Transformers: Beast Wars #9

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Josh Burcham Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

"Thicker Skin". The Predacons begin their hunt for other fallen protoform pods, containing potential reinforcements in their quest to crush the Maximals. But Skold, the Predacon powerhouse, is left behind because she'll slow the mission down, at least according to Terrorsaur. When Skold encounters a pod on her own, it'll be up to her to bring it to the Predacon's side... or put it down for good.

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Oct 27, 2021

    Transformers: Beast Wars #9 is a solid entry when it focuses on its character moments, but the action is inserted in a way that doesn't quite work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Benjamin Hall Oct 26, 2021

    The Maximals and Predacons, two fractions of the Transformers, are beginning a race to acquire allies from falling protoform pods. Whether an ally or an enemy is inside a pod is a mystery. Skold, a Predacon, will have to quickly learn after discovering a pod. Yet, will this pod contain more surprises than the one Skold is expecting? Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Oct 27, 2021

    Not much happens here beyond a long walk and a fight with some robotic wolves. Apropos of nothing, another character lays out certain time travel rules, priming readers for the return of of the fourth-dimensional interlopers watching events unfold, which feels out of place in this particular issue. But if Erik Burcham continue to build of Beast Wars' cast of characters as he does with Skold here, then Transformers: Beast Wars could grow into a compelling ensemble adventure series. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Gizmo Oct 30, 2021

    Awe crap, we're back to the blocky art. This is the long-promised issue dedicated to developing Skold, who had dreams of becoming an artist until... some Maximals were mean to her, apparently. In all honesty, this reads at times as if it is written by a child. Perhaps that is the intent for Skold's character, but it doesn't explain why Dinobot sounds so out of character, "The only reason I can think of is that you're not in a negative environment."

    One last thing, what's with the ironwolves? The original series had some odd additions to the planet in their experiments, but never a random pack of robot wolves; it's just so out-of-place.

  • 9.0
    √úberGinger Aug 5, 2022

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