Review: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1: 100-Penny Press

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Rediscover the beginning of the ultimate TRANSFORMERS saga, for only a buck! The first issue of the epic quest from the fan-favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers!

transformers coverThe latest entry in IDW’s Hundred Penny Press collection is Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1. The beginning of the latest Transformers ongoing series is reprinted and selling for only $1 so you can hop in and see what you’re missing. The story was written by James Roberts with art from Nick Roche. Josh Burcham provides colors with Shawn Lee handling lettering. So is this one worth throwing down a dollar?

The war for Cyberton has ended and the rebuilding process has begun. The Decepticons have been handled and Cybertron is now safe. The Autobots are preparing for the future, but they have a problem. The Autobots are split in two. One faction, led by Bumblebee, is ready to rebuild and move on. The other faction, led by Rodimus, is wanting to leave the home world in search of the legendary Knights of Cybertron. As Rodiums and his followers prepare to launch, things don’t go exactly as planned. There is disorder on Cyberton and the threat they’re about to face may be bigger than any attack Megatron ever attempted.

Roberts’ first issue sets up the new series nicely. He really pulls you in to the narrative and gets you curious about where things are going. Roche’s art is a great fit for Transformers and Burcham’s colors are a little more subdued but still make things look very classically “Transformers.” The story has been around for a while, so this is a perfect time to jump in and see if you like More Than Meets The Eye. If your interest is piqued, you can dive into the trades and get caught up. These Hundred Penny Press comics are absolute no-brainers. If you’ve been curious about a certain series, putting down one dollar to get a sampler platter is a worthy purchase.

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