10 July 2018

Review: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, Volume 10 by James Roberts, Alex Milne, et al.

Some more Bernice Summerfield wittering from me at USF: Lawrence Miles's only Big Finish script, The Adolescence of Time.

Comic PDF eBook, n.pag.
Published 2016 (contents: 2016)
Acquired and read January 2018
Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, Volume 10

Written by James Roberts
Art by Alex Milne and Brendan Cahill
Additional Art by Hayato Sakamoto
Additional Inks by Brian Shearer
Colors by Joana Lafuente, Priscilla Tramontano, and John-Paul Bove
Letters by Tom B. Long

Megatron has really been the focus of "season two" of More than Meets the Eye, and implausible as I found the idea of four-million-year-Hitler coming aboard the Lost Light as co-captain, his trajectory in these stories has really worked. By this point, the main cast has accepted him... and he has accepted the ways of the Autobots, even refusing to partake in combat.
I want to hear David Kaye say this.
from Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #50 (art by Alex Milne & Brian Shearer)

But it all comes to a head here, when the non-main-characters decide they've had enough of Megatron leading them, and kick him and the main characters off the ship... and then they're promptly set upon by the Decepticon Justice Division, Overlord, and a whole army of Decepticons.

Once again, James Roberts does his thing, with some edge-of-your-seat writing that had me physically tense or tearing up or both. I've really come to love these characters and their adventures, and this volume is filled with both hero moments and dark ones. Particularly when Rewind reaches the goal of his own personal quest... wowza.

Who would have ever thought I'd say, "I missed Drift"!?
from Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #52 (art by Alex Milne)

Plus Drift and Ratchet are back! It's the culmination of all sorts of stuff, but it also promises much more to come. More than Meets the Eye is still the best ongoing in comics. How is that possible?

Next Week: Meanwhile, on Earth... humanity discovers that the only thing it can say is All Hail Optimus!

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