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Transformers UK

Official Name
Transformers UK


First appearance

Transformers (UK) #1



Publication History

The events of Earth-120185 occurred in the Marvel UK publications based on commercially licensed properties created by Hasbro Toys. Notably, the Transformers and Action Force (The UK version of G.I. Joe. The stories themself were expansions of the Marvel US titles of the same commercial characters.

The Transformers ran for 332 issues, and a number of annuals, which featured stories that were reprints of the US material, and original content which built on or expanded the US run of the title.

Action Force itself as a title that was totally separate from it's US counterpart G.I. Joe (although the G.I. Joe stories would be reprinted in the Action Force comic, additionally the Action Force stories would see reprinting in a US title called G.I. Joe: European Missions) After 50 weekly issues, it changed to a monthly format which was canceled after 15 issues, and soon only G.I. Joe reprints (re-branded under the Action Force title) found themselves printed in issues of the Transformers UK comic book.

Reality Distinction:

The reality encompassing the Marvel UK incarnation of the Transformers, Action Force and others. Notably, it is not the same reality featured in the Marvel US Transformers comic book series, but rather an expanded version of it. The first UK-originated story is printed in UK issue #9—this Earth's numerical designation is a reference to the date of publication of this issue, the 12th of January, 1985.

The US Comic book exists in Earth-91274, the series lasted 80 issues, and also ran one related three issue limited series based on the Headmasters characters. While the main plot was mostly the same (especially in later issues when writer Simon Furman from the Transformers UK title took over writing chores for the US book as well) there are some major deviations in terms of expanded histories and alternate takes of the characters including a very involved time-travel plot line that appeared in the UK series. Additionally, the US series further divorced itself from the UK continuity with the advent of Transformers: Generation 2 which was publication in the mid-90's following the attempted revival of the toy franchise.

Transformers in the Marvel Universe

Like many early comic books based on commercial properties (IE: Godzilla and Rom the Spaceknight) the Transformers were originally intended to exist in the Marvel Universe (Earth-616.) This became apparent when after three issues of the initial US run (Which was reprinted in the UK) featured a guest-appearance by Spider-Man, as well as appearances made by other Marvel Characters (notably Nick Fury who even made a comment about not wanting to fight Godzilla again in that very issue) the character Circuit Breaker would make an appearance in Secret Wars II #3.
This idea was later abandoned when it became apparent that to include the Transformers in the Marvel Universe would cause issues with both the Transformers title, and the other Marvel books (not to mention the rights issues that would later come up, like with ROM the Spaceknight.)

In 2008, the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Volume 1 (Hardcover), retconed the meeting between the Beyonder and Circuit Breaker in Secret Wars II #3 occurred on Earth-616 and that the Circuit Breaker he encountered originated in that reality and was separate from Earth-120185.

How Spider-Man, Nick Fury, and others from the Marvel Universe could have appeared in the Transformers universe is yet unexplained or speculative.

Points of Interest



Transformers, Action Force, Buster Wittwicky, Sparkplug Wittwicky, Spike Wittwicky, G.B. Blackrock, The Neo Knights, Unicron


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See Also

Links and References

Teletraan 1: The Transformers Wiki - For more information on the Transformers UK universe.


This article uses material from the "Earth-120185" article on the Marvel Database wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

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Within the multiverse of Marvel Comics, each iteration of Earth is given a numerical designation that serves to represent that universe. Earth-120185 is the universe in which the UK-published incarnation of the Transformers comic book series occurred. It is, at its core, largely similar to the Marvel US series, but with many additional events, and some divergences, most notably the story behind the reconstruction of the Autobot Bumblebee into Goldbug.

The essential difference between Earth-120185 and other universes in the Marvel Multiverse is that it became the battleground for the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. There are some elements that exist in some form (although not exactly the same form) across both Earth-120185 and the mainstream Marvel Universe (Earth-616), such as Spider-Man, Reed Richards, Nick Fury, Dum-Dum Dugan, (presumably) Godzilla, the Savage Land, U.S. 1 and Dazzler, but for unknown reasons, these beings did not factor into the later stages of the Transformers' war. Earth-120185 is also home to Action Force.

Per the original state of its timeline, the 21st century of Earth-120185 saw Unicron attack Cybertron in 2006. Following Unicron's defeat, the Galvatron of this era travelled back in time to 1987 and remained there for two years, ultimately resulting in a rift in the fabric of space and time that destabilised the universe. Although this rift was eventually sealed, Earth-120185's timeline was left permanently altered, its future warped into a dark shadow of its former self and diverged off from the primary timeline, becoming an alternate universe of its own.

It is unclear whether or not the adventures of the Autobot Earthforce take place on Earth-120185, or a further divergent Earth.


Earth-120185 was given its name in the 2006 edition of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, in the profile for Death's Head. It derives its name from January 12th 1985, the publication date of "Man of Iron!", Part 1, the first UK-originated comic. It is a common method to numerically classify universes of the Marvel Multiverse by dates like these - therefore we might theorise the universe depicted in the Marvel US comics to be Earth-984. However, Marvel Database calls it Earth-Transformers.

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This article uses material from the "Earth-120185" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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