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G.I.JOE VS. THE TRANSFORMERS II (2 OF 4)

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-DDP-GIJOEVST-II02

Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: October 2004
Series: G.I. Joe vs. Transformers II
Issue Number: 2

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A wormhole accidentally sends the Joes and Cobras to Cybertron at the same time it zaps several Transformers on Cybertron and sends them to different points in Earth's history. This time stream dispersal will destroy the Earth, if the Transformers are not returned to Cybertron. Different groups of Joes and Cobras are sent back in time to retrieve the Transformers.

Beach Head, Roadblock, Baroness and a Viper are back to 1930's Chicago to retrieve Optimus Prime and the Stunticons: Drag Strip, Breakdown, Dead End, Motormaster, and Wildrider

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Notes of Interest

Volume two series continues two years after volume #1 finished.

Transformers alternative forms are based upon vehicles in the different time frames they appear.

On Cybertron, Shockwave controls the planet and the Autobots are part of a resistance movement.

Major Players

The Joes: Barbecue, Beach Head, Lady Jaye, Roadblock, Spirit, Stalker

Autobots: Blitzwing, Bumblebee, Hot Rod, Ironhide, Jazz, Optimus Prime, Perceptor, Ultra Magnus

Cobra: Baroness, Dr. Mindbender, Storm Shadow, Tomax, Xamot and a Viper named Percy

Decepticons: Buzzsaw, Cyclonus, Demolishor, Dive Bomb, Dirge, Ratbat, Ravage, Rumble, Starscream, Sweeps, Stunticons: Drag Strip, Breakdown, Dead End, Motormaster, Wildrider

Additional Characters: Tommy Fingers (Chicago gangster, 1930's)

Creative Team

Story: Dan Jolley, Pencils: E.J.Su & Tim Seeley, Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Colors: Jeremy Roberts, Letters: Dreamer Design, Editor: Mark Powers, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Production Assistance: Sean Dove, Military Consultation: Andrew Swenson, Cover: E.J. Su & Jeremy Roberts

Full Details

In order to save the Earth, Beach Head, Roadblock, Baroness and a Viper have been sent back in time from Cybertron to retrieve six displaced Transformers. These Transformers are trapped in appropriate time frame vehicle modes for Chicago, 1937.

On Cybertron, Perceptor and Ultra Magnus have created a force field around Teletran 3, Starscream, the Joes and Cobras. Outside of the force field waits the Decepticon army ready to destroy them and take over Teletran 3 and to let Earth be destroyed. The force field has 6 hours left until it runs out of energy.

Back on Earth, the team, having just avoided a car chase, tries to figure out a plan. Using a tracking device supplied by Perceptor they begin looking for the first Transformer.

The first Transformer they come upon is a blue and red truck, Optimus Prime. Beach Head knocks out the guys standing around the truck and they release Prime. They then gain information that a crime boss had discovered the "vehicles" and has taken them to his secure parking garage. In order to gain access, the Baroness will have to get close to Tommy Fingers, a Chicago gang leader. He has the keys. The Baroness, dressed in a very beautiful dress, seduces and drugs Tommy easily gaining the keys to the parking garage. The team and Prime all enter the garage.

In the garage are only four of the five missing Transformers. Roadblock was able to gain some information about the sixth and final Transformer. It's a truck and it is filled with dynamite. Unsure, if the locked Transformers are Autobot or Decepticon, the team can't decide to activate them or not. Hearing the conversation and realizing what happen to them, the Decepticons transform and attack. Optimus Prime recognizes them as Stunticons; Drag Strip, Breakdown, Dead End and Wildrider. Prime transforms and a car chase ensues. Prime is leading the four Stunticons to the fifth.

The Joes keep the Stunticons at bay as they arrive at the truck with the dynamite. Feeling that the dynamite might damage the Transformer Prime suggests unloading it first. The Baroness, in hurry to get back to Cybertron, just explodes the dynamite. She explains "They're robots from another planet. I've seen them take a sidewinder missile point blank. A little dynamite's not going to hurt them."

Now that all of the Transformers are together the Baroness uses the disruption unit to send them all back to Cybertron.

In another time and another place, Barbeque, Spirit, Tomax, Xamot and Dr. Mindbender appear in a totally devastated Earth where they see the Transformer Demolisher walking around.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen