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'''''Transformers: Movie Prequel''''', called '''''Transformers: Official Movie Prequel''''' on the covers and '''''Prime Directive''''' in solicitations, is [[IDW Publishing]]'s four-issue comic series which serves as a foundation and backstory for the [[Transformers (film)|2007 ''Transformers'' live-action movie]]. Two special one-shot issues, distributed for free in association with Target, were also published under the exact same name, at the same time, by the same company, with the same creative team; they are listed here as well.
   
[[IDW Publishing]]'s four issue comic series serves as foundation for the Live Action Movie's exposition.
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!align=center bgcolor=#6699CC|'''<font color="white">''Prequel Special''s:</font>'''
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!align=center bgcolor=#6699CC|'''<font color="white">''Prequel'' miniseries:</font>'''
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==Overview==
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The first issue depicts the Battle of Tyger Pax, and how Bumblebee and Arcee's contingent of Autobot troops hold the line against Megatron's attacking Decepticon army as Optimus Prime prepares to blindy jetison the Allspark into space. In the end, Bumblebee succeeds in detaining Megatron, at the expense of his own voicebox being ripped out.
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==Creative team==
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''Movie Prequel'' 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.
   
The second issue illustrates Megatron's exhausting search for the Allspark and how the journey leaves him vulnerbale enough that as he finds the Allspark on Earth, he is too weak to avoid being frozen in the Artic. He is discovered by a sailor named Witwicky, and eventually falls into the hands of a covert branch of the US governemnt.
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==Items of note==
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* The series was originally released without a story title, as "Transformers Official Movie Prequel". The original working title, "Prime Directive" (which was also the title of the [[Prime Directive|first Dreamwave ''Generation One'' mini-series]] and the working title of the [[Transformers (film)|movie's]] script), was included in the original scripts, and was also mentioned in early solicitations for the series.[http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=100548]
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* [[Interlude|Two]] [[Planetfall|comics]] originally produced in cooperation with Target (later also collected as the [[Movie Prequel Special]]) were also both originally released under the title ''Transformers: Movie Prequel'', and tie in to the story of this series (although the later-released Target comic contradicts issue 4).
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* 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.
   
The third issues shows how Sector Seven, a highly classified branch of the US military, has been hiding and studying the 'Mega Man' since its discovery in the Artic, and how they witness the arrival of a similar being, who upon arrival on Earth, disguised itself as a yellow Camaro.
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* ''Transformers: Movie Prequel'' TPB <small>(June 5, 2007) ISBN 978-1600100666</small>
   
The fourth and final issue possibly wraps into the movie as the Decepticons, led by Starscream, land on Earth and encounter the military for the first time. However, the issue also shows how Sam Witwicky is given an antique pair of eyeglasses passed down from a seafaring ancestor of his back in 2003. He doesn't find them all that special, and decides he might be able to sell them one day...and with the money buy a car...
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Prime Directives tpb

What exactly am I?

Transformers: Movie Prequel, called Transformers: Official Movie Prequel on the covers and Prime Directive in solicitations, is IDW Publishing's four-issue comic series which serves as a foundation and backstory for the 2007 Transformers live-action movie. Two special one-shot issues, distributed for free in association with Target, were also published under the exact same name, at the same time, by the same company, with the same creative team; they are listed here as well.

Official Movie Prequel(s): »
Prequel Specials:
#1|#2
Prequel miniseries:
#1|#2|#3|#4



OverviewEdit

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Creative teamEdit

Movie Prequel 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.

Items of noteEdit

  • The series was originally released without a story title, as "Transformers Official Movie Prequel". The original working title, "Prime Directive" (which was also the title of the first Dreamwave Generation One mini-series and the working title of the movie's script), was included in the original scripts, and was also mentioned in early solicitations for the series.[1]
  • Two comics originally produced in cooperation with Target (later also collected as the Movie Prequel Special) were also both originally released under the title Transformers: Movie Prequel, and tie in to the story of this series (although the later-released Target comic contradicts issue 4).
  • 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.

CollectionsEdit

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