|War Without End!|
The Autobots are captured by Jhiaxus and learn that their war has ended long ago. General Hawk and Mainframe attempt to get a message to the Autobots - Megatron is back!
November 1993 - Foil enhanced fold out cover - $2.95
Joes: General Hawk, Mainframe (Tunnel Rat mentioned)
Script: Simon Furman, Art: Darek Yaniger, Letters: Starkings with Gaushell, Colors: Sarra Mossoff, Editor: Rob Tokar, Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
In the K-Tor Cluster, Rook reports to Jhiaxus that one of their squads has been attacked by Autobots (Blades, Hound, Sideswipe and Broadside).
Hound had hesitated to shoot an unarmed robot, but Blades had no problem finishing the robot off. Hound is then shot and in danger of being run over, but Grimlock makes the save. Swoop, Slag and Snarl join the fight and finish it off. The natives of the planet seem afraid of the Autobots even though they had saved them. Blades and Hound argue about the aggressiveness of Blades' actions until Grimlock stops them.
Jhiaxus is angry that the Autobots are still fighting the war, and pledges to bring them into the present day.
Optimus Prime dreams of crumbling into dust. Kup and Hot Rod accompany Optimus to Grimlock's meeting. Optimus has another vision of Unicron, Bludgeon, Megatron, Shockwave, Galvatron and Scorponok when their group is attacked. The Autobots emerge victorious and meet up with Grimlock's group.
Grimlock explains to Prime that seventeen planets have been eco-structured into "Little Cybertrons." Prime is confused and then the ship is attacked.
On Earth, General Hawk tells Mainframe to contact the Autobots and let them know that Megatron is back!
Back on the Decepticon Flagship Twilight, a captured Grimlock and Optimus Prime are brought before Jhiaxus. Jhiaxus explains that the Autobot/Decepticon war has been over for four million years. When the Autobots and Decepticons crashed on Earth, the other Cybertronians mostly abandoned their planet, becoming one race.
Optimus mopes for a bit until Grimlock starts to escape. Grimlock and Prime free the other Autobots and they escape on their shuttle. Jhiaxus has them followed.
As the Autobots escape, Optimus Prime fears a darker evil than the Decepticons.
|Issue One, November 1993|
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