Writer: James Roberts
Art: Alex Milne
Colors: Joana Lafuente
Letters: Tom B. Long
Editor: John Barber
Have you ever wanted to see the crew of the Lost Light all dead? Because that's what you're going to get in this issue of More Than Meets the Eye. And that's not even a spoiler!
OK. It might be a little bit of a spoiler. But after every mind blowing page of this comic, it'll be the least important thing about the entire story. Maybe.
Look, important stuff happens.
We're dealing with time travel, disappearing ships, alternate realities, mysteries, confessions, and unspeakable horrors.
What I'm loving about the Transformers books (besides pretty much... everything) is just how many types of genres they're able to explore. This isn't the first horror story that's ever been told with the Transformers franchise but they've definitely upped the ante since the last one. It's a whole dead crew!
My favorite bits in this comic remain the character interactions (and world building). Nightbeat and Nautica have an awesome rapport going on. The best part, though, is Megatron talking about his feelings to Ravage. It's the fact that all of these guys are multifaceted characters that makes this all the more fascinating.
James Roberts... it's a good thing you don't write all the comics on the stands or I would be... a lot more broke than I already am. I thank you for that. I also thank you for writing the hell out of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye.
The artwork is by Alex Milne and it is, as usual, fantastic. Milne delivers some seriously moody pages that are aided perfectly by Joana Lafuente's coloring. The low light scenes are brilliant. When the lights come back on, the coloring switches appropriately. Flashbacks receive a third coloring style, meaning Lafuente's putting in some serious effort.
I have no complaints regarding this issue. I've been trying to think of some constructive criticism but I honestly can't. The closest I can come is that I can't figure out what's going on. I've got theories but none of them exactly fit. Mostly because of Skids. He breaks every logical scenario I can think up. Well, except for straight up "alternate timeline" but this seems to be a lot more complicated than that. Still, it's something to log away because if things CAN'T be explained satisfactorily, that'll be a criticism of a future comic. For now, it's some brilliant, intriguing set-up to a great big mystery. On a dead and broken ship. The next issue can't come quickly enough.
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