Writer: John Barber
Artist: Andrew Griffith
(covers by Andrew Griffith, Casey Coller)
Summary: THE RETURN! He's back and CYBERTRON will never be the same. Everything BUMBLEBEE and his AUTOBOTS have built teeters at the edge of collapse - and STARSCREAM has to make the choice his whole life has been leading to.
Comments: Megatron is back! Tremble in fear! Our story begins as Megatron returns to civilization, where is greeted with a near-death when the Autobots mercilessly attack him. The Decepticons plead on his behalf so he gets thrown in a cell. And...that's it. Then there's a riot as the Decepticons survivors won't take it anymore and start to cause violence. Fortunately, Prowl is there--to arrest them. Lethal style, if need be.
I don't really see the point in hyping up Megatron's return. He doesn't even do anything! What a waste of time! And then we get more of Prowl manipulating events behind the scenes so he can take down those evil Decepticons and maintain order. Twelve issues of Prowl arresting people and/or having them killed. Enough already! Try something new. Move the damn story along already! Prowl is acting like Hitler in this comic, seeming to want to annihilate the Decepticons completely so the Autobots can have peace and order on their world. If there's some actual point to it all, then I wish Barber would get on with it already. At this point in the series, it's just becoming repetitive (also, this is really ruining Prowl as a character for me. Yes, he's logical and strategic but this comic's turned him into the Autobot version of Shockwave).
Verdict: Average. Needs to more the story along.
|Cover "A" by Andrew Griffith|