STORY SO FAR

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The war for Cybertron is over. Now Starscream controls the planet, having banished the Autobots and Decepticons from his city. In the far reaches of space, Rodimus leads the crew of the starship Lost Light in search of the legendary Knights of Cybertron while Orion Pax—the former Optimus Prime—pursues the renegade scientist Jhiaxus. But all of these threads are about to be pulled together as Shockwave—the emotionless former Decepticon—enacts a plan eons in the making.
Written by:

JOHN BARBER
and

JAMES ROBERTS
Layouts by:

PHIL JIMENEZ
Finished art by:

ANDREW GRIFFITH
Prologue art by:

BRENDAN CAHILL
Colors by:

JOSH PEREZ
Prologue colors by:

J.P. BOVE
Letters by:

TOM B. LONG
Editor:

CARLOS GUZMAN

Cover art by PHIL JIMENEZ Cover colors by ROMULO FAJARDO JR.
Special thanks to Hasbro’s Clint Chapman, Jerry Jivoin, Joshua Lamb, Ed Lane, Joe Furfaro, Heather Hopkins, and Michael Kelly for their invaluable assistance.
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