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review 2018-01-29 22:41
Optimus Prime #15 - John Barber,Kei Zama

Continues to be beautifully illustrated, colored, and written.   Just astounded at the level this series has reached. 


Onyx Prime comes to Cybertron, although not alone.   The look on Alpha Trion's face when he realized that...


Shit is going down next month. 

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review 2018-01-29 20:56
Dinobots! The Dinobots!
Optimus Prime #14 - John Barber,Livio Ramondelli

But, y'know, not Grimlock, who's still on the W.A.P.   Still, he's going to be coming back in Lost Light. 


Optimus finds out about the new generation of Cybertronians, and tracks them down, fighting the Dinobots, and some surprise guests who are protecting the protoforms - think Cybertronian newborns.   And I couldn't believe who took charge as their father!


Still, this was just awe inspiring: all the revelations, everything coming together like this.   So glad I finally caved and am subscribing to it: very much worth the cover price every month!

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review 2018-01-29 20:52
That Botanica reference!
Optimus Prime #13 - John Barber,Livio Ramondelli

Also, I guess Bee doesn't turn into Goldbug, and they are separate bots?   Really different ways of going about things, but Ramondelli's art is some of the best I've seen in the TF universe.   Lovely, just lovely!


Prowl saves some 'forgotten' Autobots, and maybe plots against Optimus.   And those bots?   I'm sure something huge is coming for them, but I'm not sure what. 

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review 2018-01-27 23:48
Optimus Prime #12 - John Barber,Kei Zama

I've been so stressed I haven't done much homework the past couple days.  I got my small assignment - a site visit proposal - done and it's due February 4th.   I got my open book quiz that's due on the 30th done today.  I still have one small assignment due on the 30th, but it's pretty much 'run these programs, and write down what you still don't understand, and send that to me.'  


It's going to take me two hours tops, isn't due until Tuesday and is literally the only work I have due this week.   Yay!  


I'm going to read comics for the rest of the night, and do my assignment tomorrow.  I'll read in the morning, due the assignment after work, then read more for me.   But I'm a nervous wreck and need to read. 


That being said, YES, Optimus Prime was just what I needed.  Barber's work continues to get more and more nuanced, and I'm loving how everyone is questioning what Prime is, and if he's really just a normal bot who's extraordinary - or if being a Prime actually means they should all deify him.   


Meanwhile, guns are being sold - Cybertronian tech.   And Jazz is missing.   His response to Prime not being there is just astounding; his finding out that the colonists were looking for him and not the guns, and that Prime hadn't sent them, just shocked me.   And yet, it all makes sense. I can't say I'd react any differently if I were him, in fact.  


Just a beautiful story.   I wasn't that into the art at the beginning, but I'm coming to really love the muted color tones, and how it matches up with the story perfectly. 


I might be up for a reread of this, if anyone else wants?

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review 2017-12-24 22:14
Barber keeps getting better and better
Optimus Prime #11 - John Barber,Kei Zama

Love, love, love this book!   One of my favorite artists, from Till All Are One, takes the reigns on this little tale.   It's about what others do while Prime is on Cybertron, trying to make peace with the humans.    When there's an explosion and no one can hear anything from Cybertron - including Soundwave - then Aileron has to lead those left on Earth to find Jazz, even as they wonder why they wouldn't try to get the Cybertronian weapons away from humans as a first priority.   


It's deep, it's amazing character development, and I'm just absolutely loving this series.   

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