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Transformers: Space Pirates
Transformers: Space Pirates
by Simon Furman
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A pretty good transitional story, Oct. 3 2003
In comparison to Simon Furman's other Transformers epics, this is pretty sedate and conventional, although it serves as a bridge between the Time Wars collection and the earlier stories.
The writing is solid and well-executed, as Furman had by this point grown completely comfortable with the setting and characters, and was happily forging his own way.
The main strength of this book is the art. By this time, the UK comic had far outstripped the US comic in terms of art and this looks absolutely gorgeous.
We revisit some of the Movie's locations, and check in with some of the Movie's characters, and Furman gives us more of a look at the post-Movie Cybertron, and the state of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons now that Unicron has gone. In fact, there is one very interesting sequence as the two factions realise that they are in as much trouble with each other and decide to do something about it.
Good solid stuff, if not the most exciting Transformers story you'll ever read.
Fan note: This story contains the only comic appearance of the giant Metroplex, and boy does he make his appearance memorable!

Transformers: Target 2006
Transformers: Target 2006
by Simon Furman
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 16.75
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This is where it all kicks off!, Oct. 3 2003
This book collects the opening story of the UK comic's long-running Galvatron saga, which came to an end with the last issues of the US comic.
This is a companion piece to Transformers: The Movie, as the plot interweaves with that of the film. Here, Galvatron jumps back to 1985 in order to improve his situation in the future, with disasterous results.
Simon Furman, well into his stride as writer by the time of this plot, threw away the Transformers rulebook. By using the Movie characters, Furman was no longer shackled by the US comic continuity, and let loose. Hardly a page goes by without some shocking event, or an event that makes the fanboy in you sit back and go "that's cool!".
The art is spectacular, showing up the art of the US comics, and fully conveying the intensity of this storyline.
This is complex, mature and astonishingly well-executed stuff that you really shouldn't miss.

Transformers: Time Wars
Transformers: Time Wars
by Simon Furman
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 27.95
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Transformers: Time Wars - a fitting end, Oct. 3 2003
I read this when it first came out in the weekly Transformers comics, and I loved it back then. Looking back now, it still stands as a great story.
The art is exemplary, showing just how much better than their american cousins UK comics looked in those days. Compare this to US Transformer work and there's no contest. Even when the same artists followed Simon Furman over to the US title, they didn't look this good. Even today, few comics look as nifty as this one.
Possibly knowing that he was off to write the US comics, Simon Furman used the Time Wars to wrap up the years of Movie-related storylines he wrote for the UK title by bringing pretty much every cool Transformer together for a big scrap (although Death's Head was sadly busy in his own title), including the long-awaited fight between Optimus Prime and Galvatron, something that was always rendered impossible by Prime's all-too-common "deaths" and disappearances whenever Galvatron turned up.
Not as fresh or as exciting as some of the earlier epics (Target:2006 and The Legacy of Unicron are better), this is a fitting end to the "Galvatron Stories", and like the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline it resembles, will give the continuity fans great, but worthwhile, headaches!

Transformers: Legacy of Unicron
Transformers: Legacy of Unicron
by Simon Furman
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 27.95
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A great sequel to the Movie!, July 2 2003
Simon Furman had been writing Movie spin-off storylines in the UK Transformers comic for a while before The Legacy of Unicron. It allowed him to tell new stories without clashing with the US stories, which featured pre-Movie characters.
That said, The Legacy of Unicron was the first true sequel to the Movie, as we find out what happened to Unicron's head after the Movie's climax, as well as how the uplifitng ending of the Movie actually panned out (let's just say that Furman went the cynical route=D).
The 2006-era Transformers are forced to face Unicron once more, this time with the help of popular bounty hunter Death's Head (who exits the Transformers continuity in this issue) and trash-talking Junkion Wreck-Gar. This plot also paves the way for the Time Wars (to be reprinted in July).
There's not much to the story, in all honesty, but it is exceptionally well-written, and the art is simply lovely.
There's also the tantalising prospect of the origin of the Transformers, which stands as canon because the US writers couldn't be bothered to do one before Furman did! =D
All in all, a great addition to Titan's Transformers library.

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