Transformers #17

Writer: Brian Ruckley Artist: Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

+ Pull List

Megatron is faced with the ultimate decision. He can forge ahead on the path he's started down, or he can take the last chance at doing things by the book. Either way, Cybertron is on the verge of change, and after this, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Feb 25, 2020

    A much-needed improvement from the last issue. This story takes what we know about the Transformers' ability for feelings and turns it on its ear in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 12, 2020

    This issue is a sign that this slow-burn series is about to start firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Feb 15, 2020

    Overall, this issue wasn't as exciting as previous ones. The technical presentation of this issue, between the artwork, coloring, dialogue, and lettering, was excellent. But the events just weren't as interesting as previous issues. I'm not as familiar with 'bots like Lodestar and Lightbright and just didn't become attached to them in so few panels. Their personalities didn't jump out at me through the dialogue and made it difficult to be entirely sympathetic to their plight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Feb 18, 2020

    Impressive visuals and a decent plot are present but individual characters need to grow more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 19, 2020

    Ultimately the challenge with this main Transformers title is the tendency to ignore characters we have known for decades, and instead focus on characters and concepts new readers would be less familiar with. But the series deals with large interesting concepts and seeks to build something new within a world we are familiar with. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Mar 8, 2020

    Things get better, things get worse, the usual for this Transformers' run. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Jun 17, 2020

    This issue is simply excellent, it's a return the the strong character-focused format that I loved so much in runs like the Lost Light. Here we meet Lightbright for the first time and, in just a few pages, I've already fallen in love with her and find myself invested in her friendship with Lodestar and her heroic acts of self-sacrifice.

    As is usually the case on ComicBookRoundup, trust the user average rating over the "critic" ratings.

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 24, 2020

Reviews for the Week of...