Transformers: Regeneration One #91
IDW Publishing (May, 2013)“Destiny” Part 1 WRITER: Simon Furman PENCILER: Andrew Wildman INKER: Stephen Baskerville COLORIST: John-Paul Bove COLORING ASSISTS: James Stayte SELECTED COVER ART: Guido Guidi LETTERER: Chris Mowry EDITOR: John Barber
Bludgeon prepares his war machines, powered by the remaining Matrix energy in Thunderwing’s Pretender shell. Since we’re here to read about Transformers, they’re kind of lame. I’m sorry but I can’t do this like a regular review because so many of the problems I have with Furman are on display here, like the subplot overload. The specifics don’t help, either.
On Earth, Optimus is worried about what Galvatron is going to do with the Ark. That’s why he won’t go back to Cybertron even though Hot Rod’s talk of reunification with the…I’ll just call them the predecessors…is being met with angry protest by the Autobots, still struggling with what they did under the influence of Scorponok’s Gene Key. Hot Rod is rather fanatic about it and Kup’s as big a jerk as he ever was…at least under Furman and as usual nobody has the bearing to challenge him. Nebulos is full of people with emotional trauma, too. Somehow, Furman’s TFU is darker and more depressing that the regular IDW TFU. Does Simon Furman hate life this badly?
Look, do yourself a favor I’m apparently too stupid to do for myself. Ignore this title. It’s painful.