Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Transformers: Regeneration One #85 Preview

Tomorrow brings the possible final confrontation between Megatron and Optimus Prime in the G1 Marvel universe in Transformers: Regeneration #85. Prime has finally arrived and seen what Megatron has done to Earth for the last 18 years. Simon Furman posted a long article describing his goal of pitting these too in a final confrontation, partial quote below. Click here to view the covers and first few pages of the issue.
Pretty much everyone now knows it features what I hope is the most titanic and revealing Prime/Megatron clash ever. I’d always felt vaguely unsatisfied that the two towering titans of Transformers-dom had never really had an appropriately epic smackdown in the (original) comic series. Circumstances and story direction just seemed to have them in different corners of the storyline, or the clashes would end in stalemate. ...So uppermost in mind when we got to continue the saga beyond it’s abrupt conclusion in issue #80 (in Regeneration One), was to put that to rights, to accelerate Optimus and Megatron into a showdown where all bets are off, the stakes and surrounding elements too mighty to brush off with an inconclusive draw (another stalemate was just not on the cards). In one corner, you’ve got Prime, who’s been head in the sand for the past 20 years, in the other Megatron, who’s been laying waste to Earth with almost the sole aim of sticking it to Prime and getting his attention. Well, now he’s got it — big time. The gloves are well and truly off. And just when you think it can’t get any more extreme (in terms of Prime’s state of mind), any worse — it does.
Transformers: Regeneration One #85
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
ONE WILL FALL! As the first Regeneration One arc concludes, two Transformers legends clash—for the last time! This one’s so packed with triumph, tragedy and
everything in between, we can’t say much more. If you’re a fan of titanic, all-out action, this is the one for you. If you're of a sensitive disposition—look away now!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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