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Original Transformers Comics:

Final Issues

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The Final Future Story

Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #251

“The Void!”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Staz
  • set on New Year’s Day in 2009 (although this should have been 2010, given that “Legacy of Unicron!” began on 1 Jan 2008 and “Time Wars” also began on 1 Jan 2009, with the future stories generally set 20 years after the present date)
  • Rodimus Prime leads a group of Autobots to Earth but there’s a traitor on board

“Skin Deep, Part 3″

  • reprints the final third of Transformers Vol. 1 #59

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. #252

“Edge of Impact”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Staz
  • continues from “The Void!” (Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #251)
  • searching for the saboteur, Kup finds Longtooth standing over Rodimus Prime’s unconscious body, but Arcee reveals that Longtooth couldn’t have been the saboteur
  • in the end, the saboteur is revealed to be Rodimus Prime himself, possessed by dark forces (in fact, by Unicron, who’s trapped inside the Matrix, although that’s not mentioned here)

“Yesterday’s Heroes!, Part 1″

  • reprints the first third of Transformers Vol. 1 #60

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. #253

“Shadow of Evil”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Cam Smith
  • continues from “Edge of Impact” (Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #252)
  • the possessed Rodimus Prime rampages, but pauses as the real Rodimus Prime struggles, prompting Arcee to convince Kup that they need to shoot to kill

“Yesterday’s Heroes!, Part 2″

  • reprints the second third of Transformers Vol. 1 #60

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. #254

“White Fire”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Cam Smith
  • continues from “Shadow of Evil” (Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #253)
  • as the Autobots prepare to gun Rodimus Prime down, they notice he’s fighting back and subdue him instead
  • as Rodimus Prime prepares to cleanse the Matrix and purge it of Unicron, Kup tears the Matrix from Rodimus Prime’s chest, restoring him to normal but also costing them the chance to destroy Unicron forever
  • this is the final appearance of the future-based characters in the series, although “Aspects of Evil!” revealed that Unicron would return later in 2010, possessing Rodimus Prime again, reforming his body, and demolishing much of Cybertron (that same story revealed that Rodimus Prime in 2356 was still battling Unicron’s infection of the Matrix)
  • although this future-based storyline was never resolved, the idea of a corrupted Matrix was key to “Deathbringer” (Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #235-236) and the upcoming “Matrix Quest” storyline, both set in the present day

“Yesterday’s Heroes!, Part 3″

  • reprints the final third of Transformers Vol. 1 #60

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.

Matrix Quest

Transformers Vol. 1 #62

“Bird of Prey!”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Geoff Senior
  • Nightbeat, Siren, and Hosehead have an adventure while searching space for the Matrix (now said to have been rather carelessly lost when Optimus Prime’s body was shot into space in Transformers Vol. 1 #26)
  • in the end, Thunderwing and other Decepticons capture the Autobots and are intent to find out why they’re searching this portion of the galaxy

published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #63
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #64
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #65
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #66
published by Marvel Comics

Final Issues

Transformers Vol. 1 #67
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #68
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #69
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #70
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #71
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #72
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #73
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #74
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #75
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #76
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #77
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #78
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #79
published by Marvel Comics
Transformers Vol. 1 #80

final issue; published by Marvel Comics

Transformers: Regeneration One 100-Page Spectacular
reprints Transformers Vol. 1 #76-80; published to coincide with the debut of Transformers: Regeneration One; published by IDW Publishing; 100 pages; $7.99; cover-dated July 2012

Earthforce (Not in Order)

Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #255

“Perchance to Dream, Part 1″

  • written by Simon Furman

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #256

“Perchance to Dream, Part 2″

  • written by Simon Furman

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #257

“Perchance to Dream, Part 3″

  • written by Simon Furman

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #258

“Perchance to Dream, Part 4″

  • written by Simon Furman

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #259

“Perchance to Dream, Part 5″

  • written by Simon Furman

“Primal Scream, Part 1″

  • reprints the first third of Transformers Vol. 1 #61

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #260

“Perchance to Dream, Part 6″

  • written by Simon Furman

“Primal Scream, Part 2″

  • reprints the second third of Transformers Vol. 1 #61

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #261

“Starting Over!”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Staz
  • Prowl and Wheeljack, in Arizona, bemoan how much things have changed and then discover Megatron prepared to activate an Earth-altering device
  • ends with a cliffhanger, as Prowl and Wheeljack rush to confront Megatron
  • Prowl states that Megatron is no longer the Decepticon leader, and his survival (after his apparent death in Transformers Vol. 1 #59) isn’t explained
  • begins the Earthforce stories, spinning out of “Perchance to Dream”

“Primal Scream, Part 3″

  • reprints the final third of Transformers Vol. 1 #61

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #262

“Two Steps Back!”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Andrew Wildman
  • Grimlock and the Dinobots fight Shockwave’s Decepticons, and Optimus Prime chastises Grimlock over human-endangering tactics, spurring Grimlock to consider quitting the Autobots
  • an editorial note attributes the Dinobots’ revival to an “upcoming U.S. story”

“Bird of Prey!, Part 1″

  • reprints the first third of Transformers Vol. 1 #62

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #263

“Break-Away!”

  • written by Simon Furman; art by Staz
  • on the Ark, Grimlock announces that the Dinobots are leaving, but Optimus Prime (preoccupied with the coming on Unicron) seems dismissive
  • Optimus Prime’s dismissive tone spurs Grimlock to challenge Optimus Prime to a fight, but the fight ends in a draw
  • Optimus Prime appoints Grimlock leader of the Autobots’ Earth forces
  • Jazz, Bumblebee, Sunstreaker, Ironhide, and Silverbolt volunteer to go with Grimlock
  • word arrives from Prowl and Wheeljack that they’ve stopped Megatron (following “Starting Over!”, from Transformers U.K. Vol 1 #261), and Optimus Prime tells Grimlock and the others to go quickly

“Bird of Prey!, Part 2″

  • reprints the second third of Transformers Vol. 1 #62

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #264

“Desert Island Risks!”

  • written by Simon Furman; pencils by Pete Knifton; inks by Pete Venters
  • Ironhide and Bumblebee, searching for their missing teammate Prowl, follow a Transformer life signature to an island in the Bahamas, but instead discover a project to construct Devastator
  • the Constructicons are said to have lost their ability to combine, although no explanation is ever given for this (readers might suspect nucleon, although there’s no evidence for this in the story)

“Bird of Prey!, Part 3″

  • reprints the final third of Transformers Vol. 1 #62

published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.
Transformers Collected Comics #27

final issue; a.k.a. Transformers Collected Comics Winter Special 1994; reprints Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #237-239 and #272-274; cover taken from Transformers U.K. Vol. 1 #321; published by Marvel Comics / Marvel U.K.; cover-dated Winter 1994


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