Transformers: Regeneration One #92
Written by Simon Furman
Penciled by Andrew Wildman
Inked by Stephen Baskerville
Color by John-Paul Bove
Lettered by Chris Mowry
Editor: John Barber
Editor-In-Chief: Chris Ryall
Covers by Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi & Geoff Senior
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #92 is the latest in a long line of books that IDW is publishing for the FANS. And, as a fan, I don’t think we can thank them enough. Yes another case where the publisher ACTUALLY does something because YOU demanded it!
Transformers Godfather Simon Furman continues doing what he does best – writing Transformers. This series picks up where the original Marvel series left off, just like IDW has done with G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The series has been running since last year, and it’s given Transfans exactly what they wanted, and that is a proper ending to the series. Now, I know most of this is old news to a lot of you, but since this is my first time reviewing the series, I thought a brief catch-up would be nice.
Now, as far as this issue goes, it’s pure goodness. The story follows several different plot lines, and I can’t believe how far that Hasbro has let Furman push things. Optimus Prime is one of the most hated beings in the universe, and on Cybertron, everything is in chaos. And Spike is an awesome “super hero” named Circuit Smasher. There’s a LOT going on this issue, yet, it’s all easy to follow and really coherent. A good, solid, issue where ACTION motivates the story.
Exactly 50 percent of the praise of this issue goes to long-time Transformers artist Andew Wilman. In almost 20 years since his last Transformers series ended, he truly hasn’t lost a step. He has the unique ability to make the Transformers look SO different from each other, that you can immediately tell them apart from each other. And low and behold, there’s even an INKER!!! And, Stephen Baskerville does a great job, at that.
This book is superb!!! Let’s take the fact that you have any affection for Transformers out of it. This book should be read to give modern day readers a lesson in storytelling that they just don’t get ANYWHERE else today. It proves that no matter the era or age, good storytelling is good storytelling. Pick this up!