As seeds of doubt and distrust are planted, a widening rift pushes Optimus Prime apart from his team. Meanwhile some old acquaintances of the Transformers come out of hiding, drawing the wrong kind of attention from all sides of the secret war on Earth. "Onyx Interface, Part One: Signals, Calls And Marches" written by John Barber, with art by Andrew Griffith, and colors by Josh Perez. Read the full review!
MORAL CRISIS -- Four Autobots are presented with a damaged Cybertronian they can't identify. Surely they must help him survive, but what consequences will their choices carry? And how will the writings of a much younger Megatron sway the outcome? "Births, Deaths, and Interventions", More Than Meets The Eye issue 34, written by James Roberts, art by Atilio Rojo, with colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!
It's storytime on the moon as Alpha Trion reveals yet another
forgotten history of Cybertron to Optimus Prime. But is the intent to help Prime know his new enemy, or is it to ready him for a war still to come...? Written by John Barber, art by Livio Ramondelli. Read the full review!
A Civil War often pits one city-state against another... but nowhere is that as true as it is on Cybertron. Trypticon vs. Metroplex in Primacy #3!
Written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with art by Livio Ramondelli and letters by Chris Mowry. Continue to full review
Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging
, by Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster is the newest entry in the realm of Transformers art books, and the latest offering from the team that brought us The Ark
and The Allspark Almanac
. But Transformers Legacy
goes in a different direction from prior art books which focused on the art of a particular video game or TV show. You may think you've already seen it all when
it comes to G1 and G2 box art, but you've never seen it like this. And I believe most everyone will find at least a few things within that they've never seen before! Read the full review!
A funeral is crashed on Earth, and the "deceased" crashes back! And a trial within the walls of Metroplex is a mockery of justice. Meanwhile two robot autopsies are planned, one for each planet... only one of the subjects is still alive! The Transformers Vs. GI Joe #3
is written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art, colors and lettering by Scioli. Continue to full review
The first leader-class figure in a non-movie Generations line, Jetfire is an ingenious mix of design details from the G1 Skyfire robot mode animation model and a legally distinct approximation of the original Jetfire's vehicle mode. A few quirks and some chrome, but a really nice figure. Continue to full review
Black Shadow - or rather, Sky Shadow was an obscure entity to appear in Generations, having a fiction appearance in Victory for one or two episodes, limited to Japanese audiences. Crosscut goes a step farther. Crosscut is a Transformers character created by eHobby over a decade ago to facilitate using Diaclone colors for reissued G1 Transformers molds. Where can they go from here to find a new level of obscurity to bring to toy store shelves? Read the full review!
Nightbeat was almost Jazz. We had at least mockup images of a Jazz in Nightbeat colors with a new head and the speaker clip-on accessories replaced with search lights. And indeed, art of that very thing is on the copy of Dark Cybertron Chapter 9 shipped with the toy. But of course, Jazz-beat never happened, so we ended up with Goldfire given a Nightbeat head and colors, and sold with package art depicting Jazz. Um, oops? It's not like it matters, since at no point so far has Nightbeat been depicted in interior art with either body style, so... Read the full review!
Using input gained over a one month period starting April 18th, 2013, Windblade is the first Transformer designed by allowing the fandom to vote on basic character and design elements. Having been greatly anticipated since being revealed at San Diego Comic Con in 2013, and even more anticipated thanks to the popular self-titled four part mini series earlier this year, it's time to finally see the result of this amazing experiment! Continue to the full review!
While quality control issues have become sadly more common recently in Transformers toylines, it is generally a gamble to whether you will personally be affected. However, it should be known that the subject of today's new review, Jhiaxus from the current Generations Deluxe wave suffers a QC issue that affects 100% of figures causing them to be orange. No one has identified how this problem may have originated, but it is important to be aware of this fact before you continue to the review.
After months offline following having his head blown apart, a newly-restored
Wheeljack tries to make sense of the new world he finds himself in, a process
made no easier by his "friend" Starscream. The Transformers: Robots in
issue 33, "The World of Tomorrow", written by John Barber, with
art by Sarah Stone. Read the full review!
The mystery of the ruined Lost Light is solved! But when a way is found to restore things to normal, what will be the price to bring everything back? "The Road Not Taken", More Than Meets The Eye 33, written by James Roberts, pencils by Alex Milne, with inks by Brian Schearer and John Wycough, and colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!
The Seekers are abroad. What do they seek? Decepticons. Namely, the special teams. Megatron's getting the band back together! Primacy #2
is written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with art by Livio Ramondelli, letters by Chris Mowry. Covers by Ramondelli and Sarah Stone. Continue to full review
The remaining crew of the vanished Lost Light
search for clues
among its wreckage, but find only more questions, and a single, terrifying
answer waiting for them within. Written by James Roberts, art by Alex Milne,
with colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!
In the past, Prowl questions if Optimus Prime is capable of leading the Autobots in to the future, while in the present, Prowl's pursuit of his own ends jeopardize the discovery of Alpha Trion in the custody of the humans. "Earthfall: Chapter 5" Written by John Barber, Art by Andrew Griffith and Brendan Cahill, with colors by Josh Perez and Joana Lafuente. Read the full review
In the ruins of Harmonex, Dead Trypticon lies dreaming... until Megatron comes to wake him. Primacy #1
is written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with art by Livio Ramondelli, letters by Chris Mowry.Continue to full review
Aside from being name-reused in one of the movies, G1 Roadbuster has gotten some decent attention in updates, but always as recolors. First of a Hot Shot, then from Swindle in largely wrong colors. So it's satisfying enough just to get a purpose-made Roadbuster toy, especially following on from Whirl. Add one of my favorite supplemental play features lately, and all signs point to something very enjoyable! Keep reading!