Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Some thoughts about Optimus Prime #5

The battle for Earth continues.

Optimus's team is trying to fight against both the Junkions and the Sharkticons and their only hope might be Soundwave.

Lots of things happened here and that might be a bit of a problem.

For one, John Barber gives the spotlight to many members of the cast who receive solid moments of characterization, particularly Optimus during his flashbacks who seem to have his own moments of doubt about how he handled the war.

That being said, the amount of moments and characters is starting to hurt the pacing of the story due that it constantly jumps from character to character, from present to past, etc. It makes the plot feel disjointed and breaks the flow of the read.

Kei Zama's artwork is pretty complex admitedly and I'm realizing that the colouring is what hurts the book since it doesn't bring a lot of life to the details.

Not the best issue, hope things get better in the next one.

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