The Decepticons are beginning to form. Right now things are changing into two very separate sides, and even though everyone is kind of on the same side, you can't trust anyone.
Wow! Author Brian Buckley gives us a really meaty story this issue that, when stripped away to its most basic elements, is a Transformers spy story. One thing that stood out to me this issue-Bumblebee is a dick. Not a rude guy or anything, but he’s that “friend” we all have that gets us in trouble right before they take off and we get caught red-handed. This issue’s superb story is a really clever back and forth between a few handfuls of Transformers as they scramble to find out just who’s side everybody’s on. The answers are very surprising.
We get TWO artists this issue. Transformers mainstay Alex Milne and Angel Hernandez. Both great artists in their own right, but putting them both on this issue was a really great idea. This issue features a lot of talking head panels, but the way these two artists draw, it’s never boring. The only thing that bothered me slightly was that sometimes the Transformer’s faces looked a little too human, but it wasn’t anything extreme and it never took me out of the book at all. One thing I couldn’t help but notice is that Cybertron is given some really interesting landscape here, something that’s also apparent in the other monthly Transformers title. Very fun to look at.
A great issue that loses you in the story and I guarantee you don't lift your head up until you come to the last page.
Transformers #13: Robots Are the Spies
Writing - 8/108/10
Storyline - 9/109/10
Art - 9/109/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 8.5/108.5/10
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