Didn't see a topic for this yet. Anyway this was really good. Very stand alone. If the spotlights really are going on hiatus thats a shame because they've been my favorite book IDW puts out. IDW has been finding some wonderful artists lately and Robby Musso is yet another to add to the list. His style is somewhat anime with the human characters. His layouts are great, but he's one of the few artists who seemed to remember what a splash pannel is for - not an overused devise for decompression but to show off a dramatic point of the story at the apropriate time. Cliffjumper never looked so badaft but its the dramatic impact of the story that really make that page work imho. McCarthy strength again lies in these small character pieces not long epics. Cliffjumper is the Autobots top assasin who has crashed on a peaceful planet (Nebulos?) where he makes friends with a local pascifist girl and her little brother. Cliffjumper has a chance to sorta do a Stargate's Jack O'Neil in 100 Days before the Cons show up looking for him. It's a nice story about war and pascifism about appearances not being what they seem and Cliffjumper wondering why he does the job he does but in a way that is is very "show not tell" that I really liked. Won't spoil the ending though, go buy it! The most praise though should go to the unsong colorist Joana LaFuente. It's the mood of her colors that really make the success of this issue. From the dark of Cliffjumper hiding from the Cons to the sunny pannels of him with the natives to the red of the violence when Cliffjumper attacks the Cons to the shadows of the forest and the setting sun at the end. This is a really beautiful book. Again this is a great character piece, very stand alone, with some truly beautiful art. Highly recommended, especially for fans of the little red bot. Stories like this are truly what I think IDW does best, imho.