Transformers: Regeneration One #84
IDW Publishing (October, 2012)“LOOSE ENDS” part 4 WRITER: Simon Furman PENCILER: Andrew Wildman INKER: Steven Baskerville COLORIST: John-Paul Bove LETTERER: Chris Mowry SELECTED COVER ARTIST: Guido Guidi EDITOR: John Barber
Whirl and the Triple Changer copters pretend to focus on rescuing Kup, knowing the mission will fail, to hide the main mission, an assault on the Ark. Things look up with Optimus Prime arrives and Starscream breaks his brain blocks long enough to tell Kup how to stop Megatron…by killing Ratchet.
Oh, here we go people. I haven’t forgotten that Kup wanted to kill Ratchet when he was fused to Megatron but Optimus wanted to separate them and save a fellow Autobot. Plus, cold-fueled execution-style isn’t supposed to be how Autobots do things. Oh, and back on Cybertron Hot Rod is having visions that indicate that Optimus may not come back. Rodimus Prime, anyone? Rodimus Prime will be when I drop this title for the record, and I don’t like writing those words. It scares me how easy it was to type, but this is my frustration with this comic.
Everything I enjoyed about Transformers, from the cartoons, to Budiansky and the later Dreamwave comics, are gone from anything IDW publishes. Earth is impossible for the Autobots to live on, the place being trashed here, and human/Autobot all alliances are non existent and I get the feeling that Nebulos is going to go as well. And tomorrow I have to review another one. This just makes me sad.