Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 Review Short Version: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 from IDW Publishing is the comic book tie-in for the recently released Transformers video game of the same name. The first issue predominately features the power struggle between Optimus Prime and Grimlock as they try to figure out why the Decepticons have them so woefully outmatched. It’s a great read for Transformers fans, with fantastic art and – if you are at all a fan of the series – is a really easy recommendation.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 Writer: John Barber
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 Artist: Dheeraj Verma
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 from IDW Publishing is the first comic book in a five part, digital only miniseries that leads into the plot of the recently-released video game of the same name. The comic predominately revolves around meeting the Dinobots (who are not called the Dinobots on Cybertron, but are still dinosaur-shaped because dinosaurs are awesome no matter what the planet) in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1. Instead, Grimlock is an action-first leader, concerned that the Decepticons will soon overrun the Autobots if the good guys don’t figure out where the Decepticons are getting an apparently limitless supply of Energon while the Autobots run short of their own. On the other hand, Optimus Prime is concerned with getting the Ark off the ground in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1, feeling that escape is their only chance at this point. It’s all very well written by John Barber, with distinctive character voices and a lack of the sort of stilted dialogue that sometimes plagues licensed books. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 is a well-written book with an interesting plot that I look forward to seeing the next steps of, as the Dinobots deal with the recourse of their ‘act first’ mentality. Transformers fans will also appreciate that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 is a beautifully drawn book from Dheeraj Verma. If you want a run-down of Verma’s art, here it is: all of the Transfomers look just like you remember them in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1, only way better. Anyway, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1 is eight pages long and costs $.99, and is only available digitally. Honestly, at that price, if you are a Transformers fan, you should really give it a shot. It’s an easy recommendation for fans of the series.
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