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This is probably too little, too late, but I really don't think that UK and US comics continuities are "the same." Rather US fits inside UK (or UK is in addition to US), with some differences. But it really seems that we should be clearer when we're referring to UK stories as opposed to US ones, as for most US readers, the UK stories simply ''did not occur,'' and are therefore inappropriate to be included in the same continuity.
   
'''A group of sentient warring robots crash lands on Earth four million years ago. When they awake in the present day, their battle begins anew.'''
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I'm not advocating breaking up these entries into "US" and "UK" sections (there are enough sections already), but rather some way of identifying when material is UK specific, and therfore not universally part of the same continuity as "US" material.
 
=Marvel US issue #1=
 
''(Story also appears in: Marvel UK issues #1-2)''
 
 
'''Plot:''' [[Bill Mantlo]] <br>
 
'''Script:''' [[Ralph Macchio]] <br>
 
'''Pencils:''' [[Frank Springer]]<br>
 
'''Inks:''' [[Kim DeMulder]]<br>
 
'''Lettering:''' Higgins and [[Rick Parker]]<br>
 
'''Colors:''' [[Nelson Yomtov]]<br>
 
'''Editor:''' [[Bob Budiansky]]<br>
 
 
*''Major characters (in order of appearance):'' [[Megatron (G1)|Megatron]], [[Ravage (G1)|Ravage]], [[Optimus Prime (G1)|Optimus Prime]], [[Buster Witwicky]], [[Jesse|Jessie]], [["O"]],
 
*''Originally published:'' September, 1984
 
 
==Synopsis==
 
 
The Transformers are a race of sentient robots from the planet Cybertron. They have been involved in a eons-old war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. In an effort the save their home planet from destruction as it passes through an asteroid field, the Autobots lead a mission into space to clear a path through the asteroids. After the mission is completed, the Decepticons attack the weakened Autobot warriors. In a desperate effort to defeat the Decepticons, Optimus Prime, the Autobot leader, crash lands the Autobot spaceship, called the Ark, into the (believed to be) lifeless planet nearby. Four million years later, the Transformers are awakened to discover that this planet (the Earth), is not so lifeless after all. The war begins anew....
 
 
==Errors==
 
*TBA
 
 
==Items of note==
 
*Advertised as part 1 in a 4-issue limited series.
 
 
[[Category:Issues]]
 
[[Category:Marvel US issues]]
 
[[Category:Marvel UK issues]]
 

Revision as of 20:27, April 6, 2006

This is probably too little, too late, but I really don't think that UK and US comics continuities are "the same." Rather US fits inside UK (or UK is in addition to US), with some differences. But it really seems that we should be clearer when we're referring to UK stories as opposed to US ones, as for most US readers, the UK stories simply did not occur, and are therefore inappropriate to be included in the same continuity.

I'm not advocating breaking up these entries into "US" and "UK" sections (there are enough sections already), but rather some way of identifying when material is UK specific, and therfore not universally part of the same continuity as "US" material.

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