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The Transformers (1984) - #11
"Brainstorm!"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Bob Budiansky

Penciller(s):
Herb Trimpe - 'Herbert Waldo Trimpe'

Inker(s):
Thomas 'Tom' Palmer Sr.

Colorist(s):
Nelson 'Nel' Yomtov

Letterer(s):
Diana Albers

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

Cover Artist(s):
Herb Trimpe - 'Herbert Waldo Trimpe'
 

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Cover Date: December 1985
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

Issue Tagline: Jetfire Soars Supreme!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Synopsis:
Furious with Optimus Prime for not empowering Jetfire with the energy of the creation matrix, Shockwave deduces that Prime must no longer possess it within his programming. Scanning Rumble's memory, he discovers that Buster snuck past the sentries and entered the Ark. Shockwave concludes that Prime must have transferred the matrix into Buster, and sends Laserbeak to capture him.

Thanks to the bugged phones Blackrock installed in his facility, the Autobots have also learned the same information. Prowl sends Bluestreak and Bumblebee to find Buster. They succeed, but also lead Laserbeak right to him.

With the information provided by Laserbeak, Shockwave programs the non-sentient Jetfire to attack all Autobots at the designated coordinates and retrieve Buster.

Jetfire cleans house with the two Autobots only to have Buster disassemble the enormous jet with a thought. With some help from Bumblebee, Buster re-assembles Jetfire to help them mount a rescue attempt for Optimus Prime...

...which will have to be very swift, as Prowl overhears Shockwave informing the Autobot leader that his usefulness is at an end...

Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic Transformers (2008) TPB vol. 01
The Transformers (UK) (1984) #37
The Transformers (UK) (1984) #38
The Transformers Classics (2011) TPB vol. 01
The Transformers Comics Magazine (1987) #6
The Transformers (1984) HC vol. 02
The Transformers (1984) TPB vol. 02

Notes:
1st appearance of Jetfire.

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Bluestreak (Transformers)
An image for Brawn (Transformers) exists Brawn (Transformers)
An image for Bumblebee (Transformers) exists Bumblebee (Transformers)
Gears (Transformers)
Hound (Transformers)
Huffer (Transformers)
An image for Ironhide (Transformers) exists Ironhide (Transformers)
An image for Jazz (Transformers) exists Jazz (Transformers)
Jetfire (Transformers)
  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 Ratchet (Transformers) exists Ratchet (Transformers)
Rumble (Transformers)
An image for Shockwave (Transformers) exists Shockwave (Transformers)
Sideswipe (Transformers)
Buster Witwicky
William 'Sparkplug' Irving Witwicky

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