(Spoiler free, just ask Swerve)
If you haven't caught up yet with the happenings of Rodimus and the Lost Light crew in the past thirteen issues of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
, then you better pick up the phone and call the ambulances, because you have an emergency on your hands! With a slew of great comics in the form of the up tempo Robots In Disguise
, the well written flashbacks in the monthly Spotlights
, and the thought provoking issues of More Than Meets The Eye
, it's far to say that large percentage of fans of the current IDWverse are anticipating Wednesday after Wednesday after Wednesday. It has been revealed in previous issues, and it is rather quite obvious if you have seen this issue's covers or its preview; one of the most deadliest Decepticons has been a passenger of the Lost Light, unbeknownst to the majority of the rest of the gang. MTMTE #14? Enter Overlord.
It has been a wild ride for the former formidable Phase Sixer since the Last Stand of the Wreckers
. A prisoner in the basement of the Lost Light, this issue puts Overlord against our other star of MTMTE #14, Chromedome. Perhaps at first glance, this may seem like a pseudo Spotlight: Overlord, but as much as the focus is on Overlord, much like Shadowplay, Chromedome's past is at the focus of this issue as well. We know Chromedome's talents, and his mastery of mnemosurgery has given him the short end of the stick to tackle Overlord and his mind. Supposedly the short end of the stick means he has to do it alone too.
Or was it his choice altogether? It is a sad circumstance, but the adversity faced by the members of the Lost Light has been somewhat adventurous, but truly nothing life threatening. The cockiness, bravado and arrogance of the majority of the members of the Lost Light, sans Ultra Magnus, looks to have rubbed off on Chromedome. Facing Overlord by oneself, even if he is bolted down and chained, is something that one should never do. Just ask Rotorstorm, Twin Twist, Top Spin, and Pyro. *cry* Wreck and rule, guys!
Okay, now it might not have settled in yet, but by the Matrix, Overlord is back. This character has been hyped and written up so well that the mere mention of the name strikes fear in me as a reader. To know that he has been on the Lost Light all this time is one of the most frightening revelations, his presence is a ticking time bomb. While he may have been put on the ship for purposes aiming to benefit the Autobots, those plans, like the ones Bumblebee and Prowl had in Robots In Disguise
, are never going to come to fruition. The events of this issue are just so indicative of Overlord's character, that I'm not entirely too surprised, but it is still the utmost pleasure to read.
Roberts and company know how to deliver a quality comic, which is able to encompass a vast number of characters, and still capable to develop their personalities at the same time. Wednesday. You = @ your local comic store, you won't regret it.