I've been avoiding te reaction threads for fear of spoilers - but as some of the content of this issue was spoiled for me elsewhere:
Thunderwing wrote:I want to believe Barber's got a plan here and I hope it's more than "make Prowl the bad guy". I guess we'll see.
One of the things that excites me about this series as a fan is the way it seems evident that John DOES have a solid game plan for this story. The whole premise is really great, and I've been impressed with the chops Mr. Barber is airing in the previews.
Thunderwing wrote:I do think Mr. Barber needs to pull back a little. Skydive and Sunstorm were one thing, but Bombshell and the remaining Constructicons potentially being wiped out is getting a little TOO kill-happy.
I have to say I also find the body count quite alarming lately. Especially the news of Bombshell, seeing as we've got a really good baddie in that guy - and one of my favourite Decepticons, no less. It'd be a shame to see him meet his final demise.
As for the remaining Constructies... well, like I've said before on these boards, surely by now we're overdue for seeing some of those gestalt components developed and given something more to do? There's no reason why they can't be interesting characters in their own right. (You now - apart from the fact that they're now all dead, apparently.)
So, yeah, I have my reservations about that - although I'm reserving judgement until I read the arc in its entirety. Who knows - these deaths could all be an elaborate fake-out for all I know. I've certainly read that sort of thing before in comics!
Anyways, reservations from my ravening fanboy core aside, y'all can consider me pumped and eager to receive my copy of the trade. Because I need to read this. I need to read this HARD!