Who is the little TF on the Issue 1 Comic Cover?

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  1. IOIIOOO

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    Does anyone know who the little vehicle-looking Transformer flying in front of Optimus' leg on the old Marvel Transformers Issue 1 cover is?
     
  2. WhiteMocha

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    In front of his leg? Looks like Gears to me.
     
  3. enduser0001

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    I always thought it to be gears.

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  4. IOIIOOO

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    Cool! That does appear to be him. Thanks all!
     
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    I'd say gears...
     
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    Did you draw that? It's freakin awesome.
     
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    The "WTF" level of the issue 1 cover is always good for a chuckle.
     
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    Agreed
     
  10. Rod

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    that cover is HORRID
     
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    Ah, I always dug it, alough for some reason the cover always screamed "King Kong" to me.
     
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    I'm more confused by the guy on issue 22
     
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    Why's Alan Alda on the cover?
     
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    i love bill skinkiewicz and all (was that him? looks like him) but come on! looks like prime grew a huge truck pimple on his knee and it burst, spraying laserbeak.
     
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    gotta love shiny metal... pants.
     
  17. IOIIOOO

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    "Bite my shiny metal...pants." :-D

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    I always loved that cover.
     
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    Maybe it's just nostalgia for me, but I love that cover. :) 
     
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    Agreed. I always sort of liked that cover too... part of it is nostalgia for sure. That was the first time I saw ANYTHING Transformers related. I remember the store, the day, everything.

    The other side of it is that even then it was unusual to see a high profile "artsy" comic artist like Sienkiewicz (sp?) do a cover for a toy line. It seemed sort of elevating to me at the time, like Marvel was taking Transformers seriously.

    I can forgive the weirdness of the figures... obviously Sienkiewicz really didn't have much to go on. Maybe a couple of photographs of the toys, and a rough outline of the series. Gets your attention though.

    Incidentally, Sienkiewicz went on to do the covers for Marvel's STARRIORS series too... though he clearly had much better reference material for those. Those were nice covers.

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