Some thoughts on issue #12 of Transformers from IDW Publishing – out now digitally and in print. With some nice variant covers too!
Out in the vast galaxy, Cybertronian explorers encounter all manner of beings-some friendly and some in stern opposition to Cybertronian expansion. When relations start to crumble and violence is threatened, there’s only one bot to turn to-Nautica, head of xeno-relations. All your favorite Transformers characters as you’ve never seen them before! The return of both Alex Milne (Transformers: Unicron) and Kei Zama (Optimus Prime)!Andrew Griffith – Writer
Brian Ruckley – Writer
Kei Zama – Artist, Variant Cover Artist
Alex Milne – Cover Artist
George Caltsoudas – Variant Cover Artist
Jeffrey Veregge – Variant Cover Artist
This issue takes a little interlude away from the goings-on on Cybertron. This was an interesting read – not only did we see how the Autobots deal with those of other races, but we also get to see some others. The Autobots seem to have very different outlooks, and I can see how that may fare for them in the future. Although there wasn’t enough of him for my liking, Starscream was interesting as a cameo as head of Intelligence. The main gist of the story though, revolves around understanding different races and their ways. In this it worked quite well, around a plot of a different kind. There were some interesting dynamics and moves with this story, and it does well to take us away from the main story!