Road Trip with the Transformers, Final Entry — The Break-Up

This has been a longtime coming. I think it’s apparent that I haven’t been enjoying Transformers as a series. Brian Ruckley just writes in a way that doesn’t appeal to me. There’s too much emphasis on world-building over characterisation, world-building that doesn’t feel organically implemented. Plot progression is so slow as to be comparable to molasses. Dialogue is bland and characters feel generic. The art struggles with anything but dialogue scenes. There is very little that is consistently good about the series. I don’t enjoy it and I don’t even enjoy writing about it — it’s too bland for that.

So I’m ending things here. Some things aren’t meant to work out, no matter how much you want them to. Sometimes, you just need to know when something isn’t going to go anywhere and let go. That’s what this is. Sorry, Transformers. It’s not me, it’s you. Look me up in a couple of years when you’ve gotten your life together, we’ll do brunch.

Also, that cover looks like the Transformers world of Kingdom Hearts.

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