Transformers #16

Writer: Brian Ruckley Artist: Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Riots rock Cybertron as the delicate balance of peace is fully disrupted. Amidst the anti-Autobot, anti-Decepticon, and anti-Rise actions, can Orion Pax, Chromia, and a Decepticon finally link the deaths of Brainstorm and Rubble to a larger conspiracy?

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Jan 30, 2020

    We have a new letterer on this issue and, although it's sad to see Tom B. Long step away from this project, Wood doesn't let us down. The panels are clean and uncluttered by the speech bubbles, and they allow for easy transitions between speakers. The well-placed sound effects don't add clutter but adequately express the actions in each panel. Overall, it's great to see Wood added to the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jan 29, 2020

    Transformers #16is another good issue from Ruckley as he begins bringing multiple parts of his overarching narrative together while spelling doom for Cybertron. There's a tenseness by the end of the issue that emphasizes how close to collapse Cybertronian society really is right now. The art from McGuire-Smith, Malkova, Burcham and Lafuente provides some of the best imagery in the series so far. Hopefully the next few issues will see more of Orion Pax as he's been put on the sidelines lately, but that seems inevitable with Megatron about to make his big play. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jan 29, 2020

    Another visually pleasing issue as the plot starts to move forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson" Jan 29, 2020

    Everything here is admirable"particularly the retro colors and a couple of genuinely great facial expressions"but it still feels a little inconsistent to anyone who isn't a Transformers superfan. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 30, 2020

    This issue isn't my favorite. I would skip this one and hopefully, the next issue will be an improvement. Read Full Review

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