I'm enjoying the spin off stuff like the Revolution tie ins, Revolutionaries, Rom Vs TF, Wrath of Karza and that. They aren't really required reading unless you are into the characters featured but Revolution is just a mess and the previews for First Strike don't give me much hope. Oh no human-swords vs giant robots who can barely kill each other! Who will win? That and they chucked the EDC-Transformer relationship out the window so GI Joe could shoot at the Evil Autobots and their humanitarian efforts. I'd have much rather had conflict with EDC members as to whether Prime was still an ally then the new guys trying to solve everything with bullets only to have a last act epiphany for no reason at all. Part of that is my general annoyance at "NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN, AGAIN" events that happen rapid fire. So give me more of those spin offs please.