Bombs are dropping!! For Prowl, this is more than just a figurative saying as we take a look into his past. Nick Roche writes us back into the infancy of the big war with the Decepticons and borrows some nuggets from James Roberts well-weaved plot titled “Shadowplay”, part of More Than Meets the Eye. There was lots of deception going on back then, and the Autobots and the corrupt senate were right in the thick of it. The recent characterization of Prowl is coming to head as we learn more and more about the skeletons in his 7 million year-old closet.
We finally get a look at Mesothulas, Prowl, and one very conspicuous and silent bot which I am going to go ahead and call out as pre-war Hubcap. Here he is:
A new theory appears!
Mesothulas could potentially be a combination of BOTH Sideways and Tarantulas. Funpub pre-Beast Wars Tarantulas was a motorcycle after all, and the character we see here definitely has bike parts. The head sculpt seems to feature aspects of of both of Armada Sideways’ heads as well as the mutant heads from the toy of Tarantulas and Blackarachnia, as indicated below.
Is the excitement building for you? Is Mesothulas going to be IDW’s Tarantulas, Sideways, or something… else? Hopefully we learn more in the short wait for issue 3! THIS Collecticon is sure looking forward to it.