The Transformers #4 [Newsstand Edition]
(March 1985)

Marvel, 1984 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1984-12-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Barcode:
0714860237903
Editing:
Martha Conway (Assistant Editor); Bob Budiansky (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color cover; color interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
First scheduled and published as bi-monthly four-issue miniseries, then became ongoing with #5

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Transformers (Marvel, 1984 series) #4 [Direct Edition].


The Autobots' Last Stand! (Table of Contents)

Transformers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mark Texeira (signed)
Inks:
Mark Texeira (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Optimus Prime; Megatron; Skywarp; Thundercracker; Starscream; Rumble; Ravage; Buzzsaw; Laserbeak; Ironhide; Huffer; Bumblebee; Sunstreaker; Cliffjumper; Brawn; Sideswipe; Mirage; Bluestreak; Prowl; Jazz

The Last Stand (Table of Contents)

Transformers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Salicrup
Pencils:
Frank Springer
Inks:
Ian Akin; Brian Garvey
Colors:
Nel Yomtov
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Optimus Prime; Brawn; Sunstreaker; Mirage; Jazz; Huffer; Windcharger; Ratchet; Gears; Ironhide; Bluestreak; Sideswipe; Snarl (intro); Grimlock (intro); Swoop (intro); Sludge (intro); Slag (intro); Bumblebee; Megatron; Decepticon medic (intro); Reflector; Spyglass (intro); Spectro (intro); Viewfinder (intro); Frenzy; Rumble; Skywarp; Soundwave (intro); Starscream; Ravage; Shockwave; Buzzsaw; Laserbeak; Thundercracker; Buster Witwicky; Sparkplug Witwicky; "O"; Mister "O"; Jesse
Synopsis:
The Autobots have almost lost against the Decepticons in a last stand battle, but are victorious due to Buster's dad (Sparkplug) poisoning the fuel that recharged them earlier. However, the unexpected arrival of Shockwave (with untainted fuel in him) causes them to lose.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

End of miniseries, but special announcement in letters page states the series has now become a monthly starting with #5, due to overwhelming response by the fans demanding a continuing series.

Transmissions (Table of Contents)

Transmissions / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: John M. King, Caril L. Labranche, Carl Davison, Ricky O'Connor, David Whitworth, Randy Hampton, Chris Carlberg, Paul Woo, Jeffrey Wayne Bullock, Mike Horkan, Eldy R. Flores

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Autobots' Last Stand!
    Transformers
  2. 1. The Last Stand
    Transformers
  3. 2. Transmissions
    Transmissions
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