I was a kid when TFs came along (still have my G1 Megatron sitting on my shelf!) and grew up with them being a huge part of my childhood. I loved the toys, loved the cartoon, but most of all I loved the Marvel comics (especially Marvel UK, since I'm an Aussie we got them here, mostly). I drifted away from TFs and certainly haven't collected toys since I was a kid. The Bayverse movies didn't appeal to me at *all*, though I did force myself to try Animated and ended up absolutely loving it! I was overjoyed to see Dreamwave's first issues many years ago, but found them nothing like the comics I remembered, so I stopped buying them after a few issues. I was always tempted to buy a few modern TF figures, but it wasn't until Siege that I was convinced. I *love* those (and Earthrise) and have been buying TF toys for the first time since I was a kid thanks to them! I've heard great things about the IDW comics, at least the "v1" run (that ended a year or so ago). I've heard it's uneven, but that the highs are really high. As a test, I tried reading Last Stand of the Wreckers and was *blown away* by it. This was the TF stories I remembered from the Marvel UK days! I immediately grabbed the first IDW issues figuring I'd start from the start... and... they're kind of "meh", IMO. Furman, *my main main Simon "Give 'em a case of indigestion" Furman!* is writing but it doesn't feel like him. I "know" that it takes awhile for the IDW run to find its footing, and that what the "best" runs are are contested, and I'd honestly rather wade through the whole thing than pick and choose... I guess what I want to know is, IS IT WORTH IT? Should I try again? I'll stress again that I *loved* Last Stand. Loved it. I was one of the people who signed the petition for Regeneration One and I *hated* that. Felt betrayed, to be honest, that it ignored the UK stuff. Will I enjoy IDW on the whole if I wade back in? And is anyone here interested in a "virgin" giving feedback on the various issues or stories as I read them if I do dive back in?