MTMTE #43 (preview)

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MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Professor Smooth » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:26 pm

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... iew/33544/

Remember when the writer said that the comic wouldn't get more self-referential than the whole Brainstorm/Megatron thing? ;)
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Metal Vendetta » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Gaaaah, I think I'm going to have to stay away from social media for a while as it's going to be full of insufferable ****s squeeing about how Cyclonus is a girl.

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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by snarl » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:42 pm

It... actually got on my tits a bit.

It seems a bit like MTMTE is moving away from what I like, IE cool, well written robots kicking the [composite word including 'f*ck'] out of each other, and moving towards a niche of self congratulatory twitter ***** with twee storylines about robots dancing to a subtext of them bumming each other.

I'm as fine with dancing and buggery as the next angry white man. I just prefer it in Hollyoaks, not Transformers.

This is going a bit up it's own arse.

Having seen the solicits, I'm confident I'll enjoy the upcoming stories. Just not overly fond of these forced love triangle bits.

Might even like this one, just... the preview made me think "ARSE"
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Professor Smooth » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:09 am

Don't mind Cyclonus as Madame Vastra. That's pretty cool. Tailgate being a baby/toddler seems a bit creepy, though.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Hound » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:42 am

I do feel like the last few issues have gone beyond that level of silliness that suits the series.

I'll reserve judgement 'till I've read the full issue though.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Professor Smooth » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:59 pm

Most of the brilliant, wacky bits that made the series so enjoyable (to me) for first three years of stories were that they were very quick bits in the larger story. Rewind/Domey, for instance, was a few pages at the end of an arc featuring Overlord AND served as an introduction to what The Institute could do.

So much of what made Thunderclash work was that all of his exploits happened off-panel.

When the wacky bits *drive* and eventually take over the story, it kind of detracts a bit, imo.

I mean, the stuff w/ Thunderclash (and even a bit of the "behind the curtain" stuff with the DJD feels more like open parody than anything else.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Metal Vendetta » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:17 am

I would have waited a ******* eternity for this!!!!
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Professor Smooth » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:40 am

As a fan of Cheers, I thought that was great. Can't wait for YouTube to do its this w/ the song.

Swerve never should've used that Meta device, though. Nothing but trouble.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:19 pm

Ok I echo what people are saying but that song from cheers was epic.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Professor Smooth » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:53 pm

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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Bumblebot » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:41 am

Intentionally Rong?

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:30 am

That's amazing
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Best First » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:27 am

I share everyone's concerns but enjoyed it (and last issue) nonetheless.

Having the two back to back seems pretty indulgent though, as has been said its like the quirk has been elevated to centre stage rather than providing a charming veneer.
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Post by Professor Smooth » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:41 pm

One of those times it's nice to be shown wrong. Great issue. AWESOME pay-off.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Hound » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:57 pm

I felt like this was a return to form :)

God I love Cyclonus
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Professor Smooth » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:40 pm

Megs' avatar had me in stitches.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Computron » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:14 am

I think this will be a divisive issue but I honestly think it was brilliant.

First the art and the holomatter avatars was just brilliant. Rodimus takes the cake but Megatron is so good.

The plot was a great homage to Community style stories. Humor that wraps up a package of deep sadness and pain.

Finally that last reveal was ridiculous. I mean talk about continuity.

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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Professor Smooth » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:17 am

Swerve's damaged shoulder can be seen in Chaos. 4 years ago.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Metal Vendetta » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:47 pm

I think my faith's been restored. I could pick a couple of holes in this if I really wanted, but the payoff was well worth the wait and there were so many good moments they outweighed any quibbles I might have.

I absolutely adore that there were so many clues along the way that I totally missed - and I was just reading that issue where they got rescued from Kimia the other week.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Computron » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:05 pm

Anyone else noticed that the shadowing on Megatron's avatar's face is the Decepticon symbol?

Same on his cane.

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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:00 am

Considering megs hasn't used it before that's some Control he has over his avatar.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by bumblemusprime » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:00 am

Loved it! Roberts was able to indulge his love for meta self-referential fannish stuff and pull off a good story.
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Re: MTMTE #43 (preview)

Post by Yaya » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:55 pm

Very clever. Not as bad as i dreaded. A bit self indulgent, yes, but with purpose and serves the overall story arc. Enjoyed it.
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