If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. That’s what both Bumblebee and Rodimus Prime believe now that Cybertron has been restored to its primordial state and the Autobot/Decepticon war is over. Rodimus, Ultra Magnus and a few notable additions are off on a prophecy’s quest to find the ancient Knights of Cybertron, while Bumblebee leads everyone on Cybertron. With some cryptic teasers and an eerie final page, it’s clear this issue focuses on setting a lot of dominoes up in the wake of Optimus’ death. What stands out a lot is that both teams are going to unearth a lot of bad things, with Rodimus’ journey proving as capricious and ill-fated as many initially thought.
The issue lends credible ear to the fact that not only Rodimus’ team has second thoughts surrounding his hype, but also, the competitive nature of Bumblebee to overcome his PR-losses to Rodimus, just may have added that extra schism that dooms the Cybertronians. There’s still modesty to the usual hubris of Rodimus and much to my chagrin, Ultra Magnus doesn’t step up his game but still, there’s connectivity and it’s a nice set up to the fumbling mission that Rodimus embarks on Surely, repercussions will be felt in waves (7/10)