Read it. The last two issues showed that good dialogue can sometimes make up for other deficiencies present in a comic. Strong dialogue helps engage the reader, helps distract them from the other flaws that might be present, and usually are, in every comic. In this way, the comic might even be considered a good read, or at least worth the four bucks spent. Not so in this case. This issue had it's moments of dialogue, but in this instance, it in no way distracted me from the major flaw that has become all too apparent regarding this series. The absence of plot progression. We are six months, six months, into this tale, and there has been absolutely no progression of the plot to this point. We have remained stuck on the themes of "Decepticons destroy puny humans, whilst Autobots banter amongst themselves" for far, far too long. This is the first issue I've felt the dialogue to be overly verbose and very vague. Just what the hell exactly were Starscream and Megatron talking about? Is he confused? Is he bored? It's not a good sign when the motivations of the title character are vague and uninspired. It's almost annoying, like Spotlight:Sixshot all over again. The only strong character moment I enjoyed this issue was between the Seekers and the Insecticons. The rest of the interactions just dragged the story. At six issues in, character development needs to take a back seat to plot progression, at least for an issue or two. And what's the deal with Drift? Was I supposed to be impressed by that intro? Was it supposed to be a pleasant surprise that he didn't go all ninja for us? Artwise, it's another win, as Guido and Josh continue their masterful rendition of things here. In fact, I would say it's the strongest of this series thus far, which overall has been beautiful. But art alone does not a story make. A "C-". Weaker dialogue making the absence of plot so much more obvious. If Shane wants to take his time with this tale, he has to hold our attention in other ways. Sadly, this time, there was no saving grace. I really hope IDW reconsiders their plan to release a TPB of a story that has gone nowhere in terms of story. It would not be fair to the buyers who might think there is some semblence of a conclusion at the end. There's not even a semblence of a "middle" at this point.