Written by Brian Ruckley
Art by Angel Hernandez, Andrew Griffith and Anna Malkova
Colors by Joana Lafuente and Josh Burcham
Letters by Tom B Long
The Rundown: Tragedy strikes Cybertron again as Rubble’s body is found and another investigation begins. With this death being different than the last, the only conclusion Prowl can come to is that there is more than one killer. Bumblebee cannot be comforted and the escalating violence he is witnessing on the planet sends him on a mission to join the Ascenticons, but his friendship with the Autobots puts him in the position of having to prove himself to those that doubt his motives.
At the same time, Orion is dealing with the political fallout of the murders among the populace and Prowl is dedicating himself to hunting the killers down before someone else falls at their hands. Cyclonus finds himself at a site of significance from the war as he continues to be haunted by the ghosts of the past. When he is attacked by a mystery figure, Cyclonus takes to sky to escape. Unfortunately, he will have to stand and fight if he wants to survive.
The Story: Brian Ruckley does a great job of moving the story forward and increasing the tension among the characters. There seems to be something big and interesting brewing in this story, but there are some pace issues that are troubling. There are moments that move too slowly while there are moments (anything with Orion Pax) that feel like more should be said and isn’t. Those issues aside, the story continues to be interesting in its depiction of the characters and their world.
The Art: Angel Hernandez, Andrew Griffith and Anna Malkova deliver some great art with some great character moments. I continue to be impressed with the look of the characters and the details found throughout the panels.