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The Transformers (1984) - #2
"Power Play!"

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Bill Mantlo
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Cover Date: November 1984
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

Issue Tagline: Optimus Prime Vs Megatron!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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The Transformers (1984) #2 Second Printing
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Having learned that the Earthlings have access to the resources required to give them fuel, Megatron and the Decepticons attack the Harrison Nuclear Power Plant and strip it for their own use.

Elsewhere in Oregon, "Sparkplug" Witwicky repairs the damaged Bumblebee and offers to help the Autobots convert standard earth fuel into a sort the robots can use to power themselves up. Unknown to all, Ravage records the plans of Buster and "Sparkplug" to assist the Autobots, and the Decepticons launch a pre-emptive strike at the Witwicky garage, capturing "Sparkplug" and leaving the Autobots barely able to stand after the vicious battle.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic Transformers (2008) TPB vol. 01
The Transformers (UK) (1984) #3
The Transformers (UK) (1984) #4
The Transformers Classics (2011) TPB vol. 01
The Transformers Comics Magazine (1987) #1
The Transformers Special (1985) #1
The Transformers (1984) Collected Comics Vol. 01
The Transformers (1984) HC vol. 01
The Transformers (1984) TPB vol. 01

Though not actually appearing in the comic book, the DJ on "O"'s radio announces the name of the artist just played on the station as "The Dazzler," a nod to Alison Blaire, the mutant of the same name.

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