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San Diego International Comic Con has just ended and those of us in attendance are in recovery. However, I wouldn’t want you to go without this weeks Transformers comic book review. I was in line for the Marvel Animation panel, the line was extending outdoors and as I heard the San Diego Symphony playing Star Wars in the distance- I read TF: RID 31 on my trusty Windows Phone.
Transformers: Windblade from IDW Publishing will be hitting Comic Book stands April 16th. To state that the character, Windblade, herself is unique is an understatement. She is the first fan built Transformer thanks to Hasbro giving us the ability to vote via polls online to decide on her physical and character traits. Reading through this first issue you’ll see she is indeed intriguing and well, we will get to that below. Windblade mini-series is also the first Transformers comic to be assembled (I didn’t want to over play the pun, by saying ‘transformed’ ) by an all female creative team. Keep reading for more.
I’ll admit I don’t get to read comic books as often as I used to, nor as often as I’d like. However, there are a few Comics on the horizon that are a must. One such 4 part mini series is Mars Attacks Judge Dredd which debuted in September. Issue 2 was released earlier this month.
These two issues have been out for a few weeks or so and I wanted to wait and give you all a chance to read them before my review because simply put I may not be able to contain myself. I may reveal some spoilers, I almost have to with the way this story ends.
Issue ten left us with the meeting of Metroplex and Prime, in issue eleven Prime sends out a call to all Autobots to rise up and confront Megatron. This is the beginning of the conflict of Autobots and Decepticons and a well done story as well. We are introduced to some fan favorite characters like Blaster and Sky Lynx. The story is spot on near perfect and the artwork again works wonders to tell that story with the dialogue.
Issue Twelve is the battle for Cybertron and all bets are off! Here once again I find the artwork and dialogue simply awesome. However, this last issue has me questioning the logic of the writers for the story steals or borrows scenes that are practically ripped from the 1986 animated Transformers Movie. For instance and spoilers be told, the scene with Prime battling Megatron on Earth with Hot Rod getting in the way because he is a hot head and wants to help. Yeah that’s here, almost line for line but still with this the story is still told well.
Looking back this is a must have series for any fan of Transformers or anyone who wants to more of the back story. All twelve issues are available through www.idwpublishing.com in digital format for your favorite device (except Windows Phone). Go forth and enjoy and stay tuned for more reviews coming soon!
Last issue we saw the rise of Optimus Prime after Orion Pax was left for dead. Hot Rod was getting ready to make a tough choice as the many Autobots had been captured. All would seem perilous for our heroes. Once again, these last issues have been a great story thus far and you really should read them before reading issue ten.
Let’s talk about the artwork. It is wonderfully drawn and colored. You can see the emotion, the souls, the pain of the characters. It fits this chapter of the story arc. However, there are a few panels that seem to lack a bit of detail. Overall, it does not detract from the story.
As for that story that has had me hooked from issue one? This is getting heavy, the conflict just pops out at you. You can feel the writing as characters are torn, you really get a solid sense of what’s going on in the minds of these characters. The dialogue is perfect and captures the each character properly. The transition from Orion Pax to Optimus Prime is eloquently done.
Everything is starting to come together. We see the return of our primary hero and the rise of another larger than life character. It’s hard to stop right here and not say anymore. I don’t want you getting spoiled, but let’s say Optimus has something to show the team that may tip the balance. Out now as a digital download, I suggest you read it. IDW is continuing to publish amazing comics.
Tomorrow, you’ll be able to pick up the latest digital issue of Transformers Autocracy. Read on for my review. Be warned it is recommended to have read issues one through eight prior to this review as there may be some unintentional spoilers.
When IDW comics first announced Transformers: Autocracy as a bi-monthly ( or every two weeks) digital comics series; I had my reservations. For one I have a fondness of holding comics in my hand as well as collecting them. Digital is more convenient in many ways, still I held back and waited.