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Title: The Last Stand
Released: March 1985
Writer: Jim Salicrup
Pencils: Frank Springer
Inks: Akin & Garvey
Letters: John Workman
Colors: Nel Yomtov
Editor: Bob Budiansky
EditorInChief: Jim Shooter
#4 In a Four Issue Limited Series
The Autobots' Last Stand!
Sparkplug suffers a stoke and has to be taken to a hospital by Buster and Ratchet, leaving the Autobots without the ability to use Earth fuel. Meanwhile, the U.S. military attempts to strike the Decepticon base unsuccessfully.
Huffer informs Optimus Prime of a discovery from the Ark's memory banks. It's about a fight between Autobot Dinobots and the Decepticon Shockwave 4 million years ago, the result of which is left unknown.
5 members of the Autobots have to transfer the energy of their allies to themselves in order to gain sufficient power for defense. The Decepticons then launch a full-on attack against their outnumbered enemies. The cliffhanger ending is best left mentioned here. Read the comic instead. :)
"This may be my last gambit against the Decepticons!" - Optimus Prime
Disclaimer: This is neither autonoded nor a cut'n'paste writeup. My only source material are the original comics.