James Roberts Drops Teasers More Than Meets the Eye #15

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The uncomparable scribe of IDW’s Transformers More Than Meets the Eye has posted on the IDW publishing forums. In this post he teases a few things regarding next weeks issue of More Than Meets The Eye in which we’ll get to see the crew of the Lost Light go head to head with Overlord. If you’re familiar with IDW’s version of Overlord, you know that what’s in store for next will not be pretty. James has provided youtube links to a few songs he’s had in mind for the issue for fans to digest or serve as a soundtrack if they choose. Some of the song titles themselves may be considered spoilers themselves, so please proceed with caution!

James has provided the following bits for fans to drool over in anticipation though:

Here is this months dialogue snippet: “I really don’t know if I can forgive you for this.”

One last thing: I plan MTMTE out very carefully, and have done since the start. You know, grand plans and all that. In this issue, for the first time, and in connection with a certain character, I changed the grand plan. When the dust settles, and assuming you’re still talking to me, and assuming people want to know, I’ll spill the beans.

See you next month for the aftermath. What? MTMTE #15 is out next Wednesday, you say? Really? Well I never. It seems like only a fortnight ago I was trying to whet your appetite with regards to issue #14.

As most of us know, the new issue contains a story called “Under Cold Blue Stars”, which is lifted from a Josh Rouse song. The song’s really nice, but has nothing to do with the contents of the issue beyond the fact that, y’know, the battle takes place, um, under some stars.

For a long, long time this story was going to be called “Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?”, after a fantastic song by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, and much as I like the idea of interrogative story titles, it was too meta (and it would have made me sound very presumptuous and you’d have wanted to pelt me with bricks).

“First of the Gang to Die” (a Morrissey song) was another contender. I do come up with my own titles sometimes, you know. Anyway, I’ve posted a link to the Moz track on my Twitter account and I think it’s been added to the ever-expanding MTMTE soundtrack thread.

The two songs I have for this issue are:

This is a cover of great Nick Cave song. I’m posting it because of the heat and passion and anguish, rather than the (phenomenally good) lyrics.

And here’s a more traditional rabble-rouser:

Here is this month’s dialog snippet:

“I really don’t know if I can forgive you for this.”

One last thing: I plan MTMTE out very carefully, and have done since the start. You know, grand plans and all that. In this issue, for the first time, and in connection with a certain character, I changed the grand plan. When the dust settles, and assuming you’re still talking to me, and assuming people want to know, I’ll spill the beans.

See you next month for the aftermath.

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  1. Star Saber's Avatar Star Saber says

    The dialogue part is interesting. I'm guessing it'll refer to either Drift or Chromedome, don't see that applying to someone like Brainstorm.

  2. agp's Avatar agp says

    Oh man it just makes the wait harder!!! This man knows how to tease us.

  3. agp's Avatar agp says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
    The dialogue part is interesting. I'm guessing it'll refer to either Drift or Chromedome, don't see that applying to someone like Brainstorm.
    I think the smart money is on one of those two. I am racking my brain for who the hell else it could be. Would he give us such an obvious piece of dialogue?

  4. CVprowl's Avatar CVprowl says

    if the measure of a good comic is how much i want to read forthcoming issues, then this thing takes the cake.

  5. Torque's Avatar Torque says

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    Originally Posted by Kaijumaster View Post
    I imagine the change is Cyclonus......just got a hunch
    I've been suspecting that since something Roberts said a while back, that he felt one character he planned to do one thing wouldn't do that anymore. I bet that's Cyclonus killing Whirl

  6. Calabask's Avatar Calabask says

    The Cash song makes this sound like this episode is going to be rather nasty in terms of collateral damage. Overlord is going to wreck everyone, and I think the person being referred to is Chromedome, and I suspect the person who says it is Rewind. I'm going to read this issue to that Cash song, because, really. It's very, very fitting for a reckoning, and /that/ is what is going to occur here.

  7. adambman's Avatar adambman says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Torque View Post
    I've been suspecting that since something Roberts said a while back, that he felt one character he planned to do one thing wouldn't do that anymore. I bet that's Cyclonus killing Whirl
    I'll write this ambiguously so as not to compromise your spoiler cover. The grudge/friction between the two characters may lead one to rescue the other from danger. A bit ironic maybe, but it reminds me of The Guns of Navarone. Or, more pertinently for the fan community, the TF: Prime episode where Bulkhead Rescues Breakdown from MECH; 'No rescue, no revenge.'.

    With the two characters you mention, maybe the threat and distrust will simmer on a while longer, or they could gain respect for each other from this threat...

    If they both survive.

    This bring me to another point. Others have suggested that these two should not die because the grudge gives the story tension and builds the characters.
    By the time the main story in LSOTW took place, Guzzle had a pretty serious bone to pick with Kup and yet both survived deadly peril from no less than the same antagonist we see here; Overlord.

    Just to be clear, I'd be a fool to call out Roberts for reusing Overlord. That's not what I'm doing; I knew that could happen since he and Roche used LSOTW to give him character, a reputation and of course let him live. I really like what the team's done so far in the two parallel comics and however they push our collective buttons here and after I will probably say 'well played'.

    What I am saying to the fans who mentioned fatalities on previous threads is, should a (developing) tension/animosity between two characters make them immune from a peril that will or could cost at least one other character their lives?

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