Transformers: Drift #4
IDW Publishing (October 2010)WRITER: Shane McCarthy ARTIST: Alex Milne COLORIST: Josh Perez LETTERER: Chris Mowry EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton CONSULTING EDITOR: Andy Schmidt ALTERNATE COVER: Guido Guidi (art)
The battle begins between the slavers and the Knights, and things aren’t going so well for the Knights. Wing is killed by Braid and Drift might join him, except for the arrival of Dai Atlas and Crystal City. Drift declares that he is no longer a Decepticon but isn’t sure he’s an Autobot. With the slavers gone and Lockdown leaving the battle, Dai Atlas decides that Crystal City will openly proclaim their message of peace. Flash forward to today, and Drift may have found some of that peace he’s looking for.
What they got right: To be honest, it could be my going into this with low expectations, but it really wasn’t that bad. Drift is right because he’s right, not because he’s the author’s pet character. The final showdown between Braid and Drift isn’t epic, but it works well enough.
What they got wrong: It’s nothing all that spectacular. The art is OK and Milne does draw a good fight scene, but that’s it.
Recommendation: There are worse ways to spend your money. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be, but it’s really only for completists of Transformers comics, and it still doesn’t rank as “must own”.
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