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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28

Transformers_More Than Meets The Eye 28

Transformers_More Than Meets The Eye 28 variantI’ve read some Transformers in my time, but I’ve never seen Megatron as an Autobot. I guess Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 is going to change that one.

The official description from IDW:

CERTAIN DEATH, HERE WE COME! MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. An incredulous Lost Light crew is left asking the same thing you are: how exactly did it come to this?

I have to admit, I had my doubts coming into this one, but More Than Meets The Eye #28 has a lot going for it. The issue bounces between the present and the aftermath of Dark Cybertron, showing more of the events hinted at in Robots In Disguise. It still doesn’t reveal everything – and I’m not sure I agree with that – but it does set-up an interesting premise. With obvious inclusions such as Megatron, and the absence of Rodimus, the lineup has changed a little but it seems to use this to its advantage.

James Roberts has, on occasion, shown some great understanding for the cast and that is certainly true here. Aside from Megatron, some of the background characters get a better focus here and Roberts goes to great efforts to ensure previous key events aren’t forgotten. I have to praise him for making Chromedome more important than he was in Dark Cybertron and getting back to his personal arc and grievances. It’s touches like this that make More Than Meets The Eye great. It also has touches of its trademark humor as well.

Visually, the issue makes a grand return to the art style most of us are use to. Alex Milne has an eye for detail, with many of the larger panels giving way to some beautiful pencil work on some of the larger, more complex characters. While it’s not vibrant, I’ve always had a soft spot for the colorful, pastel tones of Josh Burcham. Even if it doesn’t completely feel like the old title, More Than Meets The Eye #28 certainly looks the part.

All in all, this is a welcome return to form. While it might not completely sell me on the changes right now, it’s doing more than a good enough job in making me stick around to find out more.

  • + More Than Meets The Eye is back!
  • + Burcham really understands the characters involved!
  • + Explores the post-Dark Cybertron events
  • - Megatron the Autobot still needs to be explained in more detail...

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