The Transformers franchise has been hugely popular in all its forms: cartoons, toys, movies, and all kinds of merchandise. But have you seen the comics? Volume 1 in the Transformers Classics line of comic book anthologies is currently on sale for just $3.99 in Kindle format, so it’s a great time to take a look at this very popular series. From Amazon:
The historic comic book roots of The Transformers are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collecting issues from the original run, rejoin Optimus Prime, Megatron, and their competing factions as their war stretches across the cosmos. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.
The original series faithfully reproduced after 25 years! Collects issues 1 – 13.
After saving their own world from a celestial catastrophe, the Autobots and Decepticons have crashed landed on Earth! Each side sets out to explore their new surroundings, seeking resources and possibly allies. One such ally may be a bookworm named Buster Witwicky, and his mechanic father, Sparkplug.
One Amazon reviewer says:
“This fantastic book has a number of 13 issues of the original comic series of The Transformers from the 80′s. Each of these comics has issues of all the exicting adventures starring the Autobots as they try to protect Earth from falling into Decepticon tyranny.”
“In this book you will find and meet characters that you know or haven’t meet such as Buster Witwicky son of Sparkplug Witwicky and brother of Spike Witwicky and many more Autobots or Decepticons that you had yet to see. If you like to see the original Transformers comic series then this is the one you would like to read, just make sure you also purchase volume 1 of the classics volume because this is volume number 2.”
One Amazon reviewer says:
“Having collected these comics when I was a kid, I was excited to see them collected and touched up in these volumes. Volume 3 contains some of the fun Transformers stories from the 1980s. Don’t look for too much depth here but the artwork and story was pretty good for its time. Issues 33 and 34, the reprints of the Man of Iron story from the UK look especially stunning in their painted glory.”
“My only disappointment was that the Headmasters miniseries which leads up to issue #38 was not included. It would have made sense to put it in here between #37 and #38 but I have a feeling we’ll be seeing it in the final volume along with the other miniseries from this classic era of comics.”