Comic Review: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #19

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #19
Written by James Roberts
Pencils by Alex Milne
Inks by Brian Shearer
Colors by Josh Burcham
Letters by Tom B. Long
Covers by Alex Milne & Josh Perez, Sean Chen & Tom Chu, and Nick Roche & Priscilla Tramontano
IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 31, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #19 is an amazing continuation of the series. It brings so much more to the storyline.

In this issue, we are treated to Minimus Ambus trying to explain who he is and was. It takes the reader, with Rodimus playing proxy, through how Ambus was Ultra-Magnus, what is the Ultra-Magnus, and how he got there with him in the cell.

This story by James Roberts is truly amazing, and I would definitely recommend it. That said, you will need to have read the previous issues, because the plot is a bit complicated. At points, it can be difficult to figure out what’s going on if you hadn’t read at least a few issues earlier.

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Comic Review: Transformers: Robots In Disguise #1

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1
Written by John Barber
Interior Art by Andrew Griffith
Cover by Marcelo Matere
Colors by Josh Perez
Letters By Shawn Lee
IDW Publishing
Release Date: January 25, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 is the second ongoing Transformers series that IDW has begun this month. RID is a companion series to Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye. MTMTE focuses on Rodimus and his crew as they search for the Knights of Cybertron. RID focuses on the Transformers left on Cybertron.

Centuries of war between the Autobots and Decepticons have ravaged the planet. The planet is actually attacking them on occasion. The Autobots have established themselves as the authority on Cybertron. The Decepticons govern themselves and they also police the non-affiliated indigenous lifeforms, or Nails. All Decepticons have had Inhibitor/Deterrence chips implanted in their heads as a means of controlling them. Bumblebee is the leader of the Autobots, Ratbat is the leader of the Decepticons, and Metalhawk is the spokesperson for the Nails.

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Comic Review: Godzilla Legends #1

Godzilla Legends #1
Story By Matt Frank & Jeff Prezenkowski
Script by Jeff Prezenkowski
Art by Matt Frank
Colors by Josh Perez, Peter Doherty (Cover A)
Letters by Chris Mowry
Covers by Art Adams (A), Bob Eggleton (B), Matt Frank (C)
IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 16, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

If I could only give one piece of advice about Godzilla Legends #1, it would be to turn off any preconceived notions of a deeply thought-provoking book. Matt Frank and Jeff Prezenkowski have crafted a great monster book in Godzilla Legends #1; in just one issue they manage to tell a completely self-contained story all while packing it full of Kaiju mayhem. If you wanted something that left you pondering the intricacies of human existence you may want to look elsewhere; however, if you are in the market for giant lizards and space monsters crushing cities while locked in combat, then Godzilla Legends #1 is the book for you.

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