Not to be outdone with Lex Luthor joining the Justice League, (though after Man of Steel, can you blame DC for making the correct adjustment with Lex Luthor being the hero and that evil neck-snapping murderous genocidial Kryptonian the bad guy?) now IDW has announced that Megatron is joining the Autobots. Not a joke or hoax. The former Decepticon leader will be joining the Lost Light crew in Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28. Here's the solitatation and cover:
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28: Dawn of the Autobots—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
CERTAIN DEATH, HERE WE COME! MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. An incredulous Lost Light crew is left asking the same thing you are: how exactly did it come to this?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• MEGATRON LEADS THE AUTOBOTS IN SPACE!?!
• You read that right—MEGATRON joins the AUTOBOTS!
• The perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
• Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
• Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!
This reporter is just shaken to the core. Obviously this blame lies fully on Spider-Man writer Dan Slott for opening the Pandora's Box of crafting Superior Spider-Man aka Doc Ock. Who will we see next who was once a hardcore villain turned good? Nah they wouldn't ever turn the Red Skull, Cobra Commander, Apocalypse, Ultron, the Joker, Zoom, Darkseid, Hobgoblin, and Mephisto GOOD would they? Or could turning this Megatron bring about IDW ushering another Megatron, a BEASTLY one at that, yeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssss?
Thankfully, there's still Superior Foes of Spider-Man which has a cast of bad guys acting like bad guys and it's a pretty damn good book like Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Superior Spider-Man. So go read those.