Shockwave hires Death's Head to kill Rodimus Prime in a plan to rid himself of Cyclonus and Scourge.
|Generation One (Marvel UK) > Issue # 133-134|
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- Originally published: 3rd October 1987 - 10 October 1987
In the year 2007, Shockwave, tiring of Galvatron's former lieutenants Cyclonus and Scourge, plans to eliminate them. He hatches a plan to hire the
bounty hunter freelance peacekeeping agent Death's Head to assassinate Rodimus Prime.
Shockwave then reveals this to Cyclonus and Scourge, knowing that in their arrogance they will try to interfere and kill Rodimus Prime themselves in an attempt to get back at Death's Head for the injuries he inflicted on them while hunting for Galvatron. Wanted - Galvatron Dead or Alive
Death's Head ambushes Rodimus Prime as he makes a tour of the Autobase's trench defences. Quickly dispatching his bodyguards Death's Head overpowers Rodimus and prepares to strike the killing blow, only to be shot in the back by Scourge.
In the confusion Rodimus escapes down the trench, followed by Cyclonus and Scourge, who leave Death's Head for dead. A game of cat and mouse ensues as Rodimus tries to shake his pursuers. Eventually he manages to evade them and they come face to face with Death's Head, who survived their attack. Enraged at their interference, he attacks them and they are forced to flee.
As they escape they accidentally lead Death's Head to Rodimus’ location, causing the bounty hunter to change his target. Rodimus briefly overcomes Death's Head and makes his escape out of the trench, closely followed by his attacker. Death's Head is shocked to find that he has come out in the middle of the Autobase and is surrounded by heavily armed Autobots.
Rodimus agrees to let Death's Head leave if he will kill Cyclonus and Scourge and pays him 10,000 Shanix in advance for the job. Wanting revenge, Death's Head agrees.
- The Autobots' trench defences don't seem to be very good. Not only can a bounty hunter and two heavily armed Decepticons wander in and attack the Autobot leader undetected, they also provide an easy access hatch right inside the Autobot base.
- This story is the start of a story arc that concludes in "The Legacy of Unicron!"