Saturday, 20 February 2010

Last Stand of the Wreckers, Issue 2, 100 word review


What if Alistair MacLean (he of Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare fame) were alive today and writing comics? He might be doing something like Nick Roche and James Roberts’ Last Stand of the Wreckers. Issue 2 carefully finalises the bubbling pot of contrasting personalities and gives us more background to arch-villain Overlord, the Decepticons' most famous deserter. Then it throws the Wreckers headlong into a wall of gunfire as they begin their suicidal assault on the prison outpost Garrus 9. On top of that, there are at least three mystery sub-plots raised. Exhilarating, engaging, coherent and beautiful.

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