G.I.JOE VS. THE TRANSFORMERS II (3 OF 4)
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: November 2004
Series: G.I. Joe vs. Transformers II
Issue Number: 3
A wormhole accident sends 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. A group of Joes and Cobras are sent into the future to retrieve a Transformer.
Barbeque, Spirit, Tomax, Xamot and Dr. Mindbender are in a future Earth where Ratchet is the one remaining Autobot warrior and he is the Transformer that has to be brought back to Cybertron.
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Notes of Interest
Volume two series continues two years after volume #1 finished.
The Joes and Cobra have modified Transformers technology for their personal weapons.
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.
The Joes: Barbecue, Beach Head, Duke (Future version), Lady Jaye, Spirit, Stalker
Autobots: Perceptor, Ratchet, Reflector, Ultra Magnus
Cobra: Dr. Mindbender, Tomax, Xamot
Dreadnoks: Buzzer, Ripper, Torch (all future versions)
Decepticons: Cyclonus, Dirge, Ramjet, Ravage, Shockwave, and Starscream, Insecticons: Bombshell, Kickback, Shrapnel, Junkions: Junkions, Wreck-Ga
Story: Dan Jolley, Layouts: Tim Seeley, Pencils: Emiliano Santalucia and Guido Guidi, Inks: Andrew Pepoy and Sean Parsons, Colors: Jeremy Roberts, Letters: Dreamer Design, Editor: Mark Powers, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Military Consultation: Andrew Swenson, Cover: E.J. Su & Jeremy Roberts
On Cybertron, Ultra Magnus has switched to reserve power in order to keep the force field that is protecting the Joes, Cobras, Autobots and the computer Teletran 3 from a huge Decepticon army. The Decepticons, lead by Shockwave, want to take control of the wormhole that has brought the Joes and Cobras to Cybertron and has sent them Transformers into Earth's future and the past. This connection is also about to destroy the Earth.
In order to save Earth, Barbeque, Spirit, Tomax, Xamot and Dr. Mindbender have been sent from Cybertron to retrieve one displaced Transformer. He is trapped in a Decepticon controlled Earth, approximately 20 years in the future.
In those 20 years, the Decepticons have ravaged Earth for its resources, enslaved humans and routinely exterminated them. As the team figures out where they are at, an attack by Decepticons happens and coming to their rescue is Ripper, Buzzer and Torch. They look quite a bit different with many robotic attachments and repairs but they are still riding motorcycles. The Dreadnoks, surprised to see people alive that they saw die 15 years ago, explain more about the history of Earth, how one Autobot remains to fight the Decepticons and they lead them to their leader. Duke, legless in a wheelchair with many life staining attachments, is their leader. Spirit explains to Duke about coming from Cybertron and how they are looking for one Transformer.
Duke tries to recruit them to the current fight, but they have to refuse, using the reasoning that this world will disappear when they return the Transformer back to Cybertron and close the wormhole.
They are dismissed, Torch approaches them saying he will help them by taking them to the last remaining Autobot warrior. This Autobot has become there main warrior in the resistance fight against the Decepticons. On the journey to find him, they fight against the Insecticons, where Tomax & Xamot join arms together to form a mighty laser cannon that kills the Insecticons, as they continue through a forest they are surrounded by Ravage and several other Decepticons. And to their rescue comes Ratchet. The Autobot medical Transformer who had made an oath not to fight has been forced to become a fierce warrior in order to help save humans. When the team explains that they need to take him back, he refuses to go right away. Ratchet makes a deal with the Joes and Cobras, they help him rescue a group of human slaves and he will go.
A mission is launched. Ratchet takes out the Decepticon guards, Dr. Mindbender hotwires a gate, the Joes round up the slaves and Tomax and Xamot use their cannon to clear an escape route. After the successful mission, Ratchet changes his mind and refuses to go. Barbeque understanding the need to get back to Cybertron says "With all due respect Ratchet. We ain't askin, anymore." And he activates the disruption unit that sends them all back to Cybertron.
Immediately, Ratchet is blasted by Shockwave, almost killing him. The force field on Cybertron has fallen Ultra Magnus has been injured and Perceptor captured. Most of the rest of Joes and Autobots were able to escape. But Barbeque, Spirit, Dr. Mindbender, Tomax and Xamot are returned right in the middle of the Decepticons. Tomax and Xamot join hands to fire there cannon but Shockwave kills Xamot before they can fire. And the rest of the team is captured.
One group of Joes and Cobras remain in the time stream. Shockwave closes the return window but still allows the wormhole to stay open, in effect allowing the Earth and all humans to be burned and destroyed.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen