TOO LITTLETOO LATE! As Scorponok's Dark Reign comes ever closer to spreading right across Cybertron, Grimlock launches a desperate counterstrike, in the face of almost innumerable odds. Does the Dinobot commander really have one last ace up his sleeve, or does his ''plan'' amount to a gloriousbut doomedlast stand?
THINGS FALL APART! The very fabric of the TRANSFORMERS' universe begins to unravel, as huge and ancient cosmic forces take note of CYBERTRON's (and the CYBERTRONIANS') descent into chaos and anarchy. As HOT ROD struggles to hold things together, still reeling from his own game-changing wake-up call, competing destructive forces inch closer to a cataclysmic confrontation. The end begins here.
CRISIS ON CYBERTRON! A whole society, wounded and reeling after SCORPONOK's genetic manipulations, teeters on the edge of anarchy and uprising, a situation SOUNDWAVE is only too happy to exploit! When the newly recovered BLASTER uncovers the truth, he finds himself on the endangered species listcourtesy of the all-new, all-deadly MAYHEM ATTACK SQUAD.
BATTLETIDE! Opposing factions and forces meet head on, as the battle for Cybertron (and indeed the future) begins in earnest. BLUDGEON, SOUNDWAVE, GALVATRON, STARSCREAM, andcaught in the middlethe Autobots, most crucially their greatest warrior ULTRA MAGNUS! And HOT ROD meets his maker. Literally.
CYBERTRON UNDER SIEGE! As BLUDGEON's Blitz Engines wreak havoc, the AUTOBOTS struggle to muster a response to a threat that feels all too close to home! But their ''greatest warrior,'' ULTRA MAGNUS, has problems of his own in the shape of a fighting mad GALVATRON. It's the clash of titans you've (almost) never seen before!
AND ONE SHALL RISE! Yep, a there's a new Prime on the block (and the old one isn't gone yet), and just in the nick of time too, as Cybertron shudders and reels under the dual assault of BLUDGEON and his WarWorld and a spitting mad GALVATRON. But is the advent of RODIMUS PRIME a boon for Cybertron or one more dark domino falling in the headlong rush to universal armageddon?
ZERO INITIATIVE! As RODIMUS PRIME urgently struggles to comprehend the what, why, and wherefore of SPIKE WITWICKY, GALVATRON, JHIAXUS, and a DARK MATRIX creature, and specifically how they contribute to the final dissolution of time, space and everything in between! Unless NIGHTBEAT and BUMBLEBEE can shake loose some answers, the futureis cancelled.
DARK FORCES RISE! JHIAXUSthe mysterious senator who deleted himself from Cybertronian historyis back but as friend or foe? RODIMUS PRIME is forced to question the motives of Primus himselfdoes he drag the AUTOBOTS into a war they can't win or side with an ''enemy'' who seeks only one thing: universal order?
INVASION! And it's the Autobots doing the invading! RODIMUS PRIME takes action, leading an armada into the heart of JHIAXUS' forcesbut is he playing straight into the villain's hands? Plus, FORTRESS MAXIMUS re-enters the fray, but on whose side? Oh, and STARSCREAM's past comes back to haunt him big time!
THE WAR TO END ALL WARS! Can the Autobots prevail against JHIAXUS' New Cybertronian Empire? The disastrous invasion ends in dramatic and shocking fashion with twists, shocks and surprises galore, and STARSCREAM right in the thick of things. Dark forces are stirring for the final chapter of the original TRANSFORMERS epic!
THE GREATEST ENEMY... the greatest challenge... shall come from within. And there will be an ending. This is it, the battle the TRANSFORMERS must win, and yet dare not. The original and founding TRANSFORMERS comic comes to an epic and giant-sized conclusion, with all-out battle on CYBERTRON. Or should that be ''Cybertrons''? Shocks, surprises, guest stars and more. It may be a clich_, but this one really does have it all.
GET READY FOR REGENERATION ONE! For the first time in nearly a decade the final issues of the original run of TRANSFORMERS are backjust in time for the story to continue in TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #81! Following a planet-shattering battle with UNICRON, OPTIMUS PRIME has fallen! How will the other AUTOBOTScarry onand will PRIME be back in time for CYBERTRON's darkest hour? Reprinting THE TRANSFORMERS #76-80!
DINOBOT WAR! Happy reunions are in short supply as Grimlock seeks out his Dinobots in a desperate attempt to salvage something from the mounting carnage in Iacon. But as far as they're concerned, he's a traitor who has brought shame on the Dinobot nameand if they're going down, he's coming with them!
WAR IN THE CITY! Anarchy reigns on the streets of Iacon as SCORPONOK's grip tightens further, and those AUTOBOTS still willing and able to resist look to their absent leaderwho is on an endangered list all of his own. Beneath the surface of CYBERTRON, HOT ROD runs for his life, locked on a collision course with his maker, PRIMUS!
WAR CRY! The conquest of IACON begins in earnest, as SCORPONOK's game-changing strategy threatens the very nature of what it means to be AUTOBOT... Or DECEPTICON! And HOT ROD begins his own personal odyssey to the very heart of CYBERTRONwhere ancient forces are stirring!
DARK REIGN! The fallout from the devastation on Earth ripples outwards, all the way to Nebulos, where GRIMLOCK faces his own darkest demons and a fateful choice that may cost him his very Spark. The dark reign of SCORPONOK begins here, and nothing will ever be the same again!
ONE WILL FALL! As the first Regeneration One arc concludes, two Transformers legends clashfor the last time! This one's so packed with triumph, tragedy and everything in between, we can't say much more. If you're a fan of titanic, all-out action, this is the one for you. If you're of a sensitive dispositionlook away now!
LAST STAND! Things go from bad to worse as MEGATRON tightens his remorseless grip on planet Earth. Can the Wreckers save Kup? Can they reach the Ark in time? The odds have never been more stacked against them. But you know what they say: ''when all hope is gone...'' And what exactly is up with Starscream?
The Wreckers are on Earthand their fates rest in the hands of a human? A very particular humanSpike Witwicky, the Circuit Smasher! The AUTOBOTs learn what MEGATRON's been doing the past 20 years and OPTIMUS PRIME struggles to come to a decision about the future!
DINOBOT MONTH! And ex-Dinobot commander GRIMLOCK wishes it wasn't! His quest for a means to restore his ability to change modes takes him to Nebulosa world off-limits to TRANSFORMERS, where a welcome that's more incendiary than warm awaits him. Plus, KUP and THE WRECKERS find themselves stranded, hunted and in a whole world of pain. Quite literally!
The TRANSFORMERS comic that began it allis back. With a vengeance! 21 years have passed since CYBERTRON was restored to its former glory, and finally there is peace. But, after millions of years of bitter civil war, can all ever truly be one? In a conflict this primal, this epic and far-reaching... There are always ''Loose Ends''!
The wait is over - after a 20-year hiatus, IDW proudly returns to the original Transformers comic book universe, picking up right where 1991's Transformers #80 left off! Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Kup, Hot Rod and all your favorite Generation One Transformers characters charge into the future as fan-favorite writer Simon Furman and legendary Transformers artist Andrew Wildman present Transformers #80.5! Reflecting back on the dizzying highs and the terrifying lows of the original run of Transformers comics, Optimus Prime watches over a Cybertron that hasn't faced Megatron for decades. But that peace shudders to an end, as we dive headlong into July's Transformers #81! Because the Fans demanded it! Thousand of Transformers fans signed petitions urging us to make this book - and IDW listened! Created by the same writer, penciler, and inker of Transformer #80 in 1991!