Prime Directive, called Transformers: Official Movie Prequel on the covers, is IDW Publishing's four-issue comic series which serves as a foundation and backstory for the 2007 Transformers live-action movie.
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Prime Directive was produced primarily by the team that spawned The War Within and The Gathering: writer Simon Furman and penciler Don Figueroa. IDW editor-in-chief Chris Ryall also assisted with the writing.
- Issue 1: February 28, 2007
- Issue 2: March 21, 2007
- Issue 3: April 11, 2007
- Issue 4: May 2, 2007
- The series was originally released without a story title, as "Transformers Official Movie Prequel". However, the title "Prime Directive" was included in the original scripts, and was also mentioned in early solicitations for the series.
- Two free comics from Target were also released under the title Transformers Movie Prequel, and tie in to (or at least don't overtly contradict) the story of this series.
- An animated version of this comic (with voice acting), named Transformers: Beginnings, was included on a special bonus disc included with a Wal*Mart exclusive edition of the Movie DVD.
- Transformers: Movie Prequel TPB (June 5, 2007) ISBN 978-1600100666