Sunday, October 21, 2007
TF Comic Review...
Transformers Beast Wars
The Ascending #2
Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: Don Figueroa
(covers by Don Figueroa and Nick Roche)
Synopsis: Unicron's spirit tells the evil Fuzors (in non-fuzor modes) that the Ascending is threatened and the Vessel must be protected. He has two go to continue propogating the Angolmois energy while he sends one to Earth and the Beast Wars. On Earth, Razorbeast's Maximals and Ravage's Predacons continue to fight. The Preds seem to be gaining the advantage but then Grimlock arrives to save the day. Snarl goes to aid his comrades, leaving Ravage alone. He rises, breaks off his bonds and grabs the temporal gizmo from last issue and activates it. There, Magmatron grabs him and warns him of the impending doom coming to Cybertron. On Cybertron, meanwhile, the Magnaboss team (aka the Imperium) ponders the civil unrest on their world and summons Big Convoy. B.C is busy investigating an attack and discovers more Angolmois energy present... Elsewhere, Shokaract absorbs more and more of the Angolmois energy, declaring that he will soon be a god! Elsewhen, the Pack arrive in the past above Earth and find their comrades. With the added reinforcements, the Maximals easily triumph. Then, Ravage reveals himself and tells them what's going on.But before they can do much, the Fuzor Rartorata (aka the U.S. Injector) shows up and attacks, taking out Razorbeast and making him turn all evil and enraged!
Comments: A bit better then last issue, to be honest. Unicron is back--groan! But the story might go some interesting places on the way to do battle with him and his forces. I may be wrong, but I'd always assumed that Shokoract was a powered up version of Rampage not a new character with the same look (I base this off the old "Omega Point" BotCon comic)--or perhaps he was and they changed it for this new continuity? I dunno. All in all, a decent issue.