Stranded on modern-day Cybertron, Ironhide discovers he’s the only functioning life-form on the planet. Oh, except for the Swarm.
Ironhide #2 Covers and Images
Ironhide #2 Release Info
|Series||Transformers Ironhide Comics|
|Release Date||June 2010|
Ironhide #2 Print Data
|Incentive Description||Ironhide #2 features one incentive cover. One copy of the incentive cover was provided for every ten copies ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors.|
|Total # of Covers||3|
Ironhide #2 Artists, Writers and More
|Cover A||(Artist: Marcelo Matere) (Colorist: Priscilla Tramontano)|
|Cover B||(Artist: Casey Coller) (Colorist: Joana Lafuente)|
|Cover RI (Retailer Incentive)||(Artist: Marcelo Matere) (Colorist: Priscilla Tramontano)|
|Editor||Andy Schmidt, Carlos Guzman, Denton J. Tipton|
Ironhide #2 Synopsis
Ironhide #2 Review
Review Submitted By: Tim Formas
Ironhide #2 serves as that often-seen middle issue of a mini-series: We’ve been introduced to the player in the story yet do not know of the resolution. Usually, those issues spin their wheels and don’t provide too much in the way of story progression or excitement. While Ironhide #2 does not provide much story movement, it offers some teasers that will cause some anticipation and plenty of discussion before the release of the next issues.
During the previous issue (Ironhide #1), Ironhide awakes on Cybertron to find that it is desolate and that he appears to be alone. Before he awakes, he was recalling the early days of the war on Cybertron…a time when Cybertron was still vibrant. As Ironhide #2 begins, Ironhide attempts to make sense of his current situation. He still appears to be oblivious to the reason for the current state of Cybertron and to his recent death as featured in Transformers #1.
Ongoing series writer Mike Costa continues authoring duties for the Ironhide mini-series. Much like the first issue, he blends in flashbacks and the present quite nicely. The story tone transitions nicely between flashbacks of vibrant Cybertron and the current devastated Cybertronian landscape. He keeps plenty of mystery within the story, with a scene and cliffhanger that will generate plenty of discussion leading into the release of Ironhide #3 next month. Said scene takes a different approach than that typically seen in Transformers comics and is a refreshing change…as morbid as it may be. My only complaint was that it was a very fast read. I finished and had to flip back just to make sure I didn’t miss any pages.
Casey Coller continues art duties for the series, his final series under a self-imposed retirement. His art, as with the last issue, features the more familiar looks to our favorite Transformers. His art continues to be balanced by Joana Lafuente’s colors, whose colors illustrate the perfect tone for flashbacks and the present.
Ironhide #2 delivers more than you expect from a case of the “middle issue”. While not advancing the story forward much, the issue provides some action and some intriguing mystery. More so than your standard storyline or cliffhanger, Ironhide #2 makes you want to come back next month just to figure out what the heck is going on with Ironhide.
Overall Rating: 4