Transformers #2

Writer: Brian Ruckley Artist: Angel Hernandez, Ron Joseph Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
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8.2User Rating

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"Your life is yours to shape." These words form the backbone of the Transformers' society. But Cybertronian police officers Chromia and Prowl learn there's a dark underside as they investigate the murder that's caught Bumblebee in a web of lies and secrets.

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 27, 2019

    Angel Hernandez and Cachet Whitman do amazing things with the look and feel of this issue. The art is fantastic and the details in both the characters and backgrounds are beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Mar 29, 2019

    Transformers #2keeps the intrigue of this new era up as Ruckley examines how one murder could be the tipping point in Cybertron's society. While several of the characters seem a little too familiar to their future selves, particularly Megatron, it will still be interesting to see how this time period shapes their decisions once the Cybertronian war breaks out. The artwork from Hernandez and Whitman is quite detailed with vibrant colours from Lafuente and Burcham that makes the issue stand out visually. With Ruckley planting possible seeds for the future war,there's still a lot for new and oldTransformers fans to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Mar 26, 2019

    A murder mystery and a tale of civil unrest forms the basis of this new series of Transformers. And the narrative is a success on both fronts. A clever building of tension is set in a magnificent world created by the large art team. Get in on the ground floor for this series as it's going to get massive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 29, 2019

    A book that proves this brand has grown up just like its original audience. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 26, 2019

    Transformers (2019-) remains accessible to those looking to get into a Transformers comic book series, but some of the momentum generated in its debut is lost here; still, Transformers (2019-)is off to a promising start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Legion - ComicsDude Mar 26, 2019

    The wonders and mysteries of Cybertron continue as new questions mount Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Mar 29, 2019

    Transformers isn't a high octane story but there are some promising developments this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 27, 2019

    Two issues in and there's nothing particularly bad about the new series but it absolutely lacks the quality we came to expect from the previous epic run. There's a political/social awareness that seems to be missing and things are watered down. When first announced, we were told we'd see a Cybertron we have seen before the civil war but in reality we have seen bits and pieces of this and it was done better before. As a fan of what came before due to its intelligence, it's hard to not be disappointed so far with this run. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble May 21, 2019

    Its some interesting philosophical questions asked and a great look at the peace that Cybertron actually enjoyed before the war, but its hampered by some art that just isnt catching my attention. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Mar 26, 2019

    Forgive this issue and its pacing problems, it's a doubleheader that offers some explanations of the new world and re-introduces the characters to the readership. Enough happens here to keep the reader interested, even if it's almost bereft of action. This story feels like it's going to go somewhere, just don't expect it to transform and roll out in anything but its own time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Mar 27, 2019

    Overall, this is an issue that should mostly please Transformers fans, albeit maybe not as much as the debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 2, 2019

    Transformers #2 wraps things up with Megatron‘s speech (the one that was foreshadowed in the last issue). As expected, trouble comes when the rally is interrupted by violence. The perpetrators get away, but their poor aim and the fact that their attack only help bolster Megatron's position and rally against the status quo has to make one wonder just who the attackers were working for. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Apr 3, 2019

    This new Transformers relaunch has left the door wide open to welcome new readers, however, it may have been forced too wide causing a story that is spending a great deal of time setting up an inevitable conclusion. There are pieces here that can possibly lead to something, but the lack of a major narrative hook limits the desire to see that potential fulfilled. Hopefully, the ending of this issue will kick in some much-needed momentum. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    axdn Apr 6, 2019

    The mistery deepens!

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 22, 2019

    Being that I've never been the biggest Transformers fan or followed the lore too closely I can say that this series is easily my favorite take on these characters to date. 

    The issue ironically feels a lot like my previous review, Justice League Odyssey #3 just executed better. The story picks up immediately following the prior issue's cliffhanger. Brainstorm is dead and nothing will ever be the same again, at least that's the impression I'm left with for the setting. 

     The issue can be broken into three parts. The first part covers the murder of Brainstorm and the mystery surrounding his death. The second part of the comic covers the continual development of the relationship between Bumblebee and the ne more

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 31, 2019

    We've got our first murder mystery underway.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 30, 2019

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