Written by Brian Ruckley
Art by Sara Pitre-Durocher
Colors by Joana Lafuente
Letters by Tom B Long
The Rundown: Galactic political unrest is the main crux of this issue as Sentinel Prime’s trip back to Cybertron runs into a potentially deadly plot.
The envoy from Cybertron has concluded its business with the Thraal and the Cybertronians are en route back home with a delegation from the planet along for the ride. The Head of Xenorelations Nautica is not particularly anxious to return and even less anxious to spend anymore time with Starscream, who is actively spying on their guests. As she and her bodyguard visit the delegation, Nautica becomes uneasy at the prospect that one of them is missing.
Launching her own investigation, Nautica will discover that the missing Thraal delegate is planning an assassination on board the ship. She and her bodyguard Road Rage will have to think fast if they are going to discover the plot and devise a way to stop it before it’s too late.
The Story: Taking the story away from the planet is an interesting prospect. Unfortunately, the characters in this issue don’t have the level of complexity that the ones on the planet do. I didn’t really find this part of the story compelling and yearned for the story to get back to the conspiracy happening on Cybertron. I wanted to see more of Starscream and if he is involved and what kind of leader Sentinel Prime is. This story never really took off for me and the antagonists motives and plan were less than interesting.
The Art: The art by Sara Pitre-Durocher is fantastic. I really loved all the details in the characters and the backgrounds. A really good looking issue all in all.