Transformers More than Meets the Eye scribe James Roberts recently took to Twitter to address some of the points about the upcoming re-numbering of the series back to issue #1, following IDW’s Revolution event.
The big news to take away from these tweets: More than Meets the Eye is continuing. The story will move into its third season with the new issue #1, and all of the current creative team are staying on. There’s also “a surprise” coming between issue #57 – the Titans Return tie in issue and final issue of the current numbering – and the new #1 this fall.
We’ve reproduced all the tweets after the break (thanks due to TFW2005 member payres for compiling them all), so read on for the full words from Mr MTMTE himself.
Alright, sit down, I need to talk about the future of #MTMTE.
After Dying of the Light, which finishes next issue (#55), there’s a two-part story that ties into the Titans Return crossover.
The Titans Return one-shot, out next month, is by @MairghreadScott, @TheJohnBarber and me. It feeds into exRiD 56 and 57 and MTMTE 56 and 57
MTMTE #56 + #57, set on Luna 1, star Red Alert, Max… and Prowl. We’ve come full circle: he was there at the start, he’s there at the end.
Because MTMTE #57 is the last issue of the series in its current form. But wait! The *story* doesn’t end. Season 3 kicks off in the autumn.
There will be a new #1. It will be a jumping on point, but it will also be a thumping great CONTINUATION. I went there. CAPS LOCK, baby.
Some people have said they’ll walk away after #57, to which I’d say… please, don’t do that. If you do that, you’ll never know how it ends.
Maybe, instead of walking away, you can badger your MTMTE-resistant friends – get ’em to jump on board. Because we’re not done, okay?
I’ve just had a look at some of your reactions. Lots of questions! I can’t answer them all. Um, let’s have another look…
Let’s put it this way. There’s always been a plan with MTMTE. A beginning, middle and end. We’re still on track.
When #1 hits, Season 3 will begin, and continue, as it would have done had the old numbering continued.
There’s a possibility we can revert to the old numbering for the last issue, whenever that is. Not my call, but the Big 2 do it all the time
And unless they’re keeping a secret, none of Team MTMTE are planning to do a runner.
I feel really supported by IDW, who know that MTMTE has a special place in people’s hearts. There’s no desire to tamper with the formula.
You’ll notice I’ve avoided all reference to what actually *happens* in Season 3. That’s because we’re not done with Season 2 yet. Patience!
If the renumbering bothers you, I get it. It matters more to some than others. Hey, I’m the one who made a big thing about reaching #100.
But take heart that we’re still here! Nearly five years and counting. That doesn’t happen much any more, whatever number’s on the cover.
And if I have my way, years down the line, EVERY issue will be gathered together in one huge, 2000 page hardcover omnibus.
Last thing for the moment. There’s a little surprise for you between now and #1. Wait a few weeks and you’ll hear.
I’m so pleased TDOTL has gone down well so far. The last part has it all, as they say.
I’ll say it nearer the time, but if you hate spoilers, don’t even look at the previews. Go in stone cold.