G1 TPB reading order

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  1. Kaijumaster

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    hey folks, I'm no noob to Transformers but I'm planning to go and pick up all the post movie trades and I'm wondering what order they need to be read in since there are no numbers on the actual book spines.

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    Taken from this page

    US
    Beginnings
    New Order
    Cybertron Redux
    Showdown
    Breakdown
    Treason
    Trial by Fire
    Maximum Force
    Dark Star
    Last Stand
    Primal Scream
    Matrix Quest
    All Fall Down
    End of the Road
    Dark Designs
    Rage in Heaven

    UK
    Dinobot Hunt
    Second Generation
    Target: 2006
    Prey
    Fallen Angel
    Legacy of Unicron
    Space Pirates
    City of Fear
    Time Wars
    Aspects of Evil
    Way of the Warrior
    Fallen Star
    Earthforce
    Perchance to Dream

    Not sure what you meant by post movie comics. If my assumption is correct and you're talking about the UK trades and not the US trades. From "Fallen Angel" to "Time Wars" the stories are set post-movie
     
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    dang thats more trades that I thought there were, what I meant by post movie is things Furman wrote and were more than just adaptions of season 1 & 2.
     
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    The Marvel comics in most cases were not adaptions of cartoon episodes. The only "adaptions" as such were "Decepticon Dam-Busters" (adaption of parts of the cartoon pilot), the original Marvel TF:TM adaption and "The Big Broadcast of 2006". Aside from "Da-Busters"; which was told as a flashback, one of these adaptions tied in directly into the mainstream Marvel continuity (although they were incorporated one way or another).
     
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    Oh I didn't mean straight adaptations of episodes, but I've read most of the story that took place prior to Unicron arriving. it's those books, the ones that have had a long lasting impact and are considered classic stories that I'm looking for. I remember when Titan published some trades a few years ago they looked Epic but there was nothing on the exteriors to indicate a reading order.
     
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    Okay.

    Marvel US Comics: Story remains in present day (1984-1990). Unicron arrives in 1990, different from the movie. Series ends shortly after that. The only real reference to the movie was an alternate timeline in issue #67 ("Rhythms of Darkness") where Unicron won and Galvatron devastated Earth. Unicron pulled that future's Galvatron back into the present day of 1989/90, where he would start intercacting with the characters in the main timeline.

    UK Comics: Present-day timeline based on US comics timeline. Starting with "Target: 2006", an alternate future timeline would be introduced that's based on the events of TF:TM (but follows a different direction than season 3 of the cartoon). Characters from that timeline (mos notably Galvatron) would frequently travel back to the present-day timeline, thus it's not completely separate.

    The future timeline gets introduced in "Target 2006". Galvatron returns to the present day once again in "Fallen Angel", whereas the future timeline would be continued without him. Other notable stories set in that timeline are "Legacy of Unicron" and "Space Pirates". The two timelines would cross again in "Time Wars", which ends with the destruction of the future timeline.
     

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