Short review this week on account of holidays and travel, but I never like to let an issue of this book go by without a mention, because it’s terribly, terribly pretty. See below for a few words and preview pages from Transformers: Till All Are One #6.
While the extended Windblade book was, to me anyway, the story of Windblade coming into power, accepting that she’s not going to make everyone happy with every decision but the decisions have to be made anyway, Till All Are One seems to be the story of how she’s becoming more and more comfortable with that idea. She thinks to herself “People will be mad? Fine. They’ll get over it, and I really don’t have time to explain.”
Unsurprisingly, the more ruthless she gets, the more Starscream likes her.
However, the exact same ruthlessness can be seen in Alita, and Starscream doesn’t like her at all, so his opinion is entirely based on whether or not someone is ruthless the way he wants them to be.
Alita is fascinating though, especially if you remember her from the G1 cartoon. She’s nothing like that. I’m curious to see how the chips are going to fall out after this issue, because betrayal’s high up on her list of “crimes you can be gutted for” but she may not have a choice in the matter, if Windblade gets her way.
As for the art, I don’t have anything new to say that isn’t more jumping up and down about the Pitre-Durocher/Lafuente team. The preview pages below are very nice, but it’s some of the pages later in the issue that really impressed me. Excellent use of shading and shadows, and of course the expressions are excellent.