1988 was the first year fans had to live w/o cartoons to follow the new characters of the year. What a shame too because this year featured some great new toy additions to the Transformers Universe. Instead we followed their adventures in the comics by Marvel.
#40 cover PRETENDER TO THE THRONE!
by: Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Dave Hunt
#41 cover TOTALED! by: Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Danny Bulanadi
#42 cover PEOPLE POWER!
#43 cover THE BIG BROADCAST OF 2006
by: Ralph Macchio, Alan Kupperberg, Dave
#44 cover THE COSMIC CARNIVAL
MONSTERCON FROM MARS!
issue #46 cover CA$H AND
#47 cover CLUB CON! by: Bob Budiansky,
Jose Delbo, Dave Hunt
#48 cover THE FLAMES OF BOLTAX! by:
Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Danny Bulanadi
#49 cover COLD WAR! by: Bob Budiansky,
Jose Delbo, Danny Bulanadi
issue #50 cover DARK STAR by: Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Dave Hunt; The giant-sized conclusion of the Underbase Saga. As Starscream bathes in the power of the Underbase, Dís join Optimus Prime and the Aís to try to stop him.
issue #51 cover THE MAN IN THE MACHINE! by: Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Dave Hunt; Spike goes on a ski trip to forget Fort. Max. , but is followed by Carnivac and Snarler.
issue #52 cover GUESS WHO THE MECANNIBALS ARE HAVING FOR DINNER? by: Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Dave Hunt; Cloudburst and Landmine venture to the Black Hole Bar and Grill to find robot parts. Instead, they find Darkwing and Dreadwind. And Sky Lynx sold out to the Mecannibals.
issue #53 cover RECIPE FOR DISASTER! by: Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Dave Hunt; Continuing the adventures of Cloudburst, Landmine and Sky Lynx. Cover drawn by X-Men and Image Comics extraordinaire Jim Lee.
Masterforce episode guide
1. Arise, Pretenders!
2. The Destrons' Terrifying Manhunt!
3. The Targeted Jumbo Jet
4. Birth Of The Headmaster Jrs.
5. Little Demons Run Wild
6. Shodown In The Wilderness
7. Panic! Protect The Wildlife
8. The Super Warriors, The Godmaster Brothers
9. The Cybertrons Are In Danger
10. The Chosen Hero Is Ginrai
11. Ginrai's Angry "God On"
12. The Miraculous Friendship
13. Is The Monster Friend Or Foe?
14. Destroy Ginrai
15. Super Ginrai Is Born
16. Lightfoot - A Dramatic Encounter
17. An Enemy? The Third Godmaster
18. A Powerful Foe - Sixknight The Wanderer
19. Four Godmasters, Assemble
20. The Cybertron Warrior, Sixknight?!
21. Rescue The Girl
22. Lightfoot Finds His Back To The Wall
23. Expose The Destrons' Dark Trap
24. Battle In The Desert
25. Destroy The Godbomber Plan
26. God Ginrai Goes Into Space
27. Shodown On The Moon
28. The Psionic Whirlwind
29. Undersea Volcanic Eruption
30. Destroy Godbomber
31. The Final Godmaster
32. Destroy The Cybertron Baes
33. The Cybertron Base Explodes
34. Black Zarak, Destroyer From Space
35. The Day Of Mankind's Destruction
36. Save Cancer?
37. Shodown At The Destron Undersea Base
38. The New Black Zarak
39. The Reborn Darkwings
40. The Battle For Survival
41. The True Form Of Devil Z
42. The Ultimate Battle