During the Great War on CYBERTRON, one of the AUTOBOTS’ fallen heroes was OPTIMUS PRIME’s best friend—IRONHIDE. Now, with CYBERTRON and IRONHIDE both fallen, their fates become intertwined in unexpected ways. IRONHIDE presents the tale of a hero’s return that may bring new hope to their home planet.
Transformers – Ironhide 01：
During the Great War on Cybertron, one of the Autobots’ fallen heroes was Optimus Prime’s best friend—IRONHIDE. What does that have to do with the fate of the planet today? Find out in this all-new miniseries by TRANSFORMERS writer Mike Costa and the phenomenal Casey Coller. You didn’t really think his death was just some stunt with no ramifications, did you?
The story begins 4 million years ago on Cybertron. The Autobots are battling the Decepticons. In the battle, Optimus heads off to flank the Decepticons to keep them from delivering a shipment of energon. On the way, he is ambushed by Soundwave and Rumble but Ironhide comes to his aid. Optimus then ambushes the Decepticons with the energon shipment and with Ironhide’s help, he manages to apprehend them by threatening to blow up the shipment even if it destroys 4 city blocks. Later, the Autobots are celebrating their victory and Optimus is praised for bringing the 5 Decepticons in without any fighting and he says it’s because he has good Autobots with him. Prowl asks Optimus if he’s going to give them a speech and he declines saying that it’s a night for the Autobots to relax and let off some steam. Kup insists Prime talk to them, but Prime says he’s a soldier and isn’t that good with words – especially since he’d had too many at Maccadam’s. Ironhide agrees with Optimus saying that there’s no reason to mess with a party when they already know how good Optimus is at taking down Decepticons. Kup still insists he does saying that he’s a Prime and he has to start seeing things past the tactical. Prime says he does see them and he also believes that the war is going to last a very long time because what they’re fighting is a philosophy – an idea and so it can’t be beaten. Ironhide asks if he means they can’t win and Prime responds by saying that an idea can’t be defeated but it can be changed but he doesn’t know what it takes to do that yet and until he or someone else figures out how to they’re just going to have to keep winning battles. As they go back to the party, Ironhide says that Prime is the finest soldier he’s ever seen and he loves him but doesn’t understand him. Kup sympathizes with Ironhide. As Ironhide joins back in the party, he notices a certain Autobot and asks Silverstreak if he’s seen him before. Silverstreak replies saying he has but doesn’t remember his name. Ironhide has a bad feeling about him but Silverstreak, like most other Autobots, is drunk out of his mind and isn’t really concerned. Ironhide however, realizes that he’s looking at Prime’s back and sees he’s about to grab his gun and then the mysterious bot yells, “Death to Autobots!” and fires at Prime, but Ironhide manages to get in the way and takes the blast for him. Then in the modern day, Ironhide then wakes up in shock and finds himself in a dark room and starts thanking the Autobots for patching him up but doesn’t find anyone else there with him. As he continues to search, he realizes that he’s on Cybertron alone…
Transformers – Ironhide 02：
Stranded on modern-day Cybertron, Ironhide discovers he’s the only functioning life-form on the planet. Oh, except for the Swarm. Writer Mike Costa continues to put the fallen (now resurrected?!) Autobot through some strange paces, with stunning art by Casey Coller.
Ironhide finds himself at the racetracks of Cybertron which were famous long ago. As he stands there, he has memories of how the announcers said that all sentient life in the universe would focus on the races when they came on no matter what. Ironhide feels that everything other than himself is dead as he tries to open a door which has no power left. He then has a flashback from long ago when he worked as security for the racetrack in which Drag Strip was a racer entering the tracks and a bot tried to kill him but Ironhide stopped and arrested the bot. As the bot was arrested he told Ironhide that bots like him will be the cause of them losing everything. Then his boss came over and asked what was going on and Ironhide explained and also said that the bot was saying something about how he’d wake up one day and he and his boss laughed at this. Then it’s back in the modern day and Ironhide is shocked by everything he sees. He describes the place like it was hit by a bomb and notices that radiation levels are also very high. He then starts feeling as though he’s going crazy because he’s talking to himself when he suddenly hears something moving and gains hope that there’s someone else there. However, as he goes to where he heard the sounds coming from he finds nothing and really starts to doubt his sanity when all of a sudden he’s attacked by a creature. He kills it but then gets attacked by another creature which he also kills while saying that this isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. He then transforms and drives away thinking to himself that someone else other than monsters and that everything can’t just be dead when he crashes. He suddenly finds himself in a room with Ratchet and Wheeljack hovering above him telling him to get up. He’s glad to see them and asks where everyone is and they say that they’re at his funeral. He says that that can’t be true because he’s not dead when he suddenly sees the bot who he had arrested long ago at the racetrack half destroyed and the bot tells him that Prime isn’t happy because he let the Stunticons get away. Ironhide says that he wasn’t working for Prime at the time and then the bot tells him they’re more dangerous now and he’s lost his old job and no one recognizes him anymore. Ironhide then cries out that it can’t be that no one recognizes him because he’d take a laser blast for any of his fellow bots and Prowl tells him that that’s just stupid and it was a mistake and he ruined everything. Then Wheeljack appears and tells him that he also fixed everything. Ironhide is confused by this and then Wheeljack starts to get louder and louder and starts telling him that he must come now. Ironhide then wakes up and finds a bot standing in front of him telling him that he must come now and nothing else. He then transforms and follows the bot since there doesn’t seem to be anything else to do. The bot just tells him to follow it and he just starts talking saying how he’s glad that the bot isn’t a monster and the place has changed a lot. He then tells the bot that he’s just going to keep talking if it’s alright with him because there’s no one else there when they arrive at a part of Cybertron which is filled with lights and appears as though it may actually have living beings within.
Transformers – Ironhide 03：
He’s been stranded on a deserted Cybertron, but IRONHIDE is about to meet the only two other functioning AUTOBOTS on the planet. One is an old friend in dire need of help, and the other is a legendary character making his IDW debut. Mike Costa and Casey Coller reveal why exactly IRONHIDE-and his death-were so important to the future of Cybertron.
Transformers – Ironhide 04：
Filled with destiny, purpose, and seven million years of DECEPTICON-whuppin’ to catch up on, IRONHIDE goes out to meet the Swarm in an epic final confrontation. Casey Coller and Mike Costa deliver what is far and away the most action-packed issue of their careers, and the fate of CYBERTRON is changed forever.
出版社：IDW｜作者：Mike Costa｜插图：Casey W. Coller｜出版日期：2010｜格式：jpg｜册数：4v｜页数：101p｜尺寸：1280×1970px｜大小：70m｜语种：英文