I think the main reason that the whole “Unicron is a multiversal entity” fails is that cartoon Unicron attacks Cybertron in 2006, but UK comics Unicron already did exactly the same thing in 2005.
So if they are the same entity, 2006 cartoon Unicron would already know that his plan was doomed to failure, because it had already happened to the comic Unicron in 2005.
If that makes sense.
I love this era of the comics so much. The character work is so lovely - you can definitely feel that heritage to MTMTE.
Having said that, I remember it taking me a while to get used to Wildman as main artist - particularly in this story as the colouring is quite underwhelming. But I came on side very quickly - I just think I was more of a G Senior fan at the time and Wildman's 'organic' approach was a bit of a leap.
Maybe “Rhythms” was the only future in which Unicron ever won? Which makes you think he would be up for leaving Cybertron and Primus alone. Was this the only way they could think of to shoehorn in Galvatron? Was he actually necessary?
Gripes aside I think the comic is now hitting top gear, it’s wonderul stuff from all involved.
I'm guessing that in the Rhythms timeline Primus was never awakened and thus the Transformers were never prepared for Unicron. So just sitting back and repeating events wouldn't work.
Let’s see what else I can appreciate about this issue.
I like the monochrome lighting in the “Looks so much better when Yomtov basically just doesn’t colour it” panel, and the use of the empty speech balloon to indicate soundlessness in space followed by Galvatron taking Unicron’s suggestion to “Speak with your mind!”—in the middle of the word “Why”! In fact that line, “Speak with your mind!” has stayed with me all these years. And as I like to remind myself, “Someone wrote that!” And kudos to that someone, Simon Furman. And a tip of the hat to letterer Rick Parker for his part of it.
I can easily accept that in this series, Unicron is not one guy spread across multiple timelines but rather a separate guy in each timeline. But then why can he take Galvatron from another timeline? Won’t the other Unicron be mad? Or do they all have an understanding? Can they talk to each other? Do they hang out together? Do they try to eat each other?
I may have said this before but it would be funny in the Mecannibals tried to eat Unicron. See how he likes it!
Grimlock continues to be the worst but I do love that “Oh balls” panel of Kup. Great expression. For once, credit to Andrew Wildman. ☺
I guess the other Unicron is basically done with that Galvatron. To be honest, from Rhythms-Unicron's POV it's probably a relief not to have to worry about him.
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.
Action Force/G.I. Joe