episode synopsis will
be added as they become available.
A = Autobot(s)
D = Decepticon(s)
OP = Optimus Prime
VP = Vector Prime
Number 0 came in 2005, but is being listed with the
others. Issues 1 to 6 were available in four covers not including
exclusives. Each "a" cover links
to the next issue, with 6a wrapping around to link with 1a. Also, this
story was available in trade paperback, collecting all six issues. Written
by Simon Furman with art by E.J. Su.
Botcon 2005 cover,
The human cast is introduced as Verity Carlo, a runaway adventurer, and
Hunter O'Nion, alien geek. Runabout and Runamuck are after the palm
computer that Verity stole, and so is Ratchet.
Ratchet picks up Verity and Hunter, and the palm computer in the process.
But Runabout and Runamuck are still after it. It's fight and flee. Plus
Jimmy Pink, another human.
Ratchet and the kids are still running from the Battlecharger brothers
when Thundercracker shows up. Prowl, Ironhide and Sunstreaker come to take
Ratchet into custody?
While the Autobots argue over action, Blitzwing and Skywarp are taking
care of loose ends. Bumblebee joins the cause of Ratchet and the kids.
The kids investigate the Decepticon command bunker and what Verity finds
will astound even her. And Blitzwing and Skywarp come to destroy the
Still under attack, Ratchet, Bumblebee and the kids try to escape the
command bunker. Secrets about the Decepticons' presence are revealed. Oh,
and Megatron reveals himself.
When Megatron gets upset, everyone knows about it. The Autobots watch as
Megatron takes his wrath out on Starscream and other Decepticons. We're
left with more questions like what is ore-13 and where'd it come from? And
who is the Machination?
Heralded as nothing but robots on Cybertron, this takes place concurrently
with Infiltration. The four issues came in two covers not including
exclusives. The "a" covers are interlocking wraparound covers, also
This story was also available as a trade paperback. Written by Simon
Furman with art by Don Figueroa.
Jetfire and the Technobots discover strange readings on the uninhabitable
Cybertron. When they go to investigate, will it be the last time they set
foot on the planet?
With Jetfire and 3 Technobots captured by the Decepticon (future)
Pretenders, Optimus Prime calls on the Wreckers to come to their aid.
Plus, a preview of infiltration on Nebulos.
Bludgeon continues the bio-cybernetic grafting process that Thunderwing
had started. As the infiltration on Nebulos gets out of hand, Optimus
Prime and the Wreckers try to rescue Jetfire and the Technobots.
As Optimus and Jetfire unknowingly stop the controlling force behind
Thunderwing's assault on Nebulos, Thunderwing brings his fury to Cybertron.
Can the Autobots stop him before the Predacons destroy the planet?
We get to see stories with few characters from the perspective of one
character. Developments would carry over to future titles like Escalation.
Written by Simon Furman with art by various artists.
Art by Nick Roche
Where did the ore-13 come from? This issue, set in the past depicts how
and why Shockwave seeded many planets with it. When Shockwave goes to
Earth, the Dynobots follow. Will Grimlock sacrifice himself for revenge
against Shockwave? Also, an incredible Beast Wars style origin for the
2. Nightbeat covers,
Art by M.D. Bright
In what could possibly be a precursor to the Headmasters, Nightbeat is led
on a hunt by forces unknown. Micromasters? He is captured and forced to
take a cerebral implant.
3. Hot Shot
Art by Nick Roche
Ghosts of the past haunt Hot Rod until he finds the last living member of
his inaugural tactical command in a Decepticon penal colony. But is there
more to his friend, Dealer than he knows? First and (probably) final
appearance of Autobots Backbeat, Download and Gizmo.
Art by Rob Ruffolo
Sixshot faces off against the world destroying Reapers. To join them, all
he has to do is destroy the Terrorcons.
Stories featuring the Beast Wars characters not seen in the television
series. This takes place on prehistoric Earth during the same time as the
TV show. Written by Simon Furman with art by Don Figueroa.
The Gathering #1
Magmatron leads a small contingent of Predacons, including Razorbeast, to
prehistoric Earth. They are chronally displaced so that the planet's other
combatants cannot register them. Magmatron's mission is to activate the
remaining stasis pods to build himself an army.
The Gathering #2
Magmatron is after the remains of Tripredacus Agent. Razorbeast gathers
his army and fights Magmatron. Optimus Minor looks for the transwarp
amplifier, but Drill Bit gets the drop on him.
The Gathering #3
Ravage, or Tropredacus Agent, returns in his Transmetal form. Magmatron
captures Megatron? And the appearance of Beast Wars Grimlock.
The Gathering #4
Grimlock versus Magmatron. Ravage versus the Maximals. As Razorbeast tries
to take the fight to Magmatron, the gathering is completed.