Sunday, July 8, 2018

Transformers: Lost Light #19 Review



Writer: James Roberts
Artist: E. J. Su
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 4, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
Review by Chris Groves

What IDW Said:

DEATH FROM ABOVE! Years ago, the crew of the Lost Light fought a demonic Cybertronian mutant that fed on its victims' souls. Years later, Rodimus and Co. are about to discover that the only thing worse than a sparkeater... is an army of spark eaters!


 The final arc of Lost Light begins exactly one frame after the last issue.  The Sparkeaters are attacking and our group is hesitant to fight them since they are Autobots.  Thankfully, or not, Grimlock drops in and takes care of the situation despite the crew's shock. A ship arrives First Aid, Thunderclash, and some Mutineers who escaped from Getaway. 



First Aid fills Rodimus in on how crazy Getaway has become and reveals some of his plans which includes unleashing red scraplets into the oil reservoir.  Soon after, the Lost Light appears in the sky and half the crew plans to take the ship back from Getaway.  As the crew enters the ship, half encounters a combiner of scraplets, while Rodimus’s group finds Getaway along with Star Saber and Scorponok.

Things I liked:

EJ Su’s art - I enjoy the way he draws the bots and he incorporated some design changes such as Rodimus looking like a 3rd party toy design and Chromedome having his G1 car mode.
An action-oriented issue - Last issue was an info dump, and while this one had info drop moments, it picked up on the action.

Legion of Decepticon Doom - The last panel with Getaway, Star Saber, and Scorponok have me excited for the coming issues.

Things I didn’t like:

The quick one line explanations of where characters have been and how they show up in this story.  It was obvious that some stories were canceled and condensed.

Things I can’t wait to see:

Cyclonus vs Star Saber Round 2
Getaway’s final plan
How Scorponok found the Lost Light

Bits and Pieces:

Even though some of this story is obviously being forced to get us to our ending, there is enough here to enjoy and a couple of things that I can't wait to see.  This was an action-packed issue complimented by some really good EJ Su art.

7.5/10
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