All the great Amazon.com reviews of The Complete Ark and The AllSpark Almanac have put me in a review kind of mood. So, some random reviews.
First up, long-time Transformers scribe, (and personal hero of mine,) Simon Furman has recently started doing some reviews for Total Sci-Fi Online. His monthly column is called Comics Candy, and the first edition covers 28 Days Later #1, Punisher Noir #1, G.I. Joe Origins #6 (Scarlett), and several others.
Second up, I thought I'd post some reviews from around the world for the AllSpark Almanac and The Complete Ark. If you're a fan of the English language, Dave Van Domelen does an examination - you'll have to scroll down a bit. If you're more in the mood for some Japanese, you can read this for a brief overview of the Complete Ark - click next at the bottom (and scroll down) for a review of the Almanac. For a longer review of just the AllSpark Almanac, try here. Finally, friend of the blog Carlos gives us a review in Spanish for both books. Know of any reviews in other languages? Give me a holler and I'll post them here.
11/11/09 Addendum: I found a very nice Chinese review here. Warning, big images and slow loading.
1/21/10 Addendum: Here is another review in Japanese.
1/28/10 Addendum: Here is an English review of The Complete Ark
5/2/10 Addendum: Here is a third Japanese review.