YES! At long last my collection is now complete. It has taken me nearly twenty-five years to do so but I did it: Collected the entire 80 issue run of Marvel Comics Transformers, the nine volume set of Marvel U.K. Transformers, not to mention the mini series (Universe, Headmasters, G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers and Transformers the Movie), but also the appearances of TF in G.I. Joe and the twelve issue run of Marvel Comics’ Transformers Generation 2
Read all about it in my latest Yahoo Voices article: Collecting Transformers Marvel Comics
And to think, it all started off from a childhood obsession with #12
#12 holds a special spot in my heart. I must have gotten it as a gift when I was five years old. No doubt one of my oldest personal comics and what drew me into the series for years to comeOh man, check me out at my Prom Night waiting to pick up our dates with my friend Mike. If you look in the background, my walls were covered with Transformers comics and I had gaps where there were missing issues.
These are rare as I guess most people didn’t buy them when they were initially published in the early 90’s. I’ve seen the final issue go for about 350$ on Ebay
Titan books collected the UK weekly issues of Transformers into these nine books. Great stories that really expanded the TF universe and which helped get Simon Furman into the comics door.
- The Headmasters was a mini-series to give the new toyline a boost. Also to note, Headmasters was the end of the animated series but only half way through the comics’ run
- Marvel also adapted the classic cult film: Transformers the Movie into a three part mini series
TF Universe was a mini-series that was more like a guide of who’s who of TF characters
Gi Joe vs the Transformers was a great crossover between both Hasbro franchises. What better way to sell a kid than seeing Bumblebee blown to bits in the first issue
I remember walking around in a mall one day as a young teen and I freaked out when I saw Megatron and Cobra Commander on a cover together. GI Joe once again helped out their Hasbro brother by kicking off the storyline prior to Generation 2 got its own book