The new Titan Transformers comic Spare Parts is further proof of one of comic-dom’s new great truths. “Anywhere a fanboy can go, two zombies will be.”
Simon Furman has defied time and space and has written an ‘07 movie-verse comic in the format of the kind he wrote for ’86 G1 movie comics. Which is really kind of awesome.
It’s a small self contained story about low ranking Autobots getting attacked by Zombie Dead End (my namesake gets no respect in comics) in a deserted town. Very straight forward.
The one-shot nature of it is a novelty, but it’s also too bad we couldn’t get a few more pages here. It’s not a deep story or anything, but in just 9 pages, by the time the story really picks up, it’s time to close it. I wouldn’t have minded seeing this one be a two-parter. It’s fine as it is, but the story had more potential.
John Davis-Hunt continues to impress with his two dimensional movie-formers that don’t cause ocular rupture. He captures the look of the bots, but is not a slave to the designs more comic unfriendly elements. He makes good choices.
I haven’t been able to get my hands on these as often as I’d like, but the titan comics are a fun Transformers diversion. They go where most of the franchise fears to tread. Some times that’s awesome other times, not so much. Most of the time it just means you’re going to get a Transformers story you wouldn’t see anywhere else.
Spare Parts is simple, but fun.
|Date||June 3rd 2010|
|Score||(7 out of 10)|