Transformers: Beast Wars #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Josh Burcham Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Celebrating 25 years of Beast Wars! In the future, the planet Cybertron belongs to the scientific-minded Maximals and the action-oriented Predacons! When a crew of Predacons, led by the successor to the Megatron name, steal a golden disk and a ship capable of traveling through time, it's up to Optimus Primal and his Maximal crew - Rattrap, Rhinox, Cheetor, and new character Nyx - to catch them! A brand-new Beast era begins in an oversized first issue by Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Transformers/Ghostbusters) and Josh Burcham (Transformers, Transformers Galaxies), yesssss!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jan 1, 1970

    Transformers: Beast Wars #1perfectly hits the balance between being a reboot of theBeast Wars series and celebrating the series' 25th anniversary, with art and writing that makes it feels like the pilot for a new animated series. Lifelong Beast Wars fans and newcomers to the franchise will want to pick this book up, and I personally can't wait for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Tim Gulics Feb 8, 2021

    The art is different. The story is tweaked, but faithful. It's a pair of nostalgia glasses with your trusty old frames, but shiny new lenses. This makes me very hopeful for what's to come! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Feb 3, 2021

    If I can't have Erik Burnham writing Ghostbusters comics, then this is a great alternative. As a guy who's brand-new to Beast Wars, this was the perfect introduction, while being an awesome and enjoyable read. I'm sure that long time fans will enjoy it just as much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Chiu-Tabet Feb 5, 2021

    A happy anniversary present for Beast Wars fans, yessss... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Benjamin Hall Feb 3, 2021

    A group of Predacons steal the golden disk relic from their home world of Cybertron. It is up to a group of Maximals to stop them. Will they be able to do so, and if so what surprises await along the way? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 3, 2021

    Transformers: Beast Wars #1 is a good introduction to the property. It has me excited to see what's next and has me wanting to go back and watch the animated series. It's fun in many ways. Its focus on the personality of the characters, as opposed to the action, gives it a different voice from other Transformers comics too. It's a celebration of 25 years and has me excited for the next 25. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Feb 3, 2021

    With Burnham's handling of the characters and story and Burcham's artwork,Beast Wars #1 is a great and entertaining introduction to IDW's latest Transformers series. There is enough elements that are familiar for longtime fans with teases for diversions while completely new readers will be interested in this new iteration ofTransformers. It is well worth checking out whether you loveBeast Warsor are fresh to it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Feb 3, 2021

    Just in time for the 25th Anniversary, the fight between Maximals and Predacons begins anew in this stylish debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Feb 3, 2021

    A slow but engaging start to a new series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 3, 2021

    Writer Erik Burnham delivers that, and Josh Burcham's art makes the transition from 3-D to 2-D a graceful one. But it does feel like a missed opportunity to do something a little more transformative (no pun intended) with this property. Read Full Review

  • 10

    Transformers: Beast Wars
    Issue: 1
    “Savage Landing” Part I

    Publisher: @idwpublishing
    Writer: @erikburnham
    Artist: Josh Burcham
    Variant Cover: @dannyschoening & @luis_the_colorist
    Letterer: Jake M. Wood
    Editors: @tomwaltz1 , David Marriotte & Riley Farmer

    IDW Publishing is celebrating 25 years of one of the greatest shows in recent memory, Transformers: Beast Wars. A brand new Beast era begins in this issue! In the future, Cybertron is run by the Maximals and the Predacons. A successor to the Megatron name leads a team of Predacons on a mission to obtain a golden disk full of information from Maximal Command and a ship capable of traveling through time in search for a planet more

  • 9.0
    axdn Feb 3, 2021

    A great and fresh start for this amazing franchise, don't thik twice and give it a chance. !

  • 8.5
    F.T. Wolf Mar 3, 2021

    Beast Wars is back baby! Cue the electric guitar!
    The first issue of this new Beast Wars series is a reboot of the orignal cartoon. It retells the pilot of the old show, yes, but it adds in new characters, new details & some more nuances. It's going to be interesting to see if Burnham will be able to pay off all of the seeds planted in this first issue, both the once he took directly from the show as well as the once he introduced into the story himsel.
    The writing is good, the art might not be everybody's cup of tea though. It's something I think I'll need to get used to.

    Fully Recommended.

  • 8.5
    Micky H Feb 6, 2021

    Not a beast wars fan but I can appreciate its history. I actually REALLY enjoyed this. Im hooked.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Feb 14, 2021

    The story wasnt bad and was a pretty good start. The art was pretty bad though. Way too childish looking for my liking.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Feb 8, 2021

    It's a bit early to tell, but the writing is alright so far. Sounds like this will essentially be a remake that goes it's own way.

    I am a bit puzzled why the characters start out with animal-centric names in this version, but I could buy that the animal names somehow trickle down into our culture from theirs... Or that they're probably speaking Cybertronian anyways and it doesn't matter, lol.

    I can't say I'm a fan of the art, which is a shame because the artist is a big fan and has a history in coloring Beast Wars comics. I just don't like the design and style chosen to depict these characters, it looks blocky and unpleasant.

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  • 7.0
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