CBR lists 15 most epic 80s Transformers comics

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  1. QLRformer

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    Transformers: The 15 Most Epic Stories By Marvel Comics

    15 Transformers Miniseries
    14 Peace
    13 GI Joe vs Transformers
    12 Dinobot Hunt
    11 Return to Cybertron
    10 Matrix Quest
    9 Legacy of Unicron
    8 End of the Road
    7 Primal Scream
    6 Wanted: Galvatron, Dead or Alive
    5 The New Order
    4 Time Wars
    3 Underbase Saga
    2 Unicron Saga
    1 Target 2006
     
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    Good list.

    I can only imagine what reading the Unicron saga was like for people who actually followed the comic. The build up and anticipation must have been immense!
     
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    It was very, very good, Omega. :)  The last two years or so of TFUS were edge of your seat stuff at the time.

    Gi Joe vs Transformers sticks out like a sore thumb on that list. It's lackluster, forgettable, plays to neither series' strengths and can even be ignored completely if you follow the UK continuity, instead. Even as a kid, I thought "is this it?" Hardly epic.
     
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    I can imagine, especially how far back into the run the build up to Unicron began, with The Primal Scream. The build up was like the MCU!

    That culmination must have been SO worth the wait. And I read the entire US Marvel run, boy what an epic arc. Beats the movie any day for me.
     
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    Interesting that such an obscure story as Peace (one of my favorites from back in the day) made the list.

    Also kind of surprising that for a US comics website, the UK comics not widely available in the US seem to dominate the list. But it shows that whoever made the list knows what they're talking about.

    ...and is written by neither series' writers (and it shows). I agree with you, although I don't hate it.
     
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    Pretty nice list. :D 
     
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    Agreed, what an odd inclusion.

    The rest of the list is pretty predictable (nice to see "Dinobot Hunt" there though!) but pretty much sound. I'd put "Time Wars", despite its flaws, above the "Underbase" saga though.

    Ah, who am I kidding... I love the Marvel TF saga, so it's all good to me :) 
     
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    It bugs me, though, that for 'Peace', the writer's real name never gets listed. Even on tfwiki. the writer was Richard Starkings. Alan is his middle name. He used "Alan" because he was the editor at Marvel UK at the time, and there was a rule against editors writing for their own book. But it's decades later now, and he deserves credit for that story.
     
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