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:''Huffer is an [[Autobot]] character in the [[Generation 1]] [[continuity family]].''
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'''Can the Autobots prevent the humans from killing each other?'''
   
[[Image:Hufferg1.jpg|right|250px|thumb|"Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they want me fight a war on [[Earth|some backwater redneck dirt planet]]. You call that job satisfaction? 'Cause I don't."]]
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'''Writer:''' [[Stuart Moore]]<br>
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'''Penciler:''' [[Tyler Kirkham]]<br>
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'''Inker:''' Sal Regla<br>
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'''Colorist:''' Anne Kwok<br>
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'''Letterer:''' Todd Klein<br>
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'''Cover Artists:'''<br>
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Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, and Justin Ponsor<br>
   
To say that '''Huffer''' is cranky is an understatement. Huffer's the poster boy for whiney pessimism. He complains and grumbles his way through every day, especially since he's been shipwrecked on Earth. If he thought his existence was unbearable before, it's intolerable now, and he'll certainly let you know.
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*''Release date:'' July 5, 2007
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*''Characters (in order of appearance):'' [[Captain America]], [[Spider-Man]], [[Wolverine]], [[Luke Cage]], [[Director Hill]], [[Runabout]], [[Optimus Prime (G1)|Optimus Prime]], [[Wheeljack]], [[Megatron]], [[Falcon (superhero)|Falcon]], [[Ms. Marvel]], [[Bumblebee (G1)|Bumblebee]], [[Jazz (G1)|Jazz]], [[Ratchet (G1)|Ratchet]], [[Prowl (G1)|Prowl]].
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*''Preceded by:'' [[Man and Machine, Part Two]]
   
Despite what a joy he is to be around, he's very effective at his job. A construction engineer, he can whip up anything of any complexity. Unfortunately, he'll be kicking and screaming the whole way.
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==Detailed Synopsis==
   
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In Latveria, Captain American leads a team of Avengers sent by [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] investigate the Latverian countryside to see why Doom is uncharacteristically attacking his neighboring countries with strange jets of indeterminate design. But all the team finds is a metal dome of equally indeterminate design surrounded by the ruined bodies of Dr. Doom's robot underlings. The team breaks their way inside of the dome, but Luke and Logan's taking the initiative on the assault angers the Cap.
   
:''Japanese name:'' '''Drag''' (do-ra-ggu, ドラッグ)<br>
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Inside, the tension between Cap and Wolverine grows. In a hall of digital mirrors, the team members dodge lasers fired by an unknown audience member who scans their unique physical attributes. While Wolverine disables the dangerous room, Spidey is kidnapped by his old nemesis... a car! The three remaining avengers try to escape, but discover themselves locked inside an energy field. Captain America calls for reinforcements in the jerkiest manner he can.
:''Greek name:'' '''Gigantas''' (Γίγαντας)<br>
 
:''French-Canadian name:'' '''Grognon'''
 
   
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Inside the poorly lit Autobot base, the Autobots conclude that Megatron is using an aggression wave to make all humans in the area irritable jerkfaces, they move out to assist before the humans can kill each other.
   
==Fiction==
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Inside of the dome-not-made-by-Doom, Megatron prepares to disect the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
===Marvel Comics continuity===
 
   
[[Image:Huffermarvel1.jpg|100px|left|thumb|AAAH! MONSTER!]]
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Captain America, Wolverine, and Luke Cage greet their reinforcements - Falcon and Ms Marvel. The Autobots also arrive, to tell the five Avengers to leave and let the experts handle the situation, but as soon as the giant robots finish explaining themselves, Captain America orders his forces to attack.
   
Huffer complains of being homesick for his homeworld of Cybertron. Yet he still fights to destroy the Decepticons' transdimensional radiowave scrambler, which would have allowed him to contact home, knowing that if he allowed the Decepticons to use the scrambler, it could mean disaster for the Earth-bound Autobots.
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==Items of Note==
   
Once he teamed up with [[Bomber Bill]].
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* As far as the New Avengers go, this issue doesn't take place when it was published (as Captain America hasn't been killed by The Red Skull yet). It takes place after the "Breakout" storyline and before "The Sentry"
   
====Classics====
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* [[Falcon (superhero)|Sam Wilson's]] code name is given as "Falcon", but (almost) everywhere else in Marvel comics, he's "The Falcon", including the next issue.
Huffer is part of Grimlock's crew on the ''[[Graviton (Classics)|Graviton]]. {{storylink|Games of Deception!}}
 
   
:''('''Note''': The ''[[Classics (2006)|Classics]]'' story takes place in a post-Marvel Generation 1 comics universe where [[Generation 2]] did not happen.)''
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* It should be noted that although The Falcon wasn't active with The New Avenger for most of the team's activities, the New Avengers didn't have a rigidly defined roster like the Planeteers.
   
===Animated continuity===
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* A similar aggression-wave was used by [[Shockwave (G1)|Shockwave]] in [[War and Peace]].
:''Voice actor:'' [[John Stephenson]] (English), [[Yutaka Shimaka]] (Japan)
 
   
Huffer was part of the original crew of [[Ark]]-based Autobots who crashed on Earth four million years ago. In 1984, he awoke and was reformatted into a mini semi truck cab. An engineer and not a warrior, Huffer loathed combat and hated being stationed on Earth as he longed to return to Cybertron. [[Optimus Prime (G1)|Optimus Prime]] would often have to motivate Huffer, reminding him to remain courageous in the long fight. During one of the first engagements on Earth, where the Autobots attempted to stop the Decepticons from attacking an off-shore oil rig, Huffer was trapped in the debris. [[Brawn (G1)|Brawn]] came to his rescue, cutting Huffer loose from the wreckage.
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*After Spidey is captured, it appears the energy barrier was keeping the Avengers trapped inside with the dome. But they meet up with Falcon fine, so either they were able to break through the dome or the art should have depicted the energy barrier keeping the Avengers locked out of the dome soon as they exited.
   
[[Image:Hufferg1animated.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Great choice in cheerleaders, Prime.]]
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[[Category:Marvel US issues]]
Damaged in a fall from the top of the [[Ruby Crystal Mines of Burma]], Optimus Prime was encouraged by Huffer, [[Cliffjumper (G1)|Cliffjumper]], and [[Gears]] as he painfully tried to transform back into robot mode.
 
 
Prime was ever accident-prone, though, and after being [[Heavy_Metal_War|beaten down by Megatron]] and again struggling to transform, Huffer was helpful enough to tow Prime's trailer back to the ''Ark''.
 
 
When [[Optimus Prime (G1)|Optimus Prime]] authorized [[Wheeljack (G1)|Wheeljack]] and [[Ratchet (G1)|Ratchet]] to build robot dinosaurs, Huffer insisted that this was a waste of time. After the [[Dinobot (G1)|Dinobots]] were completed and unveiled, Huffer remarked, "Dino''bots''? I thought you were supposed to make Dino''saurs''!" and laughed. This was followed by an awkward silence.
 
 
Though his death was never depicted, Huffer's grave is later mentioned amongst those of the other Autobots who died during the attack on [[Autobot City]] aboard their interstellar mausoleum. Along with the mausoleum itself, Huffer's remains were later plunged into a red sun as a side-effect of a [[Quintesson]] plot.
 
 
Bummer.
 
 
There are rumors that Huffer actually [[:Image:DeceptiBrawn1.jpg|defected.]] Perhaps he finally found his happiness?
 
 
===Dreamwave comics continuity===
 
Huffer was a part of the crew onboard the [[Ark]] when it crashed into [[Earth]] four million years ago while clearing an asteroid in the path of Cybertron.
 
 
He was one of many Transformers captured and reprogrammed by arms dealer [[Lazarus|Adam 'Lazarus' Rook]] for lease to terrorist organisations and shady governments requiring brutal military might. Fortunately, Autobots under the command of Optimus Prime repaired and re-reprogrammed Huffer and the remaining captive Autobots. Immediately, they were put to work on fighting Megatron's metallic virus which had spread deep into Canadian territory. Huffer was seen to be very gung-ho about starting the blasting process when Wheeljack cautioned the group that the anti-virus requires converting their own interal energy, and he needed complete commitment from them if his plan was to suceed. {{Storylink|Prime Directive, Part 5}}
 
 
Soon, the Canadian military arrived. Unfortunately, due to the recent attacks by both enslaved Autobots and Decepticons under the command of Rook, the Canadians attempted to stop the Autobots doing what they percieved to be an attack on their soil. When Wheeljack tied to explain what they were doing (in a rather agressive manner), the Canadians soldiers panicked and fired upon the Autobots. Huffer was blasted by a tank shell while trying to aid the fallen Wheeljack. {{Storylink|Prime Directive, Part 6}}
 
 
==Toys==
 
==Generation 1==
 
* '''Huffer''' (Mini Vehicle, 1984)
 
: ''Japanese ID number:'' '''14'''
 
 
:Huffer was part of the original 1984 assortment of Autobot [[Mini Vehicle]]s. His mold was originally used for the ''[[Microchange]]'' series of toys as an "American" truck. The ''Microchange'' toyline was meant to depict robots that transformed into toy cars, which accounts for the somewhat cartoonish proportions of Huffer's vehicle modes.
 
 
: This mold mold was used to make [[Pipes]]: for the [[Hasbro]] line it was extensively [[retool]]ed, while in Mexico and some European markets, it was straight-[[redeco]]ed.
 
 
*'''Minibot Team''' (Multi-pack, 2004)
 
: ''Japanese ID number:'' '''TFC-12'''
 
 
: Huffer was reissued in a "[[Transformers Collection]]" six-pack with [[Bumblebee]], [[Cosmos]], [[Gears]], [[Powerglide]] and [[Warpath]]. There are no notable differences between the original and the reissue versions.
 
 
: This entire set was redecoed to make the [[G1 GoBots]] set: Huffer was used to make [[Road Ranger]].
 
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.tfu.info/1984/Autobot/Huffer/huffer.htm Huffer at TFU.info]
 
 
*[http://www.ntfa.net/universe/english/index.php?act=view&char=Huffer Huffer's Universe profile at NTFA.net]
 
 
 
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Revision as of 23:25, August 12, 2007

Can the Autobots prevent the humans from killing each other?

Writer: Stuart Moore
Penciler: Tyler Kirkham
Inker: Sal Regla
Colorist: Anne Kwok
Letterer: Todd Klein
Cover Artists:
Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, and Justin Ponsor

Detailed Synopsis

In Latveria, Captain American leads a team of Avengers sent by S.H.I.E.L.D. investigate the Latverian countryside to see why Doom is uncharacteristically attacking his neighboring countries with strange jets of indeterminate design. But all the team finds is a metal dome of equally indeterminate design surrounded by the ruined bodies of Dr. Doom's robot underlings. The team breaks their way inside of the dome, but Luke and Logan's taking the initiative on the assault angers the Cap.

Inside, the tension between Cap and Wolverine grows. In a hall of digital mirrors, the team members dodge lasers fired by an unknown audience member who scans their unique physical attributes. While Wolverine disables the dangerous room, Spidey is kidnapped by his old nemesis... a car! The three remaining avengers try to escape, but discover themselves locked inside an energy field. Captain America calls for reinforcements in the jerkiest manner he can.

Inside the poorly lit Autobot base, the Autobots conclude that Megatron is using an aggression wave to make all humans in the area irritable jerkfaces, they move out to assist before the humans can kill each other.

Inside of the dome-not-made-by-Doom, Megatron prepares to disect the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Captain America, Wolverine, and Luke Cage greet their reinforcements - Falcon and Ms Marvel. The Autobots also arrive, to tell the five Avengers to leave and let the experts handle the situation, but as soon as the giant robots finish explaining themselves, Captain America orders his forces to attack.

Items of Note

  • As far as the New Avengers go, this issue doesn't take place when it was published (as Captain America hasn't been killed by The Red Skull yet). It takes place after the "Breakout" storyline and before "The Sentry"
  • Sam Wilson's code name is given as "Falcon", but (almost) everywhere else in Marvel comics, he's "The Falcon", including the next issue.
  • It should be noted that although The Falcon wasn't active with The New Avenger for most of the team's activities, the New Avengers didn't have a rigidly defined roster like the Planeteers.
  • After Spidey is captured, it appears the energy barrier was keeping the Avengers trapped inside with the dome. But they meet up with Falcon fine, so either they were able to break through the dome or the art should have depicted the energy barrier keeping the Avengers locked out of the dome soon as they exited.
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