Transformers Autocracy #5
Autocracy #5 Covers and Images
Autocracy #5 Release Info
|Release Date||March 2012|
Autocracy #5 Print Data
|Total # of Covers||1|
Autocracy #5 Artists, Writers and More
|Cover||(Artist: Livio Ramondelli)|
|Writer||Chris Metzen, Flint Dille|
|Editor||Carlos Guzman, John Barber|
Autocracy #5 Synopsis
Autocracy #5 Review
Review Submitted By: Tim Formas
When a limited series reaches the mid-point of its run, one would expect that the seeds of the final climax are starting to be sown. Autocracy #5 sows those seeds.
Autocracy #4 featured Orion Pax meeting with Megatron following an ambush on the outskirts of Kaon. Following Megatron’s attempt to convince Orion that they are similar in their concerns about the Cybertronian government, Orion and his crew escape Kaon. Upon their return, Zeta Prime chides Orion Pax for their failure to capture the renegade Soundwave. As Autocracy #4 winds down, Zeta Prime reports that the mystery bomber from earlier in the series has been identified and commands Orion Pax and his crew to take down Hot Rod. Autocracy #5 starts with the hunt for Hot Rod underway. The finding of Hot Rod relatively quickly is not the end, however, as Hot Rod leads Orion to learn the truth about Zeta Prime and his government and why much of Nyon rebels against the government.
Co-writers Chris Metzen and Flint Dille kick off the building game in this issue, constructing their ultimate progression towards a climax. We all know the ultimate resolution that plays out beyond this series, but this issue is the turning point for Orion Pax into the Autobot we’ll know as Optimus Prime. The two writers has blended a nice little story here, that kicks off with action, moves into magical (with a tie-in to More Than Meets the Eye!), and follows with the big revelation to Orion Pax.
Livio Ramondelli’s art continues to shine in this series and his last panel is nothing but outstanding. If scenes from the next issue feature more of that action, Autocracy #6 will be mind-blowing.
Autocracy #5 changes things. Whereas the first four issues were in place to establish Orion Pax’s current status in the Cybertronian government, Autocracy #5 works to establish the foundation for the rise of Optimus Prime. Heroes all have their moments, and we’re about to see one of those great moments in time.
Overall Rating: 4