Titan Transformers UK issue 4.8, May 2012.
"15 minutes of fame"
Hi all !
first an explanation.
The last entry I did was on FRIDAY, APRIL 06, 2012(search for it) dealing with Titan Transformers UK issue 4.7 and normally I would do the next one about one month later but it took a little time to get the next issue until one day I saw: Heyyy the new issue ! 4.9 ! hey ? What was the last one I got ?
After a speedy check I found out that I never recieved issue 4.8.
So, I emailed the good and helpfull folks at Titan and they have a good service I must say, however they weren't able to supply me with a replacement issue. As compensation they kindly extended my subscription by one issue. As I said, Excellent service !
But I still did not have the issue.
On to the interwebs! Luckily there is Ebay and steveh974 provided me with the issue. I thank him for the issue!
Now let's go to the Issue!
Page 00: cover consist of PRIME art of well...Optimus Prime! Free toy is a "Ballistic Blaster!" finally a proper weapon !
Page 02-03: Index Page.
Page 04-05: The Wheeljack Lowdown Profile Page.
Page 06: Titan Magazines -get 2 transformers with subscription- offer advert.
Page 07-10: Part one of the the strip begins.
"The Mind Trap!"
Script: Chris Cooper
Art: Horacio Domingues
Colours: Nestor Pereya
Optimus is trapped by Knock Out and his mind switched to a human body! Meanwhile Knock Out orders the Vehicons to throw his body in the crusher and Optimus attempts to make contact with the human host mind and starts to fight back ! .....to be continued on page 22
Page 11: StarWars Clone Wars Magazine advert
Page 12-13: Part 8 of the PRIME episode guide, reviewing Con Job. Also a micro quiz.
Page 14-15: EPIC TRANSFORMERS QUIZ! some questions I didn't even know!
Page 16-17: Prime Poster featuring Ratchet and Bulkhead, according to the tfwiki by Augusto Barranco and Jose Lopez. Originally the cover of IDW Publishing's Transformers: Prime #2.
Page 18: Mind Trap MAZE.
Page 19: Back issue order page.
Page 20-21:Starscream's Stumpers Puzzle page.
Page 22: Win Transformers BotShots figures competition.
Page 23-26: Part 2 of the strip!
The Autobots Join the fight to try and save Optimus's body not knowing that his mind was transferred to the human Lin-Che. Bulkhead and Arcee are overpowered and Lin-Che decides that the only chance is to force a mindreverse. He succeeds and Optimus kicks Knock Out's butt! After the battle Optimus drives Lin -Che home to his family.
Page 27-29: The letterpages, hosted by Megamouth Megatron(HAIL!) (PRIME version) with a little help from Arcee (also PRIME version) With a letter from ME !.
Page 26: Starscream's Stumpers! Arms Race. Match Weapon to description.
Page 27: Spot the difference and Fighting talk
Page 30: Ratchet's Joke Page !
Page 31: Next issue blurb which looks like an Bumblebee centric cover.
Page 32: Titan Hot Wheels magazine -advert
Good Comic strip scriptwise, art a lillte below standard but simple and fun! Getting your letter printed is Very very cool!
score: 8.5 out of 10 (allright you've caught me, because of the letter.... ;) )