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THE TRANSFORMERS: COMICS, BOOKS AND MANGA

IDW Publishing
(2005-now)
Devil's Due
(2003-2007)
Dreamwave
(2002-2004)
Club/Con
(2001-now)
Titan Books
(2001-now)
Marvel Comics
(1984-1994)
Japanese
Manga
Other Books
and Titles
'The Transformers Universe' was a four-issue limited series which ran from December 1985 to March 1986, containing 'Marvel Universe' style profiles on all the TFs which had appeared in the US comics up to this point, as well as the Movie characters.

Issue #1

Air Raid | Astrotrain | Beachcomber | Blades | Blaster | Blast off | Blitzwing | Bluestreak | Bombshell | Bonecrusher | Brawl | Brawn | Breakdown | Broadside | Bruticus | Bumblebee | Buzzsaw | Cliffjumper | Cosmos | DeadEnd | Defensor | Devastator | Dirge | Divebomb | Dragstrip | Eject | Fireflight | First Aid | Frenzy | Gears | Grapple | Grimlock |
Issue #2
Groove | Headstrong | Hoist | Hook | Hot Spot | Hound | Huffer | Inferno | Ironhide | Jazz | Jetfire | Kickback | Laserbeak | Long Haul | Megatron | Menasor | Metroplex | Mirage | Mixmaster | Mototrmaster | Octane | Omega Supreme | Onslaught | Optimus Prime | Outback | Perceptor | Pipes | Powerglide | Predaking | Prowl | Ramhorn | Ramjet |
Issue #3
Rampage | Ratbat | Ratchet | Ravage | Razorclaw | Red Alert | Rewind | Rumble | Runabout | Runamuck | Sandstorm | Scavenger | Scrapper | Seaspray | Shockwave | Shrapnel | Sideswipe | Silverbolt | Skids | Skydive | Sky Lynx | Skywarp | Slag | Slingshot | Sludge | Smokescreen | Snarl | Soundwave | Starscream | Streetwise | Sunstreaker | Superion | Swindle |
Issue #4
Steeljaw | Swoop | Tailgate | Tantrum | Thrust | Thundercracker | Topspin | Tracks | Trailbreaker | Trypticon | Twin Twist | Vortex | Warpath | Wheeljack | Wildrider | Windcharger | Arblus | Arcee | Blurr | Cyclonus | Galvatron | Hot Rod | Rodimus Prime | Kranix | Kup | Quintessons | Scourge | Sharkticon | Springer | Ultra Magnus | Unicron | Wheelie | Wreck Gar |

Transformers Universe Series 2 Guide

Further profiles were ran for many of the 1987-1988 Transformers in the back pages of issues of the US book from US #47.
Issue # [US] Profiles Included
47 Snapdragon, Highbrow, Apeface
48 Hardhead, Brainstorm, Chromedome, Crosshairs, Searchlight
49 Chase, Freeway
56 Battletrap, Blot, Cutthroat, Goldbug, Rollbar, Wideload
57 Cloudraker, Overkill, Slugfest
58 Afterburner, Lightspeed, Nosecone, Scattershot, Strafe, Computron
59 Nautilator, Overbite, Seawing, Skalor, Snaptrap, Tentakil, Piranacon
60
61 Triggerhappy, Landfill, Quickmix, Scoop
62 Hosehead, Nightbeat, Siren, Backstreet
63 Dogfight, Override
64 Crankcase, Needlenose
65 Spinister, Windsweeper
66 Quake, Ruckus
67 Getaway, Joyride
68 Slapdash
69 Fastlane, Mindwipe
70 Optimus Prime (PowerMaster)
71 Punch/Counterpunch
74 Darkwing, Dreadwind
75 Fangry, Squeezeplay
76 Grotusque, Horri-Bull
77 Weirdwolf, Skullcruncher
78 Pounce, Repugnus
79 Fortress Maximus

Unpublished Profiles

Profiles for several Transformers from the 1985 and 1986 lines were produced, but never published. Over the years several of these have been discovered and posted on the internet thanks to the efforts of Transformers fan-turned-writer Jim Sorenson.
Deluxe Insecticons Barrage, Chop Shop, Ransack, Venom
Omnibots Camshaft, Downshift, Overdrive
Misc. Hubcap, Roadbuster, Swerve
 
 
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