Road Trip with the Transformers, Entry 4 — Transformers #4

Road Trip with the Transformers is what happens when you take a guy who grew up with Transformers (well, Robots in Disguise and the Unicron Trilogy, anyway), who was mildly interested in IDW’s Transformers comics — but too scared to dip too far in — and give him a rebooted Transformers comics line. With this, I’ll be quickly reviewing and then commenting on IDW’s new Transformers comic universe that began in March of 2019! The review will be spoiler-free, while commentary will not. With this, I’ll be chronicling my experience as someone who is a lapsed fan of the franchise from childhood, who has only read a few of the previous IDW Transformers comics. Expect me to forget characters’ names, find it hard to tell them apart and have little to no understanding of references to previous continuities! Does that sound like fun? No? Well, you’re coming along anyway! It’s a road trip! Roll out!

No new toys this time, because I am thoroughly broke. But that’s okay, because, frankly, the last two issues of this series have done a good job with killing my enthusiasm for Transformers. Previous issues placed so much emphasis on world-building that I genuinely found issue 3 to be a slog to get through. But we’re only a quarter of the way through this story, so will it recover? Let’s find out with our look at Transformers (2019) #4.
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