It is the end of the Mutineer’s Trilogy.
It goes out with a big, gut-wrenching bang. The death toll in this issue is horrifying. If you read issues 10 and 11, you knew someone is going to die, but this issue scares the hell out of me. It freaks me out how Autobots can be just as violent and vicious as Decepticons.
Below are spoilers if you did not read the previous two issues. Be warned.
There is a degree of mental manipulation by two questionable guests about the ship, and another degree of silent and deadly devotion by others. In issue 13, a newcomer quickly and definitely tips the scales, and the results are disastrous.
Once more, with feeling, James Roberts not only knocked this issue out of the park, but so did my heart and guts. The insane amount of talent on this issue needs to be recognized.
Jack Lawrence and Andrew Griffith as the artists, with Joana Lafuente, Priscilla Tramontano, and Jean-Paul Rove on color. The work was perfect. The colors, the tones, everything. I couldn’t have asked for more. I will also add my kudos for Alex Milne’s “C” cover with Defensor choke-slamming Getaway into the title banner. Beautiful piece of artwork, I called my local comic shop to be sure this was held for me.
Read Lost Light #12. The take on characters I grew up with is stunningly amazing, and the surprises leave me wanting more. This short arc’s conclusion succeeded in wrapping up a short tale which, I have no doubt will lead to something major in the near future.
Rating: 10 out of 10. There is no disputing this.