Transformers #5

Writer: Brian Ruckley Artist: Angel Hernandez, Cachet Whitman Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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A brand new era of Transformers! The investigation into the mystery of Cybertron's first murder continues! Windblade closes in on answers, Rubble finds a job that suits him, and Bumblebee... well, Bumblebee has a secret that could lead to chaos. A cosmic epic of grand scale, presented by Star Trek/Green Lantern and Injustice 2 artist Angel Hernandez! Plus awesome action by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Revolutionaries artist Ron Joseph!

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn May 17, 2019

    Overall, this issue resolves little to any of the plot. There's more complexity added to the murder investigation, but it does reveal, at least partially, what Bumbleebee has been doing in his spare time. This issue does leave off on a cliffhanger, and, overall, leaves the readers with a lot more questions than answers. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, I'm looking forward to the next few issues in this new Transformers series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Hiers May 17, 2019

    Overall, this issue resolves little to any of the plot. There's more complexity added to the murder investigation, but it does reveal, at least partially, what Bumbleebee has been doing in his spare time. This issue does leave off on a cliffhanger, and, overall, leaves the readers with a lot more questions than answers. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, I'm looking forward to the next few issues in this new Transformers series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 15, 2019

    Transformers #5 is absolutely an improvement on the series moving the murder mystery forward and adding more political intrigue. Still, the issue's pacing and narrative structure works against it creating an experience that again falls short of what was and what could be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon May 20, 2019

    Transformers #5 is finally picking up, both in terms of art and story. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 15, 2019

    The art was great throughout the issue, but the only real action came towards the end. There were too many pages of characters just standing or walking to showcase the character designs and not enough action or movement to be visually interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church May 19, 2019

    While Transformers #5 is an improvement over the last couple issues, it is still hindered by some abrupt scene endings with information that doesn't get picked up again. The story moves in the right direction though with some interesting character developments, particularly with Bumblebee, that is helped by the good artwork from Hernandez, Malkova and Pitre-Durocher. Ruckley is still playing the long game, but now there's a bit more weight behind the brewing situation for all the bots and it is intriguing to think of where it can go from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 20, 2019

    "Transformers" #5 is slow-paced but the cliffhanger hides a surprising final twist. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 15, 2019

    The plot doesn't advance forward as much as it could, but we get some interesting moments that expand on Cybertron as an overall world, as well as a look at how complicated situations in it can get. Read Full Review

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