After numerous (unexplainable) delays from Amazon, today I finally received my trade paperback copy of AHM Vol. 3. I read the first two Spotlights (Blurr & Jazz) on my lunch break, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The Blurr story is exactly the type of thing I longed for as a 7-year-old G1 cartoon fan, e.g. background regarding how Cyberton descended from a once great civilization into a war-torn & then abandoned planet. I was also never much of a Blurr fan, but this story (and especially the Piston character & the pre-matrix Optimus cameo!) made this a very enjoyable read. The illustrations are also pretty great. Next came a surprising story about another G1 character I really couldn't care less about, Tracks. Tracks is featured prominently in the Jazz Spotlight and here again the authors take a character with very little positive development from the G1 cartoon continuity (Tracks, not Jazz) and they give him a back story that makes him a much more respectable & memorable 'bot. I have read all the previous negative reviews for AHM and I admittedly am not much of a comic book collector, but I have enjoyed almost all of the IDW trade paperbacks from the new continuities (Spotlight Vol. 1-5, AHM Vol. 1-3, Revelation, etc.). As a G1 fanboy, the art & the stories are all helping me to fill in the gaps for characters that I otherwise would have said were getting in the way of the original G1 plot line. If it is even possible, I think I am an even bigger fan after having read this series. Just wanted to throw these comments from a 25-year TF fan out there to see if anyone else felt the same. Thanks.