Jesus H. Primus, jumping to conclusions a bit here, aren't we? Just because they have an artist do a kick ass cover doesn't mean that the whole format has been thrown out the window and rebooted...again! What's wrong with giving some seriously talented TF artists a shot at some cover art from time to time? It provides a great opportunity for up and coming talent to get their work out into the mainstream arena. Give the guys a shot and enjoy their work and don't assume that the whole mag has been changed until you have absolute proof of it.
I love Ramondelli's cover. Shockwave is just all around bad-ass no matter how he's drawn. The only thing that worries me is whether having Op on the cover indicates that he's coming back. I'm hoping this isn't the case. It's WAY too soon for something like that. Let the bot enjoy his time cruising around the galaxy. He's earned the R & R time. Wait for something truly horrific a year or more down the road, some earth shattering (literally) crisis and then have him step in at the last minute like John Wayne riding in off the dusty trail and pull everyones ass out of the fire.