Nick Roche

The Transformed Man, Act 14: Dark Cybertron, Part One
I've never liked the Transformers. The franchise didn't get its hooks into me as a kid, and while I've tried to give it a shot as an adult, it never really clicked. But now, with a recommendation from almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale that left me with three years worth (and counting) of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics, I'm going on a quest to see if these comics can turn me from someone who has never cared at all about Optimus Prime into someone who uses words like "Cybertron" and "alt-mode" with alarming regularity. And Primus help me, it's working. This week, our two stories collide for "Dark Cybertron," a title that I can actually say without laughing. What is happening to me?
The Transformed Man, Act 13: Dark Prelude
I've never liked the Transformers. The franchise didn't get its hooks into me as a kid, and while I've tried to give it a shot as an adult, it never really clicked. But now, with a recommendation from almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale that left me with three years worth (and counting) of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics, I'm going on a quest to see if these comics can turn me from someone who has never cared at all about Optimus Prime into someone who uses words like "Cybertron" and "alt-mode" with alarming regularity. And Primus help me, it's working. This week, it's the last stop before Dark Cybertron as Swerve continues to be better than everyone.
The Transformed Man, Act 9: Last Stand of the Wreckers
I've never liked the Transformers. The franchise didn't get its hooks into me as a kid, and while I've tried to give it a shot as an adult, it never really clicked. But now, with a recommendation from almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale that left me with three years worth (and counting) of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics, I'm going on a quest to see if these comics can turn me from someone who has never cared at all about Optimus Prime into someone who uses words like "Cybertron" and "alt-mode" with alarming regularity. And Primus help me, it's working. This week, we head back to last days of the war for an assault on a robot space prison!
The Transformed Man, Act 4: Life After The Big Bang
I’ve never liked the Transformers. The franchise never really got its hooks into me when I was a kid, and while I’ve tried to give it a shot as an adult, it’s never really clicked. But now, with the recommendations of almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale, I’ve found myself in possession of three years worth (and counting) of IDW’s More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics. I’m working my way through a story arc every week, and if I have to read about these robots, you’re coming with me. This week, my favorite Autobot gets his head blown clean off, because of course he does. Uh... spoiler warning?
The Transformed Man, Act 2: Liars, A To D
I’ve never liked the Transformers. The franchise never really got its hooks into me when I was a kid, and while I’ve tried to give it a shot as an adult, it’s never really clicked. But now, with the recommendations of almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale, I’ve found myself in possession of three years worth (and counting) of IDW’s More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics. I’m working my way through a story arc every week, and if I have to read about these robots, you’re coming with me. This week, the Transformers split into two groups, and Rodimus's crew encounters the ultimate in alien terror!
The Transformed Man Act 1: 'The Death Of Optimus Prime'
I've never liked the Transformers. The franchise never really got its hooks into me when I was a kid, and while I've tried to give it a shot as an adult, it's never really clicked. But now, with the recommendations of almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale, I've found myself in possession of three years (and counting) worth of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics. I'm working my way through a story arc every week, and if I have to read about these robots, you're coming with me. This week, it's The Death Of Optimus Prime, in which Optimus Prime does not actually die. Spoiler warning?
IDW Limited Releases New ‘Transformers: The Last Stand Of The Wreckers’ Editions [Preview]
For all the comics I've bought, borrowed from the library and otherwise read over the years, I don't have an enviable amount of experience when it comes to owning prestige format collections. These days I'm a mostly digital dude due to storage constraints, although I admit that every time I hit up a comic shop or a friend's personal collection, I start to seethe with envy when I pore over huge ha