Optimus Prime #4

Writer: John Barber Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
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6.0User Rating

NEW CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime struggles to unite the Junkions, Cybertronians, and humans-but will diplomacy be scuttled when the Junkion's secret comes out?

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Feb 23, 2017

    Barber's deconstruction of Optimus' character and the path he's taking could be problematic for some, but I think it's a refreshing change of pace and one that doesn't really go against Optimus' core values as he seeks freedom and safety for all. How he's going about that goal in this new setting, however, is a different story entirely and one he could be learning a hard lesson in. Either way, Barber's got a great handle on the Transformers in Optimus Prime. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 23, 2017

    It's a shame too, because the first three issue of the series, while undeniably dense and rapidly paced, still took at least a bit of time to let some of the storylines breathe a little. That isn't the case here, sadly, with each intertwining subplot meaning less and less as the unrelenting barrage of exposition and Hasbroverse interconnectivity becomes almost too much to bear. It's doubly disappointing because there are some aspects of the series – the street-level crime story set four million years ago on Cybertron, for instance – that really work, but there's just no getting away from the fact that the overall execution and structure is really starting to drag this series down. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 22, 2017

    As for the story, it's overloaded with shared universe material that I have to wonder why they even bothered calling it Optimus Prime. The pacing was choppy, exposition ran rampant from beginning to end, and even though this series is four issues new, it felt like an issue of a series two years in its story. All this and the coloring still was the worst thing about the issue. Read Full Review

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