Optimus Prime #9

Optimus Prime #9

Writer: John Barber Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
9.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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THE LIFE OF SIDESWIPE! A Junkion machine finally gives long-injured Sideswipe a new lease on life! But when his brother goes missing, Sideswipe and Arcee return to Cybertron-and nothing will be the same between them ever again.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - J.P. Harvey Jul 12, 2017

    You're not going to find any wisecracks or megaton explosions here like you would in the Michael Bay films, and IDW should strive for this level of quality in all their titles. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Dave MacPhail Jul 15, 2017

    In the end this is a fantastic book for both old and new readers and even as a standalone tale holds significant value in the continuity. Transformers comics are fast becoming the standard-bearer for quality art work and intelligent storytelling and this issue is no exception to that rule. There is so much more I would say but it would start to creep into spoiler territory, if you have a spot free in your pull list this week then this should definitely be a contender. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 12, 2017

    Once again, Transformers has explored a real world topic in a way that you rarely see in comics and provides a touching comic honoring a character that has been around for decades. Like so many issues before, Transformers: Optimus Prime #9 once again shows why these characters are more than meets the eye. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jul 13, 2017

    ArtworkThe art work by Kei Zama with Josh Burcham on colors helps create a gritty environment which is perfect where it needs to be. It helps to give the audience and Sideswipe the illusion of Cybertron being as bad as Sideswipe remembered. Also, points for the reference back to Transformers: Robots In Disguise as Sideswipe revives in the same way Wheeljack did by landing on his head as he comes out of the restoration tank. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 11, 2017

    Easily one of the best single issues of a Transformers comic that I've read for quite some time, and that's even before the gut-punch of a finale. Barber and Zama deserve all the credit in the world for putting this one together, and as an example of just how far IDW's Transformers property has evolved beyond its “giant robots shooting each other” roots, you need look no further than this latest issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 13, 2017

    "Optimus Prime" #9 is a haunting look at what could have been for the emotionally devastated Earth-based Transformers team. Read Full Review

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