Mine always seems to arrive last, but here is the full synopsis anyways: TFCC Magazine issue 30 – December 2009 Cover – Art of Nexus Maximus/Prime with various Optimus Primes in the background. Art by Robby Musso, according to explanation these are all the Primes Nexus Prime’s components met on their journey. (I suppose Landquake or Skyfall once met Cybertron Optimus Prime off camera or before the story?) 2 – Announcement of MCAX.com web site by Brian. Announcement of Classicverse story “At Fight’s End” by Pete. This will be a text story following the 3 page comic in this issue. 3. Animated Tech Specs for Cliffjumper (Too impatient for espionage, has enhanced jumping ability, a super fast filing clerk) and Cosmos (turns into a mobile observatory. Article starts called “Old Favorites Animated once again…” by Greg Sepalak. Talks about the various cameos of Autobots and Maximals on Animated Cybertron – like the various cyber ninja busts and the Autobots in the crowd scenes. Illustrations of Rattletrap and Flareup. 4. Start of 3 page “At Fight’s End” lead up comic. Megatron and Ratchet talk about Transformers and talk about war. In panels we see Classic Optimus Prime, Jetfire, Sunstreaker and Ironhide protect 3 humans from an attack by Dirge Ramjet and Thrust in an earth city. Next panel is the office of with the sign “Nightbeat and Associates: See Slag for Appointment” We see Nightbeat, Siren, Sludge and Slag in the office. Next panel seems to be on a generic off planet place where we see Springer, Elita One and Action Master Snarl(?) surrounded by Universe Drag Strip, Overkill and Acidstorm. 5. Megatron brags that he has the humans giving him energy, working secretly in the background for his goals, while giving the appearance of fighting for scraps of energy is just a front. The whole crazy fighter making raids thing is a cover for his real plans. 6. We see Ratchet, who is wondering why Megatron keeps him around. Megatron call him a friend (which Ratchet hates). Ratchet insists Optimus Prime will stop him. 7. Announcement of Dion, seen in car mode as a toy, and robot mode as art. Continuation of the article from page 3 with illustrations of Sky Garry, Tap Out and Powerglide. 8. Profile of Nexus Maximus/Prime (spelled Maximus on title, but Prime in body text, I’m told Maximus is a mistake they forgot to fix!) He’s officially listed as an Autobot. Seems he was charged with hiding the 5 pieces of Prima’s sword Star Saber (a super powerful one that destroys stars) after a great betrayal. He used the blade to cut himself into 5 pieces, and each took a piece of the blade and hid it. All pieces are now lost and his memories are shoddy on where they hit it. Now he’s looking for the pieces. He still has to reconcile the memories. He has no alt mode any more as a single unit from being cut in five. 9. Profile of Shattered Glass Galvatron. Redeco of Cybertron Evac toy in G1 Purple Galvatron colors. Reformatted with the power of the 13, He’s the opposite of G1 Galvatron, a super defender, and the ultimate expression of Megatron’s heroism. Has a whip, blades and can use Rumbler tank as a weapon. Sometimes hesitates in battle because of his former betrayals. 10. Reunification Part 6. Abominus and several small unnamed Decepticons are fighting Omega Doom (who mentions he hasn’t felt the heat of battle on his armor – did Optimus really MAKE him, or REBUILD him?) Goes to deliver a massive blow to Abominus with a face cannon, and it is blocked by Nexus Prime’s powers. Omega Doom turns to see Galvatron and Nexus Prime standing there. 11. Omega Doom seems to want Nexus Prime to stay away, so he fires a missile (his drill fist) into the sky, saying even if Nexus Prime stops him, the world will die. NP takes off after the missile. 12. Omega Doom brags that his missile will destroy this solar system (wow!) Galvatron challenges him. In space NP worries that the missile is a “star killer”. Parts of him want to stay and fight OD (Galvatron isn’t powerful enough), other want to save the sun. He chooses to save the sun. 13. NP is too slow, the missile arrives at the sun and it starts to explode. Galvatron and some generic Decepticons (Firecons? Breast Force?) keep fighting OD. NP uses his energy manipulating powers to contain the sun’s explosion and fix it. 14. Only Galvatron is left standing against OD when suddenly NP rockets back to Cybertron and kicks his behind. NP says “You shouldn’t be surprised. This is what I do.” 15. Back at Decepticon headquarters SG Mixmaster and Scavenger (Protectobot colors) fix Galvatron. We also see Starscream, Cutthroat and Cliffjumper in the room too. Cliffjumper decided to stay on SG Cybertron and says goodbye to Skyfall and Landquake. NP uses Alpha Trion’s Stellar Spanner to leave this universe looking for something (the Star Saber?) He takes Aquarius with him. They also mention Alpha Trion survived and they are going to destroy the Spanner after it’s used. 16. Around Cybertron where Rook is back in charge at the desk, and talks to Andromeda in the field, as well as Punch about some Decepticon trouble. Punch announces on air that he was made a better offer from the Cons and turns into Counterpunch. His new friend is Dezarus’s wife (in red) and they work for Monstructor. He also mentions not working for Countdown any more. Rob’s hot pick is Universe Ultra Skyfall. Gives it good marks for the deco and homage, although complains about the lack of G2 symbol. Doesn’t mention the name Skyjack. Mini-Mayhem is Robot Heroes Galvatron and Predaking (who has the powers of 5 beasts), who end up being countered by 5 Battle Beasts.