THE TRANSFORMERS: COMICS, BOOKS AND MANGA
CURRENT TRANSFORMERS COMICS FROM IDW PUBLISHING
Fall oc Cybertron #4
Reviewed by Blackjack
”I’m about getting results – not about seeming clever on the way.”
And that quote, I think, describes this issue very well. This issue certainly gets results – Shockwave monologues, Grimlock doesn’t give up, Shockwave efficiently defeating Grimlock, minor plotlines that ties into the Fall of Cybertron game… and while it is a rather solid story, all things considered, both the art, pacing and script leaves a lot to be desired, and, as Grimlock aptly describes, the comic does not feel or read clever at all, making it just… there. The art is improved slightly due to the addition of photoshop effects but then again there are a lot of malformed art still, although it’s better than the last issue. Grimlock’s head when Shockwave… prods his thumb into the visor? Pretty horrid, those panels. Otherwise, though, it’s functional but not much else.
Unlike past issues, instead of in-game enemies (or poorly-drawn generics resembling in-game enemies, anyway), the generic Decepticons that make up Megatron and Starscream’s forces are not based on any enemies from the High Moon games.
In the recap page, Grimlock is spelt as ‘Grimolck’.
Megatron is in his Fall of Cybertron body, when at this point in time he should be in his War for Cybertron body (Megatron changes body during the events of the game). Admittedly the difference is not very large between the two bodies, but it’s still pretty evident.