Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review: Angry Birds / Transformers: Age of Eggstinction by John Barber


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
When the Transformers lose their powerful Allspark, it ends up on Piggie Island — and the world of Angry Birds turns robotic! Prepare to meet… the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!
MY TAKE:
I thought the idea of an Angry Birds and Transformers crossover was cool, so I just had to read this one.

In Angry Birds / Transformers: Age of Eggstinction, the Allspark ends up on Piggy Island, transforming the pigs into Deceptihogs and the birds into Autobirds. At first, the birds and pigs are still fighting over the eggs. Before long, however, they realize that the Allspark is doing something strange to Piggy Island and the eggs. Now they must work together to put a stop to all this and save Piggy Island.

As I expected, there were some very funny lines here. The birds and pigs got themselves into odd situations, so it was really ripe for comedy.

I thought the plot was pretty interesting, and the idea of making the birds and pigs to be bird- and pig-versions of the Transformer characters instead of becoming new versions of Decepticons and Autobots was a good call. However, there were times wherein I would get confused as to who a particular pig was when he wasn't a Deceptihog, and what his name was as a Deceptihog. The birds were easier to identify, although in my head, I referred to most of them by what they were called as regular angry birds. It really helps to be familiar with the names and looks of the Autobots and Decepticons, because with everything going on, things can get confusing.

I liked how the panels and dialogue were laid out, as they seemed to make things even more action-packed and dynamic. The colors, though, for some reason, seemed a little less bright than what I'm used to seeing from Angry Birds comic books.

Thanks to NetGalley and IDW Publishing for the e-ARC.

THE GOOD:

  1. It's an Angry Birds and Transformers crossover.
  2. There are some truly funny lines.
  3. The plot is clever. 

THE BAD:

  1. It can be confusing to try and remember which bird and pig represented which Autobot and Decepticon. 

READ IT IF:

  1. If you're a fan of Transformers.
  2. If you like Angry Birds.
  3. You like crossover books and shows.

RATING:
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