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Title:         Trial by Fire!
Issue:         38
Released:      March 1988
Pages:         22

Writer:        Bob Budiansky
Penciler:      José Delbo
Inker:         Dave Hunt
Letterer:      Bill Oakley
Colorist:      Nel Yomtov
Editor:        Don Daley
EditorInChief: Tom DeFalco

After receiving the Autobot distress call sent in issue 37, the Headmasters arrive on earth, along with a newly reconstructed Fortress Maximus. Upon entering the Ark, they encounter Buster Witwicky's brother Spike who has found Goldbug's brain module while searching for his lost brother.
Soon the Decepticon headmasters arrive at the Autobot base, leading to a fierce battle between Fortress Maximus and Scorponok inside the volcano.

"Those guys aren't the Autobots! They don't even look as nice as the Autobots.. and the Autobots didn't exactly remind me of Santa Claus." - Spike


  • The events in this issue occur after (and are heavily based on) the 4-issue Headmasters series. Hence the specials should be read before this one for continuity's sake.

Disclaimer: This is neither autonoded nor a cut'n'paste writeup. My only source material are the original comics.

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