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Tales from the Beast Wars: Transformers: Critical Mass #1

That Furmanite is about to give Packrat the worst case of indigestion he's ever had!
"Ground Zero"
Publisher 3H
Date published July 18, 1997 (BotCon 1997)
Cover date July
Writer Simon Furman
Artist Andy Wildman
Art assistant Stephen Baskerville
Lettering Starkings and Comicraft
Continuity 3H continuity

A Maximal and a Predacon learn a valuable life lesson.


Fractyl has created a new device, energon armor, using an element called furmanite. Blackarachnia urges him to finish the project (so she can use the results to conquer the Predacons). Packrat eagerly spies on their activities, coveting the new armor.

The initial test is a success, but when Blackarachnia asks Inferno for the pure energon sample, she finds that the ant is distracted. Inferno has discovered Packrat, and he drops the pure energon crystal. This sample reacts with the furmanite that Fractyl dropped, causing a massive explosion. Fractyl deduces that furmanite must be anti-energon, and that if his device comes near any larger deposits of energon, the world could be at stake.

Of course, Packrat has taken off with the orb-shaped energon armor and is heading straight toward the energon-rich badlands. Packrat feels this device will solve his problems of being unappreciated by his group.

Meanwhile, Cheetor, Rhinox, and Airazor enjoy the sounds of nature—until they come across Packrat battling Inferno, that is. Packrat has gone mad with power, blasting Inferno into pieces. Fractyl arrives, warning of the dangers of his new device. Rhinox tries to talk Packrat down, but Fractyl takes a forceful approach. Packrat knocks him down but surrenders the device.

Airazor spots Megatron and Blackarachnia approaching. A despondent Fractyl resigns himself to his fate. However, Fractyl's good-heartedness in saving the Maximals from his device has inspired Packrat, and he gives Fractyl an idea.

As Megatron catches up, he sees Fractyl shooting at the fleeing Maximals and is pleased. Packrat's plan to make Fractyl look good to his superior works, and Rhinox is pleased with Packrat's attitude turnaround.

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Maximals Predacons

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City of Heroes

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Critical Mass



Critical Mass belongs to the Rogue Isles Villains. He can be found during the Safeguard Missions in Founders' Falls and Peregrine Island, where he will try to rob the bank. Besides, a villain group may be trying to take him out of the jail during these missions as well. It is possible to find him twice in the same mission, first at bank and then in the jail.


A giant of a man, Critical Mass likes to take on his opponents in close combat. He dons a heavy suit of armor and unleashes a torrent of energy with every strike.


During the Peregrine Island Safeguard mission:

During the Bank heist:

Robbing the bank: Them heroes covered Founders Falls well, but they won't expect us here!

See Also

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