Transformers Monstrosity #1
In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet-but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge… Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTION leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything. Plus–what is the terrible secret of the DINOBOTS?
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Transformers Monstrosity #1 Artists, Writers and More
|(Artist: Livio Ramondelli)
|Tom B. Long
|Chris Metzen, Flint Dille
Transformers Monstrosity #1 Synopsis
Transformers Monstrosity #1 Review
Review Submitted By: Tim Formas
The sequel to Autocracy has arrived, in the form of the 12-part Monstrosity series.
Monstrosity #1 takes place soon after the events of Autocracy and the defeat of Megatron by newly-ascended Optimus Prime. As Monstrosity starts, Optimus Prime has brought together the leaders of Cybertron but struggles to convince them that he is different than the corrupt or dictator-like Primes of the past. The Decepticon forces are in shambles on Cybertron, while their leader, Megatron, is badly damaged and aboard Astrotrain in outer space. Meanwhile, the Dynobots are on a mission of their own.
The co-writing team of Chris Metzen and Flint Dille, also responsible for Autocracy, return for this series. Being the first issue, it does serve as primarily an issue to start setting plot points for the remainder of the series. It is a drastic improvement over that premiere of Autocracy #1, featuring introductions of at least four different plot points. Unfortunately, one of these plot points is in regards to the Dynobots/Dinobots . Stories involving them are typically well-received, but IDW seems to be in Dinobot overkill lately with their heavy inclusion in story lines within Robots in Disguise, Rage of the Dinobots, Beast Hunters, and (to a lesser degree) More Than Meets the Eye. On the plus side, Metzen and Dille have been able to incorporate a character developed outside of the Generation One world into canon. Besides some far too obvious references to the original animated movie, the issue and dialogue in the issue is well written and characters are true to their nature from previous IDW character development.
Livio Ramondelli returns for art duties. Livio’s art continues to be the type that either one loves or hates. He continues to improve on his style and displays of emotion in his art. His use of light and darkness to illustrate a mood is definitely noticeable as well.
Monstrosity is off to a good start. The struggles of Optimus Prime to lead and help Cybertron to recover are front and center. The stage is set for a new threat, while an old threat takes his first step to his inevitable return. As long as the Dynobots don't take front and center, the outlook for the next eleven issues is promising.
Overall Rating: 3.5