The Transformers franchise has wielded tremendous influence in pop culture for several decades now.
Since the 1980s, these disguised robots have been pouring into our lives and lighting our eyes and ears with their action-packed tales and jaw-dropping visuals – and no number of Michael Bay explosions can ever dispel that admiration. .
That being said, comics seem to be more overlooked than animated shows and movies. That’s a shame, because there are absolute gems among the vast Transformers comic book catalog.
From the heartbreaking tale of More Than Meets the Eye, to the moralizing undertones of Last Stand of the Wreckers, to the more conventional origin story archetype that War Within was, these stories all elevated the Transformers mythos. and continue to be the benchmark. -for fans looking for the best Autobots and Decepticons stories.
But which of these stories deserves the most attention from fans? Responding to this can be as difficult as convincing Megatron not to blow up Earth, but it has to be done anyway …
While this is a franchise filled with explosive action and jaw-dropping battles, this first entry is more about the psychological aspect of being a giant mechanical warrior. What makes this even more intriguing is the fact that it is told from a Decepticon’s perspective.
A master spy with telepathic abilities, Shockwave’s character arcs are among the most captivating aspects of the franchise. This whole show is built around a retrograde narrative, as the story unfolds from present to past, revealing Shockwave’s origins.
In the present, the Spy Master is increasingly wary of his compatriot Decepticon and former Cybertron Senator Shockwave. Even alien robots know not to trust politicians because Soundwave isn’t convinced of Shockwave’s loyalty. His suspicions are heightened by the fact that he cannot sense any emotion or thought from his alleged mate.
Although he decided a long time ago that he must kill Shockwave, Soundwave ends up being saved by the bot he suspected of betrayal for so long, as it is revealed that the two are not that different from one another. on the other, with regard to their roots.