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RISING STORM #4 STORY BY
JOHN BARBER ART BY
CARLOS MAGNO COLORS BY
ABuRTOv AND GRAPHIkSLAvA LETTERS BY
SHAWN LEE ASSISTANT EDITOR
CARLOS GuZMAN EDITOR
THE STORY SO FAR: Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, has moved his forces into Philadelphia to protect his human friend, Sam Witwicky, who’s been attacked by Decepticons. Sam—aided by the Autobots Bumblebee and Wheelie—has been protecting Brains—on the run from the Decepticons—and Carly, who he met earlier in the year.
C H E C K L I S T:
Prime believes he’s about to strike a decisive blow against Starscream, who has been leading this Decepticon faction…but Prime doesn’t know that Shockwave, the deadliest of all Decepticons, has actually arranged this attack. This fact is discovered by a team of Autobots sent to infiltrate what prime thought was Starscream’s base…but was actually a trap. Now, Chromia and the injured Arcee hold off the Decepticons so their sister, ElitaOne, can reach the other Autobots and warn Prime. But Shockwave’s lieutenant, Astrotrain—who’s spent the last several days building a cage for something—is in pursuit. Meanwhile, Shockwave has launched a deadly siege against the Autobot’s base in Diego Garcia. And all the while, Megatron watches his plan come to fruition…
ART BY CARLOS MAGNO COLORS BY J. BROWN
ART & COLORS BY BRIAN ROOD
Special thanks to Hasbro’s Aaron Archer, Michael Kelly, Amie Lozanski, Val Roca, Ed Lane, Michael Provost, Samantha Lomow, and Michael Verrecchia for their invaluable assistance.
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Published on May 4, 2011
John Barber (w) • Carlos Magno (a) • Brian Rood (c)Just as OPTIMUS PRIME stands ready to score a decisive victory against STARSCREAM's army...