IDW Transformers G1 Continuity Appreciation Thread
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Hello CGC forums and hopefully, appreciators of what IDW has done since holding the Transformers comic rights since 2005. Starting a new continuity, the early issues consist of these 3 miniseries:

Infiltration

Escalation

Devastation

 

There are a lot of books because this is a new story, spotlight issues that help weave the plot, and a few others that stand out but the one written now by a TF fan-fiction writer James Roberts (Amazeballs) is the cream of the crop. Even if you HATE transformers, you would read this and go, "good book."

 

After the miniseries there was a self titled ongoing that was ok, I enjoyed them thoroughly but they finally hit their stride in ending that series from 2009, with a 1 Shot and 2 new ongoings.

 

This is a great place to jump on...

 

Death of Optimus Prime One Shot

Transformers More than Meets the Eye

Transformers Robots In Disguise. (Now Just Simply Transformers so it is not confused with the new cartoon)

 

Two VERY different books, one a social experiment/political drama, the other a space adventure with peril, death and chaos.

 

I have searched around the forums for any signs of this topic. After coming up short, I figured there needed to be some love.

 

Who's in on this too? Low print runs and all! Homage covers.....

 

MTMTE is by far the best read, because it has some major shake ups.

Like......

Megatron, the AUTOBOT.

JLA Homage....

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3 of my favorite books (framed and one day maybe slabbed), 2 Homage covers that some of you can name, and the rarest MTME RI cover and 2nd appearance of Minumus Ambus

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I would love to read from the beginning. Just need some tpb's hm

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I would love to read from the beginning. Just need some tpb's hm

 

If going the TPB Route, and want to jump to right now,

the following TPB's will help align you well enough to follow the 2 current ongoings which are at issue 39 this month. (Concurrent with most new 52 titles, and probably how these went under radar for so many) .

 

Anyway, follow these:

 

All Hail Megatron Vol 1 and 2

For All Mankind (2009 ongoing series vol 1)

Last Stand of the Wreckers Hardcover (Has some text prose stories)

Chaos Theory

More than Meets the Eye Vol 1 and on

Robots in Disguise Vol 1 and on

 

I would have used a spoiler tag, but there had to be enough to entice to read. Plus the news is 10 months old.

 

If wanting to see how IDW started, here you go. These are their first ongoing (kinda) stories. They did the many mini-series thing for a while. But here are the door openers.

 

Infiltration (#0-6) and Stormbringer (#1-4)

These are incentive covers mostly the 1:100 for infiltration, Stormbringer Sketch Covers.

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and the rarest MTME RI cover and 2nd appearance of Minums Ambus. 153931.jpg

 

 

Just a little back history on the rarity of this book, Slated originally as a 1:10 incentive, was changed after initial ordering to a 1:25 RI cover. This caused many places to be shorted a RI cover that month, unless they ordered enough! Less than 200 supposedly exist worldwide. If anyone connected can get actual figures, awesome.

 

I was fortunate enough to find 3 after over a year of searching. That is like finding a NM 98 in the dollar box for Transformers fans.

 

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Who is the big bad in the comics?

 

THE DECEPTICON JUSTICE DIVISION.

 

Megatron and Galvatron are 2 different bots unlike the cartoon and other comic incarnations. Transformers the movie is not how it is at all in IDW, and Unicron does not exist in a Physical form, only referd to Primus' Opposite. Galvatron currently controls some Decepticons since Megatron now wears an Autobot Badge on his chest after the last crossover event "Dark Cybertron" which also introduced another fan built bot "Windblade".

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Is Soundwave and Starscream involved?

And I'm guessing this doesn't take place on Earth?

 

Transformers were right in my wheelhouse when growing up, but I've never gotten into the comics.

I've tried several times, but they never stuck.

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So how rare is the RI of windblade on the cover?? I think it's transformer #26? Can't find that anywhere

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Haha Of course Starscream and Soundwave are involved. Starscream was put in charge of Cybertron and is currently wearing his Armada body. Body swapping is something they do. He is going back to a more classic look here soon. Sadly, Hasbro toy sales sometimes dictate things.

 

1st Windblade RI was a tough book for me to find NM. I would say likely a low print run for the regular cover might cause that.

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I would love to read from the beginning. Just need some tpb's hm

 

If going the TPB Route, and want to jump to right now,

the following TPB's will help align you well enough to follow the 2 current ongoings which are at issue 39 this month. (Concurrent with most new 52 titles, and probably how these went under radar for so many) .

 

Anyway, follow these:

 

All Hail Megatron Vol 1 and 2

For All Mankind (2009 ongoing series vol 1)

Last Stand of the Wreckers Hardcover (Has some text prose stories)

Chaos Theory

More than Meets the Eye Vol 1 and on

Robots in Disguise Vol 1 and on

 

I would have used a spoiler tag, but there had to be enough to entice to read. Plus the news is 10 months old.

 

If wanting to see how IDW started, here you go. These are their first ongoing (kinda) stories. They did the many mini-series thing for a while. But here are the door openers.

 

Infiltration (#0-6) and Stormbringer (#1-4)

These are incentive covers mostly the 1:100 for infiltration, Stormbringer Sketch Covers.

 

So the early IDW stuff has nothing to do with the current stuff?

 

I'll start looking on the Bay. Thanks

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It's all connected if IDW universe G1, just they have come a long way to be where they are now, and have changed a few writers before having 2 solid writers on both current books.

There are so many details to this fiction, it is hard to follow unless you are into the story.

 

 

If you want to read in chronological order, here you go.

IDW Reading Order CHRONOLOGICALLY

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Wow that issue #19 looks really amazing. Now i would love to find one. What is the going price on one of those.

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Sold my other 2 19 RI copies on the bay last year. $250 plus shipping to Canada and U.K. If I manage to find another It would be amazing. If anyone found one, and didn't know the rarity, might have a $4.50 price like my personal NM copy did.

 

There are a few htf issues, and print runs all hover around 10k.

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Sharing Retail Incentive Covers for "The Last Stand Of the Wreckers". These covers are the "Virgin Incentive" that removes all the text from the front cover. Clean look

5 Issue mini series, best read in HARDCOVER due to additional text stories that were cut from the series but still make it into only hardcover editions.

 

Was hard to track down that number 1, I had to go to a U.K. shop to obtain it and pay for international shipping. Cringing that the book would be damaged, it arrived with its other passengers perfectly NM+

 

In order 1-5

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@ UltraMaximus

What's 2 or 3 of your favorite Transformers trades from the past 3 or 4 years?

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Transformers, Vol. 5: Chaos Theory

Last Stand Of the Wreckers Hardcover

More than Meets the Eye Vol 1. (this is the one book that brought me back to comics after a 20 year hiatus, the writers first work was in Chaos Theory.)

 

 

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And here are a few more....

 

More than Meets the Eye #1 RI Sketch covers, 1:100 ratio.

 

Death of Optimus Prime One Shot

RI A is a homage to Marvels TF #1. The RI B is a collection of 125 Transformers issues on that one cover. 1:25 ratio. Est. 500 copies exist of B.

 

 

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Transformers, Vol. 5: Chaos Theory

Last Stand Of the Wreckers Hardcover

More than Meets the Eye Vol 1. (this is the one book that brought me back to comics after a 20 year hiatus, the writers first work was in Chaos Theory.)

 

Sweet. I'll check one of those out at my friend's house.

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Well Ultra Maximus if you do find one of those #19 ri please let me know, i would love to add it to my rare collection.

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