Transformers: Halloween Special #1

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Bethany McGuire-Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 29, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Whispers of a disembodied spark howling alone in the desert are floating around
  Cybertron. Whispers of Starscream's loyalty to Megatron's cause are also
floating around. Frustrated and needing some space to clear his head, Starscream
visits the desert and is surprised to actually hear the rumored screams. He follows
the sound and is met with a creature that makes him question what it means to be
a cybernetic being. Starscream faces off with this grotesque experiment in "I Have
No Mouth And I Must Starscream," by Dan Watters (Home Sick Pilots, Lucifer, The Sandman Universe).

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Sep 29, 2021

    Transformers: Halloween Special isbrief but well characterized, and offers a unique little story where you can just explore a character and watch them go on a bite-sized journey. I actually miss when comics did things like this more often, and in the primary titles at that. It's not the first thing I think of when Halloween comes to mind, sure, but you can't say it isn't unique, and very Transformers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Oct 10, 2021

    To say much more about the plot would ruin some of the fantastic surprises, but this haunting work is an unexpected pleasure that is wholly true to the characters herein. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Sep 29, 2021

    The ultimate confrontation of the book feels like it was cut down due to time/space and, as a result, it feels like a few punches were pulled. But the final image is fantastic and it's a decent character piece for Starscream. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Sep 30, 2021

    Dan Watters plot surpasses expectations of a Halloween special to delivery a brief character study of the most self-interested and arrogant Decepitcon, Starscream. While its' over too soon and misses some opportunities, what it delivers is a beautifully illustrated and unique Transformers tale. Read Full Review

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