I've noticed a general trend in Transformers cartoons on the one hand and comics on the other, which might be the biggest difference between TF cartoons and comics in general. In the cartoons, Autobots are usually friends with humans, either work with them secretly or openly, and may even be hailed as heroes by the general public. The worst thing that could happen would be the Autobots hiding their existence, fighting their battles in secret, and when exposed to humans, they're usually able to prove their sincerity. "The Autobots are evil" is usually a story direction resolved at the end of the episode and exposed as a Decepticon plot. In the comics, meanwhile, the humans either think Earth would be better off without the Autobots, because they've brought their war to Earth, or they're flat out unable to tell the difference between good and bad robots, and for dramatic reasons have a tendency to always attack the wrong ones (i.e. the ones not fighting back, because they're an easier target than those actually attacking humans). The movies are a mixed bag, starting out with "unable to tell friend from foe", then shifting towards "humans secretly cooperating with Autobots, but some still think Earth would be better off without them". Thoughts? Is there anyone actually bored by each medium usually sticking to the same basic concept? And why the difference between mediums anyways? NOTE: Comics explicitly set in universes with other "main" mediums (Animated: The Arrival, movieverse comics) are exempt from this.