Awesome issue. Easily as good as #22. Will be hard to get back to Costa after this...
- Prime's trophies. Check what's written on them, looks like he excelled in all his fields. Quite like a certain young cadet in Animated...
- 'Stuffed Nebulan'... yuck, gross. And kinda makes you wonder, just HOW advanced the TFs have been, for how long - they were capable of space travel when Nebulans were still a primitive species, and Nebulos is quite an advanced world in Spotlight Ultra Magnus.
- Man, Megs was not kidding when he said the senate was corrupt. I mean, what they did here... pure evil.
- 'I hate faceplates'... classic.
- Triple M? Pre-actionmasters as a terrorist organization?
- 'Matrix Flame' revisited! Blaster as a newscaster... I wonder who the other guy is on the line.
- Primus and other gods? Now that is interesting stuff...
- It says a LOT about Optimus/Orion that after all this, Whirl ended up being on HIS team, and in his elite commandos, no less. Granted, it didn't seem like he wanted this massacre to happen, but it all happened because of him...
- So, Orion Pax was the first to use an Action Master vehicle?
- Liked how James re-visited the friendship between Prime and Ratchet, haven't seen that much since Marvel G1 (and well, Animated, but different characters there).
- 'Freedom is the right of all civilized
beings.' I am reminded of Animal Farm there... "...but some animals are more equal".
- Xaaron Legal Agency? Now I want a mini-series starring the bots on his office.
- Awesome origin for the word Autobots.
- The ending was perfect, totally in character for Optimus, and an incredible resolution and testament to the "freedom is the right of all sentient beings" motto. And Megatron's choice did not surprise me. See Bayformer Prime? You have a thing or two to learn, here.
- And the 'Creation' Matrix. I am kinda thinking that Cybertron is a stagnant society at this point, no new TFs are created, and the elite would like the masses to think that way.
The only thing I did not like... well, Milne. Not his art - it's perfect, he really worked well. But his designs. When he draws characters others have designed (Orion, Impactor, Whirl, Megatron) it's fine. But his generics... are simple, not "transformery" enough for me. They often don't look like they could transform at all, just look at the senators or some of the thugs Sentinel sent. I have the same problem keeping track of who is who as in the Drift series, except here thankfully, they use more colors then just red-white-black.
The only part of the story I did not like was Prime's allusion (though I am maybe just reading into it) of natural TF death. I'm iffy on the subject. In pretty much all previous TF media (save the stuff with the Ancient Autobot Overlord in Marvel UK annuals) TFs are said to be practically immortal when it comes to natural causes of death, and I prefer my TFs that way.
I am wondering who the senator who bailed Orion is. His design reminds me of Cybertron Evac, actually.
QUOTE(MrBlud @ Aug 11 2011, 01:47 AM)
I do wonder if we're ever going to get a postscript with Optimus and Whirl.
It doesn't seem like they'd really get along.
To be fair to Whirl, all he did was rough up a prisoner (considering he ended up working for Impactor, the guy who trashed his buddies, and considering what Impactor later did to his prisoners (while Whirl stood by), well... you see the trend). He even tells Prime that he never intended for this to happen, and actually warns Prime not to touch him for Prime's sake. (I guess it doesn't help that we cannot tell whether he has a change of heart or feel sorry, considering Whirl cannot have any facial expressions...