Tag Archives: transformers: shattered glass

Search for Hu banner ad

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)

(W) Danny Lore (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Dec 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale…
“Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.
In issue #5, Jetfire’s loyalties are tested when Goldbug asks him to commit the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the Autobots. His decision results in a Cybertron-shattering event and an epic conclusion to “Shards.”

Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)

(W) Danny Lore (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Dec 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale…
“Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.
In issue #5, Jetfire’s loyalties are tested when Goldbug asks him to commit the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the Autobots. His decision results in a Cybertron-shattering event and an epic conclusion to “Shards.”

Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

(W) Danny Lore (A) Dan Khanna, Priscilla Tramontano (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #4, Goldbug, a vicious warlord formerly known as Bumblebee, must become the leader that Optimus Prime failed to be as he fights Decepticons and commands Autobots to extract information from Starscream.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

(W) Danny Lore (A) Dan Khanna, Priscilla Tramontano (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #4, Goldbug, a vicious warlord formerly known as Bumblebee, must become the leader that Optimus Prime failed to be as he fights Decepticons and commands Autobots to extract information from Starscream.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Magic: Master of Metal #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.

American Comics: A History (WW Norton) – Columbia professor Jeremy Dauver takes readers through the history of American comics from the Civil War to recent times!

Animal Castle #1 (Ablaze) It’s ta new take on the classic Animal Farm that’s familiar but delivers surprises.

Avengers #50 (Marvel) – Celebrating 750 issues, there’s some big things promised with this anniversary issue.

Batman: Fear State Omega (DC Comics) – The latest event has wrapped up and we want to see where the series goes from here.

Campisi #4 (AfterShock) – The mob vs. a dragon. Nuff said.

Gotham City Villains: Anniversary Giant (DC Comics) – Danny Devito writing an entry in this anthology. That alone has us sold.

King of Spies #1 (Image Comics) – The world’s greatest secret agent has six months to live. Does he die quietly in a hospital bed, or does he make up for a lifetime of bad decisions? A new series from Mark Millar and Matteo Scalera? Yeah, we’re in.

The Last Session #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – A group of roleplayers site down to finish their first campaign.

Magic: Master of Metal #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Big things are promised in the issue that it’ll impact and set up whatever is coming in 2022.

Maniac of New York: Bronx is Burning #1 (AfterShock) – The first volume delivered an interesting take on the slasher genre taking place in a very real NYC. Like a good slasher film, the big bad is coming back and we want to learn more about Maniac Harry.

Search for Hu #3 (AfterShock) – We’re suckers for mob war type stories but it’s the details of this one that stands out.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (IDW Publishing) – While the overall event has been a bit mixed, it’s been interesting to see where the series has been going in this “Mirror Universe” take on Transformers.

Venom #2 (Marvel) – The first issue had a lot of intriguing concepts and definitely took things in a very different direction. So, lets see what the second issue brings.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #4 (Marvel) – We’re fans of Games Workshop as a whole but this focus on the squad and faith of the Sisters has been an interesting read and given us a greater appreciation of the army.

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1 (DC Comics) – Kelly Sue Deconnick and Phil Jimenez take us through the entire story of the Amazons. We’ve been waiting on this highly anticipated series and so excited it’s finally here!

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #4 (Marvel) – We have no idea what’s going on and what to expect.

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)

(W) Danny Lore (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #3, Starscream seeks out more Decepticons to prevent another war that could destroy Cybertron, but memories of the past haunt every step. As the Autobots close in, Starscream must decide between peace for his planet and his former best friend.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)

Review: Transformers: Shattered Glass #3

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3

I’m a big fan of Transformers having grown up with Gen-1. The concept of a “Mirror Universe” with “Shattered Glass” is something I’ve been excited about and wanted to read more about since I first found out about it. With its miniseries, IDW Publishing has attempted to deliver us a story and twisted take that would meet expectations. But, lets face it, it’s a difficult task. Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 is an interesting shift in the series starting to focus the narrative a bit more than the one-shots that proceeded it.

Danny Lore continues to tell the tale of a universe where the Autobots are petty tyrants and the Decepticons and freedom fighters between down and underground. Each issue is a one-shot that focuses on an individual character giving a bit of the world’s history from their perspective. The first issue focused on Blur, the second Megatron, and third is Starscream. Starscream is the character who has played through each issue acting as our perspective for the here and now. He’s a wanted fugitive who at the same time is attempting to bring the Decepticons together again and take a stand against the Autobots.

While the concept of the series is interesting, this issue emphasizes that I’ve been having issues with so far. There’s far too much covered and not enough focus on one thing. Megatron and Starscream are hiding out where they meet Soundwave, who, so far, is the most interesting character in this world. Soundwave is handling “Radio Decepticon” keeping the members connected and trying to keep them calm. His connection though isn’t about attempting to rise up, it’s an attempt to help the former soldiers through their trauma. Soundwave in a way is a Suicide Hotline, talking to his fellow bots in need. That stands out and is far too short of a concept. It’s the most interesting thing with so much potential for an emotional journey but it’s only touched upon and not explored enough. That’s been an issue overall with far too little time spent on each concept brought up. Transformers: Shattered Glass would have been far better served as a max-series spanning a dozen issues our more.

The art by Guido Guidi continues to be pretty solid. The color by John-Paul Bove is key with lettering by Neil Uyetake. The world presented feels like one ruled by tyrants. The buildings and streets are slightly run down with a dirtiness about them that emphasizes the lack of support. It’s a small detail that really makes the Decepticon cause stand out. Bove’s colors play a key role as they often are the distinction between the characters we knew and the twisted versions we’re reading about. Everything looks solid, a comic depiction of the toys we play(ed) with.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 isn’t a bad comic in any way. It’s a solid edition that adds some depth to the overall story adding details. It’s just a comic that doesn’t feel like it quite stands on its own as entertaining. It continues the series’ high level exploration of the world of “Shattered Glass”. This is one that might be a bit better to read as a trade because as single issues it feels a little lacking.

Story: Danny Lore Art: Guido Guidi
Color: John-Paul Bove Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.15 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXologyKindleZeus ComicsTFAW

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)

(W) Danny Lore (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #3, Starscream seeks out more Decepticons to prevent another war that could destroy Cybertron, but memories of the past haunt every step. As the Autobots close in, Starscream must decide between peace for his planet and his former best friend.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)

Review: Transformers: Shattered Glass #2

Transformers: Shattered Glass #2

I’ll admit, the debut issue of Transformers: Shattered Glass didn’t excite me the way I hoped it would. For those unfamiliar with the world, “Shattered Glass” is the Transformers version of the “Mirror Universe” in Star Trek. The Autobots are the bad guys and Decepticons are good. The characters are familiar but twisted versions of themselves. Some have slightly different alt-modes but most are just different colors than what we’re used to. The mini-series is an interesting one devoting each issue to one character giving us a sort of tour of the world. While the series kicked off with Blurr and Starscream, Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 sets its sites on Megatron.

Written by Danny Lore, Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 gives us the history of the Decepticon’s war for justice. Narrated mostly by Starscream, we’re taken through a compact history of Megatron’s rise and the war that came. It’s a compact take on everything and does a decent job of catching readers up on what has happened. It also is a little bit of a let down as what’s presented is very interesting but never gets a chance to play out fully. What should be memorable moments are cut short.

Where Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 works really well is the dueling narrative between Megatron and Starscream. While Starscream gives us his perspective, Megatron sees the history another way. It’s an interesting back and forth and the best aspect of the issue and series so far. In Starscream we find a person looking for a leader and inspiration. In Megatron we see a fighter who feels like he’s failed. Each has their perspective and neither is necessarily wrong. It’s a solid example of how history is written though.

The art by Daniel Khanna is solid. With color by John-Paul Bove and lettering by Neil Uyetake, the world feels rusted and rundown. There’s small details which make both Megatron and Starscream come off as wearied warriors who are tired and spent from years of battle and abuse. Much like the story itself, there’s more the visuals might have done to really play everything home but what’s presented gives us a nice big picture. The colors by Bove are key as they are the big differentiator between the “Shattered Glass” world and the Transformers we know.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 feels like the big picture tour of the “Shattered Glass” world. It teases the big picture but rushes through events. It’s an interesting miniseries focusing on a character at a time instead of focusing in on one. There’s a lot here to work with and hopefully this is just the start to something more. For those who have been excited for this, they may find it a bit lacking from what they wanted but it shows a lot of potential for many stories to come.

Story: Danny Lore Art: Daniel Khanna
Color: John-Paul Bove Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXologyKindleZeus ComicsTFAW

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Inferno #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.

10 Years to Death (AfterShock) – What happens when the murdered becomes the murderer? That teaser text has us intrigued.

Amazing Fantasy #3 (Marvel) – The series has been fantastic mixing fantasy and superheroes. The art is amazing, it’s just a hell of a lot of fun.

BRZRKR #5 (BOOM! Studios) – The series has been a great mix of action, mystery, and some character depth. It’s clearly all a treatment for a film but it’s exceeded our expectations.

Corset #1 (Scout Comics) – A world-famous reclusive fashion designed and inventor invites a girl to his tower where he plans to reveal his dark secrets to her.

Darkhold Alpha (Marvel) – Scarlet Witch must save the Marvel Universe in this dive into the dark mystical side of the Marvel Universe.

Deathstroke Inc. #1 (DC Comics) – Slade Wilson gets the spotlight again in a brand-new series that seems to shake things up for him a bit as he takes on a team as he’s enlisted by the secret organization, T.R.U.S.T.!

Gun Honey #1 (Titan Comics) – A gun runner is enlisted by the US government to get back the escaped criminal she helped escape.

Human Remains #1 (Vault Comics) – Invading monsters have deprived gumans of feeling emotions which makes Dax and Bisa’s love dangerous.

Inferno #1 (Marvel) – The endgame to Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men run begins here!

Night of Cadillacs #1 (Scout Comics) – Rival supernatural gangs come to Earth in a raiding mission to retrieve life-restoring blood from humans.

Party & Prey (AfterShock) – Alan is used to being ignored by younger guys, so he hardly believes his luck when lithe, handsome Scott makes a move on him in the crowded gay club. But there’s a wolf on the dance floor tonight, and he’s hungry for fresh prey…

Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven (DC Comics) – The latest graphic novel in the “Teen Titans” series, this one’s a hell of a lot of fun as the various characters start to come together. But, it’s the interaction between Beast Boy and Raven that steals the show.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue was good and we really want to see where this “Mirror Universe” take on the Transformers goes.

Unborn #1 (Source Point Press) – On a strange world, five explorers mine for super fuels in a last-ditch effort to save a collapsing Earth, but the mission goes to hell when they are overrun by a hostile alien species.

Undiscovered Country #16 (Image Comics) – Each issue is a wild ride and gets us to think about about what makes up “America”. A series that entertains and has some depth to it.

Almost American
« Older Entries