Published: August 21st, 2019
Written by: Simon Furman
Art by: Guido Guidi
Based on: Transformers by Hasbro
IDW Publishing, 38 Pages
Lately, I feel like I’ve been having bad luck with IDW’s Transformers comics. However, this was kind of cool and actually achieved what it set out to do, which was to tell the story that set up the events of the original Marvel Comics Transformers run.
More than that though, this also gave us some solid art that felt true to that original Transformers era, even down to Megatron’s black helmet.
While this is far from a perfect comic it was enjoyable and hit the right notes.
The art really drew me in from page to page. I loved the illustrations, the inks, the colors and the shading techniques that were reminiscent of ’80s newsprint comics.
This was also pretty hefty for a single issue one-shot, which is another plus.
Honestly, I wouldn’t want to mess with Marvel’s ’80s continuity but I’d be a fan of a Transformers comic book series that was done in this style. It brought me back to 1984 and while nostalgia is a tricky mistress, I didn’t care because I was happy with the end result.
Pairs well with: the original Marvel Transformers comics, which this is a prequel to, as well as other IDW Transformers titles.