IDW was selling a nifty advance copy of this issue at Botcon that included all three covers the issue will have at retail, plus a bonus fourth Botcon exclusive cover, for $5. Basically you get all four covers stapled one on top of the other, so it's like you get several extra pages of art and you get the issue early for an extra buck (you also end up with four ads for the TFTM DVD at the end, but whatever, it's still cool). Unfortunately, for me, the cool ends with the clever packaging of the covers. This issue was a big disappointment for me. The story is kind of lacking. It involves Nightbeat working on solving a murder, sort of. Except that then it derails into Nightbeat fighting some Micromasters (I think) and then getting captured. They do some experiment on him and implant something in his brain (I think) and then he blacks out. The last couple of pages are him answering a transmission from Optimus Prime to rendevouz with Ark-32 heading towards Earth and a cliffhanger ending that left me scratching my head trying to figure out why it's supposed to be suspenseful. If anyone who got the issue can explain it to me, please do, because I'm honestly clueless. Even reading the book a second time didn't help. The art is teeeerrrible. It looks more like quick sketches than final art. Optimus Prime looks like a fish on page 21, and on page 22 he looks even worse. The colors do a good job of salvaging what is there though, so props to the colorist for that. Still, big step backwards from the Shockwave spotlight.