So I Guess I Have To Read These Dang Transformers Comics Now: Pay What You Want For 37 Issues Of ‘More Than Meets The Eye’
My first mistake was ever agreeing to do anything anyone asked me to. As long-time ComicsAlliance readers are probably already aware, I don't like the Transformers. There's no particular reason for it, it just never got its hooks into me when I was a kid like GI Joe did, and since my only real exposure to the franchise was when our former editor sent me to review the third Michael Bay movie, there hasn't been much to make me like it. And yet, whenever I bring that up, tons of people tell me that I need to read IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, because, according to them, it's actually one of the best comics going.
So finally, just to get 'em off my back I said "sure, I'll pick 'em up if they're ever in a Humble Bundle sale or something," which I assumed was a devious ruse. After all, there was a Transformers bundle less than a year ago, so surely there wouldn't be another one anytime soon.
That was last week. And now I have to read all these Transformers comics.
Yes, the Humble Bundle is offering up 37 issues of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye for pay-what-you-want, with another 37 issues of Robots In Disguise, Dark Cybertron Vol. 1 and 2, and a few more comics besides for a "five bucks over the average" price that's currently hovering around fifteen bucks, and that turns out to be exactly the price that causes me to finally give the Transformers a chance.
Not that I'm too terribly worried about it or anything. Most of what I've read from IDW's licensed comics --- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and GI Joe especially --- have been incredibly solid comics, and if nothing else, it'll probably help me understand what's going on in Tom Scioli and John Barber's Transformers vs. GI Joe a little better. Considering how much praise MTMTE has been getting from people who like the same kind of comics I do, there's no reason for me to believe that it won't be good.
I just don't want to admit that I've been... mistaken about something. Especially robots.
The Transformers Humble Bundle runs through next Wednesday, March 11.