Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.17, Nov/Dec 2013.

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.17, Nov/Dec 2013.


"BeastHunters are here !" 

Hi all ! 
Arriving yesterday the 15th of October through the mailbox, another issue of the Titan series of Transformers comics !
(and yes, I've stopped doing the video reviews, experiment not succesfull. maybe i'll pick it up later 'down the road' )

Now let's go to the Issue! 

Page 00: cover consist of PRIME art of well...Ratchet, Raf and Predaking! Free toy is a "Bumblebee car disc shooter !" far from original since it's still another variant of the disc shooter/blaster weapon ! 

Page 02-03: Index Page. 
Page 04-05: All you wanted to know about Predaking but were afraid to ask because he might eat ya !

Page 06-10: Part one of the the strip begins. 

"Collider Scope"
Script: Robin Etherington Art: Horacio Domingues Colours: Nestor Pereya Lettering: Comicraft 

Earthquakes are occuring in Switzerland and France which baffles experts because those areas are not prone to seismic activity. Agent Fowler informs the team that they've lost contact with a base containing a top secret particle accelerator. Prime, Bulkhead, Wheeljack and Arcee take the groundbridge to the base to find Decepticons ! Meanwhile, we find out that the source of the quakes is Shockwave, testing out the accelerator while trying to convert it to a spacebridge. The Autobots engage the Decepticons until....Predaking ! be continued on page 20  Great art by Domingues. 

Page 11: Titan Magazines - Transformers subscription - offer advert.
Page 12-13:Soundwave's Stumpers-Puzzles and Quizzes.
Page 14: SpyNet Competition.
Page 15: Plants VS Zombies Magazine advert .
Page 16-17: the BEASTHUNT- more puzzles and brainteasers.
Page 18-19: Bumblebee Poster. 

Page 20-22: Part 2 of the strip! SPOILERS !

Predaking attacks the Autobots with his firebreath while Bulkhead has a brief homesick moment when seeing Cybertron through the Spacebridge(this is a nice idea) not noticing Predaking.
Prime orders Bulkhead and Wheeljack to keep Predaking busy while he tries to shut down the powercore.
Sadly, Predaking goes after Optimus who does not dare go further in fear of sparking a nuclear explosion!
So after planning a very familiar third doctor moment from Prime

(see also   )

Predaking fires wrong and and destroys the powercore unintentionally. The Decepticons flee and the Autobots live to fight another day.

Page 23: Bulkheads wordsearch.
Page 24-25: The TransFiles: The Forge of Cybertron. information about the ancient artifact.
Page 26-27: Hunter or Hunted ? Find out what Beasthunter you would be. choose from Optimus, Starscream, Bulkhead or Raf. I ended up with Optimus.

Page 28-30: The letterpages, hosted by Megamouth Megatron(HAIL!) (PRIME version) with a little help from Arcee (also PRIME version). 
Page 31: Ballistic Brain Busters ! - more puzzles. 
Page 32: Spot the Difference - Help agent Fowler ! 
Page 33: Next issue blurb which looks like an Bumblebee centric XMAS cover. On Sale 12 december ! 
Page 34: LiteBrix advert.
Page 35: ESCAPE ! Escape from Darkmount castle !
Page 34: Bumblebee's Beast Blaster - Cut careful with scissors.

Good Comic strip scriptwise, art a little better than last time, just fun! I don't understand why Optimus refers to Predaking as 'The Predaking'? You would have thought that it's his name and not it's title ?

score: 7.5 out of 10