Title: Transformers (2019-) #2
Words: Brian Ruckley
Art: Angel Hernandez & Cachet Whitman
Colors: Joana Lafuente
Published: March 27, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: “Your life is yours to shape.” These words form the backbone of the Transformers’ society. But Cybertronian police officers Chromia and Prowl learn there’s a dark underside as they investigate the murder that’s caught Bumblebee in a web of lies and secrets.
The Transformers (2019-) debut offered new readers an accessible jumping-on point by introducing them to Cybertron, its inhabitants, and its conflicts; this introduction continues in Transformers (2019-) #2, and although excitement is being promised, this series continues its slow burn.
Writer Brian Ruckley continues to sell the series and the world of Transformers to readers, showing them aspects that make Cybertron both beautiful and worth fighting for. A murder, as well as a developing uprising, adds to the story’s intensity and intrigue, but as of yet, none of the promised action has come to fruition. Some momentum is lost in this issue, but I am confident that it will be reclaimed once the ball gets rolling and this series takes off.
Artists Angel Hernandez, Cachet Whitman, and Joana Lafuente, continue to produce impressive work, but I am eager to what they are able to do in an action-heavy issue.
The Bottom Line
Transformers (2019-) remains accessible to those looking to get into a Transformers comic book series, but some of the momentum generated in its debut is lost here; still, Transformers (2019-) is off to a promising start.