Optimus Prime #16

Writer: John Barber Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
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9.0User Rating

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The Falling, Part 2: The arrival of Onyx Prime throws Cybertron into chaos-because he hasn't come alone. Onyx's treacherous companion forces Soundwave to finally make a choice: is Optimus Prime a friend... or foe?

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Feb 28, 2018

    Kei Zama’s art is widely different than the other artists with Transformers books out this week and I love that! It may simply be that the inks are much darker in this issue, but that works to set the mood of the storyline. An all around excellent job by the art team this month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Mar 5, 2018

    Overall, Optimus Prime #16 told an interesting story that steered away from some classic tropes while delivering good characterization on Soundwave. Barber has a nice handle on all the characters and he's already making Onyx out to be a different antagonist than we've seen recently. Zama's art is good, particularly her character designs, but the confusing climax somewhat lessened its impact. Still, 'The Falling Part 2' was a nice follow up chapter to this newTransformersarc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Paul Smerdon Mar 23, 2018

    As much as I enjoy the series, at times, the art makes it rough on my eyes to really continue digging it. It's really interesting, but in terms of this story, Onyx Prime just doesn't do it for me as a villain. No excitement. Maybe if this isn't just a rushed one off story arc, he might become a character I will come to enjoy. He's just too flat right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Michael Dworkis Mar 14, 2018

    The issue, while telling a good story, suffers from too many shifts in the action, and while Kei Zama's artwork evokes some classic Marvel G1 feel, it got somewhat dark. Not dark as in death and destruction, which does happen towards the end anyway, but by dark, I mean as though someone turned the lights down. Not the first time it happens, but it's starting to happen as frequently as it had when Zama took over artwork during the earlier issues. Read Full Review

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