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Covers one of the finest periods of Transformers storytelling!
on 26 August 2014
Transformers: Classics UK volume 3 covers perhaps the greatest period of stories in the entirety of the long UK series, and arguably the entire history of Transformers comic books.
Included in this volume are the following stories:
'Target 2006': During the events of Transformers the Movie, the Decepticons Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge travel back to Earth 1986 in order to create a weapon capible of destroying the planet-eating Unicron in the future. The appearence of Galvatron and his cronies results in the disappearence of Optimus Prime. On Cybertron 1986, Autobot resistance leader Emirate Xxaron dispatches Ultra Magnus to investigate Primes mysterious disappearence. Meanwhile the future Autobots Hotrod, Kup and Blurr travel to the past to stop Galvatron.
'Prey': After the events of Target 2006, during which the Autobots were forced to team up with one of their greaest enemies, the returned Optimus Prime is concerned that his fellow Autobots are incapible of surviving without his leadership, therefore he divises a cunning plan to force them to consider how they would continue without him. Unfortunately the plan goes less than smoothly when Prime finds himself pursued by the Decepticons ultimate hunters - the Predacons!
'The Harder they Die/Distant Thunder/Under Fire': Prime finds himself transported to Cybertron, where he is hunted by the Autobots elite commando unit the Wreckers as a suspected Decepticon double-agent. Whilst helping the injured Autobot Outback, Prime also reveals exactly where he disappeared to during Target 2006.
'The Gift': In this Christmas special, long time ally to the Autobots Buster Witwicky departs wisdom to crisis-stricken Jetfire about what it means to be born on Earth.
'Fallen Angel': At the conclusion of Transformers the Movie, Galvatron - who had been hurled into spce by Rodimus Prime - uses the time travel technology he still possesses after Target 2006, to return to Earth and plan enew. This brings him into conflict with Blaster and a team of Autobots recently arrived from Cybertron, the Dinobots, and the Earth-bound Decepticons.
'Resurrection': On Cybertron, Optimus Prime galvanises the Autobot resistance movement to launch a series of lightning raids on the Decepticons. Meanwhile Megatron is brought into conflict with current Cybertronian Decepticon ruler Lord Straxus, in a battle that one one of them will walk away from...
As with other volumes, this book also includes all manner of additional material, including toy adverts, fact-files, letters pages, 'Robo-Capers', and a synopsis of each story including interviews with the artists and writers who worked on them.
The massive ten-parter 'Target 2006' represents the high point of this volume, and still remains one of the finest Transformers tales of all time, although all of the stories in this volume are of a particular high quality, and are not to be missed.