THE TRANSFORMERS: COMICS, BOOKS AND MANGA
CLUB AND CONVENTION TRANSFORMERS COMICS
Transformers Universe #1
Reviewed by Cliffjumper
Surprisingly, considering 3H's recent form, rather good fun. The plot's simple but engaging, with most of the characters well-captured - Sunstreaker, Trailbreaker, Silverbolt and Blackarachnia all seem spot-on. Rook aside, the new characters all need fleshing out somewhat, but it's a respectable start to the mini-series.
This series takes place a year after the end of the Beast Machines animated TV series - Rook says it's a megacycle. Rook himself is a recent returnee to Cybertron. Roulette and Shadow Striker refer to each other as sisters. Razorclaw is an alternate version of Tigerhawk. Obsidian comes from a universe where he took control of Cybertron.
Sunstreaker and Sideswipe's new forms are based on the new OTFCC 2003 exclusive toys - the same source provided Roulette, Shadow Striker and Tap-Out. Rook is based on the BotCon Europe 2003 figure. Razorclaw, Obsidian, Tankor, Snarl, Reptilion and Striker, plus the new forms of Silverbolt, Blackarachnia and Optimus Primal, are based on figures from the Universe range.