History of a Transformers Fan – Part 3 (Final)

Part 2 summed up my thoughts on the Unicron Trilogy, this one will cover the remaining time from then (Transformers: Cybertron aired in 2005, though I watched it in its Galaxy Force form) to now. The next series at the time was Transformers Animated, which I really liked after getting used to the art style….

Classic Cartoons: The Transformers (S1E01)

Season: 1 Episode: 1 Name: More than Meets the Eye, Part 1 Preface I didn’t get to see much of the original cartoon when it originally aired. For us here in Germany it only started airing in 89, about 5 years after the original release, and only a small portion of it. Altogether 39 out…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #13

Title: The Enemy Within! Original Release Date: March 9th, 1985 When did I first read it: Some years ago when I was catching up on the old comics Cover We see Brawn attacking Sideswipe, with Jazz and Sunstreaker standing in the background, looking shocked. True to form, the cover is just a colored version of…

History of a Transformers Fan – Part 2

The previous post ended with me watching the first season of the Beast Wars series on TV, which reignited my interest in the franchise. This was around 98/99 (the series only started airing in 98 here in Germany, 2 years after it was originally released) and stores here at the time had “Robots in Disguise”…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #12

Title: Man of Iron – The Conclusion Original Release Date: February 23rd, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover Looking back, all the covers of this 4-issue story are just reused panels from inside the…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #11

Title: Man of Iron – Chapter 3 Original Release Date: February 9th, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover Well this cover certainly is a contrast to the previous two issues! But sadly that’s not…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #10

Title: Man of Iron – Chapter 2 Original Release Date: January 26th, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover The original cover shows a rather toy-like looking Mirage walking around in what’s likely the village…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #9

Title: Man of Iron Original Release Date: January 12th, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover The original cover shows Jazz apparently emerging from a forest, meeting a human child that seems startled. The artwork…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 US #8

Title: Repeat Performance! Original Release Date: May 1985 When did I first read it: Like issue #7, in ‘92, the summer holiday after the issue got released in Hungary (in one comic book that combined issues #7 and #8) Cover This one is a bit less exciting compared to some previous ones. It’s just showing…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 US #7

Original Release Date: April 1985 When did I first read it: Must’ve been in 92, the summer holiday after the issue was released in Hungary (which was in October 91), the comic book also included issue #8. Cover On the cover we see a pretty bad situation, with Ratchet being confronted by Megatron, presumably in…