The Transformers #12 [Newsstand Edition]
(January 1986)

Marvel, 1984 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1985-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Barcode:
0714860237901
Editing:
Mike Carlin (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
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 is a variant of The Transformers (Marvel, 1984 series) #12 [Direct Edition].


Optimus Prime: Autobot Killer! (Table of Contents)

Transformers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Optimus Prime; Ironhide; Jazz
Reprints:

Prime Time! (Table of Contents)

Transformers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Budiansky
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Al Gordon
Colors:
Nel Yomtov
Letters:
Janice Chiang

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Jetfire; Optimus Prime; Prowl; Hound; Huffer; Brawn; Jazz; Sideswipe; Cliffjumper; Rumble; Shockwave; Soundwave; Buster Witwicky
Synopsis:
Shockwave uses Optimus Prime's body (with a fake head created by Shockwave) to attack the revived and repaired Autobots. All seems lost, until the real Optimus's head appears and takes control of the fake head, thereby destroying it. The creation matrix is then returned to Prime by Buster,after Ratchet returns Prime's head back to his body.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Optimus Prime: Autobot Killer!
    Transformers
  2. 1. Prime Time!
    Transformers
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