Friday, July 11, 2008

Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1 Review

Written by Shane McCarthy
Art by Guido Guidi

The premise of this story is pretty simple. The Decepitcons have won, Optimus Prime is looking pretty dead and Megatron and his followers spend most of this issue killing humans, blowing up cities and wiping out any and all resistence.

My favourite part of this is the fact they've removed the oh so annoying human supporting cast and point of view that has plagued most Transformers comics and television shows. In fact, I was scared we were going to switch over to the human perspective about midway through when they cut to the random F16 pilots chatting, but was pleasantly surprised when it cut right back to the Decepticons and proceeded to show them wipe the pitiful resistence out in the span of a few pages.

My favourite part of this is the fact they've removed the oh so annoying human supporting cast and point of view that has plagued most Transformers comics.  
The issue ended with a cut to Cybertron, showing the Autobot faction in ruins, the few survivors huttled together in an old, destroyed base with Jazz as their leader. He receives a report on the Decepticons' invasion of Earth and can only hang his head in disgust as the scene panes out to show Optimus Prime laying on a slab, his chest completely gutted and looking quite dead, driving home just how total the Decepticon's victory is.

My only complaint with this issue is that, for all the death and destruction caused by the Decepticons, there's very little actual story presented here. We have some great moments with Megatron berating Starscream and the Constructicons', "we come in peace", joke, but that's about it. Decepitcons kill humans for 15 pages with a breif segue to show us a dead Optimus Prime and where the Autobots are and that's it. It's a shocking start that really makes me want to see more, and I believe that was the intent, but it also leaves me with a lot questions and doubts about whether or not their will be any real meat to the content or if there's an actual story justifying the investment in this maxi-series.

Verdict - Check It. If you love Transformers or only vaguely remember them from your childhood, you'll more than likely enjoy this first issue of All Hail Megatron. For the rest of you, there's nothing inherently wrong with this issue, but your enjoyment will most likely vary with your like or dislike of Transformers in general.

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