Regeneration One #82 will be released tomorrow in the US, and a preview is available at Full Metal Hero:
A few initial comments:
The artwork still leaves a bit to be desired in certain places. Now those Decepticons have been "zombified" which accounts a bit for the lack of expression, but that Seacon on the first page on the first page is so poorly drawn (especially the face) that it looks like regular fan-art. Same thing with Octane and Hun-Grr on page 3.
The image of Megatron's vehicle on page 2, with Starscream and Blitzwing hanging on to the sides, reminds me of the packaging artwork for Action Master Megatron's Neutro-Fusion Tank (1990). It makes me a bit sad that Wildman & Co didn't take the opportunity to go all the way and make it that particular vehicle. It would have been a nice nod to those old toys. Especially considering that Megatron and the others probably are in the Action Master stage now, having been revived with the help of Nucleon in the last couple of issues of the Marvel book.
I'm very glad to see that Kup considers the Autobots to be partially responsible for the Earth's current state, having turned their back on the planet for 21 years.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the remarks regarding Whirl. "It would be just like him to start without us." Sounds like Furman & Co may have taken a cue from the characterization in Chaos Theory and the current More Than Meets The Eye series after all. While he isn't hating himself here, it still fits. Or was Whirl depicted like that already in the Marvel UK comics? I have no memory of it (and I don't think Whirl's Toy Tech Specs give enough indication that he behaves like that).
Finally, we get an interesting glimpse from Nebulos. Do you get the impression that senior scientist Borx is talking about a treaty between Nebulans and Autobots, or with some other race? Since Grimlock is in possession of the log it would make sense that it's a treaty with the Autobots, but then I don't quite understand why Grimlock has so low expectations of what he will find on the planet. "Lazarus" was a mythological (biblical) figure who was raised from the dead, and it seems to be a fair guess that "Project Lazarus" could be about restoring the Transformers who sacrificed their heads to become Headmasters back to life. That too would indicate a treaty with the Autobots - otherwise, why would the Nebulans have any interest in reviving them?