Tag: Review

Apr 08

MTMTE #39 Recap: The Permanent Revolution

Tarn discovers that Megatron has renounced the Decepticon cause! But will Decepticon rebel and DJD target Deathsaurus be willing to work with him to build a brave new future? How many Japanese G1 characters can you spot aboard his Warworld? And just how sad am I that Hellbat was wasted on Drift: Empire of Stone? …

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Mar 04

MTMTE #38 Recap: Elegant Chaos, Part 3: [Title Redacted]

The Elegant Chaos arc reaches its end here. Five million years in the past Brainstorm stands before a half-finished Megatron, finger on the trigger, as Rodimus and the others rush to save reality as they know it by saving one of the universe’s greatest tyrants. In the present Megatron, Ultra Magnus, and Perceptor can only …

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Feb 04

MTMTE #37 Recap: Elegant Chaos, Part 2: STET

It’s never easy to assess the middle chapter of a story. The potential of a setup is at least somewhat apparent, and a grand conclusion can sweep the audience away, but middle chapters can falter in so many ways that aren’t even apparent until the story reaches that grand conclusion. In the heat of the …

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Dec 17

MTMTE #36 Recap: All our parlous yesterdays – Elegant Chaos part 1

It’s been mentioned elsewhere that sometimes not a whole lot happens in MTMTE. Don’t get me wrong, stuff happens, lots of it, feels and pain and sadness and funny stuff, but the plot, the overarching plot arch that Roberts has all penciled out somewhere is moving at a rather relaxed pace and this felt especially …

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Aug 27

More Than Meets The Eye #32 Recap – Here there be monsters

I have a long standing love/hate relationship with horror and splatter films, particularly the ones from the 80s. Though they near always result in bad sleep and nightmares, I still watch them, coming back for that surge of adrenaline and the feeling like your heart is about to leap from your chest (and there is …

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Jul 10

More than Meets the Eye #31 Recap – The bottle episode

The term “bottle episode” refers to an episode limited in the number of characters and its setting, originating with the 1960s Star Trek where the term referred to episodes only shot on the starship Enterprise. More than Meets the Eye shares one thing with that old classic sci-fi series, in that it also takes place …

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Jun 25

More than Meets the Eye #30 Recap – How do you solve a problem like Megatron?

There’s a saying…In a lot of different languages that something that’s good is well worth waiting for. With this latest issue of More Than Meets the Eye; I was starting to doubt that. With over a month to wait for the resolution to the cliffhanger and story hooks from last issue, I was going a …

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May 14

Review: More than Meets the Eye 29 – Story Hooks

Over one year ago I attended a writing class and one of the lecturers brought up the term “story hook”; something, a mystery or an unanswered question that keeps us readers invested in the story and compels us to keep turning the page to see what happens next. With Roberts’ choice to have storylines from …

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Apr 30

Review: More than Meets the Eye #28 – The one with Megatron on the cover (Spoilers!)

This issue comes out on the 30th of April, which is close enough to my birthday (one day, but who’s counting) that I consider it an early birthday present…And it is quite the present! When I first held an issue of this comic in my hands it was the characters that made me fall in …

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