Ricky Church reviews Transformers: Till All Are One #6…
A wave of undead TITANS has touched down on CYBERTRON! Even with the help of the massive METROPLEX, WINDBLADE and STARSCREAM can only hold them off for so long. They need help from Elita-1—and they’re going to get it whether she agrees or not. The fate of CYBERTRON depends on it!
While Optimus Prime is dealing with stuff on Earth and Hot Rod is lost in a parallel universe, Cybertron is facing a far worse situation as it faces an invasion of undead Titans. Transformers: Till All Are One #6 is packed from start to finish with tons of action as Starscream, Windblade and the rest of the supporting characters fight off their massive enemies.
For an issue with so much action, one might expect a lot to get lost in the shuffle, but the art remained one of the issue’s best aspects. Its easy to tell the Transformers apart from each other and what each one is doing from panel to panel. Even the details of the Transformers themselves, from their facial expressions to alt-modes, are well done thanks to Sara Pitre-Durdcher’s artwork.
The colours mostly compliment the art with Joana Lafuente shifting back and forth between a dark and bright palette throughout the issue. Again, the colours really differentiate the Transformers and Lafuente really uses the palette to sell how dire the situation is, using a combination of darks to emphasize the Titan’s destruction and Elita-One’s mysterious motives.
Not much happens on the story front as Mairghread Scott devotes so much of her script to the defense of Cybertron, but she does take some time to show the characters together as they plan their next strategy. Certain characters get a moment to shine, such as Windblade’s ability to think outside the box and Starscream’s continued development from schemer to leader. Scott also takes some time to delve a little further into Elita-One’s personality and why she refuses to join the action directly. Perhaps issue #7 will finally reveal what it is she’s hiding.
Transformers: Till All Are One #6 has some fairly stellar action while it continues to show the differences between the various sects of transformers. Scott, Pitre-Durdcher and Lafuente know how to put robot on robot fighting on great display. While it may not be up to par with Optimus Prime or Lost Light, Till All Are One is still a great addition to IDW’s Transformers line-up.