I have to chuckle at Dinobot's "would you prefer I challenge you to battle?" because inside I'm like "YES, at least then something exciting might happen!" So far Dinobot's initial defection is the only real character-focused action in the five months this has been ongoing. I want to give this book a fair shake, but so far it's just dull. No energy. I know I don't personally like that Dinobot, a character defined by his warrior ways, just lets himself be detained. I feel like there should be friction there. This may be my own perspective, but this overly diplomatic angle makes him feel like a character who lacks agency and is merely acting out the plot. The problem with stories like these where everyone just sits and talks is that it gives the impression that no one is spurred to action. No one is compelled to do much based on their bias or impulses. The closest we got was last issue where the Maximals almost attack Dinobot thinking he hurt Nyx, and apparently that was "resolved" off-panel. I don't need a random fight scene every issue, but it would be nice to see these moments of tension culminate in hostility to give a sense of consequence. I dunno, so far this book is all talk, no shock. I'm hoping now that the Maximals are "together" things start moving, but it's not like there's any clear forward direction that I can discern. I still don't know what anyone really wants, besides Megatron I guess. Who knows, maybe the very next page things get interesting?