Or, DC Did A Thing, Part the Thousandth.
So, I noticed a while back that there have been quite a few IDW fans who either haven’t read Dark Cybertron at all, or haven’t finished it. And given that the first of the “after the dark” comics is due out tomorrow (Windblade #1, I am so excited!), I decided that I would help people out by providing a handy guide to the events of Dark Cybertron so that you can catch up before reading Windblade!
That was the intention, at least.
What happened? Well, my plot summary ended up growing some snark. And then the snark grew snark. And they all had baby snarks.
The end result is part summary, part spoof. I’ve tried to make sure that it tells a coherent story, so that if you haven’t read Dark Cybertron, you can still understand it - but even if you have, you should (hopefully) still get a kick out of this.
Disclaimer: This isn’t a straight-up retelling; a lot has been cut, plot elements have been moved around so that they flow more smoothly, and things have been exaggerated for comedic effect. Most of all, though, this is my personal interpretation of the story and of the decisions, good and bad, that the creators made. Your mileage will almost certainly vary.
If you’re still feeling brave enough after all that, then all aboard for DC’s Dark Cybertron in 15 Minutes! Here we go!
Awesome, please read.