Homecoming! First Aid, the Autobots’ Chief Medical Officer, returns to the Lost Light to find that everything has changed: the ship is now under the command of the treacherous Getaway, half of his closest friends are missing, and – most shocking of all – the crew is actually making progress…
Transformers: Lost Light #10 answers the question as to what the mutinous crew under Getaway have been up to. The issue is rather ominous with a horror vibe tone, and then we get to the end of the episode and we get to see the brilliance of the issue.
Written by James Roberts, it’s difficult to completely review the issue and its amazingness without spoiling why and it’s best to experience the comic on your own.
Throughout the issue we follow First Aid as he, and his crew, explore the Lost Light and attempt to figure out what happened to Rodimus and its members. We know what has happened and know things aren’t right but Roberts still infuses the issue with a tenseness about it all. It build and builds until the reveal which may be one of the best twists I’ve read in a comic all year. The writing by Roberts is fantastic and how the issue is plotted becomes even more impressive when you get to that twist.
The art by Jack Lawrence is great and each Transformer is unique and has personality of their own. The fact so much tension and emotion is brought forth isn’t just Roberts’ writing but also has a lot to do with Lawrence’s art which enhances it all with the positioning of the characters and what emotion can be delivered in their faces and bodies. This is also a crew with variety in their looks and styles.
The issue is good and then you get to the end and it all becomes clear as to what’s going on. The rug is pulled out from under the reader and it goes from good to amazing. This is one of the best comics I read this week and one of the most fun I’ve read all year.
Story: James Roberts Art: Jack Lawrence
Story: 10 Art: 8.25 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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