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Original Transformers Comics:

1984-1985

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Arrival

Transformers Vol. 1 #1

“The Transformers” -- 25 pages

  • script by Ralph Macchio; story by Bill Mantlo; pencils by Frank Springer; inks by Kim DeMulder

first issue; cover by Bill Sienkiewicz; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Sept 1984

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Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #1

first issue; reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #1; cover by Jerry Paris; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 3 Oct 1984

Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #2
the cover looks far more like a scene from “Man of Iron” than from Transformers Vol. 1 #1 (hence this cover being used by Transformers Collected Comics #3, which collected “Man of Iron”); reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #1; cover by John Ridgway; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 17 Oct 1984

Man of Iron

Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #9

“Man of Iron, Part 1″ -- 11 pages

  • written by Steve Parkhouse; art by John Ridgway

the cover features colored art from page seven of “Man of Iron, Part 1″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 25 Jan 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #10

“Man of Iron, Part 2″ -- 11 pages

  • written by Steve Parkhouse; art by John Ridgway

the cover features colored art from page three of “Man of Iron, Part 2″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 8 Feb 1985
Transformers Vol. 1 #33
reprints Transformers (U.K.) Vol. 1 #9-10 (in color, a different colorized version from that of Transformers Collected Comics #3); cover by Charles Vess; published by Marvel Comics; $1.00; cover-dated Oct 1987
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #11

“Man of Iron, Part 3″ -- 11 pages

  • written by Steve Parkhouse; art by Mike Collins

the cover features colored art from page six of “Man of Iron, Part 3″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 22 Feb 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #12

“Man of Iron, Part 4″ -- 11 pages

  • written by Steve Parkhouse; art by Mike Collins

the cover features colored art from page eight of “Man of Iron, Part 4″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 8 Mar 1985
Transformers Vol. 1 #34
reprints Transformers (U.K.) Vol. #11-12 (in color, a different colorized version from that of Transformers Collected Comics #3); cover by Tom Morgan, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey; published by Marvel Comics; $1.00; cover-dated Nov 1987
Transformers Collected Comics #3
reprints Transformers (U.K.) Vol. #9-12 (in color); cover taken from Transformers (U.K.) Vol. 1 #2; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 1986

The Mini-Series Continues

Transformers Vol. 1 #2

“Power Play!” -- 23 pages

  • script by Jim Salicrup; story by Bill Mantlo; pencils by Frank Springer; inks by Kim DeMulder

cover by Michael Golden; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Nov 1984
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #3
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #2; cover by Jerry Paris; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 31 Oct 1984
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #4
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #2; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #2; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 14 Nov 1984
Transformers Collected Comics #1

first issue; reprints Transformers Vol. 1 #1-2; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #2; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated Summer 1985

Transformers Vol. 1 #3

“Prisoner of War!” -- 23 pages

  • written by Jim Salicrup; pencils by Frank Springer; inks by Kim DeMulder and Mike Esposito

cover by Michael Golden; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Jan 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #5
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #3; cover by John Ridgway; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 30 Nov 1984
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #6
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #3; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #3; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 14 Dec 1984

Interlude

Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #13

“The Enemy Within!” -- 11 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by John Ridgway

the cover features colored art from page eight of “The Enemy Within, Part 1″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 22 Mar 1985

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Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #14

“The Enemy Within!, Part 2: The Best Laid Plans…” -- 11 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins

the cover features colored versions of three panels from three different pages of “The Enemy Within!, Part 2: The Best Laid Plans…”; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 5 Apr 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #15

“The Enemy Within!, Part 3: Crime… and Punishment!” -- 11 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins

the cover features colored art from page 11 of “The Enemy Within!, Part 3: Crime… and Punishment!”; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 19 Apr 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #16

“The Enemy Within!, Part 4: Trail… and Error!” -- 6 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins
  • originally created to be 11 pages, but wound up split between this issue and the next

the cover features colored art from page five of “The Enemy Within!, Part 4: Trial… and Error!”; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 3 May 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #17

“The Enemy Within!, Part 5: Endings… and Beginnings!” -- 5 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins

the cover features colored art from pages three and four of “The Enemy Within!, Part 5: Endings… and Beginnings!”; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 17 May 1985
Transformers Collected Comics #4
reprints Transformers (U.K.) Vol. 1 #13-17 (in color); cover by Will Simpson; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated Summer 1986
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #18

“Raiders of the Last Ark” -- 6 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins and Jeff Anderson

the cover uses art from page four of “Raiders of the Last Ark”; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 31 May 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #19

“Raiders of the Last Ark, Part 2″ -- 5 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins and Jeff Anderson

the cover uses art from page five of “Raiders of the Last Ark, Part 2″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 14 June 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #20

“Raiders of the Last Ark, Part 3″ -- 6 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins and Jeff Anderson

the cover uses art from page three of “Raiders of the Last Ark, Part 3″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 28 June 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #21

“Raiders of the Last Ark, Part 4″ -- 5 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Mike Collins and Jeff Anderson

the cover uses art from the first page of “Raiders of the Last Ark, Part 4″; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 12 July 1985

The Mini-Series Concludes

Transformers Vol. 1 #4

“The Last Stand” -- 22 pages

  • written by Jim Salicrup; pencils by Frank Springer; inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey

cover by Mark Texeira; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #7
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #4; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #4; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 28 Dec 1984
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #8
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #4; cover by Barry Kitson; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 11 Jan 1985
Transformers Collected Comics #2
reprints Transformers Vol. 1 #3-4; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #4; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 1985

The New Order

Transformers Vol. 1 #5

“The New Order” -- 22 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; art by Alan Kupperberg

cover by Mark Bright; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated June 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #22
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #5; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #5; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 26 July 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #23
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #5; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 9 Aug 1985
Transformers Vol. 1 #6

“The Worse of Two Evils!” -- 22 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; art by Alan Kupperberg

cover by Alan Kupperberg; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated July 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #24
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #6; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 23 Aug 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #25
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #6; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #6; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 6 Sept 1985

Ratchet and Megatron

Transformers Vol. 1 #7

“Warrior School!” -- 23 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; pencils by William Johnson; inks by Kyle Baker

cover by Mark Bright and Brad Joyce; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Aug 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #26
reprints Transformers Vol. 1 #7; this is the only U.K. issue to reprint an entire U.S. issue; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #7; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 14 Sept 1985
Transformers Vol. 1 #8

“Repeat Performance!” -- 22 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; pencils by William Johnson; inks by Kyle Baker

cover by Mark Bright and Kyle Baker; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Sept 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #27
first weekly issue; reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #8; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 21 Sept 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #28
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #8; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #8; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 28 Sept 1985

Interlude

Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #29

“Decepticon Dam Busters, Part 1″ -- 11 pages

  • written by John Stokes

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 5 Oct 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #30

“Decepticon Dam Busters, Part 2″ -- 11 pages

  • written by John Stokes

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 12 Oct 1985
Transformers Collected Comics #5
reprints Transformers (U.K.) Vol. 1 #29-30; cover by Geoff Senior; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated Spring 1987
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #31

“The Wrath of Guardian” -- 11 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Barry Kitson

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 19 Oct 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #32

“The Wrath of Grimlock” -- 11 pages

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Barry Kitson and Mark Farmer

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 19 Oct 1985
Transformers Collected Comics #6
reprints Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #31-32; cover by Geoff Senior; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated Summer 1987
Transformers Collected Comics #25
a.k.a. Transformers Collected Comics Holiday Special 1994; reprints Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #31-32 and “And There Shall Come… a Leader!” from Transformers Annual 1986; cover taken from Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #295 (recolored); published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated Holiday 1994

The Storyline Concludes

Transformers Vol. 1 #9

“Dis-Integrated Circuits” -- 22 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; pencils by Mike Manley; inks by various (as M. Hands)

cover by Mike Manley; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Oct 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #33
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #9; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 2 Nov 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #34
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #9; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #9; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 9 Nov 1985
Transformers Vol. 1 #10

“The Next Best Thing To Being There!” -- 22 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; pencils by Ricardo Villamonte; inks by Brad Joyce

cover by Kyle Baker; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Nov 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #35
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #10; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 16 Nov 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #36
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #10; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #10; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 23 Nov 1985
Transformers Vol. 1 #11

“Brainstorm” -- 22 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; pencils by Herb Trimpe; inks by Tom Palmer

cover by Herb Trimpe; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Dec 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #37
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #11; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 30 Nov 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #38
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #11; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #11; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 7 Dec 1985
Transformers Vol. 1 #12

“Prime Time” -- 22 pages

  • written by Bob Budiansky; pencils by Herb Trimpe; inks by Al Gordon

cover by Herb Trimpe; published by Marvel Comics; $0.75; cover-dated Jan 1986
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #39
reprints the first half of Transformers Vol. 1 #12; cover taken from Transformers Vol. 1 #12; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 14 Dec 1985
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #40
reprints the second half of Transformers Vol. 1 #12; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 21 Dec 1985

Short Epilogue

Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #41

“Christmas Breaker”

  • written by James Hill; art by William Simpson
  • features Circuit Breaker
  • the first U.K. Christmas story

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated 28 Dec 1985

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