Comic Book: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye

Let's make this precious...note .

And we sail out on orders from him but we find
the maps he sent to us don't mention lost coastlines
Where nothing we've actually seen has been mapped or outlined
And we don't recognize the names upon these signs
And every night finds us rocking and rolling
On waves wild and wide
Well, we have lost our way, nobody's gonna say it outright
Okkervil River, "Lost Coastlines"

On the planet Cybertron, the four-million year civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons has just come to an end. The democracy-promoting Autobots were victorious and have set to work rebuilding the society that was lost through the war. This victory came at a cost; the Matrix, an ancient life-giving artifact, was depowered in the final battle, rendered an empty shell. However inspection of the shell revealed that the Matrix contained a mysterious star map. Enter Rodimus, a young upstart Autobot commander who, in defiance of High Command, decides to leave Cybertron on a quest. Rodimus and his second-in-command Drift believe the Matrix Map will lead to the Knights of Cybertron, an ancient order of warriors that legend claims gave civilization to the galaxy. For this quest Rodimus seeks a mighty band of soldiers, philosophers, scientists, and heroes. What he gets is a bunch of losers, nobodies, misfits, and hangers-on. This ragtag crew leaves on the starship Lost Light to follow the map and bring a new golden age to the galaxy. Along the way, they encounter numerous mysteries, horrors, and strange occurrences, all the while unaware that they may be heading towards horrible forces from before recorded history...

An ongoing comic series set in IDW's Transformers Universe that began in 2012. The comic is a sequel to a previous ongoing (though that comic does not need to be read in order to understand this one) and runs concurrently with Transformers: Robots in Disguise, a comic set on Post-War Cybertron. The series is written by James Roberts, who was brought on after the success of Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers. Artist Alex Milne draws the series, with an occasional fill-in by Nick Roche and other artists.

From November 2013 to March 2014, More than Meets the Eye was part of a 12-issue Crisis Crossover event with Robots in Disguise called Transformers Dark Cybertron. Following the end of the event, several new characters joined the Lost Light crew, including a disillusioned Megatron.

In a rather unique touch, this comic has a soundtrack which can be listened to here.

It now has a character sheet. Feel free to add to it. Also has a recap page currently under construction, which is in dire need of Wiki Magic.

This comic relies heavily on twists and surprises for its impact so beware, some spoilers might be unmarked.

This series provides examples of:

Hello...? Can anybody hear me?
It's-kssk! of the Lost Light.

Alternative Title(s):

More Than Meets The Eye