Optimus Prime #21

Writer: John Barber Artist: Sara Pitre-Durocher Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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"The Falling," Part 6. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime make a last, desperate bid to return to the real world as Shockwave teams up with the Autobots! Can Optimus stop what's coming, or has he played right into the hands of the ultimate destroyer?

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 22, 2018

    The Falling storyline wrapped up the Optimus Prime story with great twists and shocks. Tying this story into multiple past issues really cemented the importance of this arc to the continuity.   Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 18, 2018

    The comic wraps things up but does feel a bit condensed and rushed in some ways. If you've been reading the series you'll be happy, this is not a spot to start for new readers though. Still, for those who have read this series for a long time, it really does feel like a good pay off. The end game is coming and this is a transition for that. Here's hoping the next big arc goes out with the bang I was expecting for this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Jul 19, 2018

    Theres no doubt that this issue holds a spark of brilliance in its pages. We still have those familiar character-defining moments, full-scale conflict and the inner turmoil of the characters we love, ensuring that the best points of Barbers work is still captured here. But the sudden, cluttered and anticlimactic ending where everything is so quickly (and uncomfortably neatly) tied up provides a slightly unsatisfying conclusion to an arc that has promised, and for the most part delivered, so much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jul 26, 2018

    Optimus Prime #21 is still a good issue, but some things could have been clearer both in the story and in the art. The focus on Pyra's perspective was a nice examination of her character, especially since it revolves around a largely negative opinion on Optimus Prime. Shockwave is still a master manipulator and it will be interesting to see how the series plays into Unicron. Read Full Review

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