Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 1

Transformers More Than Meets the Eye Volume The ultimate Transformers saga begins here More Than Meets The Eye reunites the fan favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest

  • Title: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 1
  • Author: James Roberts Nick Roche Alex Milne
  • ISBN: 9781613772355
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • The ultimate Transformers saga begins here More Than Meets The Eye reunites the fan favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond Also includes the one shot Death of Optimus Prime.

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    1. Although branded as a Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye collected edition, this trade also contains the Death of Optimus Prime one-shot that sets the stage for two ongoing Transformers series from IDW. The one-shot sets the impetus for both More Than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise.While the latter is a Cybertron-based series that leans to a more political and grounded story, More Than Meets the Eyes is set in space; more specifically, the Lost Light commanded by Rodimus.Each issue of T [...]

    2. In Nick Hornby’s excellent book, The Polysyllabic Spree, collecting his Believer columns discussing books he’d bought and read each month, the author talks about attempting to read a novel outside of his comfort zone. In his case, it was a sci-fi novel by Iain M. Banks called Excession. This was his reaction: "The urge to weep tears of frustration was already upon me even before I read the short prologue, which seemed to describe some kind of androgynous avatar visiting a woman who has been [...]

    3. I haven't been into Transformers since I was a kid but this series is so great. Roberts takes the already-absurd premise of robots that turn into cars and is like, I don't care about Autobots vs Decepticons, I'm just putting a bunch of weirdos and nerds on a ship together and sending them after some mythical robot precursors who may or may not exist. All of the characters are endearing in their own messed-up kind of way, whether they're robot dermatologists who want to be bartenders, obsessive r [...]

    4. I preface this by saying I never really gave a shit about the Transformers. While I have some modicum of nostalgia for the original cartoon, it's impossible to insinuate it was anything other than a toy commercial, and a rather unbearable and shoddily done one at that. The live action movies are trash, don't bother. I read a few issues of the Marvel book in the 80s, but it didn't leave much of an impression.I need you to understand all of this. I need you to understand that this isn't rosy memor [...]

    5. I have no sentimental attachment to the Transformers cartoon or the toys. The one Transformers movie I saw felt like it lasted 17 years and it gave me a headache that lasted even longer. The whole idea of robots that are also aliens and also cars is impossibly stupid. AND YET, I kept reading that the recent IDW Transformers comics were "good, actually," and "way smarter than they need to be." So I decided to check them out. Turns out the reports are true. This first volume is actually good and a [...]

    6. I am writing this review after reading this comic three times. Everytime I found something new in this book. It's a Masterpiece. If you ask me, in the terms of awesomeness, how much would I rate it on scale of one to Optimus? Then surely it deserves Bumblebee."Terrible things happen in war. Terrible things happen in peace too." MTMTE V1CYBERTRON ALIVE! After fighting for 6 million years the War for Cybertron is, somehow, finally over. Megatron's missing. Galvatron's presumed dead. Decepticons ar [...]

    7. So, Humble Bundle's newest offer the other day was pretty much the entire current run of IDW's Transformers run of comics ($155 worth of comics according the website - I got it for $15, so not a bad deal). I've been curious about the current run that IDW has been publishing, so this seemed like a ridiculously good deal to me. I read the first volume of each series and actually thought they were pretty good. The whole idea between both volumes is that the war between the Autobots and the Deceptic [...]

    8. Well, that was fun!* And slightly confusing, given that I've had nothing to do with Transformers since owning a very small collection of toys back in the 80s and early 90s**. Still, I held on tight, enjoyed the ride and came out on the other side wanting more. And more I shall have!I'm sure there's far more here to enjoy for longtime fans but newcomers should be assured that it is well worth the effort to put your trust in the writers and just jump straight in. The characterisation of the differ [...]

    9. Pretty enjoyable. The first part of this volume (The Death of Optimus Prime) was better than the later part, mostly because the later part was more reliant on humor that took the edges off in places where they should have been left (like Whirl's weirdly homicidal character or how no one can remember Rung or tell Ore and Shock apart and then they are tragically dealt with). Still the jokes were generally funny. "The Death of Optimus Prime" was good because it took a serious look at how do the Aut [...]

    10. Uh, wow this comic about robots who turn into cars is charged with political philosophy and nuanced character development andlook, I can't believe it either but it's about a thousand times better than it has any need to be. I'm a bit stunned, really.(But in case you are worried there is this great bit where a monster-robot totally kills some other robots and it's rad as hell. Plus spaceships and explosions).

    11. From a pure nostalgic perspective, a very enjoyable book where you get several of your Generation 1 Transformers in big splashy colors. The plot, however, is a bit slow-going as the Autobots (led by Bumblebee?) try to institute a new government on Cybertron. So if you like giant robots discussing fair housing, this book is awesome. If you were hoping for something a bit more.tic, then maybe patience is necessary.

    12. I really dug this story and I came to appreciate the uncharacteristic cast of Bots used to make it up. The story centers around Rodimus Prime and his expedition to uncover the true story behind the Knights of Cybertron. The real fun of the story is the unreal sequence of events that take place, and some of the comedic timing of some of Rodimus's crew. There is a sense of humor that I have come to appreciate in the dialogue of this book.

    13. Beautifully drawn with some really dark illustrations for Transformers, perfect for the older reader and nostalgic fan. I can't quite work out what goes before this as it states volume one, though I'm clearly missing something. Thanks to Norfolk Library service as this is my first book taken out in 10+years

    14. Originally read this a few years ago, but finally getting back to reading the series and needed a refresher. The setup gives a plot hook for many characters, giving some puzzling mysteries that you just have to keep reading to find out the truth about. Characterization reminds me of a motley crew story such as The Usual Suspects. Excited to finally continue this series.

    15. This, without a doubt, the best Transformers media that exists. Forget what you know about 'Bayformers' and get ready for an epic 57 issue adventure. I've read comics all my life but nothing has compared to the depth and soul that Roberts fuses into the story.I'm avoiding all spoilers but let new say this- if you haven't read any recent IDW TF titles, don't worry. Just give it time. There is so much story to build and plot set up that you won't realize these details until much later. Give the st [...]

    16. I decided to give an overview here at the first volume, because I'm afraid if I review all of themI may let serious spoilers leak! *laughs*If you're a Transformers fan, do yourself a favor and read this series. If you're not a Transformers fan but you like soap opera level drama and sitcom laughs, do yourself a favor and read this series. By all rights and methods something so often ridiculously overdramatic should not be sog. Nor should it be applied to certain giant robots us 80's kids grew up [...]

    17. If you like the Transformers but always thought it kind of sucked that they had to be saddled with a few token humans and their whole war had to revolve around Earth, James Roberts and Alex Milne have the perfect TF series for you. More Than Meets the Eye picks up after the Autobot/Decepticon War has finally, mercifully ended and the victorious Autobots find themselves completely clueless about what to do next. Rodimus (formerly Hot Rod) decides the answer lies with Cybertron's ancient past: the [...]

    18. I love this book, unabashedly. It's easy to write off Transformers. The original cartoon left us all with a weird taste in our mouths, from the paternalistic overtones of Optimus Prime to the Cold War-type energy wars underneath the entirety of the show to Megatron riding a Griffin, there is a lot to poke at. Recent incarnations haven't exactly left the world on fire (critically speaking, anyway. Of course they've made tons of money), and it's telling that within a rather-fervent fanbase of robo [...]

    19. Fantastic start of a new saga; dialogues sparkling with life, interesting characters, beginnings full of surprises.The very first comic I finished in 2018. What a good omen for this year! I can't believe I discovered Transformers only one month beforeA after reading for the 2nd time: I still think it's not as good as most of the following volumes, but now I can appreciate it more, based on how perfect it is as an introduction to the series. Every character gets their little scene, a spotlight sh [...]

    20. The Transformers series has some pretty high barriers to entry: most notably a huge breadth of history and lore, and the fact that it takes a while to learn to recognize robots like you do people or animals in comics. But it's absolutely worth the trouble for this series--after getting into MTMTE I completely understand why the franchise has such a dedicated fanbase. I never truly knew the depth of feeling I could have for these darling mech babies until I started reading. This series tries to b [...]

    21. I went into this book not having read any Transformers comics for a very long time. It had been since the days of Marvel publishing Transformers, so I didn't really know what to expect. I feel a little lost, but this still seems like an okay starting point. This comic was well written and well illustrated. The dialogue was compelling and, at times, complex. The writer really tried to bring emotional depth to the characters and have their actions reflect their experiences. It was a little overwhe [...]

    22. As a long time Transformers fan, this series is one of the most satisfyingly original takes on the franchise that I have ever seen. By conciously utilizing different and less well known characters, as well as a different story structure, it quickly gets us away from the Autobots vs Decepticons, Optimus Prime vs Megatron ghetto that so much of the rest of Transformers fiction finds itself in. That said, it does smartly comment on those more well known aspects of the franchise. Optimus Prime, for [...]

    23. WOW! Last Stand of the Wreckers was close to perfect, but these books are perfection. More happens in a single issue of MTMTE than in 5 issues of any other comic I've read in the past half-dozen years. None of that decompression crap here; Roberts packs so much information—so many hints and seeds and clues—into each conversation; there's not an extraneous word written here. And there are a lot of words. I'm reminded of Chris Claremont at the height of his powers back in the mid-200s of Uncan [...]

    24. I was listening to some podcast where they said this comic is one of the best-written series out there. So I decided to give it a go. After the first few pages, I wanted to just stop reading. I didn't know what was going on at all. But I stuck with it, and eventually it settled down to one consistent timeline/story line and I really started to enjoy it. I've never been familiar with Transformers characters before, and I still had some trouble keeping track of who is who, but the writing is reall [...]

    25. I got this from Humble Bundle's Transformers collection. The colors really pop out. The title of the story "The Death of Optimus Prime" is very misleading. Though I am aware of comic book deaths, I expected Optimus Prime to look like he dies physically as opposed to saying that he has been reborn as Prax. Though the schism between Transformers in this TPB is meant to represent a new starting point for people who enter the IDW continuity a bit late, there are still too many names to learn at once [...]

    26. While the first half of the volume was slow and a little hard to get into due to the fact that Transformers is a very popular and established universe, it does not turn away newcomers. It eases them to some of the lore of the series in a very approachable manner, and while it can still be a little confusing and minimal prior knowledge is somewhat needed, it is very appreciable how they introduced the continuity. The characters and plot were very interesting and kept me engaged, the characters es [...]

    27. This is it. All your best friends from childhood getting on a spaceship and heading out who-knows-where to have adventures. The main characters that you're tired of are out of the way. The second-stringers that you always wanted to get more development are getting exactly that. With a real story. And humor. And fantastic artwork. This makes all the badness that was the live action movies go away. You can even ignore the disappointing Dreamwave reboot. I haven't had so much fun with a comic since [...]

    28. Impressively written. Unique artwork. While I'm not sure if I'll pick up volume 2, this was a solid read. I found, at times, that the presentation was a little all over the place and I wouldn't have minded something a little more linear. I picked this up because I've been a fan of the Transformers since I was a kid and at first glance, enjoyed the art style. Despite lower expectations, I found the writing crisp and thought provoking. I'd recommend this for sure, but maybe find a library copy if [...]

    29. Great start to a new Transformers series that follows a group as they get lost in space while on a mission to find a Cybertronian legend. I love Hot Rod so I have been wanting to check this series out for awhile. I'm glad I did as it's a wonderful read. Can't wait to read the six other volumes I have. I'm alternating it with the companion series set on Cybertron, Robots in Disguise, which is better than expected as I had heard it was the lesser of the two series.

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