Delivery time: 11 days, custom clearance included
Status: Very much satisfied
I have been looking for Generation One comics made by the long deceased DW company for years. Fortunately I found this one, and did not hesitate to order it be sent internationally to where I live. UPS delivered very fast, considering it was sent from the other side of this planet and survived my country's notorious custom clearance.
The book came in the same box with another two action figures I ordered Transformers Generations Voyager Class Autobot Springer Figureand Transformers Generations Voyager Class Blitzwing Figure. The box was pretty neat, no deformation or damage observed. The UPS staff who contact me about custom clearance and the delivery man were both quite polite, responsible and efficient. I would give UPS a 5+ star for such quality of service.
Inside the box was stuffed with Amazon's airbags to protect those goods. However despite such careful protection, the book came with slightly curled edge and a little torn on top of its spine. Not serious, but enough to make it different from other books I ordered from Amazon. As a Transformers fan I have bought quite a few graphic novels, paperback and hardcover, and have never got one with damage in its spine, or have the front page curled up. For this reason I give 4 stars to this book.
The content of this book was fabulous, as always would be. Greed and hatred, faith and love, three parties- human, Autobots and Decepticons intertwined together, and finally Autobot won. Not without sacrifices. I love how this Optimus mourned for the losses of his brothers, how hurt it was to see them perish; it just made those Cybertronians more humanized.
Great job IDW, and please print more of these books.