Everybody in this issue is has a secret, but at least a few of them end up out in the open, for better or for worse. Click the jump for preview pages and a review of IDW’s Transformers: Till All Are One #3.
Chromia is loyal to Ironhide, for reasons that she’s probably not ready to admit yet (the shipper in me can’t wait for that scene.) So she’s perfectly fine with confronting Windblade if she thinks Windblade is spying on Ironhide. Which Windblade is. But Chromia changes her tune pretty damn quick when she finds out why.
Meanwhile Blast Off is really trying to get through to Onslaught. He’s loyal to the Combaticons, but he knows Onslaught is holding on so flipping hard to his vendetta against Starscream that it’s blinding him to every other thing in existence. I like how Blast Off pointed out that it’s not like Onslaught is fighting some kind of one-bot battle for truth, a lone voice of reason on Cybertron: EVERYONE hates Starscream. Maybe Onslaught could take his quest for vengeance down a notch so he’s not, I don’t know, randomly kidnapping people who might be on the same side.
I also like how Windblade snapped at Chromia for implying that Starscream was threatening her. Yes, Windblade is covering for Chromia’s actions from the original Windblade series. Yes, Windblade is having to spy for for Starscream to keep him quiet. But the idea that he could threaten her sends her into a rage. She’s not giving him that kind of credit. Ever.
And (of course) the art. You guys getting bored by me fangirling all over the art yet? It’s not like I haven’t done it before. But ye gods, the Pitre-Durocher/LaFuente combo is something to behold. The expressions are so awesome, such great G1 lines to everything, every face is amazing. But the colors compliment everything so well, all this shading and points of light and depth. Sigh. I don’t have enough synonyms in my vocabulary, I really don’t. The art’s good, is what I’m saying.
Tune in next month when we find out once and for all if Swindle makes an actual appearance (they mentioned mnemosurgery and I’m wondering if they can get Chromedome back from the Lost Light), find out if Ironhide sees through Blast Off’s game (…if it IS a game…) and maybe watch Windblade punch Starscream in the face. That last one probably won’t happen. But wouldn’t it be satisfying?
Written by Mairghread Scott
Art by Sara Pitre-Durocher
Colors by Joana LaFuente
Letters by Tom B. Long
Editor John Barber
Publisher Ted Adams
Preview images courtesy of IDW.