([January] 1987)

Marvel, 1984 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel 25th Anniversary
Editing:
James C. Owsley
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
First scheduled and published as bi-monthly four-issue miniseries, then became ongoing with #5

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Game Over Optimus Prime !! (Table of Contents)

Transformers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Herb Trimpe (signed)
Inks:
Herb Trimpe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Optimus Prime; Megatron; Ethan
Reprints:

Afterlife (Table of Contents)

Transformers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Budiansky
Pencils:
Don Perlin
Inks:
Ian Akin; Brian Garvey
Colors:
Nelson Yomtov [as Nel Yomtov]
Letters:
Janice Chiang

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Autobots [Optimus Prime; Protectobots [Hotspot; Groove; Streetwise; First Aid; Blades]]; Decepticons [Megatron; Combaticons [Onslaught; Brawl; Vortex; Swindle; Blast Off]]; Ethan
Synopsis:
Megatron and the Combaticons face Optimus Prime and the Protectobots inside an experimental factory to gain access to a new energy device, but instead of a head-on battle, a computer programmer named Ethan compromises they should battle inside his 'Battleworld' program. Both parties agree and Megatron is vanquished, but somehow returns back to life inside via a secret password (Afterlife), given to him by Combaticon Vortex. He almost defeats Prime, but is vanquished yet again by him. Unfortunately, because of that cheat, Prime innnocently killed some of the game's inhabitants, which forces Ethan to destroy Prime's physical body (as Prime has a 'no killing' code, which he mistakenly believed he violated when he defeated Megatron the second time). The Combaticons and Megatron then leave with the new energy device while The Protectobots leave with Prime's damaged body.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Game Over Optimus Prime !!
    Transformers
  2. 1. Afterlife
    Transformers
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