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Review: Transformers: Last Bot Standing #1

Transformers: Last Bot Standing #1

As a child of the 1980s, I loved watching Transformers. There was nothing like it, as the cartoon got me into mecha anime altogether. It showed a world where robots coexisted with humans. It also gave me one of my first examples of good and evil.  We saw the Autobots and Decepticions as refugees from planet light-years away from Earth who brought their conflict to our world.

The cartoon was pure fun growing up and was able to surprise fans with major moments like the death in Transformers: The Movie. It rocked most of us to the core, killing off a major character. I still think of how I felt when I saw it and how deaths in most cartoons now are no longer shocking. In the debut issue of Transformers: The Last Bot Standing, we catch up with Rodimus Prime

We’re taken to the planet, Donnokt where a spaceship has just crash landed on this desert planet. We also meet one of the locals, Shib, who runs a small mining business with her brothers. Everything gets tuned on it s head when long slumbering secrets wake up bringing a conflict to Donnokt. By the issue’s end we’re left with many questions as we ponder what the conflict is and how certain bots arrived in the situation they’re in.

Overall, Transformers: The Last Bot Standing #1 is a great beginning to this space western. The story by Nick Roche is exciting. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, it’s a story that’s a fine addition to the Space Western canon.

Story: Nick Roche Art: E.J. Su and Nick Roche
Color: Rebecca Nalty Letterer: Johanna Nattalie
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Purchase: comiXology/Kindle – Zeus Comics – TFAW


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