Transformers Autocracy #2
Autocracy #2 Covers and Images
Autocracy #2 Release Info
|Release Date||February 2012|
Autocracy #2 Print Data
|Total # of Covers||1|
Autocracy #2 Artists, Writers and More
|Cover||(Artist: Livio Ramondelli)|
|Writer||Chris Metzen, Flint Dille|
|Editor||Carlos Guzman, John Barber|
Autocracy #2 Synopsis
Autocracy #2 Review
Review Submitted By: Tim Formas
Like with the other release this week (Infestation 2 Transformers #1), Autocracy #2 takes us to an era of the past. Unlike the Infestation 2 cross-over, Autocracy #2 continues to take place in the distant past of Cybertron instead of the Earth’s past.
In Autocracy #1, it was revealed that Orion Pax and his crew of Autobot soldiers are working for the Cybertronian government lead by Zeta Prime. They are entering Nyon, in order to take on a mission. The inhabitants of Nyon, once a thriving city, feel as if the government has failed them. During the mission, Orion Pax captures the Decepticon Swindle. After being taken captive, Swindle goads Orion into punching him and drawing his loaded weapon at point-blank range. Meanwhile, the inhabitants of Nyon are seeing Orion, a servant of the government, committing a violent act against a captive, unarmed Swindle. As Bumblebee stops Orion Pax, a bomb explodes nearby. No Autobots or Swindle are harmed and roll out back to pace, while Laserbeak looks on in the shadows.
As Autocracy #2 begins, Zeta Prime takes center stage as he speaks to the restricted security session at The Citadel in Iacon. With this digital comic being so short, I don’t want to give away too much in the review. However, this issue perfectly illustrates just how corrupt the Cybertronian government is and how the Decepticons truly started to gain power and support on Cybertron. Autocracy #2 also features the emotional struggle that Orion Pax faces as he focuses on doing the right thing.
Chris Metzen and Flint Dille perfectly capture the essence of corruption in Zeta Prime’s speech to the senate, the character of a certain Decepticon who attends the Senate meeting, and the struggle that Orion faces while supporting a corrupt regime. They’ve also now placed powerful cliffhangers at the end of each issue thus far, creating anticipation for the next issue. Livio Ramondelli brings his usual art style to the issue. His style, in this reviewer’s opinion, matches the dark mood of story well.
Given the price of this digital comic and the effort put into the storyline for each abbreviated issue thus far, it’s a no brainer to pick up this issue online or through your favorite applicable app. Give an app a try and pick it up upon its release!
Overall Rating: 4