In my naive childhood years I used to think that Transformers was mainly a comic book franchise, and was mainly owned by Marvel, with the toys produced by Hasbro being a side line. I know, I couldn't have been more wrong but image: what if that, in spite the diclination of the toy line during the early '90s the Transformers comic series would've become immensely popular? What if Marvel'd decided that TF was worth contunuing, somehow bought the rights form Hasbro and began to make it one of the falgship of their comics, as well as integrating it into their mainstream continuity line? I kind of think it would've been quite interesting. to see how the Cybertronians would've interacted with all the superheroes and villains. Sure, they might need some amping up in order to still remain a threat, but with a protocol similar to Fuman's 'ation phases, inflirtating and manipulating the political terrain from behind, it could be still quite intriguing. It would also be nice to see hoe the presence of Transformers would've influenced all these massive crossover events Marvel's so fond of lately. How would've the reacted to the techno organic virus, or Inferno? Would the Decepticons have formed an alliance with the Skrulls during Secret Invasion? How actively would the Autobots take part of all the conflicts? Would they be top secret like the Illuminati? Or team up with S.H.I.E.L.D? Imagine dudes like Wheeljack, Perceptor or Brainstorm swapping notes with Reed Richards, Tony Stark or Hank Pym! So, what do you think? would this be a great, horrible or at leas interesting scenario for the comic aspect of TF? How do you think the presence of Transformers would've changed the events within the Marvel universe?