Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Transformers #4, 100 word review

After a decent start, the last two issues of Mike Costa and Don Figueroa’s new Transformers series floundered - characters talked and moved around but did little to establish themselves as sufficiently interesting, while the plot lacked direction. Transformers #4 shows serious improvement in the characterisation department. Thundercracker, a Decepticon, is particularly well drawn, but Hot Rod, Swindle, Prowl and Ultra Magnus also shine. The plot (Transformers as hapless castaways trying to construct a raft while avoiding the natives) is still ponderous, but it’s heartening to see that Costa can cover for this by writing a convincing array of clashing personalities.

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