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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: AUGUST 2016
Series: Revolution - Transformers (On Going) Series
Issue Number: 56

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General Joe Colton is put in charge of Earth Defense Command (EDC) by the President of the United States. He took over from Marissa Faireborn. Roadblock and Scarlett are in transport with Garrison Blackrock when they are attacked.

Revolution Take A Stand Part 2, a 4 page story explaining the history of GI Joe, Transformers, ROM, Micronauts and Action Man on Earth. Miles Manheim, Joe Colton and Scarlett continue reviewing what has happened as the Transformers arrived on Earth. Plus, the discovery of another robot from space called ROM. Action Man and Micronauts are referenced. But the real reason that Joe Colton is asking his old Adventure Team mate Miles “Mayhem” Manheim for help is disrupt Optimus Prime’s plans.

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Alternate Covers

Scarlett is on Cover B.

Notes of Interest

Revolution Starts Here, part of the Revolution, IDW Hasbro Comic Crossover Universe

Revolution Take a Stand Part 2, a 4 page story connecting GI Joe, Transformers, MASK, ROM, Micronauts and Action Man together is included.

The very first appearance of a GI Joe character (Joe Colton, Scarlett and Roadblock) included in the IDW Transformers Generation 1 continuity.

Major Players

Transformers #56
Autobots: Aileron, Alpha Bravo, Alpha Trion, Arcee, Dust Up, Fireflight, Jazz, Jetfire, Jumpstream, Kup, Optimus Prime, Prowl , Pyra Magna, Rust Dust, Skyburst, Skydive, Silverbolt, Sky Lynx, Stormclash, Sunstreaker, Thundercracker, Tracks,

Decepticons: Acid Storm, Blitzwing, Dreadwing, Frenzy, Needlenose, Mindwipe, Rumble, Sky-Byte, Skywarp, Slugslinger, Soundwave, Swift,

GI Joe: General Joe Colton, Scarlett, Roadblock

Earth Defense Command (EDC): Marissa Faireborn, Spike Witwicky, Ayana Jones

Others: Garrison Blackrock/Soverign

"Revolution Take A Stand Part 2"
GI Joes: Joe Colton, Scarlett, Miles "Mayhem" Manheim

Transformers: Autobots: Optimus Prime, Metrotitan
Transformers: Decepticons: Blitzwing

Micronauts: Oz (Pharoid), Biotron, Acroyear, Microtron, Larissa (Orbital Defender), Phenolo-Phi (Space Glider) & Baron Karza

ROM & Agent Dubosky

Creative Team

"White Light"

Written by: John Barber
Art by: Livio Ramondelli
Letters by: Tom B. Long
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Publisher: Ted Adams

Cover Credits
Cover A: Art by Livio Ramondelli
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B (Subscription): Art by Casey Coller, Colors by Joana Lafuente
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Retail Incentive): Art by Kei Zama, Colors by Josh Burcham
Cover Company: IDW

"Revolution Take A Stand"

Written by John Barber,
Art by Fico Ossio
Colors by Sebastian Cheung
Letters by Tom B. Long
Edited by David Hedgecock

Full Details

Full Summary can be read at Transformers Wiki tfwiki.net. See Issue Transformers #56

Joe Related Summary:
Spike Witwicky is flying back from Monument Valley by request. Melissa Fairborne has been replaced as the leader of the Earth Defense Command (EDC). Spike is surprised it happened and wonders why it wasn't him who got the job. The President of The United States gave the job to General Joe Colton, formally of the Adventure Team, currently the leader of GI Joe team. Colton talking to Witwicky references knowing his father.

At the command headquarters, Ayana Jones doesn't like that Faireborn has been replaced. Transformer Skywarp, who appears as a hologram, and has been working with Faireborn and the EDC also wonders about Colton.

In a transport headed to Washington DC, Roadblock and Scarlett are guarding a prisoner named Garrison Blackrock, who is a human looking Cybertronian, a billionaire business man, captured by Transformers Galvatron and Skywarp and been on Earth a very long time. Their transport slams into something and Roadblock and Scarlett rush out firing at a Transformers with the body Alpha Trion and the head Sentinel Prime. Sentinel easily takes Blackrock away from the transport as Roadblock and Scarlett's firing doesn't even bother Sentinel.

Later Blackrock, dis-guards his human form and transformers into a robot known as Sovereign.

"Revolution Take A Stand Part 2"

Optimus Prime raised a titan out of Monument Valley called MetroTitan which has made him a Robot Messiah. Manheim has been brought in by Colton to help. Next to him a voice says “Please.” He screams at it to “Be Quiet.” He then begins to tell Colton what he knows about the new UK Action Man named Ian Noble. And the recent events in Northern California where ROM, the Space Knight landed on Earth. He killed several Dire Wraiths, who where members of the Earth Defense Force in disguise, but Agent Dubosky, a human, survived. (See See ROM #1)

General Colton opens a box and pulls out a shiny purple glowing crystal which is ORE-13. Scarlett informs them that they believe that ORE-13 is becoming fissile all over the world and could cause a nuclear inferno. Colton gives it to Manheim who is happy to receive it and accepts Colton's offer to help disrupt Optimus Primes plans. He laughs saying “you remember why you called me Miles Mayhem. Next to him is Transformer Decepticon Blitzwing, alive but in pieces saying “Please let me die.” Mayhem just tells him to hush up and be quiet.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen