THE ONYX PROTOCOL! As PROWL confronts SPIKE over the human's betrayal, the mystery of G.B. Blackrock and the Onyx Interface deepens. Meanwhile, Tokyo becomes a battleground as Arcee faces the Constructicons... and Galvatron!
Now that we can see the pieces fall into place it is much easier to just sit back and love this book for everything that it does correctly. Unlike the other books in the series, this does not focus on political issues or racism but instead, it concentrates on being a more personal piece. With pretty much everyone in this issue looking to kill everyone else and the question of forgiveness and vengeance being front and centre, this book has more than earned its place amongst the monthly ongoings. It is also worth remembering that as the main book in the series, the events in the last few pages will not only have lasting effects, they will penetrate the other books and other stories so definitely be reading this arc if you are reading any of the other Transformer books. Read Full Review
All in all, there have been better issues for the series, but this represents one of the many challenges Days of Deception has with it's current plot and setting, such as a lack of clear direction. Read Full Review
Andrew Griffith's art is good, it just needs a little more line variation in the inks, especially on his human figures. As for Barber's writing, it's very engaging when a Transformer is present, but I feel like falling asleep when the humans talk to each other, something about their characters disinterests me greatly. All of the double crosses help to keep things interesting, but there just seems to be something about Earth, the Transformers lose some of the magic that always seems present when on Cybertron.