Matrix42 wrote:I never got a chance to read The Death of Optimus Prime, but I haven't really needed to. I started with MTMTE and RID,and the recaps on the inside covers do a great job of summarizing the story. I really like both, but RID could be better. But you need to start with MTMTE #1 first, because RID starts immediately after MTMTE #1. Plus, MTMTE is hard to catch up with if you don't read #1.
You don't NEED to read The Death of Optimus Prime to enjoy both of the new series, but it sure is one great comic book. Written by both Roberts and Barber and featuring some of Nick Roche's best artwork with beautiful digital paints by Josh Burcham. It's well worth it if you can track it down.
I don't understand why RiD is getting a cooler reception than MtMtE. It's definitely a very different book than MtMtE. I think it's a well done political thriller and Andrew Griffith has quickly become one of my all time favorite TF artists. I really can't wait to see how this series plays out.
Since most of the discussions of these books center around the stories and their writers, I want to point out that the coloring on both of these books is some of the best I've ever seen, TFs or not. They take Griffith and Milne's incredible artwork to the next level and really enhance the storytelling.
If you can't tell, I'm really in love with these books! TF comic fans have never had it this good!