Whilst Starscream faces off against some freelance peacekeeping agents bounty hunters, the Autobots make a terrible discovery...

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Marvel UK issue #284

Writer: Simon Furman
Pencils: Jeff Anderson
Inks: Michael Eve
Lettering: Stuart Bartlett

  • Originally published: 18 August 1990. Cover date ("off sale") 25 August 1990.


In the Louisiana bayous an alien assassin unsuccessfully fires on Starscream and is shot down for his troubles. A second alien, looking like a knight on horseback, charges the Decepticon but is easily thrown aside. Then a third creature, comprised of two lumps of organic matter linked cybernetically, tries to electrocute Starscream but is unsuccessful. Starscream cuts it in two and demands answers as to why they are trying to kill him.

In a control room elsewhere two shadowy figures observe the situation and note that all Starscream will learn is that someone put a bounty on his head, as they wish him to find out. On the screen Starscream comes to the conclusion that Soundwave is behind all this. The shadowy figures change frequency and tell Bludgeon that there is a job for him.

Meanwhile, at the Earthforce base Wheeljack explains to Grimlock that Snarl is suffering from Corrodia Gravis and that he needs a systems boost from a compatible Transformer. But the only compatible one is Starscream!


  • The identity of the shadowy figures is rather easily given away by the way they are drawn.

Items of note


  • This story was reprinted in the Titan Books trade paperback "Fallen Star".
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