Optimus Prime #5

Optimus Prime #5

Writer: John Barber Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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NEW CYBERTRON! It's battleground: Earth once more, as the uneasy peace between Optimus' forces, the Junkions, and G.I. Joe collapses amidst betrayals and subterfuge. Will Optimus Prime and Pyra Magna be able to put aside their differences-or is war really the only way forward?

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Mar 21, 2017

    After a bit of a wobble, it looks like IDWs Optimus Prime series is well and truly back on track here with a far more focused approach and some great character-based moments along the way. Quite whether this first arc will be able to resolve itself satisfactorily in just one more issue remains to be seen, but for a series with so much potential, itd be a crime not to at least check back in and find out. See you all next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Mar 24, 2017

    Optimus Prime #5 is a good read that has wall-to-wall action, yet Barber manages to instil some interesting story and character developments within the space of the action. Zama's art is good, particularly his ability to give some face-plated robots expressions, but a couple of his action panels seem to have too much going on. It's still a good issue though that raises the stakes not just for how the battle will turn out, but for how far down Optimus Prime may go. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jun 7, 2017

    The Sharkticons spread all the way from the Alps to Mexico city? Other than that, I think the series is getting back on track. This issue was much more interesting and not just because of the action. I love Soundwave's ditch effort against the Sharkticons: quoting from Megatron's autobiography, Towards Peace. If IDW ever feels inclined to publish Towards Peace in its entirety, I would totally buy that. Just putting that out there *hint hint*.

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Mar 23, 2017

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