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Comic Review: Transformers #31
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Transformers #31
Story by Mike Costa
Art by Casey Coller
Colors by Joana LaFuente
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by Rik Alvarez, Casey Coller, and Trevor Hutchison
IDW Publishing
Release Date: December 7th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

Transformers #31 was a very different change of pace issue. A nice retrospective on the Transformers legacy and at the same time, a nice story in its own right.

Mike Costa crafts a sentimental tale of reflection set millions of years in the future. Long gone are most of the Transformers that we know and love, except for a couple, and they spend the issue reminiscing about the days and battles gone by. This issue is a heartwarming, feel good tale of the history of the Autobots and Decepticons and their greatest battles.

Casey Coller does an exceptional job on art duties in this issue. His designs for the future generation of Transformers are really great. Not too over the top or unrecognizable at all. They look like they fit perfectly in the Transformers universe and seem to be the next step in the evolution of that race. Very well done. What’s most impressive is that the stories of past battles are told in single splash pages and Coller does a great job with these. They’re instantly recognizable and highly detailed and all the emotion of each storyline is perfectly laid out on one page. That’s quite an accomplishment.

A very charming, feel good issue of the Transformers. Although we do get some glimpses of the current storyline and future happenings in this title, it’s a really nice retrospective on the Transformers history.

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