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The Transformers (1984) - #3
"Prisoner Of War!"

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Jim Salicrup

Frank Springer

Kim DeMulder
Mike Esposito - 'Espo'

Nelson 'Nel' Yomtov

Janice Chiang

Bob Budiansky

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Michael J. Zeck - 'Mike Zeck'

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Cover Date: January 1985
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

Issue Tagline: Guest-Starring Spider-Man

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
The Transformers (1984) #3 Third Printing

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Kidnapped by the Decepticons, "Sparkplug" Witwicky is forced to assist them in converting standard Earth power sources into usable fuel.

Optimus Prime and his Autobots return to the Ark after their defeat to repair and restock. Optimus selects Gears for a scouting mission to determine whether rescue is a possibility for Buster's father. Along the way, Gears runs into none other than Spider-Man, who assists Gears in inflitrating the Decepticon base and recovering "Sparkplug".

It isn't until "Sparkplug" is back safe in the Ark that the Autobots discover he was able to help the Decepticons with their fuel problem after all...

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Transformers (UK) (1984) #5
The Transformers (UK) (1984) #6
The Transformers Classics (2011) TPB vol. 01
The Transformers Comics Magazine (1987) #2
The Transformers Special (1985) #2
The Transformers (1984) Collected Comics Vol. 01
The Transformers (1984) HC vol. 01
The Transformers (1984) TPB vol. 01

Nick Fury and Thaddeus "Dum Dum" Dugan of S.H.I.E.L.D. have a one-panel cameo in this issue, where they are ordered to find out what is going on in Oregon. Fury complains that he will quit "[...]if that big, green, fire-snortin' lizard is loose again[...]," referencing Godzilla.

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O (Transformers)
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Buster Witwicky
William 'Sparkplug' Irving Witwicky

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