Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: Andrew Wildman
(covers by Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi, Geoff Senior)
Summary: DARK REIGN! The fallout from the devastation on Earth ripples outwards, all the way to Nebulos, where GRIMLOCK faces his own darkest demons and a fateful choice that may cost him his very Spark. The dark reign of SCORPONOK begins here, and nothing will ever be the same again!
Comments: To be honest, when this series was announced I had zero interest in what happened to the Headmasters' original heads on Nebulos (I had assumed they'd been disassembled and turned into the binary armor the Nebulans used). I am pleased to say I was wrong--the whole Scorponok sub-plot is beginning to take center stage now and I'm eager to find out what happens next. Now that the "Loose Ends" arc is over I want to get on to the meat of the story and this is clearly part of it. Will Grimlock change sides or is he playing Scorponok? Is Scorpy smart enough to know it?
And what is going on with the other Decepticons and Thunderwing's remains? (We find now that they possess some residual Matrix energy. Does that mean new Decepticon warriors? Or is something more sinister in store for our heroes).
Bring on the next issue IDW!
|Cover "A" by Andrew Wildman|
|Cover "B" by Guido Guidi|
|Retailer Incentive cover by Geoff Senior|