Reign of Starscream #3 Seibertron Exclusive Review

Reign of Starscream #3 Seibertron Exclusive Review

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 4:18pm CDT

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Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply member Energon recently got the opportunity to review the upcoming issue of IDW's Reign of Starscream. Continue to scroll down to read her review. Be warned though, a few spoilers may be mentioned.

Reign of Starscream issue #3

Story by Chris Mowry, Art by Alex Milne, Colors by Josh Perez, Edits by Denton Tipton

I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible.

You can look forward to a host of characters in Reign #3 that you will recognize as having been hanging on pegs in the toy aisle at your local superstore. RoS 3 has an actively progressing storyline and you can count on interesting interaction from the likes of Starscream, Thundercracker and Arcee. I even like Arcee in this one. I don’t like looking at her (even Alex’s magic can only do so much). Her look is dictated by higher powers. What I like is that she is not put on a fembot pedestal. She is more warrior like. Arcee has had things happen in her past that marred her record and seem to still follow her around and she has worked hard to overcome that and so she is eager to prove her capability against the Decepticons.

Thundercracker who is obviouly being considered for second in command is eager to prove his worth. He does make a grand entrance. But you will have to read the story to see what happens as he tests his own mettle against the Autobots.

Chris Mowry in RoS 2 set you up to expect more action as a continuation in RoS 3. Not only can you expect some decent explosive battles, but the characters take an active role in deciding the action. Did I mention the robot carnage? There is a whole lot going on that is put into a short 22 pages.

Who does what to whom you ask, I wish I could say more, since there is a whole lot more, the best stuff I can't post. This is about Starscream after all. But I did get permission to post this image:

The technical stuff: The overall quality of this issue is excellent. No noticeable errors. The line art by Alex is just unbelievable and the skill with which it was colored by Josh (at least on my computer screen) is fantastic. I have read the story twice since I got the copy this morning and looked at some pages a whole bunch of times. I see more stuff the more I look at it. The story is great, Chris did an awesome job of putting everything together.

I love this Starscream. This is good stuff here.


Do you think Starscream is a capable leader? If Sector Seven wasn’t deactivated, what are they up to? Will Starscream choose someone you know as second in command? Who is running the show for the Autobots? Do you think Frenzy was of any use to Starscream?

Special thanks to Chris Mowry for providing me with the advanced copy of Reign of Starscream issue #3.

Credit(s): Energon

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