Potential spoilers... Writing: Both stories are superb. The first half tells of Prowl's involvement in Kup's recovery. I'll try to avoid spoilers because everyone should really read this on their own. Let's just say that Prowl is a statistician to the core, willing to circumvent morality for victory. Roche's characters are oozing with personality, and he subtly touches on concepts larger than the characters themselves, namely the lengths one will go to at war, but isn't heavy-handed about it. He even throws in a few furmanisms and references his own work (artwise) with a few Kup scenes. I think Roche successfully ties the Kup spotlight to AHM, and shows the reader that on many levels, Kup is not what he seems... story: 5/5 The Perceptor story on its own is slightly weaker, but it is enhanced in its coupling with the Kup arc. It basically tells how he turns from scientist to sniper, and some of his motivations for doing so. It's a pretty standard "debt-to-pay" story, but is a bit deeper if you think of his role in the Kup story. Additionally, some familiar faces turn up to 'unite' in battle. 4/5 Art: I'll keep it short and sweet. I'm not a big fan of Roche's art, I find it a bit toony at times. But that's just personal taste. Lines look good, colors look good, Kup in training looks awesome, and some of the Prowl shots are pretty sweet. 4/5 Casey Coller's art is much more to my liking-- it has the slick look of his work in Spotlight Blurr. Very nice stuff 4.5/5 All things considered, if you're a fan of any part of IDW's run, you should pick this up.