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{{Comicnav | Generation 2 (Marvel Comics) | 5 | seriesname= | prev=Devices and Desires! | next=The Gathering Darkness | series2=Generation 2 (Fleetway comic) | seriesname2=Generation 2 (Fleetway) | issuenumber2=Issue# 4–5 | prev2=Devices and Desires! | next2= }}
 
'''Optimus Prime learns about the buds and the bees, while Megatron and Bludgeon duel to see who gets to destroy the Earth.'''
 
'''Optimus Prime learns about the buds and the bees, while Megatron and Bludgeon duel to see who gets to destroy the Earth.'''
   
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The U.S. issue contains a main story, "The Power and the Glory", and a backup story, "Tales of Earth Part Two". In the UK version, "Tales of Earth Part One" (which was the backup story in U.S. #4) and "Tales of Earth Part Two" would comprise issue #4 and "The Power and the Glory" would be issue #5. The UK comic was canceled after issue #5.
   
==Generation Two #5==
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=="The Power and the Glory"==
''Originally published:'' March, 1994
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====Synopsis====
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We open back on [[Cybertron (planet)|Cybertron]], where the Venerable Ones are hooking Optimus Prime up to a psychic amplifier, preparatory to dropping him into the heart of the planet, the better to commune with the [[Matrix]]. Prime believes this will clarify his visions. Though he has doubts, he nevertheless tells the Venerable Ones to flip the switch.
   
This issue contains a main story, "The Power and the Glory", and a backup story, "Tales of Earth Part Two".
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Within Cybertron, he receives visions of the birth of the first [[Transformer]]s from the body of [[Primus]]... and then learns, for the first time, how these early Transformers reproduced. This [[budding]] process is a sort of bio-mechanical mitosis. However, it becomes clear to Prime that in the present day, budding is no longer a safe method of reproduction. Primus intends for current Transformers to reproduce using the [[Creation Matrix]]. The continued use of budding by the [[Cybertronian Empire]] is what makes them ruthless and emotionless; their link to Primus has been attenuated by too many generations.
   
===The Power and the Glory===
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Prime tears himself out of the psychic link, more determined than ever to stop the Empire. However, we see that if he had stayed linked a few seconds more, he would have seen that Imperial budding, in addition to producing cold, hard Transformers, is also releasing a [[Swarm|strange dark energy]]. Dark, and ''purposeful''...
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Meanwhile, Jhiaxus is overseeing the cyber-forming of a (formerly) lush organic world, and wondering where the heck the [[Autobot]]s got to. We also look in on Hot Rod and the other Autobots under Prime's command, who are engaging in training exercises at [[Autobase]], and champing at the bit to kick some Imperial (or [[Decepticon]]) skidplate.
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===Credits===
 
'''Writer:''' [[Simon Furman]] <br>
 
'''Writer:''' [[Simon Furman]] <br>
 
'''Penciler:''' [[Manny Galan]]<br>
 
'''Penciler:''' [[Manny Galan]]<br>
 
'''Inkers:''' [[Jim Amash]]<br>
 
'''Inkers:''' [[Jim Amash]]<br>
'''"Letterbots":''' [[Richard Starkings]] with [[Gaushell]]<br>
 
 
'''"Colorbot":''' [[Chia-Chi Wang]]<br>
 
'''"Colorbot":''' [[Chia-Chi Wang]]<br>
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'''"Letterbots":''' [[Richard Starkings]] with [[Gaushell]]<br>
 
'''"Power" (Editor):''' [[Rob Tokar]]<br>
 
'''"Power" (Editor):''' [[Rob Tokar]]<br>
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* ''Originally published:'' March, 1994 (January–February, 1995 UK)
   
*''Major characters (in order of appearance):'' [[Optimus Prime (G1)|Optimus Prime]], assorted [[Venerable One]]s, [[Jhiaxus]], an unnamed Imperial flunky, [[Prima]] (in vision), [[Hot Rod (G1)|Hot Rod]], the [[Aerialbot (G1)|Aerialbots]], [[Groove (G1)|Groove]], the [[Dinobot (G1)|Dinobots]], [[Kup (G1)|Kup]].
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====Featured characters====
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(''Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
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{|border=5 cellpadding=5 cellspacing=5 align=center style="border:#800000"
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! style="background:#FFEEEE" | [[Autobot]]s
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! style="background:#EEEEFE" | [[Decepticon]]s
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! style="background:antiquewhite" | Others
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* [[Optimus Prime (G1)|Optimus Prime]] (1)
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* assorted [[Venerable One]]s (2)
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* [[Prima]] (4)
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* [[Hot Rod]] (5)
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* [[Air Raid (G1)|Air Raid]] (6)
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* [[Fireflight (G1)|Fireflight]] (7)
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* [[Silverbolt (G1)|Silverbolt]] (8)
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* [[Slingshot]] (9)
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* [[Groove (G1)|Groove]] (10)
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* [[Slag (G1)|Slag]] (11)
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* [[Swoop (G1)|Swoop]] (12)
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* [[Snarl (G1)|Snarl]] (13)
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* [[Sludge (G1)|Sludge]] (14)
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* [[Grimlock (G1)|Grimlock]] (15)
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* [[Kup]] (16)
   
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====Synopsis====
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* [[Jhiaxus]] (3)
We open back on [[Cybertron (planet)|Cybertron]], where the Venerable Ones are hooking Optimus Prime up to a psychic amplifier, prepatory to dropping him into the heart of the planet, the better to commune with the [[Matrix]]. Prime believes this will clarify his visions. Though he has doubts, he nevertheless tells the Venerable Ones to flip the switch.
 
   
Within Cybertron, he receives visions of the birth of the first Transformers from the body of [[Primus]] . . . and then learns, for the first time, how these early Transformers reproduced. This [[budding]] process is a sort of bio-mechanical mitosis. However, it becomes clear to Prime that in the present day, budding is no longer a safe method of reproduction. Primus intends for current Transformers to reproduce using the [[Creation Matrix]]. The continued use of budding by the [[Cybertronian Empire]] is what makes them ruthless and emotionless; their link to Primus has been attenuated by too many generations.
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|}
   
Prime tears himself out of the psychic link, more determined than ever to stop the Empire. However, we see that if he had stayed linked a few seconds more, he would have seen that Imperial budding, in addition to producing cold, hard Transformers, is also releasing a [[Swarm|strange dark energy]]. Dark, and ''purposeful'' . . .
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====Quotes====
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"Cybertron. More than a homeworld, a living planet — the final form of Primus, first of our kind. We were his army, soldiers created from the very substance of his 'self' to continue the fight against evil... Our bodies... complex reconfigurable bio-chanic structures, changeling figures able to mimic vehicles, machinery, and weapons. Transformers! These are not legends, these are facts — facts I have never sought nor thought to question... until now!"
   
Meanwhile, Jhiaxus is overseeing the cyberforming of a (formerly) lush organic world, and wondering where the heck the [[Autobots]] got to. We also look in on Hot Rod and the other Autobots under Prime's command, who are engaging in training exercises at [[Autobase]], and champing at the bit to kick some Imperial (or Decepticon) skidplate.
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:—'''Optimus Prime''' relates the origins of his species.
   
====Quotes====
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=="Tales of Earth Part Two"==
"''Cybertron.'' More than a homeworld, a ''living'' planet {{m-}} the final form of ''Primus,'' first of our kind. We were his ''army,'' soldiers created from the very substance of his 'self' to continue the fight against evil . . . Our bodies . . . complex reconfigurable bio-chanic structures, changeling figures able to mimic vehicles, machinery, and weapons. ''Transformers!'' These are ''not'' legends, these are facts {{m-}} facts I have never sought nor thought to question . . . ''until now!''"
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====Synopsis====
:{{m-}}'''Optimus Prime''' relates the origins of his species.
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Back on [[Earth]], Bludgeon laments about how he created all this carnage to draw out Optimus Prime (and his tasty Creation Matrix), but instead all he got were Megatron and Starscream. The opposing leaders exchange some trash talk, then begin the fight. Though Bludgeon makes good use of his [[Pretender]] nature and tank [[alt mode]], he's truly no match for the new, upgraded Megatron, who decapitates him his shell, then blows his inner robot to bits. Watching from a safe distance, the Autobot Skydive scampers off to report to Prime that Megatron is back as undisputed leader of the Decepticons.
   
===Tales of Earth Part Two===
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===Credits===
 
'''Writer:''' [[Simon Furman]] <br>
 
'''Writer:''' [[Simon Furman]] <br>
 
'''Penciler:''' [[Manny Galan]]<br>
 
'''Penciler:''' [[Manny Galan]]<br>
 
'''Inkers:''' [[Jim Amash]]<br>
 
'''Inkers:''' [[Jim Amash]]<br>
'''Letters:''' [[Richard Starkings]] with [[Gaushell]]<br>
 
 
'''Colors:''' [[Sarra Mossoff]]<br>
 
'''Colors:''' [[Sarra Mossoff]]<br>
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'''Letters:''' [[Richard Starkings]] with [[Gaushell]]<br>
 
:''Note: For this tale, the above creators did not get specific credits, but were instead lumped together under "By". The above job assignments are based on precedent.''
 
:''Note: For this tale, the above creators did not get specific credits, but were instead lumped together under "By". The above job assignments are based on precedent.''
   
*''Major characters (in order of appearance):'' [[Bludgeon (G1)|Bludgeon]], [[Stranglehold]], [[Octopunch]], [[Fangry]], [[Megatron (G1)|Megatron]], [[Starscream (G1)|Starscream]], [[Darkwing]], [[Skydive (G1)|Skydive]].
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====Featured characters====
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(''Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
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{|border=5 cellpadding=5 cellspacing=5 align=center style="border:#800000"
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! style="background:#FFEEEE" | [[Autobot]]s
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! style="background:#EEEEFE" | [[Decepticon]]s
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! style="background:antiquewhite" | Others
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* [[Skydive (G1)|Skydive]] (9)
   
====Synopsis====
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Back on Earth, Bludgeon laments about how he created all this carnage to draw out Optimus Prime (and his tasty Creation Matrix), but instead all he got were Megatron and Starscream. The opposing leaders exchange some trash talk, then begin the fight. Though Bludgeon makes good use of his Pretender nature and tank altmode, he's truly no match for the new, upgraded Megatron, who decapitates him, then blows his inner robot to bits. Watching from a safe distance, the Autobot Skydive scampers off to report to Prime that Megatron is back as undisputed leader of the Decepticons.
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* [[Bludgeon (G1)|Bludgeon]] (1)
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* [[Stranglehold]] (2)
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* [[Quake]] (3)
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* [[Octopunch]] (4)
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* [[Fangry]] (5)
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* [[Megatron (G1)|Megatron]] (6)
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* [[Starscream (G1)|Starscream]] (7)
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* [[Darkwing]] (8)
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====Quotes====
 
====Quotes====
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====Errors====
 
====Errors====
*Bludgeon says, "I wanted ''Optimus Prime'' to come scurrying out from behind the protected ramparts Autobase to save his beloved mudball . . . " It should be "ramparts ''of'' Autobase".
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* Bludgeon says, "I wanted ''Optimus Prime'' to come scurrying out from behind the protected ramparts Autobase to save his beloved mudball..." It should be "ramparts ''of'' Autobase".
   
====Notes====
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====Items of note====
 
[[Image:Starscreamtongue.jpg|right|thumb|150px|[[Manny Galan]] needs to cut back on the hentai.]]
 
[[Image:Starscreamtongue.jpg|right|thumb|150px|[[Manny Galan]] needs to cut back on the hentai.]]
*Starscream sports a really unsettling segmented tongue in some panels.
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* Starscream sports a really [[Legion|unsettling segmented tongue]] in some panels.
*This marks the first time Megatron has truly been leader of the Decepticons in US continuity since [[Gone But Not Forgotten!|#25]], when he went nuts and blew up a space bridge with himself on it.
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* This marks the first time Megatron has truly been leader of the Decepticons in U.S. continuity since [[Gone But Not Forgotten!|#25]], when he went nuts and blew up a [[space bridge]] with himself on it.
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===Covers (3)===
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* '''U.S. cover:''' Megatron holding Bludgeon's skull by [[Derek Yaniger]]
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* '''UK issue 4 cover :''' recolored version of U.S. cover
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* '''UK issue 5 cover :''' budding process by Manny Galan
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Optimus Prime learns about the buds and the bees, while Megatron and Bludgeon duel to see who gets to destroy the Earth.


The U.S. issue contains a main story, "The Power and the Glory", and a backup story, "Tales of Earth Part Two". In the UK version, "Tales of Earth Part One" (which was the backup story in U.S. #4) and "Tales of Earth Part Two" would comprise issue #4 and "The Power and the Glory" would be issue #5. The UK comic was canceled after issue #5.

"The Power and the Glory"

Synopsis

We open back on Cybertron, where the Venerable Ones are hooking Optimus Prime up to a psychic amplifier, preparatory to dropping him into the heart of the planet, the better to commune with the Matrix. Prime believes this will clarify his visions. Though he has doubts, he nevertheless tells the Venerable Ones to flip the switch.

Within Cybertron, he receives visions of the birth of the first Transformers from the body of Primus... and then learns, for the first time, how these early Transformers reproduced. This budding process is a sort of bio-mechanical mitosis. However, it becomes clear to Prime that in the present day, budding is no longer a safe method of reproduction. Primus intends for current Transformers to reproduce using the Creation Matrix. The continued use of budding by the Cybertronian Empire is what makes them ruthless and emotionless; their link to Primus has been attenuated by too many generations.

Prime tears himself out of the psychic link, more determined than ever to stop the Empire. However, we see that if he had stayed linked a few seconds more, he would have seen that Imperial budding, in addition to producing cold, hard Transformers, is also releasing a strange dark energy. Dark, and purposeful...

Meanwhile, Jhiaxus is overseeing the cyber-forming of a (formerly) lush organic world, and wondering where the heck the Autobots got to. We also look in on Hot Rod and the other Autobots under Prime's command, who are engaging in training exercises at Autobase, and champing at the bit to kick some Imperial (or Decepticon) skidplate.

Credits

Writer: Simon Furman
Penciler: Manny Galan
Inkers: Jim Amash
"Colorbot": Chia-Chi Wang
"Letterbots": Richard Starkings with Gaushell
"Power" (Editor): Rob Tokar

  • Originally published: March, 1994 (January–February, 1995 UK)

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons Others

Quotes

"Cybertron. More than a homeworld, a living planet — the final form of Primus, first of our kind. We were his army, soldiers created from the very substance of his 'self' to continue the fight against evil... Our bodies... complex reconfigurable bio-chanic structures, changeling figures able to mimic vehicles, machinery, and weapons. Transformers! These are not legends, these are facts — facts I have never sought nor thought to question... until now!"

Optimus Prime relates the origins of his species.

"Tales of Earth Part Two"

Synopsis

Back on Earth, Bludgeon laments about how he created all this carnage to draw out Optimus Prime (and his tasty Creation Matrix), but instead all he got were Megatron and Starscream. The opposing leaders exchange some trash talk, then begin the fight. Though Bludgeon makes good use of his Pretender nature and tank alt mode, he's truly no match for the new, upgraded Megatron, who decapitates him his shell, then blows his inner robot to bits. Watching from a safe distance, the Autobot Skydive scampers off to report to Prime that Megatron is back as undisputed leader of the Decepticons.

Credits

Writer: Simon Furman
Penciler: Manny Galan
Inkers: Jim Amash
Colors: Sarra Mossoff
Letters: Richard Starkings with Gaushell

Note: For this tale, the above creators did not get specific credits, but were instead lumped together under "By". The above job assignments are based on precedent.

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons Others

Quotes

Bludgeon: You should have stayed dead.
Starscream: We suffer from a disquieting knack, Megatron and I, of refusing to do just that. All "death" does is make us a little "meaner" and a little crankier.


"Strange. The only evidence I see of enhancement — is a bigger mouth!"

Bludgeon, to Megatron


Starscream (whispering): Five triliters of energon resin says Bludgeon's goin' down.
Fangry (also whispering): You're on!


"Hear me, loyal Decepticons. The shallow pretender is dead — the reign of Megatron begins anew!"

Megatron makes a pun.


Errors

  • Bludgeon says, "I wanted Optimus Prime to come scurrying out from behind the protected ramparts Autobase to save his beloved mudball..." It should be "ramparts of Autobase".

Items of note

Starscreamtongue

Manny Galan needs to cut back on the hentai.

  • Starscream sports a really unsettling segmented tongue in some panels.
  • This marks the first time Megatron has truly been leader of the Decepticons in U.S. continuity since #25, when he went nuts and blew up a space bridge with himself on it.

Covers (3)

  • U.S. cover: Megatron holding Bludgeon's skull by Derek Yaniger
  • UK issue 4 cover : recolored version of U.S. cover
  • UK issue 5 cover : budding process by Manny Galan

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