Some clean versions of the pages that just went up on Newsrama. Windblade #1 comes out in two days!
Starscream, stop trying to act like Megatron. It’s bad for you. Unless he’s whispering to her “girl, who does your makeup??” In which case carry on.
The above looks adolescent, dwarfed by everyone else, and semi-permanently wide-eyed about everything around her. These communicate really different things about the character.
Is it the artist? Do they mangafy everyone? I can see the stylistic difference here, but Chromia doesn’t strike me the same way, and…I can’t help but think that Windblade’s depiction here is because “omg we have to make her more FEMININE!”
I’m trying not to put down a character by how they look (though the wide-eyedness really gets to me as a way to make her seem subtly incompetent and unable to handle whatever is happening because she’s semi-permanently surprised by life), but…this metamorphosis really rubs me the wrong way.
I don’t know. Someone tell me if she redeems herself in the text? Please tell me that she acts like a mature, capable, clever commander. Please?