Comic Book Review Double Feature: Transformers Fall of Cybertron 2 & 3
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3 Review Short Version: The Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3 comic books find Grimlock concerned after the disappearance of Swoop while investigating the Decepticons’ seemingly endless supply of Energon. I am enjoying Barber’s portrayal of Grimlock in this series, as well as Shockwave, who makes a major appearance in these issues. If you’re a fan of the Transformers, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3 are easy recommendations.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3 Writer: John Barber
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3 Artist: Dheeraj Verma
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3 Review
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3 find Grimlock facing the difficult question of what to do when Swoop, a member of the Dinobots, disappears while investigating a Decepticon facility that seems to be the source of the Decepticons’ endless supply of Energon, a factor that is sure to cost the Autobots the current conflict. Well, I say it is a difficult question. The truth is, for Grimlock, there is only one possible course of action: go on the offensive. However, the Decepticons at the facility (which is run **Spoilers ** by Shockwave, whom I found delightfully written and characterized, and nicely envisioned by Verma) have found something that might be a bigger factor in turning the tide of the battle than the Energon supply. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 does a nice job of showing why a soldier like Grimlock is necessary to get things done sometimes, the type that doesn’t over-think, and issue 3 does an equally good job showing why that person can’t necessarily be in charge. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2 and 3, and the rest of the series so far, have been a thoroughly pleasant surprise for me. The characterizations of the various Transformers are nicely done and the story is interesting without trying to make a comic book about giant transforming robots into something it’s not. Available exclusively in digital format from IDW Publishing for 99 cents, it’s a fun read for fans of the Transformers.