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Transformers Lost Light #24 Review

by Olivier Roth on September 28, 2018

Written by: James Roberts

Art by: Brendan Cahill

Colors by: Joana Lafuente

Letters by: Tom B. Long

Published by: IDW

 

Here it is, the penultimate issue of Transformers Lost Light and the conclusion to the current Crucible storyline. I may have jumped onto this title late, but it fast became one of my favourites when it came to the wide range of character relationships that were on display and this issue showcases that in spades.

 

Now that Rung has been revealed as the real Primus and the endgame begins. As we are told in the recap, Rung is to create a dozen matrices that once opened on the surface of this alternate Cybertron, will destroy the Council while not harming anyone on the planet.

 

The central theme of this issue is quite simple: sacrifice. And to be quite honest, it is very fitting as Roberts has been building up to this point throughout the Lost Light series. Without going too much into spoiler territory, there are a LOT of sacrifices that are made throughout this comic and they are all done for the greater good.

 

However, we not only get the theme of sacrifice, but also a byproduct: finding in oneself the capacity to do good. These matrices are powerful weapons and Rung built in a final safeguard to make sure they weren’t misused: you have to prove you are good. Well, a good chunk of the Lost Light cast were former Decepticons (Megatron included) but they still found that capacity for good in the end.

 

Cahill does some of his best work in this issue as we get to really feel, visually, how all the characters are reacting to this insane plan. These are robots, but the emotions still ring true throughout.

 

Excellent penultimate issue and really sad to see it end.

Our Score:

9/10

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