You know that sinking feeling you get when you witness the destruction of an entire planet? Rodimus and company are about to feel that. Hardcore.
Before I begin this review, I’d like to give a shout out to Mairghread Scott and the recent cancellation of Transformers: Til All Are One. It was great book which featured a wonderful look at life on Cybertron. It started slow but had some very memorable issues and set up plot lines which shouldn’t be abandoned but should expanded on. Now onto the review of another intense Transformers comic.
The issue finishes up the recent story of a small team in another dimension where the Functionalists were never taken down. As Brainstorm finds a way to bring everyone home, it becomes a race against time to take down the bad guys but not get trapped in another dimension in the process. Writer James Roberts finds a way to mix the action and tension together with a dash of comedy to lighten the mood at just the right moment. This is employed thanks to Rodimus who finds ways to be humorous despite the carnage going around around him.
The main draw of this issue is a major change for Megatron. There will be no spoilers here, but if you are a fan of the character and have been enjoying the new direction they have been going with him, then you can’t afford to miss this issue. Of course given how tight the story telling can be, skipping an issue of this series is never recommended.
The art team of Jack Lawrence on art and Joana Lafuente on colors produces some very memorable pages. One of the most impressive involves the alternate universe Rung, trying a last ditch effort to save the day in an incredible memorable splash page. Also, the detail work showcasing the damage characters take in the course of the battle are particularly impressive.
Transformers: Lost Light #6 serves as a must for Megatron fans and reminds us all of the fun you can have with these characters. When it comes to this series, the perfect mix of action, drama, and comedy with the right art always delivers a phenomenal issue. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go mourn the passing of Transformers: Til All Are One, a comic taking too soon from the fans.