Imatge de l'autor

Simon Furman

Autor/a de Annihilation Book 2

653+ obres 2,647 Membres 268 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Simon Furman is the ultimate fan-favourite Transformers writer, having written hundreds of stories about the robots in disguise since their first comics appearance in the early 1980s. He is currently writing all-new Transformers comics for IDW and for Titan!

Inclou aquests noms: Simon Furman, Simon Furman Maximus

Inclou també: Chris Francis (1)

Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Wikipedia user JIP. Simon Furman doing a presentation speech at NTFA NordCon 2010 in Aalborg, Denmark.


Obres de Simon Furman

Annihilation Book 2 (2007) — Autor — 134 exemplars
Transformers: The Ultimate Guide (2004) — Autor — 91 exemplars
Torchwood: Rift War (2009) — Autor — 79 exemplars
The Transformers: Infiltration (2006) 53 exemplars
The Transformers: Stormbringer (2007) 39 exemplars
Transformers: All Fall Down (2002) — Autor — 36 exemplars
Transformers: End of the Road (2002) 35 exemplars
The Transformers: Escalation (2007) 35 exemplars
The Transformers: Devastation (2008) — Autor — 34 exemplars
A Cold Day in Hell! (2009) — Autor — 33 exemplars
The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Volume One (2010) — Autor — 33 exemplars
The Axis of Insanity (2004) — Autor — 33 exemplars
Transformers: Target: 2006 (2002) 31 exemplars
Transformers: Primal Scream (2002) 30 exemplars
Transformers: The Movie Prequel (2007) 29 exemplars
Transformers: Rage in Heaven (2002) 26 exemplars
Transformers: Matrix Quest (2002) 25 exemplars
Transformers: Dark Designs (2002) 23 exemplars
The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Volume Four (2011) — Autor — 23 exemplars
The Transformers: Regeneration One, Volume 2 (2013) — Autor — 16 exemplars
You Can Draw Transformers (2007) 15 exemplars
Transformers: Fallen Angel (2003) 14 exemplars
Transformers: Legacy of Unicron (2003) 14 exemplars
Transformers: The Movie Guide (2007) 13 exemplars
Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies (2021) — Autor — 13 exemplars
Transformers: Armada Omnibus (1815) 11 exemplars
Terminator: Infinity (2008) 11 exemplars
Terminator: Revolution (2009) 11 exemplars
Transformers: Fallen Star (2005) 11 exemplars
Transformers: City of Fear (2004) 10 exemplars
Transformers: Time Wars (2003) 10 exemplars
Transformers: Second Generation (2004) 10 exemplars
Transformers: Aspects of Evil! (2005) 9 exemplars
Transformers: Space Pirates (2003) 9 exemplars
Doctor Who Classics, Volume 7 (2011) 9 exemplars
Death's Head, Volume 1 (2007) 9 exemplars
Kung Fu Panda Vol. 1 (2015) 9 exemplars
Transformers: Nefarious (2010) — Autor — 8 exemplars
Transformers: Prey (2004) 8 exemplars
Transformers: Earthforce (2006) 8 exemplars
Death's Head, Volume 2 (2007) 8 exemplars
Classic Transformers, Volume 6 (2010) 7 exemplars
Transformers: Dinobot Hunt (2004) 7 exemplars
Classic Transformers, Volume 5 (2010) 7 exemplars
The Transformers: Infiltration #0 (2005) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Spotlight: Optimus Prime (2007) 6 exemplars
Classic Transformers, Volume 4 (2009) 6 exemplars
Robotech Volume 4 (2019) 6 exemplars
The Transformers Annual 1989 (1988) — Editor — 6 exemplars
The Transformers Annual 1987 (1987) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Spotlight: Ultra Magnus (2007) 6 exemplars
Spotlight: Nightbeat (2006) 6 exemplars
Spotlight: Hot Rod (2006) 6 exemplars
Transformers Annual 1990 (1989) — Editor — 6 exemplars
Robotech: Volume 5 (2019) 5 exemplars
Best of Transformers: (Vol. 1) (2008) 5 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering #2 (2006) — Autor — 5 exemplars
The Transformers: Devastation #6 (2008) — Autor — 5 exemplars
Spotlight: Sixshot (2006) 5 exemplars
The Vigilant (2021) 5 exemplars
Spotlight: Shockwave (2006) — Autor — 5 exemplars
The Transformers: Devastation #5 (2008) — Autor — 5 exemplars
Robotech Vol. 3: Blind Game (2018) 5 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering #1 (2006) — Autor — 4 exemplars
The Transformers #69 - Eye of the Storm! (1990) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Transformers: Tales of the Fallen (2010) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Transformers: Movie Prequel #1 (2007) 4 exemplars
The Transformers #74 - The Void (1990) — Autor — 4 exemplars
The Transformers: Devastation #4 (2008) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Kung Fu Panda Vol. 2 (2015) 4 exemplars
The Transformers #70 - The Price of Life! (1990) — Autor — 4 exemplars
" Transformers " (Top Trumps) (2007) 4 exemplars
Dragon's Claws (2008) 4 exemplars
Transformers: The War Within #1 (2002) — Autor — 4 exemplars
The Transformers: Devastation #3 (2007) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Best of UK: Dinobots (2008) 3 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #29 - Multiplicity, Part 4 (2004) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Battletoads #1 (2020) 3 exemplars
The Transformers #71 - Surrender! (1990) — Autor — 3 exemplars
The Transformers: Devastation #2 (2007) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering #4 (2006) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering #3 (2006) — Autor — 3 exemplars
The Transformers #73 - Out of Time! (1990) — Autor — 3 exemplars
The Transformers #72 - ...All This and Civil War 2 (1990) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #24 - Aftershock (2004) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #19 - This Evil Reborn (2004) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Spotlight: Galvatron (2007) 3 exemplars
Transformers ’84 #0 (2019) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending #2 (2007) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Transformers: The War Within #2 (2002) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Thundercats Annual (1987) 3 exemplars
Transformers: Movie Prequel #4 (2007) 3 exemplars
Transformers: Movie Prequel #3 (2007) 3 exemplars
Spotlight: Cyclonus (2008) 2 exemplars
Spotlight: Hardhead (2008) 2 exemplars
Spotlight: Doubledealer (2008) 2 exemplars
Spotlight: Sideswipe (2008) 2 exemplars
Robotech Vol. 6: Event Horizon (2019) 2 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #30 - No Exit (2004) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Spotlight: Grimlock (2008) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Spotlight: Wheelie (2008) 2 exemplars
Alignment (2002) 2 exemplars
Spotlight: Arcee (2008) 2 exemplars
The Transformers #68 - The Human Factor! (1990) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Movie Prequel Special #1 - Interlude (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
The Transformers #77 - Exodus! (1991) 2 exemplars
Transformers 100-Page Giant: Power of the Predacons (2020) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending #1 (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending #3 (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
The Transformers: Escalation #2 (2006) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #26 - Multiplicity (2004) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #27 - Multiplicity, Part 2 (2004) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending #4 (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Best of Hot Rod (2022) 2 exemplars
Spotlight: Soundwave (2007) 2 exemplars
The Transformers: Devastation #1 (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Universe Preview - Abduction (2003) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Armada #10 (2003) 2 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #25 - Omni-Potent (2004) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook #1 (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook #3 (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Generation 2 #11 - Dark Shadows! (1994) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Armada #13 (2003) 2 exemplars
Transformers: The War Within Preview (2002) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: The War Within #3 (2002) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: The War Within #4 (2003) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: The War Within #5 (2003) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Transformers: The War Within #6 (2003) — Autor — 2 exemplars
The Void (part one) (1991) 1 exemplars
The Void (part two) (1991) 1 exemplars
Transformers Annual 1991 (1990) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The best of Library of Death — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Starcraft 0 1 exemplars
Transformers Energon 2 (v. 2) (2005) 1 exemplars
Rad Robots (2009) 1 exemplars
Action Force #10 1 exemplars
Alpha Flight #114 1 exemplars
To The Death - Volume One (2020) 1 exemplars
Action Force #17 1 exemplars
Action Force #09 1 exemplars
Alpha Flight #118 1 exemplars
Action Force #03 1 exemplars
Action Force #02 1 exemplars
Action Force #1 1 exemplars
Ancient Relics (part three) (1987) 1 exemplars
The Last Days of Optimus Prime (2000) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Transformers No. 97 1 exemplars
Transformers No 96 1 exemplars
ThunderCats No. 10 1 exemplars
Transformers: Energon #20 - What Lies Beneath (2004) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Thundercats No. 1 1 exemplars
The Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies #3 (2020) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies #2 (2020) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Transformers Bumblebee #3 (2010) 1 exemplars
Kung Fu Panda #1 (2015) 1 exemplars
G.I. Joe: European Missions #9 (1989) 1 exemplars
Dragon's Claws #2 1 exemplars
The Incomplete Death's Head #8 (1993) 1 exemplars
The Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies #4 (2020) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Death Metal #1 1 exemplars
Transformers: Universe #3 - Homecoming (2004) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Transformers: Universe #2 - Escape (2004) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Transformers: Universe #1 - Abduction (2003) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Transformers Adventures: v. 3 (2010) 1 exemplars
The Sensational She-Hulk #26 — Autor — 1 exemplars
Death's Head #4 - Plaguedog! (1989) 1 exemplars
Death's Head #3 - High Stakes (1989) 1 exemplars
Transformers: Armada #9 (2003) 1 exemplars
Transformers: Armada #6 (2002) 1 exemplars
Transformers: Armada #7 (2003) 1 exemplars
Transformers: Armada #8 (2003) 1 exemplars
Transformers: Armada #11 (2003) 1 exemplars
Terminator, Bd. 1, Infinity (2009) 1 exemplars
The Transformers 182: Space Pirates! (part one) (1988) — Editor — 1 exemplars
Battletoads #2 (2020) 1 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook #4 (2008) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook #2 (2007) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies #1 (2020) — Autor — 1 exemplars

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Essential Ms. Marvel, Volume 1 (2007) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
The World Shapers (2008) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Volume 4: Coda (2010) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Nemesis of the Daleks (2013) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Excalibur Epic Collection: Girls' School from Heck (2019) — Autor — 28 exemplars
Transformers: Legends (2004) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Torchwood Archives Volume 1 (2017) — Autor — 16 exemplars
Judge Dredd Yearbook 1992 (1991) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Death's Head: Clone Drive (2019) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The Transformers Annual 1986 (1986) — Autor — 7 exemplars
The Nightcomers (2020) 3 exemplars
The Transformers Annual (1985) (1985) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Rugrats Comic Adventures, Vol. 1, No. 10 (1998) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Transformers: Movie Prequel Special (2007) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Transformers 188: Firebug! (1988) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Transformers 189: Dry Run! (1988) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Collected Comics 11: The Christmas Stories! (1988) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Superior: Kapow! World Record Special #1 (2011) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Rugrats Comic Adventures, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1998) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Furman, Simon
Nom oficial
Furman, Simon Christopher Francis
Altres noms
Francis, Chris
Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK



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...Perchance to Dream
The last (by titling convention, anyway) multi-part story of the UK comic strip begins the transition into what would be known as Earthforce. Many pixels have been spilled on this topic, but basically Simon Furman decided to stop having the UK strip tie into the US one at all, not even the sense of the UK one having small side stories to the bigger US stories like he'd been doing since issue #240 or so. Instead, he would split the characters up: since the US strip was focused on Optimus Prime and company in space, the UK strip would follow a set of different characters back on Earth.

This story sets that up by reviving five classic off-line characters so that they can star in the new strip. Galvatron is infesting their dreams, so we get five parts of flashback adventures, and then in part six they all wake up and defeat him. It's a fine enough set of vignettes, but Galvatron is defeated absurdly easily for someone who had once been a powerhouse of the strip.

The Big Shutdown! / A Small War!
These two stories are united in being about Thunderwing, who is rising to power as Decepticon leader on Cybertron. (I think there is a power vacuum because of the events of Two Megatrons!, which was actually published later!) The Big Shutdown! is a delightful hardboiled pastiche, as the Autobot detective Nightbeat must stop Thunderwing from committing a series of murders on Earth as part of a test being administered by the Decepticon leadership back on Cybertron. The end confused me, but I greatly enjoyed the rest of it, and I hope we get more Nightbeat in this series.

A Small War! jumps ahead to when Thunderwing does lead the Cybertronian Decepticon forces, and it introduces the Micromasters, a group of Autobots who are tiny (i.e., human-sized). The Micromasters get captured, but escape anyhow—only the Decepticons, led by Thunderwing, now also have the secret of their construction. This is fine; it mostly seems to exist to set up the Micromasters' first US appearance in a story I haven't read yet. (It appears in Classics, Vol. 5, but I've only read up through vol. 4.)

"Rage! / "Assault on the Ark!"
These two tales jump back a bit to explain more of how Thunderwing ascended to power, following up on The Big Shutdown! They're fine but I kind of didn't really care.

"Inside Story!" / "Front Line!" / "End of the Road!"
And here it all comes to an end, with honestly a pretty mediocre set of stories about a journalist trying to write a story about the Transformers. You'd think the giant robots tearing up the Earth would be bigger news than this story implies.

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This collection opens with a set of stories that slot in and around what was happening in the US strip at the time they were published.

Race with the Devil
This story is okay. A group of Autobots called the Triggerbots is assigned to shadow some Decepticon mercenaries, Darwking and Dreadwind; it turns out that the mercenaries are trying to recover Starscream's corpse, since it contains the Underbase, the collected knowledge of the Transformer race. (This is all due to the Underbase saga, from the US book.) Starscream kind of becomes a zombie and the Triggerbots stop him and save some humans. I guess if I ever could remember who the Triggerbots were, I might have cared about this more.

"Fallen Star!"
This vignette is focused on Starscream who, thanks to events in the US book, has been brought back to life... but is feeling like he's lost his mojo in the process. But then he realizes that maybe after all, he's still got it. Told in the first person, this is a fun story of Starscream at his best. (Well, worst.) Nicely done.

"Mind Games"
It's hard to talk about this story without getting into the weeds on continuity. Basically, when Simon Furman took over the US book, he decided he wanted to recurrect Megatron. But Megatron had already been resurrected in the UK book. He didn't want to alienate US readers by suddenly revealing Megatron had already been resurrected, so he wrote a story for the UK strip explaining that what everyone had thought was a resurrected Megatron was actually a clone of Megatron created by Straxus. Anyway, not much happens here; it's mostly to set up the next story.

"Two Megatrons!"
The "real" Megatron and the clone Megatron battle it out. Transformers fans have written whole dissertations on how this causes more problems than it solves, continuity-wise, but if you ignore all that, this is a great story with a perfect climax. Megatron is dead, love live Megatron!

After this, the collection suddenly jumps ahead to a set of Decepticon-focused stories from the "Earthforce" era, when the UK strip abandoned continuity with the US one. I wish Titan had just collected the era in publication order, but as they're the only publisher to collect it at all, I have to take what I can get.

What's that, Megatron has a time machine and is attempting to rewrite the events of the Underbase saga? Okay, sure. With five pages per story, Furman can't waste time on setting things up... or ever using these concepts ever again! This one is maybe overdoing the exciting standalone adventure thing (which became standard in the Earthforce era), but it's fine.

"The Bad Guy's Ball!"
There's been a Decepticon Civil War brewing, Shockwave versus Megatron, so the Decpticons call an "enclave" (should be "conclave," surely?) to settle who should be in charge. One of my favorite stories in this run: the whole idea of a Decepticon cease-fire social meet is a delight, and then the Autobots show up to cause problems in secret, preventing the two sides from reaching an accord. The only thing I don't like is I feel like this could be a premise for a whole twenty-page issue! Imagine this in the hands of James Roberts.

"Secrets" / "Bugged!" / "Internal Affairs!"
These three stories continue this collection's focus on the Decepticons, and they are all pretty fun. First, it turns out Soundwave is spying on Megatron for Shockwave, but he plays on a fellow Decepticon's paranoia to throw suspicion off himself in a masterful move. Then Starscream makes his own play, uniting with Soundwave to depose both Megatron and Shockwave. It's so complicated you've got to love it.

"Assassins" / "External Forces!" / "The Lesser Evil!"
More on the complicated shenanigans of the Decepticon civil war. Shockwave and Megatron team up to assassinate Starscream, making it look like Soundwave is responsible; the Mayhem Attack Squad attempts to kill Starscream and Soundwave; the Autobats have to save Starscream because they need a transfusion from him to defeat an illness Snarl has (we saw this illness in a flash-forward story in the 1990 annual). Enjoyable, but alas this is end of this plotline as the series itself is almost over. Shame, because I think there was a lot of mileage in it.

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Survivors! / "The Hunting Party"
After Time Wars, the UK Transformers comic changed gears, going small scale—and black and white! Survivors! picks up from the end of Time Wars, chronicling the Wreckers, who haven't been given new orders since those events. They end up teaming up with some former members of the Decepticon Mayhem Attack Squad, Carnivac and Catilla, to take down the deranged Skids. All the characters, all feeling like abandoned warriors, join up together at the end. I'm curious to see where this goes, as "The Hunting Party!" indicates that the new Mayhem Attack Squad has orders to hunt down Carnivac and Catilla for going AWOL. Bad Transformers who become good Transformers is probably one of my favorite tropes (see Dinobot, Blackarachnia, MtMtE Megatron), so this has some real potential.

"Way of the Warrior" / "Survival Run" / "A Savage Place!"
This follows up on the Survivors. The Mayhem Attack Squad is trying to hunt down and punish the two Deception traitors; the story mostly focuses on Carnivac, who refuses to recognize Autobot authority but also begrudgingly finds himself doing the right thing and in a desperate stand for his own survival. Decepticon-turned-"good" is one of my favorite Transformers tropes, and this is a good example of it. The middle installment illustrated by Lee Sullivan, with Carnivac crawling through the desert, is particularly effective.

"Cry Wolf!" / "Wolf in the Fold!" / "Where Wolf?"
In this one, ex-Decepticon Carnivac decides to revenge himself on the Mayhem Attack Squad; it's a fun story about Carnivac doing his own thing while working alongside the Autobots, and how he humiliates Bludgeon by not killing him. All of the Survivors tales have been good, and this one is no exception; the story also links up the Survivors with Earthforce.

"Shut Up!"/ "Manoeuvres!"
"Shut Up!" is another great story, one that could pretty much only work as a five-pager: the Mayhem Attack Squad intimidate Red Alert into letting them out of the cell on Earthbase by not talking! "Manouvres!" is one that made little impression, on the other hand.

"Whose Lifeforce Is It Anway?" / "The Greatest Gift of All!"
Two linked stories, both pretty okay. Not as forgettable as some of the other pre-Earthforce stories, but not the best either. In the first, we see an Autobot walrus robot named Longtooth. Long enough, Optimus Prime bequeathed a fragment of the Matrix to him to use to save a dying comrade... but the cowardly Longtooth kept it for himself. Guilt has since made him suicidal in battle, but all his fellow Autobots think he's just very brave. This I think is a good set-up for a story, but really all that happens is he just suddenly decides to send the Matrix fragment (anonymously) back to Earth so Optimus can make use of it. Not much of a story. In the second one, Optimus thinks about using the fragment to bring back some dead Autobots, but ends up using it to revitalize a part of Earth damaged ecologically by the Transformers' war. It's fine, you know. More Optimus angst.

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"[Double] Deal of the Century!" / "Prime's Rib!"
Here we have two small standalone tales. "[Double] Deal of the Century!" introduces Double-Dealer, the Transformer who plays both sides; to be honest, I was thoroughly confused by it because I'm often bad at recognizing Transformers, and that's even harder when they're in black-and-white. "Prime's Rib!" is a random future story, set in 1995 (so about halfway between the 1980s "present" and the 2005+ "future") explaining how there can be a girl Transformer in Arcee if Transformers don't have gender. Optimus Prime had her built to appease angry feminists on Earth! Hilarious if you can take it ironically, I guess. But also pretty stupid.

"Starting Over!" / "Two Steps Back!" / "Break-Away!" / "Desert Island Risks!" / "Once upon a Time..." / "Life in the Slow Lane" / "Snow Fun!"
This is a fun set of strips that moves us into the Earthforce format, but also demonstrates its power. First we get a fun adventure where the characters revived in ...Perchance to Dream have to stop Megatron from destroying Earth's atmosphere. Why? I don't know, but it doesn't bother me, nor does the fact that according to the US strip at this time, Megatron can't even be here doing this. It's all worth it for the bits where the characters themselves complain about how gimmicky Transformers has gotten. "Probably some Microheadtargetmaster with a Pretender shell!" And then a fun ending where everyone just charges Megatron. Then we get a fun story about Grimlock versus Shockwave and his minions and then the whole premise is put into place: Optimus delegates Grimlock to run things on Earth.

I know some people love Grimlock, but for me a little bit of Grimlock goes a long way... there's only so much I can read about how he's "different" from the other Autobots. But Earthforce, it turns out, is the exact right amount of Grimlock. Like many loose cannon characters, he's best with a straight man, and here he's essentially got a whole team of them. Some of the stories here are bad silly (e.g., "Desert Island Risks" is improbably contrived) but many of them are good silly; any Transformers story where Grimlock's own Dinobots trick him by building a snowman of Shockwave is my kind of Transformers story. I like the serious, epic, angsty Transformers all right, but I also like the silly stuff that leavens it, and here we get a deliciously concentrated dose of it.

An Autobot arrives at the Earthforce base and discovers something terrible has happened to Wheeljack... only to realize it's all an incredibly complicated misunderstanding. Goofy fun.

"The Living Nightlights!"
Dumb, contrived story about Decepticon-made evil toys. Okay, not every "goofy fun" story is a winner... but you know, it's only five pages long at worst!

"The House That Wheeljack Built!" / "Divide and Conquer!" / "The 4,000,000 Year Itch!" / "Makin' Tracks!"
More goofy fun in "The House That Wheeljack Built": Wheeljack shows off the new Earthbase's automated defense systems... only everyone is outside the base, and you can only deactivate them from the inside, meaning everyone has to battle their way in! I also enjoyed "The 4,000,000 Year Itch!", where Optimus comes on an inspection tour at the same time Slag develops one of his periodic compulsions to murder everyone he knows(!), so Grimlock has to distract Optimus in the foreground while the other Dinobots keep subduing Slag in the background. Low farce, surely.

On the other hand, "Makin' Tracks" is similar but didn't work for me. In this case, the dead Tracks is being revived... but Grimlock hates Tracks so much he tries to kill him off again. I feel like this one went a bit too far... also, who the hell is Tracks? I don't even remember this guy or his beef with Grimlock. Plus the small art of these Titan digests made it hard to understand what was going on at the climax.

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