Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies #1

Writer: Simon Furman Artist: Guido Guidi Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Simon Furman returns! The beloved writer, accompanied by the equally accomplished Guido Guidi and John-Paul Bove, returns to tell a new tale in the original Transformers comic universe, hot off the heels of the successful Transformers '84 #0 one-shot! As the Cybertronian Civil War rages, Decepticon scientist Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticon's victory and subjugation of the planet: an obstacle called... Megatron!

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 16, 2020

    Ladies, gentlemen, today I'm happy to tell you, you CAN do home again. Sometimes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Mar 6, 2021

    Overall, Transformers 84: Secrets & Lies is a fun story that gives the reader some insight into why the Dinobots were buried for so long. The story by Simon Furman is layered and exciting. The art by the creative team gives the reader, the feel of those 1980s comics. Altogether, a story that gives us a ton of character insight and is well worth a trip down memory lane Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 28, 2020

    The timing of the comic's story allows for us to see Jetfire as Decepticon. While it's awkward to think of Dinobots prior to the arrival on Earth (aren't they supposed to be modeled on pre-historic Earth life), there inclusion does allow for another of my favorite characters to be part of the larger story as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jul 19, 2020

    Transformers '84: Secrets and Lies #1is a great start to the miniseres . Furman writes a compelling story that doesn't require much more knowledge ofTransformersor its original Marvel series than what he presents here while the artwork from Guidi and Bove is very captivating. Fans will likely have their interest piqued by Furman's story and should check this out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 16, 2020

    Furman's dialogue doesn't have the same over-the-top flair here that he exhibited in his previous outing, but fans of old school Transformers comics are going to appreciate what the team has done here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jul 17, 2020

    The Transformers '84: Secrets and Lies#1 is a wonderfully illustrated comic, but isn't exactly friendly to new readers. I would only recommend this comic to hardcore Transformers fans. I also suggest that new readers pick up the preceding Transformers '84one shot to further understand the story behind this series. Perhaps in future issues, we will hopefully see more familiar characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Micky H Jul 17, 2020

    Nice nostalgia trip for me to the old marvel 80s/90s comic journey w/furman

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jul 19, 2020

    I'm glad that someone made the decision to include a "writer's commentary" at the end where I can read Simon Furman nerding out on the nuggets of continuity he's included. It's been too long since I've read the 80s Transformers comics, so a lot of his Easter eggs go over my head. I think I'm going to have to track down the Transformers UK collections now, as this seeks to stitch some of the hole between the UK and American Marvel runs.

    I love Guidi's art as always and the Dynobots look cool in their Cybertron forms. The plot isn't particularly memorable, but has introduced some good elements of intrigue that are likely to blossom in the future.

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