I know this is a divisive topic, and that many of y'all hate this story. Anyway, my MTMTE trade collection is incomplete. I pick them up here and there when I chance upon them at used bookstores or get giftcards to retailers, whatever. Happened upon volume 8 the other day. I really liked Swearth. It wasn't nearly as silly or over-the-top as I remembered it. The character story struck me far more. Yeah, it's a sitcom on Earth, but there is some tremendous character work done in it. Not just Swerve, but some hints of Megatron... and Cyclonus. His speech at the end is excellent, especially his "Tetrahexian humour. Very dry." And this warm, small smile in his lovely "handsome Earth woman" avatar. Anyway, whatever, I'm not going to try to change anybody's mind. But I really enjoyed the story this go around. ... I'll admit right now that I skipped the personality ticks two-parter. For now. Pretty sure I wish it was a single issue. And man, that issue were Ratchet says goodbye is still one of the best.