Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1

Writer: James Roberts Artist: Nick Roche Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.6
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 12, 2012

    So I say to you out here in comic-book land: pick up Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1. If you've never read Transformers before, or if you haven't in years, give it a shot and let me know what you think. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but even though there are still a truckload of characters being juggled here, it's being done in such a refreshing and entertaining way with this concept that is so unassailably cool that it could actually hook in new readers and make some new fans. Let's hope so, because I'd like this to go on for a long while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 16, 2012

    If there's any problem here, it's that it takes a long time for the characters to begin their own story. We already know Rodimus is leaving, but much of the issue involves cast members from the other Transformers book trying to convince him to stay. There's a pay-off at the end, but that means it feels a little more like a bridge between two stories than the start of new one. Even so, it's the strongest Transformers launch for a long time. After years of trying hard and never quite pulling it off, IDW might finally have cracked it with this creative team. If you're a Transformers fan who has repeatedly lapsed over the years (as I was) this is definitely the time to give it another try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary Mar 22, 2012

    This book surprised the hell out of me. It was one of the most entertaining things I have read in a long time and my reading these days is more discerning as I find myself moving steadily away from a diet of superheroes to trying to find something more fulfilling. There was enough plot points dropped and left dangling that I fully expect the journey to their conclusion to be worth the price of admission as the final few pages of the book picked up pace and the new direction of the Transformers took off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Feb 20, 2012

    Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye aims to be the JLI of the Transformers franchise. It focuses on character and humor, and it does so at the expense of story drama and plot. Maybe if this issue spent less time trying to get laughs, I would know more about the Knights of Cybertron and be able to get behind what Rodimus' is trying to do here. But instead, I come away from this issue with some good chuckles and almost no interest in seeing what happens next. I will say it offers a good tonal alternative to Transformers: Robots in Disguise and will probably appeal to those who were fans of the old JLI days. But it's not what I was looking for coming out of the more serious story developments that launched this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 11, 2012

    The final pages of this issue finally pick up the pace and go a long way towards building excitement for what is to come. It's just a shame more couldn't have been done to establish this new book right off the bat. Read Full Review

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