fieldy snuts wrote:
Yep, James Roberts is the best Transformers writer in years...his Prime and Megatron one-shots were brilliant. As was his Last Stand of the Wreckers mini.
As for "no Decepticons in sight"....I think you must've the solicit for next issue at the back introducing the Decepticon Justice Division
any Decepticon in sight."
There were those two Genericons in the Ratchet arc, after all.
I just think it's great that someone has figured out how to tell a different kind of Transformers story. I love a sweeping battle story as much as the next Transfan but sometimes it's good to remember that all of these Transformers came with a tech specs bio, giving them all a personality. While Roberts doesn't religiously follow these bios, his characters all have an individuality to them that impresses me. Costa's run was filled with a bunch of interchangeable Transformers, for the most part. Even Prowl just became a face in the crowd instead of the awesome douchebag that he'd been before. For the little I read, the only ones that struck me an individuals in that run were Ultra Magnus, Thundercracker, and Swindle.
My only small complaint with MTMTE is that I'd rather Nick Roche was on art instead of Alex Milne. Milne is definitely turning in the work of his career so it's a tiny complaint. It's just that Roche's first issue had an awesome look to it. I'm pretty sure I've seen Roche's name on some future issues so I guess I'll wait and see.