Shockwave attacks an oilrig belonging to billionaire industrialist G B Blackrock. The canny businessman activates his perimeter defences and his small army of handy hovercopters but it is to no avail. In the heat of the fray Josie Beller, the computer whiz kid who helped design the rig, is paralysed after a major electrical malfunction. Meanwhile at the Ark Optimus Prime asks for Buster’s help and instructs the human to put two wires to his head. The resulting electrical surge almost fries Buster’s brains and renders him unconscious…

Roadhandler appears on a chat show hosted by the human reporter he met in the previous story. On the show Roadhandler is challenged to a wrestling match by one Jake

A severely concussed Buster crawls his way out of the Ark and back to Ratchet. Megatron has regained enough of his power to break free and he attacks Shockwave. The two steel titans clash in the middle of a high school football stadium, but Megatron is not at full power and is bested by Shockwave with relative ease. Shockwave drags the former ‘con leader back to the Ark and parades him in front of the ranks of the Decepticons as an example of the fate that befalls any who oppose him.

Megatron and his Decepticons are on the moon, searching for Mini-Cons there. Jetfire sends Smokescreen and Scavenger from Cybertron to deal with them. Meanwhile, Autobase Earth sends a probe which beams all the Mini-Cons to safety.

Prime is initially unwilling to fight the Matrix-fuelled creation. However, he soon realises what is at stake and with Nightbeat

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