Optimus Prime #17

Writer: John Barber Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"The Falling," Part 3: Onyx Prime sows the seeds of chaos and panic on Cybertron as he reveals dark secrets... but nothing will prepare Optimus Prime and his allies for Onyx's darkest revelation!

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Apr 29, 2018

    Optimus Prime #17is a great issue that not only raises the stakes, but changes the game as Barber delivers a great shock that ties into much of his previous work. With a tight script and impressive art, its a rewarding experience for longtimeTransformers fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Apr 20, 2018

    This all leads to a final page reveal that I won’t spoil here, but that I expect was a massive shocker to long-time Transformers fans who have been keeping up with the series over the years. Even as a newer fan/reader, I was shocked and credit goes to Barber and Zama for pulling it off so perfectly. I knew in that moment that it was meant to be epic, and that would not have happened without their excellent storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Michael Dworkis Apr 22, 2018

    The artwork does well to compliment a feeling of rush, turmoil, impeding chaos. Scene after scene unfolds, and you can feel the progression to a major event approaching. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Apr 20, 2018

    In the end, Optimus Prime #17 is a mammoth issue, full of big changes and massive reveals as Onyx Prime and The Falling prove to be something not to be forgotten any time soon. And while the execution of an issue of this magnitude – and its effect on the state of the universe as a whole – isn't perfect, nor always delivered with the sense of clarity it deserves, the sheer of scope of the story and the effect on the direction of the series as a whole ensures that its still one not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Apr 18, 2018

    The biggest issue facing Optimus Prime is the fact that there is just too much to balance here. Read Full Review

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