www.cbr.com

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.

Okay, that's it for this week!

Thanks to the Grand Comics Database for this week's covers! And thanks to Brandon Hanvey for the Comic Book Legends Revealed logo!

Feel free (heck, I implore you!) to write in with your suggestions for future installments! My e-mail address is cronb01@aol.com. And my Twitter feed is http://twitter.com/brian_cronin, so you can ask me legends there, as well!

Here's my newest book, Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? The cover is by Kevin Hopgood (the fellow who designed War Machine's armor).

If you want to order a copy, ordering it here

gives me a referral fee.

Follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter and on Facebook (also, feel free to share Comic Book Legends Revealed on our Facebook page!). Not only will you get updates when new blog posts show up on both Twitter and Facebook, but you'll get original content from me, as well!

Here's my book of Comic Book Legends (130 legends - half of them are re-worked classic legends I've featured on the blog and half of them are legends never published on the blog!).

The cover is by artist Mickey Duzyj. He did a great job on it...(click to enlarge)...

If you'd like to order it, you can use the following code if you'd like to send me a bit of a referral fee...

See you all next week!

James Bond 007 #10

More in Comics