Paul's Web Space: Transformers: Book Guide: Big Looker Story Books

Big Looker Story Books

 

Battle for Cybertron

Author: Scott Siegel
Artist: Earl Norem

The Heroic Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hound, Jazz, Prowl, Cliffjumper, Wheeljack, Huffer, Brawn, Sideswipe, Prowl, Ratchet, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Gears, Bluestreak
The Evil Decepticons: Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Rumble, Frenzy

The Great Car Rally

Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Artist: Earl Norem

The Heroic Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Mirage, Cliffjumper, Hound, Huffer, Ratchet
The Evil Decepticons: Megatron, Soundwave, Rumble, Skywarp, Thundercracker,

Continuity: Rumble appears and is Red and Black. This story depicts Optimus Prime with a nose and mouth rather than his famous mouthplate.

The Story of Wheelie, The Wild Boy of Quintesson

Author: Screenplay by Ron Friedman; Written by Sonia Black Woods
Artist: Earl Norem

The Heroic Autobots: Wheelie, Hot Rod, Kup, Arcee, Grimlock, Sludge, Slag, Swoop
The Evil Decepticons: None, instead it's the evil unnamed masses of the Quintessons and Sharkticons

Continuity: Just like in the movie Snarl is missing! The back story of Wheelie on Quintesson can be considered consistent with the events of the movie. Of course all the parts of the Autobots, though based on the movie events are obivously different. For one thing Quintesson is depicted as a jungle covered planet, not the metallic world shown in the movie.

Comments: A story book all about Wheelie! Rather amazing. Wheelie is more stylised, with a lightsabre and a necklace of Sharkticon teeth and dirty metal. Arcee is given flesh coloured parts which make her look like very odd cyborg.

Car Show Blow Up

Author: Dana Rosenfeld
Artist: Earl Norem

The Heroic Autobots: Ultra Magnus, Hot Rod, Kup, Hoist, Tracks, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Windcharger, Beachcomber, Sunstreaker, Snarl
The Evil Decepticons: Galvatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Rumble [he's red and black so some might consider it to be Frenzy; he is not named and only appears in the art], Skywarp [he appears in the art but his actions are ascribed to Starscream], Thundercracker

Insecticon Attack!

Author: Dana Rosenfeld
Artist: John Speirs

The Heroic Autobots: Grapple, Beachcomber, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hoist, Powerglide, Sideswipe, Jazz, Prowl, Windcharger, Mirage, Hound
The Evil Decepticons: Megatron, Bombshell, Kickback, Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Shockwave, Frenzy [He's blue so some might consider it to be Rumble; he is not named and only appears in the art]

Decepticon Hijack

Author: Regina Weyn
Artist: John Speirs

The Heroic Autobots: Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Huffer, Sunstreaker, Red Alert, Bumblebee, Prowl, Mirage, Swoop, Inferno, Shooting Star [The Autobot's Sky Spy is described as a "he" and given a personality]
The Evil Decepticons: Megatron, Blitzwing, Long Haul, Bombshell, Ravage, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw

Continuity: This story takes place just after a large battle at the Autobot base during which Bluestreak, Sideswipe, and Trailbreaker were injured. The Dinobots were also seriously injured.

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