Writer: Mairghread Scott
Art: Sarah Stone
Letters: Chris Mowry
Editorial Assistance: Rebecca Huard
Editor: John Barber
Transformers: Windblade is the story of a newcomer to Cybertron and how she learns her way through the complicated politics of four million years of galactic war. It's also a mystery where the assumed guilty party is Starscream and everyone is busy trying to find evidence that implicates Cybertron's leader in criminal activity.
Finally, it's a beautiful book with great characterization.
Mairghread Scott is writing an excellent story with intriguing scenes filled with individual characters that you want to know more about. Windblade is the most prominent cast member and she's becoming very likeable but she's definitely not the only one to watch. Hell, there are few cast members that prove uninteresting. Waspinator's portrayal is particularly fascinating.
On art duties, Sarah Stone continues her impressive work from the first issue. The scene at the beginning between Starscream and Windblade is sketchy with sparse backgrounds but after that, everything picks back up. Colors are awesome. Lighting is excellent. Really, I could look at this kind of artwork all day long.
I'm enjoying this take on post-war Cybertron and hope that the creative team is able to continue the story beyond the four issue mini-series. Hopefully, you feel that way, too. If you're enjoying this book's direction, I can't think of a better thing to do than pre-order the trade paperback. It's available right now on Amazon. ;)
Man, that was a shameless plug. I should get paid for that kind of thing. :D
In short, this is a pretty cool comic. I think the story's still got some swerves to it before it concludes... in fact I'm HOPING for a few swerves because everything seems AWFUL straight-forward at this point and if we just coast to an ending it would be disappointing. So: cautiously optimistic.
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