Comic Book Legends Revealed #541

COMIC LEGEND: Marvel had an alternate ending for Transformers #4 in case the series didn't get picked up as an ongoing.

STATUS: I'm Going With False

As many 1980s comic book readers know, Marvel's adaptation of the Transformers began as a mini-series...

but then just kept going with issue #5 onwards.

Here's how #4 ended...

There has long been a rumor that an alternate ending for the issue was prepared in case the book ended with #4. In fact, such an ending was used in Britain for a reprinting of the storyline...

However, there doesn't seem to be any real evidence that this was ever intended for U.S. publication, and it instead seems like it was a case of the UK publishers just condensing the storyline (they removed all mention of Shockwave) to make the story shorter. I do not believe that this is a legitimate alternate ending. But I'd love to hear from our Transformers aficionados out there to see if people have a different take on this one. But for now, I'm going with false.

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