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Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #11

Transformers: Galaxies #11

(W) Brandon M. Easton (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Storm Horizon,” Part Two. Ultra Magnus and his crew embark on a mission to the Black Sphere system-a solar system precariously close to a black hole-in search of a way to bring Alpha Trion back home. When they encounter another Cybertronian, they’ll discover there’s more to the mystery surrounding Trion’s disappearance than meets the eye.

Transformers: Galaxies #11

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #10

Transformers: Galaxies #10

(W) Brandon M. Easton (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
In Shops: Sep 30, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Storm Horizon,” Part One! Ultra Magnus, one of the four Great Generals of Cybertron’s last war, finds himself far from home and his glory days on a deep space exploratory mission. But when his mentor, Alpha Trion, is reported missing from a nearby world, Magnus must solve a mystery with roots in an even more distant past that reaches from Cybertron to the unknown regions.

Transformers: Galaxies #10

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #10

Transformers: Galaxies #10

Written by Brandon M. Easton
Art by Andrew Griffith

“Storm Horizon,” Part One! Ultra Magnus, one of the four Great Generals of Cybertron’s last war, finds himself far from home and his glory days on a deep space exploratory mission. But when his mentor, Alpha Trion, is reported missing from a nearby world, Magnus must solve a mystery with roots in an even more distant past that reaches from Cybertron to the unknown regions.

Transformers: Galaxies #10

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #9

Transformers: Galaxies #9

(W) Sam Maggs (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Umi Miyao
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Gauging the Truth,” Part Three! The Reversionists have a plan, a way to bring their world closer to purity and Primus. Arcee and Greenlight have a plan, to save the world from the Reversionist plan since it seems pretty drastic. Gauge has a decision to make: which side does she help?

Transformers: Galaxies #9

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #9

Transformers: Galaxies #9

(W) Sam Maggs (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Umi Miyao
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Gauging the Truth,” Part Three! The Reversionists have a plan, a way to bring their world closer to purity and Primus. Arcee and Greenlight have a plan, to save the world from the Reversionist plan since it seems pretty drastic. Gauge has a decision to make: which side does she help?

Transformers: Galaxies #9

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #8

Transformers: Galaxies #8

(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Umi Miyao
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Gauging the Truth,” Part Two. Gauge’s understanding of the universe has gone topsy-turvy. Everything she’s been told-that she remembers-may be a lie. Or the mysterious prisoners that are appealing to her are the liars. It could really go either way… and it’s up to her to figure out who’s telling the truth.

Transformers: Galaxies #8

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Seven Secrets #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Big Girls #1 (Image Comics) – When giant monsters attack, it’ll take 300-foot-tall women to take them on. There’s some potential in this comic but there’s a chance it can go into cringe territory too. We’re intrigued to see what writer/artist Jason Howard delivers with the first issue.

Billionaire Island #4 (AHOY Comics) – Not sure how this series will wrap up in just one issue but it’s been an entertaining skewering of the rich.

Cruel Summer (Image Comics) – This fantastic Criminal arc gets collected in a hardback edition with additional material. If you missed it in single issues, go get this collection. It’s crime/noir at its best.

Empyre #5 (Marvel) – Last issue had some surprises and this one delivers more as the battle looks desperate.

Join the Future #4 (AfterShock) – The series has a solid futuristic western vibe and the idea of giant corporations taking on those who want a simpler life feels like the exact type of story you’d expect in the genre.

Old Haunts #3 (AWA Studios) – This horror/mob story has been intriguing and we really want to see where it goes. There’s a lot of different directions and potential set up so far.

Seven Secrets #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new series from Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo and that by itself should be enough to sell it. But, the concept of the idea of a secret society protecting secrets has us intrigued as well as we want to find out what the secrets are!

Transformers: Galaxies #8 (IDW Publishing) – The second part of “Gauging the Truth” that dives more into one of the Transformers’ factions/religions.

Vlad Dracul #2 (Scout Comics) – Based on the real story of Vlad, we’re not sure what’s history and what’s fiction but it’s entertaining so far.

Review: Transformers: Galaxies #7

Transformers Galaxies #7

Cycles ago, a Reversionist ship left Cybertron in the wake of a great calamity. Gauge, the youngest Cybertronian in the universe, knows she was forged on the planet, but only remembers her life on the ship. Her life’s about to be shaken as her whole concept of the truth is thrown into question by the mysterious figures in the brig. It’s been some time since I’ve read the new volume of IDW Publishing‘s Transformers comics. Transformers: Galaxies #7 kicks off a new story-arc with “Gauging the Truth” and felt like a nice opportunity to dive back in and see what I’ve missed.

Transformers has always been an interesting series when it comes to the comics. While many see the toy tie-in or just robots fighting each other, the comics have been so much more. Like good science fiction, they’ve explored society, philosophy, culture, and religion, with a transforming exterior. “Gauging the Truth” kicks off a new story arc focused on the Reversionist sect of Cybertronians.

Reversionists are a religious sect who believe that Cybertron was once their creator Primus and thus every Cybertronian is a bit of Primus. They’re generally disliked for their piousness and also feel like a group that hasn’t been the spotlight as much as others.

We get to see some of their focus and beliefs in this comic as they come off as very regimented and not to be questioned. Through Gauge, we get to explore faith in the world of Transformers and what happens when that faith is shaken. It’s an interesting start of the story-arc and ends in a spot that’s unexpected. Where it’s going from here? I have absolutely no idea. But, it adds a bit to the Transformers menagerie of groups and factions.

Written by Sam Maggs Transformers: Galaxies #7 is presented as a mystery. But it’s one where you don’t know if the main character is going insane, being sent a message, or if they’re having a religious awakening of some sort. I actually expected that last one myself but was rather happy I was wrong (sort of). What we look to still be getting is an exploration of religion but one that’s more of an examination of cult-like following and infallible leadership.

The art by Beth McGuire-Smith is solid. Along with colors by Josh Burcham and lettering by Jake M. Wood, the look of the comic is great. The Transformers all look solid and consistent with IDW’s style. The coloring adds a dreamlike aspect that has us questioning what Gauge is experiencing. Much of the comic is told through Gauge’s thoughts so the panels are heavy in narrative boxes instead of dialogue bubbles. The design is interesting with some subtle choices that make it feel a bit more than meets the rectangle eye.

It’s been a while since I’ve read IDW’s Transformers line of comics but Transformers: Galaxies #7 feels like returning to a familiar friend. It has exactly what I want to see in a Transformers comic, an exploration of society, culture, and politics… with cool robots who can turn into things. It may sound cheesy but the property continues to be “more than meets the eyes.”

Story: Sam Maggs Art: Beth McGuire-Smith
Color: Josh Burcham Letterer/Design: Jake M. Wood
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy


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Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #7

Transformers: Galaxies #7

(W) Sam Maggs (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (A/CA) Umi Miyao
In Shops: Jul 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, Marvel: Fearless and Fantastic!, DC: Brave and Bold!) and Umi Miyao (Transformers) weave a tale of deception and perception in “Gauging the Truth,” Part 1!

Cycles ago, a Reversionist ship left Cybertron in the wake of a great calamity. Gauge, the youngest Cybertronian in the universe, knows she was forged on the planet, but only remembers her life on the ship. Her life’s about to be shaken as her whole concept of the truth is thrown into question by the mysterious figures in the brig.

Transformers: Galaxies #7

Around the Tubes

Hellions #1

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots coming including some debuts of things we’ve wanted to do for a while. While you await that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – Kubert School Opens To Students Worldwide with New Online Program – This is very cool news. Take advantage!

CBR – GameStop Tells Employees to Wrap Hands in Bags and Get Back to Work – Stop supporting this chain.

Reviews

CBR – Bog Bodies
But Why Tho Podcast – Bog Bodies
Nerds and Beyond – Eat and Love Yourself
Talking Comics – Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler
AIPT – Hellions #1
The Beat – Once & Future Vol. 1
But Why Tho Podcast – Transformers: Galaxies #6

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