The Transformers: Regeneration One #86 - Natural Selection Part One; Dark Reign Review

The Transformers: Regeneration One #86 Review

The Transformers: Regeneration One #86 Cover
DARK REIGN! The fallout from the devastation on Earth ripples outwards, all the way to Nebulos, where GRIMLOCK faces his own darkest demons and a fateful choice that may cost him his very Spark. The dark reign of SCORPONOK begins here, and nothing will ever be the same again!

Cover/Solicit - 3/5

- Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art - 3/5

- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?

Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5

- Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering?

Layout/Flow - 4/5

- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?

Story - 4/5

- Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Verdict - 3.7

- Seeing the Dinobots on the cover and I was excited for this issue, my only problem with the cover is it seems off-centered like there should be more, maybe a fold-out. It if was a double cover with the last issue or the next it would make a little more sense but it's not. Like The Transformers: Regeneration One #85 - Loose Ends; Part 5; One Will Fall! I'm still not a fan of the art, this time not for the 80s feel but for some reason everyone looked elongated. I double checked with IDW's preview on and it's the same way. The issue concentrates on Grimlock and Scorponok and the Autobots being destroyed due to Grimlock's actions using Nucleon to revive them in the Marvel's original The Transformers #70. We also get to see the outcome of last issue's battle with Megatron, and Buster commanding Optimus and the Autobots to leave earth. This issue was a great read, and is giving me more faith in this title after the last story arc let me down.

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