Transformers: Unicron #1

Writer: James Roberts Artist: Alex Milne Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The end is nigh! The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade's homeworld-but that's just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)... and it's starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz Jul 11, 2018

    With a great story, beautiful artwork (from Alex Milne) and several amazing alternate covers (including my favorite, an homage to the 80's movie poster), this issue has it all! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 14, 2018

    I believe the Unicron issues will be mostly action pieces while the Optimus Prime and Lost Light issues will focus more on character moment.  Of course, since this is the end, the body count is rising with each issue, but the characters aren't going out like punks so I say bring it on. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 11, 2018

    This is the beginning of an epic. One that feels like a desperate battle, one you don't know who will survive and how it'll end. For an epic story, IDW and its team have brought so much together to throw it in a pot delivering more than enough for fans to be excited about. As much as I have fond memories of the original animated film, this first issue feels like it's attempting to recreate that magic (and we even have a sacrifice already!) and by issue's end, it's pretty damn close. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jul 17, 2018

    Transformers: Unicron #1is a great start to IDW's bigTransformersevent with stellar art and some interesting examination of Optimus Prime's beliefs. ManyTransformersfans should enjoy Barber's introduction to the biggest bad the franchise has. Hopefully this event will be a worthy conclusion to this iteration of IDW'sTransformers comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 11, 2018

    Transformers: Unicron #1 is an exciting and energetic read that focuses on the battle against Unicron; at times the book feels weighed-down and, perhaps, cluttered, but it is worth reading nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 11, 2018

    Despite its compelling premise, Transformers: Unicron #1 doesn't live up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 12, 2018

    "Transformers: Unicron" #1 is a dull debut lacking focus and personality an event comic needs. Read Full Review

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