Transformers/Back to the Future #1 (of 4)

As a fan of both 80s franchises since they first appeared, it’s great to see Transformers and Back to the Future combine during the 35th anniversary of the time travel movie series and a year after the 35th anniversary of the robots in disguise too!).

It’s been a year not short on Transformers crossovers either, with our Cybertronic characters also spending time in other famous 80s universes – meeting the Terminator and even My Little Pony in 2020.

The Back to the Future crossover sees the Decepticons clandestinely spying on humans and stumbling upon Marty’s first trip back in time at the Twin Pines Mall in Hill Valley. Naturally, the time travel technology proves to be of interest to their leader, the scheming Lord Megatron. The course of history – and the present day of 1985 – is about to be changed once more, only this time with Marty, Doc and some other famiiar faces from Hill Valley tangled up in the struggle between Autobots and Decepticons…

Transformers/Back to the Future #1 (of 4)

Writer Cavan Scott gives us some very familiar scenes with neat Cybertronian twists, before moving swiftly into uncharted territory and even introducing a new, Flux Capacitor-powered Autobot called Gigawatt (minor spoiler there, but then again he is on the cover and available as a toy, naturally). Artist Juan Samu does brilliantly with the Back to the Future movie characters as well as the Transformers with wonderfully cartoony renderings of many characters we know and love (and love to hate, too – yep, that’s you, Megatron and Biff!).

It’s as much fun as you’d expect – with the only problem being how short it feels, though of course it is only the first issue. It moves at a great pace, however, with quite an unpredictable new status quo in play by the end of the comic. No prizes for guessing who Biff ends up working for though, the swine.

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2 Comments »

  1. I didn’t know there was more Back to the Future content outside of the movies and that Telltale Games adaptation. These were some of my favorite movies when I was a kid, and they really hold up — I don’t really read comics at all but would be interesting to see what they’re like.

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