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Transformers Beginnings

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Amazon US Exclusive Edition! Face to face with a cultural icon! Inspired by the top-selling toy line, animated TV series and movie, these are the stories that thrilled a whole generation, classic tales re-presented for the first time ever in book form. Voted the third biggest toy license of all time (ahead of Star WarsTM and Spider-manTM) by a survey in USA Today, the rein ...more
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Titan Books (first published June 1st 2003)
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With IDW having the Furman/Wildman/Baskerville team add issues 81-100 to the old Marvel continuity 21 years after they produced issue 80 I found myself wanting to re-read the series. I remember buying these at the corner store when I could, and hunting for back issues later to fill the holes in my collection. As such I'm not sure how much of the series I've read in order straight through before, but I'm certain I read these six issues a number of times. Reading them now is an interesting experie ...more
Jon Shanks
This book collects the 4 issue mini series and issues 5 & 6 of the ongoing series. It starts with an interesting foreword regarding Hasbro's relationship with Marvel (basically they would design a toy the pass the details to Marvel who would come up with a name and back-story and, as a result got the publish rights). The writing is very clunky to start especially from the Transformers talking in third person in order to get a lot of exposition out there (the double page spread that serves to ...more
Matt Richter
I haven't read many "retro" comics before and I found this one started off kinda campy and the writing was rather cringey. And I hated how the Transformers often reverted to speaking in the third-person. UGH! But maybe this is how it was done in the mid-80s. I don't have an appreciation for the retro style artwork either. To me it just looks poor and lazy and bland. However, after the first few issues, I kinda adapted to all this and was able to just enjoy the story which sorta average to good. ...more
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