Wednesday will see the release of Transformers: Robots in Disguise #27, the penultimate chapter of the Dark Cybertron event, and Regeneration One #100, the final chapter of Simon Furman's continuation of his Transformers run at Marvel.
I haven't been following Regeneration One, but I read the first trade the other night, and I've caught up with a few of the later issues, including #99. It's been a pretty grim story overall, and I do not see things ending well for anyone, Autobots or Decepticons, in the final issue. I'd love to hear some thoughts from those who have been keeping up with the story about what they expect to read tomorrow, particularly with respect to Primus' role in the story.
With the preview of Transformers: Windblade #1 out in the wild, we have a pretty good idea of the new status quo with respect to Cybertron, which takes a bit of wind out of the sails of the Dark Cybertron event. That said, RiD #27 looks to be an exciting chapter, because we have been promised a death in the Autobot ranks! Ultra Magnus, Bumblebee, Prowl, or Rodimus: Who will temporarily die until Hasbro decides they want to put their toy on the shelves again!
In all seriousness, I am looking forward to this issue just because the death, no matter how temporary it might be, promises to shake up the status quo among the Autobots. My money is on Prowl. He's in a perfect story position to make a heroic sacrifice to make up for all the crap he's pulled of late. Both Bumblebee and Rodimus are primed to step out of their leadership roles post-Dark Cybertron, so it would make sense for one or the other to kick it. I think Bumblebee is more likely, if just because Rodimus may have a way out of the Dead Universe that does not require his sacrifice. Ultra Magnus is a long shot, given that he seemingly died TWICE during the course of Roberts' run on MTMTE, and there is no story reason for him to sacrifice himself, but maybe Roberts and Barber will throw us a curve ball.