Transformers Autocracy #10
Autocracy #10 Covers and Images
Autocracy #10 Release Info
|Release Date||May 2012|
Autocracy #10 Print Data
|Total # of Covers||1|
Autocracy #10 Artists, Writers and More
|Cover||(Artist: Livio Ramondelli)|
|Writer||Chris Metzen, Flint Dille|
|Editor||Carlos Guzman, John Barber|
Autocracy #10 Synopsis
Autocracy #10 Review
Review Submitted By: Tim Formas
While the last issue of Autocracy had a completely expected (but nicely written) storyline with Orion Pax taking possession of the Matrix and becoming Optimus Prime, Autocracy #10 turns the mini-series on its head and introduces several new and surprising characters.
In Autocracy #9, Orion Pax struggled for his life after being thrown into a cavernous hole by Megatron but happens upon the Matrix of Leadership. Orion Pax, as expected, becomes Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, the Orion’s crew contemplates their next move while Hot Rod goes off to meet with Megatron. Within Autocracy #10, Hot Rod chooses a side and comes to a realization about his previous actions, while the Orion’s crew heads to Nyon on a whim. What waits for them at Nyon is nothing short of a “best of IDW” reunion.
Co-writers Chris Metzen and Flint Dille pack a ton into these short Autocracy issues, and Autocracy #10 is a perfect example of that. They’ve gone back in IDW-time and have given us backstories for characters who were just put into a story without introduction or for moments that we were just told happened. These introductions, however, just are not thrown in there for the sake of throwing them in. Each introduction, especially the final one of the issue, has meaning and emotion behind it. Metzen and Dille have also nicely set up the last two issues of the mini-series, which looks to be maybe one of the biggest battles we’ve seen in IDW history.
Artist Livio Ramondelli turns in another great performance this issue, with his gritty artwork continuing to fit the story well. The dark tone nicely fits the storyline. Shading is top notch in this issue, as highlighted terrifically in the last panel of the issue.
The Autocracy mini-series, as best illustrated by Autocracy #10, is most similar to the Stormbringer series in that we are getting a glimpse into the way past of Cybertron. We get a look at several characters before they were changed by their time on Earth and we get spectacular character introductions in rather profound moments. Autocracy #10 is a high-water mark in the mini-series, featuring the revelation of a new leader, the introduction of a fan-favorite group, and a shocking conclusion.
Overall Rating: 4.5