The saga of the Transformers' secret war on Earth - begun in Infiltration — continues with Phase Two: Escalation. With the monumental menaces of Megatron and Ore-13 looming, the Autobots could be forgiven for thinking things couldn't get much worse. But, as Optimus Prime musters his response to the mounting threat, the Machination strikes — with shocking and tragic consequences!
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This series is really interesting, as it allows writer Simon Furman (who, for the uninitiated, is like the Proust of giant robot comics) to build Transformers up from the ground with relatively little outside influence. This volume features both Megatron and Optimus Prime coming to Earth to lead up their relevant factions after the events of the last TF volume. One of the great things about this comic was in how it treated the relative leaders - there was a great sense of danger and fear created in the characters when they learned that Megatron was coming to Earth, and likewise a sense of calm from Prime's involvement. Furman does a really great job of giving the characters individual personalities as well, which is something that's never really been done well with Transformers before.
Excellent artwork, the writing is superb and the story is amazing! It's got continuing character development (especially Verity) and the way the Decepticons go about their nefarious plans is ingenious! This book is a continuation of Transformers: Infiltration. If you plan to read All Hail Megatron, I would seriously suggest reading Infiltration, Escalation, Devastation, and Revelations first. These four tie-in to AHM and help make full sense of what goes on in AHM. I would highly recommend this comic.