Monday, 23 July 2012

Review - Transformers: Autocracy

Transformers: Autocracy
Written by: Chris Metzen and Flint Dille
Artist: Livio Ramondelli 
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Pub Date: August 7, 2012
ISBN: 9781613772904

Transformers: Autocracy was originally released as a digital-only twelve part series. IDW will be releasing the entire series in one collection on August 7, 2012. Courtesy of NetGalley an IDW, I was able to review the first six issues of the series, consisting of Law & Disorder, Parasites, The Hunt for Soundwave, Cause & Effect, Ruins, and Purge.

Set after the events of Megatron: Origin, during the beginning of the Great War, the Decepticons are trying to take over Cyberton through terrorist actions. Going by Zeta Prime’s orders, Orion Pax leads a team of Autobots, which includes Hound, Ironhide, Bumblebee, Prowl, and Silverbolt, as they hunt down Swindle and Laserbeak. The Autobots barely survive the battle with them.

Zeta Prime learns that Megatron has developed the ultimate weapon. The Autobots’ new orders are to bring in a Transformer that is responsible of bombing a city. A Transformer named Hot Rod.

Each issue of Transformers Autocracy is only eight pages long, making it a fast read. I barely recall watching the original cartoon series back in the 80s and do not recall ever owing any of toys as a kid. I only became interested in Transformers when the movies were released to theaters. Here, us readers, get a chance to see the beginning of the end of Cyberton. The Transformers drawings match more to the original toys and cartoons, and less like the movie’s computerized version. Overall, the six issues I reviewed was action packed and enjoyable.



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