simple and solid depictions that'd come before in IDW's universe.

The clash was made obvious at the end of issue #3, when the protagonists met an antagonist.

Galvatron, seeking to raise dormant Cybertronians to fight the thing called D-Void, came to Dykayra.

There, he met a face he wasn't expecting.

" I-it cannot be! "

" Oh, but it is, Galvatron.. "

His familiar foe loomed. )
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"[Larry Hama] created a highly personal work with G.I.Joe and I'm graffiting a Psychedelic Bayeux Tapestry over it." -- Tom Scioli

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"He decides to annex Earth into Cybertron’s council of worlds. Whether Earth wants to come or not; and whether the council wants Earth or not. He’s going to pull Earth into the cosmic community and try to improve life on the planet." - John Barber

Under 1/3 from a forty page comic )
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"Sealed within the box was nothing less than the Holy Grail - a catalog from the 1986 American toy range. From that moment on, the catalog became my vade mecum. Like some sacred text, it was either in my pocket, on my bedside table, or in my school locker. It went beyond well-thumbed and reached the stage where it was literally being held together by Scotch tape, like some crude attempt at lamination. [...] Picking that catalog up now, 25 years later, I get a Proustian rush. It is my madeleine." -- James Roberts

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"That’s been my aim too, going all the way back to my first writing gig on Spotlight: Kup; good comic first, good Transformers comic second. We can’t give people any excuse to dismiss the work we do, so we write these characters like we own them. Why would a reader spend her hard-earned time and money on this universe if it didn’t matter to the people who built it?" -- Nick Roche

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"Q: What happens in issue #47? A: EVERYTHING. Q: What do you mean 'everything'? A: EVERYTHING. Q: Yes, but— A: EVERYTHING."
-- James Roberts

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"Everything's a toy property now. Man vs. Machine in eternal conflict! Costumed scientists can't hold a candle to it." -- Tom Scioli

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"I can confirm that [More Than Meets the Eye]'s Xmas story will be a somber vignette entirely bereft of levity and told with utmost seriousness." -- James Roberts

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"It takes place in a desolate, snowy landscape, drawing old adversaries and new allies together to rescue someone who has screwed them and everyone else over for eons.

"Basically, it’s What If The A-Team Had To Rescue The Colonel They Were Running From.

"With Robots.

"In The Snow."
-- Nick Roche

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'I got my #47 comps in the post today. Pre-release comps. Never happened before. It meant my eldest could read it ahead of time. I left it with him after he went to bed. I give him no hints about future issues, so he goes in unspoiled. So I just went to check his light was off. He'd left a note outside his room: "WTF HAVE I JUST READ??!' So mission accomplished, basically.' -- James Roberts

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