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The Transformers (1984) - #12
"Prime Time!" (Newsstand Edition)
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Bob Budiansky

Penciller(s):
Herb Trimpe

Inker(s):
Alan J.M. 'Al' Gordon

Colorist(s):
Nelson 'Nel' Yomtov

Letterer(s):
Janice Chiang

Editor(s):
Michael 'Mike' Carlin
Jim Shooter

Cover Artist(s):
Herb Trimpe
 

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Cover Date: January 1986
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

Issue Tagline: Optimus Prime : Autobot Killer!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

This is a version of the following issue:
The Transformers (1984) #12 - Prime Time!

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Synopsis:
Flying back to Decepticon HQ in Jetfire, Buster is knocked unconscious when the drone Decepticon engages a squad of jet fighters in combat.

Soundwave discovers the listening device the Autobots have been using to listen in on Decepticon conversations, and Shockwave uses this to plant a trap, luring the Autobots to a swamp and dropping a replica of Optimus Prime's head into the drink. The Autobots rescue the head, place it upon their leader's shoulders...and are immediately cut down as the false Prime opens fire on all of them.

When Jetfire returns, Buster has awakened and uses the power of the matrix to override Shockwave's control of the drone and knock the Decepticon out. He then orders Jetfire to take Prime's true head the Autobots.

Just as the last Autobot falls, the body of Prime tears off its false head, attaches the real one, and attacks the unwitting Decepticons.

Realizing the treachery that has taken place, Shockwave himself departs from his headquarters and engages Prime in single combat. But Optimus is more than equal to Shockwave's strength, and hurls the Decepticon into the swamp, leaving him to sink beneath the murky depths.

The Autobots journey to the rescue of Buster who very graciously returns the power of the matrix to Optimus Prime.

Notes:
When the jets attack the Buster-controlled Jetfire, Buster comments they are from the Air Force. But the planes depicted are F-14 Tomcats - US Navy planes.

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An image for Buzzsaw (Transfomers) exists Buzzsaw (Transfomers)
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An image for Ironhide (Transformers) exists Ironhide (Transformers)
An image for Jazz (Transformers) exists Jazz (Transformers)
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  An image for Laserbeak (Transformers) exists Laserbeak (Transformers)
An image for Optimus Prime (Transformers) exists Optimus Prime (Transformers)
An image for Prowl (Transformers) exists Prowl (Transformers)
An image for Ravage (Transformers) exists Ravage (Transformers)
Rumble (Transformers)
An image for Shockwave (Transformers) exists Shockwave (Transformers)
Sideswipe (Transformers)
An image for Soundwave (Transformers) exists Soundwave (Transformers)
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