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Review: Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #42

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Review: Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #42

“We should’ve known. Being happy: always a sign that somebody was about to die.”
—From Knight Quest: The Quest for the Knights, by Swerve of Helex.

I keep waiting for James Roberts and Alex Milne to create an issue that really lets me down, a story I just don’t care for. Sure didn’t happen this time. Click the jump for a review and preview pages of IDW’s More Than Meets The Eye #42.

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Preview – Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #38

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Preview – Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #38

Journey’s end! Across time, across space, from prewar Messatine to postwar Cybertron – it’s all been heading towards this – the moment when the fate of the Autobots and the Decepticons is sealed. At the heart of it all: three killers, two outcomes… and one terrible, terrible choice. See below for a preview of IDW’s Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #38.

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Review: Transformers – More Than Meets The Eye

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Review: Transformers – More Than Meets The Eye

Skids: We’re on some sort of Quest?

Swerve: Uh-huh. We’ve got to find the 12 fragments of the Primal Key, unlock the Infinity Gate, travel sideways in time, defeat the Agents of Chaos and restore order to the Multiverse.

Skids:…

Swerve: Nah, I’m just messing with you. We’re actually looking for the Knights of Cybertron, a mythical group of supremely powerful do-gooders who left our homeworld 10 million years ago to civilize the galaxy, leaving a trail of breadcrumbs in the form of a star map hidden inside a dead Matrix.

Skids: Yeah…I kinda liked the first one better?

I’m dating myself here, but I’ve been a fan of Transformers since the first cartoon aired in 1984. I started reading the comic books a few years later, and have stuck with it off and on through the first 80 issues, the strange little Generation 2 title in the 90’s, the now-defunct (and never finished) Dreamwave series, and finally to IDW in 2005.  More Than Meets The Eye is one of the latest titles in the decades-long story

The 4 million year war is over, but Cybertron is in ruins. The citizens of the planet who originally fled the war are returning, and they’ve made it clear neither Decepticons nor Autobots are welcome anymore. There are now two choices; stay and try to rebuild the planet, or set off to find the fabled Knights of Cybertron. More Than Meets The Eye follows the group who made the second choice, and I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a Transformers story this much in years.

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