ROM vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1

ROM vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1

Writer: John Barber, Christos Gage Artist: Alex Milne Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
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Meet the universe's only Cybertronian Solstar Knight! Hundreds of years ago, Rom discovered Stardrive, the sole survivor of a doomed space probe. Stardrive committed herself to protecting the galaxy from the Dire Wraiths... but when the Decepticon called Starscream makes a deadly deal, Rom and the Transformers are forced into a collision course... with Stardrive caught between two worlds!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - J.P. Harvey Jul 20, 2017

    Some aspects of the IDW/Hasbroverse, like G.I. JOE, seem forced and trite in combination with the Transformers but Rom The Space Knight and his world are a far better fit for the "Robots In Disguise". Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Jul 18, 2017

    A 2017 must read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - RobF Jul 27, 2017

    I enjoyed this issue much more than I thought. Rom and the Transformers on paper seem like a natural combination but in the hands of Gage, Barber and Miline you have a bonafide hit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 21, 2017

    "Rom Vs Transformers: Shining Armor" #1 is the first bold example to make an argument for the existence of IDW's shared Hasbro Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Jul 24, 2017

    Wow, this is just great storytelling, straight up. I was thinking of skipping this series given how craptacular Revolution and Revolutionaries has been, but I have to give a big thanks to ComicBookRoundup for cultivating the positive reviews that convinced me otherwise. If you are a fan of other Transformers comics that IDW has been putting out over the years, then I highly recommend checking this issue out. It fits in nicely with the established Transformers continuity and you don't have to be a Rom fan to figure out what is going on and buy that they've always been hanging out there in the outskirts of the Transformers universe. In fact, I don't even think you need to be reading Transformers either to get into this, the exposition and setup lend themselves very effectively to new readers. I don't have any hangups recommending that any comic reader who enjoys sci-fi space opera give this issue a shot. This new Character, Stardrive, is promising to be a great character. I'm impressed with how three dimensional she already is considering she was just introduced in this issue for the first time ever as far as I know. I'm looking forward to the next issue, I wonder how many issues this series will go for.

  • 10
    Harry Lama Jul 21, 2017

  • 9.5
    mseccatore Jul 19, 2017

  • 9.0
    Tex8285 Oct 11, 2017

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