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Classic Transformers Volume 5 Paperback – Jan 5 2010

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  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (Jan. 5 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600105688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600105685
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #614,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good ol' G1 Jan. 12 2012
By Ioga - Published on
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This was a Christmas present for my son, who loves the Transformers and is currently mostly focusing on G1. He's very happy with it. I'm not very knowledgeable about comics, but it looks to me as if the art is well drawn (i.e., they didn't spend the entire budget on the cover art and put the second-stringers inking and coloring the actual stories) and the stories are fairly solid. Some of the stories are actually quite ingenious IMHO. Sometimes we get a little confused trying to reconcile characters and events with what happened on the TV show, but that's probably standard procedure for any TV/comic/movie tie-ins.
Speaking of which -- we read a couple of book versions of "Transformers -- the Animated Series" (confusing name IMHO since G1 and a lot of other Transformers, e.g., Beast Wars, were animated!) from the more-recent TV show. Those were just a series of screen captures from the episodes, which left me feeling rather ripped off. This book (Classic Transformers), by contrast, is a real, old-fashioned comic book, where the stories are completely original and all the art was done expressly for the book.
One thing that would have been nice: There seems to be no information on when the comics were issued. That would have helped a lot with context. But, other than that, we're extremely happy with this book (and the others in the series).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Different mythology from cartoon show Dec 5 2011
By Picardfan007 - Published on
Just got this after I saw the latest movie. Love the art by inker Baskerville. I wonder if he is still in comics? The later issues have much better inking than the former ones. The stories are much more intricate than the cartoon show. While the cartoon show didn't have the luxury of appealing to comic readers, the plots are much better. If you liked the animated Generation one show, you'll love tis book.
Excellent read for fans of any of the transformer universes May 26 2013
By S. Cowen - Published on
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Excellent book for transformers fans. Well written with plenty of action and intrigue. This is an awesome story that I never got to read as a child .Most of my experiences with this franchise came from the cartoons which are good,but they really should do this story at some point. I can not think of any thing that I did not like in this book. The writing plot and art are very well done. Wish some one would put this into animated form.
A great read! April 24 2013
By Warwolf - Published on
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This collection of old G1 stories is spectacular. This is a must have for all vintage Transformers fans. The art is colorful and Simon Furman demonstrates why he is the consummate Transformers storyteller.
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Classic Transformers Volume 5 May 16 2010
By Starjammer - Published on
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Like the rest of the classic Transformers volumes, I find volume 5 to be very enjoyable. I was only a toddler when these comics were originally published, but now thanks to IDW publishing all these into trade paperbacks I am able to read them for myself.