Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Transformers #1

For their latest Transformers comic, IDW enlists writer Brian Ruckley and artist Angel Hernandez to wind back the clock before the Transformers ever came to Earth and before the birth of the Decepticons. Transformers #1 offers two plot threads. The first involves Bumblebee and the newly-created Rumble traveling across the surface of Cybertron to a transmission station. Along the way they are joined by Windblade who is the first to notice something seriously wrong when they trio reach their destination.

The other plot involves two of the most famous Transformers, although one is still going by the name Orion Pax who meets with Megatron prior to a rally that could threaten the peace which Orion Pax is tasked with upholding. While far from enemies, there is obvious tension between the two over the role of the government.

With the series Ruckley has found a new way to delve into characters and stories fans already know fairly well, and I'm always pleased to see the Generation One design of the Transformers which Hernandez delivers. I'll be curious to see where things go from here. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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