I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
Thundercracker takes a backseat in this issue, and I was about to be like 'eh, I guess last issue was an anomaly.' I'm not entranced with the colors, or the Optimus Prime storyline - even in the past - as some people are. (I know; someone contacted me on LT and was talking to me about this. And all the respect to that, it's just not my jam.)
However, Soundwave finds a brilliant solution to the Sharkticons, and I love him so much for that last page! So, so much!
I guess I'll be continuing with this series after all!