on January 6, 2016
The IDW comics really do the Transformers franchise the justice it deserves. Being a fan of Transformers I'm always looking to get my fix and these volumes fill that need. With beautiful artwork and a great story coupled with beloved characters explored in new ways, I have no complaints whatsoever. The series itself has an over-all darker tone than previous incarnations of the Transformers which really brings the franchise to a whole new level for more matured fans. These stories may be geared more towards those a little familiar with the Transformers Universe but that being said, if you know nothing about the series and are just a lover of comics I would still recommend these books. I purchased Volumes 1 and 2 of Phase One after a friend's recommendation and before I even finished reading Volume 2 I had already placed my order for the next 4! The price may seem a little much at first but when you consider the number of comics you get per volume and the quality of the hard cover and its artwork the value is more than there. A must buy for Transformers fans.
on January 17, 2011
The IDW Transformers is really for people who really like transformers. There isn't any real continuity between each story that you see in the book. It's a whole bunch of stories of random transformers all put in one book. The book is not a necessity to Transformers Ongoing. It is really hard to get into the characters knowing full well that it won't reflect to the following story. im not sure, but Transformers really has no direction where it wants to go.