This whole miniseries is just to justify that there are no Transformers stories happening on Cybertron.
When I first heard that Furman was going to use the Pretenders idea (Transformers in outer shells made to disguise them as organic beings) I was thrilled, then I read it and was disappointed that he opted to use them as nightmare fuel. I’m still not thrilled.
And the idea that a pretender shell makes the wearer nigh invulnerable just just annoys me. Anyway, despite that and all other quirks It’s decent and sets up a lot of hooks for later stories.