Out now is the second part to this mini-arc of the series. This is Transformers #32 from IDW Publishing.
“Lords of Misrule: Test Flight II.” Jumpstream’s expanded teleporting powers have left her stranded and alone. She has only one option to return home, but is she willing to do it? Plus, her adventures herald the return of Cybertron’s Lord of Misrule. But who are they and how will they change Cybertron’s future?Brian Ruckley (Author) Anna Malkova (Artist) Umi Miyao (Cover Artist)
Jumping into a different reality can always be a bit disconcerting. There are changes that you may or may not recognise. These can be good, bad or just plain weird.
For Jumpstream they seem to lean on the bad side. The change in this reality comes from Cybertron’s past. And it seems like things have gone far downhill. This mix makes this an interesting read, with some different action and a desolated Cybertron.
Jumpstream adapts pretty well considering and the adventures in this different world are full of action. It does seem pretty bleak, and the response from the remaining Autobots is interesting.
The Autobots are still heroes though and this issue shows what they are like when all is lost. It was pretty nice seeing Bumblebee in this reality, even when the chips are down.
I like the art style here, with the wreck of Cybertron all around. The return to Cybertron as we know it was well shown and the last few panels were amazingly set.
This looks to have some repercussions for the future of the war.