on December 25, 2003
"Target: 2006" is the story arc that fully propelled the UK Transformer comics into the limelight; talk to any Transformer fan, and they'll probably tell you that the UK stories were vastly superior to the US comics at the time. "Target: 2006" is a testimony to this.
The story is quiet different from the US staple, and introduced many characters that the US readers never got to meet: Ultra Magnus, Springer, and the Wreckers, just to name a few.
Basically, Galvatron goes back in time to create a machine of mass destruction and then use it against Unicron in the past; from there, Galvatron will be free of Unicron's influence, and can rule the Decepticons without his interference.
Highlights of the storyline include the fight between Galvatron and Megatron, the introduction of Ultra Magnus, and Starscream's betrayal of both Megatron and Galvatron.
The art is very accurate to the toys, except when it comes to Ironhide, Ratchet, and Bumblebee, who are all drawn to reflect their cartoon versions.
This book is great for both young and old Transformer fans.
on October 3, 2003
This book collects the opening story of the UK comic's long-running Galvatron saga, which came to an end with the last issues of the US comic.
This is a companion piece to Transformers: The Movie, as the plot interweaves with that of the film. Here, Galvatron jumps back to 1985 in order to improve his situation in the future, with disasterous results.
Simon Furman, well into his stride as writer by the time of this plot, threw away the Transformers rulebook. By using the Movie characters, Furman was no longer shackled by the US comic continuity, and let loose. Hardly a page goes by without some shocking event, or an event that makes the fanboy in you sit back and go "that's cool!".
The art is spectacular, showing up the art of the US comics, and fully conveying the intensity of this storyline.
This is complex, mature and astonishingly well-executed stuff that you really shouldn't miss.
on May 17, 2003
This is a collection of the Target: 2006 Storyline of the UK Transformers comics. I enjoyed this graphic novel alot. Although, neither this or 'Fallen Angel' can ever be better than the last issue's of the US comic(by far my favorite). Pick this up if you have already read this US comics (if not get those first).
on May 1, 2003
This is the best Transformers comic book story ever told! Target 2006 was written by Simon Furman, with Art By Jeff Anderson, Will Simpson and Ron Smith! But the Best UK Transformers artwork is done by Geoff Senior! Ultra Magnus, Autobot Leader of 2006 travels back in time to 1986 stop Galvatron,Cyclonus, and Scourge from creating a weapon of distructive power that could destroy the Chaos-Bringer Unicron! These characters came from the epic saga of Transformers the Movie! on the back of the book it says "In Target 2006, Arch-Decepticon Leader Galvatron travels back in time to lay the foundations for the future destruction! With Optimus Prime missing, feared dead. Cybertrons greatest Hero, Ultra Magnus maybe Earth's last hope! These Books reprint Transformers UK #78-88! Highly Recommended!
on April 11, 2003
This collection is from the British Transformers comic and was published just before the TF movie was released. Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge have travelled back in time to the 1980's during the events in TF Movie to build a super weapon to destroy Unicron and free themselves from him. The time travel method they use rips 1980's Optimus Prime and several other Transformers out of the present, causing Ultra Magnus to journey from Cybertron to try to discover what has happened to the Matrix. On 1980's Cybertron itself an Autobot terrorist cell is planning a debilitating strike on the Decepticon government. This is, without doubt, one of the best TF stories ever written. The british team were at their peak during this era and you owe it to yourself to purchase this book.