Rather than resurrect zombie threads, I thought I'd start a new one based on the TPB seeing as it's the first time I've read this material. My ideas: Cyclonus: good introduction to the arch, as a spotlight, barely succeeds. Hardhead: Ranks with the best spotlights. I can't help but say it's really great. Doubledealer: Not as "cluttered" as I expected from reading previous reviews, but overall nice addition to the story. Sideswipe: Great art EJ! Really beautiful but suffers from Furman's forced conditions. I really feel like maybe he left the first two spotlights alone and fit all the story into the last two issues. I am kind of WTF with Sideswipes' eventual disregard of his rivalry with Sunstreaker but overall this whole arch could've been so much worse. Extras: RoS realliy set a precedent which this fails to meet on all levels. Looking back this could've been a lot worse, Furman pulled it off. But in the end breaks my heart that (despite his obvious furmanisms with EVERY character) Furman's initial run has come to an end and at SUCH abbreviation. It really could've been a great flushed out Furman story. I'll wait to see what Coda brings but I'm really hurt at the tinkering of one of my favorite TF storylines in years.