Transformers: Shattered Glass #1

Writer: Danny Lore Artist: Guido Guidi Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Shattered Glass isn't your average Transformers tale... "Shards" is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #1, many kilocycles after the Cybertronian War has destroyed Earth, Blurr, an evil Autobot Seeker, hunts his newest bounty who holds a piece of information that could reignite the war.

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Aug 25, 2021

    Every panel of this book just sings with action, color and motion. The limited cast allows us to focus on characterization and what begins as a study of Blurr is clearly simply a feint as the issue showcases how deadly Starscream is in any reality. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Aug 25, 2021

    Issue 1 of Transformers: Shattered Glass is a tour de force of comic book creation. With a very clear voice and explosive art, "Shards" is sure to be one hell of a 5-parter. If you see this book on the shelf, you better be leaving with it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Aug 25, 2021

    With some fun writing, great characterization, interesting designs and overall solid art, this feels like the start to something truly great. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 30, 2021

    The ol' double-reverse evil universe trick always gets me, and this issue's focus on one of my favorite Autobots is a really solid tale of double-dealing, double-crossing and fast talk. Top-notch stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 25, 2021

    Shattered Glass kicks off strong with an engaging opening act that shows the potential in this series with its distorted reflection of the Autobot/Decepticon war. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Aug 24, 2021

    Jumping into a Transformers title can be difficult given the ongoing storylines and multiple books. However, Danny Lore's Transformers Shattered Glass is accessible for new readers and a rewarding twist for fans. This first issue introduces the world and provides readers the ability to cheer on Starscream. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Aug 27, 2021

    Transformers: Shattered Glass #1gives the concept a new yet familiar feeling. Lore does a nice job ingratiating himself into theTransformersfranchise and gives each character a unique voice and moves the story along at a nice pace, even with the exposition for how Cybertron and its characters got to where it is now. The combined artwork from Guidi and Bove creates a very vibrant issue that has some fun with how drastic the characters look and act. As tired as the alternate universe trope can sometimes be in franchises, this is definitely something Transformers fans should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 25, 2021

    The issue may not end the way readers expect either, which only digs this fun new spin on a tried and true franchise's hooks in even further. Read Full Review

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