Optimus Prime #12
Written by John Barber
Art by Andrew Griffith
Lettered by Tom B Long
Colors by Josh Burcham
What you need to know:
With Optimus Prime stuck on Cybertron the colonist are stranding on Earth tracking down Jazz.
What just happened?
Thundercracker is cruising through space with his lovable dog Buster, they land on the sanctuary station where they meet the residents Cosmos and Sky-byte who has a fragile ego over his poems.
They came here to escape everything that is happening on Cybertron, at this moment it’s all about Buster reliving himself, comic gold from Cosmos just use a corner or something.
Whilst doing a headcount it appears shuttle one is missing, Slugslinger a Decepticon is reluctant to share this information as he believe the Autobots are dragging them into a War with their new human allies.
Since losing contact with Cybertron was clearly affecting them, some are worried, some are missing home and some are worry about their family.
We land in Mexico where Jazz is on the run bur he is surrounded by a bunch of humans with space guns, Aileron and her team on Earth even with the uncertainty that a War between the two races has begun takes action.
Midnight Express, Roulette, Bump, Slide and Gimlet move in to Jazz’s surprise, Jazz takes a shot his right side. Haunted by his past deeds killing a human he tells his shooter that he never wanted to do that.
Midnight Express smashes into his vehicle, whilst Gimlet takes out another car, Aileron is blasted and before you know the humans have scarpered. The team update Jazz that Prime is stuck on Cybertron whilst the spacebridge is closed.
Jazz is glad they came to take him home but the Earthlings have Cybertronian weapons so something is clearly putting them on edge. The next page shows us the distrust that has grown against the Government and machines from another World it seems a War is brewing. The team have a lead and start to head north, they scoop up the sellers that are selling the guns in bulk, Jazz loses his temper and treads on wait a hologram.
But he smashes the building where the guns were letting out some pent up anger but he hits pay dirt, two engines come flying out of the location and Aileron stops the fleeing Rumble and Frenzy. They confess and the guns are gathered up with the stolen shuttle to be sent back. Jazz realises that Optimus did not send this team to help him, he does not see him as Prime his just Orion Pax.
After being on the receiving end from Optimus Jazz Transforms and rolls out, the end of the issue tells us the team’s thoughts on the Prime.