This time around it’s the turn of ‘Aftermath’ parts 1 & 2, the story that follows on directly from the epic ‘Twilight’s Last Gleaming’ arc. The fallout (literally!) from the Decepticon occupation of North America sets in motion multiple chains of events that will play out over the coming year, all of which will have massive repercussions for both humankind and the Autobots. As spoiler-free as possible, but beware, there are teases galore. If you simply don’t want to know, stop reading now!! Okay, even with the Autobots and their human allies having broken the Decepticon stranglehold on the planet, the Decepticon threat is far from over. And there’s something else for the Autobots deal with: the wider human backlash! As Optimus Prime puts it: “We brought this war here in the first place. Autobot, Decepticon — do you honestly believe the battered, bloodied inhabitants of Earth will make that distinction?”. And it’s not just Earth’s populace who are experiencing post-occupation traumas, the planet itself is not in good shape at all. Megatron’s best efforts (via the All Spark) to transform the planet into ‘new’ Cybertron may have been truncated but for planet Earth it may all be too little, too late! And if you’re even wondering if the Decepticons will take advantage of all this chaotic flux… then you must be a total newcomer to Transformers. Of course they do, but not perhaps as you might suspect. ‘Aftermath’ features in issues #14 and 15 of Titan’s Transformers comic/magazine, out in July/August 08 respectively. Don’t miss it. The TF-UK alternate movie universe is building and building!
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