Spotlight – Megatron

Spotlight – Megatron

MEGATRON IS BACK! The story takes us back to the last time MEGATRON returned—when he found his DECEPTICON forces in tatters under the control of STARSCREAM. In this never-before-revealed tale, we learn exactly how Megatron reacted… and how Starscream survived!

Spotlight – Megatron Covers and Images

Spotlight – Megatron Release Info

Data related to the release of this issue.
Publisher IDW
Type Comic Book
Series Transformers Spotlight Comics
Release Status Released
Year 2013
Release Date February 2013

Spotlight – Megatron Print Data

Info on the print run and covers for this issue.
Has Exclusive? Yes
Exclusive Description Stadium Comics, based in Brampton, Ontario in Canada, has an exclusive colors by Alex Milne with colors by Josh Perez that can only be bought in-store or through their website. Each copy comes with a certificate of authentification. Additionally, anyone who pre-ordered a copy had the choice of having Alex Milne sign the cover.
Incentive Description Spotlight: Megatron features one incentive cover. One copy of the incentive cover was provided for every ten copies ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors
Total # of Covers 4

Spotlight – Megatron Artists, Writers and More

People that worked on this comic.
Cover A (Artist: Nick Roche) (Colorist: Len O'Grady)
Cover B (Artist: Livio Ramondelli)
Cover RI (Retailer Incentive) (Artist: Clayton Crain)
Stadium Comics Exclusive Cover (Artist: Alex Milne) (Colorist: Josh Perez)
Artist Nick Roche
Colorist Len O'Grady
Letters Shawn Lee
Writer Nick Roche, Thomas Boeing
Editor John Barber

Spotlight – Megatron Synopsis

Spotlight – Megatron Review

Review Submitted By: Tim Formas

Megatron is a constant in IDW’s Transformers universe. We’ve seen his origin, we’ve seen him switch between many molds, and we’ve seen him supposedly die only to return again. Now, Spotlight: Megatron has been released to provide further insight into the Decepticon tyrant.

Spotlight: Megatron takes places entirely on the asteroid that many of the Decepticons found refuge after the events of All Hail Megatron and after the revival of Megatron in his new stealth bomber alt-mode body.

Nick Roche takes on both writing and art duties for this issue. This stand-alone story is narrated by Megatron, who tries to reconcile the dire situation that occurred in the last three years with his millions of years of Decepticon dominance under his leadership. As he attempts to come to grips with recent events, he turns his focus to one Decepticon whom he deems responsible for putting the Decepticons in their current situation. The story itself is fine and well written in terms of dialogue. For those expecting and story of shock and awe that would add more mystery to the mythos, you’ll be disappointed by the Spotlight. While filling in a rather large blank of previous IDW history, no new mysteries are introduced.

Between this spotlight and the recent spotlights on Orion Pax and Thundercracker, IDW seems to be a little reserved when it comes to the Spotlight series. Each of these three covers past events, without apparent impacts on their current situations. Some of the Spotlights, like Spotlight: Megatron are well written but fail to garner the excitement from the two ongoing series in More Than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise.

Overall Rating: 2.5

Spotlight – Megatron Additional Info

Contributors: Tim Formas
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