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: Transformers #27
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Transformers #27
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Brendan Cahill
Colors by Joana Lafuente
Letters by Shawn Lee
Covers by Marcelo Matere, Brendan Cahill
IDW Publishing
Release Date: October 5th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

OK, let’s face it, there’s a lot of people out there who think licensed comics are inferior. To them, I say pick up a copy of Transformers #27 and then get back to me. This issue has everything you want in a Transformers comic: Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons.

Writer Mike Costa and IDW set the stage right off the back with a RECAP page!!!! People argue that the recap of the storyline should be told in the first few pages of the comic, but WHY waste the time when you’ve got so much story to tell? It’s a great, single paragraph that brings you up to date on what’s been going on, without talking down to you or making you feel bad if you haven’t read the previous issues. But, I’m telling you, if you haven’t read the previous issues — shame on you! You’re missing a fantastic comic.

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