on my soap box:
I was never really all that into comics. But as I was sucked deeper into the fandom many of my friends showed me just how awesome the artwork was. I found myself sucked in completely. Over the course of the last few months I bought up the whole series and read them, over and over actually. Some of the art is stronger, and in the end I was completely in love with Guido Guidi's style as well as Casey Coller's, both artists for All Hail Megatron. Beautiful linework, and with talented colorists such as Joana Fuente it came to life in a way I never remembered seeing comics do in the past. In short, I was addicted and in love with your comic series.
Now, I know, loads of nit picky fans complain endlessly about plot holes, but in truth I don't mind, I found them forgivable and was looking forward to AHM:Coda to fill in the missing parts. Then my first issue arrived. #13. I was horrified by the redesign. Disappointed to see it was Don Figeroa that mutilated the designs. I sucked it up, it was one half of one issue, and hoped that the promised new series would be as beautiful as AHM had been.
Sadly I saw the preview images today. It looks like perverted movieverse transformers, or worse, skeletonized versions of their original designs. They are creepy, and instantly turned me off. I am afraid after finding the comics such a wonderful new universe to read and enjoy the art of, that I may stop reading all together thanks to the horrific and offensive new designs.
Are you all asleep at the switch there?? You have amazing artists at your fingertips, and you chose the ugly art over them? Just because Michael Bay insists on overly kibbled, unclean designs, does not mean that is what everyone wants! And I DO NOT WANT! Please! Rethink this! Put the paint back in this tube! I will not buy them if this is all I have to look forward to.
Finally, for anyone unfortuante enough to have their retinas burned by the horrifying artwork, I offer you a cute redraw of the worst page in the whole thing:
Hopefully that will help clean out your eyes. Mine still burn from the images, and it's been a couple of months since I saw it.