Transformers: Robots In Disguise #50

Writer: John Barber Artist: Andrew Griffith, Casey W. Coller Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

ALL HAIL OPTIMUS-PART 1! Backed by an army of zealous followers, OPTIMUS PRIME declares Earth to be a part of CYBERTRON'S Council of Worlds-and the DECEPTICONS and the people of Earth don't won't take it laying down! The story starts here, but the repercussions will last forever.

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 28, 2016

    The last twenty two issues really pay off here as the Transformers team pull it all together into an exciting and textured new status quo. The war may be heating up, but, in many ways, Transformers #50 is a return to the 'politics as philosophy as warfare' model that's made this series such an engrossing read. This is a great example of an anniversary issue. Though the fighting restricts some of the specificity usually found in this series' dialogue the trade for action, quick and identifiable character work, and dramatic plot progression is more than worth it. John Barber shows his skills as a writer and an editor, delivering a story that advances the characters and the world they live in and Andrew Griffith gets a chance to show what he can really do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Feb 25, 2016

    This anniversary issue expertly begins a new chapter in IDW Transformers saga and will renew the interest in all but the most jaded of fans of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Feb 23, 2016

    Transformers: Robots in Disguise #50 is a issue with a blockbuster feel. The story has just enough depth to engage readers both new and old to the series, and the artwork throughout the issue is a blast. This isn't a series with an overly complex plot or powerful characters, but it's a fun chapter in the franchise and certainly worth any Transformers fan's money. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Feb 24, 2016

    Longtime readers may enjoy this title. Older, established fans may want to stick with the wackyG.I.Joe vs. Transformers, which has considerably fewer issues to catch up on and stays closer to its roots. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Feb 24, 2016

    All in all, this issue was very big. And with that comes all sorts of possible complications. Luckily the few that were present did not ruin the entire story. The writing and coloring had their problems, but overall the rest of the issue was very well done. If you are new to the series, this maybe a difficult starting point, but nothing you cannot workout for yourself. I would recommend the buy if you are curious about the new Transformer mythos. Congratulations John on your 50th issue. I give Transformers #50, 3 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo May 26, 2016

    This is essentially two comics in one, plus it's insightful and action packed, so it is well worth the price of admission. Optimus makes a bold move to stop Galvatron but, for once, he may have gone too far and crossed the line into conqueror status. Don't sleep on Transformers, it's one of the best ongoing series money can buy, and one that's not going to reboot on you immediately now that it has earned a loyal readership. There was a minor mistake in the opening pages where Mindwipe was visible, but he teleports in a couple pages later with Skywarp. Not a big deal, but that should have been an easy fix. I wouldn't call this an ideal jump-on point, it's in the awkward position of wrapping up the previous arc while jump-starting the next on more

  • 7.0
    mseccatore Mar 3, 2016

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