And so ends James Robert's epic saga of the crew of the Lost Light
and their search for the Knights of Cybertron.
There have been some complaints among TF fans that the ending was too rushed, and while I agree that an additional issue would have been welcome, if just to see some of the scenes in the prose piece in graphic form, I though that this was a much more satisfying conclusion compared to the Overlord storyline. The pacing was well done, and the prose piece at the end helped fill some gaps that would otherwise have been a bit jarring due to their absence in the main story. I thought the two main character arcs that were concluded in these issues (the Cyclonus/Drift rivalry and Tailgate's impending death) were handled perfectly, and built upon pre-established characterization and plot. For that alone, I'm willing to forgive the "attention deflector" handwaving from the previous issues (particularly since we now know that at least one member of the crew wasn't fooled by them). Count me among those who found it clever the way that Roberts handled Minimus Ambus/Ultra Magnus in this issue as well.
The only real complaint I can see with this issue is that several major plot points are left daingling, but I am actually okay with that for a couple of reasons. Tyrest and Star Sabre are too good as villains to be brushed aside in a single arc, and I'm glad that both made it out of this to pester our plucky heroes in the future. We do at least get to see a glimpse of Cyberutopia, and, if Roberts is doing what I think he is doing with that story, I am more than happy to give him more space to tell that story. Let's just say that I find the five moon motif rather...striking
. In any event, this comic has never been about the plot or the ending so much as the journey, and, as I stated above, I think Roberts ably handled the character side of things with this issue.
We now have six months worth of Dark Cyberton storyline to wade through before the possibility of MTMTE Season 2 (which Roberts has hinted at). I certainly hope that sales justify keeping the current creative teams, because I can't wait to see where Roberts and Alex Milne take the Lost Light