The brainwashing aspect is disappointing because of this. There was a lot of interesting ways to go into the actions of whom we know to be good bots. Perceptor, blaster, etc etc. But in their minds they're still on the up and up and they aren't complicit in getaways increasingly nefarious crimes. It's a bit of a handwave and a missed opportunity. Ah well. For me I was excited by the last two issues, best in ages (I stopped buying after the opening arc, following on the wiki). I was almost ready to jump back on ... If James stuck the landing. oh well! Other things to read.