Growing up, I didn’t read a lot of comics. The ones that I do remember were my G1 Transformers comics. I never had a lot and I don’t have them anymore, but I read them a lot! Fast forward about two decades and I was ecstatic when I found the Transformers Comics app for my iPad. I was able to get all those old comics and get caught up on the ones that I missed. It sure filled in a bunch of gaps about some of the toys I have gotten recently, like Thunderwing, Darkmount (Straxus) and others in the Generations line.
But the ones that REALLY got me hooked this time are the new comics. I found them when they were in the middle of the Transformers ongoing series. I loved them so much that I went and got all of the back issues and have been getting the new ones right as soon as they come out. I like the fact that they are modern stories using the G1 characters that we all know and love, but they have a different spin. I think my favorites are the origin stories that are set in the past on Cybertron either before or at the beginning of the war. Megatron Origins is superb. I gotta say that reading that comic made me want to sympathize with the Decepticon cause.
Like may other Transformers fans, I have been hooked on the two current series: Robots In Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye. I tend to like MTMTE more than RID, but I can’t miss an issue of either series. Now the Dark Cybertron story arc is in progress and I like how the two series are overlapping.
The big story now is the anticipation of what comes next. IDW certainly helped with that by tweeting a few covers of the issues that will follow the Dark Cybertron arc. One of them is:
Yeah. Megatron is an Autobot! What is this, some alternate universe? When I first saw this shared on Facebook, I didn’t even notice the Autobrand. I only noticed when I saw someone else’s comment and was very surprised and intrigued. Then, my next thought was “way to spoil it guys!” The last we saw of Megatron was him getting ripped in half by Galvatron an issue or two ago. Then again, this is Transformers – Optimus Prime and Megatron are killed regularly and never stay dead. They are the main characters; of course they won’t stay dead. I just hope this doesn’t mean Rodimus and/or Ultra Magnus are going to be gone. I have always liked those guys and it has really made MTMTE enjoyable. They are both franchise characters too so I expect them to still be with us in some capacity.
I have to hand it to those crafty writers over at IDW. They are definitely keeping us guessing!