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ISSUE #25 CREDITS Written by: MIKE COSTA Art by: BRENDAN CAHILL Colors by: JOANA LAFUENTE Letters by: SHAWN LEE Editor: CARLOS GUZMAN

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COLORS BY PRISCILLA TRAMONTANO

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STORY SO FAR:

After Megatron allowed himself to be captured by the Autobots, Optimus Prime struggled to understand his motivation for surrender. During their first conversation, the Decepticon leader made a shocking accusation: Spike Witwicky had eliminated Scrapper, one of the Constructicons, in cold blood. Optimus refused to believe it, but knew he would have to confront this matter head-on. When Rodimus returns to Earth with the Matrix of Leadership, he hands it back to Optimus Prime while warning him that Galvatron has raised an army on Cybertron. Optimus assembles most of the Autobots to return home, but leaves behind a small group in order to find out the truth about Spike. Prowl leads the investigation into the matter, and Spike seems unaware that his allies might discover some harsh realities about the Skywatch leader… Special thanks to Hasbro’s Aaron Archer, Michael Kelly, Amie Lozanski, Ed Lane, Michael Provost, Val Roca, Erin Hillman, Jos Huxley, Samantha Lomow, and Michael Verrecchia for their invaluable assistance. Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher Greg Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer Robbie Robbins, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Officer Alan Payne, VP of Sales

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Transformers #25  

Mike Costa (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Marcelo Matere, Cahill (c) “The Last Story on Earth” part 1 of 3! While there is much “CHAOS” on Cyber...