Battle for Cybertron
The origin of the Autobots and Decepticons arrival on Earth, where they meet the humans Sparkplug and Spike.
- This story was released as an audiobook.
- This book features Autobot Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Hound, Jazz, Optimus Prime and Prowl mentioned by name, while numerous others are seen in illustrations.
- The Decepticon Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream are mentioned by name, while numerous others are seen in illustrations.
- The Ark is mentioned by name as the Autobot ship's computer, and it even speaks several times.
- The cover illustration has Optimus Prime riding the surface of the Ark in space, as the Autobots are followed by the Nemesis.
- According to the illustrator Earl Norem, he was chosen for the job because of the expressive way he could draw Conan and super heroes. Optimus Prime was depicted with a visible mouth, instead of having a face plate him. This was done to help depict emotion.
- Siegel, Scott (1984). Battle for Cybertron. Marvel Books. ISBN 0871350165.