Optimus Prime Issue 15 (The Falling Part 1)
Written by John Barber
Art by Kei Zama
Lettered by Tom B Long
What you need to know:
Prowl rescued the Throttlebots whilst Optimus Prime thwarted Starscreams plans to gather the protoforms and declared them under his protection.
What just happened?
Ok so a new story is here, the story begins on the planet Antilla which is a rust world where the mistress of flame tells the tale to Alpha Trion of how she met Onyx Prime and not all her party survived the encounter.
Scoop does not believe in Gods anymore and makes that clear to the mistress, he believed in the Legends of the chosen one and helped cement Starscream’s rule to his regret, Mistress is not interested in the non believer.
Meanwhile Optimus is on earth trying to build bridges with the people of Earth after First Strike, Ore 13 is meant to be a joint venture to strengthen the two worlds, but not everyone is happy with the arrangement on earth and that is in both camps I can only see this situation exploding.
Ore 13 is presented to the Windblade and the Council of Worlds in what Prime believes to be new era of peace but an eclipse has begun, meanwhile Starscream in prison he seems happy to not be needed at the moment Ghost Bumblebee mocks him.
An eye in the sky arrives and who declares Judgement on Cybertron? I guess your have to pick up the latest issue and find out.
Ok so the series continues to be very character driven however there are a lot of Transformers fitted in this issue but I do think it works.
There are some very subtle plots being built up like the tension between humans and Transformers, as well some of the Transformers faith in Optimus Prime is starting to sway.
I do still feel like this series has a lot of potential but am not sure if we are currently getting it.