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THE TRANSFORMERS: COMICS, BOOKS AND MANGA

IDW Publishing
(2005-now)
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OTHER TRANSFORMERS BOOKS AND SERIES

Ladybird Storybooks

| #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 | #11 |

An introductory essay is available for these titles.

#1: Autobots' Lightning Strike

ISBN: 0-7214-0895-8

Ladybird code: Series 853 V1

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Mike Collins and Mark Farmer


The heroic warriors, the Autobots, and their enemies, the evil Decepticons, have landed on Earth from their own planet of Cybertron.

The battle between the forces of good and evil continues on Earth as the Transformers change to robots and back again, in an attempt to outwit or deceive each other in their struggle for power.

Synopsis: The Autobots are amazed by a lightning storm, having nothing similar on Cybertron. When Spike and "Spike's Father" explain the tremendous electrical power in such a storm, Optimus Prime realises another could help to solve their energy problems. He quickly sets a reluctant Huffer to find a way of tapping the power.

For a week, Huffer moans and groans but still succeeds in building a retractable tower that will collect the lightning of the next storm, all they have to do is wait. But Laserbeak has spied the construction, and takes the news back to a confused Megatron. Concluding that it is most likely a communications tower to be used to reach a new group of Autobots on the planet, Megatron decides to wait in order to learn their location. But an eager Starscream takes Rumble to destroy the technology.

As the Autobots receive a weather report suggesting a coming storm, Starscream breaks into the cave where the machinery that is designed to collect the energy from the tower is kept. Not noticing any obvious communications equipment, he gloats at Megatron's stupidity, without realising that his absence has been noticed and that Megatron and the others had followed him. But, before Megatron has the chance to berate his errant soldiers, a lightning bolt hits the tower and fills the room with raw electricity, battering all those within the cave.

As the Decepticons flee, a confused group of Autobots watch them leave. Huffer reveals that the machine still needs some refinement but works in principle, leaving Prime confident that they will soon be able to both re-power their spaceship and leave a legacy to the Humans.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Spike, Optimus Prime, Jazz, Hound, Sunstreaker*, Sideswipe*, "Spike's Father", Huffer, Gears, Laserbeak, Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Rumble, Bluestreak, Frenzy**, Mirage*, Skywarp, Ravage. [Characters marked * appear in the illustrations but aren't mentioned in the text. Characters marked ** are in the text but not the illustrations].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#2: Megatron's Fight For Power

ISBN: 0-7214-0896-6

Ladybird code: Series 853 V2

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Mike Collins and Mark Farmer


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron.

As the war went on, chance brought both sides to Earth. They crashed so violently on landing that all the robots lay in the Earth's crust, seemingly without life, for over four million years.

Suddenly the energy set in motion by a powerful volcanic eruption gives them life once more - and the war starts all over again here on Earth. Among the robots' many strange powers is the ability to transform into other shapes, and they use this to disguise themselves to fit in among the civilisation they find on Earth. The Autobots have to defend themselves, they have to protect this planet with all its valuable resources and the people who live here - and they must also build a new spaceship if they are ever to get back to Cyberton

Synopsis: The Autobots discover that without new fuel, their space craft will never leave Earth. Meanwhile, Megatron, also facing an energy shortage, sends Buzzsaw out on a reconnaissance mission. At the very edge of the cassette's flight ability, he finds a unusual power reading that prompts Megatron to take Soundwave to investigate in person. Starscream sees an opportunity to further his own ambitions in Megatron's absence.

At the spot where the power signal was detected, a scientist and his assistant marvel at their new solar energy collector. Seeing the potential in the device, Megatron quickly summons the other Decepticons to seize control of it. Starscream instead decides Megatron is weak and now is the time to replace him.

Back at the Autobot spaceship, a bored Ironhide goes for a drive, and detects the Decepticons rushing to the solar collector. After informing Optimus Prime, the Autobot leader decides to investigate first hand, and takes Spike and Spike's Father with him.

At the Collector, Starscream threatens the building he thinks Megatron is in, only to have the leader blast him from behind. Megatron then puts the Decepticons to work making Energon Cubes from the solar power.


Seeing all this, Optimus decides they must act now rather than wait for backup. Spike's Father suggests turning the solar disc on the cubes, and Spike volunteers to break through the fence and into the building with the controls. Finding the door locked, he uses his knife to signal Prime in Morse code, resulting in Roller bringing him a sonic multi-tool to open it. Once inside the disc is turned on the cubes, causing them to explode. A bitter Megatron then retreats.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Spike, Spike's Father, Mirage*, Huffer*, Gears*, Optimus Prime (plus Roller), Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Buzzsaw, The Professor, The Assistant, Rumble, Ironhide, Hound. [Characters marked * are only in the illustrations].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#3: Autobots Fight Back

ISBN: 0-72140942-3

Ladybird code: Series 853 V3

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Mike Collins and Mark Farmer


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron.

As the war went on, chance brought both sides to Earth. They crashed so violently on landing that all the robots lay in the Earth's crust, seemingly without life, for over four million years.

Suddenly the energy set in motion by a powerful volcanic eruption gives them life once more - and the war starts all over again here on Earth. Among the robots' many strange powers is the ability to transform into other shapes, and they use this to disguise themselves to fit in among the civilisation they find on Earth. The Autobots have to defend themselves, they have to protect this planet with all its valuable resources and the people who live here - and they must also build a new spaceship if they are ever to get back to Cyberton

Synopsis: Bumblebee undertakes a spying mission into the Decepticon base, where he learns that they have repaired their space cruiser and acquired enough Energon cubes to leave the planet. All they need to do is test their Ion Drive, but do not have enough space in their current base to do so. Suddenly Soundwave detects the Autobot and sends Ravage in pursuit. Though Bumblebee escapes, the cassette comes across an abandoned mining tunnel that is perfect for the purpose of testing the Ion Drive.

Returning to the Decepticon base, Bumblebee finds it deserted. In order to locate their enemies, Optimus Prime has Hound and Trailbreaker go out to scan for Decepticon signals, which they find leads them to a mountainous area filled with abandoned mines. This leaves the Autobots with the problem of searching the terrain without the Decepticons seeing them coming.

The solution presents itself when Spike and his Father go to collect groceries from a nearby town; a sin advertising a rally race through the area. Jazz enters with Spike as his driver, and when they pass the region, Spike jumps out for a scout round. He finds the tunnel being used to test the drive, and quickly summons help. The battle is joined, with the Autobots making little head way. Then Spike remembers a line of mining carts he'd seen outside, and takes Jazz to them. The mighty Autobot then pushes them into the tunnel with such force that the drive is destroyed and the Decepticons scattered. As the Autobots celebrate, Optimus is worried they haven't seen the last of Megatron.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Ravage, Trailbreaker, Hound, Spike, Spike's Father, Ironhide, Ratchet**, Mirage*, Rumble* [Could be Frenzy, but Rumble has been the only one drawn in the books to date]. There's also at least one other Seeker in the tunnel. [Characters marked * are only in the illustrations. Characters marked ** are in the text but not the drawings.]

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#4: Laserbeak's Fury

ISBN: 0-7214-0943-1

Ladybird code: Series 853 V4

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Mike Collins, Mark Farmer and Steve Whitaker


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron.

As the war went on, chance brought both sides to Earth. They crashed so violently on landing that all the robots lay in the Earth's crust, seemingly without life, for over four million years.

Suddenly the energy set in motion by a powerful volcanic eruption gives them life once more - and the war starts all over again here on Earth. Among the robots' many strange powers is the ability to transform into other shapes, and they use this to disguise themselves to fit in among the civilisation they find on Earth. The Autobots have to defend themselves, they have to protect this planet with all its valuable resources and the people who live here - and they must also build a new spaceship if they are ever to get back to Cyberton

Synopsis: Megatron decides that the key to beating the Autobots is to learn more about their new Human allies. He sends Laserbeak to go and collect information, which he does by flying to a nearby town. The cassette reports a mysterious object that, despite seeming mechanical, emits no electromagnetic field. Megatron is staggered at the level of technology needed for this, but before Laserbeak can investigate further he flies into a power line and is shocked into cassette mode.

Meanwhile, the Autobots had been listening into the transmissions. Worried at the sound of a potential new technology falling into the wrong hands, the Autobots agree to investigate in the morning, taking Spike with them so he can hopefully explain what they see.

The next day, some engineers fixing the power line find Laserbeak, but thinking him a dud tape, toss him to one side. The son of a farmer who lives by the cables then finds him, and chucks the tape in his room before forgetting about it. Later his mother puts Laserbeak into a box full of cassettes to be used for a village disco later that night.

Spike and Hound arrive in the area, and discover the object Laserbeak saw was an old windmill. Whilst a simple machine by human standards, there was nothing like it on Cybertron, causing the Decepticons confusion. Seeing Megatron and his troops arrive on the scene, Spike calls Optimus and a team of Autobots in.

At the disco, the DJ is somewhat shocked when a tape he tries to play suddenly turns into a monstrous bird creature and flees the hall. The villagers grab arms from their homes and set off in pursuit, only to be shocked by the sight of explosions coming from the old windmill.

An Autobots and Decepticons fight ensues, with the Decepticons thinking they are wrestling for control of a valuable new resource. But they are defeated when Rumble uses his pile drivers, resulting in the windmill collapsing upon them. Later, Optimus is worried the battle will have exposed them to the people of Earth, but Spike assures him that the local newspaper only has a story about a monster bird attacking a disco in it...

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Laserbeak, Farmer, Engineer 1, Skywarp*, Optimus Prime, Hound, Spike, Engineer 2, Farmer's Son, Mother, Ironhide, Windcharger, Cliffjumper, Sunstreaker, Spike's Father, Rumble. [Characters marked * In the text only].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#5: Galvatron's Air Attack

ISBN: 0-7214-0988-1

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Richard Dunn


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron.

As the war went on, chance brought both sides to Earth. They crashed so violently on landing that all the robots lay in the Earth's crust, seemingly without life, for over four million years.

Suddenly the energy set in motion by a powerful volcanic eruption gives them life once more - and the war starts all over again here on Earth. Among the robots' many strange powers is the ability to transform into other shapes, and they use this to disguise themselves to fit in among the civilisation they find on Earth. The Autobots have to defend themselves, they have to protect this planet with all its valuable resources and the people who live here.

Leaders come and go. Galvatron travels back from the 21st Century to take over from Megatron, commander of the Decepticons. Then the strange disappearance of Optimus Prime leaves the Autobots without a leader, and Ultra Magnus arrives from Cybertron to take his place as the Autobots new commander.

And so the fight goes on - both now and far into the future, on different time levels.

Synopsis: The Autobots are desperately in need of cybernite to make repairs to their damaged troops, but can't get to Cybertron, the only planet it can be found. Kup recalls when he was a very young Autobot, there was a battle in a valley that left many dead Transformers, who's parts could now be scavenged for cybernite.

Under cover of darkness, the Autobots set off to investigate the valley, but on route are attacked by Decepticons without warning. Though they prevail, Ultra Magnus is later concerned they were able to be snuck up on so easily. He realises the Decepticons must have some new surveillance system, and sends Silverbolt and the Aerialbots to investigate.

They find nothing on the ground, but pick up something at extreme radar range in Earth orbit. At the Decepticon base, Galvatron observes this and orders Soundwave to activate the refraction shield around their new space stations, making them undetectable.

Later, Cosmos blasts into space, but can't find the object detected by Superion. He is however able to monitor lots of Decepticon communication signals that allow him to pinpoint what must be three space stations, so positioned as to be able to monitor the whole of Earth.

Ultra Magnus and the other Autobots are baffled as to how to deal with this new menace, until Spike suggests they trick the space stations into destroying each other. This inspires Kup to come up with a plan. First they use their machinery to generate something similar to the Northern Lights, but much more powerful, that blocks Decepticon communications. They then send their own fake signals that cause the three space stations to collide and destroy each other, much to the rage of Galvatron watching at the Decepticon’s Earth base.

As a final bonus, because the space stations also collided over Autobot City, all the cybernite they'll ever need will soon be raining down upon them.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Metroplex*, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Ultra Magnus, Kup, Hoist, Grapple, Spike, Dirge, Starscream, Silverbolt, Cyclonus, Ramjet**, Thrust**, Slingshot*, Skydive*, Fireflight*, Air raid*, Superion, Soundwave, Cosmos, Hound, Huffer, Swerve*, Blitzwing [Killed when the space station collide]. [Characters marked * Only appear in the text, Characters marked ** only appear in the illustrations. There is a fairly major goof in relation to this].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#6: Decepticon Hideout

ISBN: 0-7214-0989-X

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Graham Potts


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron.

As the war went on, chance brought both sides to Earth. They crashed so violently on landing that all the robots lay in the Earth's crust, seemingly without life, for over four million years.

Suddenly the energy set in motion by a powerful volcanic eruption gives them life once more - and the war starts all over again here on Earth. Among the robots' many strange powers is the ability to transform into other shapes, and they use this to disguise themselves to fit in among the civilisation they find on Earth. The Autobots have to defend themselves, they have to protect this planet with all its valuable resources and the people who live here.

Leaders come and go. Galvatron travels back from the 21st Century to take over from Megatron, commander of the Decepticons. Then the strange disappearance of Optimus Prime leaves the Autobots without a leader, and Ultra Magnus arrives from Cybertron to take his place as the Autobots new commander.

And so the fight goes on - both now and far into the future, on different time levels.

Synopsis: The Autobots have spent a lull in the war upgrading their defence systems, though Hot Rod is more interested in acquiring some bronze-chrome wheel trims. Suddenly, the Decepticons attack Autobot City, and though they are easily repelled, Ultra Magnus is worried that they were able to sneak up on them without being seen. Concluding that the Decepticons must have a new secret base nearby, he sends Bumblebee to follow them with Spike in tow.

They find the Decepticons are based in a industrial estate. Bumblebee has Spike get out so he can investigate without getting the human into danger, so the boy goes to look at a car junk yard. Deciding to look for some bronze-chrome wheel trims for Hot Rod, he winds up being given them for free when he saves the owner from some falling debris.

Meanwhile, Bumblebee has been spotted, and is chased out of the complex by Swindle. Hiding in a line of cars at the junk yard he is nearly crushed before Spike intervenes.

At Autobot City, Ultra Magnus takes advice from Spike's Father as to the best way to proceed without neither alerting the humans to their presence nor endangering them. He learns the complex will be closing for a weeks summer holiday soon, and so he sneaks a group of Autobots into an abandoned warehouse slowly over a few days. When the build up is complete they launch a full scale attack on the Decepticon base, and quickly gain the advantage when Spike and his Father swing a large capacity calorifier at the Decepticons, which they mistake for a new Autobot.

Galvatron and Ultra Magnus come face to face, and fight an epic battle. Just as Galvatron seems likely to win, he is crushed by a wrecking ball operated by Spike, who then brings the entire building down with it on top of the evil robots.

Though the battle has been won, they still have to rebuild the wreaked complex before the humans return. Huffer winds up doing to good a job though, and the place has to be partially demolished again to match its run down look of before. Meanwhile, Hot Rod is very happy with his new wheel trims...

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Metroplex*, Ultra Magnus, Spike, Hot Rod, Bumblebee, Onslaught, Brawl*, Galvatron, Swindle, Mr. McNulty, Spike's Father, Grapple, Huffer. [Characters marked * appear in the text but not illustrations].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#7: Transformers The Movie

ISBN: 0-7214-1009-X

Ladybird code: Series 853 v.7

Written by: John Grant, adapting script by Ron Friedman.

Illustrated by: Howard Mathews, using colour photographs from the film.


When the Autobots were driven from their home planet of Cybertron by the Decepticons they didn't give up hope. They established a new base on planet Earth and instantly began to make plans to recapture Cybertron from their enemies.

Unknown to the Autobots however, there was a Decepticon spy in their midst: Laserbeak. When they were almost ready to move, he carried the news to Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, who wasted no time. The battle was on again - and this time there was yet another enemy against the Autobots. The giant metal planet, Unicron.

Synopsis: A faithful, if truncated, adaptation of the 1986 film.

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#8: Decepticons At The Pole

ISBN: 0-7214-1068-5

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Barry Rowell of Leographics


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron. When chance brought both sides to Earth, the war went on.

Over many centuries leaders have come and gone. Now the fight continues in a far flung corner of the Galaxy, on the planet Nebulos. Both Autobots and Decepticons have formed new alliances, each with a rival group of Nebulans.

The Decepticons are determined to destroy the Autobots and reign supreme. Will they succeed?

Synopsis: On their new home of the distant planet of Nebulos, a group of Decepticons led by Cyclonus are concerned at their lack of energy to wipe out the Autobots on the planet. The native Nebulans explain they get their energy from cosmic radiation that emits from a distant pulsar and accumulates at the North Pole before being spread planet wide by the magnetic field. Cyclonus realises the cosmic radiation can solve all their power needs, and has Aimless design a tetrahedron that will collect all of it for themselves.

At their own base, the Autobots quickly learn of the construction project, and deduce that the stealing of the energy will be disastrous for the whole planet. Hot Rod attempts to reason with Cyclonus, but when that fails has Brainstorm lead a raiding party that distracts the guards, allowing small Nebulans to sneak past and destroy the tetrahedron with explosive charges.

An enraged Cyclonus has Aimless design a new cosmic radiation collector of a more durable form. He then moves the entire Decepticon base of Scorponok to the pole to guard it. With the energy interceptor complete, the rest of the planet is soon drained of power and put at great risk.

Brainstorm comes up with a plan that requires Hot Rod to lead a frontal assault, whilst Kup, Blurr and Sureshot sneak up from behind and use high temperature lasers to melt the permafrost around the interceptor. As the domes collapse down, the energy reserves are destroyed with a blinding flash, and Scorponok is left trapped in the half melted ice. Hot Rod decides this will keep the Decepticons busy for some time and leads his team home.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Slugslinger, Cyclonus, Vorath*, Triggerhappy*, Misfire*, Aimless, Highbrow*, Hot Rod, Brainstorm, Sparks, Crosshairs*, Scourge, Scorponok, Kup, Arcana*, Blurr, Sureshot*, Hardhead*, Apeface, Skullcruncher. [Characters marked * appear in text only.]

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#9: Autobots Strike Oil

ISBN: 0-7214-1069-3

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Barry Rowell of Leographics.


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron. When chance brought both sides to Earth, the war went on.

Over many centuries leaders have come and gone. Now the fight continues in a far flung corner of the Galaxy, on the planet Nebulos. Both Autobots and Decepticons have formed new alliances, each with a rival group of Nebulans.

The Decepticons are determined to destroy the Autobots and reign supreme. Will they succeed?

Synopsis: Times are hard on planet Nebulos, the Autobots desperately need lubricant for their joints, but there is only enough available for the tiny Nebulans to use. Recoil remembers stories of a giant oil lake that was buried in an earthquake, so Hot Rod sends Hardhead and Chromedome to search for it without attracting Decepticon attention.

They soon blast their way down to the lake, and discover it's large enough for all their lubrication needs. However, Weirdwolf has seen them at an extreme distance, and returns to base to report.

The Autobots soon have a secret buried pipeline pumping oil to their base, carefully hidden from Decepticon eyes except in one place where it has to cross a ravine. It is here that a group of Decepticons break the pipe and are covered in hot wet lubricant.

Highbrow and Kup investigate the loss of their supply, and are chased off by the Decepticons. They inadvertently run into an area with magnetic dust, which traps them. Highbrow is able to escape by reversing the magnetic flux, and quickly returns with Crosshairs who releases Kup with a well placed missile launch. They then trick the pursuing Decepticons into running into a stone wall, before returning to base.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Kup, Hot Rod, Recoil, Hardhead, Chromedome, Stylor, Duros, Weirdwolf, Monzo, Brainstorm, Highbrow, Cyclonus, Apeface, Misfire, Slugslinger*, Snapdragon*, Crosshairs. [Characters marked * are only in the text].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#10: Autobot Hostage

ISBN: 0-7214-1118-5

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Glenn Steward


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron. When chance brought both sides to Earth, the war went on.

Over many centuries leaders have come and gone. Now the fight continues in a far flung corner of the Galaxy, on the planet Nebulos. Both Autobots and Decepticons have formed new alliances, each with a rival group of Nebulans.

The Decepticons are determined to destroy the Autobots and reign supreme. Will they succeed?

Synopsis: On a routine patrol by the Nebulan Seas, Highbrow is immobilised by Tentakill and taken to the Decepticon base, where Scorponok explains he plans to hold him as a hostage in exchange for Optimus Prime.

At the Autobot base, Optimus plans to lure Scorponok into a false sense of security by handing himself right over, whilst Fizzle and Hosehead stage a rescue mission. Transporting them to the agreed meeting sight in his trailer, Prime lets the Autobots out whilst passing by an overhang that obscures them from the view of the watching Spinster. Turning himself over to Scorponok, .the Decepticon leader gloating tells him he has no plans to release Highbrow and will kill them both. He then locks Prime behind a force field in a cave.

Fizzle and Hosehead find Highbrow immobilised by an electrical device, which Nebulan Cambo removes. The three Autobots then rush to the cave system, where Hosehead uses his hose to short out the force field.

Fleeing, the Autobots are soon outgunned by the pursing Decepticon forces. Fizzle tries to buy time with his flame exhaust, but Cinderdsaur fights fire with fire. Hosehead then douses the Firecon with water that not only puts out his flame but fills the area with smoke allowing the Autobots to escape.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Highbrow, Tentakill, Scorponok, Cindersaur, Kup, Landfill*, Hosehead, Fizzle, Spinster, Dreadwind*, Darkwing*, Cambo. [Characters marked * are only in the illustrations].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

#11: Decepticons Underground

ISBN: 0-7214-1119-3

Written by: John Grant

Illustrated by: Glen Steward


Once, long ago, a race of robot beings called Autobots were forced to wage war against another race of robots called Decepticons to bring peace back to their home planet of Cybertron. When chance brought both sides to Earth, the war went on.

Over many centuries leaders have come and gone. Now the fight continues in a far flung corner of the Galaxy, on the planet Nebulos. Both Autobots and Decepticons have formed new alliances, each with a rival group of Nebulans.

The Decepticons are determined to destroy the Autobots and reign supreme. Will they succeed?

Synopsis: The Decepticons have seemingly vanished completely from Nebulos, causing a worried Optimus Prime to launch a full scale search of the planet to find them. When this turns up nothing, that leaves the infamous Nebulos Triangle as the only place then can be hiding.

Quickswitch, Scoop and Quickmix are sent to investigate the area, and are soon suffering from sever electrical interference. Once they pass this, they come upon a mercury sea. Quickswitch covers it in hovercraft mode whilst Scoop and Quickmix go around to meet him on the other side. However, halfway across a giant whirlpool sucks in the six changer and deposits him into a cave system.

When trying to dig his way out, Quickswitch uncovers a massive underground Decepticon city. Attempting to sneak out, he accidentally knocks over some fuel barrels that alert the Decepticons to his presence.

Racing out of the cave systems he finds Scoop and Quickmix, who help him knock down the entrance to the caves. Quickmix then grabs some nearby Nebulite to make some concrete, which he uses to seal the cave more permanently. With the Decepticons trapped for the foreseeable future the Autobots go home.

Characters Featured [in rough order of appearance]: Optimus Prime, Kup, Grapple*, A red fire truck Autobot* [considering the year Hosehead would be most likely, but considering Grapple is right in front of him Inferno is possible], Hoist*, Landfill*, Highbrow, Quickswitch, Scoop, Quickmix, Fangry*, Hori-Bull*, Squeezeplay*. [Characters marked * only appear in the illustrations].

Reviews & Commentary: Reviewed by Inflatable Dalek

 

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