Sunday, July 29, 2018

Transformers: Lost Light #21 Review



Writer: James Roberts
Artist: Jack Lawrence
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 25, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Review by Chris Groves

Something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel. Some people are ready for the fight of their lives. Rodimus and the increasingly shambolic crew of the Lost Light…yeah, they’re really not. Like, at all.


We begin with the Lost Light crew escaping Mederi, and nursing the former sparkeaters back to good health.  All is good until they are sucked into some disturbance that brings them into space with five pristine Cybertrons.  All is seemingly well until the Galactic Council shows up and surrounds our crew.  They are beamed up to the main ship by Scorponok and Tyrest; all which was part of a vision shown by Tyrest in the previous issue.  The rest of the issue drops some more revelations that have been alluded to since Phase 2 of the Transformers series.



Major Spoiler Thoughts:
Firstly, the art in this issue is excellent with clean lines and everyone on model.  I don’t mind other artistic interpretations of Transformers, but what is presented in this issue is my favorite style.  Secondly,  there are three major revelations in this issue. One is Rung's transformation into a drill that has some connection to the Universe Drill made by the Grand Architect using the 5 pristine Cybertrons. Two is that the Grand Architect is Pharma.  While there have been hints looking back,  I was completely surprised by this reveal, especially since the reveal is by Pharma chainsawing Scorponok in half.  Lastly, the final page show Megatron is back, and conveniently is covering his chest; this leaves us with the question whether this is the “good” Megatron or one who will start another war.  



Bits and Pieces:

This issue answers several questions brought up in the More Than Meets the Eye series. By being in the past relative to the Unicron issues,  we get to see the early plans and hints of his coming.  Overall this is a strong issue in the middle of an arc.

9/10

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