I love Titan Devastator. His psycho-thicko attitude and lack of caring about anything really makes him stand out from the other baddies. And giving Devvy a strip justifies the prequel angle, since if not for that he'd get nuffin due to being dead (sorry, _his twin brother Brawl_ being dead).
the slowwwww nature of the reprinted _other_ prequel also stands out when it's next to the UK prequels and even Beast Wars: The Gathering, both of which move faster. Not that much more is happening in Gathering but it _feels_ more.
That 'How To Draw...' feature is worse than useless. It's funny how the comic has attracted older fans from the get-go. Normally with comics, any reboot has an editorial line to keep references to older iterations to a minimum. Sign of the times, I guess. The 2000s were all about '80s nostalgia (ah, the glorious days of the Miner's Strike and the Stock Market Crash...).
I can't find much enthusiasm for the early days of the UK strip. It feels a bit of a side show (as does the Prequel strip, to be honest) and as Charles says, there's only Beast Wars that feels like it has some meat to it.
Titan was still publishing the Marvel Transformers trades at the time, so lots of reminders to kids that there was even more Transformers was probably seen as good for business. It got jarring when that whole approach was dropped when the All Hail Megs reprints were.
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.
Action Force/G.I. Joe