Now this is more like it. I wouldn't go so far as saying that it's one of the classic comics, or one of the best things that Furman's ever written, but compared to the ongoing disappointment that is All Hail Megatron it's certainly a much better story. Mostly because it's not full of unlikeable characters that are busy drowning in their own testosterone, and it's not trying way too hard to be "edgy" or "mature". It's just a fun and daft story with giant robots doing daft things.
The story itself may not indeed make a lot of sense, but it rattles along nicely. And the important thing is that it looks great - which isn't surprising given that it's Roche on art duties. But his style really complements Furman's writing perfectly, which helps to make this series a lot of fun. Indeed, so much fun that it's easy to overlook any potential plot holes.
One thing that I do like in particular is seeing how Dante becomes the Headmaster for Scorponok, which nicely addresses the old, old problem of Scorponok being a much bigger robot than the others, but still having a normal-sized Headmaster head - which ends up looking ridiculous on his original toy. Dante plugging into a slightly larger exo-suit is a nice compromise between how the Marvel comic and the Sunbow cartoon depicted Headmasters working, and I like it.
And I can't remember - have we visited Fallon before? Because this is yet another name clearly meant to invoke something else that would've been on its way the following year. And it's just as subtle as Theordore F. Allen.
So yeah, this is certainly a lot of fun. The only downside is that I really don't want to go back to the main ongoing next week now...
And I'm sure there was something else I was meant to comment on from your review, but I just can't quite put my finger on it...
Would have to check if it's the same town, but it's definitely the same area he stomped through in his spotlight.
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.
Action Force/G.I. Joe