Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #20
NOWHERE TO RUN! The end is nigh for the surviving members of the Lost Light crew, as enemies old and new move in for the kill. But on the fringes of known space, an ancient visionary is about to eliminate the Cybertronian race with a wave of his hand.
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #20 Covers and Images
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #20 Release Info
|Series||Transformers More Than Meets The Eye|
|Release Date||August 2013|
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #20 Print Data
|Incentive Description||More Than Meets the Eye #20 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|
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #20 Artists, Writers and More
|Cover A||(Artist: Alex Milne) (Colorist: Josh Perez)|
|Cover B||(Artist: Nick Roche) (Colorist: Joana Lafuente )|
|Cover RI (Retailer Incentive)||(Artist: Phil Jimenez) (Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr.)|
|Artist||Alex Milne, Brian Shearer|
|Colorist||John-Paul Bove, Josh Burcham|
|Letters||Tom B. Long|
|Editor||John Barber, Kevin Smead|
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #20 Synopsis
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #20 Review
Review Submitted By: Tim Formas
After 19 issues and an annual, James Roberts has provided us with mysteries surrounding many of the characters featured in More Than Meets the Eye. As we approach the end of the first mega-arc in the series, Roberts starts to unveil answers to these mysteries and explain how they tie into the greater story.
Last issue, Minimus Ambus explains to Rodimus and the other jailed Lost Light members on Luna 1 the history of the Ultra Magnus armor and the purpose behind it. Meanwhile, Skids’ mysterious past became a little clearer when his former partner, Getaway, was added to the prison cell. Elsewhere on Luna 1, Cyclonus and Whirl found the Circle of Light imprisoned, freed them, and together prepared to face an army of Tyrest’s Legislators. Pharma, meanwhile, accepted Ratchet’s challenge of who can fix an injury faster but surprises Ratchet by vertically bisecting Ambulon. As the issue ends, Minimus Ambus demands answers from Tyrest and discovers that Tyrest is developing a kill switch that will eradicate any “constructed cold” Transformers as part of his belief that it will atone for his actions in creating them in the first place and allow him to access the Knights of Cybertron. Although Ambus insists he will not let Tyrest succeed, Tyrest has a Legislator crush Minimus’ head into powder.
As we pick up in More Than Meets the Eye #20, Getaway and the jailed inhabitants of the Lost Light discuss his past with Skids and how it ties into the current predicament with Tyrest. Meanwhile, Ratchet works feverishly to repair Ambulon and find a way out of his situation. Cyclonus, Whirl, Dai Atlas, and the Circle of Light wage battle against Star Saber and the Legislators. As Rodimus and the imprisoned crew work to find their way out of the cell, it leads up to a confrontation that sets the final stage of the Remain in the Light story.
Time after time, James Roberts amazes us and this issue is absolutely no different. The issue starts off with quite a bit of dialogue that fills in gaps in the story leading up to the current situation. Once those mysteries are resolved, the action begins and doesn’t let up. Ratchet’s story is full of sorrow, regret, and heroics. The battle with Star Saber and the Legislators results in a big confrontation and an apparent final resolution for at least one character. Within the final few pages, James sets the stage with an event that begins to tie all of the stories together from the pages of More Than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise. The issue concludes with in one of the most dramatic ways within the pages of a Transformers comic yet…
Alex Milne continues on art, with inks by Brian Shearer. Josh Burcham is back on colors, assisted by Regeneration One colorist John-Paul Bove. The art has the opportunity to shine, as the back half of the book features the characters in action/battle/war . This allows for more dynamic shots featuring scenes that include many characters within each panel. The colors make the lines/ink pop and bring the action to life.
September will be a tough month. For almost two years, we’ve been on the non-stop adventure that is More Than Meets the Eye. The team behind the series has taken a roster filled with B-List characters and made us love them. Like family, we’ve been concerned with their well-being after close calls issues and issue. Our first mega-arc in the series concludes next month with an uncertain future. Will the series continue to feature our new heroes or are we in for a shake-up? Will all even make it out alive? To be determined...
Overall Rating: 5