This collection of Marvel Comics' 1980s Transformers series begins with one of the worst Transformers stories ever published, issue #25, "Gone But Not Forgotten!" The less said about this tale of Shockwave manuvering to overthrow a suddenly quite insane Megatron the better. Just junk. The following issue introduces the fan non-favorite, The Mechanic, who makes a return appearance in issue #28. A pity, as one of the better stories of the period, #27's "King of the Hill!", is sandwiched in-between these issues. However, the character growth of Grimlock in this story of the Dinobots verses Trypticon is completely tossed out in subsequent issues, starting with the very next one. The two-parter which concludes this volume, introducing the Decepticon triple-changers, the Throttlebots, and the Transformers plague known as Scraplets, is actually a pretty good tale. But, while the Marvel US series would eventually reach new heights with the arrival of UK writer Simon Furman, and later artists Geoff Senior, Andy Wildman, and Stephen Baskerville, this volume (along with the 24th issue, reprinted in volume 4), signals the beginning of a severe decline in this series, which would continue, and worsen, for a good thirty issues. The stories in this volume are of some interest, particularly the better issues, but the low quality of the worst of them prevents me from giving a rating higher than two (possibly two and a half) stars to this collection.