Transformers: Punishment #1 (One-Shot)

Transformers: Punishment #1 (One-Shot)

Writer: John Barber Artist: Livio Ramondelli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

OPTIMUS PRIME RETURNS TO CYBERTON! And someone is killing Decepticons. PRIME teams with WINDBLADE to uncover the identity of the vigilante... but the answers will uncover darker secrets than anyone expected!

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 24, 2015

    This one-shot will probably slip under a lot of people's radars. Unless you pick up everything Transformers related you might not even realize this exists. This is a great story that explores a darker side to war and does so without compromising continuity, but allows for this to be revisited in one or more of the ongoing series. This is an excellent comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 28, 2015

    I've been enjoying The Transformers (Robots in Disguise) since it began its second season and relocated to Earth, however I can't deny that whenever John Barber makes the jump back to Cybertron I'm reminded of how excellently suited he is to the setting. Rife with backstabbing and political unrest, Cybertron is one of the most fascinating elements of the current Transformers landscape and, in Transformers: Punishment, Barber takes the opportunity to explore the remnants of the old Decepticon movement. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Project-Nerd - Paul Jan 25, 2015

    While this book may not be the best place to start for people looking to jump into the current IDW Transformers continuity, it is setup in such a way that they can still enjoy the ride with familiar characters and some beautifully drawn robots and fight scenes. The true strength of this comic is delving into the post war Cybertron civilization to see how hard it is for anyone to give up old grudges and see how bearing witnesses to such conflicts can affect them in the aftermath. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Feb 2, 2015

    Fantastic art, with a socially conscious story full of political intrigue and mystery. It's good to have Barber writing a Cybertron story again, this is a must read for any Transformers fan and well worth the price of admission both in quality and page count.

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