Generally strong preview, but a few things are really niggling me:
* Prowl and Starscream's attempt to convince the 'Cons that Ratbat killed himself is just pathetic. Starscream in particular comes across like someone who couldn't lie his way out of a paper bag, and Prowl should really have come up with a more convincing story than: "Hmm, evidence suggests Ratbat chopped off his own legs and one of his wings before pinning himself to the wall with his one remaining limb which is in no way capable of holding a sword."
Why not just pin the blame on one of the Decepticons, since he was surrounded by cutthroats at the time of his death? You'd think that would be both a cogent explanation and a way to sow disorder in the Decepticon ranks. Biggest clanger of the series sofar.
*edit* Oh, and the ridiculous sotto voce exchange in full view of all the gathered Decepticons. Honestly, what are you going to think if the two guys you think are lying start whispering behind their hands right in front of you?
* Griffiths' head/jaw configuration still bugs me, particularly when Prowl is clenching his teeth in the last panel. And I get that he's losing his grip somewhat, but must he be so easily baited by Metalhawk, whose verbal jabs are pretty weak, when all is said and done? I find myself really disappointed by Prowl in general - even on his off-days, he should be able to deal with a slightly abrasive diplomat. Remember him calculating exactly how Springer would react to certain information? He could employ 1/1000th of the brainpower in calculating that Metalhawk is going to keep implying that the Autobots have a tyrannical bent.
Wheeljack is cool though ("Hey, man - I'm a scientist" - great line), and the busy scenes are brilliantly controlled.
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on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:47 am, edited 2 times in total.