|Comic PDF eBook, 90 pages|
Published 2016 (contents: 2016)
Acquired and read January 2018
Written by Mairghread Scott
Art by Sara Pitre-Durocher
Colors by Priscilla Tramontano and Joana Lafuente
Letters by Tom B. Long
Technically, Till All Are One is the continuation of Windblade, but it's as much a continuation of Robots in Disguise back in the days when it was still called Robots in Disguise: how will a postwar Cybertron stay united? (Hence the title.) Especially given that it's not just Autobots and Decepticons and NAILs coming together, but waves of immigration from the newly found Cybertronian colonies.
|Maybe the only good use of a Combiner in IDW.|
from Transformers: Till All Are One #4
So Windblade is a focal character, but so are Ironhide, Starscream, Rattrap, Chromia, and for this volume, the Combaticons, who I kept confusing with the Constructicons. Plus the two Tankors, of course. Starscream has a dirty secret the Combaticons are desperate to expose... but so does Windblade, and Starscream knows it. I have to say, the weak link of the series is Starscream himself: how does he hold onto power, since he seems pretty much universally reviled on Cybetron? I mean, I like the smarmy way Scott writes his interactions with Windblade and company, but he has to be nice to someone, right?
|Also I've kind of never been into the hallucinatory Bumblebee thing, though that's on John Barber, not Mairghread Scott.|
from Transformers: Till All Are One #2
As a comic, it's miles better than the book formerly known as Robots in Disguise, but not as good as More than Meets the Eye. I feel like this book assumes I love this cast of characters more than I do. I like Windblade, but what does she want these days? To help her people, but although she was introduced as a Cityspeaker, this is almost forgotten now in favor of her political role on the Council of Worlds. On the other hand, I'm warming up to Ironhide, and once I figured out who the Combaticons were, I started to warm up to them, guys trying to figure out how they fit into a new, complicated world.
A decent book that hasn't quite come to life for me yet... but then it's only been four issues so far...
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