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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

ANDY SCHMIDT

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. 

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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… 

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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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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON: RISING STORM #4. MAY 2011. FIRST PRINTING. HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2011 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TM & ® denote U.S. Trademarks. Hasbro Canada, Longueuil, QC, Canada J4G 1G2. General Motors trademarks used under license to Hasbro, Inc. IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 5080 Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109. Any similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Printed in Korea. IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork.

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