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Transformers: Windblade #4 Review

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Transformers_Windblade 4_alternativeTransformers: Windblade #4 has been a fun romp through the current Transformers setting, but it had very little clues as to which direction it would end on. Well, now we know, so how is it?

First, the official description from IDW:

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE! WINDBLADE seeks out the last refuge she has left, the living city METROPLEX as his malfunctions intensify! WINDBLADE realizes that even if she survives STARSCREAM, METROPLEX himself may doom them all!

As four-part series tend to go, the final issue is often lack luster. Windblade #4, however, is a little different. From start to finish, there are twists, turns and shock revelations. It’s a fun issue that excites and amazes wherever possible. That being said, I’m not sure if there are any consequences for the wider Transformers universe. While it does hold potential, it does feel written in such a way as to ignore it in the future if needed.

A lot of this is down to Mairghread Scott’s writing. While she makes plenty of room for dialogue, the action is fluid and never feels forced or rushed. The overall pacing is great and the final section of the issue is spread out long enough to explore potential and entertain readers: Scott leaves enough room to showcase the potential possibilities in the future, although the script’s restraints considering what it can get away with (in relation to other sister titles) is more than clear.

Visually, Sarah Stone provides a strong offering from start to finish. Windblade #4 is full of the vibrancy and charm seen in the series from start to finish, with a fresh take on Transformers that fits the nature and character of the title. It will be a shame to see an end to this, so I hope it turns up again in the future.

Overall, this is a Transformers issue to be proud of. While it’s ‘dumbed down’ in terms of Transformers lore, it stays true to itself and answers all the questions it set out to explore.

 

OUR RATING
9
  • + Satisfying conlcusion
  • + Looks stunning
  • + Excellent writing and pacing
  • - Does it have any long term implications?

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