Torpedo wrote:I didn't care for this issue.
I think Swerve was over-used in this issue. Any one of his scenes could have been adequate to fill his wackiness quotient for the issue. Three or four of those scenes, however, read like Roberts was trying way too hard to make readers think Swerve is the new wacky, funny guy! I'm probably in the minority, since it sounds like most readers here are crazy about Swerve, but I found him to be just as annoying as the rest of the Autobots did.
Besides that, I wasn't wild about Skids' introduction. Again, like Swerve, this felt too forced, like I'm supposed to be really intrigued and impressed by this guy I've never seen before. I'm not. This series has a cast of two-hundred Transformers; why are we bringing in a character with memory issues and 'kewl' fighting abilities in the second issue? We spent last month getting acquainted with the eccentricities of a rather large cast and I'd like to see some of that develop before we get even more.
Speaking of characters getting short-changed, for the captain of this journey and supposed star of the series, I feel like Roberts has avoided Rodimus. In two issues, he's had pretty lackluster page time and characterization, and he's the third dullest 'bot on the ship after Drift and Ultra Magnus.
As for the art, I loved Alex Milne's work on "Chaos Theory". I grew to like Roche's art on The Death of Optimus Prime and the first issue of MTMTE, but I was really looking forward to the change. Seeing Milne adopt a more Roche-like style, well, not my favorite decision. Still, the style grew on me as the issue progressed, so I don't hold that against it.
All told, this was a very disappointing sophomore issue after the greatness of last month. The characters are virtually in the same spot as they were at the end of last issue. The only progression we've had to the story is the very last panel with Red Alert revealing there's a monster on the ship. I'll give the third issue a chance to improve, but if it's not significantly better, I'll drop this title.
Cattleprod wrote:I'm asking because I'm genuinely curious: did you read any of Costa's run? Without exaggeration I can say that in this issue more characters got more time in the spotlight than you'd see in an entire arc of the old ongoing.
Sprite wrote:I think Swerve is a very fun character and he already seems to be a fan-favourite. So it's obvious time spent on him's not wasted. What's more, while he pretty much acts the same in every scene he's in, it always tends to drive the plot forward and tell us something about the other characters. I think he's a very valuable addition to this colourful mosaic of characters that make up the crew of the Lost Light.
Torpedo wrote:ultramagnus1 wrote:We havent even scratched the surface of what these characters can and will do.
That's why I didn't like the issue. Start scratching!
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