Monday, February 13, 2006

Transformers Comic Review...

Transformers Infiltration #2

Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: E.J. Su

Cover art: James Raiz, E.J. Su, Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi

Synopsis: The story continues as Ratchet and the humans face-off against Runamuck and Runabout. Ratchet manages to fend the two Decepticons off long enough to escape with his new Human allies. They stop and regroup for a few minutes until they're found again and the chase continues. Finally, out in the desert, Ratchet is defended as three of his comrades arrive in the nick of time and fend off Thundercracker. His happiness is short lived however, as Prowl informs him he is under arrest for disobeying orders.

Comments: Another good issue. This continues the main story as well as further expanding upon some sub plots that have been brewing--Starscream is clearly up to something. But what? (How like him too). Elsewhere, the man with the computer that Verity stold is found dead in the desert and the police report back to some mysterious organization--who are they and just what is going on? I love it! This is how you write a Transformers comic--not like that confusing drivel that Dreamwave did.
Favorite line award this issue goes to:

Hunter: "And the guys chasing us are Decepticons, right? So... what does that make you?"

Ratchet: "Nervous."

I love it!
One minor complaint about the comic is on the production side--four covers? Still with the multi-cover garbage! And what gets me is that three of the covers really aren't that good. Most are very spartan in appearance--two characters in-frame and that's it. I went with James Raiz's nice looking cover this time--it's got more going on and of all the choices available, says "I'm the clear winner here". I really hope IDW drops the alternate covers soon--enough already!
Ignoring that, an excellent comic otherwise and I look forward to reading more.

Strongly Recommended.

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