Transformers: Sector 7 #2
IDW Publishing (October 2010)WRITER: John Barber ARTWORK: Joe Suitor LETTERER: Chris Mowry ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Carlos Guzman EDITOR: Andy Schmidt MAIN COVER (shown): Brian Rood (Suitor did a “retailer incentive” cover)
1913: With the help of Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou, the seven have excavated the All-Spark cube and it seems Simmons has become obsessed with both Megatron and the Cube. Wells has tried to defend him to his friend’s wife, but an attack by Jetfire (which releases the Cube’s power, roboticizing machines at the excavation, with a car escaping) helps prove to Wells that Simmons has lost it, and pleads with the woman to take her daughter and leave with him.
What they got right: There are no attempts to give an alternate cause to actual historical events (except for Hoover’s involvement and the dam, but that’s the movie’s doing), but does fix a continuity error between the first movie prequel IDW had and the movie.
What they got wrong: Is Jetfire going to be involved in EVERY story? And again we get creatures that don’t exist in the Movieverse (unless Barber has info on the third film I don’t). The art isn’t horrible, but it’s a bit lifeless. The spare use of color works for the effect he’s going for, and I don’t hate it, but I don’t think it works in sequential art, especially the scenes with Theo, Clara and Margaret. When Theo makes his offer at the end, I can’t tell what the little girl is thinking.
Recommendation: It’s an improvement over the previous issue, but not enough for me to give it a real recommendation.
I can’t even find a moment that deserves a “Best Scene” nomination.
Up Next: Best Scene of the Week in the Weekly Wrap-Up tomorrow.