It's actually Titan's fifth volume of TF comics.
V1: Runs for circa two years 2007-2009
V2: Runs for circa two years 2009-2011 (relaunched for ROTF)
V3: Runs for a mere FOUR issues in 2011 (relaunched for DOTM)
V4: Runs for nearly three years 2011-2014 (relaunched for "Transformers Prime")
During V4, sales tanked and the comic switched to a QUARTERLY schedule. What's more, it even dropped the comic strip itself leaving just puzzles, character profiles and other such stuff. It was in a poor state.
The AOE relaunch improves things - it's back to monthly, some nice free gifts (little figurine and an exclusive Topps trading card, plus something else I think...) and the UK exclusive strip is back (a 'prequel' story about Drift). Given IDW isn't giving us anything AOE related yet, this is your best chance if you need that fix.
Will I end up collecting it? Unlikely. Will it pick up some new readers? Hopefully.
I still think Titan missed a trick by not introducing a "Transformers Legends"-type comic to run alongside this. For those who don't know, in the UK we have a lot of "collectors editions" comics where each issue basically collects THREE US-sized issues of a particular character/comic. Titan now run FOUR Batman-related collectors editions and Panini (formerly Marvel UK) also run a host of Marvel-related ones. They're great value for money, and a good way of getting these stories to the casual public (sold in regular shops like WH Smith rather than comic stores alone).
It would've been easy to kick out a monthly comic which collects 1 issue of MTMTE, 1 issue of RID, and 1 of whichever supporting comic it wants to e.g. Windblade, RG1 etc.
It could've run alongside the comic which is aimed more at kids.
Ah, well, missed opportunities.
Some ideas to improve the comic: One: Drift needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two: whenever Drift's not in an issue, all the other characters should be asking "Where's Drift"?