Elegant Chaos, Part 1: All Our Parlous Yesterdays
Written by James Roberts
Art by Alex Milne
Colors by Joana LaFuente
Letters by Tom B. Long
Edited by John Barber
Theorizing that one could time travel to chase down Brainstorm, Rodimus and a crew of Autobots stepped into the Magic Briefcase accelerator – and vanished. They unsurprisingly found themselves in the past, facing an Orion Pax that was not yet Optimus Prime, and driven by the narrative to keep history from going down the crapper. Their only guide on this journey is Megatron, an observer from their own time, who communicates through a giant cell phone that Orion actually spends the most time on. And so Rodimus & Co. find themselves leaping from place to place, striving to put right what Brainstorm put wrong and hoping each time that the next leap… will be the leap to shoot his face so they can go home.
I’m honestly not sure what this issue really accomplished, but that’s not really a bad thing. It feels like one of those issues that’s almost filler in the moment, but entire later arcs hinge on it. The beauty though is that there’s so much great character interaction that most people wouldn’t complain even the issue was nothing but filler. Rodimus as always has some great moments, but Megatron almost steals the issue from him. It’s great catching up with Roller again. Whirl continues to be scary, Tailgate continues to be utterly adorable, and Rewind… I still don’t trust that guy.
Favorite Line: “Lost? Oh, it’s far worse than that. Ha! No, no. No, I know exactly where I’m going. I don’t know if I could turn back now, even if I wanted to.” –Megatron
Edited by Lukeblast, 03 February 2015 - 07:18 AM.