Trust McCarthy to bring the fluff and a pointless retcon, to his disasterpiece.
But other then that ?
There is very little to this issue, I was already not thrilled about AHM 13, and 14 with a fluff piece and yet more callbacks to the movie and cartoon didn't have me very hopeful for the future at the time.
As it turns out my fears were both right ( Costa's awfull run) and wrong. ( RID & MTME )
Nowadays when everything is said and done with IDW.
( Or almost )
It's still a weak entry in a weak series, that like the main series signifies nothing, doing very little with the pages it's been given.
It's a series that should have been over by now.
It's only saving grace is that the stories are short.
But boring and inconsequential fluff and bland set up, are not exactly glowing recommendations for the road ahead.
AHM 15 is the sole bright spot and only half of that one.
I remember liking Replay at the time, just because it gave it a pretty dark ending, and maybe the hope that Sunstreaker could also be reborn and redeemed at some point. But it's also pretty nasty and fairly pointless. It doesn't tell us anything that we don't already know and can't have figured out. Its only real saving grace is that it's brief/
Rebirth is also an odd one. Basically all it's telling us is that editorial want Galvatron to come back, so they've made up a reason for him to do so. And whilst future issues will see us (well, me) grateful for that, this is an odd one, in that it's setting him up as the big bad in a way that will only be half-heartedly followed through on. I do like the moment of humour, with Galvatron proclaiming Scourge an idiot, although it's also confusing in that you're never quite sure how the whole process was meant to work anyway. Basically, this is all set up, to make you excited for something that may or may not happen in the future. And as such, it's pretty skippable, and could easily be covered by a single-page recap in a future issue - or maybe even just a quick line of dialogue. Again, good or not, the main thing this story has going for it is that it's brief.
I wonder if we'll feel the same way about next week's issue..?
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.
Action Force/G.I. Joe