"There will be several Spotlight books focusing on the Transformers characters, including one on Jazz (by Josh Van Reyk & Shaun Knowler and E.J. Su) which will offer insight into how Jazz became the guy he is and why he's respected by the Autobots the way he is. It will take place in the distant past and the present. Thrift will also get a Spotlight, as will Metroplex (by Andy Schmidt and Marcelo Matere). He hasn't shown up in IDW yet, but the creators promised that he "will appear in a very big way" now. "
By Thrift I am sure they mean Drift. Unless there's a new cheap-ass Autobot coming our way!
Well, y'know, the final chapter to The Death Of Superman had a single image for every page except the last two, which were splash pages, and to this day it's one of the best superhero books I ever read. And I'm not a Superman fan. So I guess what I'm getting at is; if the story is suitably epic, then it will only enhance the tale.
Yeah as much as the Death of Superman was an event, I really liked how they did that. I Seem to recall the panels decreasing more and more as the finale came, or was that just the last issue that did that?
On a vaguely similar note, may I draw everyone's attention to Nextwave issue 11 (I think) which has double splash page after double splash page of the heroes taking down increasinly random variants (apes, robots, dinosaurs) of countless Marvel heroes.
If you ever wanted to read Spotlight: Throttlebots, in which our favourite crap pull-back-and-go Autobots get ten shades of shit kicked out of them by Sixshot, this is the comic for you.
It's actually not bad taken on its own merits and has a certain madness to it, but it's a Throttlebot story that has a short appearance by Metroplex. It's mis-sold. It really should not be called Spotlight: Metroplex. It's also not a complete story. Bear that in mind and you'll get more out of it.