It's been a number of years since I read through all the G2 comics, but I wonder about something that I remember assuming the first time I read them. Does the G2 continuity piggy back on the G1 cartoon/comic series? In other words, does it acknowledge that the character Hot Rod was once Rodimus Prime and played a significant role in resurrecting Optimus Prime in order to hand him back the Matrix, at which point their respective roles were reset back to what they had been before? And could one suppose that the headmaster/targetmaster experience had also come and gone, just, basically picking up right where the US G1 toon had ended? (screw the Japanese headmaster series, sorry).