Transformers Spotlight: Orion Pax
Story by: James Roberts
Art by: Steve Kurth
Have you ever spent sleepless nights wondering just how Optimus Prime became Optimus Prime?
Let’s be honest, it’d be easier to ask who hasn’t? Well, thanks to this impressive tale by James Roberts, that question has been answered.
Focusing on Orion Pax, or as he’s better known, the ‘bot that would become Optimus Prime, we are served up a knowing hymn to Transformers lore.
The action centres on Pax leading a team into hostage negotiations with the dreaded Decepticons. Roberts’ tale has more characterisation and depth in a single panel than Michael Bay managed in three entire movies.
Orion Pax is a prime (did you see what I did there?) example of how to handle a much-loved franchise with respect and care, without eschewing on the action.
There are more than a few nods that’ll have long time fans lapping it up. It isn’t just a series of ironic moments though. This is genuinely a thoughtful tale that makes you realise there really is More Than Meets The Eye.