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Void Rivals #10 review

Who is Rivalling the Void this month??

Void Rivals continues here with issue # 10! It’s Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici new sci-fi comic that tells the tale of two crumbling planets linked by a “Sacred Ring” (it’s not Halo), their peoples at war for generations. When a member of each culture are stranded together, the two find they must put aside their differences if they want to survive. This story takes place in the so-called “Energon Universe”, Skybound Entertainment’s new initiative to relaunch properties like Transformers and G.I. Joe within a shared universe that also happens to include the original characters and setting of Void Rivals.

In this tenth issue, Springer’s battle with Proximus comes to an end, and Darak and Solila learn more about how their planets and Cybertron are connected.

So we learn more about what makes the Energon Universe, the Energon Universe?

Yup! The nature of Energon itself and how it interacts with Darak and Solila’s people is explored. Springer has more to add about some of the old legends Solila has heard of and the bigger picture is beginning to become clearer. Who is Zerta Trion, and how does she link these races?

Having Springer around in general lends this book some strong Transformers presence, as he’s pretty spot-on to his classic Sunbow cartoon portrayal, right down to the hidden wrist gun he deploys in the animated movie. His fight with Proximus is well portrayed and something we don’t get a lot of; a Transformer fighting a worthy opponent that’s on a smaller scale than them.

What else?

Uh, there’s more with Darak’s dad Minister Dulan and the Zertonian premier Zalilak. Their relationship is interesting, as despite their people being in conflict, they are co-conspirators in the plot to keep the conflict going. Solila’s being spoken to by some presence in her mind, a sequence that’s rather strikingly portrayed by Lorenzo De Felici. There’s just a lot of stuff being seeded right now, so I hope Kirkman starts paying some of it off soon.


Springer’s addition to the cast brings this up a bit, and the world-building continuing at a steady pace. Like I’ve said previously, this will all read better in trades where Kirkman’s more decompressed storytelling excels, but even these monthly bits have been enjoyable and interesting.

Get Void Rivals # 10 this week, cuz there’s better things to do tonight than duhhhhhhhhh.

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