Transformers comic #4 was published by Titan Magazines in October 2007.
Lost In Space 2: Devastator
Due to the foldspace detonation from #2, Devastator has been transported to an uninhabited alien world covered with cities. With no one around to fight or terrorise, Devastator is bored out of his mind and has been randomly destroying stuff. He's being mentally affected by an unknown source but doesn't care, but he eventually gets himself to realise he needs to get off-world before he runs out of fuel and so locks onto an energy source. A holographic message, left behind by the world's extinct inhabitants, tells him that the energy source - "the Flame" - unleashed the inhabitants worst instincts and caused them to kill each other - Devastator, uninterested, drives on halfway through the message. Other Decepticons - Starscream, Barricade and Bonecrusher - appear before him, taunting him about his stupidity and attempting to kill him so he can't reach the Flame. The nature of this apparations is left unexplained (it is most likely caused by the Flame getting inside Devastator's head) but he shows no interest in them and isn't bothered by their taunts, simply blasting them aside. He reaches the Flame, ignores all the questions it raises about what he's faced and his aggression, and simply takes the power he needs and heads back into space.
"See, me, I go by one guiding principle - keep it stupid... simple!"
Articles & features
- Character Profile: Blackout
- Cybertron Smackdown: Optimus Prime v. Megatron — Write-ups of the skills and weaknesses of the two 'bots in question, leaving the reader to decide who would win in a head-to-head. Written by Simon Furman.
- How To Draw Optimus Prime.
- Top Gear — Win "Optimash Prime", Barricade & Ratchet toys, and Transformers: The Ultimate Guide.
- Movie poster.
- Mech Mail - Letters and art from readers
- "4 Pin Badges!" - one with the Autobot symbol, one with the Decepticon symbol, one with Optimus' head and one with Megatron's.
Reprinted stories are only a portion of their respective issues.
Items of note
- The story hints that Devastator is mocked and disliked by his fellow Decepticons.
- Between this and his suicidal actions in #2, Devastator is shown to care about nothing beyond doing his job (i.e. smashing things) and has no interest in anything beyond that.