Old Marvel Comics question...

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  1. Matt Nelson

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    ...Can anyone tell me which issue it was that Grimlock took over as Autobot leader? It'd be a big help. Thanks!

    Matt
     
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    and again in 76.
     
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    Refresh my mind on the plots of those two, if you could? And thanks. I needed that info for... something...

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    I can't speak for 27, but 76 was right after the defeat of Unicron. With Optimus dead, Grimlock and Prowl ended up leading the Autobots. It was when they were doing the whole evacuation of Cybertron because the planet was coming apart, and the alliance with the Decepticons broke down ending up with Bludgeon taking his Decepticons to Klo.
     
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    in 26 Prime allowed himself to get blown up as a consequence to losing a video game simulation to Megatron. In the power vacuum left Grimlock first tried to seize power by force, but was eventually given leadership by the others after a good showing against Trypticon and after showing some glimmer of ability to treat humans in a autobot type way.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks again guys!!

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    And then he went crazy and started tossing kids out of airlocks.
     
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    Yeah, I could never understand that change in Grimlock's characteristic but if I remembered correctly, he did that to "lure" someone out? My memory is fuzzy on this...but regardless of his intentions, I sort of lost interest in the Marvel comics of that.
     
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    Actually it was issue #24, I loved in issue #39-40(?), when he challenged Fort Max to a fight.

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    He was trying to lure Blaster out to imprison him for deserting.
     
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    #24 Op dies in Video game
    #25 Megs goes insane, attacked by Predicons, "dies" in space bidge explosion
    #26 Op's funeral, Ratchet laments not being able to save him
    #27 Grimlock defeats Tryticon and takes over
    #28 Goldbug and Blaster smartly go awol
     
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    Budiansky just really couldn't write Grimlock. That's the only explanation.
     
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    I always liked budiansky's relatively insane grimlock. much prefer that over furman's speech impediment genius invincible gladiator grimlock.
     
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    I'm just the opposite. I can't stand Budiansky's Grimlock. But I like Furman's Grimlock. Considering how much I used to hate Grimlock in general as a kid, I was really impressed that Furman got me to like him at all. But hating Budiansky's Grimlock made me love Budiansky's Blaster all the more.
     
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    Yeah, I agree with you. It doesn't matter if Grimlock threw the kids out to lure out Blaster. The more important fact was that the Autobots were behaving like Decepticons under Budiansky's Grimlock. I was always given the impression that despite disliking "weakness", Grimlock & the Dinobots would always eventually do the right thing.

    Oh yeah by the way, shouldn't this be in the comics' section so that it would get more exposure?
     
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    That was a solid run of comics there. Not necessarily the best, but solid.
     
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    Not forgetting that it culminated into an (almost) Autobot leadership three-way fight on the moon which in turn led to an all out battle between almost all the active Earth-bound Autobots and Deceptions, I must admit that even though Grimlock's characterization in this arc did not sit well with me, it did trigger off an amazing chain of events.
     
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    It really was a pretty epic chain of events. I love issue #41 when it all culminates, one of the first few issues I collected. The arc may have it flaws, but it also represents some of Budinasky's best too.
     
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    Yeah, I remembered the triple threat match involving Grimlock-Blaster-Fort Max was pretty exciting for me but as youngster (at that time), I was pretty cheesed off because Grimlock was being made a villian" in the arc.
     

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