ADVANCE REVIEW Transformers: Monstrosity #1

Transformers: Monstrosity #1

Written by: Chris Metzen, FLint Dille
Art by: Livio Ramondelli

For a digital series to be as serialized as Transformers: Monstrosity and not have a solidified conflict, there get to be a lot of problems. Transformers: Monstrosity #1 is not a good translation into print form, as the series feels pointless when it was built up to be a Megatron character study, that does no such thing.

The issue feels a lot like the bad political moments in Attack of the Clones. This is clearly a time of tension on Cybertron, but there’s not enough sufficient action to back up the threats and one-line hints, that sticking through the long haul of this series feels like a waste of weekly funds. Monstrosity could take cues from a digital series like Batman Beyond or Superman Beyond, in that they have a solid conflict in each installment that, yes, ends on a cliffhanger, but delivers in each chapter.

The art from Livio Ramondelli is pretty, but acts more as large-scope concept art, that doesn’t really focus on each panel as a single piece of development in emotion and story.

Transformers: Monstrosity #1 is for those who seek to learn every nuance of development that happens on Cybertron. Otherwise, this series is void of progress for these characters and fails in telling a well-paced story.

Score: 4.4/10