Certainly something of an oddity, this one. Not a bad comic, but certainly one that doesn't feel like it fits in at all with either of the ongoing series. And given how well at least one of those is going, this isn't necessarily a bad thing at all.
Whilst it doesn't really seem to fit in with how things are in AHM (or indeed were given where this story appears to be set), it's nevertheless nice to have a story with a positive message where everyone actually ends up in a slightly better place by the end of the story. Considering how both AHM and Maximum Dinobots are going - and Transformers comics in general - this is pretty unusual. And certainly not unwelcome.
The art is certainly...confusing. I had to check to see who was on art duties for this one, since it really doesn't recall Su's previous work at all. Maybe it's the colourer, or maybe it's Su trying something different, as you suggest, but it just doesn't quite work. It's not bad at all, just not as great as his other work.
The only real negative that I'd give to this story is that it doesn't advance the AHM narrative at all. I know it's not meant to, either, but being published when it has been, when I think we're all quite fed up of the Autobots moping around on Cybertron, and going back to that scenario, doesn't really work in its favour. And given that we've seen how things went subsquent to where this tale would have occurred does somewhat detract from the relatively upbeat ending.
But taken on its own and on its own merits, this is a nice little story. And certainly one that might end up being considered more favourably than next week's will be...
I think the colouring is definitely a bit odd, maybe it had to be done in a rush?
Luckily Su will be back on stronger ground next time we see him...
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.
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