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Transformers: Megatron Origin

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  174 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
The Transformers: Megatron Origin Before allegiance, rank and function - before war - a civilian will become a warrior, and warrior will become a leader. As a leader he will learn of the most powerful weapon on the planet - a weapon powerful enough to bind legions to his will - a faction named Decepticon. This collection brings the would-be major players of that faction ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published December 25th 2007 by IDW Publishing
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Feb 02, 2016 Stephen rated it liked it

This Origin of Megatron is an interesting read, Megatron is a wanted criminal warrior fighting in the pits below Kaon. He then unites all the pit fighters together to take on the autobots the story shows you how each of his loyal servants came about and how they met, i just wished they went a little more into the origins of his servants.

The story was good, but could have used some more tweaking here and there. Sometimes i was wondering it if this is days later, or what not. The artwork was reall
Gianfranco Mancini
Slave. Gladiator. Warrior. King.
Ok, you have to swap "slave" and "king" with "miner" and "leader", but I really loved how Megatron's rise to power here reminded me so much Conan the barbarian's one.
Great art and story for grown up/new fans of Transformers, and the characterization of Autobots as cold heartless rulers was just a really good and unexpected twist.


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Jun 01, 2016 Christopher rated it it was amazing
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Jul 09, 2008 Matimate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, transformers, 2008
We all know how it ends. We all know the main opponents, Megatron and Optimus Prime. But every story has a beginning and every man or bot had been having simple life before he became leader. Megatron was once a very humble and hardworking bot, being miner was not easy and well paid job. He was sort of happy until something came in his life. The autobots were presented as not those noble creatures as you have probably seen them in the movie or cartoons, but bureaucratic and power hungry bastards ...more
Nov 26, 2014 Sierra rated it really liked it
When a peaceful mining protest turns tragic and almost all the workers are massacred a worker steps up and becomes the champion; his name is Megatron. Megatron and the rest of the surviving miners hide in Kaon where they join an underground fighting ring. Megatron soon becomes champion and with his great power has decided to unite all the unwanted transformer sand begin to fight against the greedy ruling transformers of their planet. A battle breaks out and Megatron and his army gain control of ...more
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May 10, 2011 Grey Liliy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, loved
This is my canon for Megatron's back story--without question. Megatron's rise from miner to ruler is well written and displayed. I also love the backstory with other familiar characters winding into the story from how Rumble & Frenzy hooked up with Soundwave, to Starscream & his brothers joining up with Megatron and even seeing Senator Ratbat.

The art style, in particular, is absolutely gorgeous and accompanies the writing well.

Amazing book & definitely worth more than one read.
Apr 14, 2008 Chris rated it it was amazing
While I am certainly NOT a prequel fan (I've still never watched the Star Wars prequels for that reason), this was an interesting read. It explains how Megatron came to lead the Decepticons and, for that matter, how the Decepticons came to be. If I ignore the fact that it was a prequel, it's an awesome story, particularly to fans who've always wondered "How do Megatron become the leader?"
Jul 06, 2009 David rated it really liked it
Cybertronian peacetime was not exactly idyllic. There were no Autobots, no Decepticons, so there was no absolute good or absolute evil. Megatron rising through a fight for a just cause was a surprising angle to take, as was the evolution of the Decepticon symbol - not to mention its similarity to the Senate symbol. Definitely a good trade to add to my collection.
Aug 18, 2013 Richard rated it it was amazing
Really liked this back story for Megatron, and how the Autobot regime was portrayed. Too often it's so cut and dry with the 'Cons as the bad guys and the 'Bots being able to do no evil, and this was a breath of fresh air to that.

Art work was excellent, and the story was well-paced and engaging. Loved it.
Matt Richter
Aug 19, 2011 Matt Richter rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
started off quite well. but just became more and more convoluted. Some art was amazing and some was rather oddly conceived ... as if the frame had zoomed in too far and you couldn't really make much sense of it. certainly not one of the stronger IDW Transformers releases.
Aug 17, 2013 Brandon rated it it was ok
Sloppy and confusing, not to mention a but pretentious. Strong finish, but doesn't make up cor the rest of it.
Aug 25, 2010 Lee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
I love the art, and I adore Megatron's face markings x3 The Decepticons kick so much ass in this comic.
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