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"Devastation Derby!" is a 2-issue story arc, originally published in the UK Marvel Comics series in 1986.
Marvel UK issue #61-62
(Story also appears in: Second Generation)
- Major characters (in order of appearance): Devastator, Soundwave, Scavenger, Mixmaster, Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Hook, Scrapper, Shockwave, Sparkplug Witwicky, Buster Witwicky, Jessie, Optimus Prime, Wheeljack, Smokescreen, Brawn, Ironhide, Tracks, Ratchet
- Originally published: May 17-24, 1986
Soundwave is training Devastator after his disappointing first battle. Shockwave then sends them to capture Buster, who is attending a demolition derby with Jesse. Sparkplug, meanwhile, shows Prime a drawing Buster did while having a nightmare. Prime sends a team lead by Smokescreen to watch over the human. The Constructicons arrive and battle the Autobots, before forming Devastator. Just then, Buster collapses.
While Devastator delays the Autobots, Soundwave is able to scan Buster's mind. Smokescreen is able to confront the Decepticon, but is surprised when Soundwave immediately offers to retreat. The Autobots take Buster back to the Ark, while Soundwave reports to Shockwave, telling him thanks to the Matrix, Buster has a vision of the future of the Transformers race.
Issue #61: There's a blank speech bubble on page 3. Shockwave's eye is purple instead of yellow throughout. Long Haul's name is spelled "Longhaul". Issue #62: Soundwave's eyes are uncolored on page 7, and in the first frame of page 8.
Items of note
Buster had mental possession of the Matrix earlier in the series.