I've always found the cover to be a bit odd and different from the others in the series. A gigantic Optimus Prime crushing a seeker in one hand while a partially transformed Gears flies to attack a similarly out of scale Laserbeak, and people I assume to be Sparkplug and Buster watch on. I know in that first issue they were going totally according to the toy models in the artwork but still, this one stands out. Upon discussing this cover with someone recently, I found myself wondering if the cover was a homage to another piece of art. If that's true, I have no idea which one. Any thoughts? Was the cover based on something else, or did the artist just choose to interpret everything that way? Thanks in advance.