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Review: Transformers: King Grimlock #2

Transformers: King Grimlock #2

Transformers: King Grimlock #2 continues the Transformer lost in a world of fantasy concept with an issue that features a lot of good and some very frustrating aspects. In the issue, Grimlock sets off to find his place in this strange new world but finds himself in the maw of a beast big enough to swallow a Dinobot!

Steve Orlando has set up an interesting second issue that focuses in on Grimlock having to make decisions as to what he stands for. We get a sense by the end of where his lines are and it leaves us with a frustrating protagonist. We can guess by the end he’ll have learned some solid lessons but we’re at a point where you just want to slap the character.

Transformers: King Grimlock #2 does a solid job of continuing to set up the world as Grimlock must face multiple obstacles in his journey. Giant creatures able to swallow him. Wood robots to battle. The fantasy setting still works even though at its center is a giant robot that can transform into a dinosaur.

It helps that Orlando keeps the focus on the characters. You get the frustration as Arko must deal with Grimlock. This is a person who has been summoned to save a people and he’s not just rejecting the role but showing a very self-centered aspect to it all. It makes for an interesting, but frustrating, time.

What’s really frustrating about the comic is the art by Agustin Padilla. It might be the fact I read it on a tablet but there’s numerous moments I can’t tell what’s going on. The panels are too close to the action and the storytelling would have been helped by pulling back a bit to give a better view as to what’s going on. But, Padilla’s art is solid when it’s clear. Joined by Jeremy Colwell on color and Jake M. Wood on lettering the characters and world really pop and look great. There’s just a few too many panels and sequences that are hard to make out exactly what’s going on.

Transformers: King Grimlock #2 continues an interesting series. This is one that’ll be really judged when all five issues wrap up but so far it’s teasing some interesting things to come. With a nice focus on Grimlock and adding in some interesting back and forth with Arko, the issue delivers a sword and sorcery concept with a main character that’s a little different than expected.

Story: Steve Orlando Art: Agustin Padilla
Color: Jeremy Colwell Letterer: Jake M. Wood
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.45 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Bequest #4

BEQUEST #4

Writer: Tim Seeley 
Artist: Freddie E. Williams II 
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell 
Letterer: Marshall Dillon 
Cover: Freddie E. Williams II w/ Jeremy Colwell
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 6.23.2021

The epic conclusion as the War Party converges on Washington, D.C. to stop the Mad Monk and his American Acolytes from murdering a god!

BEQUEST #4

Review: Bequest #4

Magic items from the fantasy world of Tangea are winding up on the streets of Chicago. A group of adventurers is tasked with stopping these artifacts from falling into the wrong hands.

BeQuest #4 wraps up the series bringing the adventure to an end.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Freddie E. Williams II
Color: Jeremy Colwell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

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Exclusive Preview: Bequest #4

BEQUEST #4

Writer: Tim Seeley 
Artist: Freddie E. Williams II 
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell 
Letterer: Marshall Dillon 
Cover: Freddie E. Williams II w/ Jeremy Colwell
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 6.23.2021

The epic conclusion as the War Party converges on Washington, D.C. to stop the Mad Monk and his American Acolytes from murdering a god!

BEQUEST #4

Review: Bequest #3

Magic items from the fantasy world of Tangea are winding up on the streets of Chicago. A group of adventurers is tasked with stopping these artifacts from falling into the wrong hands.

BeQuest #3 has a lot of great ideas but the story doesn’t do them justice.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Freddie E. Williams II
Color: Jeremy Colwell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

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King Grimlock Reigns in August and Shattered Glass Begins

IDW Publishing’s line of Transformers comic books will rule the summer… so proclaims King Grimlock! Debuting in August, two new miniseries, Transformers: King Grimlock and Transformers: Shattered Glass, will thrill lifelong Transformers fans and newcomers to the franchise. Additionally, new story arcs will appear in IDW’s monthly series Transformers and Transformers: Beast Wars.

Transformers: King Grimlock

Written by Steve Orlando with art by Agustin Padilla and colors by Jeremy ColwellKing Grimlock is a five-issue miniseries that casts one of the most iconic Transformers characters into a world of fantastical beasts and magical powers!

In a savage world where the strong rule with sword and iron, the Dinobot Grimlock finds a new opportunity to prove he’s the strongest there is… but as Grimlock and the human barbarian Arko will learn, sometimes brute strength isn’t enough.

Cary Nord, the Eisner Award-winning artist of Conan the Barbarian, provides the perfect cover artwork to fit Transformers: King Grimlock’s high fantasy theme, illustrating issue #1’s Cover A. Additional cover variants will be available for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover B by series artist Agustin Padilla, and a Retailer Incentive Edition featuring art by Mateus Santolouco.

Transformers: Shattered Glass

Everything you thought you knew about Cybertronian lore will be turned inside out with Transformers: Shattered Glass, an all-new five-issue miniseries written by Danny Lore, illustrated by fan-favorite Transformers artists Guido Guidi, and Dan Khanna, and colored by John-Paul Bove.

In a parallel universe, a war raged across the cosmos from Cybertron to Earth… a war between Decepticon laborers-turned-freedom fighters and the power-hungry Autobot autocrats. Many kilocycles after the blue planet was devastated and the Decepticons were brought to heel, the evil Autobot bodyscrapper named Blurr hunts a new bounty… one who holds a piece of information that could reignite the war!

Three cover variants will be available from comic shops for Transformers: Shattered Glass #1: Cover A by Alex Milne, Cover B by series artist Dan Khanna, and a Retailer Incentive Edition by Sara Pitre-Durocher.

Transformers: Shattered Glass

Transformers #34, by writer Brian Ruckley and artist Anna Malkova, kicks off the new “Sea of Rust” storyline in IDW’s critically acclaimed comics continuity of Cybertron in its earliest days of war! Megatron has learned that his former mentor, Termagax, holds a key artifact that could tip the scales of the war firmly in the Decepticons’ favor, eliminating the Autobots once and for all. The first order of business, however, is running Termagax down! Issue #34 features Cover A by Winston Chan, Cover B by Susan Margevich, and a Retailer Incentive Cover by Andrew Griffith.

Transformers: Beast Wars #7, by writer Erik Burnham and artist Winston Chan, launches a new story arc entitled “Pod.” Regrouping after their first explosive battle, the Maximals and Predacons are alerted to the descent of a new protoform pod… and its sole inhabitant, Blackarachnia! Whose side will this mysterious newcomer take? Issue #7 features Cover A by Fico Ossio, Cover B by Ed Pirrie, and a Retailer Incentive Cover by Gavin Guidry.

Exclusive Preview: BeQuest #3

BEQUEST #3

Writer: Tim Seeley 
Artist: Freddie E. Williams II 
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell 
Letterer: Marshall Dillon 
Cover: Freddie E. Williams II w/ Jeremy Colwell
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 5.19.2021

Our heroes must undertake an epic quest across a broken and dangerous land…AMERICA! When the mad monk, Epoch Craev unleashes monsters on small towns, Warlock and the War Party face more than just impossible creatures as they’re assaulted by suspicion, anger and the dying gasps of the American dream.

BEQUEST #3

Exclusive Preview: Bequest #1

BEQUEST #1

Writer: Tim Seeley 
Artist: Freddie E. Williams II 
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell 
Letterer: Marshall Dillon 
Cover: Freddie E. Williams II w/ Jeremy Colwell 
Incentive cover: Tyler Walpole
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 3.17.2021 

Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea! A land where wizards and warriors battle dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the audible words of their great gods! 

Welcome to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up. 

Now, a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without wizards and warriors? A world without heroes? 

From Tim Seeley (DARK RED, BRILLIANT TRASH) and Freddie E. Williams II (HeMan/ThundercatsBatman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) comes BEQUEST, a real-world fantasy tale. 

Each issue of BEQUEST has 24 pages of story and art and cardboard stock covers! 

BEQUEST #1

Fantasy Meets Chicago in Bequest from Tim Seeley, Freddie E. Williams II, Jeremy Colwell, and Marshall Dillon

BEQUEST #1

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Freddie E. Williams II
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Freddie E. Williams II w/ Jeremy Colwell
Incentive cover: Tyler Walpole
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 3.17.2021

Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea! A land where wizards and warriors battle dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the audible words of their great gods!

Welcome to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up.

Now, a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without wizards and warriors? A world without heroes?

From Tim Seeley (DARK RED, BRILLIANT TRASH) and Freddie E. Williams II (HeMan/ThundercatsBatman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) comes BEQUEST, a real-world fantasy tale.

Each issue of BEQUEST has 24 pages of story and art and cardboard stock covers!

BEQUEST #1

The Infected: Scarab #1 Gets a First Look

The Infected: Scarab #1

Written by Dennis Hopeless Hallum
Art by Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell
Cover by David Marquez and Dean White
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Metamorphosis”

The spread of The Infected continues! After a chance encounter with a powerful mystical entity known as The Scarab, teenager Jaime Reyes was transformed into a reluctant warrior for good—the Blue Beetle! Jaime never asked to be the Blue Beetle, but he’s been doing his best to live up to the power within.

Now, the Batman Who Laughs, the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen, has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness, awakening the evil within and bringing out the terrible Scarab in The Infected: Scarab by Dennis Hopeless Hallum and Freddie E. Williams II, the latest in a series of stories spotlighting DC’s corrupted heroes. Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman and “Year of the Villain” comes the tale of a hero fighting the evil inside, and whose friends and family are about to pay the price…and it all begins by hijacking the Bug!

The Infected: Scarab #1
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