The Transformers #3

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Don Figueroa Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 13, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 13, 2010

    There are a few snafus to overcome, but there's no denying IDW's latest Transformers project is one of their strongest. As with G.I. Joe, it's good that there are some quality comics on the market to make fans forget the awful cinematic travesties of 2009. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 18, 2010

    The design on the Transformers is changing again. They usually do when theres a new toy around. Being out of the loop on the latest Transformers toys, I cant tell whats happening. However, I will say that I hate how Figueroa draws the Transformerss faces. I get it that hes basing their designs on the films, but it just makes the characters look ugly and less relatable. Another problem is the lack of real inking. I wish they would hire a real inker to strengthen the lines on the page. Relying only on pencils and posterized line art is not a replacement for proper inking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Jan 21, 2010

    Solid issue, just pales in comparison to the earlier earth crushers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 19, 2010

    Ultimately, though, it's Don Figueroa's above-average treatment of the subject matter that makes the series worth buying at all. The bold lines and colouring recall the look of the animated series, while Figueroa himself manages to squeeze expression out of even the most confusing designs. Nostalgists will enjoy seeing his depiction of the characters regardless of context, and as an Ultra Magnus fan, this issue makes me particularly happy. It's rare I buy a book purely for the art, but this is one where the art is certainly more of a draw than the writing. The Transformers have seldom looked this good; It's just a shame the plot doesn't match up to the visuals. Read Full Review

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