Monday, July 28, 2014

Titan Transformers UK issue 5.01, July 2014.

"A missed oportunity!"

Hi all !
Arriving not too long ago in the past, the review of the first TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION issue of the Titan series of Transformers comics is here!
Now let's go to the Issue! Plastic bag around it because of of all the extra stuff.

Page 00: The AWESOME cover consist of Optimus Prime riding on Grimlock's back, a scene that is certainly inspired by the latest movie!

The obligatory toy is a Breakdown toy. Each issue there will be shipped with a choice between 2 toys, this time Optimus or Breakdown. More details later.

Also there are 6 trading cards which are based on the previous 3 movies. And a playsheet on how to play,

more info at:

Page 02-03: Index Page.
Page 04-05: Lowdown on Lockdown, Lockdown Profile !
Page 06-09: Part one of the the strip begins.

"Adrift in space and time."
Script: Robin Etherington Art: Horacio Domingues Colour: Nestor Pereyra Lettering: Comicraft

Basically, the story is about Drift and his past with Lockdown when on a Decepticon mission he discovers
what a psychopath Lockdown really is.
There are some nice pieces of dialogue like "That is Breakdown league crazy...I love it !" but really it
feels to me like they needed a story quickly, really quickly to insert into this Movie issue before the
film came out. be continued on page 22  Bad art by Domingues considering that he did better in the past.(but still waaaaaaay better that my art.

Page 10-11: Ancient Terror, Grimlock Profile !
Page 12: Transformers Age of Extinction goodies Competition.
Page 13: Warner Bros Cartoon DVD advert.
Page 14-15: Supercars! information about some cars from the Transformer Age of Extintion movie. Drift,
Crosshairs, Bumblebee(retro), Stinger, Lockdown.
Page 16-17: Autobots (Bumblebee, Prime, Crosshairs) Poster.

Page 18-19: Crosshairs Conundrums-Puzzles and Quizzes.
PAge 20: Massive movie  wordsearch and Transformers trading cards competition.
Page 21: Win Transformers Prime (Orion Pax storyline) Limited Edition Dvd (with trading cards and
Transformer figure.(looks like either Bulkhead, Arcee or Megatron.

Page 22-25: Part 2 of the strip! SPOILERS !
The less said about this strip, the better.

Page 26: Titan Magazines - Transformers subscription - offer advert.
Page 27-29: Lockdown's Letterbox a.k.a. The letterpages, hosted by Lockdown with a little help from
Crosshairs for balance.
Page 30: The giveaway toy lineup for this year.

Page 31: Next issue blurb which looks like a Bumblebee cover. We'll see. On Sale 24th July 2014 !
Page 32: Transformers 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition ! 30 different figurines to collect. with list.

Dissapointing Comic strip overall, let's hope it's better next time! Apart from the cover and the toy it's
below mediocre and a bad first introduction to the Transformers 4 storyline(was there any?)

score: 5.0 out of 10

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