is a very good read ("This is Bob"
), plus the artwork is great.
It was quite cool the way Galvatron was drawn to look so menacing (proper Galvatron!) when viewed from an Autobot POV. I wasn't a fan of Heart of Darkness' wholesome looking woulbe saviour of the universe Galvatron angle.
I also liked Police Action
. It was kind of nice to read another 'Robots in Disguise" story as the whole 'galaxy shattering mega-drama!' angle can get a bit heavy if overused. Stories like PA keep things nice and mixed up IMO.
wasn't great in all honesty. The whole D-Void/Decptigod thing didn't do it for me in all honesty. It's like they really didn't want to include Unicron as it is something of a cliché to have him as the ultimate big bad in Transformers stories... So instead, tehy create anew giant monster attacking Cybertron who might as well be Unicron for all intents and purposes. Spoiler: They even defeat it the same way
Plus, its design was very VERY lazy:
^^ I mean, honestly, that doesn't look like anything in particular. I could have scribbled out something like that with a leaky pen on a roller coaster.
The artwork of Chaos I'm in two minds about overall. The style does give the story a dark and menacing, hopeless tone, which is good. However, I found it all a little bit distracting as maybe I'm just too used to seeing my robots being all colourful and looking a bit like, well, toys! Sometimes it was hard to tell certain characters apart.
Looking forward to Drift
as I read the preview pages on Amazon ages ago and liked what I saw. I really like Matere's intricate 'old skool Cybertronian' art style (some of the highlights of Chaos Theory were the flashback sequences drawn by him). I'm a little tired now so I'll read it at a later date when I can give it the full and proper attention it deserves.
Bring on the RiD and MTMTE paperbacks!
Also, a few queries:
is Autocracy available on TPB?
is Death of Optimus Prime due a reprint at any point?
I'm quite close to having the full IDWverse story in my possession and the completest in me won't stop!