Transformers: Primacy #1

Transformers: Primacy #1

Writer: Chris Metzen, Flint Dille Artist: Livio Ramondelli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set... now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest-and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS' world to the core!

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Joe Winder Aug 14, 2014

    This is a great new story arc for fans of any version of the Transformers. If you watch any of the TV shows or are a fan of the movies I recommend picking this up, it will just expand your enjoyment of the Transformers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Aug 13, 2014

    Although Dille was likely the more knowledgeable of the two writers in Cybertron lore, you can feel the impressive world-building scope that Metzen's writing brings to the mix. (The fact that Optimus and Ironhide are even scaling a Grav-Haraan Glacier in the first place is just balla and good fun.) Big players in the Transformers pantheon are making big moves and the writers have already efficiently hammered home the notion that the stakes will be high and Cybertron spanning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Aug 12, 2014

    In short, Transformers: Primacy #1 comes out kicking and screaming with a very successful first issue. I look forward to seeing what else this title has to offer and I imagine I'm not the only one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Aug 12, 2014

    The final part of the Trilogy is off to a great start! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Matt Carter Mar 6, 2015

    That Transformers keeps getting revisited in various forms of media is evidence of how a good idea, in the hands of the right creative team, can transcend its initial concept. To that effect, Transformers: Primacy is a fresh and revitalizing take on a franchise that has managed to survive for more than two decades. While it stands on its own as a great story and a fun read, reading the prior two volumes would only stand to make the story more satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Shawn Vogt Aug 12, 2014

    I haven't even mentioned the art, mainly because I was so captivated by the story. Make no mistake, Livio Ramondelli's art is exquisite. Even if the story would have been more pedestrian without the art, Ramondelli's work would have garnered this new series a good review by itself. Luckily, we get the best of both worlds. Livio perfectly captures the feel of the tale and portrays the Transformers and their environment. With all the talent packed into this release,Transformers: Primacy is definitely going to be a series to watch. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing the story grow. I highly recommend all of you take a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Aug 12, 2014

    Ive watched all of the animated series (even the Japanese ones that came after American series finished), but I was lost at times in this because Im not up to date with the new Transformers tales at IDW. That said, this is well told and well put together. Im sure fans will be more than happy with it, and its still left me wanting to be more familiar with the comic franchise so that I can soak up all the fun too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jordan Jennings Aug 13, 2014

    I would recommend reading the previous installments first but it is not required. Primacy #1 is a solid entry point for new readers looking to read Transformers comics but dont want to navigate the continuity of the main series Robots in Disguise and More than Meets the Eye. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Aug 14, 2014

    Christ Metzen and Flint Dille present a very grim version of The Transformers in this debut issue. While it claims to take place in the early days of the "war for Cybertron," potential readers should be made aware that this issue makes references to several other Transformers titles that have come and gone. This fact doesn't make this issue unreadable by any means, but it will probably make new readers feel somewhat out of the loop. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Aug 17, 2014

    Transformers Primacy is everything you can want in a Transformers comic, intrigue, great characters and a sense of fun and adventure that the franchise has always been known for. The art is beautiful and it focus' on character more than fists and laser blast that creates a truly compelling read that anyone who is a fan of the Gen 1 era will fall in love with all over again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Sep 9, 2014

    While the art isnt to my liking, Transformers: Primacy feels as though it is building to a good story, so Ill stand ready for the story to pick up pace, and hopefully we will have something to see when it does. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Aug 14, 2014

    Honestly, I thought this book was amazing. Flint and Dille really did a great job with making these action figures compelling. The great art in the big epic scenes more than make up for the questionable art in the quiet moments so this is just a win all around for me. Seriously, guys you should read this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Aug 15, 2014

    The Autocracy team is back! I'm always happy to see Ramondelli on the art. The story is off to a good start with some big events promised to come. It doesn't say how many issues this will be, is it ongoing? My only issue with the story here is Optimus and Ironhide are going mountain climbing in some icy plains to relax and stumble upon a new character; it just feel very staged.

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