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Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass II #4

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #4

(W) Danny Lore (A) Dan Khanna (CA) Livio Ramondelli
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Tired of waiting for Megatron to give an order, Flamewar charges into battle in the airspace above Metroplex. She knows what Megatron wants: Victory. The Titan. Autobot destruction. And the best way to prove herself to him is to secure all that for him, no matter the cost. Right?

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #4

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass II #3

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #3

(W) Danny Lore (A/CA) Guido Guidi
In Shops: Nov 02, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Slicer has been tasked with the war’s most important task: infiltrate Goldbug’s camp around Metroplex to sabotage his plans and gather information for Ultra Magnus. The bot that controls the Titan wins the war, but Slicer has bigger problems. And Soundwave gives a voice to all of them.

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #3

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass II #2

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #2

(W) Danny Lore (A/CA) Dan Khanna
In Shops: Sep 28, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Finally! An issue dedicated to everyone’s (Blaster’s) favorite Autobot: Blaster! And he’s doing what he does best: being a star…kind of. Slicer recruits Blaster to infiltrate Decepticon Radio, but Blaster will have to stop being the star of his own one-bot show in order to get back in the good graces of the Autobots.

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #2

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1

(W) Danny Lore (A) Marcelo Matere (CA) Nick Brokenshire
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass is back! Optimus Prime is a ruthless tyrant, and Megatron is a compassionate peacekeeper. Cybertron sits on the brink of war as Autobots and Decepticons race to gain control of a Titan that could destroy either side in nanocycles. While everyone has their eyes on the Titan, Ultra Magnus, a powerful shadow broker, puts into action a plan kilocycles in the making!

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1

Review: Transformers: Shattered Glass II

Transformers: Shattered Glass II

While it was fun to dive into the first volume of Transformers: Shattered Glass, the comic miniseries didn’t feel so much story as a series of shorts tied together. It was an introduction to this twist on the classic Transformers where the Autobots are despots and Decepticons are the ones fighting for freedom. While interesting, it never quite clicked for me as a whole. Transformers: Shattered Glass II on the other hand feels like it can hit the ground running having set things up in the previous volume. Without the need to world build, it can instead focus on the action, the drama, and deliver a much more focused start.

Written by Danny Lore, the issue takes us to where the resistance currently stands but also the corruption of one particular Cybertronian, Ultra Magnus. For those who don’t know the character, Magnus is a rather serious individual focused on the law and rules. He basically has a stick up his ass. Tight, humorless, he’s the rules lawyer (quite literally depending on the take).

Lore delivers an interesting corruption of Magnus as Optimus uses his knowledge of the rules and laws to bend Cybetron to his rule. We get to see through Magnus how the rule of law can be used to impose a fascist state. We also get to see how easily those who uphold that law can become a tool of that fascist state as well. With a Faustian like bargain, Magnus has taken over the Wreckers, Optimus’ chosen shock troops to impose the rule of law. But, in modern times there’s an uprising and one warlord’s city has fallen to the Decepticons. So, what will someone who is so focused on the rule of law do? That seems to be the focus and hopefully this volume keeps that very tight focus instead of following the first volume’s tour of this new world.

The art by Marcelo Matere and Andrew Lee Griffith is solid. With color by John-Paul Bove and lettering by Jake M. Wood, Transformers: Shattered Glass II delivers much of the same as the first volume. The characters are familiar and keep their general design but there’s slight changes that might make them stand out. The obvious part of that is their color but there’s more. In Ultra Magnus’ case, his face hides a secret and with some of the Wreckers, it might be something as simple as a mustache. The body language and emotion too has slight tweaks. We can see some of that towards the end as the Wreckers overlook what Magnus has done. Their expressions and stances say so much about their personalities. It all works and works really well, especially for long time fans of the characters.

Transformers: Shattered Glass II doesn’t feel like as much a tour as the first volume, instead delivering quite a few “holy shit” moments in the first issue alone. It feels focused in on the corruption of one character and their journey and if it continues that, this could be one of the best Transformers miniseries in quite a while.

Story: Danny Lore Art: Marcelo Matere, Andrew Lee Griffith
Color: John-Paul Bove Letterer: Jake M. Wood
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1

(W) Danny Lore (A) Marcelo Matere (CA) Nick Brokenshire
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass is back! Optimus Prime is a ruthless tyrant, and Megatron is a compassionate peacekeeper. Cybertron sits on the brink of war as Autobots and Decepticons race to gain control of a Titan that could destroy either side in nanocycles. While everyone has their eyes on the Titan, Ultra Magnus, a powerful shadow broker, puts into action a plan kilocycles in the making!

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Fantastic Four: Full Circle

Wednesdays (and 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.

Agent of Worlde #2 (Scout Comics) – Fantastic art plus crazy concepts are a nice bow about this secret agent who just wants to relax with his secret family.

Amazing Fantasy #1000 (Marvel) – Celebrate 60 years of Spider-Man with a hell of a group of creators.

Fantastic Four: Full Circle (Abrams Comicarts) – Alex Ross does the Fantastic Four in an original graphic novel. Nuff said.

Forever Forward #1 (Scout Comics) – A group launches themselves forward in time. Will they find the technology to travel back in their adventure?

Neverlanders (Razorbill) – A new take on Peter Pan we got a taste of on Free Comic Book Day. That introduction was great and got us beyond excited to read the full graphic novel.

Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A Death Ranger you say? You have our attention.

Star Trek: Pickard – Stargazer #1 (IDW Publishing) – We’ve enjoyed the television series and want to see what comics can bring to the beloved character and new setting.

Thunderbolts #1 (Marvel) – With a movie in the works and the property still having lots of love, we get a new take spinning out of Devil’s Reign focused on the fallout from Wilson Fisk’s time as Mayor.

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1 (IDW Publishing) – The first volume was interesting and we want to see what new twisted takes on the characters we love are to come!

The Variants #3 (Marvel) – The series has kept us guessing as to what’s going on. Fans of Jessica Jones need to check this out.

Step through Transformer’s Shattered Glass with Blaster

Shattered Glass is returning with a second volume for the comic series and to coincide with it, Hasbro is releasing even more takes on these twisted Transformers. The newest Hasbro Pulse reveal is Blaster and Rewind!

You can get the ruthless Autobot Decepticon communications expert, Blaster, with deco and details inspired by the Shattered Glass universe.

The figure also comes with the second issue of the five-issue IDW Publishing comic series with a variant cover only available here! Shattered Glass Blaster is available to order through Hasbro Pulse.

Return to the world of Transformers: Shattered Glass in August

By popular demand, the dark reflection of the Transformers universe returns with IDW Publishing’s upcoming five-issue comic book miniseries, Transformers: Shattered Glass II, debuting in August!

Following the overwhelming success of 2021’s original Shattered Glass series, writer Danny Lore, artists Daniel Khanna and Guido Guidi, and colorist John-Paul Bove are back to tell more harrowing tales from this twisted alternate reality, with the new addition of artist Marcelo Matere rounding out the creative roster.

In a world where the virtuous icons you once knew are monstrously evil, Optimus Prime is a ruthless tyrant and Megatron is a compassionate peacekeeper. Cybertron sits on the brink of war as Autobots and Decepticons race to gain control of a Titan juggernaut whose raw power could decide the ultimate victor. However, while seemingly everyone is laser-focused on the Titan, the powerful shadow broker Ultra Magnus puts a sinister plan into action!

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1 will be widely available with three cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by interior artist Marcelo Matere, Cover B by Red Powell, and a retailer incentive variant by Nick Brokenshire. Hasbro Pulse, the official marketplace for beloved Hasbro brands, will also offer exclusive variant covers of each issue.