on 21 January 2015
Volume 3 starts on Cybertron and chronicles the fallout and effects of Scorponok's Gene Key plot on its inhabitants, but as you'd guess, that is not the end of it. Soundwave's theft of the remains of the Matrix-infused Thunderwing and a coalition with the skull-faced Bludgeon comes to a head.
The disappearance of Scorponok at the end of Volume 2 has also made the dialogue a lot simpler (thank Primus) so you won't need your dictionary as often as you did in Volume 2!
Also, Generation 2 comic book fans will no doubt recognise a re-jigged version of how that arc could have panned out and features a well-known character from that run that has also crossed over to the IDW universe, the pun-filled name of Jhiaxus ring any bells!? There are also many nods to the old comics and cartoons and one or two scenes are directly taken from the old comics, e.g. Galvatron riding Ultra Magnus's truck form (literally!)
The artwork is again superb and identical to the previous two volumes which is again, a really good thing. It manages the difficult task of keeping true to the original `expressive' facial style whilst also modernising it and giving it a bit more colour and gloss than before. It looks great.
NOTE : The '0' issue has a bit of a mix / collage of different styles that are both e.g. vintage (the original Marvel comics style) and modern (the new IDW-verse), you'll have to read it and see it for yourself to make sense of it, but it works and looks cool and is a pretty clever and fourth-wall breaking trick.
This volume is also noticeably chunkier than the other two volumes so you also get more for your pound and no page is wasted apart from some additional artwork pages for the individual issue covers, but the art is superb.
This third volume of Regeneration One is another cracker and might even be better than the previous volume. Excellent comic book!