Review – Transformers ‘84: Secrets and Lies #2

The second part to this excellent retro comic series from IDW Publishing – this is Transformers ’84: Secrets and Lies #2.

The time has come for the Autobots’ Ark to launch—their goal: to save Cybertron from an imminent asteroid belt and the maniacal mayhem of Megatron. The Decepticon warship, the Nemesis, falls into the Autobot trap, following the heroes into the void. But… when the Ark crashed to Earth, the Nemesis did not. What skeleton crew remained and what was their business on the strange alien world below? A gripping new tale about the secret history of the original Transformers comic universe, by the fantastic team of Simon Furman, Guido Guidi, and John-Paul Bove!

Simon Furman (Author) Guido Guidi (Artist, Cover Artist) John-Paul Bove (Colorist)

Skirting around what we know – I think we know, we get more details around the battle that sent the Autobots Arc to Earth. Around that, of course are the Decepticons and they seem to have their own problems.

Shockwave has his own plans, and he plans things to go his way. of course there are problems. those who Megatron left behind and a change of course. Shockwave may plan things, but he is adaptable. We know how this all ends, but the getting there is the best part. This story gives us more of Shockwave, and more of the Dinobots (or in the early case Dynobots).

I enjoyed this story as it adds some meat to the bones of the fateful trip in the Arc – Shockwave is excellent and Counterpunch telling the story is an excellent idea – someone who can cross the line many times.

We’re at the halfway point now, and the battles are still waging!

You can get Transformers ’84: Secrets & Lies #2 on Amazon/ComiXology

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