So, this has been a subject that has been on my mind ever since I first read volume 5 of Robots in Disguise. In case you've forgotten, issue 18 was the only issue in the entirety of IDW that was drawn by an artist named Dheeraj Verma. And well, for all the complaints people have against Livio Ramondelli, there is one thing he has over this guest artist: he doesn't blatantly trace his panels. So, let's start with the most obvious example of this in action: in this issue, and this issue alone, Hardhead is blatantly Robocop. The wiki claims that he looks like this because the artist didn't seem to have access to much of a character model for Hardhead... but the more logical explanation is that he fucking traced over drawings of Robocop, and possibly even movie stills. There are other giveaways though. Two in particular are towards the end of the issue. The first is the panel of Jihiaxus in his ship with Bludgeon. Notice something peculiar? In case you can't figure out, Jhiaxus is traced over Optimus Prime in his own ship at the end of the Death of Optimus Prime one shot. And then there's the most hilarious example on the immediate next page. Monstructor, riding on top of Jhiaxus's ship, has suddenly taken on the proportions of a gorilla for seemingly no damn reason. This out of context would seem bizarre, but with what we know about the artist, there's a very good reason he looks like that: because he fucking traced over the part in the Beast Wars cartoon when Optimus Primal rides on Rhinox: Now granted, Verma's tracing isn't nearly as blatant as a certain Greg Land. But that's because he's drawing transformers instead of sexy superheros with identical proportions. And so he has to stray quite a bit from the lines he's tracing. He seems to use shots more as a reference than outright tracing them line for line (with some notable exceptions, like Robocop Hardhead and the aformentioned Jhiaxus panel). Unfortunately, this means his art is also awkward as hell. Seriously, go read the issue sometime if you don't believe me. There are so many panels where the characters look awkward as hell, because the artist has no idea how to adapt the blocky transformers anatomy to the panels he's tracing over. I can't be the only one that has noticed this, can I?