The crowning jewel of my IDW read through has definitely got to be MTMTE and RiD (read from beginning to Dark Cybertron). MTMTE has its niche and is definitely getting the love it deserves, very good writing. However, I'm surprised how many dismiss RiD, at least the Pre-Dark Cybertron stuff (from what I'm seeing from RiD 'Season 2', it looks pretty boring, especially with Combiner Wars and Titans Return events intruding) I think early RiD had just as much promise as its sister comic. As I read it , it really was a constant emotional rollercoaster and very investing: Spoiler I was constantly at a loss of who to route for with people like Arcee and Prowl around and the NAILS having extremely legitimate points but also being massive dicks, Starscream's characterization + friendship with Metalhawk was really out of left field but also strangely satisfying to see growth in the character, Bumblebee's constant struggle as leader was certainly something to hang on and something I wanted to see since watching G1 and best of all no Optimus or Megatron hogging, monologging or quoting the '86 movie for the upteenth time Overall, I think its the best representation (and to my knowledge only) of a post-war cybertron and what would actually happen. What the characters faced here was much, much less straightforward and thought provoking than their four million year old war. However, with reading Dark Cybertron and seeing whats coming after this, it looks like that little golden period is over, and with the series being rebranded as 'Optimus Prime' now, I don't think it will ever reach those heights again honestly. I'm just really upset that this series has been constantly rebranded and its premise changed from something relatively new to Transformers, to another kinda generic transformers on earth premise. I will hopefully, find some merit in it as I continue to read. Really, I just want to know if anyone else really thinks there was something special in pre-dark cybertron RiD? It just feels really underappreciated, but I kind of feel it may just be because (and theorize this is why MTMTE gets a lot of understandable hate too) is because its not really G1 anymore despite being marketed as such, and I kind of wish these two series would just be disconnected from the main series and do their own things. tl;dr did any of you enjoy pre-dark cybertron RiD and dislike the changes that came afterwards?