Transformers: Escape #1

Writer: Brian Ruckley Artist: Bethany McGuire-Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 30, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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World War spills into this all-new limited series! As Cybertron descends into a state of war, countless civilians-unaligned with the Autobots, Decepticons, or any faction-are caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, a solution may be coming... Wheeljack, Hound, and some of Cybertron's greatest (and most infamous) scientists seek to reactivate the Ark program and evacuate the planet with huge spaceships. On the verge of war, will their efforts be enough to escape?

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 30, 2020

    Artist Beth McGuire-Smith does solid work establishing the bully mentality of the Decepticons with clever perspectives and subtle nods of them operating in the shadows. The action sequences were crisp and easy to follow with interesting alt modes for some familiar characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 30, 2020

    Transformers: Escape #1 setups an interesting story, while taking some time to get a bit philosophical with its title characters. If you have either read the previous stories this series spins off of, or dont mind not having all the details, this book is an enjoyable beginning for a new tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 30, 2020

    Transformers: Escape #1 isn't bad in any way. If you're reading the main series, you'll want to get this. But, it feels like a missed opportunity. We get characters on the run from war, unwilling to stand and fight. They also don't in any way come off as heroic by hatching a plan to get innocents to safety. They're saving themselves as much. But, that's emphasized by those that are doing exactly that and that may be the point of it all? The first issue doesn't quite hook the reader but it's possible it's done what I dislike on purpose to deliver some growth as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Dec 31, 2020

    The good new is, there's a lot to sink your teeth into. The bad news is, it's pretty boring. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jenna Anderson Dec 30, 2020

    This won't do anything substantial to court new fans of the comic franchise, but it will get the job done for returning readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Jan 17, 2021

    I like that we've brought back the bots from the Valentine's Day Special back into the fold, it makes a lot of sense considering that this issue focuses on relations with organic species. I like the reflection on how the Transformers interpret thing differently because of their extreme longevity. But, in the end, do we really need another series? I'm guess this series will focus on off-world adventures, so maybe it will turn out to be worthwhile.

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