Transformers: Generation One #4
Dreamwave (July, 2002)WRITER: Chris Sarracini PENCILER: Pat Lee INKER: Rob Armstrong BACKGROUNDS: Edwin Garcia COLORISTS: Ramil Sunga, Gary Yeung, & Alan Wang FLATS: Kenny Li LETTERING: Dreamer Design
I’m breaking format on this one because outside of the coloring and backgrounds I have nothing positive to say about this issue. Pat Lee’s faces are still bored or dull surprise and we’ll get into the story.
Hallo has Spike locked up and wants to cover up the missile launch he made on Lazarus’ base. The explosion was transformed (no pun intended) into a mushroom chunk of the virus, which is now powering itself, making it harder for the Autobots to stop. As they try to get the other Autobots online and stop the virus, Megatron decides to attack the city. His goal is an odd one as he really wants to convince Optimus that he’s in the right. As the Autobots arrive to stop him everyone looks up for some reason, while someone slips a note under Spike’s door to be ready.
Megatron has never cared if Optimus agreed with him or not (or at least we’ve never seen evidence of it in this continuity). He wants power and conquest as usual. Attacking the city is to prove…what exactly? Sadly I do know the answer and it will not only be dumb but strike a pet peeve of mine. (I know, I have so many in storytelling.) As the Decepticons come in, two dock workers are talking about the attack on the oil rig in Antarctica, but how would they have heard about it? Was it on the news, because I’m pretty sure Hallo wouldn’t have let that out in light of what we’re about to learn about him.
I really have nothing positive to say about this story. Just avoid it. Simple as that.