Transformers Animated: The Arrival #2
IDW Publishing (September, 2008)
WRITER: Marty Isenberg
SELECTED COVER ART: Irineo Maramba
SELECTED COVER COLORIST: Kersti Myrberg
LETTERER: Chris Mowry
EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton
“Attention Surplus Disorder”
PENCILER: Dario Brizuela
INKER: Leandro Corral
COLORIST: Liam Shalloo
“Whatever Happened To Whatisname?”
ARTIST: Marcelo Matere
Bumblebee ends up ruining the superhero career of The Wraith by exposing most of his secret, not understanding why it matters because he loves attention and showing off. The Wraith responds by trying to frame him using his holograms but that fails and he’s taken away to an asylum. The back-up story features Starscream having a less than pleasant encounter with Professor Princess.
Being text it may not show that I really don’t care about this story. It’s an okay story and in keeping with the show. However, like the Neo-Knights I just don’t care about seeing superheroes in the Transformers universe, the one-time appearance by Spider-Man or the New Avengers crossover aside. Once the Transformers were moved to their own universe seeing the Autobots interact with supervillains like they did in Animated never really interested me. I’m here for Autobots versus Decepticons, not Justice League versus the Legion Of Doom, as much as I enjoy that.
However, as I said the main story is well done, and the back-up is..meh. I do like how well the art matches the look of the cartoon. If you liked the supervillains on Transformers Animated, you might enjoy this. If you’re like me then you won’t be so interested. Also they ruined the only non-Autobot superhero which ruined any potential there. I may keep it if I keep the rest of the miniseries though.