kiaheck asked: What is MTMTE? I keep seeing your posts involving it but I have no idea what it is! 😖
*grabs you and pulls you in real close* GATHER ‘ROUND. ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN YOU A THING *gives you a blankie, kleenex, some snacks and a lemonade*
short version: MTMTE (“More Than Meets the Eye”) IS THE GREATEST GODDAMN COMIC YOU WILL EVER READ
long version: soooooo in the IDW comics world of Transformers, the war for Cybertron has finally ended, and the Autobots and Decepticons are trying to figure out what the hell to do next. this splits them into two groups: the bots who stay on Cybertron to try and start again (the “Robots in Disguise” series that happens in conjunction with MTMTE), and the other bots who don’t exactly feel welcome at home anymore and decide to hop aboard a spaceship in search of a legendary group of Cybertronians who can hopefully help them restore Cybertron back to its Golden Age utopia kinda thing (MTMTE). So MTMTE is all about the spaceship adventure bots.
the ship’s crew is led by Rodimus (hottie alert!), his SIC Ultra Magnus, and his TIC Drift. there are many other recognizable names like Ratchet, Cyclonus, Perceptor, Hound, Fortress Maximus, etc etc. There’s also an abundance of characters from other continuities who are “new” to the IDW’verse (Chromedome, Brainstorm, Skids, Swerve, Tailgate, Rewind, etc) plus brand new characters as well.
why you should read it: it’s SO DAMN WELL written (James Roberts is the writer) and it’s PERFECTLY DRAWN (Alex Milne is a robot-drawing god. seriously there is not 1 ugly robot in that comic). the story is exciting and interesting; there’s lots of humour; there’s also lots of sadness, but it will just show you how much you become invested in these characters. because you will. SO MUCH.
where do i get it: best way for someone new to the series is to collect the MTMTE volumes. each has about 4 issues. they can be found through most major bookstore companies like Amazon, Chapters Indigo (Canada), Book Depository (UK), etc. You can also purchase MTMTE digitally through Comixology or iTunes, either individual issues or as volumes. if you’d really like, your local comic shop might have the “old” or “back” issues still available to sell, and the volumes as well.
anymore questions, do not hesitate to ask!! :D