IDW Publishing brings the prequel series ‘Transformers: Escape‘ to end with issue five. It describes the days leading to the Autobots’ escape on the Ark. As I noted previously, the plot takes place just prior to the Great War as the Autobots try to flee the tyranny of the Decepticons.
Straxxus, the Lord of Darkmount watches as the Insecticons prepare to invade the city. He makes the decision to leave the other Autobots behind and take his Ark to save his citizens. Meanwhile, Dai Atlas, Hound, Road Rage, Nautica, Wheeljack, and Gears lead a small band of Autobots to fight the Insecticon hoard unaware that Straxxusis planning to leave them behind on Cybertron.
All along, I have said that Beth McGuire-Smith‘s illustrations are top-notch. She knows how to bring the Transformers to life and makes Cybertron into a cool-looking world. I especially liked how she designed Dai Atlas from Zone and how she made the Insecticons into the stuff of horror films.
With this finale, it was a good plot that writer Brian Ruckley weaved as a prequel. The finale brought it to a good ending, although one that did was not without tragedy for the Autobots. It sets up the IDW world in a really cool way. This climax definitely showed the dangers the Great War on Cybertron.
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