Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Volume 1 (Anglais) Broché – 10 décembre 2013
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Meanwhile. You've probably seen the preview images, which are drawn by Su. Not...all of the comic is done by Su. They're not doing the 'I'll just redesign the mechs to how I want' thing they seem to be doing with the IDW Ongoing, but there's still some (how do I say this tactfully?) variation in artistic quality. Two-thirds of the way through, for example, Starscream looks like some sort of freaky Morlock.
Anyway, the story gets Cliffjumper, Arcee and Starscream to Earth. You already know that probably from reading the website, but, there's really not much else to it. I mean, that's the entire thing (though the last page does give a visual of the cast of Autobots) and it's a very straightforward plot. Arcee is sufficiently bad-ass, which is a nice thing.
There are no humans. There will be in the show, apparently, but this is all about squeeing over the new designs and laying a teensy bit of backstory.
I doubt you'll feel deep agony if you skip this--I'm pretty sure you'll follow the plot of the cartoon just fine. But the characters are kind of fun and the art has its moments and gives what I hope is a good sneak peek at the aesthetic--both design and colorwise--of the show.
As the comic story begins, a lone soldier has returned to the Transformers' homeworld, Cybertron to investigate a suspicious build up of activity by the Autobots' ancient enemy, the Decepticons. As the brash crimson robot relates:
"I know what you're thinking. Who'd be crazy enough to go back to a dead planet up against unknown numbers of Decepticons with no back up? Well, let's just say...they don't call me Cliffjumper for nothing!"
As it turns out, Cliffjumper is not the only Autobot who has returned to Cybertron. Another Autobot, Arcee, is on a similar mission, and despite the very different styles of the two warriors (Arcee: "I don't need a trigger-happy hero ruining my stealth operation."), they eventually team up to prevent the Decepticons from developing the means to turn the tide of the centuries-long war in their favor once and for all.
What follows is an action-packed adventure that introduces two characters that would become members of Team Prime on a Transformers CGI series for a new generation. As a graphic novel, it is a fast moving tale with very little time for substance. It is far more graphic than novel. But it does add some background to the "Transformers: Prime" show, so its main reason for being is achieved within its 96 pages.
From an artistic standpoint the graphic novel is a mixed bag because each of its 4 chapters is illustrated by a different art team. This leads to inconsistencies, most notably in how the lead characters of Cliffjumper and Arcee are depicted. Another artistic fault of the book is its cover. It is designed in a similar style as a companion series of "Transformers: Prime" books which reprint computer animation images taken directly from the early episodes of the TV show. However, this particular book's cover features the Autobot Bumblebee when it should have showcased the Transformers who were the actual stars of the story.
The graphic novel also includes a sketchbook section which showcases character design art as well as other promotional artwork for the comic mini-series and for the TV series.
Perhaps this compilation's most intriguing collectible value is the fact that its story is adapted into the "Transformers: Prime" television series itself, in the second season episode "Out of the Past." The original comic story is weaved into the continuity of the show, giving it nuances that are interesting to compare with the comic source material.
To conclude, this "Transformers: Prime" graphic novel is an entertaining, if brief look at characters and exploits that lead into the excellent television series. For fans of Team Prime, this comic collection should be a fun read.
Long live Optimus Prime!