Friday, March 27, 2009

Transformers Revenge of The Fallen Defiance #3 Review

This is the first time in a long time that a Transformers comic has made me sit back and go "WOW". You know, that giddy feeling in your stomach and you get that stupid grin on your face. Everyone asks you what you are smiling about and then you show them. Then they roll their eyes and tell you to get a life. That WOW. Chris Mowry has given us a very compelling tale in this issue, very up to par as to what has come so far. In fact, things are taken up a notch. We see Cybertron falling apart and a line being drawn. The war has begun. We are given our first look at the Fallen. And are shown a very interesting take on Megatron's origin. This series is taking on a very epic feel and I can't wait for the next issue!

While the past issues have suffered in the art department, Don Figueroa's return has breathed new life into this series. He gives the comic a dynamic that only he can pull off. No one's art inspires me like his. The details that the movie designs deserve are finally given justice. I only hope he plans on staying.

While Alliance suffers terribly, this series goes to prove that Mowry can write an incredibly engrossing and entertaining tale!


Story: 9/10 Art: 9.5/10 Quick Verdict: GRAB IT!!!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

All Hail Breaks Loose: Transformers All Hail Megaton #8 Review

All Hail Megatron has had its share of mysteries and twists, but the pace has kept interest of many fans at an all time low. This issue is probably the most pivotal of any of the issues so far. Finally, the traitor is revealed. And I was truly shocked by the identity. So kudos must go out to McCarthy for making it the last person we would have ever expected. I was starting to wonder if there really was a traitor, but we finally find out. One big problem, though, is that the focus is still on the Autobots. I don't think I have ever seen a series with so little of the Decepticons. A little ironic for a series called "All Hail Megatron."

That said, I found this issue, and really the entire series, to be very enjoyable. The art by Guido Guidi is stunning and blows me away every month. He seems to have found his style and is sticking with it. The colorist did an amazing job and brings Guidi's pencils to life.

This issue just goes to reaffirm many anti-ahm fans complaints. But for those in for a good time, this is highly enjoyable. But I'm still waiting for the series we were promised, not a tale about some broken down Autobots, fighting for their lives.


Story: 8/10 Art: 8.75/10 Quick Verdict: Grab It

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Moon Base Transmissions: The March Newsletter

Let me start off by saying that, I know I haven't been updating this thing like I'm supposed to lately. Things have been kind of hectic. But a lot of good things have been happening at the same time. I've started a new blog to post my fan art on. Feel free to post links to yours in the comment section. It can be found here:
I've also started many new lenses on Squidoo about Transformers. In particular Squidwho pages on different Transformers comic artists and writers. If you have any fun facts about these people, please let me know in the comment section. I'll be glad to add it to their page. Be sure to check them out:
I'll start updating on time very soon, but stick with me. If you are not a follower yet, please click on the "Follow" icon and get updated when a new review comes out.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Transformers Revenge of The Fallen Defiance #2 Review

Of the two series of prequels being put out by IDW, Defiance again shows itself to be the superior book. I think you know from my other reviews how I feel about Alliance. Here the story progresses to a fascinating origin of big Megs himself and the seeds of civil war. Optimus now must choose and convince his Autobots to do the same. Unlike Alliance, Mowry give us a steady paced story with very well thought out dialogue. I think this is the result of the limits set for the writing department. Alliance seems very reigned in, whereas it seems that Mowry has more flexibility in crafting a story of his own. If I'm right then IDW, Dreamworks, Hasbro, whoever it is that set those restrictions are killing their own book.
On the other hand, the art still suffers but is much improved from the last issue. Some panels do look great, but most of it seems rushed and cluttered.I personally can't wait until Figueroa returns next month for issue 3. Then we may have a knock out.
Story: 8/10 Art: 6/10 Quick Verdict: Grab It