This afternoon we looked at issue #7 of The Transformers and tomorrow we look at issue #8. It’s this issue that tonight’s fight comes from. In issue #4 Huffer shows Optimus Prime a video Ratchet found of Shockwave being confronted by five Autobots dubbed “Dinobots”, given the ability to turn into metal dinosaurs because even the Ark’s computer couldn’t ignore those large animals. However, Shockwave destroyed the spy drone before anyone could see how the battle ended. Now trying to defeat Shockwave in order to rescue his friends, Ratchet finds them in a tar pit in the Savage Land (more on that tomorrow) and taps Slag’s memories to learn what really happened. So let’s all learn together!

“Maxim” round 10

The Battlefield: The Transformers #8 (Marvel Comics; September, 1985) “Repeat Performance!”

The Promoters: Bob Budiansky (writer), William Johnson (penciler), Kyle Baker (inker), Rick Parker (letterer) & Nel Yomtov (colorist)

The rest of the Fight will be told in Slag’s own words, because somehow Ratchet was able to find a commentary track.

Somewhere Simon Furman weeps.

Swoop goes down last, because he’s cooler than Grimlock. That tar was the only way to stop him!

What? At least I wouldn’t make Swoop a “pet character” like Furman does for Grimlock!

Slag later awakens and the other Dinobots follow, leading into the rest of tomorrow’s review.

click to vote in this week’s tournament

As I proved last week, anyone can win the Friday Night Fights. Head to Spacebooger and vote for your favorite fight. The winner heads for the Prize Fight. That’s something YOU can do by grabbing your comic collection and posting some cool fights along with us. There are two main rounds left in this tournament, but hopefully more will come.


About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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  1. […] Shockwave  (ShadowWing Tronix) […]


  2. […] by Bill Mantlo and later Jim Salicrup, although the Dinobots vs Soundwave battle takes more cues from issue #8 by Bob […]


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