I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
This is a Dark of the Moon prequel, and it's far superior to the movie. There aren't any gaping plotholes like what Sentinel Prime did at the end of DotM. It also gave me a lot that I liked.
A Barricade versus Bumblebee scene. More insight into Arcee, Elita-One and Chromia. More about where and how Shockwave and Soundwave fit into the Bayverse. Soundwave calling his droned his 'menagerie.' Wheeljack and more insight into him. It made me much happier than any of the other Bayverse movies have.
On the other hand, the art was pretty bad. Both the bots and the humans didn't look like they did in the movies. And no matter how good these get, I'll always end up comparing them to Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets the Eye, especially since they're all put out by IDW. And even the best - so far - of the Bayverse comics fall short of the current flagship titles.