Introduction

Pictured with Blaster, one of my favourite characters

Thanks for stopping by my website. I am a Transformers fan since the 1980s who started collecting the Marvel Transformers comic at age 11 and never quite got over it.

This is a website dedicated to reviewing and revisiting those fantastic stories of yesteryear, brought to life by writers Simon Furman and Bob Budiansky and an array of talented artists. This began as project during the 2020 lockdown and continues. Ultimately I hope to review the Dreamwave and IDW titles from the 2000s and Simon Furman’s more recent continuation Regeneration One.

My introduction to the ‘Robots in Disguise’ came in the summer of 1985 when the Sunbow’s Transformers cartoon debuted on kids TV. I was hooked and pleased to discover there was also a Marvel UK comic. I picked up issues 23 and 24, which were noticeably darker than the cartoons – the Decepticons had defeated Optimus Prime and the Autobots with only the medic Ratchet left to save them. So began a weekly ritual of visiting the newsagent every Friday before school to pick up the latest issue.

Transformers lasted for 332 issues, from 1984-92. It reprinted material from its US sister title initially, but because it was weekly in the UK it meant that the London-based team generated many of their own stories. Some like Target:2006 are still classics to this day.

Transformers has been through numerous incarnations over the years but always comes back to G1, the original and the best. The series has lasted 40 years and still has plenty of life in it which is quite incredible. Please enjoy the reviews, leave a comment (I’d love to hear your views) and follow my site.

Steve Bax
May 2022