Out this week (Thursday 11th September), in the UK only, is issue #16 of Titan’s pulse-pounding, knee-trembling, trouser-shattering (apologies to Nick Roche) Transformers comic (though look out for IDW’s series Saga of the All Spark too, as that reprints/repackages the UK strips for the US market), which features an all-new UK originated strip — ‘Dark Spark,’ written by me and drawn by Jeremy Tiongson (colour by Jason Cardy). If you’ve been following the ‘Twilight’s Last Gleaming’/’Aftermath’ storyline you’ll know we’re knee-deep in the alternate Transformers movie universe by now, rolling out and onwards from a not-so-happy ending to 2007’s big screen opus. Well, in ‘Aftermath,’ a precious fragment of the All Spark was recovered by Skyblast and it’s now in the hands of Autobot medic Ratchet, who’s busy weighing up the pros and cons of some fairly drastic action regarding that very fragment. Sure, it might give them a much needed edge in the ongoing battle against Starscream’s Decepticons, but how high a price might they have to pay for victory? The All Spark was well and truly corrupted by Megatron’s malign influence, and any Autobot given a new lease of life, may not be an ally for long. Get ready for the return (maybe happy, maybe not) of… Jazz! Yep, ‘Autobot’ Jazz is back, and the repercussions for, well, just about everyone, will be huge! And there’s more! More strip (Beast Wars: The Ascending, Megatron: Origin), more features, more competitions, more news and previews of the October debuting UK-exclusive Transformers Animated comic and a fantastic FREE Rotor Blaze Battle Launcher. Phew!

5 Responses to TF-UK A-GO-GO #16

  1. Charles RB says:

    Not that satisfied with the Jazz stuff, to be honest – he turns dodgy far too quickly and then things seem to get sorted abruptly. (On reflection, I like Ratchet’s way of getting out of the trap though, that’s clever) It’s a pity, because the first half – Earth dying and the Autobots on the brink – is great stuff.

    Also the Elphaorca profile has pictures of Torca – let’s say it’s Ravage doing a disinformation campaign!

  2. Hooper says:

    Hey, a quick question – in the various “Twilight’s Last Gleaming”-universe tales, a lot of the action takes place in and around Savannah, GA. Any particular reason why you picked that town? Just wondering, as I spent many a fun summer day there when I was younger, and it’s kind of surreal to see it show up in a TF story.

  3. Nice. It’s a shame that Titan’s online subscription service doesn’t work, and that the Customer Support team don’t reply, other than eventually sending out a template email with the exact same response.

    Oh well, I’ll stick to buying it from the shops

  4. Aesir says:

    I loved the issue this month, the artwork keeps changing every month though, so that’s confusing…but nether-the-less lol
    I like the Jazz story, and hope it gets fleshed out loads in the upcoming issues

  5. Aesir says:

    I loved this issue, including Jazz’s current ambiguous alliegence
    Keep up the great work

    PS where did the idea for a ‘dark jazz’ come from?

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