Hey, fellow cats and kids, Wolfman Tronix here with you. The electric police Spacebooger man has laid down the hip rules for the next 12 slamfests. Hit G7 on the ol’ jukebox, and prepare for some down and dirty fight music. And who else would would the BW Media Spotlight break out to start the action than our favorite standby, that one-eyed, two-eared, flying purple Energon eater, Shockwave. So let’s lay down the cool tracks, check out some edited-to-avoid-lawsuits 80’s music, and dig the crazy new logo!
Track 1 of 12
The Dance Floor: The Transformers #14 (Marvel Comics-March 1986)
The DJs: Bob Budiansky (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Al Gordon (inker), Janice Chiang (letterer), Nel Yomtov (colorist) and Michael Carlin (editor).
It all begins when the badest bot on the block, our boy Bumblebee, is chosen to act as tour guide for a group of newly awakened Autobots. While checking out the gas station (a Transformer’s answer to the malt shop), ol’ Skids scopes out some hot tracks. (I mean music, not that Tracks.)
Later, Optimus Prime contacts the team with the lowdown that the mean machine himself, Shockwave, was planning to hit a major source of sonic energy in the area, and Skids is sure they mean the concert. So off the Autobots go to check out the 10th Avenue Band and their main man in action.
So Skids enjoys the tracks, and Tracks thinks it’s the skids. Or something. Anyway, a few songs in and the tunes are hitting some sour notes.
So the bots decide to take down the device, since word is the bad boys are able to turn cool vibes into cool Energon, the fuel of choice for Cybertronians everywhere. The music is hot again, and the fans are jumping. So naturally that’s when the unruly trio make their star(scream)-studded debut.
Da’ Bee falls down the hole, leaving the new kids on the block (no, not those guys) to bring the fire, babies!
At Hoist’s suggesting, Brick and the band convinces the kids that it’s all part of the show, because (as next issue shows) gullibility is king in the Marvel Transformers Universe. So what happened to Bumblebee? He’s down the hole, where he finds the “power siphon”, and the siphoner himself.
Now remember that old Shocky turns into a gi-normous flying cannon. So how can the Autobots save the concert?
And so, the concert is saved, Brick works to remember what his last name is, and the show goes on. Boy, that Bumblebee knows how to give the audience the most bang for their buck!
Alright, lads and lasses, time to mosey over to Spacebooger, and choose the best chin music on the dial. Rock on!