From the Marvel US and UK stories to the Dreamwave era and the triumphant IDW incarnation of Generation 1, this is the whole story of the warring robots in disguise and is truly, definitively more than meets the eye!
Megatron believes that the mighty should dominate the weak. His theology is one of cruel deceit and unchecked aggression. He rules his elite gang of evil Decepticons with an iron fist and views Optimus and his Autobots as weak and minor nuisances that get in the way of his conquest to rule the galaxy.
Starscream is an intelligent, capable warrior and leader, with significant physical strength. Ruthless and cruel, he makes an excellent lieutenant, despite his lust for power and blatant aspirations to replace Megatron and become the leader for the Decepticons.
Soundwave is a skilled and highly professional soldier and lieutenant for the Decipticons. He has an advanced sensor suite giving him a limited telepathy at close range, and acts as the communication center for the Deceptions.
Optimus Prime is a wise, virtuous, compassionate, and skilled leader who leads the Autobots in their efforts to defeat the Decepticons. While in robot mode, he’s armed with a laser cannon rifle and is powerful in hand-to-hand combat.
Although small, Bumblebee is one of the most fuel-efficient Autobots. Always eager to demonstrate his courage, he uses his non-threatening visual appearance, visual acuity, and overall stealth to be the infiltrator for the team.
Jazz is an expert in sociology, history and culture. He knows the intimate details of cultures across the galaxy, but Earth’s ever changing popular culture fascinates him the most. In robot mode, he wields a photon rifle and shoulder-mounted flamethrower.
Hot Rod is a young Autobot, who’s hotheaded and headstrong. Filled with bravery, he’s got above-average strength and believes he will be the one to win the war. He is a motivator who will stick to his principles, but refuses to listen to others.
Grimlock is an intelligent and skilled military commander. His courage is second to none and he is the most powerful of all the Dinobots. He remorselessly wields an Energon sword and a selfloading rocket launcher that fires both explosive plasma and shrapnel rounds.
Witness the era spanning and groundbreaking ‘Target: 2006’, a mini-epic which span out of Transformers (The Animated) Movie and changed the course of the UK comic forever, and the essential US stories (#21-23) that followed it.
Discover the key Spotlight issues, including the classic Spotlight: Shockwave (featuring the Dinobots), and the pulse-pounding Stormbringer mini-series.
Featuring specially colourized UK stories ‘Race With the Devil’ and ‘Survivors’, the return of Megatron, the rise of Unicron and the honest-to-gosh ORIGIN OF THE TRANSFORMERS.
Featuring the whole Unicron saga (US issues #68-75) complete in one volume for the first time. This is the storyline that thrilled a generation of readers, and set the bar for every Transformers story that followed.
It all begins here. In Cybertron’s distant past, as the origins of the Great War are revealed, we witness the rise of Optimus Prime and Megatron, seeds that would eventually lead to all-out Civil War … and to Earth.