G1 Marvel question

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  1. transmasterc

    transmasterc Well-Known Member

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    I remember as a kid a comic where Buster's(the comic version of Spike) father gets kidnapped by the Decepticons. How did the Autobot rescue him?
     
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    Sparkplug gets kidnapped by Starscream in issue 2.

    The Decepticons try to force him to make a fuel that they can use for energy.

    Gears teams up with Spider-Man in issue 3. Gears and Spider-Man sneak in to the Decepticon base and rescue Sparkplug.
     
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    I always hated how Buster replaced Spike in the comics, and Spike was the older brother you never really saw. Pet peeve of that storyline. Why was it done?

    Spiderman in TF? I need to re-read all my issues. :) 
     
  4. Starscream Gaga

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    IIRC, the same character was jointly named Buster, Spike and Butch. Different continuities went for different names while Marvel eventually had to split Buster and Spike into two characters when the toys settled on the name Spike and made him the Headmaster of Cerebros.
     
  5. transmasterc

    transmasterc Well-Known Member

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    I had the comic adaptation of the TF the movie back in 1986 which I bought from a grocery store. I remember that to this day. Spike and Daniel where very prominently featured.
     
  6. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    Comic came before cartoon, so Spike replaced Buster :p 

    The comic adaption of the movie was a cashgrab and didn't tie into the main Marvel continuity
     
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    But doesn't Marvel UK consider the movie (and subsequent adaptation) canon? It is brought up and cited as a source of events by the editor stating that Galvatron time travels between leaving Unicron the first time and before attacking earth and when he is thrown out of Unicron by Rodimus at the end of the movie he time travels again.

    Edit: And then I realize when you said "main Marvel continuity" you were probably deliberately leaving out UK. Still for a not insignificant number of fans, UK is their main continuity so cash grab or no, it is still part of things.
     
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    transmasterc Well-Known Member

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    Ok yeah, good point. :D 
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    I never read any of the UK stuff sorry
     
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    Yeah, most of the stories that were in the Marvel UK comic up until "Time Wars" were directly spun out of the movie. As Bob Budiansky wasn't going to use the future characters it allowed Simon Furman to have free reign in his storytelling without contradicting the US stories or having to write his stories "between the US issues"
     

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