Saturday, December 15, 2012

Comic Review...

Transformers: Regeneration One #85 

Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: Andrew Wildman
(covers by Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi, Geoff Senior)

Summary:  ONE WILL FALL! As the first Regeneration One arc concludes, two Transformers legends clash-for the last time! This one’s so packed with triumph, tragedy and everything in between, we can’t say much more. If you’re a fan of titanic, all-out action, this is the one for you. If you’re of a sensitive disposition-look away now!

Comments:  This issue saw the resolution of the Earth storyline and I was kind of glad it got wrapped up with the finality it did. Unfortunately two of the covers really blew an important plot point but oh well. There was really only so many ways this could've wrapped up anyway.
   I didn't really feel like I needed to have Megatron, Ratchet and the Ark's fate revisited in this continuation since the original series did a fairly good job of wrapping it off. Still, Furman did a fairly good job of squeezing some mileage out of it all despite it. I also still wonder if we'll ever see Shockwave again or if he's going to get shorted from the series (it seems like everyone else made it when the ship crashed).
   The story is still entertaining overall. Unlike the other two titles, I don't feel so much like they're taking a threadbare concept and stretching it out far too much. It doesn't quite match up with the story compaction the old comic had but enough still happens to make it feel like each issue is reasonably satisfying on its own merits. The art is also still fairly good overall.

Verdict:  Excellent.  

Cover "A" by Andrew Wildman

Cover "B" by Guido Guidi

Retailer Incentive cover by Geoff Senior

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