Yes, I know the first Marvel comic was published months before the first episode of the G1 cartoon aired, but which went into production first? I would imagine it takes longer to produce an episode of a cartoon than it does to draw a comic. I did my Marvel readthrough over on the comics forum on the assumption that it was the original fictional representation of the TFs, but I didn't give any thought to the extended lead-time needed for the cartoon. Or do we even know which came first? Have there been any retrospectives or documentaries about the franchise that have said one way or the other?