I very much look forward to the new direction these books are taking save for one thing: the human element. I like seeing the transformers through relatable eyes. Verity was last seen hanging with th wreckers, I think. And we never saw Jimmy leave the team. Hunter? He doesn't have to be dead, does he? I'm not asking for spike or a return visit to earth this early on but I would like to. See these characters be a part of the cast. We barely had the opportunity to know them but I think, at least, one or two's pov is essential in telling these future stories. I find I relate better. But I am a newer transfan, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Heck, I enjoyed the majority of costa's run and didn't hate spike. So I probably don't represent the larger masses.
Cobra is the allegorical " transparent administration" that has already won the war. They control the media- education- public opinion- the very govt. Itself. G.I. Joe is theatre and cannot win a p.c. battle lost years ago. Ask mainframe.